How to Apply

Fill out Youth Leadership Adventures application:

Apply online or download paper application

Completed applications must be received by March 28, 2014.

Send to:

North Cascades Institute
Attn: Youth Leadership Adventures

810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
FAX: (360) 856-1934

You will receive a confirmation email within one week of your application being received.


1) March 28: Applications Due! (including reference forms and scholarship application, if applicable )

2) Early April: Interviews scheduled

3) April 23: Acceptance and scholarship status emailed

4)  April 25: Welcome Packets mailed

5)  May 15: $50 acceptance fee and medical paperwork due

6)  May 20 or 22: Family Orientation meetings in Sedro-Woolley or Seattle

7)  June 6: All remaining course fees due

Questions? Please see our FAQ page or contact North Cascades Institute at (360) 854-2599 or

Student Voices


This program allowed me to gain further knowledge about the world around me, and to clarify my ideas on humanity’s responsibility as stewards of the environment. A unique experience in the North Cascades National Park helped focus my values and goals, forever entwining environmental conservation and science into my life. I now know that it is these kinds of sacred natural places, here and around the world that I want to preserve through education of myself and others, advocation of my ideals, and a career path in a life science.

— Amelia Fitch, 2010 ParticipantAmeliaFitch

Field Guide to North Cascades Institute