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​​Becoming An Outdoors-Woman (BOW) is a program designed to give women introductory experiences and instruction in various outdoor activities. Classes range from outdoor recreation activities to shooting sports to outdoor crafts and hobbies.  Program instructors emphasize the basics in instruction while providing information on equipment, associated clubs and/or organizations, and additional training opportunities. 


June 9 - 11: Lorado Taft Field Campus, Oregon, IL.

COST: $230.                                                                                             

The June 9-11 BOW Workshop is now FULL so registration is CLOSED as of 4/3/2017.

June 9-11 Workshop Itinerary

Workshop Class Descriptions

Registration Form, Page 1

Registration Form, Page 2

Scholarship Application for First Time Participants


September 29 - October 1: Touch of Nature Environmental Center / Giant City State Park, Carbondale, IL.

COST: $230.

Registration should begin in late June. Materials available on this website.

Mitch Ingold
BOW Coordinator


Check out this additional opportunity for women to participate in fun outdoor activities:

Fish N Dish 2017


 September 2016 Workshop - Touch of Nature / Giant City State Park, Carbondale, IL

The new workshop location at Touch of Nature / Giant City State Park worked out very well for the group. Many participants commented on how nice it was having air-conditioning in the sleeping cabins and classrooms.......and we needed it with the humidity that weekend! Although the weather was not the best, we managed to get all of the classes in with minor adjustments. We had a handful of new instructors that we welcomed to the BOW family and, of course, applauded all of the workshop instructors and staff for their contributions and support. We hope everyone is looking forward to BOW 2017!
June 2016 Workshop - Lorado Taft Field Campus
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The June workshop at Lorado Taft was a big success judging from the smiling faces, excitable stories told about the workshop classes, hugs all around, and the many positive comments in the suggestion box. Thanks to all of the workshop instructors that make this program what it is today. As always, please let us know what we can do to make this program even better for future particpants.   



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