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Stories of Transformation Straight from the Source

John’s Story

John’s Story

September 9, 2017


Before camp, John struggled with seeing himself through difficult challenges. He returned to camp the following year re-energized and eager to lead.

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Tom’s Story

Tom’s Story

August 9, 2017


You’ve had a unique perspective with BCM starting as a volunteer mentor to joining an SFS climb. Can you tell us about your first experience with BCM on the youth expedition? “I didn’t know what to expect at all. I […]

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Jyliann’s Story

Jyliann’s Story

May 18, 2017


All that I left behind is still with me, Pushed into a corner of my mind. Make room for sacred sights and sounds, Soft breezes and dancing streams fill my heart and echo through my chest. My shoulders lose tension […]

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Meet 8-year-old Rylan, our Youngest Summit for Someone Climber

April 5, 2017


It’s our pleasure to introduce you to one of our newest (and youngest!) Summit for Someone climbers, Rylan Griffin! For Rylan’s 8th birthday, she is preparing to summit the tallest peak in the Northeast, Mount Washington (6,288 ft), to raise money so that […]

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Read how the outdoors transformed BCM youth, Yana

February 22, 2017


Yana learned about Big City Mountaineers through the Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue, Washington. When we first met Yana, she was a junior in high school with low self-confidence. Yana faced some struggles and inconsistencies at home and she […]

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Issa’s Story

October 17, 2016


When Issa first came to us she was a quiet, sweet, but obviously uncomfortable teenage girl. Backpacking was a new experience for her and being so far from home was intimidating. On just the second day of the expedition, with […]

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