Photo by Eric Dudley


Come explore with us!

The rivers and canyons of the Southwest provide an incredible setting for learning, adventure, and teamwork. Our unique educational approach, excellent staff, collaborative curriculum design, and small group sizes create lasting impacts for participants. Wilderness expeditions are transformational– especially for young people!

Grand Canyon Youth serves schools, groups, and youth from across the country. We partner with a variety of teachers, outdoor clubs, scout troops, and other nonprofit youth organizations to provide educational experiences. We are devoted to creating unique, individualized expeditions that serve every group’s needs and meets their goals. Grand Canyon Youth expeditions fall into one of three categories:

  • Individual Expeditions

    These programs are available for any youth to apply on their own. Grand Canyon Youth provides a robust curriculum connected to the places we visit, and participants from across the world come together, form communities, and explore.

  • Group & School Expeditions

    Travel with a set of youth from the same community that already know each other, and develop programs tied to school curriculum or pre-existing educational goals.

  • Peer Support  Expeditions

    These programs connect youth with peers who share common life experiences. For example, we unite differently-abled youth, youth who have experiences in the foster system, or youth surviving family trauma on multi-day, empowering adventures.