Amal and Friends’ Story

Amal, age 17, had the opportunity to explore, learn, and grow in the Boundary Waters with BCM. Along with 4 of her peers from the Sisterhood Boutique – an entrepreneurial organization started by a group of East African high school […]

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Teddy’s Story

One of the youth who experienced the power of BCM’s programs was Teddy, a 16-year-old.  Teddy comes from a single-parent home where he had to help his parent out of an abusive relationship.  For the first time he experienced the […]

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Luz’s Story

When you talk with BCM student, Luz, about her outdoor experiences and involvement with various youth development organizations, she’ll tell you how grateful she feels that she ended up in these positions. She smiles and shakes her head as she […]

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Madison’s Story

In 2013, Madison was introduced to the outdoors through her very first Big City Mountaineers trip. Her counselor had suggested it, and with some hesitation she and her sister signed up. Madison recalled, “It was a really, really tough trip […]

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Hector’s Story

This summer Big City Mountaineers had the opportunity to work with an incredible group of teens who are part of a youth agency called College Track. The College Track partnership with BCM allowed students to learn in a classroom they’ve […]

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Amy’s Story

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

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Damonte’s Story

When we were first introduced to Damonte, it was evident that humor was in his DNA. He was known for making everyone laugh, adults and peers alike, with his witty sense of humor. He maintained this quality despite his circumstances; […]

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Jenn’s Story

Trails have always been a place of adventure, fun, healing, growth, discomfort, and sanctuary for me. Last summer I had the honor of being on two trails for Big City Mountaineers: one in Medicine Bow National Forest on a youth […]

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John’s Story

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

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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