Epic Africa Service – Bold Earth Teen Adventures

Jul 4

Blogger of the Day: Sydney S.

We woke up at 7:30 and had flapjacks with syrup, peanut butter, and bananas for breafast. Then Shelley, the Bold Earth service director, told us the life story of her son Chadd, and how he started the Zulu Orphanage Project in Africa. Chadd worked with many of the Zulu people and was always available to help his neighbors in need.

Africa Teen Volunteer Bold EarthSoon the Bold Earth team was on the way to the Philanathi Creche School, where we were immediately greeted by the students. We handed out toys and candies and then began to paint animals on the school building. Jordana painted an amazing monkey, and Juliette painted incredibly detailed elephants. Romain and Sydney painted an awesome crocodile. Everyone had a blast playing with the kids, and they even showed us some African dance moves after Lena showed them how to do the Macaraina. They had so much fun with the rockets that we brought for them and with the crayons and notebooks that Hannah shared with them. It was an incredibly eye-opening experience that none of us will ever forget.Africa Teen Service Bold Earth

We headed back to camp for lunch where, after a good lunch, Zo made a delicious concoction of Oreos, banana, and peanut butter for dessert. Then we were off to the soccer or futbol match of our lives. Although half our height, these kids were not something to laugh at. We rolled into the field and were intimidated by their chants and organized dance routines. But the local kids were really fun and nice.Africa Service Bold Earth

As we started to play we realized that it would be a tough game. We were creamed 7-3, but all of the Bold Earth kids gave it their all. Our three goals were scored by Doug and Zoe (2) our MVPs. There was great team passing between Katherine, Noah, Romain, Sam, Jackson, Julia, and Zoe. Lizzie, Jordana, and Anne danced with kids while they were off the field.

Sydney showed off her stopping skills as our goalie. At the end both teams came together for a team huddle. We had an amazing time and were impressed by these kid’s soccer skills. Then we headed back to camp to relax and shower.

Sara taught yoga before we had a Fourth of July party. We will rise early tomorrow to go to St. Lucia for an early morning game drive where hopefully we will spot the elusive African black Rhinos!

Goodbye for now,

Katherine, Sydney, and Jackson

Bold Earth Teen Adventure Campers

 

Epic Africa – Bold Earth Teen Adventures

Since 1976 Bold Earth has been offering amazing adventures for teens.  This summer Bold Earth is proud to offer our Epic Africa trip for motivated and excited youth. Epic Africa offers an amazing cultural experience and adventure in a setting that you will not find anywhere else.  On Epic Africa Bold Earth campers will travel around with a small group of thirteen students and two leaders. We will see the sights and take full advantage of our time away from home.

boldearth.comBod Earth Teen Adventures has been offering Epic Africa for years, and year after year it is one of our highest rated trips.  On Epic Africa you will learn about leadership and gain important travel skills that will last a lifetime. You and other campers will get to take the lead for planning and cooking meals on Epic Africa.  Bold Earth hires the best instructors in the business. Instructors who are trained to be safe and help you along the way, but most importantly Bold Earth instructors love working with teens.

Bold Earth Summer Camp Africa

Bold Earth Teen Adventures Summer Camp on Safari in Africa!

We know that the Epic Africa trip is an adventure of a lifetime, and we are happy to talk about all the details.  We want your experience signing up for Epic Africa to be easy and stress free. We are here to help answer questions about Epic Africa seven days a week. Bold Earth Teen Adventures requires participants to compete a parent and a camper telephone interview as well as submit to adult references before going on Epic Africa.

Epic Africa Bold Earth

Hippos on Bold Earth’s Epic Africa Trip!

Where does adventure, creativity and fun blend together seamlessly? Bold Earth! Bold Earth is safest, best summer, where playing music, bonding, and learning are the missions and goals. Adventure and the outdoors are the most important thing out there, and can put a new perspective on life. Check out the Epic Africa trip at Bold Earth Teen Adventures.

Visit Bold Earth Teen Adventures Epic Africa Page for MORE information!

Summer is a time to explore! Summer can be a time for learning, leadership and adventure. We are proud to offer a once-in-a-lifetime summer experience for teens from all 50 US States and over 55 countries worldwide.

