Donate to Wildnerness Inspirations

Gifts to Wilderness Inspirations currently support our core program, Girls Empowered at Mountain Shepherd.

For more information about GEMS, visit

GEMS are Girls Empowered through exploration of seven survival priorities: positive mental attitude, wilderness first aid, shelter, fire, signaling, water, and food. During a five-day overnight experience, GEMS learn the practical skills associated with each priority. Girls also discover the parallels between each survival priority and their lives in the “front country.” GEMS gain an appreciation for their natural and social surroundings through fun — and deceptively educational — activities such as night hikes, team-building games, and biodiversity studies. After five days, GEMS leave with confidence and compassion, knowing more about themselves and how they interpret and interact with their world.

Our team believes all girls have the potential to become GEMS, and all donations have the potential to create an inspiring experience! For more information about the impact of your gift, see below for parallels between the seven survival priorities and gifts to GEMS.

Gifts above $2,500 boost the P.M.A. of the GEMS team by sponsoring 5 or more GEMS Campers!

A gift of $1,000-$2499 sponsors two girls for one session of GEMS camp, where they can nurture a new friendship and help each other learn and explore.

A gift of $500-$999 provides one girl or two girls with a 5-day GEMS Camp session.

A gift of $250-$499 offers a partial to full scholarship to light new fires within GEMS campers!

A gift of $100-$249 signals to future GEMS that you care about their success!

A gift of $50-$99 quenches a camper’s thirst for adventure!

A gift of $25-$49 gives a GEMS girl “s’more” opportunities for personal development as she explores the wilderness!

100% of all donations goes to GEMS Camp scholarships!

Your tax deductible donation letter will be emailed to you. Thank you for helping to make a difference!