Thriving girls become whole women.



Nature Crafts
and Skills.




At Home Here.

May the seeds that she plants
in beauty grow.

Mother-Daughter Connection

Gaia Girls* Passages provides long term mentoring for girls through nature-based girls groups and summer camps the San Francisco Bay area, and rite of passage ceremonies combining social and emotional intelligence skills with deep nature connection.

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“I’m always comfortable here, and love being with the aunties and Gaia Girls. Gaia Girls always makes me feel grateful for life.”

“I found myself looking forward to growing up rather than dreading it.  I now feel proud to be a woman.”

“I love being at Gaia Girls.  When I’m here I feel like there is no pressure to be pretty or anything.  I also feel like Gaia Girls is a community that I can always trust.”*

“I love how whenever I arrive, no matter how my day was I can’t help but feel happy.”*

Gaia Girls Offerings

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“Gaia Girls is always a huge relief in my week, and I feel more confident in myself and with others.  I am a lot more connected to the earth and in some way protected from what I don’t like about middle school, like bad attitudes, judgment, and self depreciation and insecurity”.*

*All quotes are from Gaia Girls who have been involved with us for 2 or more years. Names are not used to protect the girls’ anonymity.

An explanation of what we mean when we say Girl*

In addition to cis girls (gender matches sex assigned at birth), we include in our definition of “girl” those who identify as transgender, genderqueer, and gender nonconforming who feel that Gaia Girls is a supportive home for them. In addition, all sexual orientations are welcome. Men and boys are welcome on special days when explicitly invited, but can not be participants of GGP unto themselves. 

**We are going through our website and marketing materials slowly to reflect the greater awareness of gender expansive youth within our programs – which is taking some time to do well, but we are on our way!


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Contact Information


Phone: 510-731-0308

Address: 651 66th Street

Oakland, CA 94609


Most photography by Erika Gagnon


Gaia Girls Passages is a project of Gaia Passages, a tax-deductible 501(c)(3) organization. Tax ID # is 82-1688828 

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