28th Annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT — Enjoy hands-on activities such as fly fishing, archery and hammock camping at the Wisconsin Becoming an Outdoors-Woman’s (BOW) 28th annual workshop at Treehaven Field Station, August 24-26.
BOW is non-profit, educational program open to anyone 18 and older. Participants may choose from 26 different hands-on activities including kayaking, Dutch oven cooking, backpacking, rifle and shotgun basics, cleaning and cooking fish and more.
Patient and experienced BOW instructors teach hands-on classes in a safe and supportive atmosphere. All equipment is provided, and no experience is necessary. All classes are suitable for most adults and ability levels.
The first BOW workshop was held in Wisconsin in 1991 through the creative work of Christine Thomas, dean of the College of Natural Resources at UWSP. Now 38 states and six Canadian provinces offer more than 80 BOW workshops per year.
“BOW provides a safe learning environment where participants can try new activities, build confidence and get outdoors,” explains director Peggy Farrell. BOW gives participants the opportunity to learn in the company of other women, providing an atmosphere of camaraderie rather than competition. Research shows adult women prefer this supportive approach that allows them to set personal goals and progress at their own pace.
The $399 per person registration fee includes four classes, two nights lodging, seven meals, instruction, equipment use and entertainment. This workshop is sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources.