Youth Leadership Adventures

Empowering the next generation of conservation leaders

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 2017 has closed.

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!

Why participate?

  • 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!

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.

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: