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Expedition Survival Tip

Campfires are for storytelling and recounting the day’s events. The more you open up the closer the group becomes.

Change a Life Campaign

What is it?

Did you know that every year BCM mentors not only spend one on one time with kids and teens in the outdoors, but they also raise thousands of dollars through BCM’s Change a Life Campaign?

As a mentor, you can set up your own crowdfunding page to ask your personal networks for donations to support the youth and expedition or camp that you are a working with this summer.

Change a Life Participants also have the opportunity to earn great gear incentives from our generous corporate sponsors:

  • Raise $100 get a Mountain Hardwear 40% off discount code
  • Raise $250 or more and receive a BCM hat of your choice (trucker’s hat or beanie) and Zeal Optics 50% off discount code
  • Raise $500 or more and receive a DeLorme hat and free GPS mapping app subscription
  • Raise $1,000 and know you’re covering the cost of one of the students on your trip, plus get a BCM branded Osprey day pack

create a fundraiser

To sign up simply click here and select “Fundraise for this Campaign” on the right.

Not a volunteer mentor this summer? Visit our Summit For Someone page to find out how you can create a personal challenge to support BCM students.


Change a Life Stories

Sleeping Under the Stars

I was filled with trepidation on the first day of our expedition. After all, this was the East Oakland Boxing Association I was going on a trip with. These kids were tough, right? Imagine my surprise when on the first night, all 5 teenagers piled into a 3 person tent, five pairs of feet hanging […]

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