"Wild Hearts is a place where I feel heard, understood, and comfortable to grow into my fullest potential, while being surrounded by Mentors who inspire me to do great things for myself and others." - Acey N., 2017 Youth Leadership Board Participant
- Mission -
Growing hearts for leadership though exploring Idaho's wild places.
- Impact -
Wild Hearts Idaho (WHI) is a girl-focused and girl-led organization. Our impact is centered on building leadership skills in teen girls, ages 12-18, through outdoor adventure. Our programs combine Outdoor Adventure + Girl Leadership + Community to create engaging and supportive experiences for girls to explore, grow, and lead.
This year, we will engage 100 teen girls in outdoor adventure and leadership growth opportunities! Will you join us on our journey of increasing girl leadership in Idaho?
- Upcoming Adventures & Events! -
Jump Creek Hike!
Saturday, July 21st - 10am-4pm - Girls ages 15-18 - Free!
Hike - Explore - Meet A New Adventure Friend - Grow - Lead
Trail Info - 0.6 mile out and back on easy trail.
Register Here! *5 Adventure Spots Left!
Bogus Basin Hike!
Saturday, July 28th - 9am-4pm - Girls ages 12-14 - Free!
Hike - Explore - Grow - Meet a New Adventure Friend - Lead
Trail Info - Around the Mountain Trail is 9.8 miles with moderate climbs. There are amazing views of Boise and surrounding mountain ranges.
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Blue Lake Backpacking Trip!
Saturday, August 4th - Sunday, 5th - Girls ages 12-14 - Free!
Backpack - Explore - Grow - Lead
Trail Info - Great introductory backpacking trip. The trail is 2-mile round trip
*Must participate in at least one WHI adventure before attending this overnight trip.
*Mandatory pre-trip meeting on Monday, July 30th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.
Register Here! *5 Adventure Spots Left
Payette River Rafting!
Saturday, August 11th - 10am-5pm - Girls ages 15-18 - Free!
Raft - Explore - Grow - Meet a New Adventure Friend - Lead
Food and transportation are provided for all adventures. Necessary gear (clothing, backpacks, sleeping bags, etc.) is available when needed.
Mark Your Calendar - Adventures Coming Up!
Girls Ages 15-18
December 8th-9th - Lake Cascade Snowshoe & Yurt Adventure
*Must participate in one adventure before joining an overnight adventure.
- Our Beginning -
We conducted our first pilot hike in May 2016 with a hike to Table Rock. This initial group of adventurous girls came up with our name - Wild Hearts Idaho. From the beginning we have engaged the girl voice in creating and shaping our organization to meet the needs of girls in our community. Our 2017 pilot year was a success! We provided outdoor and leadership experiences for 20 teen girls through 3 hiking trips and establishing our Youth Leadership Board. Feedback from participants and mentors solidified our protocols for a leadership progression model that we use to grow girl leadership through our adventures.
WHI officially gained 501c3 non-profit status in January 2018! This is our first official year of WHI programming offering 12 adventure opportunities and growing our Youth Leadership Board. Our adventures range from day to overnight trips in hiking, backpacking, rafting, and snowshoeing! Get Involved. Join our Community of Girls and Women. Adventure Always!
- Connect With Us -
Contact us to learn more and to further our mission of girl leadership in Idaho. Email email@example.com to invest in teen girls today!
WHI Tax Id: 82-3219734