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. Our mission is to give 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. Our educational philosophy is to inspire curiosity in the individual, the community, and the natural world. Through our program, youth participate fully in every aspect of their experience, from paddling boats to setting up camp to presenting educational projects.
News & Upcoming Events
Custom Programs-- Sign up NOW! Group leaders & teachers, if you are interested in organizing a custom trip now is the time! Fill out our Custom Program Interest Form and get in touch. Hurry, the schedule fills up quickly. For more information contact Dorothy Haymon, Program Director.
Mark your calendar! Grand Canyon Youth's River Runner Film Festival & Silent Auction is scheduled for November 2nd, 2013. We can't wait to see you there! We have more specific information on in our News & Events page.
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.