our mission

What Drives Us

Backcountry Squatters strives to create and cultivate a community network dedicated to supporting college women in the outdoors. We aim to provide the foundation and the necessary resources to grow women’s participation, leadership, and representation in the outdoor industry and community.

what we are doing

the goal

We aim to provide the necessary support to Backcountry Squatters chapters in their establishment, growth, sustainability, and leadership transition.

where we want to go

our vision

Backcountry Squatters will be the leading organization for college aged women to reach their full potential in the outdoor community.



objective 1:

CONNECT with existing chapters and establish a plan for expansion of the Backcountry Squatters community.

objective 2:

CREATE and distribute club resources for current and new chapters.

objective 3:

DEVELOP a plan to implement Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Backcountry Squatters Nonprofit and spread our values to current and future chapters.

objective 4:

ESTABLISH communication standards among current and future chapters.