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Women in the Wild

Women in the Wild


Women in the Wild is a program that is designed to teach outdoor skills in a fun, nurturing and non-competitive environment. Experiences are educational and interactive – building confidence and a sense of community while fostering new appreciation for our region’s parks, preserves and diverse recreational opportunities.

Our mission is to encourage women to spend more time in nature through education, training and experiences that empower them to make outdoor recreation a way of life.

Our vision is to bring women closer to nature, and to each other, through recreation, collaboration and accomplishment.

Research shows women are interested, and see value, in outdoor experiences, but sometimes barriers stand in their way of spending as much time in nature as they'd like. The County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation is reversing that trend.

Women in the Wild experiences are planned for women, by female staff members and partners. With events ranging from backpacking to bouldering and hiking to camping, we're opening new avenues for conversation, connection and collaboration.

Take a risk, tackle a trail, show society what it looks like to play like a girl… Join us as we embark on this adventure together! 

As new events are finalized, we'll list them below as well as on our Facebook page.

Upcoming Events:

Early Morning Yoga at the Park

Calling all novice, intermediate and advanced yogis - our next workshop is for you! This no-registration-required program lasts only an hour and it takes place before the summertime heat bears down on San Diego's inland valleys. 

Join us Saturday, July 13 from 8 to 9 a.m. to take advantage of an opportunity to join a free, expert-led Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class in a serene, natural setting. Afterward, get to know our resident goats,  tour the historic adobe, or hit the trails for a trek to the waterfall.

Meet at the Ranch House Veranda. There is no need to RSVP for this event and allies are always welcome. Please dress comfortably in breathable clothing. Bring your own yoga mat and water. Inclement weather will cancel. For more information, call 619-482-7361.


*Research:

  • Outdoor Participation Report, 2018: Outdoor Foundation
  • “Are Experiences for Women Making the Outdoors More Inclusive?”, Jan. 9, 2019: REI
  • “We Hear You, Ladies”, April 11, 2017: Outside Online
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