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BOLD EARTH

TEEN ADVENTURES LEARNING THROUGH LEADERSHIP AND ADVENTURE SINCE 1976

A SUMMER WITH BOLD EARTH IS A POWERFUL TIME TO LIVE LARGE AND DREAM BIG.


Our mission is for each student to enjoy an independent summer of enthusiasm, leadership, respect,

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playfulness, trust, responsibility and accomplishment. Our guardianship role is to deliver safe, organized and inspirational teen adventure programs.


27 trips worldwide WITH OVER 14,000 ALUMNI

BOLD EARTH’S FOUNDATION IS TEAMWORK, LEADERSHIP, LEARNING, FRIENDSHIP AND TRUST...EVERYDAY.

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FROM ALL 50 U.S. STATES AND MORE THAN 55 COUNTRIES


Our Goal

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A summer with Bold Earth will deepen maturity, broaden perspective, enhance leadership abilities and send campers home saying “I was incredible!�


USA Trips B E

S T R O N G

- L U K A S : M O U N TA I N V I E W, C A

14-DAY ADRENALINE SPORT ADVENTURE In Colorado and Utah, experience three epic outdoor activities crammed into two adventure-packed weeks. • • • • • •

No Experience Required Mountain Bike: 4 Days on the Grand Mesa Backpack: Colorado’s Rocky Mountains Whitewater Raft: 3-Day Colorado River Trip Volunteer: Aspen Sustainable Ranch Intro to Adventure Travel Skills »» Community Service: 6 Hours

K AYAK CLIMB COLORADO

COLORADO CHALLENGE

COLORADO’S PREMIER ADVENTURE SPORTS

SKILLS + LEADERSHIP + OUTDOORS

Experience the rocks and rivers of Colorado on this two-week classic, one of Bold Earth’s oldest and most popular trips!

In the majestic backcountry of the Colorado Rockies, learn and perfect your outdoor skills!

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No Experience Required Whitewater Kayak: 5-Day Course Summit a 14,000-foot Peak Rock Climb: 3-Day Course Intro to Adventure & Camping Skills Bold Earth Trip Leaders’ #1 Pick »» Community Service: 6 Hours

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Three Wilderness Backpacks A-Z Backcountry Skills Course Summit a 14,000-foot Peak Gain Real Backcountry Hard Skills Lifetime Leadership Training Experience Colorado Like a Native Learn to Lead your own Backpacking Trip »» Community Service: 6 Hours

$3,088

$2,488

14 DAYS

14 DAYS

14 DAYS

JULY 1 - 14 JULY 16 - 29 JULY 31 - AUG 13

JULY 1 - 14 JULY 16 - 29 JULY 31 - AUG 13

JULY 1 - 14 JULY 16 - 29 JULY 31 - AUG 13

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$3,088

7 DAYS A WEEK: 303.526.0806

“ of the “one best summer camps ever.”

BIKE HIKE RAFT


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BOLD WEST

ULTIMATE ALASK A

ULTIMATE HAWAII

GRAND CANYON 15

THE BEST OF CALIFORNIA, UTAH & NEVADA

ALASKA ADVENTURE − COOL AS IT GETS

HAWAII & SUMMER − NEED WE SAY MORE?

ARIZONA, UTAH & NEVADA - EXTRAORDINARY

Dazzling cities, California beaches and epic National Parks...25 unforgettable days!

Leadership, friendship and high adventure in the land of the midnight sun!

Experience Aloha on the beaches and volcanoes of Hawaii on our most popular summer trip!

A Go-Big adventure of waterfalls, canyons, sunshine and service in the astounding American Southwest!

