Waimanu Valley, Hawaii
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About Bold Earth!

BOLD EARTH CRAFTS INCREDIBLE, MEMORABLE SUMMERS THAT BUILD NEW SKILLS AND CONNECTIONS

If you have yet to plan an epic summer travel adventure.
If you aren’t sure if you have what it takes but want to explore the world boldly.
If you’re distracted by technology and eager to connect with others and this Earth.

Then Bold Earth Adventure Camps understands and has a plan:

Through small adventure teams of 13 great participants and 2 professional trip leaders, Bold Earth provides
safe, fun, confidence-boosting, unplugged teen travel trips. No experience required.


KEY ELEMENTS OF EVERY BOLD SUMMER

STRONG LEADERS + FRIENDSHIPS: Bold Earth’ers develop personal skills & make life-long connections

  • 17,000 alumni over 42 years  (from 50 states + 55 countries) We know and love our families!
  • 100+ relatable, professional Trip Leaders who love the Bold Earth community
  • Service projects and scholarships through every adventure

FUN:  Bold Earth’ers try new things & share the highs and lows of adventure travel in real time

  • Unique, inspiring experiences with a small team of balanced peer groups
  • High energy, exciting new adventures, teamwork-oriented challenges
  • Immersed in the moments and unplugged from distractions


INDEPENDENCE:  
Bold Earth’ers learn to face the world independently and broaden perspectives

       U.S. Adventures:

  • Incredible outdoor adventure, skill-building, exploration
  • Real-life road trips: community, camping, cooking + confidence!
  • Appreciation for America’s National Parks and natural beauty

      International Adventures:

  • Long-term local connections, top accommodations and experienced guides
  • Authentic cultural immersion, language learning, outdoor adventure
  • International travel to build on + confidence!

 

A BOLD HISTORY OF SUCCESS

In 1976, Bold Earth founder Abbott Wallis led 12 teens on an epic eight-week adventure from Florida to California and everywhere in between.

42 summers and more than 17,000 alumni later, our commitment to teen adventure travel is stronger than ever. At the heart of every one of Bold Earth’s 27 wilderness, service, language, and immersion trips is the same go-big attitude and passion for adventure that inspired our maiden voyage 42 years ago.

 

SIMPLE STEPS TO A BOLD EARTH SUMMER

Choose Your Adventure

  • Use our Trip Finder Tool or speak with an Adventure Advisor to narrow down your search.
  • We are available 7 days a week to help plan an unforgettable summer! Call us: 303-526-0806 or schedule a call below.

Complete Parent & Camper Interviews 

  • 10 mins + 10 questions 1) You and your family share your greatness with us. 2) We learn what a Bold summer looks like to you and ensure a perfect trip match.
  • Learn more about why we interview: Parent & Camper Interviews.

Submit Application + Deposit

  • The Bold Earth Enrollment Application may be filled out at any time. An Adventure Advisor will contact you once it’s been received!
  • An $800 deposit is required to confirm your space on a trip. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Spaces are limited.