No Experience Required
Participants in the BOLD & GOLD program do not need to have any prior experience in camping or canoeing. All that is needed is a desire to participate and an interest in trying something new.
Summer 2022 Schedule
All trips are run by either Camp Ihduhapi, Camp Menogyn, Camp Widjiwagan or Camp St. Croix. Unless specifically indicated, for each of the offerings below there is both a boys and girls session.
Canoeing trips operated by Camp St. Croix and Camp Ihduhapi canoe on the St. Croix River. Trips operated by Camp Widjiwagan and Camp Menogyn canoe in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
Tier 1 - ages 12-14
5-day Canoe Session - $590
August 22 – 26 | Menogyn
6-day Canoe Session - $715
June 26 – July 1 | Camp St. Croix (girls)
June 19 – 24 | Menogyn
July 10 – 15 | Ihduhapi
July 17 – 22 | Camp St. Croix (boys)
July 24 – 29 | Ihduhapi
July 31 – August 5 | Camp St. Croix (girls)
August 7 - 12 | Camp St. Croix (boys)
August 7 - 12 | Ihduhapi
6-day Climb Session - $715
July 10 – 15 | Camp St. Croix (girls)
July 24 – 29 | Camp St. Croix (boys)
Tier 2 - ages 13-15
9-day Canoe Session - $1,055
August 15 – 23 | Widjiwagan
11-day Canoe Session - $1,305
July 4 - 14 | Menogyn
July 19 – 29 | Menogyn
12-day Canoe Session - $1,405
June 20 – July 1 | Widjiwagan
July 4 – 15 | Widjiwagan
July 18 – 29 | Widjiwagan
August 1 – 12 | Widjiwagan
13-day Canoe & Climb Session - $1,580
July 10 – 22 | Camp St. Croix (boys)
July 24 – August 5 | Camp St. Croix (girls)
Tier 3 - ages 14-17
16-day Canoe Session - $1,870
August 8 – 23 | Widjiwagan
Camp St. Croix
Additional paperwork will be available in January.
Boy and Girls Outdoor Leadership Development Program (BOLD & GOLD) Wilderness Intern
The YMCA's BOLD & GOLD program, operating at YMCA Camp Widjiwagan and YMCA Camp Menogyn, hires 16-18 year old Wilderness Interns. The Internship Program offers young leaders the opportunity to develop their wilderness, leadership, interpersonal and intercultural skills. Interns will participate in a 10 day training session where they will receive group management, experiential education and wilderness skills instruction. Following their training trip, Interns will spend a 12 day session working in conjunction with a Menogyn or Widjiwagan Trail Staff member to lead a 5-8 day long canoe trip for campers ages 12-15. Preference is given to BOLD & GOLD graduates but all are welcome to apply. We are particularly looking for individuals with an enthusiasm for the BOLD & GOLD Program. Individuals interested in applying for this position need to complete an online application (see below).
Internship Program Description:
Internship Program Application
Applications must be received by March 19th. Please email Angela Wunderlich, BOLD & GOLD Director, with any questions.