LEADING ADVENTURES SINCE 1976
Summer is your time to dream big, live large, and laugh even harder. Whether you’re hiking to see the sunrise, surfing in California, busting out moves during a backcountry dance party in Alaska, scuba diving among world-class coral reefs in Fiji, or speaking Spanish with vendors at a street market in Spain, Bold Earth is your passport for a summer of adventure, exploration, discovery, and unbelievable amounts of fun.
In 1976, Bold Earth owner and founder Abbott Wallis led 12 teens on an epic eight-week adventure from Florida to California and everywhere in between. 41 summers and more than 16,000 campers 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 41 years ago.
SMALL GROUPS + BIG ADVENTURE = BOLD EARTH
A summer with Bold Earth is all about friendship + adventure! With an average size of 13 campers, every Bold Earth group promises a team-oriented experience that is simultaneously diverse, inclusive, fun and bonded. Our small-group formula means you’ll start your trip alongside strangers and end it with 12 new best friends from every corner of the globe.
Bold Earth Campers come from all 50 U.S. states and over 55 countries. Their one similarity? Each teenager brings an open mind, a positive attitude, and a genuine curiosity about the world around them. Bold Earth campers range from seasoned globetrotters to first-time travelers. Regardless of your experience level, Bold Earth has a trip and a group for you! No experience is required!
Bold Earth Trip Leaders live for summer! Your leaders will be equal parts educators, explorers, and role models, whose sole motivation is guaranteeing an adventure filled with safety, friendship, challenge, fun and success. Learn more about what makes Bold Earth leaders the best in the business on our Leadership page.
ENROLLMENT IS EASY!
We want to hear from you! Matching awesome campers with the perfect summer trip is the Bold Earth mission and very important to us. We want to get to know every single Bold Earth family over the phone. Our fun and relaxed Camper and Parent Interviews are a great way for Bold Earth to get to know you, tell you what a Bold Earth summer is really like, and make sure we’re a perfect match. Our full-time office team loves talking to families — it’s why were here! We can’t wait to hear from you.
Already know what you want? If you’ve already decided on a trip, you can apply directly on the Bold Earth Enrollment Application, 24/7. Have your phone ready, though — a Bold Earth Trip Advisor will give your family a call once we receive your application!