Adventure Girls

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Adventure Girls is an interactive program for girls in grades 2-6. It gives girls the opportunity to meet with women who are defying gender stereotypes and challenging notions of what a girl or woman “should” do or be. The program brings girls together with college mentors and women facilitators to learn how mountaineers, race car drivers, boat captains, and other daring women chose to do what they do and how they’ve found the courage to follow their dreams.

Adventure Girls at the Alfond Youth Center
Hardy Girls is partnering with the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville.  Adventures are open to members of the after school program at the AYC and to girls who sign up via the Hardy Girls website. Adventures are held monthly on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30 starting in September.  Please be patient as we finish confirming with the Adventure women. Check back often to see what stars we add to the list!  Each adventure is $20.  Full and partial scholarships are available.  For more information about Adventure Girls or scholarships, contact Jessica Leighton, Program Coordinator,

AG BeekeepingAdventure Girls Summer Camp Hardy Girls has forged a successful partnership with Waynflete Flyers Camp in Portland for the past two summers to offer a week long Adventure Girls crash course.  Girls in 2nd-4th grade spend the week learning about all of the brave and daring professions and hobbies open to girls and women in Maine.  With at least one adventure per day, this camp is sure to inspire girls to defy the stereotypes and try something new or challenging.  Check back in 2017 for dates and details about camp this summer.



 Through the generosity of our sponsors, we are able to ensure that all girls can attend Adventure Girls sessions regardless of their ability to pay.  Thank you!

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Inclusivity Statement: Interested participants who self-identify as female are welcome to apply to our programs. This includes participants who were not assigned to the female sex at birth, but live and identify as female now. It also includes participants who are legally assigned to the female sex, but who identify as transgender or gender fluid.