Embrace Spring and Get Outdoors! Spring BOW workshop: Apr 27 - 29, 2018
Honey Creek Resort

Celebrate spring and join other women interested in getting outdoors! Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) is excited to have our spring workshop hosted at Honey Creek Resort on Lake Rathbun. Enrollment is limited, so register early! Workshop spaces fill fast.

Becoming an Outdoors Woman - BOW Iowa

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) is an international program aimed primarily at women, but is an opportunity for anyone 18 years or older to learn outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing, but useful for many outdoor pursuits. Check out the BOW Brochure for more information!

The workshop is for you if...

  • you have never tried these activities, but have hoped for an opportunity to learn.
  • you are a beginner who hopes to improve your skills.
  • you know how to do some of these activities, but would like to try your hand at some new ones.
  • you are looking for the camaraderie of like-minded individuals.

+ Becoming an Outdoors Woman - Scholarships
+ Follow-up Resources (links, hand-outs, etc)

Rachel Ladd at 515-729-6037 or  Rachel.Ladd@dnr.iowa.gov

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[2018 April] Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop

When: April 27 - 29, 2018
Where: Honey Creek Resort, Moravia, Iowa

You won't want to miss this! Bring a friend, a family member or just yourself for a great weekend! Classes include outdoor photography, a mentored turkey hunt, backpacking skills, kayaking, SUP, overland camping, pollinators, the art of smoking meats, and so much more!

arrow Becoming an Outdoors Woman - Complete Catalog
This catalog outlines the full workshop schedule, descriptions for all classes, any requirements for a class, scholarship form, example registration form, medical form, map of the resort (inside and out), evening activities, what to bring, silent auction information, Beyond BOW events, and enough photos to leave you wanting for more!

Becoming an Outdoors Woman
April 27 - 29, 2018

[2018 May/June] Superior Hiking Trail Backpacking Trip, Pingora Outdoors

An amazing four day journey on the Superior Hiking Trail in Minnesota. Stunning overlooks of Lake Superior and cascading waterfalls will highlight this trip! 

We’ll start at 9am on Thursday at Pingora Outdoors in Ankeny, IA, drive to Minnesota and spend the first evening near the trail head. The next two full days will be spent backpacking on the Superior Hiking Trail and on Sunday we’ll pack up and drive back to Ankeny.

map of hiking area

The trip will include lodging, all meals, transportation and group gear. 

$950 (with transportation and night hotel stay)
$650 (without transportation/no hotel)

Detailed information and registration:
Trip 1: Superior Hiking Trail, May 17-20, 2018
Trip 2: Superior Hiking Trail, May 31- June 3, 2018
Trip 3: Superior Hiking Trail, June 21-24, 2018

Once registered, you will be required to fill out liability and medical release forms. You will also receive a list of required gear with important information.

[2018 August] Intermediate Kayaking Workshop

Join us for a full day of learning on the water!

This workshop will cover a variety of topics including but not limited to kayak anatomy and equipment, paddling techniques, rescue skills, introduction to whitewater kayaking, river reading/maneuvers and trip planning. Some of the skills will be taught on land but the majority of time will be on the water. Plan on being very active in this workshop. You very well might get wet!

This workshop is designed for someone with previous recreational kayaking experience. Prior to the workshop, please make sure to get out and paddle in a recreational kayak.

Kayaks, paddles and personal flotation devices (PFDs) will be provided.

Location: Briggs Woods Park, Webster City, Iowa

Cost: $45

Detailed information and registration:
Intermediate Kayaking Workshop, Saturday, August 25, 2018

BOW Fall 207 Photo Gallery