Fall Workshops – participants attend four pre-selected courses (3-3.5 hours each) of their choice, beginning Friday afternoon and ending Sunday afternoon.
Winter Workshops – participants attend three pre-selected courses (3-3.5 hours each) of their choice, beginning Friday evening and ending Sunday afternoon.
The workshops usually have a short inside instructional portion before heading outside. Evenings at a weekend workshop are filled with fun and camaraderie. The Friday night Ice Breaker sets the tone for the weekend – don’t miss it!! There may be activities such as campfires, “round robin” skill stations, fish and game tasting opportunities, BOW Olympics, outdoor clothing fashion shows, or special guest presentations. Participants are encouraged to enjoy the social side that comes with outdoor activities and to make connections with like-minded individuals they may be able to enjoy outdoor activities. If you are taking any of the Fall shooting classes, you are required to have a firearms license or take the Friday morning firearm safety class, or have proof of having successfully completed the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (non-restricted).
The price for 2022 workshop is $300 for all inclusive, shared accommodation, meals, snacks and programming. We ensure that all participants enjoy a safe, positive, fun and educational experience and are taught in a ‘hands-on’ way. There will be a limited number of BOW bursaries available for partial payment.
Classes vary from year to year, falling into the three main BOW areas: hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation activities, and may include the following:
Backpacking & Hiking
Basic Wilderness First Aid
Connecting with Nature
Firearms Safety & Handling
Map & Compass
Reading the River
Scouting for Wildlife
Trapping & Snaring
Wild Edible Plants
Wild Game Cleaning