Washington Outdoor Women (WOW) is a program dedicated to teaching the traditional outdoor skills of fishing, hunting, and shooting. Through these and other wilderness skills, women and girls learn to enjoy and respect the outdoors, thereby becoming responsible stewards of our state’s natural resources while understanding the importance of passing on these traditions to the next generation.
Registration is now open for Washington Outdoor Women’s (WOW) 2014 annual fall workshop, dedicated to bringing together women and girls (aged 9-12) for a weekend of fishing, hunting and outdoor-skills education. The workshop spans from a Friday afternoon to a Sunday afternoon, offering up to 20 different courses to choose from. Examples of courses include archery, basic freshwater fishing, survival skills, wilderness first aid, dutch oven cooking, outdoor photography, and more! Participants choose three courses to focus on and receive many extra bonuses throughout the weekend. Volunteer instructors for the workshop include four biologists from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), who will teach outdoor skills ranging from wildlife identification and freshwater fishing to map and compass reading.
Now in it’s 17th year, WOW is exploring new territory. They are exercising their Mission to include the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts! In 2014, WOW’s signature fall workshop will engage paired women and girls in the outdoor experience September 12—14 at beautiful Camp Waskowitz in North Bend, Washington. The adult only event will not be offered this year. So grab your hiking boots, a daughter, granddaughter, niece or special friend, and help to pass on and preserve our outdoor traditions. Connect with the younger generation and help guide them toward an appreciation of wildlife and habitat. This hands-on experience builds wilderness awareness and opportunities for personal growth. Adventurous learning will kindle the link to the outdoors you’ve both been seeking! Registration must occur in pairs of adults (18+) and girls (aged 9 to 12). Together, choose three (3) three-hour classes and you will be provided expert instructors, all the equipment you’ll need, and the WOW “can-do” attitude. Camp Waskowitz is located along the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River. With acres of beautiful wilderness, rustic teaching sites and forest trails invite learning in natural surroundings. Weekend activities are spread out across the camp so be prepared to spend the weekend on foot with Washington Outdoor Women. You are invited you to share in this amazing outdoor learning experience!
This year’s workshop is scheduled Sept.12-14 at Camp Waskowitz in North Bend, Wash. For information about registration, see WOW’s website at www.washingtonoutdoorwomen.org or call Director Ronni McGlenn at (425) 455-1986.