Give Big for Youth!

While working for North Cascades Institute, I have seen the power that experiential learning has on individuals of all ages, backgrounds and lived experiences. Facilitating these transformative learning experiences for young people has been life-changing for me.

I invite you to make these opportunities available for more young people by Giving BIG for Youth! 

 — Mia Munoz, Youth Leadership Adventures Assistant Coordinator

Three Ways to Give BIG


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    GiveBIG now and maximize your gift with matching funds* 
    *Special thanks to Darby Foundation, Drs. Sterling & Sandy Clarren, Andy Wickstrand, Cathy Wissink, Jodi Broughton, Bec Detrich and Saul Weisberg for challenge match funds



  • Submit your donation by sending it to:
    North Cascades Institute
    810 State Route 20
    Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

Why Give BIG

North Cascades Institute empowers learners of all ages and backgrounds to deepen their connection to the natural world and foster community. Please join us in supporting these connections—and have your gift matched 1:1. Your support will help:

  • High school students backpack and canoe-camp in the North Cascades while they form new connections, grow in leadership, and engage in conversation about climate change and solutions in Youth Leadership Adventures.







“This trip…had everything I wanted, from amazing views to creating never-forgetting bonds. It formed me into a better person. It had challenges, and that was a great way to grow. The fun is endless and bonds are forever.” 

—2021 YLA participant

  • 5th graders spend 3 days with their classmates in the heart of the North Cascades during Mountain School and discover how they are intricately connected within the web of all living things.






It was really rainy today, BUT we still had a lot of fun! I found a lobster mushroom and lots of other plants and life in the forest.

—2021 Mountain School student

We know that living through a global pandemic will have economic and emotional impacts on young people for years to come. COVID-19 has widened existing opportunity gaps that must be overcome. North Cascades Institute can be part of the solution with your help. Together, we can ensure that young people have safe and equitable access to outdoor spaces, and provide opportunities for them to heal, discover, reflect, learn, grow and thrive.