Thank you for your interest in Big City Mountaineers. BCM would not be successful if it wasn’t for our passionate Volunteers, Instructors and Youth Agency Leaders. Most Big City Mountaineers teens will be experiencing the solitude and challenge of the wilderness for the first time. Teens who participate in Big City Mountaineers expeditions walk away with an improved perception of self and better social competencies. They will face challenges boldly with their team, realized success, and come back home to tell the story of their journey, having grown from the experience.
BCM is unique in its one-to-one ratio of adults to teens — a format that helps to transforms our program into a meaningful mentoring experience. Among the benefits of BCM program design is that adult volunteers come from diverse backgrounds representing a wide range of life experiences. Our adult role models help teens become better equipped to make critical career, educational and healthy lifestyle decisions.