On the Rise is FULL 

July 31- AugUst 11, 2019

On The Rise is backpacking course for youth entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.  Participants spend 12 days and 11 nights backpacking and camping in the High Sierra. All gear, food, and transportation is provided.

Alumni from this course can apply to become Assistant Instructors for GirlVentures and/or join our Youth Advisory Board.

Course Description

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To ensure that all girls have the opportunity to participate in our programs, we offer sliding scale tuition. Once a participant is accepted for a specific course, they and their family will self-select their household income range, tuition amount, and preferred payment plan. We do not require proof of income. We ask that families pay an amount within the recommended sliding scale for their income bracket, at minimum. Selected tuition may be paid in up to four monthly installments. As a non-profit, GirlVentures subsidizes the tuition of all participants.

Income * -  Sliding Scale

Up to 25,000 - $50-300

25,000-50,000 - $300-600

50,000-75,000 - $600-900

76,000-100,000 - $900-1100

100,000-125,000 - $1100-1500

125,000-150,000 - $1500-2000

150,000-175,000 - $2000-2500

175,000-200,000 - $2500-3000

200,000+ - $3000+
*Numbers are based on 2016 HUD levels for San Francisco for a 4 person household.


Please review our Payment Policy before applying.