Avid Girls Empowered are invited to Rock On for another intensive five-day overnight experience focused on personal development and empowerment. This experience challenges girls in exciting ways by encouraging them to take on leadership roles among their peers while exploring new outdoor activities. While canoeing, camping, and rock climbing, girls will discover new parallels to their ever-changing lives. Girls will be challenged to think independently and to cooperate with fellow GEMS to be successful throughout the week. While other GEMS levels are designed for girls going into grades 6-8, GEMS 3 is open to girls who are beginning or continuing high school, too. Girls leave this inspiring and demanding week having grown into strong, compassionate, confident leaders, ready to Rock On in their communities!

Rock On is open to girls who have graduated from GEMS 2: Digging Deeper, and to those who have completed GEMS: Polishing Up to bring them up to speed on our curriculum. Read more about GEMS: Polishing Up, or check out GEMS 1: Shining Bright to begin your GEMS journey today!

July 20-24, 2020

Course Price: $595

What else should I know?

What outdoor experience do I need to attend this course? Outdoor experience levels do not matter. We have students with no experience to weekend warriors. Everyone learns valuable information in this course. You will leave prepared to help yourself and others while on any adventure.

Do I get to eat bugs? You will learn which bugs are edible and how to find them. Eating them is optional!

What time does the course start and end? The course begins at 10:00 Saturday morning and finishes by 1:00 on Sunday. Plan to arrive by 9:30 on Saturday. If you prefer to travel on Friday, you can stay at the lodge. $50 includes a bunk and breakfast. $25 for each additional person in your group. Group, semi-private and private rooms are available on a first come first serve basis.

Do I sleep under the stars? This is your adventure! You can sleep in a tent, a shelter you improvise or stay in the lodge. The choice is yours.

What outdoor experience do I need to attend this course? Outdoor experience levels do not matter. We have students with no experience to weekend warriors. Everyone learns valuable information in this course. You will leave prepared to help yourself and others while on any adventure.

Do I get to eat bugs? You will learn which bugs are edible and how to find them. Eating them is optional!

What time does the course start and end? The course begins at 10:00 Saturday morning and finishes by 1:00 on Sunday. Plan to arrive by 9:30 on Saturday. If you prefer to travel on Friday, you can stay at the lodge. $50 includes a bunk and breakfast. $25 for each additional person in your group. Group, semi-private and private rooms are available on a first come first serve basis.

Do I sleep under the stars? This is your adventure! You can sleep in a tent, a shelter you improvise or stay in the lodge. The choice is yours.