BOLT Fall 2020 Trip Update

Unfortunately, due to the quickly evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent AMC hut closures, BOLT has decided that we cannot safely run our Fall trip this year. However, while the Fall trip is cancelled, BOLT is not! This summer, BOLT will be working to create meaningful opportunities for sophomores, transfers, and RUE students to connect and build community in the Fall that align with Brown’s updated guidelines for COVID safety.  Our planning will be guided by Brown’s Plan for a Healthy and Safe 2020-21.  In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to bolt@brown.edu with any questions or concerns.

What is BOLT?

BOLT is an inclusive community for rising sophomores, transfers, and RUE students at Brown University. It begins with a backpacking trip in the White Mountains of New Hampshire before school starts, and continues through the fall semester with fun and supportive events.

This year, we are planning to offer a Women’s Trip, a People of Color Trip, and a less physically strenuous Creative Trip focused on artistic expression in the outdoors. Please visit this page for more information!


Thank you to everyone who has already donated during BOLT’s 2019 Phone-a-thon! We sincerely appreciate it. Donations are crucial to the financial assistance that we are able to provide to future BOLT Participants and Leaders. If you are able and willing to donate, please follow the instructions on this page.