Adventure is out there waiting for all of us, and yet there are barriers that keep us from having the opportunity to experience it. We seek to change that — on so many levels.
Having access to the outdoors in an environment where you feel safe, empowered, seen, and celebrated is a game-changer, especially for those of us who have felt uncomfortable, unprepared, or unwelcome in the outdoors.
To build confidence, we have made it our mission to prioritize learning outdoors skills on our retreats. We embrace nature as our classroom, leading with compassion.
To build a safe environment, we focus on providing affirming and supportive spaces for women to learn and explore in the outdoors, and create experiences that encourage fun, laughter and friendship.
To build community, we welcome women of all ages, race, size, background, and experience levels, and welcome participants of all gender identities and expressions who feel that a women’s retreat is the right space for them.
We know that these are not the only barriers that keep women from experiencing the outdoors fully, and we are always expanding our reach to help grow our community and help bring the beauty of adventure into more lives.
We’re excited to share that we have some full and partial scholarships for our 2023 events as a means to help break down any financial barriers that may be keeping you from the adventures you dream of. We strongly encourage Black, PoC, AA, NHOPI, LGBTQ+ individuals and Indigenous folks to apply.
Here is a breakdown of the scholarships available (there’s one application for all!):
- Full Scholarship: This includes registration AND lodging. Special thanks to the support of Visit Central Oregon! *Note: This scholarship does not include travel expenses.
- Summer Escape Registration Scholarship: As many entrepreneurs and small business owners know, vacations don’t come easy or often. This scholarship is intended for an entrepreneur who could use a vacation thanks to the support of Ladies Who Launch! *Note: This scholarship does not include lodging or travel expenses.
- Summer Escape Registration Scholarship: Wonderful women deserve wonderful adventures — thanks to the support from Nuu-Muu and AdventurUs Women, this scholarship will cover the registration fees for our upcoming Summer Escape as a result of the sales from their “Wonder Dress” last fall.
- $700 off our Summer Escape: The Empowering Women Through Adventure speaker series raised money through a raffle each month, and we want to give back to a local Bend woman with our “Bend Local Scholarship.”
To submit your application, click here. Please note that Submitting an application does not guarantee that you will get a scholarship, but we hope to provide support to as many people as possible.