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On the Rise Camp
July 31 - August 11
On The Rise is backpacking course for youth entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. Participants spend 12 days and 11 nights backpacking and camping in the High Sierra. All gear, food, and transportation is provided.
While living together in a self designed community that reflects the values chosen by the group, students explore concepts such as trust, social justice, identity, and leadership in depth. Backpacking provides the format and structure through which young people can develop the physical, emotional, and social tools that help them be successful on this course and also with their families, schools and other groups. Students also learn and practice the facilitation skills needed as an AI.
Youth will sleep in 4 person tents each night, and take turns cooking nutritious meals for each other. All this while learning the importance of Leave No Trace Ethics, and the connection between the natural world and people. Students will take on different leadership roles each day and guide the daily activities for their peers, with instructor support.
Find more information on the course, as well as the application, here.
This event is hosted by GirlVentures, a member organization of Alliance for Girls.