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COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update: Women’s Wilderness summer courses are running as scheduled. April women’s and family courses and Girls Lead for Life spring season has been suspended, with the exception of our girls’ outdoor climbing day. We have shifted the dates and location of the Summit Sisters retreat to Magic Sky Ranch near Red Feather Lakes on August 28-30, 2020. For more information about our decision making here.



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We share the gifts of the wilderness with people of all colors, backgrounds, sizes, gender identities, and experience levels.  Our specialty is helping girls and women become their strongest, best selves, while providing solid instruction in wilderness travel and outdoor skills.


All our programs share these important elements:

  • Our instructors are skilled outdoor educators AND role models for our participants
  • We emphasize technical outdoor skills and time in the wilderness as a route towards greater self-confidence, self-efficacy, and empowerment
  • All courses occur in an atmosphere that cultivates respect, inclusivity, and collaboration


Women’s Wilderness is a 501 C-3 non-profit organization.  We are incredibly proud that in the history of our organization, we have never turned a girl away for financial reasons. Our Girls’ Wilderness Program is the heart of Women’s Wilderness’s mission, providing one- to ten-day adventures for girls in a supportive ‘girl-positive’ environment.

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