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.

Contribute to a life changing experience

WTA Youth Ambassador Program for Teens

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

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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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