Project Courage

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Project Courage is for girls and gender non-conforming youth entering 7th and 8th grade. Students will carry everything they need in backpacks and travel by foot through the scenic trails of Point Reyes National Seashore as well as paddle in sea kayaks on the magical Tomales Bay. This course is a 13-day, 12-night expedition. All gear, food, and transportation is provided and no prior experience is necessary.

Project Courage serves as a great next step after the Redwood Adventure course or is a great first step for a student wanting a longer course experience.  The name “Project Courage” comes from the root meaning of the word “courage” - from the heart - and the “project” refers to an opportunity for youth to speak their truth in an environment that supports their learning and growth.

Project Courage Program Details

Please check back for details about Project Courage in 2020. Find the 2019 course description here.

Program Cost

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 | $25-100

$26,000-50,000 | $25-300

$51,000-75,000 | $50-500

$76,000-100,000 | $125-800

$100,000-125,000 | $225-1000

$126,000-150,000 | $350-2000

$200,000+ | $500-3000+

Please review our Payment Policy before applying.