Backcountry women: BCA supports SheJumps

BCA is proud to support SheJumps, a non-profit organization with programs designed to increase female participation in outdoor activities, and to ensure that younger generations have the resources they need to get outside through adventure, education, and community building.

SheJumps offers winter and summer outdoor programs for women and girls of all ages across the U.S.

SheJumps Alpine Finishing School is their top-level, all-women’s ski mountaineering course. This program is the ultimate social and technical winter experience. They envision this to be the final step in a journey that perhaps started for a young woman when she ‘JUMPED IN,’ and now, she is a full-on mountain woman making good backcountry decisions on her own, knowing she got there by taking many small “Jumps.”

SheJumps Ski Mountaineering Course near Crested Butte, CO. Photo: Allison Seymour

SheJumps ‘Get the Girls Out!’ program focuses on connecting girls and women in our communities with inspiring and dedicated female outdoor enthusiasts. ‘Get the Girls Out!’ is national campaign to unite women as they support, challenge, mentor and inspire each other in the outdoor sports world.  ‘Get the Girls Out!’ also creates opportunities for women to share & inspire and ensures younger generations have the opportunity to storm mountains & develop the life skills necessary to succeed on the mountains and in life!

SheJumps Youth Initiatives are geared towards building life skills; empowering ownership and confidence through exposure to positive female role models, supportive communities and the outdoors . These programs exist to give girls and young women the opportunity to know what it’s like to have dirt under their feet, sun on their cheeks, and wind in their hair.

SheJumps Outdoor Education programs focus on providing technical skills for all abilities and endeavors in the outdoors. This is our way of establishing and sharing our mission. All Initiatives facilitate educational opportunities that cater to the specific needs of each community.

This weekend, BCA is sponsoring the SheJumps Beacon training clinic on December 3, 2017 at Boulder Reservoir West Trailhead, 6437 55th St, Longmont, CO 80503.

SheJumps events cultivate communities for women to have fun and connect with friends – new and old.  Inspired?  Click below to find a SheJumps program near you.