Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, or BOW, offers hands-on workshops for adult women with an interest in learning outdoor skills such as hunting, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, among other outdoor endeavors. Workshops are tailored primarily to women who are new or who are beginners eager to improve their skills.
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The cornerstone event is the BOW Weekend Workshop held the first weekend in October each year. This three-day workshop includes sessions taught by expert instructors in a supportive environment conducive to learning, making friends and having fun. No experience is necessary. Participation is limited to women age 18 years and older. Participants complete four sessions of their choosing. Session workshop topics include hunting, shooting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and more. Learn more
To get a taste of the activities, setting and camaraderie the weekend offers, check out the video above or view the full-length video recap of the 2016 BOW Weekend Workshop. For more information, contact Tiffani Gerber.
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Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman
Beyond BOW workshops provide the next step on the path in becoming a confident, independent outdoors person Beyond BOW offers single-topic programs teaching advanced skills outdoors. Workshops may take place in half day, occur over a weekend, or take place over several evenings. For more information, contact Julia Plugge.
Upcoming events and workshops
Ever wonder what you’d do if you became stranded in the wild? Learn the basics of what to do (and what not to do) should you ever find yourself in an outdoor survival situation. The morning will cover woods awareness, fire making, shelter building, safety kits and other topics to help keep you alive and safe. After a campfire lunch we will test your outdoor knowledge in hypothetical survival situations.
Enjoy the beautiful pine ridge while staying at Nebraska’s most important historic site-Fort Robinson State Park. You will learn about basic archery, basic handguns and get experience shooting arrows and .22’s. You will also get the opportunity for a horseback ride through the scenic park trails. Come and enjoy a weekend of fun activities, history and breathtaking views.