Bold Earth’s Approach to Coronavirus

May 13, 2020

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce we will be suspending all Bold Earth summer trips for 2020. At a time when kids need to be outdoors with close friends, free of much of the worry of modern life, we had continued hoping we could provide the exceptional summer experiences we have been offering for over 40 years.

As a program that operates all over the world, there is simply too much uncertainty to look you in the eyes and say we can offer the same high-quality Bold Earth experience you expect. Between the potential challenges of closed borders, changing air travel schedules, and a patchwork of hastily written laws and regulations, we don’t feel that we have the certainty to provide the successful trips we promise our families.

We know this is not the news you want to hear nor the news we want to share but the decision comes based on the confidence and trust you have placed in us and the awesome responsibility of caring for your kids. We would like nothing more than to provide great experiences for teens. This year we just can’t do it.

Despite our disappointment, we are already looking forward to summer 2021 and getting back to facilitating impactful adventure travel trips for teenagers. While this is a sad time for us and our students we are so grateful for the kindness and support our alumni and enrolled families have shown us. Please stay safe and healthy, and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone in 2021!


Dock, Josh, Hayley, Emory, and Michelle