There's something magical about listening to a group of girls laughing around the glow of a campfire while eating s'mores. Hearing them cheer each other on at the rock climbing wall or seeing them high-five their Mom after crossing a creek on a mountain bike is even better. Camping with littles (even if they don't consider themselves a "little" anymore) isn't just inspiring; it's also indispensable for growing their confidence, resilience, and community.
Just as SheVentures exists so that “All women believe they are capable of finding, belonging to, and navigating any outdoor environment,” sheSHE exists for the same. When a girl believes they have what it takes to show up, add value, and adventure in ANY space, their future is limitless.
Planned for a BIG + little team, this camp experience has the same spirit and vision as SheVentures, with a few more snacks and games. sheSHE is appropriately challenging and, like SheVentures, is wildly inclusive and accessible...to everyone. Neurodivergent and neurotypical, vegans and meat-eaters, tall and short humans, all are welcome at the campfire.
We have rock climbing, hiking, cooking around the fire, and so much more. And similar to SheVentures, the goal isn’t to be the best, the goal is confidence, courage, and connection with the outdoors, and with YOU, their BIG!
Whether it’s a Mother/Daughter, Grandma/Granddaughter, Mentor/Mentee, or any other combination of a little + BIG, sheSHEVENTURES will deliver laughs and memories you’ll each treasure for a lifetime!
3 Pillars of Camp:
Knowledge is important in the outdoors AND the confidence gained from learning new things transfers to every area of life. At sheSHE, we don't stop at outdoor skills, we also introduce the important skill of knowing who we are and the incredible value we offer the world!
The outdoors are beautiful in solitude AND with friends. Just like big adventures require teamwork, life is also best lived with others. Camp helps foster connections and creates a meaningful community of girls from all over the United States so no matter where life takes them, they'll have a network of supportive relationships.
Everything learned at camp is meant to be taken outside the "tree line" and into the world. Skills, friendships, and the invitation to adventure are best shared with others. Campers should feel empowered to invite friends into the outdoors and encourage them to be brave and do hard things!
Learned Skills (there's more but you'll get the idea from these)
•Leave No Trace
•Water Conservation and Filtration
•Fire Building and Safety
•First Aid Awareness
•Navigation: Maps, Compass, Trail Signs
•Rock Climbing, Mtn Biking, Hiking
•Different Types of Adventures
•How to Choose Gear
•How to Properly Pack and Backpack
•How to Setup a Tent and Shelter
4 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration & Go Setup Your Tent
Welcome & Introductions
Bedtime (or at least whisper time)
Up and Eat
S'mores, Stories, & Silliness
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Pack it up, We all pitch in!
Leave Camp (better than ya found it)
FAQ, Gear, & All the Details
If we listed all the activities to choose from we’d take up three more pages. Our schedule is full enough to keep our girl’s attention but not so full, that we don’t have moments to “be.” Some of the most powerful connections happen when we’re sitting around the fire with no agenda or scheduled activity. We hope to introduce our girls to these sacred spaces.
We’ll have rock climbing, hiking, fire-building, first-aid, wilderness survival, and nature photography options along with other fun opportunities. There’s even talk of a “Variety Show”…you know, every adult woman’s favorite activity.
And our biggest offer is flexibility. While there’s a long list of ways to engage, we recognize some little+big teams sometimes need space and a quiet hike in the woods together. This adventure weekend is a “Choose Your Own Adventure,” experience. We’re high on invitation, low on demand.
No doubt food is a hot topic for anything involving kids. We plan on having the pickiest of eaters sitting next to the most non-discriminatory eaters…and both will be happy. We'll stick to things most adults and kids love.
Taco bars, oatmeal with the MOST delicious add-ins, fruit, peanut butter and jelly (and yes, we’ll have grape AND strawberry jelly), veggie burgers, meat burgers, pancakes, and lots of whipped cream. And bacon. Apparently, camping doesn’t happen unless there’s bacon.
And for the BIGS, we’ll add wine & beer to the menu. EVERYONE has fun at camp!
We also care about food preferences. Like, a lot. We want ALL women and girls to feel welcomed and considered at camp. This means we’ll have food for herbivores, carnivores, gluten-free-ivores, and any other ‘ivore, there is. And we pay attention and take it seriously. There ain’t no one who wants to sit in the porta-potty all weekend. No. One.
Our pie-in-the-sky dream is to have two SHEsheVENTURE camp weekends. One for 7-11 year olds and the other for 12-16-year-olds. Because we’re a volunteer lead camp, we do our best to honor our volunteers and not kill them.
We invite girls 7+ to camp. If your little is on the birthday fence, we’ll trust you to use your best judgment to determine if they’re ready for that environment.
Number of “Littles”
Imagine you’re rock climbing. Now imagine your little below you and several other women climbing routes up a cliff, with a belayer below. We take safety SO seriously…we don’t budge on it… EVER... and the adult to kid ratio is a major factor in this.
We’ll allow a second little to come with an adult on an individual basis. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in bringing multiple girls with you.
We tried to keep the cost low. $500 for the weekend covers all meals, gear, and some fun stuff to take home. And the porta-potties. Yeah, we won't make you poop in the woods...just yet. Our goal is to inspire you to leave camp believing in yourself more deeply. We're passionate about this camp being accessible to everyone AND we need to cover the cost of creating an excellent experience. We recognize this is a big financial investment and never want money to be a barrier. AND, thanks to some of our amazing partners, we do offer scholarships. Reach out and tell us your story. The campfire is for everyone and we'll do our best to create space for all.
Poop in the woods? Sounds fun until it gets a little messy. While we’re keen to camp some stuff just isn’t worth the fight. We'll have a few porta-potties available. But there’s also plenty of woods, and we encourage bravery (and hand sanitizer).
After hiking in the woods or climbing boulders we stink. But we don’t have running water in the woods. And we're capable so...we figured it out. If you need to knock the dirt off you or the little we have stalls for solar showers. Or you can use wet wipes. Or you can just skip bathing for the weekend. No judgement here.
Don’t have gear, never fear. That’s what this weekend is about. Your campsite host will contact you a few weeks before the big party and you’ll work together to cover your needs. While you’ll want to have your own personal gear like a sleeping bag, pillow, and possibly your own toothbrush, we can help cover your big-ticket items like a tent. And here’s the super amazing thing. We’ve got outdoor gurus who can help you find and buy anything you might want for your outdoor future. Consider them your personal adventure shoppers.