Youth Programs

Seeds of Stewardship

The mission of the Seeds of Stewardship program is to provide educational and meaningful outdoor experiences that empower youth to become the next generation of stewards of Arizona’s wild landscapes.

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Gear Girls

Girls and women, when given the chance, make confident and inspired leaders, outdoor adventurers and trail stewards. Gear Girls uses mountain biking, trail work and snow sports to build confidence, outdoor competence, community and character in young women grades 4-8.

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Following in step with the Arizona Trail Gear Girls program located in Flagstaff, AZ, GRO girl GRO was created to address the need we saw in our Tucson community for female-only instruction, support, and encouragement within the outdoor community.

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Junior Explorers

In cooperation with the Arizona State Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Arizona Trail Association (ATA) is proud to announce the release of the Arizona Trail Junior Explorer Handbook. The Handbook is a virtual adventure from border to border, and each section highlights different geographical areas.

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Gateway Community Shred and Stewardship Camps

Working collaboratively, Gear Girls and GRO girl GRO Coordinators are launching girls’ only Shred and Stewardship camps on our Arizona Trail Gateway Communities! Our first one launched in Pine, Arizona and more are planned in the near future! Stay tuned!

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