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Cities, Mountains, Deserts, Rivers & Oceans! Surf: Santa Cruz, California San Francisco: Alcatraz & Golden Gate Bridge Rock Climb: 2-Day Course Las Vegas: Cirque du Soleil Zion National Park: Trek & Swim Whitewater Raft: 2-Day Overnight Trip Yosemite & Sequoia National Parks »» Community Service: 6 Hours

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Sea Kayak: Seals & Whales in Resurrection Bay Whitewater Raft: Matanuska River Backpack: Into the Wild Ice Climb: 4-Day Glacier Course Backpack: Denali State Park Volunteer: Wildlife Refuge »» Community Service: 8 Hours

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Sail & Snorkel in the Pacific Blue Waters Surf School: 3-Day Course Marine Biology Project: 2-Day Course Polynesian Outrigger Canoeing Backpack: Waterfalls & Beaches Stand Up Paddle Board White, Black & Green Sand Beaches Volcanoes National Park »» Community Service: 20 Hours

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Circumnavigate a Natural Wonder of the World Rock Climb: 2-Day Course Zion National Park: Hike & Swim Volunteer: Grand Canyon Service Project Backpack: Havasu Canyon Waterfalls Leadership, Teamwork & Independence »» Community Service: 20 Hours

$4,888

$4,388

$4,788

$3,088

25 DAYS

23 DAYS

21 DAYS

15 DAYS

JULY 1 - 25 JULY 6 - 30 JULY 23 - AUG 16 JULY 14 - AUG 7

JUNE 30 - JULY 22 JULY 24 - AUG 15

JULY 1 - 21 JULY 7 - 27 JULY 23 - AUG 12

JULY 1 - 15 JULY 17 - 31 AUGUST 2 - 16


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COLORADO DISCOVERY

WILD COAST DISCOVERY

THE BEST OF COLORADO − FOR OUR YOUNGEST TEENS!

21-DAY MULTI-SPORT ADVENTURE (GRADES 7 & 8)

Bold Earth’s goal is to nourish a lifelong interest in outdoor adventure sports. Awesome, fun and no experience necessary. • • • • • • •

Fun Intro Camping Expedition (Grades 6 & 7) The Best of the Colorado Rockies! Mountain Bike: Crested Butte Rock Climb: 2-Day Course Backpack: S’mores & Adventure Team Building & Independence Whitewater Raft: 2 Days »» Community Service: 6 Hours

Big summer fun! Introductory adventure camp on the islands, mountains and rainforest of the Pacific Northwest! • • • • • • •

Ski & Snowboard: Mt. Hood Sea Kayak & Bike: Explore the San Juan Islands Backpack: Olympic Peninsula Rock Climb: 2-Day Course Backpack: Cascade Mountain Glacier Intro to Adventure & Camping Skills Challenges in Leadership & Independence »» Community Service: 6 Hours

$4,088

14 DAYS

21 DAYS

JULY 1 - 14 JULY 16 - 29 JULY 31 - AUG 13

JULY 1 - 21 JULY 24 - AUG 13 JULY 7 - 27

“ Earth was without a doubt “Bold the best summer of my life! I really feel like it changed me into a better person.” -HANNAH: ABINGDON, UK

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$2,888

F E A R L E S S


europe Trips B E

A D V E N T U R O U S

““It is hard for me to put into words how much I truly enjoyed every second of my trip.”

CIAO ITALY

GREEK ODYSSEY

ITALY − ITALY − ITALY!

14 DAYS OF GREEK MEDITERRANEAN PARADISE

Celebrate thousands of years of culture, history and food along Italy’s 4,722 miles of Mediterranean coastline.

From Mediterranean beaches to the Acropolis, Bold Earth explores the heart of Greek culture and spectacular natural beauty.

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Rome: Coliseum, Vatican City & More Florence: Duomo Markets & Ponte Vecchio Venice: Canals & Gondolas Amalfi Coast: Hiking & Beaches Mediterranean Sea: Swim & Beach Time Italian Cooking Class »» Community Service: 10 Hours

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Explore: Greek Isles Endless Beaches & Sun Visit Lefkada, Peloponnese & More Scuba Dive, Sea Kayak & Windsurf Hike, Canyoning & Whitewater Raft Athens: Museums & Markets »» Community Service: 10 Hours

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- J U L I A : L A R C H M O N T, N Y

$4,588

$4,988

14 DAYS

14 DAYS

JUNE 29 - 12 JULY 14 - 27 JULY 29 - AUG 11

JUNE 29 - 12 JULY 14 - 27 JULY 29 - AUG 11


BIKE AMSTERDAM PARIS

BOLD EUROPE

ULTIMATE ALPS

SPAIN ADVENTURE

BONJOUR FRANCE + HOLA SPAIN + CIAO ITALY

EUROPE’S BEST ADVENTURE SPORTS

¡ESPAÑA − VIVIR Y EXPLORAR!

