Get outside with Y-WE Nature Connections every month and dive deeper into your relationship with the land! Learn to listen and speak to the plants and animals though art, a practice of gratitude and reciprocity.

We will learn survival skills — physical and emotional — as well as participate in environmental stewardship and lead activities for the group. Supported by the natural world, a community of peers, and adventurous mentors, we develop a reciprocal relationship with our environment and experience how we are part of nature, not separate from it. We will work as a team as we prepare all year for a backpacking trip at the end of the school year!

Beginners are welcome. Food, gear, transportation, and more are provided by Y-WE. 

We are currently accepting mid-year applications to join Nature Connections. Sign up here!

Open to young women and gender expansive youth ages 13-19. As with all Y-WE programs, all excursions are free to attend!

Remaining 2023-2024 School-Year Dates:

*All programs begin and end at the Y-WE Office and transportation is provided

February 10, 8AM – 4PM: Vashon Island Trip & Lunar New Year Celebration
March 9, 8:30AM – 4PM: Boat Tour & Water Connection at Commencement Bay in Tacoma
April 13-14, 8:00AM Saturday – 4:00PM Sunday: Wallace Falls Cabin Overnight
May 11, 9AM – 2:30PM: Kayaking & Backpacking Info Session
June 8
May 25-27, 8:00AM Saturday – 4:00PM Monday: Car Camping
Jun 22, 10AM – 12PM: Backpacking Prep
Jun 26-July 1, 8:00AM Wednesday – 4:00PM Monday: Overnight Backpacking Trip

*Dates and times are subject minor changes based on weather conditions

Facilitated by Beatriz Rojas Vazquez

Join Y-WE and invest in a better future for young women*
*those who identify as women, girls, trans, non-binary, or gender expansive