We’re excited to include and continue the innovative adventure-based program Dirt Divas as a part of the VWW family of girls’ programs.
Dirt Divas, a 5-day mountain bike program for girls entering grades 6-8, is designed to cultivate confidence, courage, and leadership through outdoor adventure and a supportive environment. The program combines a dynamic staff of positive female role models, technical skill building, trail rides, bicycle mechanics, environmental stewardship, community building, inner reflection, creative arts activities, and curriculum on subjects such as media literacy and body image. Program activities emphasize building physical, social, and emotional skills that will serve girls in their everyday lives. Fees are charged on an income-based sliding scale and equipment is provided to any girl who needs it.
Are you ready for an adventure this summer? Do you want to make new friends and have lots of fun? Are you ready for an experience you’ll never forget? Maybe Dirt Divas is for you! Dirt Divas is fun, challenging, and a different kind of experience for girls. You’ll learn everything you need to know to mountain bike with success and get to hang out with an awesome group of girls.
Dirt Divas is for all girls entering grades 6-8! No bike and no experience needed.
Dirt Divas 2013 Dates and Locations:
- Glover: June 17-21
- St. Johnsbury: June 24-28
- Hardwick: July 1-6 (Off on July 4th)
- Morrisville: July 8-12
- Montpelier: July 15-19
- Burlington: July 22-26
- Burke: August 4-9 (Overnight program)
Downloadable Dirt Divas 2013 Materials:
- Dirt Divas Brochure
- Registration forms (complete with financial aid and medical forms)
- Medical forms
- Financial aid forms
Eva Sollberger of Stuck in Vermont and Seven Days recently visited Dirt Divas. Check out the cool things happening this summer!
Watch this cool video about Dirt Divas made by 14 year old Chelsea Greene:
For more information, contact Jen Roberts, Girls’ Program Coordinator, at (802) 622-0400, ext. 152.
With special thanks to our supporters:
Burlington After School Program
Community National Bank
Cork Wine Bar
Jane B. Cook 1992 Charitable Trust
Laura Kate Winterbottom Memorial Fund
National Life Charitable Foundation
Onion River Sports
The Rona Jaffe Foundation
…and many individual donors!