To speak with a Bold Earth Teen Adventures director about a summer camp experience:

Call: 303-526-0806

Bold Teens at Bold Earth Teen Adventures

BECAUSE WE ARE JUST THAT BOLD

Aug 8

Rylan ‘n Rodrigo (with help from JP and Jill)

To start the Bold Earth Teen Adventures blog off for today, you must read yesterday’s stories written by Eliza and Lyric. The reason being is that now you know that we are currently in a quick slumber on the side of a mountain in preparation for our summit day. With stars above and a simple tarp below, we caught some z’s before it was time to wake up.

blogphoto_25185

At about 1:50 in the morning, the van turned on and woke us up with “Ain’t Know Mountain High Enough” to get us in the mood for our day. Lethargic and exhausted, we managed to stuff our sleeping things in the van, eat a quick breakfast, and start our epic day.

blogphoto_25197

The first part of the hike was silent as the mountains were still sleeping. As we strolled, we took our time getting used to our feet again while admiring the setting moon. Eventually, JP and Jill, our Bold Earth Teen Adventures trip leaders,  had everyone turn off their headlamps and close their eyes during a brief break along the way. After a minute or so we opened our eyes once more (reluctantly) and were awe struck by the stars over head. Being at such a high elevation with such clear weather makes for stars only fathomed in stories.

blogphoto_25199

Guided by the light of the stars and our adjusted eyes, we continued walking and supporting each other along the way. Up and up the mountain rose. We will not lie, it was probably the most difficult thing that Colorado Bold has done so far. Nevertheless, it was worth it. At about 5:00 am, we looked over our shoulders and realized that the sky was beginning to show life. Deep purples and magentas painted the sky while only the bravest of stars remained.

It was the culmination of our Bold Earth trip. An hour later each and every one of us hit the summit of Grays and saw the horizon erupt in fire. The sun slowly rose over the mountains and warmed our tired bones. As we sat gazing at probably one of the most amazing things we have ever seen, we were able to peek at the places we had already been – Lake Dillon, the Gore Range and even a hint of the Indian Peaks wilderness area (feels like forever ago!) We huddled to get warm and all agreed that the hike was TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!!

Once we got our fill of the view (like that would ever happen) we went down the northwest ridge of Grays to the saddle between the two mountains. Of course – when in Rome, do as the mountaineers do. So with eagerness, we flew up our second fourteen thousand foot peak of the day – Torrey’s.

With a sense of accomplishment, we began our long decent back to base camp. Along the way we stopped for lunch. By about noon we were at the van having bagged two 14,000 foot peaks before the Colorado Monsoons hit. Without hesitation we piled in and instantly fell asleep until we got to camp.

At camp, Jill and JP surprised the teens with both a nap and the decision to go take showers and hit up a hot tub in Breckenridge (the rec center there). As this was our 8th day hiking in a row, we thought – perfect.

So here we are at the rec center enjoying some time to play and relax. Next up is just one more surprise – PIZZA NIGHT!!!!!!!!!

Honestly, this has been one of the best and most challenging days of the trip so far. Everyone is amazing and we are about to begin our planning for the last backpack :(

And with that, we will sign off. We are tired and hungry, but can’t wait to share more stories!!!!

PS – We are just that Bold

Ultimate Hawaii – Bold Earth Teen Adventures

Since 1976 Bold Earth has been offering amazing adventures for teens.  This summer Bold Earth is proud to offer our Ultimate Hawaii trip for motivated and excited youth. Ultimate Hawaii offers an amazing cultural experience and adventure in a setting that you will not find anywhere else.  On Ultimate Hawaii Bold Earth campers will travel around with a small group of thirteen students and two leaders. We will see the sights and take full advantage of our time away from home.


Waterfall-4

Bod Earth Teen Adventures has been offering Ultimate Hawaii for years, and year after year it is one of our highest rated trips.  On Ultimate Hawaii you will learn about leadership and gain important travel skills that will last a lifetime. You and other campers will get to take the lead for planning and cooking meals on Ultimate Hawaii.  Bold Earth hires the best instructors in the business. Instructors who are trained to be safe and help you along the way, but most importantly Bold Earth instructors love working with teens.

