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REI Gift Card Winner Announced!

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 12:00

rei gift card winner alpengirl 2018 Congratulations to our $100 REI gift card winner, Meredith from Tallahassee, Florida! Meredith is a first time camper here at Alpengirl and will be attending our Olympic Sea to Summit Adventure! This awesome camper enjoys doing...

Tents, Personal Hygiene & Meals at Camp

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 18:34

Teaching skills at Alpengirl CampThe sun in shining in Bozeman, MT! After months of living in a snow globe, it’s beginning to feel like spring around here, and at Alpengirl that means gearing up for our favorite season: SUMMER. When camping or backpacking for the first...

Alpengirls Help Restore the Forest

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 19:15

Trees of Washington at girls campRegister for Alpengirl Camp​ in April - A Tree for Every Girl - Celebrating Arbor Day All Month! “Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” ~ John Muir For every girl that registers in the month of April to...

About Hiking Boots & Socks

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 21:34

summer camp packing list hiking boot exampleHere's a common question that arrives to us from camp parents at this time of year: “I'd like to start getting our gear. Can you recommend a brand and type of hiking boot? She'd like to get started breaking them in before camp.”...

Protect Your Summer Camp Investment

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 21:44

Have You Considered Camp Insurance? What happens to a program participant if... a parent loses his or her job? ...she breaks a leg before the program begins? ...she requires medical evacuation home? ...a parent or close family member becomes ill? Now you can protect your program investment at a very affordable cost with Travmark A+ Program Protection Plan ...

Spring at Alpengirl: We're Blooming!

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 22:28

yellowstone park winter alpengirl camp It’s been a busy winter at the Alpengirl Camp Headquarters in “The Little Apple.” Our winter months are always packed with plans and preparations for the coming camp season, and we are excited that each adventure is filling up with enthusiastic girls! We can’t wait for the summer to begin. To keep us out of trouble in the meantime, in addition to getting ready for a summer of fun in the outdoors, we’ve been working on building renovations and community outreach programs.

A Technical Approach to Spring Cleaning

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 22:30

Sleepaway girls camp technology freeEvery summer, Alpengirls from across the country assemble in campgrounds, on mountain trails and any variety of wilderness locales to engage in adventures of mind, body, and spirit - and they do it without their cell phones! They aren’t Tweeting or posting to Facebook, or sharing...

Backpacking Pre-Camp Prep

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 18:51

How to Get in Shape for Backpacking at Girls Adventure Camp... You’ve signed up for camp. You’re starting to pull together all the necessary documents, buying all the necessary gear, and preparing your mind for living in the great outdoors for two whole weeks. As you’re getting your gear ready to come to camp, don’t forget about getting your body...

Bears, Bugs & Backpacking

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 17:22

summer camp Montana bears, bugs, backpackingA few things that people wonder about when considering summer adventure camp in Montana... bears, bugs and backpacking. Bears - Every so often we receive a question about bears, “do we see bears while camping in Montana?” The answer is no,...

Leap Toward Individual Experiences

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 22:11

Alpengirl Camp Leap of Faith “Sometimes the only available form of transportation is a leap of faith.” ~ Margaret Shepard What is more powerful than having faith in yourself - faith that you can do that thing that scares you – that you can do something entirely...