Then it helped shape the way he sees the world

Outdoor Youth

Spending time in nature never crossed his mind

Urban Youth
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Your Donation Inspires Powerful Transformations In The Great Outdoors

Every contribution helps under-resourced kids develop the skills and perspective needed to navigate life’s challenges.

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Amy, Age 17

“My fear of not belonging faded as we put away our phones and began to settle into a community, sharing an adventure.”

Amy started out as a BCM student, has climbed for us, and served on our board of directors.

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Hector, Age 17

“The BCM trip taught me to never give up. It changed my life!”

Read Hector’s story »

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Damonte, Age 14

“He learned it was okay to show his emotional, gentle side. That’s when he really stood out.”

Read Damonte’s story »

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Jenn, Mentor

“She boldly told us she was leaving her self-doubt on the mountain.”

Read Jenn’s story »

Your donation to BCM helps improve the self-esteem, sense of responsibility and communication skills of nearly 1,000 kids and teenagers annually.

$50 - One kid's first Overnight Camp experience 

$100 - One full day of pre-expedition preparation including a practice hike 

$250 - Meals around a campfire for an entire week-long expedition

$500 - High quality tents and tarps for one expedition team

$1,000 - One teen's entire week-long expedition including food, gear, clothing, and pre-trip prep


Be the difference. Become a mentor.

Our volunteer mentors are the backbone of what we do at Big City Mountaineers. Learn what it takes to join the BCM team and start making a real difference in the lives of under-resourced youth.