Artemis Village for Girls and Moms

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Artemis Wilderness Village for Girls and Moms*

Artemis Wilderness Village has been cancelled for this summer due to Covid-19 concerns.  Instead we have a day camp in the East Bay.  We will miss our village this summer and we very much hope to see you next summer!

Are you someone 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 peers?

Are you a mom or womxn caregiver who wants…

to be part of a supportive community as your daughter grows from child to teenager, 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 childhood into their teenage years by a healthy, inspiring and intergenerational nature-based village.

*Girls/Moms includes cis and trans girls/womxn as well as those who are gender expansive, gender questioning/fluid. LGBTQIA+ friendly.

WHAT: Artemis Village is an intergenerational, multicultural, earth village – dedicated to empowering our youth by providing opportunities for deep connection to the natural world and our wild relations, each other, and self-awareness and confidence from within.

WHEN: Monday to Sunday – July 6-12 and/or July 13-19 | Mothers or womxn identified Caregivers join 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 girl-identified youth* entering grades 4-10

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.

Natural crafting
Herbal medicine
Animal Tracking
Improvisational Theater
Movement and Yoga
Creative Writing
Evening Campfires
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:

“Hidden falls,” and the deep pools along  Glenwood Basin  creek await 
our swims and wanders on hot summer days
“Hidden falls,” and the deep pools along Glenwood Basin creek await our swims and wanders on hot summer days
Fire circles await our camp songs!
Fire circles await our camp songs!
Dining hall awaits our delicious organic food and good conversations
Dining hall awaits our delicious organic food and good conversations
Bunks await us moving in with our pods for each age group!
Bunks await us moving in with our pods for each age group!

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!



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 Womxn Caregiver’s Attendance

  • We highly recommend that mother or womxn identified 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 caregiver has a younger sibling (any gender) who is nursing or under 2, she is welcome to bring along


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Contact Information


Phone: 510-731-0308

Address: 651 66th Street

Oakland, CA 94609


Most photography by Erika Gagnon

Gaia Girls Passages is a project of Gaia Passages, a tax-deductible 501(c)(3) organization. Tax ID # is 82-1688828 

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