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Donate To Our Capital Campaign

In 2017, our Boundary Waters Basecamp was tragically burned to the ground during a lightning storm. We need your help to rebuild the outpost.


Purchase an item on Big City Mountaineers’ gear wishlist, fundraise, or become a corporate sponsor to support our program.

Our positive effect on the lives of under-resourced kids and teenagers is only possible with the support of generous donors like you. Every contribution you make goes directly toward BCM programs with a proven track record of:

Increasing graduation rates
Reducing violence
Reducing drug use

BCM By The Numbers

When you donate to Big City Mountaineers, you’re making a real impact on young lives across America. Here’s what success looks like thanks to contributions like yours:

Outdoor-enthusiast and ambitious inventor Skip Yowell was the spark that started it all at BCM 20 years ago. The JanSport co-founder’s $100,000 donation on behalf of his company completely transformed our organization at a critical time in its development. Read more about Skip’s inspiring legacy here.

In Skip’s honor, you can help found BCM’s future by joining the Skip Yowell Legacy Circle. Become a member by donating $20 or more per month or an annual gift of $1,000 or more.

As a member, you’ll receive:

  • Behind-the-scenes access to BCM strategy and planning sessions
  • Invitations to BCM events in your area
  • Donation impact updates, e-newsletter acknowledgement and more

More Ways to Make a Difference

Here are more ways to support BCM’s mission of instilling critical life skills in under-resourced teens through wilderness mentoring experiences.

Become a corporate sponsor
Purchase an item on our wish list

Digital Cameras or GoPros

Mail your donation to:

Big City Mountaineers
710 10th St. Suite 120
Golden, CO 80401

Tax Information

Big City Mountaineers is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Our tax ID number is: 65-0200163.

For more information, please see our W-9 or 501(c)(3) determination letter.