Practical lessons aside, this trip taught me lesson upon lesson about trust, friendship, sisterhood and life.
What You Can Expect From Us
Our programs are designed to meet the unique needs and learning styles of women and girls while providing solid instruction in wilderness living, outdoor skills and backcountry safety.
What Makes Us Different.
The Women’s Wilderness Institute has created a new model of choice-based, women-specific wilderness education that effectively teaches skills crucial to building self-sufficiency, confidence and personal strength. Our courses are real-life, women-only adventures, and the excitingly unpredictable nature of an outdoor experience makes every course different.
About The Program
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 the Institute’s mission, providing one- to fourteen-day adventures for girls in a supportive ‘girl-positive’ environment.
Suza‘s roots tap deeply into wild places. As an adult she broadened her explorations, including becoming a senior field instructor for the National Outdoor leadership Schools (NOLS) with over 300 weeks in wild places.
Emily is a teacher, outdoorswoman, therapist, and community leader who loves to befriend women who are learning to find their strength in the outdoors.
The girls were my favorite part of the course. I feel that I made friendship that will last a lifetime. And, I learned a lot from the staff about how to be a strong woman.
Rebecca, age 17, Leadership Course