Girls Adventure Camp

Girls Adventure Camp 

After taking a few years off, we're back and ready for more adventure this summer! 

June 20 - 23, 2023
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Lincoln Drive Park
Shelter House #4 has been reserved as the drop-off/ pick-up location

Grand Forks, ND

Ground UP Adventures’ Girls Adventure Camp is a 4-day experience for young girls that focuses on building physical and mental skills through an engaging curriculum and fun, accessible adventure-based activities. The purpose of the camp is to teach skills that facilitate physical activity, adventure, and empowerment. There are a few changes for this year:

1) The maximum number of participants is 25 girls. This allows us to keep a lower coach-to-camper ratio.
2) GAC is open to girls ages 9 to 14
3) GAC is all about making adventure accessible, so beginning and intermediate adventurers are welcome! Be prepared for walking/hiking, hill climbing, biking, getting wet and muddy, and canoeing/kayaking. 
4) We're adding biking and canoeing/kayaking this year! Campers need to bring their own bike and helmet on Day 1 (let us know when registering if your camper doesn't have a bike and/or helmet---we can provide a few). Prior experience with swimming and being comfortable on the water are also strongly recommended. Lifejackets and canoes/kayaks will be provided by The Boathouse on the Red on Day 3.

Each day will include a lesson targeting specific mental skills that are then applied during the adventure activities for the day. Camp activities will take place on the Grand Forks Greenway near Lincoln Drive Park and on the Red River.

GAC will be held rain or shine. The day's activities will only be canceled if strong thunderstorms or other severe weather is happening or is significantly likely to happen for the duration of the day.

Girls Adventure Camp Curriculum
Day Adventure Activity Mental Skills Activities
1 Scavenger Hunt (biking) Self-talk, Self-esteem
2 Trail Navigation (walking/running) Teamwork, Communication
3 River Navigation (kayaking/canoeing) Visualization, Imagery
4 Adventure/Obstacle Course (walking/running) Energy Management

The cost of GAC is $100.00 per participant. Two scholarships are also available that cover the full cost of camp. Please email for more information.


Email us at with any questions! 

North End Dairy Queen
Ski and Bike Shop
Donald E. Finstad, CPA
Hugo's Family Market Place (on 13th Ave N.)
Visit Greater Grand Forks (Community Visitor's Bureau)