BOLD/GOLD is a wilderness experiential education program designed to develop multi-cultural leadership skills in young men and women through challenging outdoor activities.  Our 5-8 day backpacking, canoeing, climbing, and mountain biking courses will give you the leadership skills you need to thrive in high school, college and beyond!  A desire to have fun and challenge yourself in spirit, mind and body required! 

Participants in the BOLD/GOLD program do not need to have any prior experience in camping or canoeing. All that is needed is a desire to participate and an interest in trying something new.

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BOLD/GOLD Shared Vision Statement

To create a world where young people have the emotional intelligence, courage and compassion to be positive multi-cultural leaders in their communities.

The primary goal of BOLD/GOLD is to reduce and remove barriers for all youth and teens, regardless of experience, ethnicity or socio-economic status, to enjoy access to the outdoors through wilderness adventure, and to build leadership values and skills.

For more information, email ACogbill@ymcachattanooga.org or call (423) 805-3317.