Bold Alps Trip Prep

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2019 trip blogs

Each trip has its own blog where we post written and photo updates from our trip leaders and students. Please click below to access each Bold Alps trip blog:

Preparing for physical activity

Bold Earth is designed as an active camp for teenagers. We recommend regular aerobic exercise for at least a month before departing on your trip. Walking, jogging, swimming, or riding a bike are all great ways to increase your fitness to get the most out of your Bold Earth experience.


Transportation to and from the adventure are the responsibility of the family. There are two options for booking flights:

  1. By early March 2019, Bold Earth will recommend a specific flight for U.S. campers in and out of one major U.S. airport (e.g., Atlanta or New York), and then campers will fly together to and from Geneva, Switzerland.
  2. If you’d rather choose your camper’s route to the final destination, please follow the guidelines below. Even if your camper does not fly out of the one designated airport, we are still happy to put you in touch with other families whose children are on the same trip and flying in and out of the same area.
Arrival and departure windows

For all Bold Alps trips, campers will fly in and out of the Geneva Airport in Switzerland (GVA). They will need to arrive at GVA before 11 a.m. the first day of their trip, and depart GVA before 12 p.m. the last day of their trip. 

Our trip leaders will be awaiting each of our campers’ arrivals in Geneva. As per airline regulations, we greet every camper who flies as an unaccompanied minor at the gate. For all other, non-UM campers, please follow your group off the plane down to baggage claim, where one or both of our trip leaders will be waiting. Campers will call home as soon as they meet with our group and gather their baggage.

*Please do not book flights until your child has been officially accepted and enrolled on the Bold Alps trip.

Packing List

Download the Bold Alps packing list here.