Come get your feet wet!
Come feel the exhilaration of whitewater, hike through ancient canyons, play in waterfalls, move beyond your comfort zone, give back to your community, make new friends, and work as part of a team.
Grand Canyon Youth is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Flagstaff, Arizona. We provide youth (ages 11–19) an experiential education along the rivers and canyons of the Southwest in an effort to promote personal growth, environmental awareness, community involvement, and teamwork among people of diverse backgrounds.
We believe in the power of youth. We inspire curiosity in the individual, the community, and the natural world. Youth participate fully in every aspect of their experience, from paddling boats to setting up camp to presenting educational projects.
News & Upcoming Events
16th Annual Rivers & Reals FUNdraiser! Join us on November 7th at the Coconino Center of the Arts for a fun-filled evening to benefit the valuable programs at Grand Canyon Youth. Check out the details of our event!
Alumni Fund! One of GCY's best stories is the ongoing relationship we have with our past participants. GCY alumni have bonded together to offer financial aid for other participants. Learn more about the generosity of GCY Alumni.
Sign up for 2016 Programs! Group leaders, teachers, and participants now is a great time to plan your next adventure. Program Director, Dorrie Haymon is ready to help you. Please contact us, we look forward to planning your next educational program!
Thank You! GCY is pleased to team up with LaCroix to supply our guides with youth trip appropriate beverages. LaCroix has been very generous to provide free product coupons to your guides. We are very grateful for their support.