Young Women Soar in the Great Outdoors

Each of the following trips empowers young women to step up as leaders with support from their peers, giving them hands-on experience learning wilderness skills. Campers share their collective experiences as young women growing up in today’s world and learn from excellent female trip leaders how to navigate both the trail and life.

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Female Leadership – Adirondack Paddler (Grades 7-8)

The Adirondack Paddler is for the water-loving adventurer looking to develop their paddling skills and themselves. From paddling small streams, to large lakes, to whitewater this trip offers opportunities to build confidence and leadership in addition to mastering paddling. **Participants must be comfortable in water and know how to swim**

Level: Introductory

Age: Entering 7th and 8th grade

Gender: Female

Duration:12 days total (9 days on trail)

What: Canoeing, Whitewater Rafting and Sea Kayaking

Where: Adirondack Park

Requirements: Willingness and interest by the participant to be immersed in nature and the camping lifestyle. Camping experienced not required.

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2019  Session Dates: 
Session 4: August 11th – 23rd

Tuition Fee: $2,000


Female Leadership – Long Trail (Grades 8-9)

Join us as we hike the beginning portion of the Vermont Long Trail. The Long Trail is a 272-mile footpath that travels from the Massachusetts-Vermont border to the Canadian border. This trail climbs rugged mountains and passes pristine ponds, hardwood forests, and beautiful streams. Join us on an adventure of a lifetime as we tackle sections of Vermont’s Long Trail.

Level: Intermediate

Age: Entering 8th and 9th grade

Gender: Female

Duration:12 days total (9 days on trail)

What: Backpacking

Where: Vermont

Requirements: Willingness and interest by the participant to be immersed in nature and the camping lifestyle. Camping experience with Frost Valley YMCA or other program preferred but not required.

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2019 Dates:
Session 1: June 30th – July 12th

Tuition Fee: $2,000


Female Leadership – White Mountains Hike & Climb (Grades 9-10)

Travel to the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire and experience some of the most amazing vistas on the East Coast. Backpacking and climbing in the White Mountains offers challenging experiences that build confidence, character, and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Age: Entering 9th and 10th grade

Gender: Female

Duration:12 days total (9 days on trail)

What: Backpacking, Climbing

Where: White Mountains National Forest, New Hampshire

Requirements: Willingness and interest by the participant to be immersed in nature and the camping lifestyle. Camping experience at Frost Valley YMCA or with other program preferred.

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2019 Dates:
Session 2: July 14th – July 26th

Tuition Fee: $2,250

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