Boise summers are filled with camping, rivers, lakes, hiking, biking, and all sorts adventures. We want our community of young females to possess the skills they need to safely explore the outdoors with their families. On June 2nd twenty-nine girls flocked to the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center for the third annual Boise Wild Skills. SheJumps’ Wild Skills youth events teach young girls the survival and technical skills they need for outdoor adventuring. To help us out, we
For the second year in a row, a group of energetic and eager-to-learn women showed up at the Boise Gun Club to experience the art of trapshooting. We started in the clubhouse getting the basics of gun safety, gun mechanics, and opportunities for women in the sport from Liz, resident trap shooter and advocate for women in the outdoors. Volunteer, Lahoma Turner, gives a group on woman instruction. Volunteer, Liz McCleod, with a participant after a successful shot. The gun club
Written by Kim Holloway and Stacey Hopstad Seventy two girls flocked to the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center on a hot August day for the second annual Boise Wild Skills.
We were excited to welcome back some of our favorite community partners; Outdoor Exchange, Air St. Luke’s, Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue, and Albertsons. New to Wild Skills Boise this year, was the addition of a mountain biking station. We were thrilled to include Boise Bicycle Project to round our grou
Payette Brewing Company was a hot spot to be on a chilly Monday night in Boise. Boise residence love Payette’s beers and were happy to have a couple for a good cause; the brewery generously donates 50% of beer profits from the evening to SheJumps. Between the after work crowd and families looking forward to an evening out, we had a steady stream of friendly faces to share the SheJumps mission with. The food truck Burgerlicious was on hand for those with an appetite and many t
Winter stoke was alive and well in Boise when SheJumps and Idaho Mountain Touring teamed up to present Unicorn Picnic’s film, Pretty Faces. Over 140 snow lovers showed up to the local outdoor shop to celebrate the upcoming season change and the excitement of watching women who shred. Ocampo’s Taco Truck was on site for those who came hungry and Sockeye Brewing Company brought a selection of beer for the 21 and older crowd. Sockeye donated fifty cents from every can purchased
Hit any of Boise’s endless miles of trails and you are always sure to find people running, hiking, and biking. On Monday, August 22, the trails in Military Reserve were particularly busy when the ladies of SheJumps and Dirt Dolls combined forces. The Dirt Dolls (www.dirtdolls.org) is a Boise nonprofit started by three friends with a passion for mountain biking. They started Dirt Dolls with one mission: to inspire women to pedal. “We feel it is important for the community to o
On Saturday August 13th, forty young girls from the Treasure Valley spent a fun-filled day at Wild Skills Boise. The Jim Hall Foothill Learning Center provided the perfect backdrop to teach girls ages 6-12 year-old the basic skills in four areas: Navigation, Shelter Building, First Aid, and 10 Essentials/Leave No Trace. Each of these stations was led by local expert volunteers. At check in the participants were given a “I speak Girafficorn” t-shirt and a Wild Skills Journal t