Bold Earth 2021 Update

Thank you for your patience and grace over the last year. After thorough planning and preparation, we are excited to announce that Bold Earth will again be operating with modifications for summer 2021.

While hoping for the best, we are planning for the worst. We know how badly teens need a break from quarantine and technology this summer. We are carefully re-designing our programs by building small groups of carefully screened and tested students who will be able to enjoy outdoor fun and a close community in an (almost) normal environment. To ensure the necessary attention to safety and quality we have significantly reduced our program capacity to only 200 students for summer 2021 and will be initially operating only within the United States. We will be taking waitlists only for a few select international destinations should vaccinations become widespread among the teen population.

Canceling our summer 2020 programs was a difficult but correct decision for Bold Earth.  We travel to a wide variety of destinations and with protocols still unproven, we felt operating would present too much risk as safety and quality remain our top priorities. Now with proven protocols, improved testing, and minimal examples of outdoor transmission, we feel confident we can safely operate in a format that can still deliver life-changing adventures. We will continue to consult with experts, study the science, and improve protocols as we adjust to a rapidly changing world.

We appreciate your support and look forward to adventuring again this summer! Please do confirm your spaces early as enrollment will be very limited, giving priority and 2020 pricing to 2020 families who rolled their payments over.


Josh Goldbach and John Dockendorf