We offer a variety of outdoor educational activities in the Twin Cities throughout the year. These programs are designed for youth ages 11-18, and we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and fun environment during all activities.

Each program is offered at little to no cost, and financial assistance is always available.

Registration is required for all events.

Birding with BOLD & GOLD

Please join BOLD & GOLD counselors and other campers for a hike through Wood Lake Nature Center with one of their naturalists. The nature center will provide binoculars so we can learn all about the birds that are migrating through the area. This event is totally free and will be a lot of fun. Please come dressed for the weather and bring food and water.

October 13, 2018

12:00pm to 2:00pm. Please arrive a little before noon so we can get organized.


Questions? Contact Kurt Simer

A Celebration of Diversity in the Outdoors

This will be an incredibly exciting and fun day at the Science Museum of Minnesota. First, join us for free entry to the Museum for the African Americans in Science event! Then, stick around for the BOLD & GOLD Diversity in the Outdoor Film Festival! We’ll be showing a few films that highlight the importance of making outdoor adventures equitable and accessible to ALL.

January 12, 2019

1:00pm to 4:00pm – African Americans in Science
5:00pm to 8:00pm – BOLD & GOLD Film Festival


Questions? Contact Kurt Simer

BOLD & GOLD Spring Retreat and Graduation

All BOLD & GOLD campers are encouraged to join us for an overnight at Camp St. Croix. We’ll play games, do a service project, share stories from last summer, and get excited for our upcoming summer trips, as well as celebrate our BOLD & GOLD graduates. Please join us for a fun-filled weekend!

April 27-28, 2019

12:00pm Saturday to 12:00pm Sunday
YMCA Camp St. Croix