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 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. 2018 Fall registration will open July 7 at 9:00 am.
Save the dates September 21-23, 2018. The 2018 Fall BOW is currently being finalized, to be held at Brigadoon Village. The schedule and class descriptions will be posted June 24.
Save the dates February 15-17, 2019 for Winter BOW at The Gaelic College in Cape Breton!