Sharing outdoor adventures and friendship

Adventures For Women

Adventures For Women, founded by Betsy Thomason, is a non-profit organization, one of the few "women only" outdoor clubs in the U.S.

We bring women, 18 years or older, of all abilities together...

  • to share adventures and camaraderie
  • to learn new skills and develop confidence
  • to gain new insights and experiences

We are an eclectic organization that loves to explore and is equally at home in the woods, the suburbs, or the city. We pride ourselves on providing ample opportunities for women to empower, improve and define themselves.

Explore our web site and take a look at our Adventure Schedule for activities from September 2017 through April 2018.

For information on becoming a member, please click here.

Questions? Send us an email or call 973-644-3592

Special Event

Hike/Activity TBD/Potluck Dinner

Saturday, April 14, 2018
St. Alban's Church, Oakland, NJ

Come join us for a wonderful day of fun. AFW has organized a variety of events for you.

  • Hike: 10:30am. Details of hike will be posted here when available. Hikers can drop food off at the Church first, meeting at St. Alban's at 10am, then carpool to trailhead.
    For those choosing not to hike, meet around 1pm at the Church for snacks.
  • Activity TBD: 2pm-4pm. Details of Activity will be posted here when available.
  • Potluck Dinner: After the Activity session, we’ll enjoy some snacks, beverages (bring your own wine or beer, if you like) and one another’s company while setting up for our potluck dinner. Please bring a favorite dish to share that will serve 4 to 6 people (appetizers, main dish, salad or dessert) and include a card with the food you bring. to let us know if it’s vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, etc.

Please sign up on the website if you're planning to join us for any or all events. Remember, this is open to all, so do feel free to bring a female friend or neighbor. It's a good time to catch up with old friends and welcome new ones.

Hope to see you there!

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It has come to our attention that we have been cited in the book "The Adventurous Girl's Handbook" by Stephen and Lara Brennan. While we appreciate their including us, we would like to mention that the views, information and content expressed in the book are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of Adventures For Women (AFW). AFW did not participate in and takes no position on the nature, quality or accuracy of the content. The information provided should not be relied on as advice from AFW. For such advice, a reader should consult a qualified source.

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