Sunset

We know that the Ultimate Hawaii trip is an adventure of a lifetime, and we are happy to talk about all the details.  We want your experience signing up for Ultimate Hawaii to be easy and stress free. We are here to help answer questions about Ultimate Hawaii seven days a week. Bold Earth Teen Adventures requires participants to compete a parent and a camper telephone interview as well as submit to adult references before going on Ultimate Hawaii.

IMG_1612

Where does adventure, creativity and fun blend together seamlessly? Bold Earth! Bold Earth is safest, best summer, where playing music, bonding, and learning are the missions and goals. Adventure and the outdoors are the most important thing out there, and can put a new perspective on life. Check out the Ultimate Hawaii trip at Bold Earth Teen Adventures.

Visit Bold Earth Teen Adventures Ultimate Hawaii Page for MORE information!

Summer is a time to explore! Summer can be a time for learning, leadership and adventure. We are proud to offer a once-in-a-lifetime summer experience for teens from all 50 US States and over 55 countries worldwide.

To speak with a Bold Earth Teen Adventures director about a summer camp experience:

Call: 303-526-0806


 

 

Grand Canyon 15 Waterfalls – Bold Earth Teen Adventures

Jul 14

Bold Earth Blogger of the Day: Alex

HI EVERYBODY!! THIS IS ALEX!!!

After a slow morning the group started off the day happily with bagels filled with Nutella and Peanut Butter (prepared by the wonderful cook crew).

blogphoto_18526

We then ventured off to visit yet another spectacular waterfall! (Navajo Falls) We swam, splashed and even jumped through the falls! We ate another great meal (summer sausage, string cheese and crackers) and laid out on the rock to sunbathe. While some of us sunbathed others decided to be more daring and jump off the small rock we were sitting on into the water… It made for nice pictures! We then took a scenic stroll to the “New Navajo Falls” where we swam and the boys jumped off rocks!

blogphoto_19424

A group of us went back to our favorite hub (Havasu Falls) and cooled off in the water, took advantage of the tables stationed in the falls (Claire, Lily and I fell asleep on top of them while sunbathing) and jumped off the rocks! (I’ve concluded that this group loves jumping off rocks)

Afterwards we headed back to camp to pack up, eat and prepare for the last hike! The cook crew put a tremendous amount of effort into our meal of Macaroni and Cheese with a side of mashed potatoes! We then began our hike out of the heaven that is Havasu Falls! We hike out at night so that it is not so hot.

blogphoto_19476

 

The hike started off hard, we were walking uphill, in the sand, in the dark, but we all made it through! It was awesome wearing out headlamps. Once we hit flat ground we were a lot happier and enjoyed pointing out what we remembered from the hike up! Once we hit the switchbacks we were all filled with mixed emotions (happiness because we were close, but we were also EXTREMELY tired and knew the hike up would not be the most relaxing). We started making our way up, the first five to reach the top were Ilan, Claire, Paul, Asher and Lily! The rest all quickly followed and we all scavenged for food like wild animals, growling and all but biting people for the crisps and donuts we had left as motivation from before Havasu!

Once we were all happily consumed in our “food coma’s” we headed to bed near the van, and even slept through the crazy wind that was going on!

Overall it was an amazing day!

- Alex Z

 

 

Australia’s Best – Bold Earth Teen Adventures

Summer Australia Teen TripSince 1976 Bold Earth Teen Adventures has been offering amazing adventures for teens.  This summer Bold Earth is proud to offer our Australia’s Best trip for motivated and excited youth. Australia’s Best offers an amazing cultural experience and adventure in a setting that you will not find anywhere else.  On Australia’s Best Bold Earth campers will travel around with a small group of thirteen students and two leaders. We will see the sights and take full advantage of our time away from home.
IMG_1001Bod Earth Teen Adventures has been offering Australia’s Best for years, and year after year it is one of our highest rated trips.  On Australia’s Best you will learn about leadership and gain important travel skills that will last a lifetime. You and other campers will get to take the lead for planning and cooking meals on Australia’s Best.  Bold Earth hires the best instructors in the buisiness. Instructors who are trained to be safe and help you along the way, but most importantly Bold Earth instructors love working with teens.

