Supporting BOLT

There are many ways to support BOLT as a program alumnus, parent, or friend.

Gear Donation

Often, BOLT participants and leaders will need to borrow backpacking gear or clothing from the program. You can help to grow our supply of gear by donating extra outdoor items to BOLT.

The items most requested by participants and leaders include fleece or wool hats and gloves, non-cotton long underwear, fleece shirts and jackets, headlamps, non-cotton shirts, hiking socks, and wind jackets.

Please contact the BOLT managers at to find out how you can donate extra gear.

Donate through the REI Gift Registry

BOLT is always in need of items to build our group gear collection. To help us, you can donate online through the REI Gift Registry. To find us, type in "BOLT" for our first name.

We are currently in need of sleeping bags, stuff sacks, external frame backpacks and headlamps.

Host an Alumni Event

Maintaining your BOLT community after Brown is a wonderful way to connect with the BOLT community beyond Brown. If you would like to host or arrange an event with BOLT alumni in your area, we are happy to help!

To get in touch, email us at