Backpacking Trips for Teens

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Register before March 15th for Early Bird Discounts!

Want to learn more? Join us for a Teen Open House/Pizza Party! RSVP HERE

WHO: For teens who identify as female, trans, and gender-nonconforming and are entering grades 7-12. These trips are for teens who are ready to get out of the city, grow your comfort zone, seek out new experiences, and discover the magic of the natural world that is always waiting for you.

WHERE: Big Basin (6 day, grades 7-10) and Big Sur (8 day, grades 10-12) 

WHEN: June 24-30 2019 (6 day) AND July 7-14 2019 (8 day)

WHAT: We offer a 6 day or 8 day backpacking trip, open to those with and without backpacking experience. 

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.

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. People of all backgrounds and identities are encouraged to join!

Want to learn more? Join us for a Teen Open House/Pizza Party! RSVP HERE


6-Day Trek: $1070 (before March 15), $1170 (after March 15)

Scholarships available on our online registration, starting at $965 (before March 15), $1015 (after March 15).

8-Day Trek: $1400 (before March 15), $1460 (after March 15)

Scholarships available on our online registration, starting at $1220 (before March 15), $1280 (after March 15).

Payment Plans Available on our Online Registration. Contact us if you need additional scholarship. No one turned away!


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Contact Information


Phone: 510-731-0308

Address: 454 Las Gallinas Ave,

Suite 1028 San Rafael, CA 94903


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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