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Affinity Programming

Est. Summer 2021

Acadia Mountain Guides Affinity Programming 

Welcome to Acadia Mountain Guides’ affinity courses! These courses are designed to offer  people who share a specific identity or experience a safe and supportive, learning environment to start or continue their journey as outdoor climbers. 

We’re proud to offer both Womxn’s and LGBTQIA+ affinity courses this summer. Similar to “lady’s night” at a rock climbing gym, AMG’s womxn’s courses are led by our rockstar team of certified female guides. We also offer courses specifically for LGBTQIA+ climbers, led by guides who identify as members or allies of the LGBTQIA+ community. Our goal as your guides is to support those who have the same passions and interests as we do, and to encourage individual growth and learning within the sport by providing instruction and mentorship in an accepting environment.

The affinity courses we provide are a preliminary effort to bridge the gap in outdoor education and leadership by creating intentional and dedicated learning spaces for underrepresented groups. We realize there is still a large gap in representation and mentorship within the outdoor climbing and guiding community, and want to do what we can as a company to narrow it. As your guides we seek to share our experiences with you, and help you achieve your goals as climbers and outdoor enthusiasts. 

Join us today by signing up for one or all of our affinity courses! Feel free to reach out to our staff about any questions you have about these courses or if you would like us to host a specific course for you and your friends. 

 

 

Womxn’s Specific Climbing Programs-

Similar to “lady’s night” at a rock climbing gym, AMG offers courses specifically for womxn. These courses are led by our team of female guides, who all are excited to share their talents with you and create a space for you to experience rock climbing safely. 

  • Who’s it for? Womxn or female-identifying individuals (sorry guys, you’re out on this one)
  • Where do we go? We will utilize the amazing terrain of Acadia National Park using different climbing venues dependent on the ability of the group as well as the instructional goals of the day!
  • Why go with AMG? Acadia Mountain Guides is an AMGA accredited climbing school, all instructors are certified at least at the single pitch instructor level with their skills exceeding all of the requirements of their certifications. Our female staff is diverse in experience and perspective each of them brings something special to the table! 
  • Pre-requisites:
    • Dependent on clinic selection; See details at links below.

Summer 2021 – Womxn Specific Climbing Programs Schedule

August 7 & August 8, 2021

Womxn’s Climbing Weekend

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Acadia National Park, ME

$200.00

August 14, 2021

Womxn’s Top Rope Basics Clinic

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Acadia National Park, ME

$75.00

August 28, 2021

Womxn’s Intro Trad/Anchor Building Clinic

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Acadia National Park, ME 

$75.00

 

LGBTQIA+ Specific Climbing Programs-

AMG’s goal is to create a space for queer folx to experience rock climbing in a safe and inclusive environment. We know the step into outdoor climbing has historically been difficult for these folx, so we aim to create an space where you can feel confident as strong climbers and leaders. We belive offering mentorship from similarly identifying guides is an important step in allowing historically under-represented groups to adventure, advocate, push their limits, and build relationships with like-minded peers.

  • Who’s it for? LGBTQIA+ folx looking to experience rock climbing or garner more skills
  • Where do we go? We will utilize the amazing terrain of Acadia National Park using different climbing venues dependent on the ability of the group as well as the instructional goals of the day!
  • Why go with AMG? Acadia Mountain Guides is an AMGA accredited climbing school, all instructors are certified at least at the single pitch instructor level with their skills exceeding all of the requirements of their certifications. Our LGTBQIA+ identifying staff is diverse in experience and perspective each of them brings something special to the table! 
  • Pre-requisites:
    • Dependent on clinic selection; See details at links below.

Summer 2021 – LGBTQIA+ Specific Climbing Programs Schedule

July 31 & August 1, 2021

LGBTQIA+ Climbing Weekend

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Acadia National Park, ME

$200.00

August 7, 2021

LGBTQIA+ Top Rope Basics Clinic

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Acadia National Park, ME

$75.00

August 21, 2021

LGBTQIA+ Intro Trad/Anchor Building Clinic

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Acadia National Park, ME 

$75.00

These programs would not be possible if it was not for the ambitious activism from the guide staff at Acadia Mountain Guides. We would like to take a moment here to thank them for their hard work and the brain power they put into this project. It is near and dear to our hearts, and it makes us proud to know our staff members are committed to the growth of the company, as well as the inclusion of under-represented groups into the outdoors. 

Everyone please thank our staff when you work with them!