In order to register for the 2018 Spring Session, please complete the following steps. Your child will not be considered registered until both steps are complete. Registration materials are due by April 13, 2018; if all of an applicant's registration materials are not received by that date, their spot may be released.
Please note that currently our registration is closed; we are full up! Contact us to be put on a waiting list.
Review our Session Details page for more information about topics like cost, eligibility, and gear.
Complete the online application
The application is now online. Please read the application carefully; we need to know your contact information, primary and secondary emergency contact information, and any health concerns that could impact participation, such as food allergies. There are a number of areas for you to indicate that you understand the inherent risks involved with participating in physical activity, and there is a place for you to opt in to our media release.
By submitting the online application, your typed name will serve as your signature.
The online registration has been removed, as we've reached capacity. Please contact us to be put on a waiting list. If all of an applicant's registration materials have not been received by April 13, 2018, their spot may be released.
Submit payment and a motivation statement
Mail program payment in the amount of $100 (unless applying for a scholarship) to:
Girls Thrive, PO Box 1771, Helena, MT 59624
Checks can be made payable to Girls Thrive.
With your check, send a motivation statement written by your child as to why she would like to participate in our program. This helps us provide a positive educational experience for all participants, and is a required component of the application.
Registration fees provide gear for girls in need (including running shoes, the use of program mountain bikes, helmets, etc.), snacks, curriculum materials, rent, and other program-related costs. We recommend your child participate in as many program days as possible in order to receive the greatest benefit.
put program dates and details on your calendar
Every Tuesday from April 17 to June 5, 2018 for run days! Meet from 4:00 to 5:30 PM at Girls Thrive Headquarters (650 Logan Street).
Every Thursday from April 19 to June 7, 2018 for cross-training from 4:00 to 5:30 PM at the following tentative locations (more information, including site-specific waivers, will be provided upon registration):
- April 19: Kickboxing and team building with St. Peter's physical therapists at Capital City Health Club
- April 26: Water aerobics with St. Peter's physical therapists at Capital City Health Club
- May 3: Backpacking basics with Mary Cochenour and Tim Lynch from The Base Camp
- May 10: Swimming at Capital City Health Club with Montana Women's Triathlon team members
- May 17: Climbing at Stonetree Climbing Center
- May 24: Climbing at Stonetree Climbing Center
- May 31: Swimming at Capital City Health Club with Montana Women's Triathlon team members
- June 7: Climbing and awards at Stonetree Climbing Center!
Every Saturday from April 21 to May 5 and May 19 to June 2 for mountain biking days! Meet from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Girls Thrive Headquarters (650 Logan Street).
Saturday, May 12: Girls will have the opportunity to walk/run/volunteer at Prickly Pear Land Trust's Don't Fence Me In Run!
Saturday, June 9: Final day of the session with an option to run in the Governor's Cup race in Helena
The detailed schedule, including meeting locations and times, along with any changes to the above, will be emailed out at the start of each week of the session.