Girls’ Rites

Trip Overview

Experience 12 days of meaningful service and adventure as you road trip through Arazona, Utah, Nevada, and California. Explore the many facets of desert, from 3 National Parks to the Navajo Indian Reservation.

Dates: July 7-19, 2018

Journey Size: 10 Students (5:1 Staff Ratio) *Open to females only

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Students Will…

-Marvel at the geological wonders of Arches National Park, and hike to an off the beaten path arch

-Learn the oral history and current reality if the Diné people, by taking guided hikes and hearing from two Diné storytellers

-Help a woman farmer tend her land and flock in the ancestral tribal landscape of Canyon de Chelly

-Board down a coral pink sand dune and hear from the women founders of the largest no-kill animal shelter in the US

-Learn about the mission of National Park Service and Women’s contribution to the NPS while hiking along the North rim of the Grand Canyon

-Take ownership of your experience by making and breaking camp, leading daily reflections, and preparing meals for the rest of your squad

-Mentor a junior high school girl and be mentored by an adult woman in your community