ALL Ages-11-to-13 Ages-13-to-15 Ages-15-to-18 Ages-9-to-11 Capstone Climbing-and-Caving Introductory Mountain-Biking Ocean Rescue Rites-of-Passage SPACE-AVAILABLE Sampler Whitewater Wilderness-Skills
Wilderness Adventures for Girls
Sun Jun 27 - Sat Jul 3, 2021
(7 days)
Ages 11 - 13

Attention all spirited, fun, and adventurous girls! Come join us as we journey into the outdoors. We will form lasting friendships as we live, play, share stories, and laugh together. We start out hiking along a river trail to where our canoes await us and then paddle across a remote lake to a magical hidden cove. Here we will create our wilderness home. Days will be spent swimming, practicing paddling skills, making wilderness crafts, singing, and exploring the lakeshore to see what lies beyond our camp. In the evenings, we will come together around the campfire to reflect on our experiences. This fabulous adventure cannot be missed, and can be continued on into the future with our Wild Girls program.

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Bike Girls!
Sun Jul 4 - Sat Jul 10, 2021
(7 days)
Ages 11 - 13

Come join the Bike Girls as we journey boldly into the wild places! We will form lasting friendships as we learn the art of mountain biking, with the Green Mountains of Vermont as our home. We will live, play, laugh, and learn the beauty of riding our bicycles, all the while experiencing the magic of living in nature, crafting with our own two hands, and sleeping under the stars. As a pack of wild and adventurous girls, we will practice biking skills, navigate the forest roads and single-tracks, and learn to fix our own bikes, taking home with us new skills as bike mechanics. In the evenings we gather around the fire to share stories and to set our intentions for tomorrow’s adventure. We will come away from this expedition empowered as females, ready to use our new riding muscles to face the challenges and experience the beauty of the world! No previous mountain biking experience is necessary and bikes are available for rent!

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Wild Girls
Sun Jul 18 - Sat Jul 31, 2021
(14 days)
Ages 13 - 15

Wild Girls unite! As a unique community of adventurous, supportive, and collaborative girls we will embark on a journey full of poetry, sunshine, water, and beautiful views. We will backpack through the Mahoosuc Mountains down to the Rapid River where we will travel white water by cataraft. We will continue across Lake Umbagog to the outflow of the Androscoggin River and end our expedition with yet another exciting set of rapids. Along our journey we will visit Mahoosuc Guide Service, where we will meet a family of 36 loving huskie sled dogs. Throughout our experience we will make sure to leave time for journaling, singing, swimming and observing wildlife. We will create special wilderness camps at night, handcraft, tell stories and form a trusting community.

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Boys Rite of Passage
Sun Jul 25 - Sat Aug 7, 2021
(14 days)
Ages 13 - 15

A call to all boys who wish to become the best that they can be! Join us in meeting a challenge that could change how you grow into a man. During this two-week expedition we will challenge our minds, bodies, and spirits while immersing ourselves in the beauty of the Vermont wilderness. Like the ancient school of the Samurai, we will wake early in the morning with exercises that build our concentration and dexterity, our strength, and our will. The coming expedition will test us. We will carry everything we need on our backs. The mountains and river valleys will be our guides, the wind and the rain our teachers. We will not follow trails but blaze our own way, relying on maps, compasses, and our intuition. At night, we’ll gather around the fire to share wisdom and tell stories. As boys crossing the threshold into manhood, we will experience ceremony, build a joyful community, speak from our hearts, and have an opportunity to be alone in the wilderness. Will you join us? 

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