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BOLD/GOLD at Camp Talcott

Boys Outdoor Leadership Development / Girls Outdoor Leadership Development

Leadership Development, Team Building,
& Outdoor Adventures

One or two-week trips exploring some of the best outdoor playgrounds that our Tri-State region has to offer. These trips emphasize learning independence, environmental awareness, and social peer interaction. 

Activities for campers include hiking, camping, canoeing, tubing, climbing, high team adventure, backpacking, and more! 

Our primary focus for these adventures, as well as our other programs, is safety. Our trip leaders will receive two weeks of training focused on working with children and ensuring safety in an outdoor environment. On top of these two weeks our adventure staff must have certifications in Wilderness First Responder, Lifeguarding, and First Aid/CPR.


Mighty Minnewaska ($900)
One-week session
August 6-11

During this introductory trip, we spend the week at camp exploring our gorgeous 1,000 acre wooded landscape. Activities include tubing on the Delaware, rock climbing, and hiking in the Shawangunk Mountains. The trip concludes with an overnight camping experience in Minnewaska State Park.

Daring Delaware ($900)
One-week session
July 16-21

This week will mainly be spent on our gorgeous 1,000 acre wooded landscape. Activities will include canoeing and rafting on the Delaware. The trip will conclude with an overnight camping experience in the Delaware Water Gap National Park.


Legendary Lehigh ($1800)
Two-week session
July 23-August 4

This two-week adventure will be leading up to a 5-day, 4-night camping experience in Lehigh Gorge State Park. Campers will be navigating the Lehigh River via canoe, camping along the way. Most of the trip will be spent preparing and teaching waterway skills on our private lakes at camp.

Gorgeous Gunks ($1800)
Two-week session
July 2-14

This two-week experience is concluded by a 5-day, 4-night camping trip in Minnewaska State Park. Climbing is the attention; being taught onsite for the first week, then applying technical skills learned in the Shawnagunk Mountains. Our climbing in the Gunks will be outfitted with guides and equipment from local professionals.


Captivating Catskills ($1800)
Two-week session
August 13-25

A two-week journey culminates in a 5-day, 4-night backpacking experience in the Catskills, hiking the Eastern Escarpment Trail. With hiking in the forefront; all necessary skills will be taught at camp before we head to the mountains. This nearly 25-mile hike will expose campers to some of the most historic and scenic areas in this region. The trip concludes with a 4.6 mile zip line canopy tour at Hunter Mountain.

Rates for one-week sessions:

Tier 1: $920 *(Actual cost of camp)
Tier 2: $820
Tier 3: $720

Rates for two-week sessions:

Tier 1: $1800 *(Actual cost of camp)
Tier 2: $1600
Tier 3: $1400

*Why three rates? Learn more about tier pricing. Learn more about three-tier pricing and financial assistance here.

Healthy Meals

Nutrition is an important element of each trip. Meals are provided by our food service professionals and prepared by trip leaders following New York State Health Department regulations. Vegetarian options are available at each meal, and all other dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

For all trips, we provide:

  • Healthy, nutritious meals, including vegetarian and other dietary needs
  • A nurturing, respectful atmosphere designed to bring out the best in everyone
  • Caring counselors who tend to the welfare of each participant
  • A great time, lasting memories and new forever friends!

The YMCA New York Camp is happy to answer any questions regarding these unique outdoor experiences.
For more information about our BOLD & GOLD Outdoor Adventure Trips, please contact us at:

(845) 858-2200