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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 are proud of our many partnerships. Our collaborative relationship with United States Geological Survey is especially beneficial in helping us carry out our mission.

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

Join us for our 2017 Annual Rivers & Reels FUNdraiser, November 5, 2016 from 5- 10pm at the Coconino Center for the Arts. This Celebration of community includes dinner films and a silent auction. Click here for more information.

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"Flipped Out for Grand Canyon" This fun-filled book highlights the unusual and spectacular happenings in Grand Canyon, epic boat flips, chance wildlife encounters and wild stories. You can buy this book online now, at Grand Canyon Youth's office, and at many local Flagstaff outdoor shops and bookstores. All proceeds benefit Grand Canyon Youth. Get your copy today! Retail inquiries, please email Tom Myers directly.

Your group can explore the Southwest with GCY! Please contact us if your group would be interested in an educational adventure in the Southwest! We hope you will email us to learn more about the opportunities we have for you.

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.

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