On the Rise
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.
How to Apply:
1) Click on your course of interest.
2) Read the Course Description, review dates, age requirement, payment information and policies
(at the bottom of the page).
3) Click Apply and complete the online application.
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.