We know that the Australia’s Best trip is an adventure of a lifetime, and we are happy to talk about all the details.  We want your experience signing up for Australia’s Best to be easy and stress free. We are here to help answer questions about Australia’s Best seven days a week. Bold Earth Teen Adventures requires participants to compete a parent and a camper telephone interview as well as submit to adult references before going on Australia’s Best.

Bold Earth’s Summer Australia Teen Trip

 

Where does adventure, creativity and fun blend together seamlessly? Bold Earth! Bold Earth is safest, best summer, where playing music, bonding, and learning are the missions and goals. Adventure and the outdoors are the most important thing out there, and can put a new perspective on life. Check out the Australia’s Best trip at Bold Earth Teen Adventures.

 

Visit Bold Earth Teen Adventures Australia’s Best Page for MORE information!

 

Summer is a time to explore! Summer can be a time for learning, leadership and adventure. We are proud to offer a once-in-a-lifetime summer experience for teens from all 50 US States and over 55 countries worldwide.

To speak with a Bold Earth Teen Adventures director about a summer camp experience:

Call: 303-526-0806

Surfing Santa Cruz – Bold Earth Teen Adventures

Jul 24

Today was our first day in Santa Cruz!

blogphoto_22410

We started the day with an early wake up at 6:30am and a cold breakfast, which consisted of cereals and muffins. Then we met Ed (big wave surfer and owner of Club Ed Surf School) in the parking lot of our campsite to get our wet suits and boards for an awesome morning of surfing! Abdullah, Daryl, Catie, & Nicole did a really good job for their first session, and the rest of us surfed liked pros on the Pacific waves. During our two-hour-long surfing session, Ilian and Eli demonstrated their awesome skills on the boards. Matthieu talked a lot with his new friend Max, one of our teachers.

During our surfing session the weather was foggy but after having given back our boards, the sun showed up and we all came back to swim in the sea under the newly arrived Californian sun. Eli and Ben found body boards and had a great time body boarding. Emma, Matthieu, Ilian, Catie and Charlotte were body surfing — largely due to the instruction provided by Ilian and Charlotte, this half hour changed Dan’s vision of the ocean as the Frenchies tried to teach him the art of body surfing. During this, the others were chilling either on the beach or in the campground.

blogphoto_22406

After an hour swimming and body surfing or body boarding, everybody headed back to camp and had a nice and well-deserved lunch after a sporty morning. MC, Nicole, Emma and Charlotte rested in the sun while Ilian, Daryl and Catie found a shady spot to sleep in before going downtown.

At 3:00pm we headed to downtown Santa Cruz to do some shopping and discover the town. We split in groups of three or more to buy some gifts for our families and souvenirs. After two hours of shopping and exploring we all met and everybody displayed their purchases. While heading up to the van we had the opportunity to hear and dance to some lovely music played by a man in the street. We all sat for 15 minutes and Robyn and Charlotte danced to the sound of music. Emma bought his CD and Daryl tipped him to encourage him.

blogphoto_22408

We then all got in the van and Dan drove us to Santa Cruz’s light house, where we all called our families and friends and had a delicious dinner. Dan, MC and the rest of the cook crew prepared us some fabulous pasta and meatballs, accompanied by a summer salad. While preparing dinner, we ran into Dan’s eccentric friend David and had an impromptu dance party by the lighthouse. After dinner we returned to our campsite, had our nightly meeting, and swiftly went to bed. What a great day!

Highlights of the Day:

-Surfing on Manresa Beach
-Exploring Downtown Santa Cruz
-Eating dinner by the lighthouse

Bold Earth Blogger of the Day: Charlotte

 

 

Surf Camp -Bold Earth Teen Adventures

Since 1976 Bold Earth has been offering amazing adventures for teens.  This summer Bold Earth is proud to offer our Surf Camp trip for motivated and excited youth. Surf Camp offers an amazing cultural experience and adventure in a setting that you will not find anywhere else.  On Surf Camp Bold Earth campers will travel around with a small group of thirteen students and two leaders. We will see the sights and take full advantage of our time away from home.

