Fireside’s Artemis - Women In Leadership Yukon Expedition
Women In Leadership Adventure Series
Imagine the feeling of your hand dipping into the Yukon River as you take 11 days to prepare and navigate, by canoe, over 400km of pure Canadian adventure, from Carmacks to Dawson City. Both the river and paddle experience are immense, beautiful and memorable. You and your fellow adventurers will take a step back in time and explore some of the places where the gold rush captured so many hearts and souls while sleeping under the Aurora Borealis at night.
Sign up for Fireside’s Artemis Women In Leadership Yukon Expedition where you have the space and place needed to focus on your own personal growth, interests and curiosities whilst having the opportunity to further develop your outdoor leadership skills, become confident in your Yukon river canoe paddling and connect with women like yourself. Artemis programs, through excellent instruction in outdoor leadership skills, share the gifts of the wilderness with people of all colours, abilities, backgrounds, sizes, gender identities and experience levels.
Limited spots available
Space fills up fast and there is a limited amount of spots per camp. All you need is a deposit of $300 and a completed registration form to confirm your place.
Program DetailsDate: August 9th to August 19, 2018
Ages: 18 years and over (women only)
Rate: $2,650.00 CDN plus 5% taxIncludes: instruction and expedition support, food, accommodation, most camping gear, Whitehorse airport pick-up and drop-off, and canoes during the trip. Does not include flight, personal extras, and some optional activities.
What to bring and wear
Facts about the Yukon
We rent out sleeping bags, camp chairs and thermarests for those needing extra comfort
If you are concerned about your physical readiness to attend one of our programs, please contact us directly. We modify our experiences based on people's abilities and capacities. Relax and let us work together to make an informed shared decision.
It's a Life Changing Experience
Fireside’s Artemis Women in Leadership Yukon Expedition Details
Connect With Nature, Nourish Your Body, Learn New Skills
- You will be fully guided on a multi-day canoe trip while paddling on the Yukon River from Carmacks to Dawson City. You will get some time in Whitehorse, Yukon too.
- Led by excellent and experienced female guides gifted in teaching outdoor leadership and wilderness skills who will provide support 24 hours a day for the entirety of the program
- You will be stretching those muscles by doing some basic “yoga in the woods” exercises and having the option to practice some mindful meditation by the riverside.
- You will notice we adjust the trip plan and logistics based on the overall group’s fitness and comfort level. We give our attention individually pre, during and post trips to make sure you are ready and feeling comfortable.
- Partake in basic Yukon wilderness and outdoor training
- Gourmet wilderness cooking
- Step back into time by hiking the trails seeking Yukon Gold Rush artifacts and abandoned cabins
- Soaking your bones at the Takhini Hot Springs at the beginning and end of your expedition
- Sleep under the stars in some of the Yukon River’s pristine river islands
- A chance to see the northern lights dance above your head while taking in the long days of the mid-night sun
- Learn the basics of front and backcountry camping, river canoeing, orienteering, hiking and risk management
- Learn to apply leadership styles and core competencies of outdoor leadership to your daily life
- Unplugged from wifi, phones, computers, home and work life
A 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 for and prepare meals on extended backcountry trips, and how to cook in a “wilderness” kitchen. While on trip we will nourish our bodies with healthy and holistic foods suited to all diets.
It is safer to travel in a group and it is much safer to have guides supporting you regardless of your comfort and outdoor skill level. Our team puts a lot of effort into planning, preparing and most importantly, teaching you how to be safe in the wilderness.
Life. Be. Adventure.
Fireside Adventures is designed to allow you enjoy and experience our pillars for adults – Life. Be. Adventure. in the wilderness expeditions and retreats.
Yukon Facts & What to Wear
The name “Yukon” originated from the Locheux native word "Yuk-un-ah," meaning "Great River," referring to the Yukon River that flows across the territory into Alaska.
Tentative Trip Plan
August 9, 2018 – Takhini Hot Springs/Whitehorse Afternoon departure from Vancouver International Airport (possible to leave earlier) Early afternoon arrival in Whitehorse. Guides will meet and greet participants at the Whitehorse airport Shuttle to Takhini Hostel
About Our Programs
Fireside Adventures adult retreats and adventure expeditions are a perfect mix of a high level of professionalism, all-encompassing instruction and significant knowledge of the areas you will be traveling through.
It's a Life Changing Experience
introduction to josie - artemis lead guide
Working Towards a Masters Degree in Nature-Based Experiential Learning
Hi, I’m Josie! I am an outdoor educator and avid adventurer currently living and playing in the beautiful Sea to Sky corridor. I am a high school English teacher, and am currently working towards a Masters Degree in Nature-Based Experiential Learning. I have worked in the field of outdoor education for 12 years, for organizations such as Outward Bound, The YMCA, and for the past five years, Fireside Adventures.
My greatest joys in life (aside from my family and friends of course!) are skiing, mountain biking, canoeing, reading, and acting as an advocate for women and youth in the outdoors. I especially love helping women and girls build their skills and knowledge so that they can confidently explore the natural world. Through outdoor skill education, writing and reflection activities, and guided dialogues Artemis Adventures will encourage women to explore their connections to nature, themselves, and others. I am so grateful for the chance to be a part of this journey!
About Fireside’s Artemis
Fireside's Artemis Women In Leadership Adventure Series takes women on multi-day expeditions and outdoor adventures to pristine wilderness areas, like Yukon and Gambier Island, in an effort to release their inner Artemis (Greek Goddess of Wilderness). Artemis programs are carefully crafted to encourage participants to become more confident in the wilderness, while creating the right environment to build and explore a deep connection to the natural world. We offer Artemis because we know the importance of offering opportunities and training for women who want to be surrounded by and be connected with like-minded women who are interested in learning something knew and feeling challenged in a more spiritual and organic way.
We are the only company designing outdoor adventures to allow you to enjoy and experience our core pillars for adults - Life, Be, and Adventure in the wilderness:
Let’s be honest, we are increasingly feeling disconnected to anything real, while our phones, screen and other responsibilities are consuming our thoughts and our time time. You know that participating in an experience that emphasises the preciousness of LIFE and allowing you an opportunity to BE your true self while partaking on an outdoor ADVENTURE, is something we don’t often allow ourselves. We are ready for you. Click LIFE. BE. ADVENTURE.