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Women’s Wilderness

Grant Recipient of $5,000: 2017 - 2021

About Women's Wilderness

Women’s Wilderness supports girls, women and LGBTQ+ people in accessing their power and improving their health through connections to the outdoors and community. The organization’s approach is pro-girl, experiential, holistic and nature-based. All courses have been designed both by qualified outdoor guides and by therapists, educators, and gender experts to help girls navigate the aforementioned challenges of adolescence. Every session or day on course pairs a physical, outdoor experience with sessions from our custom curriculum.


“I felt my real strength, and how much I can do. I also made a lot of new friends because we were all in the same boat, and no one was going to laugh at you or tell you something you said was wrong.”


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Equity and Resilience Outside

Support from The Cairn Project in 2021 will fund at least 10 scholarships for Women’s Wilderness’ Girls Wilderness Adventure expeditions – week-long courses that include a mix of backpacking, hiking, nature immersion, rock climbing, and gender-informed leadership development. These courses take participants to locations along the Front Range in Colorado, into the Rockies, and new this year, to Wyoming and New Mexico!

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