 

Bold Earth Teen Adventures

Surf’s Up in Costa Rica with Bold Earth Teen Adventures

Bod Earth Teen Adventures has been offering Surf Camp for years, and year after year it is one of our highest rated trips.  On Surf Camp you will learn about leadership and gain important travel skills that will last a lifetime. You and other campers will get to take the lead for planning and cooking meals on Surf Camp.  Bold Earth hires the best instructors in the business. Instructors who are trained to be safe and help you along the way, but most importantly Bold Earth instructors love working with teens.

 

We know that the Surf Camp trip is an adventure of a lifetime, and we are happy to talk about all the details.  We want your experience signing up for Surf Camp to be easy and stress free. We are here to help answer questions about Surf Camp seven days a week. Bold Earth Teen Adventures requires participants to compete a parent and a camper telephone interview as well as submit to adult references before going on Surf Camp.

 

Where does adventure, creativity and fun blend together seamlessly? Bold Earth! Bold Earth is safest, best summer, where playing music, bonding, and learning are the missions and goals. Adventure and the outdoors are the most important thing out there, and can put a new perspective on life. Check out the Surf Camp trip at Bold Earth Teen Adventures.

 

Visit Bold Earth Teen Adventures Surf Camp Page for MORE information!

 

Summer is a time to explore! Summer can be a time for learning, leadership and adventure. We are proud to offer a once-in-a-lifetime summer experience for teens from all 50 US States and over 55 countries worldwide.

 

To speak with a Bold Earth Teen Adventures director about a summer camp experience:

 

Call: 303-526-0806

Bold West -Bold Earth Teen Adventures

Since 1976 Bold Earth has been offering amazing adventures for teens.  This summer Bold Earth is proud to offer our Bold West trip for motivated and excited youth. Bold West offers an amazing cultural experience and adventure in a setting that you will not find anywhere else.  On Bold West Bold Earth campers will travel around with a small group of thirteen students and two leaders. We will see the sights and take full advantage of our time away from home.

Bold Earth Teen Adventures

Jump into summer with Bold Earth Teen Adventures and their Teen Summer Camp

Bod Earth Teen Adventures has been offering Bold West for years, and year after year it is one of our highest rated trips.  On Bold West you will learn about leadership and gain important travel skills that will last a lifetime. You and other campers will get to take the lead for planning and cooking meals on Bold West.  Bold Earth hires the best instructors in the buisiness. Instructors who are trained to be safe and help you along the way, but most importantly Bold Earth instructors love working with teens.

Bold Earth big time!

Bold Earth in California Rafting!

We know that the Bold West trip is an adventure of a lifetime, and we are happy to talk about all the details.  We want your experience signing up for Bold West to be easy and stress free. We are here to help answer questions about Bold West seven days a week. Bold Earth Teen Adventures requires participants to compete a parent and a camper telephone interview as well as submit to adult references before going on Bold West.

Where does adventure, creativity and fun blend together seamlessly? Bold Earth! Bold Earth is safest, best summer, where playing music, bonding, and learning are the missions and goals. Adventure and the outdoors are the most important thing out there, and can put a new perspective on life. Check out the Bold West trip at Bold Earth Teen Adventures.

Visit Bold Earth Teen Adventures Bold West Page for MORE information!

Summer is a time to explore! Summer can be a time for learning, leadership and adventure. We are proud to offer a once-in-a-lifetime summer experience for teens from all 50 US States and over 55 countries worldwide.

To speak with a Bold Earth Teen Adventures director about a summer camp experience:

Call: 303-526-0806

 

Bold Earth Teen Adventures – Earth Day Thoughts

Explore, Dream, Discover With Bold Earth

Explore, Dream, Discover With Bold Earth

Dear Bold Earth Friends and Family,

Earth Day is a celebration we at Bold Earth take to heart.

One of the founding beliefs of the Bold Earth community is to pass on the values of educating the next generation to ‘love our planet to life!’. We partner with parents and teenagers to instill a passion for a ‘bolder’ earth. Through encouragement of a humble way for people to coexist with our flaura, fauna, water, air, earth and each other, Bold Earth lives up to the responsibility of giving back to our community. After all, isn’t that why we are here?

Get Outside and Enjoy Your World,

Abbott Wallis
Owner and Founder
Bold Earth Teen Adventures
#earthday #boldearth #community #summer #experienceofalifetime

Learning through leadership and adventure since 1976