Becoming an Outdoors Woman
& Becoming an Outdoors Family
We offer more BOW programs than any other state - over 100 family and women programs!
Learn a new skill
September 11 - 13
It's not too early signup for this fun weekend! Discover the outdoors, discover yourself.
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Our calendar is loaded with fun activities for you, your friends and family. Join us kayaking, snowshoeing, guided fishing, mentored hunts and so much more!
Women's weekend workshops
BOW's Fall and Winter Workshops are the best place for women new to the outdoors to begin their journey. Workshops run Friday night through Sunday afternoon. These weekends are filled with a variety of outdoor skill classes, evening programs, campfires and fun! Workshops are designed for women ages 14 (with guardian) and older.
Fall Workshop »
September 11 – 13, 2015
February 19 – 21, 2016
The workshop will take place at Deep Portage ELC, Hackensack. Brochures will be available in September.
Family weekend workshops
Eagle Bluff, Lanesboro, June 7-8, 2014
Whitewater State Park, July 25-27, 2014
Cancellation policy: Classes registered through the DNR can be cancelled up to 30 days prior to a class for a full refund. Registrants who do not cancel 30 days prior to the event will be assessed the full program fee. When registering for classes through a cooperating agency please follow the cooperating agencies cancellation policy.
A perfect fit for all skill levels
Whether you're trying an activity for the first time, or you consider yourself advanced in outdoor skills - you will receive proper instruction to gain new skills and improve techniques. We provide a relaxed atmosphere for camaraderie and fun.