Youth Leadership Adventures
Youth Leadership Adventures are for motivated high school students who are ready for a fun and challenging summer adventure in the North Cascades! In partnership with North Cascades National Park and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, the program features a range of summer opportunities for high school students on local public lands, as well as a fall Youth Leadership Summit in Seattle, year-round mentorship and local stewardship opportunities.
the Application Process for youth leadership adventures is OPen!
If you are unable to complete the application online (preferred), download the print application and mail it to North Cascades Institute by March 27.
During summer expeditions, students canoe, backpack, camp and complete stewardship projects while receiving hands-on training in outdoor leadership, field science, communication skills, and public speaking. No experience necessary!
Read stories of how Youth Leadership Adventures transformed the lives of local students like Joseph, Indira, Kang Pu, JJ, Crystal and Bianca on our Youth Impacts page.
Choose your adventure:
|8-day trips for students grades 9-12
June 29-July 6 and August 8-15
|12-day trips for students grades 11-12
|Youth Leadership Summit, year-round mentorship and stewardship opportunities!|
- Canoeing and backpacking adventures in the North Cascades
- Make lifelong friends
- Develop leadership and communication skills
- Enhance your résumés and college applications
- Earn community service hours
- Explore the North Cascades wilderness
- Give back to your community
- Have the best summer of your life!
Questions? Contact North Cascades Institute at (360) 854-2579 or email email@example.com.
North Cascades Institute admits students and participants of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or marital status, age, sensory, physical or mental disability.