The BOLD & GOLD (Boys & Girls Outdoor Leadership Development) Program at YMCA Camp Jones Gulch is offering you the opportunity to recommend students from diverse backgrounds for a scholarship for a 5-day, 6-day or 10-day summer expedition. The Diversity in the Outdoors Scholarship was created to recognize youth from the Bay Area who have shown significant leadership qualities and who have been traditionally under-represented in the outdoors.
On a BOLD & GOLD course, young men and women (ages 11-24) have the opportunity to develop leadership and life skills through outdoor adventure, challenge, and fun.
Key Criteria for receiving a scholarship award are:
- Financial need: priority is for students who could not otherwise afford a week at summer camp.
- Tolerance for adversity: a desire to be challenged and try new things; to build grit and confidence.
- Interest and passion: student is interested in trying new things like camping and can work in a group.
BOLD & GOLD are not at-risk/therapy programs and are not appropriate for students with significant behavioral issues. Our staff are not trained to provide mental health counseling.
Full Scholarships cover 95% of the cost of the trip.
$693.50 towards a 5-day course, $836 towards a 6-day course, or $1,263.50 towards any 10-day course
Full price for Point Reyes Backpacking costs $880. With $836 scholarship, cost to family is $44. Bottom Line: Families in need pay $36.50 for a 5-day course, $44 for a 6-day excursion or $66.50 for a 10-day expedition
Saturday, June 15
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