Are you longing to try a new outdoor activity or go on an adventure but reluctant to do so because of cost and/or lack of experience? Do you wish you could camp or backpack with friends but don't really know how to pitch a tent or start a fire? Are you looking to make a new friend or two? Then this is the group for you!
Who are we?
We are 18+ Women, female identifying or gender nonconforming individuals who like to get outdoors and try new things while being part of a supportive group.
What do we have in common?
A hunger for adventure. For exploration. For pushing boundaries and learning something new. For getting outside that comfort zone with a variety of experiences. For spending that magical time with other authentic, passionate, people and get away from the daily grind.
We are building an adventure platform for women to help make it easier to GET OUTSIDE. Free Range Chicks is a FREE community group in Columbia for 18+ Women, female identifying or gender nonconforming individuals who like to get outdoors and try new things while being part of a supportive group. Have you ever wanted to hike, camp or rock climb, but didn't know where to start? Do you lack friends to do the things you want to do? Wait no longer! Make 2020 the year you DO all the things!!
How will we do this?
- Eliminate the intimidation factor. We are curating tips, hacks, lists, reviews, plans, lessons learned, and adventure tales from our community of women to help get rid of the UGH and give you some AAH.
- Make it affordable. We borrow and rent gear for your adventures so you can try it before investing in a new activity. Always wanted to try backpacking? Great, come join one of our backpacking trips and we will borrow and rent gear for you.
- Provide a community of adventuresses. Connect both online and offline though our social platforms and forums.
- Ironically, use technology to get us away from the screens and into the outdoors.
We launched this Chapter in April 2019, and have hosted 44 events including kayaking, spelunking, camping, attending a yoga retreat, orienteering, and much more! As of December 2019, we have 215 members on meetup!
This is a FREE trial period to attend all our events, trips and excursions for free and then in April 2020, we will start charging $10 per year to be a member. This charge will cover our Meetup fees, any prizes, free swag like shirts, stickers and equipment like compasses and maps for our activities. This fee will help us keep more events free though the year. We strive to keep half (or more) of our events free and we can continue doing that with this yearly membership fee.