All Forward

All Forward By Emma Wharton, GCY Executive Director Staff Retreat paddling together on the Verde River. (Top row from left: Emma Wharton, Mario Portillo, Megan Dwyer, Chantal Mosman, Clare Magneson. Bottom row from left: Omar Martinez, Jean-Philipe Clark, Alex Metter). The Verde River is part of the homelands of the Hohokam, Hopitutskwa (Hopi), Yavapai-Apache, Jumanos,…

Down the Great Unknown

Down the Great Unknown By Emma Wharton “We are three-quarters of a mile in the depths of the earth and the great river shrinks into insignificance, as it dashes its angry waves against the walls and cliffs, that rise to the world above; they are but puny ripples, and we but pigmies, running up and…

River Right

Dear GCY Community,   During a year when almost nothing was certain, there was one thing we here at Grand Canyon Youth could count on: you!   Your generosity allowed GCY to protect the health and safety of our participants, staff, and communities by canceling our 2020 season. Now, as we plan our return to…

a white boat floats on the san juan river by mexican hat

Reverberations

Reverberations By Megan Dwyer GCY provides young people time to play and learn in nature. That is, however, only one small part of it. GCY also gives us an opportunity to practice and feel the impact of community care, to be valued and empowered, to meet and learn from other human beings with values and…