Financial aid awarded in 18 years
Approximate # of people served
Girls who received financial aid in 2016
Felt more confident and capable
We share the gifts of the wilderness with people of all colors, backgrounds, sizes, gender identities, and experience levels. Our specialty is helping girls and women become their strongest, best selves, while providing solid instruction in wilderness travel and outdoor skills.
All our programs share these important elements:
- Our instructors are skilled outdoor educators AND role models for our participants
- We emphasize technical outdoor skills and time in the wilderness as a route towards greater self-confidence, self-efficacy, and empowerment
- All courses occur in an atmosphere that cultivates respect, inclusivity, and collaboration
Berenice, Leadership Course, 2016
Women’s Wilderness is a 501 C-3 non-profit organization. We are incredibly proud that in the history of our organization, we have never turned a girl away for financial reasons. Our Girls’ Wilderness Program is the heart of Women’s Wilderness’s mission, providing one- to ten-day adventures for girls in a supportive ‘girl-positive’ environment.