Are you a girl who loves …
to follow rocks down a stream, connect with the plants and the animals, make crafts and herbal medicine, to connect with a kind and courageous group of girls?
Are you a mom or womxn caregiver who wants…
to be part of a supportive female community as your daughter grows from girl to teenager to woman, and cultivate a deeper connection with her in the process?
Come be a part of a thriving village …
Give yourself and your child the gift of being supported in the important transition from her childhood into her teenage years by a healthy and inspiring female/femme, nature-based village.
*Girls/Moms includes cis and trans girls/womyn as well as those assigned female at birth who are gender expansive, gender questioning/fluid. LGBTQIA+ friendly.
WHAT: Artemis Village is an intergenerational, multicultural, femme centered earth village – dedicated to empowering our youth by providing opportunities for deep connection to the natural world and our wild relations, eachother, and self-awareness and confidence from within.
WHEN: Monday to Sunday – July 6-12 and/or July 13-19 | Mothers or Female Caregivers joins Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon!
Artemis has two sessions. Campers who are entering 4th or 5th grade are welcome for one week. Campers entering 6th grade and above are welcome for one week or two weeks.
WHERE: Hidden Falls Girlscout camp, Santa Cruz Mountains, Soquel, CA
WHO: For female-identified youth* entering grades 4-9
TUITION: Early Bird Tuition $1,185.00 (discount ends Jan. 31, 2020) Standard $1,235.00, Median $1,383.00, Actual $1,540.00
This includes tuition for child for full week + adult caregiver on weekend
We value ethnic, gender, and economic diversity. All backgrounds and identities are encouraged to join! Payment Plans Available and several scholarship tiers are available on our Online Registration. Additional scholarship can be applied for. Registration and Scholarship info here.
Movement and Yoga
Water Honoring Ceremony
Sharing Circles and “Inner Tracking”
Moon Time Awareness
Self Care and Nurturance
“This camp and Gaia Girls Passages has strengthened my bond with my daughter by plugging her into the energy of her source and the knowledge of who she is, as a girl emerging into a woman and as a human being.” ~ Amy, mother of Skye Manley
See more reflections from mothers HERE
Our Beautiful Location!
We are blessed to have a new site in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains this year. We are across the creek from where we hosted Artemis for our first two years – at Girl Scout camp Camp Hidden Falls… here’s a sneak peak from Sarai’s visit this fall:
Accommodations: There is potable water throughout the camp and in our kitchen. All meals will be provided with organic ingredients and local when possible. Diet accommodates omnivores, vegetarians, and those with allergies of any kind (which you will indicate on registration form). Pit toilets and flushing toilets are available as well as hot showers. Pods will be in open air cabins or tents. For weekend – Caregivers will have options to sleep inside or outside in tents.
Check out our amazing Auntie Team, many of whom will be a part of Artemis Village!
TEEN and APPRENTICE AUNTIES:
Share and grow your leadership through serving the village as a teen auntie or apprentice. Teens and apprentices will arrive and receive training before camp starts and be assigned to a pod to support during camp. Stipend included.
Mother or Female Caregiver’s Attendance
We highly recommend that mother or female caregiver* join us from Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon.
If there is an extenuating circumstance that prevents you from coming for Thursday evening through Saturday, then we ask mother or a caregiver to be there on Saturday from 10am-2pm.
If mother or female caregiver has a younger sibling (any gender) who is nursing or under 2, she is welcome to bring along