Women of the Wild | Girls Leadership Adventure (overnight)

Girls standing at trailhead with backpacks on a smiling faces

Join us for our second ever all girls wilderness leadership backpacking adventure! This week-long program aims to inspire young women to challenge themselves, learn about the natural world and each other, and have fun! Participants will venture into the mountains and embark on a three-night backpacking trip of discovery, leadership, and personal challenge. Activities will include team challenges, navigation skills, storytelling, and camp craft. Participants will learn skills to help them become more confident in the wilderness, make new friends, and create their own adventure in the headwaters of the Roaring Fork Valley. 

Prerequisite: Kids must have prior camping experience and should feel comfortable living in the outdoor environment for the week. 

Overnight Details:
Monday: 9:30am – 3:30pm at Hallam Lake
Tuesday: meet at Hallam Lake parking lot at 10am with all your camping gear
Friday: pick up at Hallam Lake parking lot at 12pm.
Kids will need their own sleeping bag and pad, essential clothes for the overnight. Some kids will bring their own tents to share. ACES provides healthy, kid-friendly lunch, dinner and breakfast. Overnight details and gear questions will be worked out at the beginning of the week.

What To Bring:

Pack a backpack with snack, lunch, reusable water bottle, rain jacket, warm layer, sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses. Please remember to label everything. Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy, closed-toed shoes - no open-toe sandals!

How To Get There:

Please walk, bike, bus, or carpool to ACES at Hallam Lake whenever possible! Parking is extremely limited and alternate transportation is fun and saves the planet.

BIKE BOARD CHALLENGE: In the summer, every time you come to Hallam Lake in something other than your own car you will earn a sticker to place on our Bike Board. Bike Board participants are entered to win great prizes all summer long including local gift certificates, bike accessories, ACES classes, reusable bags, and more. 

PARKING LOT: Limited parking is available for Hallam Lake visitors only. Please park efficiently. Drop-off overflow parking for Hallam Lake programs is available in the West End (2 hour free parking) with an easy walk down the stairs to the center. We are an IDLE FREE community. 


Wildlife, Science and Hiking



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  • Kids : 11, 12, 13 and over
    • Class maximum: 10
    • Spots available: 0. There are currently no spots available, please add the class to your cart to join the waitlist.
    Registration closed on 06/28/2019