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A Tree for Every Girl

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:00

Trees of Washington at girls campRegister for Alpengirl Camp​ in April - 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 join us for a summer of...

Getting in Shape For Backpacking!

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 09:00

Girls backpacking summer campHow to Get in Shape for Backpacking at Alpengirl Camp... You’ve signed up for your adventure of choice. You’re starting to pull together all the necessary documents, you've got your packing list printed and a growing pile of gear, and you are preparing your mind for living...

About Hiking Boots & Socks

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 09:00

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 break them in before camp.” There are...

A Technical Approach to Spring Cleaning

Sat, 03/14/2020 - 09:00

Girls talking at camp without cell phones Every summer, Alpengirls from across the country assemble in campgrounds, on mountain trails, on riverbanks, and in wild places across the West to engage in adventures of mind, body, and spirit - and they do it without their cell...

Bears, Bugs & Backpacking

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 09:00

Girls backpacking summer campSummer adventure camp in Montana? Sounds great. But what about ... Bears, Bugs and Backpacking? Bears: “Do you see bears while camping in Montana?” No, we have never seen bears while camping in Montana with Alpengirl, nor have we seen a mountain lion. We have...

Wild Girls Look No Further

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 00:00

Girls backpacking summer campMorning in the Paradise Valley: the summer sun is up and shining, drying dew from yellow grass and several large green tents pitched in a rough semi-circle. Nearby, there are a couple of steaming cups on a picnic table next to a camping stove,...

Self-Love Can Help You Gain Altitude

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 09:00

Love of Self and Summer CampSelf love is a core tenet of Alpengirl. There is nothing more impressive and inspiring than a girl or woman who stands certain and proud of who she is, and our actions at Alpengirl are based on the belief that every girl can fall...

Finding Nature, Wherever You Find Yourself

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 16:00

Appreciate the rivers at Alpengirl Girls Camp Alpengirl personifies what it means to Be In Nature - it’s the reason Alpengirl exists! Inspiring a love of nature and facilitating access to and appreciation for nature is what Alpengirl is all about. It has been proven that influence from the...

The Mountains Are Calling...But They’re Covered in Snow!

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 08:00

Alpengirls play in the snow summer campThis year, as a seasoned veteran of the lengthy Montana winter, I am much more prepared than I was when I arrived mid-blizzard last January. I keep a pair of inside shoes at the office so I don't have to wear...

Getting Down to Business in the Woods

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 08:00

Girls summer camp and feminine hygiene at campIt’s day 2 of backpacking at Alpengirl camp, and you’re hiking along in the woods with your team of newfound friends. You’re feeling great! There’s been lots of laughter, songs on the trail, and good food to keep you fueled up for...