Engaging Youth in the Natural Outdoors

Active, Healthy Lifestyles Love & Respect for Nature
Teamwork Leadership Confidence

We connect youth with the opportunities and means to explore, study, and preserve the natural outdoors. Our efforts target under-served populations, promoting personal growth, nurturing environmental conciousness, and empowering leaders of the future.

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Nature Series - Orca Habitat

Did you realize three distinct orca types frequent Puget Sound? Which ones are threatened and why? Don't miss this informative series about these amazing animals and their prospects for survival.

Enjoy Our Nature Series

Mountain School At Home

The Mountain School team at North Cascades Institute invites students, teachers, and parents to discover new connections with the outdoors. These activities are offered at no cost and are designed with stay-at-home restrictions in mind.

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WTA Youth Ambassador Program for Teens

Develop important leadership skills while joining other youth in a program of wilderness recreation, fun, and stewardship.

Photo by Britt LĂȘ

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Backpacking Adventures for High Schoolers

Explore Olympic National Park by backpack with Nature Bridge. Choose between alpine or beach adventures from one to three weeks in summer.

Summer 2020 Opportunities

Family Getaways At Diablo Lake

Enjoy the comfortable accomodations, healthy meals, and family activities available at North Cascades Institute. You won't regret it.

Start Young, Stay Young...Outdoors

Attention Leaders of the Future

This strenuous program is for motivated high school students who are ready for a camping, canoeing, backpacking, and moutaineering adventrue in the North Cascades backcountry. The training emphasizes teamwork, leadership, field science, communication skills, and public speaking.

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