New Roanoke nonprofit encourages women to realize confidence by exploring the outside


ROANOKE, Va. – The Wild Way is an organization that tries to build girls’ confidence by getting them outside and outside of their comfort zone. They take an inclusive approach to helping girls do things they never thought they could do.

This is for girls ages 9-14 to experience outdoor challenges, push their limits and embrace nature in a friendly environment.

You take them rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, caving, and more. The Wild Way tries to appeal to girls who don’t have much outdoor experience or girls who have trouble participating in outdoor recreation.

“With The Wild Way, I’m trying to create a comfortable environment where girls feel empowered to try new things,” said Alex Siple, Managing Director. “Maybe try things that they’re not sure they’re going to be good at, but push themselves and in the end they can be proud that they pushed their limits and learned something new, and they can have that confidence in themselves.” other areas transmit their lives.”


They offer spring break programs that run on two different weeks. They overlap with spring break for Roanoke County and Salem public schools and spring break for Roanoke City. During these weeks, girls can hike, explore caves, tackle the high ropes course at Camp Bethel and learn outdoor skills at Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing.

“I want to give girls the opportunity to experience these new and interesting things. Maybe explore different parts of their personality, different parts of their interests, and become more eclectic,” Siple said.

The Wild Way would love to help as many girls as possible but they need help from the community. They are always looking for donations. This can be a monetary donation, a device donation or a donation of time.

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