Women's Expeditions

Women’s Expeditions is an exciting program aimed at empowering women to become leaders through outdoor experiences. Women’s Expeditions seeks to challenge women mentally and physically by taking risks and testing their limits in the great outdoors. At the end of each Expedition, participants are encouraged to apply what they learned to their personal and professional lives.

Open to Bennies of all ages, majors, and experience levels! 

Is money an issue? Scholarship opportunies may be available! Email the IWL@csbsju.edu for more information or to see previous schoalrship projects! 


Upcoming Women's Expeditions:

February 22nd 12p-2pm: Women on the Wall

Who: Bennies only

What: Join the IWL for a day of climbing at the SJU Palaestra rock wall! There will be ceritfied belayers, snacks, only Bennies on the wall, and no experience necessary!


Winter Break Trip: Ready to set sail!

Who: 6 Bennies!
What: Learning to sail in the British Virgin Islands!

When: January 2016, winter break

Highlight of the trip: Every Bennie gets the opportunity to captain the sailboat for a day! Be prepared for snorkeling, swimming, and other fun activities as well = ]
Cost: $1700 + Airfare ($700 of the program fee will be due shortly after acceptance in order to secure your spot)

Applications: Available by the end of spring semester 2015
More Information: See below or email the IWL@csbsju.edu for a brochure

 Want to see pictures? Check out the IWL's Facebook page for photos of the British Virgin Islands 2015 crew!  https://www.facebook.com/IWL.CSB.SJU/photos_stream


Past Expeditions include:

  • Hiking and Orienteering at the Black Hills
  • Camping 101 at the North Shore
  • Dog sledding at Camp Menogyn
  • Rock Climbing at Vertical Endeavors
  • Climbing at the Quarries

Snoeshoeing on Lake Sag:

Want to see pictures? Check out the IWL's Facebook page for photos of event!  https://www.facebook.com/IWL.CSB.SJU/photos_stream

Winter Camping at Lake Sarah: 




Quarry Climb Day Trip:




Falls and Foliage Long Weekend Trip:


Becoming an Outdoors Woman:

Deep Portage ELC in Hackensack, MN

Women and Weapons: Archery Country


Long Weekend 2013: Grand Marais, MN



Photos: Dogsledding Trip Winter 2011 - Courtesy of Carrie Vandelac '11