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. 

Class Details and Packing List is here. Eventbrite link is here. Weekend schedule is here.

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 2023 workshop is $300 for the all inclusive, shared accommodation, all meals, snacks and programming. We ensure that all participants enjoy a hands-on, safe, positive, fun and educational experience. 

There are a limited number of bursaries available for partial payment. See the Bursaries tab.

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:

Animal Signs
Archery/Bow Hunting
Backpacking & Hiking
Basic Wilderness First Aid
Basket Making
Connecting with Nature
Crossbow Hunting
Firearms Safety & Handling
Fly Fishing
Fly Tying
GPS Navigation
Map & Compass
Nature Identification
Nature Photography
Outdoor Cooking
Practical Knots
Reading the River
Scouting for Wildlife
Shooting Rifles
Sport fishing
Tasty Fish
Trapping & Snaring
Wild Edible Plants
Wild Game Cleaning
Wilderness Camping
Wilderness Survival
Willow Woodcrafts
Woodsy 101