Artemis Village helps me to connect more deeply to my daughter on all levels.  It also over the past three years has helped my daughter truly embody her growing self and start her maturation pathway as a young woman with grace, balance and power.  We are so grateful.

– Artemis Village mother


*We are sorry to announce that Artemis Village will not be running during Summer 2021.*

Are you someone who loves …

Are you someone who loves …

to follow rocks down a stream, connect with the plants and the animals, make crafts and herbal medicine, to connect with a kind and courageous group of peers?

Are you a mom or womxn caregiver who wants…

Are you a mom or womxn caregiver who wants…

to be part of a supportive community as your daughter grows from child to teenager, and cultivate a deeper connection with her in the process?

WHAT: Artemis Village is an intergenerational, multicultural, earth village – dedicated to empowering our youth by providing opportunities for deep connection to the natural world and our wild relations, each other, and self-awareness and confidence from within.


WHEN: Monday to Sunday, Summer 2021 Dates TBD | Mothers or womxn identified Caregivers join Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon!


WHERE: Hidden Falls Girlscout camp, Santa Cruz Mountains, Soquel, CA


WHO: For girl-identified youth* entering grades 4-10

Come be a part of a thriving village…

Give yourself and your child the gift of being supported in the important transition from childhood into their teenage years by a healthy, inspiring and intergenerational nature-based village.

*Girls/Moms includes cis and trans girls/womxn as well as those who are gender expansive, gender questioning/fluid. LGBTQIA+ friendly.


  • Natural Crafting
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Animal Tracking
  • Improvisational Theater
  • Movement and Yoga
  • Creative Writing
  • Evening Campfires
  • Water Honoring Ceremony
  • Sharing Circles & “Inner Tracking”
  • Moon Time Awareness
  • Self Care and Nurturance

This camp and Gaia Passages has strengthened my bond with my daughter by plugging her into the energy of her source and the knowledge of who she is, as a girl emerging into a woman and as a human being.

– Amy, mother of Skye Manley

Our Beautiful Location!

We are blessed to have a new site in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains this year. We are across the creek from where we hosted Artemis for our first two years – at Girl Scout camp Camp Hidden Falls… here’s a sneak peak:

“Hidden falls,” and the deep pools along Glenwood Basin creek await our swims and wanders on hot summer days

Fire circles await our camp songs!

Dining hall awaits our delicious organic food and good conversations

Bunks await us moving in with our pods for each age group!


There is potable water throughout the camp and in our kitchen. All meals will be provided with organic ingredients and local when possible. Diet accommodates omnivores, vegetarians, and those with allergies of any kind (which you will indicate on registration form). Pit toilets and flushing toilets are available as well as hot showers. Pods will be in open air cabins or tents. For weekend – Caregivers will have options to sleep inside or outside in tents.


Check out our amazing Guide Team, many of whom will be a part of Artemis Village!



Share and grow your leadership through serving the village as a teen guide or apprentice. Teens and apprentices will arrive and receive training before camp starts and be assigned to a pod to support during camp. Stipend included.

Mother or Womxn Caregiver’s Attendance

  • We highly recommend that mother or womxn identified caregiver join us from Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon.
  • If there is an extenuating circumstance that prevents you from coming for Thursday evening through Saturday, then we ask mother or a caregiver to be there on Saturday from 10am-2pm.
  • If caregiver has a younger sibling (any gender) who is nursing or under 2, caregiver is welcome to bring along

Your support will plant seeds that will bloom far into the future…


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