Big City Mountaineers Moves to Accommodate Growth

BCM relocates to American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colo.

(Golden, Colo.) - Big City Mountaineers (BCM), the non-profit that instills critical life skills in under-resourced urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions, has moved from its longtime headquarters in downtown Denver to the American Mountaineering Center just outside of Denver in Golden, Colo.

With plans to double the number of youth the organization impacts through its transformative wilderness mentoring experiences this summer, the new location will provide BCM with the facilities to support, manage and execute more programs than ever before, including single-day programs delivered on the in-house climbing wall. At the American Mountaineering Center, BCM joins other worthy non-profits dedicated to enriching lives through outdoor adventure including the Colorado Mountain Club and the American Alpine Club, allowing BCM to work alongside these neighbors to collaborate on programs, share resources, and increase its presence within the outdoor community.

“The American Mountaineering Center perfectly reflects our commitment to partnership, collaboration, and the outdoor community," says Lisa Mattis, BCM Executive Director. "We're delighted to introduce our wilderness mentoring programs serving under-resourced youth to the country's premiere mountaineering community, and to strengthen our relationships with the like-minded organizations that share the space. Most of all, we're excited to deliver programs together on the climbing wall just inside our front door. Bring on the kids!”