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Adventure With Us

EmpowHER Outdoors fosters an environment where girls can discover a genuine sense of belonging and grow into the most empowered version of themselves.

Welcome to EmpowHER Outdoors, a girls-only, after-school program designed by Squeaky Boots LLC, a woman-owned and operated company!

What is EmpowHER Outdoors ?

Our program offers girls a unique opportunity to connect with nature, think creatively, develop a personal love for the outdoors, and build community.

What is included in EmpowHER Outdoors?

This empowering club spans seven weeks and concludes with an unforgettable, all-inclusive, one-night backpacking trip. Girls will flourish in Chattanooga's renowned trail systems, engaging with nature and discovering its wonders while building a sense of conservation and self-discovery. Prioritizing the development of social and emotional skills, the club assists girls in their own journey of growth, independence, and self-care.

Led by experienced instructors, participants will explore native plants and animals; learn camping and backpacking skills; engage in interactive conservation and team-building activities; and form life-long friendships.


Our why

Our ultimate goal is to empower girls to become the best versions of themselves. We firmly believe that Chattanooga's picturesque outdoor setting provides an ideal environment to forge profound connections and nurture a resilient community of girls who will grow into powerful women.

Join us on this transformative journey of growth, empowerment, and outdoor exploration!

Registration:  Opens 05/01/2024
Grades: 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls (LGBTQIA+ Friendly)
Max Capacity: 8 Club Members
Location:  Audubon Acres, Chattanooga, TN
Program Type: Weekly
Day:  Mondays
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Club Dates:  August 12, 19, 26;  September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 14
Overnight Backpacking Trip: October 19 - 20
Backpacking Location:  TBA
Cost: *$500- $615
                   *Price variation depends on gear rental add-ons for the weekend backpacking experience. 
                      Please see the registration form for more details.

What's included?

  • 7 weekly club meetings

  • Squeaky Boots Custom Hat

  • Snacks

  • Leave No Trace Ethics Card

  • 1 weekend backpacking experience.​​

  • Backpacking gear, meals, and permits. 

What to Bring? 

Weekly Club Meetings

  • Small Backpack or Hydration Pack

  • Waterbottle

  • Closed Toed Shoes

  • Rain Jacket

  • Bug Spray

  • Sunblock

  • Personal medications, if needed

  • Extra snacks, if needed

Weekend Backpacking Experience

  • We will provide a packing list closer to the dates of our trip. 

* Even though knives can be a useful outdoor tool, please leave them at home.

*Cell phones: If you choose to bring your cell phone, use is limited to species identification applications and for use in an emergency.


5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Weekly Meetings

  • Team Building Activities

  • Daily Hike with Native Species Identification

  • Snack Break

  • Conservation Skills Workshops

  • Mindfulness Practices

April 27 - 28, 2024​

Backpacking Weekend

  • We will provide a schedule closer to the dates of our trip.

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