Getting started in the outdoor community can be difficult for females. For many years, the outdoor community has been seen as a “boy's club”, however, in recent years more women are getting outside.
Women’s Wilderness is a non-profit organization that empowers women in the outdoors, by providing classes and community for women. They offer courses for elementary school, middle school, high school and 18+ age girls. The courses aim to empower women while also teaching them technical outdoor skills.
The nonprofit offers a variety of courses at reasonable prices.
7 Course Women’s Wilderness Offers
6th-8th grade girls can embark on an adventure of camping, backpacking, hiking and climbing during this eight day trip.
A nine day course that starts with a two day rock climbing course and continues with six days of backpacking. For girls entering 9-12th grade
An 8 day trip into nature during pick wildflower season. Girls will learn how to read and navigate using a map.
Learn to climb without having to climb routes that have bolts in them. Opens a whole new door of rock climbing.
Learn how to make knots, hitches and lashing for survival. The class is led by Jessica Krebs who has been a Untied States Air Force survival instructor.
A mother and daughter trip down the river. A great way to spend a day together in nature.
Any age can learn the art of making a fire.
The nonprofit is also inclusive to people that may not be able to financially afford the courses. They offer financial aid and boast, “we are incredibly proud that in the history of our organization, we have never turned a girl away for financial reasons.” (Women’s Wilderness)
Women’s Wilderness is giving young girls and women the ability to feel safe and included in nature.
Looking at Women’s Wilderness it is an amazing organization, doing great things for women in nature.
Women’s Wilderness should try to partner with an outdoor clothing, equipment or agency to raise awareness about the nonprofit. Partnering with a clothing company, Women’s Wilderness could have a collaborative collection. Getting a sponsorship with an outdoor equipment company would allow the outdoor company to supply items to the nonprofit.
Why a Company Should Sponsor
This organization is doing great work to help women from all backgrounds get into the outdoors. By partnering with Women’s Wilderness, it would be supporting hundreds of girls getting in nature. While giving their own company good publicity for helping support women in nature.
As a female, I am way more likely to support a business, when I know they are supporting women. I never want to purchase clothes from an outdoor brand when they have many more items for men versus having only a few items for women.