ABOUT BOW NS

Becoming an Outdoors Woman® (BOW) is a non-profit, educational program offering outdoor related workshops to adult women. We encourage a supportive environment conducive to learning, making friends, and having fun. No experience is necessary.

We offer a variety of hands on, entry level educational workshops for participants in each of three areas: hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreation activities.

Originally started in the US in 1991, Nova Scotia began offering the program to women in 1997.   BOW NS is a volunteer-led organization.  Our instructors represent some of Nova Scotia’s best outdoor leaders.  Of all genders, they are volunteers who give freely of their time and knowledge and many have been with the BOW program since it began.

This 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 some new ones
  •  you are looking for the camaraderie of like-minded individuals

The BOW weekend is an all-inclusive package; accommodation, meals, four hands-on courses. BOW workshops are generally held at camps, in an ‘outdoorsy’ atmosphere. Participants will stay in shared accommodations – lodges, dormitories or cabins that may be rustic, but have modern basic amenities.  Participants are usually asked to bring their own bedding or sleeping bag/pillow and towels/facecloths.  Nutritious meals are provided and cooked by the camp staff. 

Most activities will take place outside and may involve a wide range of physical activity including bending, standing, carrying light weights (pack), arm movement (paddling), and walking (all classes) distances of up to 0.5 to 2 km through wooded areas. All classes are offered at an introductory level for those who have little or no experience. All equipment is provided. Space is limited.

Check us out on Facebook for pictures of past BOW Workshops and updates on upcoming workshops.  Registration is through Eventbrite  – search for Becoming an Outdoors Woman® Nova Scotia. 

SAVE THE DATES 

February 15-17 for 2019 – Winter BOW- The Gaelic College,  St. Ann’s Cape Breton.

September 20-22, 2019  – Fall BOW Brigadoon Village, South Alton Kings Co., NS.

 

 

   

 

 

“I can only say the same about all four workshops (rifle shooting, map & compass navigation, archery, wilderness survival) the instructors are patient, take their time, respond individually when asked, are knowledgeable and the best teachers you could ask for!”

“All classes were very good with knowledgable instructors. I learned a lot and feel inspired to learn and experience more on my own.”