Adventure. Discovery. Action.

Our Mission: GirlVentures inspires girls to lead through outdoor adventure, inner discovery, and collective action.

The only nonprofit of its kind, GirlVentures combines outdoor adventure with social emotional learning for adolescent girls, at a critical time in their lives. Our programs nurture girls’ self-esteem, resilience, and leadership skills, catalyzing their development as empathetic, confident conservationists and allies. Explore our approach.

Impact & Inclusivity

WE BUILD GIRLS' OUTDOOR SKILLS AND ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

92%

are confident they belong in nature

WE CREATE SPACE FOR GIRLS TO EXPLORE, HONOR, AND APPLY THEIR STRENGTHS

92%

feel empowered to try activities some people think girls can’t or shouldn’t do

WE ENABLE GIRLS TO LEAD INCLUSIVE, RESILIENT COMMUNITIES

93%

believe they can now be leaders

GirlVentures practices radical inclusion. We make our programs as widely accessible as possible, and we adopt organizational practices that actively promote inclusion, cultural humility, and more equitable distribution of resources. Learn more about our commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Through GirlVentures I gained the courage to step out of my comfort zone as I made friends with new groups of people, took on incredible physical challenges, stepped up as a leader, and learned to communicate my needs.

I lost sight of the shore, and in doing so, I found myself crossing an ocean to become a more confident girl.
— Tatiana, age 16

Powerful Programs

GirlVentures' programs catalyze positive personal change. We explore identity, social justice, leadership, health, and the environment, nurturing girls’ self-esteem and resilience as they develop into empathetic, confident conservationists and allies.

As a nonprofit organization, GirlVentures is dedicated to providing equitable access to outdoor education. We subsidize the cost of course tuition for all our participants.

  • 80% of our participants receive financial support.

  • Sliding scale tuition starts at $50 per participant.

  • We provide free, high-quality clothing, equipment and food to each participant.

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