The Cairn Project supports outdoor learning & leadership for girls+ around the US.
Outside is where community and leadership take root for girls+.
At The Cairn Project, we know that connection to the outdoors fosters transformative growth and learning for girls+: seeding tenacity, strength, and the willingness to face the unexpected.
But for too many families, this opportunity for their girls remains out of reach. Our program supports widened access to nature-based learning around the US, funding scholarships and other nuts-and-bolts needs that increase accessibility for young women from ALL backgrounds.
What is girls+?
Taking cues from our grantee partners, The Cairn Project uses the word “girl” as reference to gender-expansive youth (cis girls, trans girls, trans boys, non-binary youth, and any girl-identified youth). People of marginalized gender identities face unique challenges to equal access and participation outside. We are committed to learning from and with our partners as our collective action and programs continue to evolve.
How We Expand Outdoor Access
Getting Out & Giving Back
We mobilize a broad community of support under the mandate of “More Girls Outside.” Our adventure-driven crowdfunding program supports small grants for outdoor opportunities for girls around the US.
Community & Connection
We bring together a wide group of women+ who want to catalyze outdoor passion into a force for good, share learning and stories, and raise the profile of women and girls in outdoor adventure.
We’re bringing together a community that is inspired to catalyze outdoor passion into a force for good, share learning and stories, and raise the profile of women and girls in outdoor adventure.
Get Involved with The Cairn Project
The Cairn Project raises money by equipping passionate outdoor enthusiasts with the tools and support they need to elevate their next great adventure into an inspired fundraiser.
Donations fund small grants to local partners who are empowering young women through transformative outdoor experiences.
Meet Our Ambassadors & See Their Adventures
Our Ambassador community brings together folks who are dedicating time to supporting each other and our mission to expand outdoor access for girls and young women. Through adventure fundraisers and storytelling, our volunteer Ambassadors raise awareness of the critical importance of girls-only outdoor programs. And among the crew of Ambassadors, there’s sharing and learning that builds our bond as a “Get Out, Give Back” team.