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July 20, 2019 - August 1, 2019
Join GirlVentures for Transitions! Transitions is for girls and gender non-conforming youth entering 9th grade . Participants spend 14 days and 13 nights backpacking, camping, and climbing in the high Sierra, North West of Kings Canyon National Park. All gear, food, and transportation is provided and no prior experience is necessary. Courses begin between 8-9 am on the first day and end between 4 -6 pm on the last day.
Transitions serves as great next step after the Project Courage course or is a great first step for a student wanting a longer course experience. The course is named Transitions because it is meant to honor the transition between middle school and high school and serve as a right of passage into the next stage of adolescence.
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. The activities of backpacking, climbing and repelling provide 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.
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 and apply here.
This event is hosted by GirlVentures, a member organization of Alliance for Girls.