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Mother-Daughter Olympic Adventure Highlights

A brand new mother-daughter adventure -- perfect for dynamic duos to be introduced to all things “Alpengirl” in an unforgettable bonding experience!

Dates

Jul 05 - Jul 10, 2024

Ages

10-16 (all campers must attend with a parent)

Tuition

$1895 (airfare not incl.)

Destination

Washington

Status

Open
  • Learn to tent camp
  • Backpacking Olympic Natl' Park
  • Family bonding opportunities
  • Tidepooling & beach time
  • Soaking in natural hot springs
  • Make new and lasting friends
  • Outdoor skills and campfire
  • Camping in the Pacific NW
This trip arrives and departs from Seattle, WA

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~ Erin (Seattle, WA)

Trip Description

A brand new mother-daughter Alpengirl adventure exploring beautiful Olympic National Park

This unique opportunity is perfect for moms that have been chomping at the bit to join an Alpengirl session, campers that might not be ready to adventure alone quite yet, and dynamic duos that are excited to explore together on an unforgettable bonding experience an intimate, supportive setting.

This is a one-week overnight camp introduction to all things Alpengirl: outdoor camp cooking, campfire building, daily yoga, Alpenolympic games, road-side dance parties, camp skills and beads, and, of course, making lots of new friends!

During this camp, mothers and daughters alike will have a blast outside as they hike, swim, play on the beach, and backpack, while embracing their inner adventuresses together! 

 

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Alpengirl!

Arriving at SeaTac International Airport in Seattle, WA, your Alpenguides will greet you and introduce you to the rest of your group. Icebreakers, name games, and get-to-know-you fun abound before you and your new expedition mates hop in the van and drive to our first campsite.

Once we arrive, we'll learn how to set up our tents and enjoy the first of many delicious and fresh camp meals – perhaps build your own burritos with organic blue corn chips and salsa, followed by a surprise dessert! It's a long first day, so we'll try to settle into our tents early tonight for a good night's rest. 

Day 2: Paddle on! 

Our day begins with an introduction to morning yoga and a campside breakfast, and our Alpenguides will ensure that all campers feel comfortable in their new camp environment. 

We’ll spend the rest of the morning kayaking the gorgeous Strait of Juan de Fuca in the Puget Sound with our experienced sea kayaking outfitters, exploring the Pacific Coast's incredible ecosystem.

This evening, we’ll prep for our upcoming backpacking trip – gathering gear, reading maps, repackaging foods, picking up backcountry permits, and getting psyched up for the adventures ahead.  

Days 3-5: Backpacking time!

We’ll spend the next 3 days backpacking and camping along the majestic coastline of Washington State. Before we drive to the trailhead, your Alpenguides will teach you how to properly pack your backpack and adjust and carry it throughout the expedition. Packing only the essentials, we’ll leave our van and extra gear behind, grab our cameras, and hit the trail!

Our first day of backpacking will be a leisurely 1.5 miles hike up the sand to our campsite. We’ll learn how to set up tents on beach terrain and gather endless amounts of the driftwood that litters the beach for a warm campfire to cut the chill of the evening.

Waking up the next day, we’ll take a day hike to the high ridge above the beach, explore the ebb and flow of tide pools, and participate in a unique mother-daughter twist on our beach Alpenolympic games. The bravest among us will have the chance to take a quick dip in the frigid waters of Washington’s coast, but can always come back to the fire to warm up.

Tonight, we'll build and gather around a campfire to roast marshmallows, sing campfire songs, and have our famous Alpenolympic Talent Show, before snuggling into our sleeping bags for our last night on the coast. Throughout our trip, we'll have multiple opportunities for mother-daughter AND camper-camper bonding, as well as time for individual reflection and relaxation. 

The next morning, warm from yoga and nourished by a quick breakfast, we'll head out of the backcountry, energized and excited from our adventures! We'll spend the afternoon soaking our bodies in the natural Sol Duc hot springs as a reward for all of our hard work. 

On our final evening, we'll freshen up and celebrate our achievements together with our traditional End of Session Awards ceremony and pizza party, reflecting on the incredible experiences we just had together.

Day 6: It’s time to go home! 

Exchanging hugs with your friends, you’ll depart from SeaTac International Airport in Seattle, WA, knowing that you were a part of our first ever mother-daughter Alpengirl adventure. Both of you are now official Alpengirls and will be a part of our fantastic community for life. See you next summer!

PLEASE NOTE: Alpengirl reserves the right to cancel or alter any aspect of a program, before or during the session, including program itinerary, activities, or location for reasons including but not limited to weather, environment, logistics, or health hazards. If itinerary changes occur, we will substitute comparable alternatives, if possible. If there are significant itinerary changes, parents will be notified by email.

Trip Campsites & Amenities

Three nights are spent in tents in public “front country” campgrounds where we have pre-assigned campsites with neighbors and campground hosts nearby, running potable water, and private outhouses or flushing toilets.

Two nights are spent in tents in wilderness “backcountry” areas where we will purify our water before drinking and learn to practice basic Leave No Trace camping skills such as how to select a campsite, how to go to the bathroom, and how to keep clean outdoors.

Why Choose This Trip

Our brand new mother-daughter adventure is perfect for moms that are excited to gain outdoor living skills, campers that may not be ready to be away from home alone quite yet, and pairs that are excited for the incredible bonding that comes from adventuring in the outdoors together. Limited to 10 participants in the group (5 mother-daughter pairs) total.

 

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