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 various barriers stand in their way of spending as much time in nature as men*. 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 will list them here! You can also get 2022 event information on our Facebook page.