A network of college clubs dedicated to growing women + non-binary folks participation, leadership, and representation in the outdoor industry and community
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Backcountry Squatters Nonprofit is seeking a hard-working and dedicated professional to serve in a multi-year term as the Board Treasurer on the Board of Directors.
The Treasurer is responsible for overseeing the organization’s financial activity and records that align with the policies and mission of Backcountry Squatters, as well as managing the Board’s review of, and action related to the Board’s financial responsibilities.
The position is a great fit for someone who is exceptionally skilled at translating financial analytics to the Board of Directors, who understands the interests and needs of the Backcountry Squatters community, and who will enjoy working with team members to contribute to the sustainability of Backcountry Squatters. Individuals who are willing and able to dedicate time and energy to upholding the mission of Backcountry Squatters are encouraged to apply.
We are looking to fill this position immediately. For more information and the details on applying, please download the job description below.
Run by ‘Squatters alumni, this 501c3 nonprofit uplifts women at a pivotal moment in their lives by connecting them in the sisterhood, growth, and empowerment of shared outdoor pursuits.
We are opening the door to outdoor opportunities that women have historically been excluded from. With chapters established accross the nation, Backcountry Squatters is rapidly expanding. Look here to find a chapter near you.
By equipping college women with vital lessons from adventure and camaraderie, we bolster future female leaders through a make-or-break time— ensuring more women rise.
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Alumni Series: Kit Kocha
Kit Kocha, one of the co-founders of Backcountry Squatters and the visionary behind so much of what Squatters is today, is a self-prescribed dreamer. Fortunately, many of Kit’s dreams have revolved around her deep passion for outdoor stewardship and mentorship, beginning with her outdoor experiences in her youth.
2023 In’s and Out’s
February, the actual start of the year, is when you make good on some new resolutions, tidy things up, and rebrand yourself completely. In honor of the new year (Ibby’s New Year™), I thought I would share some of my “In’s and Out’s” for 2023.
Beginning in the Backcountry
Maggie is a recipient of the Backcountry Squatters Scholarship for Outdoor Education and received her AIARE 1 through the University of Colorado.
Backcountry Squatters Takes Jackson Hole
I crashed the Backcountry Squatters ski trip and it was hands down the best decision ever. We skied everywhere. Let me tell you from experience, skiing with a group of 10 people with various backgrounds can be tricky, but this just felt right.
2022 Sasquatch Skedaddle
If you were not at MAP Brewing in Bozeman, MT on November 14th, enjoying the Sasquatch Skedaddle fun run/race, you sorely missed out. On that particular Sunday, an incredible community of vibrant and ambitious women came together to pull off the funnest fun run that...
AIARE 1 w/ Mackenzie
Mackenzie reflects on her experience taking a AIARE level 1 course through the Acadia Mountain Guides with the funds she received from the Backcountry Squatters Scholarship for Outdoor Education.
What our community says:
From the beginning this movement has never been about how fast we can ski, how hard we can climb, or how far we can run–it has always been about pushing the boundaries of what women perceive as possible for themselves in outdoor culture, and in-turn, society. Through my own experience with Backcountry Squatters, I’ve found a meaningful sense-of-place in my community and have gotten to do so alongside women with an array of interesting backgrounds and stories–an experience I believe every woman should get the opportunity to have.
The Backcountry Squatters were a pleasure to partner with for avalanche education. The turnout for the classes was always high and the women were excited to learn. It’s great to work with a club that is eager to offer educational opportunities, as well as fun experiences.
I am always inspired by the women I have met through Backcountry Squatters. This community has introduced me to strong, confident, and amazing women who all share a collective enthusiasm for the outdoors. By maintaining a supportive atmosphere to pursue unique goals and have fun doing it, ‘Squatters has helped me build confidence in the mountains, on the river and even in school.
I got involved with the Backcountry Squatters at DU when it first got up and running because I wanted to not only inspire girls to join the outdoor community but also help other like-minded girls to find more gal pals to go get after it with. That’s why it has been so important to me: because we need more girl support in the outdoor community and an inclusive environment where we can grow and learn from each other.