Women in the Wild | Girls Leadership Adventure (overnight)

Join us for ACES’ signature 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. Girls will learn skills to help them become more confident in the wilderness, make new friends, and create their own adventure in the mountains of the Roaring Fork Valley. 

Participants must have prior backpacking 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 the trailhead at 10am with all your camping gear
Friday: Pickup at trailhead at 12pm.
“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” - T.S. Eliot

Scholarship & Camp Information

What To Bring:

Their own clean masks or face coverings labeled with their names, and a backpack that they can carry themselves filled with:

  • Their own snacks, lunch, and filled reusable water bottles.
  • A hat, warm layer, change of clothes, extra socks, sunscreen, and rain jacket.
  • Optional closed-toed water shoes (Keens or similar). Toys and electronics are to be left at home.

Please remember to label everything. Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy, closed-toed shoes - no open-toed sandals! Optional- closed-toed shoes/sandles for water exploration. 

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: Fill out a Bike Board Card and add a sticker every time you come to Hallam Lake in something other than your own car. Bike Board participants are entered to win great prizes all summer long including local gift certificates, bike accessories, 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. 


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Registration closed on 07/16/2021