The outdoors is a magical playground full of creative possibilities, lost lands, and fierce adventures. We’ve enjoyed seeing women’s lives changed in this environment and yet, each year, as we planned, packed, and left for camp, our young girls incessantly asked if they could join. The look of disappointment when we said, “not this year,” was enough to break a statue’s stone heart. UNTIL 2021…
When we got to scream a resounding,
“YES! YOU CAN COME! ”
Confidence, courage, and community are foundational ideals all young girls should have. These traits create a personal trampoline to launch girls into adulthood with the support and skills needed to thrive. Just as SheVentures exists so that “All women believe they are capable of finding, belonging to, and navigating any outdoor environment,” SHEshe exists for that very same reason.
Planned for a BIG + little team, this camp experience will have the same spirit and vision of SheVentures, with the execution of a party to which any young girl would excitedly RSVP.
(Oh, and our, um, younger teammates, wanted to make sure we told you this isn’t a foo-foo-fancy slumber party. This is a legit weekend in the woods where pastels and mud are friends.)
We’ll 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!
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!
2:00 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
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Coffee & Fruit Ready
Pack it up
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.
For 2021, we’re inviting 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. $750 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. We break camp out into payments, beginning with a $250 deposit at registration followed by 5 monthly payments of $100. 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).
Yeah, after running in the woods or climbing boulders we stink. But we don’t have running water in the woods. No worries. We’ll have a couple of options. If it’s been a nice wet summer we’ll have some sweet rivers to bathe in. If it’s dry we’ll show you other options to ditching the nasty. Well, some of it.
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’ll 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.