North Cascades Institute

A nonprofit organization


North Cascades Institute inspires environmental stewardship through transformative learning experiences in nature.


North Cascades Institute's youth programs create space for kids to learn, discover, make connections, grow, lead, heal, restore, and share experiences that inspire them to action. By supporting the Institute, you are investing in the future to help protect our beloved planet. Now, more than ever, we must unite around our core beliefs:

  • Intimate contact with nature helps people heal and lead healthy, well-balanced lives
  • Hands-on learning about the environment begins in childhood and lasts a lifetime
  • Education, combined with critical thinking and civic engagement, is a primary tool for conservation
  • Access to public lands is vital for education, recreation and renewal

Through the generous support of donors like you, we are able to provide transformative learning experiences in nature for people of all ages and backgrounds. This includes serving entire school districts with our overnight Mountain School program for 5th grade students as well as promoting climate solutions and fostering leadership with our Youth Leadership Adventures backcountry program for high school students.

Please join us in supporting Give BIG for Youth—and have your gift matched 1:1—by scheduling your donation today! 


"While working for North Cascades Institute, I have seen the power that experiential learning has on individuals of all ages, backgrounds and lived experiences. Facilitating these transformative learning experiences for young people has been life-changing for me. I invite you to make these opportunities available for more young people by Giving BIG for Youth!"   

— Mia Munoz, Youth Leadership Adventures Assistant Coordinator

*Special thanks to Darby Foundation, Drs. Sterling & Sandra Clarren, Andy Wickstrand, Cathy Wissink, Jodi Broughton, Bec Detrich and Saul Weisberg for challenge match funds.

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North Cascades Institute

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Youth & Children, Hispanic & Latinx, Seniors


810 State Route 20
Sedro Woolley, WA 98284-1263

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Skagit County, WA, US

Whatcom County, WA, US

King County, WA, US

Snohomish County, WA, US



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