Our Story

WHAT WE DO

Gap Year Base Camp is a Gap Year consulting company and so much more. We Founded GYBC because we believe that a Gap Year is not an alternative to a college education, but an essential component of a well rounded education. We know from experience that it will change your life for the better. Those are big words and they are heartfelt. Because there really aren’t words to do it justice, it’s our goal to get as many people out there as possible. We consult, advise, support, counsel, and even train with our amazing training trips. We make sure that your gap year is as unique and dynamic as you are.

WHO ARE WE?

We are explorers, adventurers, and dreamers. We are goal-getters. We’ve been there and done that and want to share. We’re a group of folks (teachers, counselors, business owners, and travelers all) who are darn certain that a great education includes a gap experience. See bios below!

WHO ARE YOU?

You are someone, young or old, who knows that the world is waiting to meet you and teach you. You are open and thoughtful, connected and passionate. You want more than what’s before you and are ready to face your fears and step into a new life. You are creative and feisty or maybe analytical and reserved. You see a bigger picture. You are ready to grow. There’s no other choice but for you to go for it. We can’t wait to meet you.

WHY GAP YEAR BASE CAMP?

Base Camp is command central with a greater goal ahead.

By definition, a base camp is a place that serves as a staging area for a larger activity, adventure or expedition, typically in mountaineering. It is a safe and secure place from which to launch. 

That’s what we do. We are command central for your gap year, helping you to prepare your way and insuring your success. 

WE SUPPORT YOU

You can spend hours, days, weeks, researching and still not know the right choice to make. Let our expertise make your experience better. We know the best programs, the ones to be avoided like the plague, and the many layers of details that need managing.  It’s nice to have someone you can trust when you have questions or things go awry. In short, we’ve got your back.

VALUES

We believe in the human race (and we mean ALL the people), Mother Nature, and the transformative power of travel. We are honest, hard working and super real. We love to laugh. We are fueled with caffeine and raw enthusiasm. We love art, books, wildflowers, architecture, music, amazing food, and deep conversations about stuff that matters. We hope to broaden minds and break down barriers. We KNOW that education does not always have four walls. 

JOIN US AT BASE CAMP AND LET’S DO THIS!