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Chrysalis Girls Adventures

Find Your Wings

Our mission is to empower girls with confidence, courage, and compassion through outdoor adventures. 

Our vision is a society that values people of all identities and backgrounds, one in which girls and women realize their full potential and are dedicated to improving their lives and the world around them.

What Makes Us Special

passionate, & caring instructors

Our instructors are teachers, coaches, recreation professionals, holistic health providers, girls' and women's empowerment advocates, and all-around world-improvers. We bring many years of experience working with youth, adventuring in the outdoors, and caring for the natural environment. We believe in this work and the importance of outdoor education, and would be thrilled to bring you on course with us!

Powerful Adventures

Since 2022, after their course 100% of all reporting participants agreed:

  • "I am more likely to say what I really think or feel."

  • "I am more confident to be myself."

  • "This course helped develop [my] personal strengths."

  • "I feel more confident to try at least one thing some people think girls can't/shouldn't do."

  • "I am more able to help a group set goals and complete tasks."

  • "I am now more able to motivate others."

In addition, all 2023 participants agreed, after their course:

  • "I am more likely to appreciate being a girl."

  • "I am more likely to influence my peers in a positive way."

  • "I am more likely to make friends with girls who are different from me."

  • "I am more able to appreciate nature and being outdoors."

  • "I am more able to support and encourage girls."

Connections for Life

Once you are part of Chrysalis Girls Adventures (CGA), you are part of our community for life! Come back as a returning student, volunteer with us, or become an assistant instructor!


“You guys are amazing. Thank you for being so supportive.”

2022 Participant, age 11

"My daughter came back glowing after the trip, excited to share about her experiences with the other girls, stories of the trip itself, and new discoveries about her own abilities. Susie’s positivity and playfulness made even the more challenging aspects of backpacking into an adventure, and was adept at helping weave connections between the girls to create a safe, supportive atmosphere right away.”

Dana Goldstein, 2022 Parent

"I want to thank all volunteers who chose to help with this life-changing course. I loved the opportunity to connect and bond more with the outdoors. Thank you, so much, for letting me be lucky enough to experience that!"

Bella Garzo,
2023 Participant, age 12

"Amazing journey! Victoria's excitement at her return confirms why the pilot program was highly recommended by GirlVentures. She was safe, welcome, and included during the whole program. My daughter was allowed to enjoy herself, get some fresh air, and exercise while she learned to appreciate food and her family."

Olga Calderon, 2022-2023 Parent

"You get to meet new people, new foods, new places, and adventures. Also, the instructors are really nice and supportive."

Victoria Hernandez,
2022-2023 Participant, age 11

"Chrysalis Girls Adventures has been dream and a passion for a long long time. This is an exciting time to be a part of the team that is bringing positive change to the world, one courageous girl at a time!"

Benjamin Barr-Wilson, Teambuilding Facilitator & Web Developer

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