THE BEST OF FRANCE, BELGIUM & HOLLAND

A carefully-crafted grand tour offered by Bold Earth for 20 years. The perfect combination of adventure sports and European culture.

Ultimate? YES! A non-stop European outdoor adventure in Switzerland and France. Explore your limits.

Live in Barcelona and enjoy the perfect 14-day combination of Spanish language, culture and outdoor adventure!

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Supported Road Biking: 10 days & 250 miles Carry only your water & lunch Amsterdam: Van Gogh & Anne Frank Paris: Louvre & Eiffel Tower Explore Ghent’s Castle of the Counts North Sea: Beach Time & Sun! »» Community Service: 6 Hours

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The Adventure Side of Europe Paris: Louvre & Eiffel Tower Barcelona: Mediterranean & Culture Florence, Rome, & Tuscany Monaco & The French Riviera Whitewater Raft & Rock Climb Active Travel: Bike, Hike, Swim & More »» Community Service: 6 Hours

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Adrenaline-Packed 14 Days Ski & Snowboard: 6 Days in the Alps Zermatt, Saas Fee & Les Deux Alpes Swiss & French Culture! Wakeboard & Waterski: Interlaken Canyoneer: Saas Fee, Switzerland Mountain Bike & Canyon Rappelling »» Community Service: 4 Hours

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Spanish School: 5 FUN Half-Days Home-stays: Barcelona (2 Students per Family) Visit Barcelona & Pyrenees Mountains Picasso & Gaudí Brilliance Mediterranean Sea: Snorkel & Kayak Pyrenees Mountains: Rafting & Canyoneering »» Community Service: 6 Hours

$6,788

$4,488

$4,188

14 DAYS

28 DAYS

14 DAYS

14 DAYS

JUNE 29 - JULY 12 JULY 14 - 27 JULY 29 - AUG 11

JUNE 29 - JULY 26 JULY 17 - AUG 13 JULY 5 - AUG 1

JUNE 29 - 12 JULY 14 - 27 JULY 29 - AUG 11

JUNE 28 - JULY 11 JULY 13 - 26 JULY 27 - AUG 9

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$3,888

7 DAYS A WEEK: 303.526.0806

Enjoy a fully-supported bike trip through Northern Europe’s most fascinating cities and countryside! No experience required.


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COSTA RICA ACTIVE 14

COSTA RICA SPANISH 14

COSTA RICA SERVICE 14

COSTA RICA CLASSIC 21

SUMMER, SURF, SERVICE & SUN

AUTHENTIC SPANISH IMMERSION

SERVICE + ADVENTURE = SUMMER IMPACT

LANGUAGE + SERVICE + ADVENTURE

14 days of action-packed adventure is the theme on our exploration of the culture, rivers, jungles, beaches and volcanoes of Costa Rica.

Live Spanish − nine half-day classes, with afternoons of outdoor adventure, culture and host families. A true immersion experience.

A carefully-planned, eye-opening opportunity to give back and explore this beautiful country.

Our most popular Costa Rica trip explores the natural beauty and culture of Costa Rica while expanding your Spanish language base.

