About Fireside’s Artemis
Your story is worth sharing; Inspire others and allow yourself to be inspired.
Together we can weave a narrative that is inclusive and meaningful for all.
Artemis is a program designed by women, for women. It encompasses different aspects of skills and adventure while practicing with meaningful purpose. Artemis is for women of all abilities, ethnic backgrounds, beliefs, capacities, competencies and interests. It is designed for those aged 19+ and identifying as female. This is for any women seeking adventure and development in a variety of elements. We will have a chance to explore new experiences, view different perspectives and seek adventure together. Artemis is grateful to be affiliated with Fireside Adventures who oversees the program and offers continual support throughout the year.
Artemis Women’s Adventures allows you to create the time and safe space to unleash your potential, focus on personal growth, develop new interests, and satisfy curiosities. It is a way to connect or reconnect, with a new or familiar community of women. It fosters an environment where you can learn new skills, have meaningful conversations, and develop your positive personal identity. Through the lens of leadership, we will explore different styles, investigate what leadership means to you, and develop new skills to become an impactful leader. Effective leaders must be versatile in order to ensure that decisions and choices are make for the common good.
Take a moment to recognize the power that you have behind your story. Every single one of us has a story and we choose how it is written. NOW is the time for you to become active in creating your narrative. Invite characters in who are unique, strong, independent, and skilled women. This is your opportunity to inspire your personal story, write a new chapter and become a positive character in other’s stories.
As we narrate our personal story and share our group journey, the Artemis community practices with a purpose and mission. That is to: explore challenges and aspects of ourselves we often disregard day to day; to provide some much needed self-care and self-love; to flourish in a strong community; to reward your body and soul with gratitude.
Browse through Women’s Adventure Wednesday (WAW) to see different activities being offered starting January 2019 in the Sea to Sky area. Cruise over to the Weekend Wilderness Skills Retreat to check out two spring retreats. Then finally, take a look at the epic Artemis Women’s Yukon Canoe Expedition to be shared in August.
Stay tuned for Women’s Adventure Monday (WAM) coming in May 2019!
Keep inspiring your story all year! Each chapter of WAW completed will positively reflect in the Weekend Wilderness Skills Retreats. Furthermore, these skills and competencies will enhance the Yukon expedition. As we paddle over 400 km of the majestic Yukon River, we will continue developing leadership, outdoor, and personal skills. The Yukon is a beautiful, vast space of land where the river meanders over a great distance. In this inspirational setting, you can step outside your regular and with new perspective, achieve greater insight into yourself and your story. The fresh air and open skies encourage fresh ideas and opening of hearts. Reward your wild side with an expedition unlike any other.
“The world needs strong women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved. women who will live bravely, both tender and fierce. Women of indomitable will.”
SafetyRegardless of a participant ’s level of comfort and outdoor skills, it is safer to travel in a group and it is much safer to have an experienced instructor supporting them. Our team always prioritizes planning, preparing, and most importantly, teaching participants how to be safe in the wilderness.
FoodA well-nourished body makes a significant impact on a person’s experience in times of physical and/or mental exertion. Participants will learn how to pack and prepare healthy and holistic meals in our camp kitchens, suited for all diets.
Fitness CapacitiesIf you are concerned about yours or your child’s physical readiness to attend one of our Fireside camps/expeditions, please contact us directly. We modify our experiences based on the participants’ abilities and capacities. Relax and let us work together to make an informed and shared decision.
We do our best to understand the present and future impacts of climate change. We provide thoughtful discussions and rationale of why we all must do our best to minimize our carbon use including ways to reduce food waste, non-recyclable materials and more. We take public transit or walk as much as possible, and respect nature by reducing our ecological footprints.
Indigenous PeopleWe acknowledge that we are visitors of the traditional lands of Indigenous People. We ask permission to visit and explore their lands while also inviting local First Nations to participate in our camps, share their knowledge and provide a space to collaborate. Fireside Adventures recognizes the unceded traditional lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.
Small Group Focused & MobileWe purposely place restrictions on group size (minimum 8 and maximum 15) of participants as believe less means more for providing an enriched and meaningful experience for each participant. We are not defined by one permanent location as we are rooted in the belief that adventure and learning come from exploring the lands and water around us.
Place and Inquiry Based
All of our selected locations for our camps and expeditions are purposely chosen to provide a platform for inquiry and experiential learning, to learn through the natural world and its significance in relation to culture, geography, history, people and environment.
Social and Emotional LearningWe create a safe place so participants can develop and enhance their resiliency, independence and self-efficacy. We weave learning opportunities throughout our programs for participants to improve the skills necessary to manage and understand their emotions and their relationships.
We are inclusive of all genders, races, cultures, languages, shapes, sizes, colours, abilities and capacities. Those who arrive on the first day of the camp/expedition are important characters of the shared experienced that is to begin. It is a privilege to be the characters in each other's stories and experiences, not our right.
Other Trips We Offer:
2019 Youth Leadership Camps:
BC Explorer (21 or 28 days)
Yukon Explorer (14 or 21 days)
Sparrow Leadership Initiative
World Bound (21 days)
2019 Kids Camps:
Bike Gourmet Camp
Forest Gourmet Camp
World Bound Language & Cultural Kids Camp