The YMCA Outdoor Leadership Development program helps young people make bold strides toward competent selfhood. Through extraordinary wilderness experiences, we nurture multi-cultural leadership skills in youth 11–18 years old.
We offer expeditions that range from 6–22 days, including backpacking, rock climbing, fishing, yoga, art, and the kind of good-natured fun that leads to long-term friendships. You don’t have to have experience or outdoor gear, but you do need an open heart, an inquisitive mind, and a thirst for adventure.
Join us in exploring nature’s sprawling grandeur—we’ll teach you the leadership skills you need to thrive in the wild, as well as in high school, college, and beyond!