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
Job Opening! Grand Canyon Youth is hiring an Operations Director. We are accepting applications until May 4th. Check out the job description for more information. 2015 Operations Director Job Description
2015 Programs have begun! Group leaders, teachers, and participants are headed for the river. We have over 40 programs planned for this year. You can learn more about our programs by contacting our Program Director, Dorrie Haymon.
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.