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Girls Pacific Northwest Backpacking Adventure


Jul 28 - Aug 10, 2024


14 days


14 - 15 yrs



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Find new challenges in the wilderness

Join a group of motivated girls to explore the wilderness. On this course for 14- and 15-year-olds, you’ll dive into learning leadership and outdoor skills as you backpack through the mountains of Olympic National Park or North Cascades National Park. Climb to the tops of jagged peaks and wander evergreen forests. Learn about local ecology as you backpack through wide plateaus and cross rivers. Wake up to see the sun rise on glacier-carved peaks, and fall asleep ready to take on the next day. Even if you’ve never been camping before, this course is a great way to learn more about the outdoors—and yourself.

Leadership skills will be a key part of this course. You and your group will learn how to be leaders as you meet fresh challenges, and you’ll use your new skills every day. Making a decision about where to camp teaches you about good judgment, while resolving an argument teaches you about communication. These experiences will help you figure out what your leadership style is and how you support your group. At the end of this course, you’ll walk away with real experiences that will help you be a leader at school, at home, and for the rest of your life.

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