Oakland/Soquel, CA   


Girls ages 9-18

Gaia Girls Passages provides an intergenerational community that fosters a connection to the natural world, builds confidence, voice, and leadership, and supports female-identified youth through the changes from childhood to young adulthood. This summer, we offer a Day Camp, Overnight Camp, and Backpacking Trips. 

Artemis Wilderness Village is our overnight camp that gives you and your child the gift of being supported and uplifted by a healthy and inspiring nature-based village in the woods! The camp is for girls grades 4-9, moms/female caregivers join for the weekend. Learn fire building, animal tracking, herbal medicine making, basket weaving, and enjoy lake swimming and canoeing, song sharing, storytelling around the campfire, star gazing, and bonding with a nurturing female intergenerational community. 

Also, check out Gaia Girls Nature Day Camp for grades 2-3 and 4-5. Participants will make herbal medicines, track animals, make nature-based crafts and learn beginning wilderness skills. Woven with stories and music revolving around personal and group care, earth-care, connection and play. This camp is also a way for students to get a taste of what Gaia Girls does in our afterschool programs. Any student who loves the outdoors and wants to learn crafts and some basic earth skills will enjoy this camp. Instructors will share knowledge of local plants, birds, animals. We will also share earth skills including camoflauge, shelter building, widdling, and crafts such as natural dye and basketry with the students. 

Lastly, we have empowering Backpacking and Soul Quest programs for teens entering grades 7-12+. There will be three separate trips taking place in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Point Reyes, and Big Sur. Nothing clears the mind and connects us with our hearts like the natural world. These camping trips are for those who are ready to step out, grow their comfort zone, meet new like-minded friends, seek out new experiences. Discover new parts of yourself and experience the magic of the natural world that is always waiting for you.

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