BOW registration now open for 2014

All women interested in learning essential outdoor skills are invited to attend the Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop from May 16-18 at Echo Ranch. Registration began April 1 and the workshop is filling up fast, according to volunteer Michele Elfers.


The three-day workshop will feature multiple outdoor classes, such as a survival class, field dressing, archery, filleting a fish, and new this year, an Alpacka packrafts class for rugged wilderness travel.

The classes are geared toward beginners, so no experience is required. Many of the classes are intimate with only eight students per class with two instructors. Hands-on experience and one-on-one instruction is a key focus to ensure all participants walk away feeling they have earned the skills and tools needed to do it on their own.

The cost of the three-day workshop is $250, which includes meals, lodging and transportation from Juneau. Participants must be 18 years or older.

In addition to the day classes, nighttime activities include bonfires and evening programs such as a bear safety presentation and introductions on other outdoor skills like packing a boat, tying knots and casting fishing rods.

The workshop has 80 total spots available. To register or for more information, contact Sandy O’Brien at 465-6196 or


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