Peru Machu Picchu – Bold Earth Teen Adventures

Jul 12

Bold Earth Blogger of the Day: Sage

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Today the Bold Earth Crew had a 4:45 am wake up call in Aguas Calientes in order to catch the first bus to Machu Picchu at 5:30 am. After arriving at Machu Picchu and following the complex trails, we quickly ascended to a promontory point above the sun temple in order to observe the sunrise. The beams of light were powerful and mesmerizing, and the entire camp stood in awe.

After this incredible moment, Marco, the Peruvian guide, explained the intricacies of this beautiful place, including the sun dial and the compass. Dasha and I were astounded at the astronomical and architectural accuracy of the Quechuan and Incan people at Machu Picchu. Myself, Maddie, Nathan, Florence, and Dasha trekked to the sun gate in order to experience the lost city from the perspective of a hiker on the Inca trail.

Meanwhile, Matt, Lea, Clem, and Ilana explored the lost city and entertained tourists with their card playing. after reuniting, the group went back to Aguas Calientes and ate fajitas for lunch. The group boarded the train for Ollantatambo, where Florence and Clem showed the group some French card games. this made the time fly and the group then boarded a bus bound for Cusco.

After arriving in Cusco at 5:30 pm, the group capped off the splendid day with a Chinese / Peruvian dinner. Between witnessing the magic of one of the seven wonders of the world, sharing international card games with friends, and eating great food, it was a memorable day.

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Bold Earth at Amazon Machu Picchu!

WILD COAST DISCOVERY – Bold Earth Teen Adventures

Since 1976 Bold Earth has been offering amazing adventures for teens.  This summer Bold Earth is proud to offer our WILD COAST DISCOVERY trip for motivated and excited youth. WILD COAST DISCOVERY offers an amazing cultural experience and adventure in a setting that you will not find anywhere else.  On WILD COAST DISCOVERY 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_0449Bod Earth Teen Adventures has been offering WILD COAST DISCOVERY for years, and year after year it is one of our highest rated trips.  On WILD COAST DISCOVERY 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 WILD COAST DISCOVERY.  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.

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Colorado Summer Teen Tour with Bold Earth Teen Adventures

We know that the WILD COAST DISCOVERY trip is an adventure of a lifetime, and we are happy to talk about all the details.  We want your experience signing up for WILD COAST DISCOVERY to be easy and stress free. We are here to help answer questions about WILD COAST DISCOVERY 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 WILD COAST DISCOVERY.

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 WILD COAST DISCOVERY trip at Bold Earth Teen Adventures.

Visit Bold Earth Teen Adventures WILD COAST DISCOVERY 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

Fiji Dive Service – Bold Earth Teen Adventures

Jul 16

Bold Earth Blogger of the Day: Wilson

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Bold Earth PADI Diving in Australia

Hey! it’s Wilson and this is my second time being a Bold Earth Leader of the Day.

Today everybody woke up as the sun rose again. still groggy, people lingered into the living area to have a light breakfast since the deck was wet from overnight rain. this meal was especially important for people like Ellie, Molly and Alex who were about to experience their first ever real dives.

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Bold Earth Summer PADI Dive Camp

We split into two Bold Earth groups for morning diving at Rainbow Reef – named one of the worlds top ten diving sights. It was incredible to see all of the sea life – vibrant coral, hundreds of different kinds if fish, lobsters, clams, squid. Everywhere you look there is a diverse array of aquatic life!

After everyone finished their amazing morning dive session, we all enjoyed a hearty, hot, second breakfast. before we knew it, the Tui Tai was docked ashore and there were taxis waiting for us to go on a land adventure.

A brief hike showed us to an amazing natural water slide which was flowing with people and refreshing fresh water. We also drove to the international time line where we time traveled and all developed confusion induced headaches. Our last half hour or so on solid ground was spent at a general store shopping for snacks and souvenirs.

Later in the afternoon, campers with experience went for another dive while the rat of the group had fun snorkeling. This was, of course, after cheeseburgers were served for lunch and Ahmed found himself in heaven.

As the day progressed, everyone with little energy relaxed, napped or drank caffeine.

On the evening, the advanced divers – Blake, Aya, Skyla, Parker, Hännah and Jeff – went for a night dive in the dark and had a great, cold time. the others watched a movie on the ship. we finished the day with a nice dinner and our nightly meeting.

And finally, the update you all have been waiting for. Still in Assassin are:

Katie
Devon
Wilson
Ahmed
Larry (Tui tai guest)
Melissa (Tui tai guest)

Names and assignments will be reassigned tomorrow as the pool is now so small. There will be a winner soon!

Surf Camp – Bold Earth Teen Adventures

Surf’s Up in Costa Rica with 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.

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.

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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.

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Bold Earth Teen Adventures in Costa Rica!

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.

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A Bold Earth Camper hanging ten in Hawaii.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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).

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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!

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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.

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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

Learning through leadership and adventure since 1976