Bold Earth 2021 Update

We share the disappointment of our families that we were unable to put our passion for creating bold outdoor adventures for teens into practice during summer 2020. It was a difficult decision but simply put, we travel to a wide variety of incredible destinations and our immersive programs could not be safely operated without sacrificing most of what makes our programs special and worthwhile.

Over the last 44 years, we have always held safety and quality as our top priorities. No one knows yet what summer 2021 will look like. We will operate for summer 2021 only if we can do it safely while providing true value to our students. We expect the coronavirus to still be around, but anticipate the emergence of a vaccine, and the help of readily available, accurate, inexpensive, and rapid testing. We anticipate that we will be able to operate adventures to many, though perhaps not all of our exciting summer destinations.

We do not want to over-promise. Rather than release a schedule now based on hope or best guesses, we have opted instead to wait until we have a clearer picture of what next summer may look like.

As of now, we are planning to release our 2021 summer schedule on our website by December 1, 2020. We will start small and expand our offerings only as we become certain of the viability of each of our many select destinations. We feel this conservative approach matches the responsibility we feel as temporary guardians for your children.

On another note, we sincerely appreciate the outpouring of support we have received from our loyal families. In a year without significant summer adventure, it warmed our hearts to hear the impact that Bold Earth has had in past summers on so many of our students and families. Thank you for the grace you continue to show us, we look forward to adventuring again soon. 


Josh Goldbach and John Dockendorf