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Sail, Surf & Snorkel Whitewater Raft: Pacuare River Mountain Bike & Horseback Ride Explore Volcanoes & Waterfalls Jungle Zip-line & Wildlife Pura Vida Culture »» Community Service: 15 Hours

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FUN Spanish Classes: 9 Days 1 teacher per 4 students Carefully Selected Host Families Sailing, Snorkeling, & Surfing Hot Springs, Waterfalls & Jungle Treks Jungle Zip-lines & Hike Howler Monkeys, Toucans, & Sloths »» Community Service: 8 Hours

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Life-Changing Experience in Costa Rica Sail, Snorkel & White Sand Beaches Jungle Zip-line & Wildlife Flamingo Beach: Paint Classrooms Help Build the Foundation of a House Rural Village Service Project »» Community Service: 40 Hours

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5 Half-Days of Spanish Language School Adventure Everyday! Sailing, Surfing & Snorkeling Whitewater Raft: Pacuare River Mountain Bike & Horseback Ride Carefully Selected Host Families Hot Springs, Waterfalls & Jungle Treks »» Community Service: 20 Hours

$3,388

$3,488

$3,288

$4,688

14 DAYS

14 DAYS

14 DAYS

21 DAYS

JULY 1 - 14 JULY 16 - 29 JULY 31 - AUG 13

JULY 5 - 18 JULY 20 - AUG 2

JULY 1 - 14 JULY 16 - 29 JULY 31 - AUG 13

JULY 1 - 21 JULY 23 - AUG 12


central & south america Trips

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person on the trip. ” - B RYCE: FA I R H AV EN, N J

PERU MACHU PICCHU

ADVENTURE + BIOLOGY + CULTURE + SERVICE

AUTHENTIC SOUTH AMERICAN ADVENTURE

Ecuador’s must-see Galapagos Islands, authentic community service and once-in-a-lifetime cultural experiences.

Machu Picchu, remote Incan villages, Amazon Rainforest, wildlife refuge and surfing - this trip has it all!

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Galapagos Islands: 11 Days Visit Charles Darwin Center & Equator Line Tortoise, Blue Foot Booby, Seals & More Surf, Snorkel, Sail & Kayak Organic Eco-Farm: 4 Days Quito: Community Service with Kids Home-stay: Andean Village »» Community Service: 40 Hours

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Machu Picchu: Hike Inca Trail Peru: Colorful & Warm Inca Culture Community Service: Work in Remote Village Amazon Rainforest: Hike & Adventure Amazon Service: Volunteer at Wildlife Refuge Lake Titicaca: Andean Culture & Service Surfing: 2-Day Surf School »» Community Service: 35 Hours

$5,488

$5,688

21 DAYS

21 DAYS

JULY 1 - 21 JULY 23 - AUG 12

JULY 1 - 21 JULY 23 - AUG 12

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““I bonded with every single

ECUADOR GALAPAGOS


EPIC AFRICA

CHINA’S BEST

THAILAND’S BEST

SAFARI + SERVICE + ADVENTURE = REAL AFRICA

CHINA: THE WORLD’S MOST INTERESTING COUNTRY

FRIENDLY, FANTASTIC AND TOTALLY FOREIGN

From the villages of Swaziland and the beaches of Mozambique, to the wildlife of South Africa − experience unmatched authentic Africa. Africa: Remote Villages & Authentic Culture Inspiring Community Service Safaris: 5+ with Abundant Wildlife Elephants, Lions, Giraffes & Zebras Soweto Township & Apartheid Museum Adventure: Surf, Snorkel & Sea Kayak Mozambique, Swaziland & South Africa »» Community Service: 40 Hours

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Explore an ancient civilization rapidly leaping into the future. Our two-week journey is filled with adventure, culture and exotic wonder. • • • • • • •

Beijing: Forbidden City & More Hong Kong: Harbor Cruise & More Great Wall: Overnight Trek Xi’an & Terracotta Warriors Rock Climb: In Beautiful Yangshou Chinese Cooking School Authentic Small Group Adventure »» Community Service: 8 Hours

Best? Visit exotic tribes, travel by elephant and enjoy spectacular beaches, plus, Bangkok’s glorious temples and amazing food. • • • • • • •

