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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

Peace Surplus & Roots Rated host the 1st Annual Pint Night! Join us Thursday, July 9th from 6 - 8 pm at Peace Surplus in Downtown Flagstaff! Your purchase of a $5 Kleen Kanteen stainless pintglass promises craft beer tastings, live music and giveaways. Plus, proceeds benefit Grand Canyon Youth!

Thank you Hullabaloo! This year's celebration was a fantastic success. Thank you Hullabaloo for your generosity and thank you Flagstaff for being a silly and fun-loving community we love to call home.

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.

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