AFFINITY GROUP TRAVEL
Group Travel Opportunities with Wilderness Inquiry
At Wilderness Inquiry, we’re passionate about creating inclusive spaces no matter a person’s race, gender, or ability. We recognize that participation in outdoor recreation often feels unwelcome towards specific populations due to the discriminatory nature of societal institutions and systems, as well as financial, social, and personal barriers to access. These barriers particularly impact individuals who are Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC)*, folks who identify as LGBTQI+, people with disabilities, and women. We believe that the power of community and shared experiences can bring about transformation and help dismantle inequitable systems. By expanding our collective sense of belonging in the outdoors, we seek to create opportunities and experiences where everyone can enjoy the holistic benefits of the outdoors safely, together.
*BIPOC: This term is used as an umbrella to describe folks who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color. We acknowledge that race and ethnicity are nuanced and recognize that racial identities are not limited to this term.
This program is deeply intentional about bringing together members of BIPOC communities across multicultural backgrounds to share in collective experiences in the outdoors. On these trips, you can confidently immerse yourself in the wonders of nature with fellow participants and passionate trip leaders who all identify as BIPOC. This program is designed to provide wilderness travel opportunities for folks with all levels of individual experience and ability. For BIPOC BWCA trip itinerary information click here!
LGBTQI+ affinity trips have been designed by and for LGBTQI+ individuals, including Wilderness Inquiry Outdoor Leaders. Our LGBTQI+ family trips are open to all family members, whether or not every family member identifies as LGBTQI+. However, to protect the intention of the affinity group space, we are only allowing folks who identify as LGTBQI+ on our adult affinity group trips. For LGBTQI+ BWCA trip itinerary information click here!
Wilderness Inquiry offers a series of trips just for women. Join our experienced women guides for an outdoor adventure like no other. Travel with a great group of women of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Whether you are looking for a camping trip or a lodge-based women’s retreat, refresh your perspective and learn new skills in a shared outdoor experience with other adventure-seeking women.
New to outdoor recreation?
You don’t have to be “outdoorsy” or a camping expert to travel with Wilderness Inquiry!
A deep knowledge of or experience in the outdoors is not necessary for any of our trips - we provide all the planning, gear, and food and pair you with an experienced guide who can help you learn the basics in a supportive environment.