Qualified women instructors help GUTS! participants increase their self-confidence, hone individual strengths, and cultivate an appreciation for the natural world in an environment free from societal pressures. These week-long trips incorporate outdoor skills like backpacking, canoeing, and biking while developing girls’ leadership skills in an environment that tests their inner strengths.
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.
Wild Horse Island Adventure (ages 12-14)
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)
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.
Flathead Reservation Adventure (ages 14-17)
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.
Girls on Wheels Bike Camp (ages 9-11)
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! Scholarships are available for families in need.