Backpacking Trips for Teens
BACKPACKING TRIPS FOR TEENS
6 DAY AND 8 DAY TRIPS, SUMMER 2019
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 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 Mountains to Sea Backpacking Trip in the Santa Cruz Mountains for teens entering grades 7-10 and an 8 Day Big Sur Soul Quest and backpacking trip for teens entering grades 10-12 and graduating seniors. Both are open to those with and without backpacking experience.
WHEN: June 24-29, 2019 (6 day) AND July 14-21, 2019 (8 day)
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!
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.
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!
Backpacking Manager Caitlin Davies has years of experience in the backcountry, will be one of the lead guides on both trips, and is excited to answer any questions you have specific to our Backcountry trips! Read more about Caitlin here.
Contact her at Caitlin@gaiagirlspassages.org