BCM is the country’s leading volunteer organization devoted to providing significant mentoring during wilderness trips for urban teens participating in existing youth development programs. BCM was created to offer under resourced teenagers participating in existing youth development programs a dramatic learning experience. The BCM program is an eight-day trip, the focus of which is a five-day backcountry backpacking or canoeing experience during which 5 teens are matched with 5 volunteer adult role models. While immersed in a pristine wilderness in the company of caring adults, the teens progress along an emotional journey that leaves many transformed and with a greater sense of self. Visit Big City Mountaineers >


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Our BCM teens just love their Polartec pants and jackets! Nothing says cozy like full body fleece!
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A teen taking a moment to reflect in her Timberland boots! This year BCM was able to provide moments of wilderness reflection to 33 female expeditions- inspiring future mountain women!
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The Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) have just started a campaign to reward volunteers with digitals badges, which might help your programs: http://www.voc.org/badge #YourCO
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This #keltymoment is the perfect Monday pick me up!
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GOLDEN, Colo. (Aug. 4, 2014) Last month renowned mountaineer, Ed Viesturs teamed up with Big City Mountaineers Summit for Someone program to lead a team of 19 climbers on Mont Blanc in Chamonix, France. Together, the climbers raised over

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Great feature on BCM in the summer issue of Women's Adventure Magazine.


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