Youth Leadership Training Trip (ages 16-19)
For GUTS! teens ready to take their leadership to the next level. After completion of the training, girls will be eligible to volunteer on other GUTS! trips.
The training will include the basics of the GUTS! empowerment model, group facilitation, and leadership styles. We will also cover backcountry leadership skills, including safety, camp cooking, navigation, Leave No Trace, and the GUTS! Summer Adventures curriculum.
June 25-30 FULL
Wild Horse Island Adventure (ages 12-14)
FULL (complete application to be added to the wait list)
This trip is designed for experienced middle school girls who are ready for a fun and more rigorous adventure. Girls will explore nature on the beautiful Flathead Reservation and kayak in Flathead Lake. The last two nights of camp will be a backpacking trip to Three Lakes Peak!
Sapphire Adventure (ages 11-13) – (FULL – complete application to be added to waitlist)
Welcome first-time GUTS! adventurers! Girls will get their hands dirty and camp on an organic farm, learn wilderness skills, and take in the Sapphire mountains on a mellow three-day, two-night backpacking trip.
GRIT Plant Identification & Foraging Field Day (ages 14-18) (FULL- click here to apply for waitlist)
A combined effort of the Natural History Center and the YWCA’s GRIT program, this is a one-day workshop during which participants will learn the basics of plant identification and get hands-on experience identifying and foraging edible and medicinal plants in the wild. We hope that participants will walk away with basic knowledge of how plant ID works, the ability to identify common native plants, and the enthusiasm to continue their education! 13 spots available.
Flathead Reservation Adventure (ages 14-17) – (FULL – complete application to be added to waitlist)
For new and returning GUTS! teens, this trip will explore the beautiful Flathead Reservation. While camped at a lake at the base of the Mission Mountains, we will contemplate our individual and collective strengths, and then put those to work at a local community garden. This trip will end in a wondrous three-night backpacking expedition.
July 29- August 1
GRIT Bike Camp (ages 14-18) – (1 spot available)
During this free GRIT camp, participants will get a hands-on bike maintenance workshop with an experienced mechanic and then get to use their knowledge in the field as they embark on a 3-day, 2-night “bikepacking” adventure! Depending on weather and other factors, we will either mountain bike or road bike out of town, camp for 2 nights, and then bike home. We will take plenty of breaks and the terrain is good for beginners. Register here!
Girls on Wheels Bike Camp (ages 9-11) – (FULL – complete application to be added to waitlist)
Girls on Wheels participants will gain basic bike maintenance skills while navigating Missoula! The group will complete fun service projects and spend the afternoons dancing, exploring nature, hula-hooping, swimming, and discovering all that Missoula has to offer! This day camp will run from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mon-Wed, with an overnight camp Thursday night! Trip will conclude at noon on Friday.
(All activities are subject to change due to weather conditions, permits, and other unforeseen challenges.)
Trips have limited space, wait list available! Scholarships are available for families in need.
Questions? Contact Roe or Tess at (406) 543-6691 or email [email protected] or [email protected].