Bangkok: Temples & Markets Ethnic Hill Tribe Village Trek Lots of Pad Thai & Thai Cooking School Ride Elephants & Bamboo Raft Sea Kayak: Southern Thai Islands Snorkel: Amazing Coral Reefs Rock Climb: Railay Beach »» Community Service: 8 Hours

$5,688

$3,888

$3,588

21 DAYS

14 DAYS

14 DAYS

JULY 1 - 21 JULY 23 - AUG 12

JUNE 30 - JULY 13 JULY 15 - 28 JULY 30 - AUG 12

JUNE 30 - JULY 13 JULY 15 - 28 JULY 30 - AUG 12

africa Asia & pacific Trips

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a, & c

Action-packed and full of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities: Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef & Aboriginal culture!

• Scuba Dive: PADI Class for both Beginner & Advanced • Explore Sydney: Opera House & Harbor Cruise • Sydney Surf School • 4-Day Course: Dive the Great Barrier Reef • Live Aboard a Dive Boat! • Whitewater Raft: Barron River • Sea Kayak, Waterfall & Rainforest Treks • Kangaroos, Koalas & More »» Community Service: 6 Hours

FIJI DIVE SERVICE

SURF CALIFORNIA? YES!

Bold Earth ventures deep into Fiji’s 333 islands to experience remote villages, untouched coral reefs and white sand beaches.

Surf, service and sun make this adventure the quintessential California dream trip! • • • • • • • •

Surf Lessons: Santa Cruz & Stinson Beach Hike: The California Coast at Big Sur Sea Kayak: Monterey Bay Giant Redwood Trees & Wildlife Refuge World’s Best Beach Camping Beach Bonfires & S’mores San Francisco: GG Bridge & The Wharf! Visit Stanford University & UC Santa Cruz »» Community Service: 15 Hours

EXOTIC, AUTHENTIC, AWESOME

• Scuba Dive: PADI Class for both Beginner & Advanced • Live Aboard a 140-foot Yacht • Authentic Fijian Village & Culture • Visit a Dozen Islands • Snorkel & Major Beach Time • Surf: The Best of Fiji • Environmental & Cultural Service »» Community Service: 40 Hours

$4,688

$2,888

$6,088

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12 DAYS

21 DAYS

JUNE 30 - JULY 13 JULY 15 - 28 JULY 30 - AUG 12

JULY 1 - 12 JULY 14 - 25 JULY 27 - AUG 7 AUG 1 - 12

JUNE 30 - JULY 20 JULY 22 - AUG 11

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UK

DOWN-UNDER PADI DIVE ADVENTURE

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’

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nger as a person endent and self.”

AUSTRALIA’S BEST


Bold Earth’ s education, personal growth and appreciation of home.

small and carefully led trips deliver a transformative summer of

ABBOT T WALLIS - FOUNDE R

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I personally welcome your calls and emails. Every member of the Bold Earth team of 100+ inspirational trip leaders embraces the privilege of sharing the best possible summer with you!


TO ENROLL: 1. Call or Email 2. Check References 3. Reserve a Trip 4. Student & Parent Interview 5. Enroll Online

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F LY A S A G R O U P Our travel department will help you fly with other participants. Bold Earth leaders meet every student. Airfare is not included in the program price.

GROUP SUCCESS Small groups of 10-15 students, compatible in age, is our goal. Call our office for an interview before enrolling.

F O R C O M P L E T E D E TA I L S ON EACH OF OUR 27 TRIPS NO EXPERIENCE Bold Earth is open to active, enthusiastic teenagers in average or better physical & mental condition; we teach all necessary technical skills.

To ensure a unified group of students, Bold Earth campers are individually interviewed and two references are required. Bold Earth is NOT designed to correct behavior but to be a haven of fun, adventure, respect, trust and responsibility. The cultures and ecosystems Bold Earth visits should be respected and preserved.

Trips are designed to connect. Many students combine two trips to create a longer adventure. Our team will make sure your two trips are a seamless success.

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COMBINE TWO TRIPS


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