Youth Leadership Adventures
Empowering the next generation of conservation leaders
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Formerly known as Cascades Climate Challenge and North Cascades Wild, Youth Leadership Adventures are for motivated students ages 14-22 from Washington and Oregon who are ready for a fun, challenging summer adventure in the North Cascades.
Youth Leadership Adventures feature a range of summer opportunities for high school and college-aged students on our local public lands, as well as a fall Youth Leadership Conference, year-round mentorship and local stewardship opportunities. During summer expeditions, students canoe, camp, backpack and complete service projects while receiving hands-on training in outdoor leadership, field science, communication skills and public speaking.
This partnership program with North Cascades National Park and Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest connects youth to wild places while instilling a sense of responsibility and ownership so they can make a difference in their home communities. Participants will make new friends, gain confidence and leadership skills, enhance their resume and college applications, earn community service hours, and explore the North Cascades wilderness, all while having the best summer of their life!
Courses are designed for students who have no prior outdoor experience; all gear, food and transportation from the Seattle-area, Skagit and Whatcom counties are provided.,
The program includes:
July 4-11, July 18-25 and August 1-8 for students ages 14-16
August 1-15 for students ages 16-18
July 17-August 16 for students ages 18-22 who are alumni of North Cascades Wild, Cascades Climate Challenge or similar programs
Our 2013 Youth Leadership Adventures are complete -- thanks for a great year! Check back in February 2014 for information and applications on next year's YLA opportunities.
Questions? Please contact North Cascades Institute at (360) 854-2599 or firstname.lastname@example.org.