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Becoming an Outdoors Woman

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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. 

DATES FOR 2017 WORKSHOPS

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

COST: $230.

Registration for the September workshop will begin July 10. On that day, registration forms will be available on this webpage to download, complete, and return to the address listed on the form along with your $230 check. Please complete both pages of the registration form after reading the class descriptions. If you have any questions concerning the class descriptions, please contact the Program Coordinator.  

September Workshop Itinerary

Workshop Class Descriptions                                                                                                      Workshop Registration Counter

Workshop Registration Page 1                                                                                                    Registrations Received To Date: 59

Workshop Registration Page 2                                                                                                    Workshop Capacity: Approximately 90

Scholarship Application for First Time Participants

 

Mitch Ingold
BOW Program Coordinator
217-782-7026

mitch.ingold@illinois.gov​ 

 June 2017 BOW Workshop at Lorado Taft Field Campus

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According to suggestion box comments, the June BOW workshop was a success for a majority of participants. There were some snags and situations during the workshop which made it more stressful to manage. But, as long as the participants enjoyed themselves and learned some good things in their classes, everything is good! We even set a record with the oldest participant to attend an Illinois BOW workshop.....Lorraine Halford, 92 years old (center picture in chair). We should all be so lucky to have Lorraine's abilities, attitude, and zest for life when we are in our '90's! Thanks to all our BOW instructors for their time and efforts!
 

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