Feral Girls Summer Camp

Feral Girls Summer Camp

1,100.00

A backpacking adventure sandwiched in starlit nights at base camp.  We'll bond, howl at the moon, learn plant medicine, spend days outside challenging ourselves and belly laughing.

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Feral Girls Summer Camp Nuts & bolts

At camp we cook, build fires, learn wilderness skills, explore, play games, and come into our feral selves.  Now more than ever, we need fearless girls to become fearless women.  Let's take refuge from a world that sometimes feels limiting, and remember who we are and who we can be.   Let's let our inner dragons breathe fire and get charged up for big lives ahead

WHY? NOW MORE THAN EVER, WE NEED FEARLESS GIRLS TO BECOME FEARLESS WOMEN. FERAL GIRLS CAMP IS A PLACE FOR GIRLS TO BE THEIR ABSOLUTE, UNHINDERED SELVES.  LET'S TAKE REFUGE FROM A WORLD THAT SOMETIMES FEELS LIMITING, AND REMEMBER WHO WE ARE AND WHO WE CAN BE.   LET'S LET OUR INNER DRAGONS BREATHE FIRE AND GET CHARGED UP FOR BIG LIVES AHEAD.

COST: TUITION IS $1100 PER CAMPER AND INCLUDES ALL FOOD AND TRANSPORTATION FOR THE WEEK (DOES NOT INCLUDE AIRFARE, THOUGH WE'LL PICK YOU UP AT THE AIRPORT)

WHO? WE WELCOME ANYONE WHO: IDENTIFIES AS A GIRL, IS 12-15 YEARS OLD, AND IS READY FOR SOME LIFE CHANGING FUN.  CAMP IS STAFFED BY RENEE JENKINSON AND MELANIE NEAD.

WHERE? OUR BASE CAMP SITS ON SIX ACRES OF FAMILY LAND IN OREGON’S BEAUTIFUL HOOD RIVER VALLEY BELOW THE TOWERING SUMMIT OF MT. HOOD. NESTLED BETWEEN FRUIT ORCHARDS AND THE LUSH FORESTS OF THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS, PARKDALE PROVIDES EASY ACCESS TO WILDERNESS AREAS, RIVERS, WATERFALLS, AND VOLCANOES.  WE SLEEP IN TENTS AND COOK OUTSIDE.

Itinerary

SUNDAY JULY 16 - ARRIVALS AND BASECAMP

WE'LL DEPART PORTLAND AT 2PM ON SUNDAY July 16 AND DRIVE TOGETHER IN OUR VAN TO CAMP.  IF YOU'RE FLYING IN, WE'LL PICK YOU UP FROM THE PORTLAND AIRPORT AT 3PM. IT'S A 1.5 HOUR DRIVE IN OUR VAN TO BASECAMP NEAR PARKDALE IN THE HOOD RIVER VALLEY.  WE'LL GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER, OUR GEAR, OUR PLAN, AND BEGIN OUR WEEK OF BONDING WITH A CAMPFIRE AND GAMES. 

MONDAY JULY 17 - THURSDAY JULY 20 - BACKPACKING ADVENTURE

WE'LL PACK UP IN THE MORNING, DRIVE AN HOUR TO THE TRAILHEAD, AND HIT THE TRAIL.  WE'LL HIKE 4-6 MILES A DAY, STOPPING FOR VISTA PICNICS, ALPINE LAKE SWIMS, WILDFLOWER ADMIRATION, AND TRAILSIDE EXPLORATION.  WE'LL CAMP IN TENTS UNDER THE STARS AND FILL OUR DAYS WITH SHENANIGANS, BOTANIZING, PLAY, FORT-BUILDING, SISTERHOOD, WRITING, AND WONDER. WE'LL RETURN TO BASECAMP ON THURSDAY FOR A WELL EARNED EVENING OF RELAXATION IN OUR BACKCOUNTRY HOT TUB.

FRIDAY JULY 21- FRIENDS AND FORAGING

WE'LL SPEND THE DAY WITH VISITORS AND WORKSHOPS.  WE'LL MAKE WILD BOTANIC PLANT SALVES TO BRING HOME, DO A SERVICE PROJECT, FLOAT THE RIVER, AND PREPARE OUR LAST NIGHT FEAST.  WE'LL GET FERAL UNDER THE MOON AS THE GRAND FINALE OF OUR FIERCE AND FERAL WEEK. 

SATURDAY JULY 22 - LAST DAY AND RETURN TO CIVILIZATION

WE'LL PACK UP CAMP, SAY OUR GOODBYES AND DEPART FOR PORTLAND AT 10:30 ON SATURDAY JULY 22ND.  IF YOU'RE FLYING OUT, WE WILL MAKE A PORTLAND AIRPORT DROP SHORTLY AT 12PM. WE WILL RETURN TO THE RENDEZVOUS SPOT IN NORTH PORTLAND BY 12:30, RELAXED, ENERGIZED, BONDED, AND FERAL.