Point Reyes Trip

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WHO: For teens who identify as female*, trans, and gender-nonconforming and are entering grades 7-10. These trips are for teens who are ready to step out of the city, grow your comfort zone, meet new like-minded friends, seek out new experiences, discover new parts of yourself and experience the magic of the natural world that is always waiting for you.

WHAT: We offer a 6-day, 5-night backpacking trip into lovely Point Reyes National Seashore. Starting in the mountainous northern region Pt Reyes, we’ll work our way to the sea, following the shore for most of the trip with some side trips into coastal valleys and waterfalls. This 19-mile hike concludes at the Palomarin trailhead. This trip is open to those with and without backpacking experience.

WHEN: August 3-8, 2020

WHY: Our teen years are inundated with messages about who and how we’re supposed to be. It becomes hard, sometimes near impossible, to hear our inner voice or to know where to turn to for good life advice.

*Includes (sis, trans, AFAB gender expansive)

Nothing clears the mind and connects us with our hearts like the natural world.

Earth is our most honest ally, and if we slow down enough to listen to the lessons that surround us, we have everything we need to hear to be strong, authentic, compassionate people.

And at a time when teens are seeking to grow in their independence, responsibility, and abilities, nothing quite helps us stand so tall as spending a week taking care of all your needs just with the pack on your back, the world around you, and your own two hands. Our sense of empowerment and ability can grow leaps and bounds.


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.

In addition to cis girls (gender matches sex assigned at birth), we include in our definition of “girl” those who identify as transgender, genderqueer, and gender nonconforming who feel that Gaia Girls is a supportive home for them. In addition, all sexual orientations are welcome. Men and boys are welcome on special days when explicitly invited, but can not be participants of GGP unto themselves.


Early Bird Tuition $1,110.00 (discount ends Jan. 31, 2020)

Standard $1,160.00, Median $1,299.00, Actual $1,390.00


Scholarships available on our online registration

Payment Plans Available 

Contact us if you need additional scholarship. No one turned away!


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Contact Information

Email: support@gaiagirlspassages.org

Phone: 510-731-0308

Address: 651 66th Street

Oakland, CA 94609

Facebook: www.facebook.com/gaiagirlspassages/

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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