BOW participants will attend three – 3 hour, pre-selected courses of their choice, beginning Saturday morning and ending Sunday afternoon.  The workshops usually have a short inside instructional portion before heading outside.  Friday evening group activities start at 6:30 pm.  All classes will be using snow shoes. Snow shoes will be provided, however,  if you have your own, please bring them.  You may also want to bring poles or walking sticks – these will not be provided.

Weekend Schedule            Class Descriptions            What to Bring??

We ensure that all participants enjoy a safe, positive, fun and educational experience and are taught in a ‘hands-on’ way.  The cost for Fall 2019 weekend workshop is $250.  There are a limited number of BOW scholarships available for partial payment of $150.00.  Preference will be given to residents of Nova Scotia who are first-time participants, and either full-time students, single parents or from low-income households.

Classes vary from year to year, falling into the three main 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