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What is the Women's Adventure Giveaway?

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

The Women's Adventure Giveaway is a nomination-based scholarship program for individuals to participate in a backcountry wilderness adventure, trying new activities, stepping outside their comfort zones and building confidence through the great outdoors.

Participants are disconnected from technology, live off the grid by camping or backpacking in remote locations with little to no modern amenities. Special guests come in to assist in facilitating in different activities. The wilderness adventure includes education of outdoor recreation including how to build a fire, filter water, read a map, hang food, and education on specific facilitated activities such as mountain biking skills, safety, trail etiquette, etc.

Live Adventurously is named after the award-winning film based off of the 2015 Women's Adventure Giveaway program created and founded by Danielle and Kate Nolan, owners of outdoor adventure company, DNK Presents, acquired in 2023 by Hoosier Adventure. See the trailer below and learn more about the film on this website. 


Women's Adventure Giveaway Details

Do you know a woman who has overcame an obstacle in her life? Has experienced a health challenge, trauma or suffered loss? Do you know a woman who goes above and beyond for her family, work or community but never takes the time to give back to herself? We are looking for any and all of those women! The winners of the Women's Adventure Giveaway get to disconnect from technology for 4 days, go into the wilderness, try new activities while being guided by some of the best, most fun guides around i.e. Danielle and Kate and other special guests as well! The 4 days is a chance for these women to rediscover their highest potential, rebuild confidence and empowerment through outdoor experiences. If you know someone who would benefit from a weekend like this nominate her for her chance to win 4 days in the wilderness as well as over $1,500.00 worth of free outdoor gear from some of our amazing sponsors. 

How it works
Nominate a woman you feel could use an adventure in her life. Be sure to explain why she deserves to win, what does she do or what life experience has she encountered that would make her a good candidate to win this empowering adventure.
Nominations must describe details of why the nominee is deserving of a winning a wilderness adventure along with free outdoor gear. Consider the questions below when writing your nomination.
Why does this person deserve to win, what have they undergone most recently or in their lifetime to be in need of an outdoor excursion, has this person overcome an obstacle in her life, has she been through a catastrophic event(s), has COVID-19 impacted her life, how has she gone above and beyond in her personal or professional life, and/or why this person would not otherwise be able to or have the means to participate in a wilderness adventure?
After you nominate we (Danielle and Kate) review your nominations as well as our Selection Committee, which comprises of a diverse group of people from across the country and Canada who diligently reads through the entries and provides feedback on their selections to advance. We review the feedback and get a list of semi-finalists whom we reach out to for phone or in person interviews. After interviews are completed we review again with our Selection Committee and choose the finalists. Behold the winners are selected and announced.
Requirements for nominees:
-Must be able to carry at least 35 pounds on their back
-Can ride a bicycle (basic)
-Be willing to give up their phone/technology
-Opening to living in the woods with little to no modern amenities
-Have an adventurous spirit and willingness to try new things
-Open to video and photos taken before and during the adventure trip for documentation and use in marketing and promotional materials of the Giveaway
-Available for the adventure weekend (TBA)
-Must provide transportation for themselves to and from the adventure weekend taking place (TBA)
Interested in having a Giveaway in your area? Contact us for more information.
Become a sponsor for a woman to win a life changing wilderness adventure!
The winners will win an outdoor backcountry adventure weekend guided by Danielle and Kate Nolan (plus other special guests), including over $1,500.00 in free gear and swag to take on their next adventure. Check out the video to get a glimpse of what you can expect on this great adventure. Contact us at if you have any questions.
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