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Outdoor Skills.
By Women.
For Women.

Colorado’s Premier Women’s-only Outdoor School

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Our Mission

To educate and empower women and other underrepresented demographics in the skills of surviving emergency situations in global wilderness environments.

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One Day Survival Class

  • Duration: 1 Day (9AM - 5PM)
  • Hours of Instruction: 7.5 Hours
  • Class size: 20
  • Level: Beginner
  • Price: $150 Per Person

This class teaches critical survival concepts in a friendly, welcoming approach. No crawling in the mud or silent suffering; we aren't a military boot camp. Get the info without the attitude!

Note: this class is accessible for ages 5+, and most people dealing with physical issues.

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Weekend Survival Class

  • Duration: 1 Weekend (4PM Fri - 4PM Sun)
  • Hours of Instruction: 22 Hours
  • Class size: 12
  • Level: Beginner
  • Price: $520 Per Person

This course is perfect for folks that have the time and the interest to get more hands-on training. This weekend course is mentally intense with long days packed with information and skills practice in a base-camp model. We do not do much hiking, though we will cover some basic navigation.

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Wild Women on the Water - Collaboration with Callie Russell

  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Hours of Instruction: 60 Hours
  • Class size: 16
  • Level: Beginner
  • Price: $1800 Per Person

Join Callie and Jessie for a week full of wilderness living skills, adventure, connection, and rejuvenation. We will make camp on the beautiful Flathead River in Northwestern Montana and explore a variety of essential wilderness living and survival skills. Afterwards, We’ll pack up some gear and get in our kayaks and on our paddleboards and float down the river. We will make a wild camp and test our skills in a new location.

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Custom Private Course

  • Duration: Varies
  • Class size: Varies
  • Level: Varies
  • Price: Varies

Looking for something more personalized? These courses are designed for your group and may be geared for kids, families, corporate groups, bachelorette parties, birthdays, expedition or thru-hike preparation.

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Night time navigation was really interesting. I also benefited greatly from learning about warmth coming from dead space and not layers. It was a really interesting concept around thermal exchange that I wouldn't have known about if I wasn't told. The extended map and compass work was really really great, and I am happy to have that knowledge now

Timothy C.

The course covered everything I need to feel much more comfortable in the wild! My favorite part was practicing navigation with our compasses, and I most enjoyed learning about pitch wood and using the resources surrounding us.

Katie M.

Jessie... I loved damn near every element of the experience. I don't feel like I've ever learned as much in a week's time as I did with you. If I had to choose a favorite part it would likely be when we dug into skills (especially knotts, shelter, and fire).

Daniel E.

Just tonight I went trail running and got too far off-trail from my own usual path, and suddenly the lessons you taught us popped into my mind. Your voice & energy levels came onto the trail with me, and we made our way back together.


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