Becoming a {Winter} Outdoors Woman

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There is nothing like a little snow on the ground to get me excited about winter! I love spending time in the outdoors during the colder months of the year.  There is so much to do and so much to learn! Not to mention there are no blackflies…

The Becoming an Outdoors Woman program here in Maine will be holding a Winter Skills Weekend February 21-23, 2014 at Bryant Pond 4-H Camp and Learning Center.

This overnight workshop will provide opportunity for participants to gain or improve skills in a variety of fun winter related outdoor activities.  The accommodations at Bryant Pond are very comfortable and the instructors we have lined up are fantastic at what they do and they are very excited to share their passion for the Maine outdoors.

Cost to attend is $225 with on-site lodging OR a commuter rate of $145.  Registration includes all meals, equipment and instruction.

The best part is you don’t need to be expert or have any experience at all to join us! Plus, this is a great opportunity to make some wonderful new “outdoorsy” friends!

Here is the plan:

Friday, Feb 21: Participants will arrive, check-in and get settled between 4pm and 6pm.  We will have dinner and get to know each other followed by some fun around the fire.

Saturday, Feb 22: Breakfast at 8am and then off to the first session at 9am.  Don’t worry there will be plenty of places to warm up and opportunities to drink hot cocoa!  Lunch is a noon and then off to a second session at 1pm.  At 3pm it’s warm up and free time to relax! Dinner at 6pm followed by some fun evening programming.

Sunday, Feb 23: Breakfast at 8am then session 3 at 9am.  Lunch will be at noon and then time to pack up and head out with LOTS of great new memories!

Sessions that will be offered include winter survival, snowshoeing, ice fishing, archery, shotgun, fly tying, primitive skills,  survival shelters and map and compass.

Check out some of the photos from the 2013 Winter Skills Weekend!

If you’re interested in attending but have additional questions please don’t hesitate to give me a shout!  Registrations are now being accepted and are available online at http://www.mainebow.com or by contacting me at emily.maccabe@maine.gov or 207-462-1017.

I hope to see you in February at the BOW Winter Skills Weekend!

-Emily

 

One thought on “Becoming a {Winter} Outdoors Woman

  1. come to hermon pond were i live and its free and ill take you ice fishing, hunting in the snow, sleding, snowmobleing, cross country skying, and more. and im 61&1/2 all have a great winter i am gooing tooooooooooooo

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