The Cornerstone experience is an extension of Foundation and is designed to be a safe place to test the skills and values acquired through weekly workouts and outdoor education sessions. Risk is elevated slightly, as is the level of expectation for participants. Safety skills are exercised, outdoor skills are tested, leadership qualities are studied and relationships deepen through interdependent exchanges. BOLD leads hiking and backpacking Cornerstone trips in the Fall in locations in North Carolina. Cornerstone 1 is open to all BOLD participants and Cornerstone 2 is held for training trips for those selected for Keystone.