Financial Aid and Gear Program

BOLT is committed to ensuring that all students are able to access the outdoors through our program. Thanks to gifts from BOLT parents and alumni, we have financial assistance available to support BOLTers with the program fee of $390.

If you have applied to be a BOLTer and require financial assistance, please fill out this brief online request form separately. Requests are confidential will be reviewed solely by our Director, and will not affect your application to BOLT. By early/mid June each summer, our Director is able determine the amount of funding available for financial assistance and share it across the requests we receive. If your financial situation changes over the summer, please do not hesitate to get in touch with her at

BOLT also has gear available to loan to its participants for free. This includes boots, sleeping pads and bags, backpacks, rain gear (jackets and pants) and limited warm clothing. Please see our packing list to get a better idea of what gear is needed for BOLT! We will be collecting information on what gear you need to borrow from us at a later date.