We bring teenagers who self-identify as girls or non-binary together in wild spaces to learn to love themselves and each other
We do this for FREE because we believe self-confidence is a right for everyone!
We cover the costs by selling Girl In The Wild merch, collaborating with generous partners, and accepting donations.
We’d love and appreciate your support to help us help the next generation rise.
2023 Camp Applications are now closed.
This isn’t a sing kumbaya and make paper maché kinda camp.
We bring teenagers who identify as girls or non-binary from all over North America to a remote location in the Canadian Pacific Northwest to work through some tough stuff and leave feelin’ strong, empowered, and free. We do it because being a teenager is hard sometimes. We know because we are adults who were teenagers once. And we struggled. A lot
At camp, we slay the struggle together — 8 teenagers and 4 strong leaders. We also do a lot of great stuff:
- Body confidence
- Summit dancing
- Environmental stewardship
- Mental health
- And. So. Much. More.
There is woohooing. There is crying. There is laughing. There is love. There are lots of high fives. Like skabillions of high fives.
Camp is FREE. No catch.
Everything from the moment you walk onto our bus in Vancouver, BC.
It's free. All of it.
Travel to and from Kaslo, BC.
Food. You’ll eat like queens. Vegan queens in the wild.
Lodging. We’re living it up on a mountaintop at the Mount Carlyle Lodge.
Amazing mentors. We hired the coolest, bravest, smartest, badass-est huamns to lead, educate, and inspire.
All the fun—we do lots of really cool stuff in a week.
Meet your fearless leaders:
Kim founded Girl In The Wild because she is a girl in the wild. Legitimately. She stinkin’ loves to get sweaty before breakfast and watch the sunrise on mountaintops. Some call her crazy, and they’re a little bit right. But she’s the good kind. She climbs, hikes, and runs ultramarathons. She has a lot of bruises and scars and stories of adventure. And she believes that hanging out with a small gang of your best girls in a wild place doing hard things that seem impossible but really aren’t is the best way to realize what you are capable of. Which, in case you don’t know already, is ALL things.
Marlaina gave up a big paycheque and a promising career as an Engineer to climb mountains and rocks and live in a tiny home and be a queen bee kind of adventurer. She’s a mountain adventure guide and a certified climbing instructor and pretty much the best teacher of all things that we have ever met. Mega patient, ultra kind, super funny, totally calm in crazy situations. She’s the kind of adventure buddy every girl wants to have. So we’re sharing her with you. You’re welcome.
Kiley believes that adventure brings out the best in her (we agree—it totally does!) and that it has the capacity to do the same for others. She’s a firm believer that every girl is born with innate gifts and talents and when given the opportunity to recognize and celebrate who they really are, they’ll no doubt live a truly inspired life. Kiley is a big vision kinda girl who loves hyper-detailed spreadsheets and problem-solving, which makes her the perfect woman to bring our camps to life. If you hear the biggest, wildest, most from-the-heart laugh from somewhere deep in the forest, it’s her. Guaranteed.
Bobbi is a documentary photographer, lover of four-legged friends, and trail runner. She’s super strong, which makes her a great person to have around if you need a piggy back or a hug. Otherwise, she’ll just be part of the scenery, documenting all the little things that make up the big things we want to remember.