It’s time! Last year’s Introductory Skills Weekend filled quickly and had a long waiting list. Emily MacCabe, coordinator of Maine BOW, released the workshop schedule and registration form (opens a pdf file) this afternoon.
The cost of the weekend is $225. The fee includes meals from Friday’s through Sunday’s lunch, all equipment, bunking in a cabin, and all activities. There are four workshops, evening activities,
and plenty of free time to relax. Friends of Maine BOW holds a raffle and silent auction, and opens a store for BOW logo merchandise as part of their fundraising efforts. Some of the profit provide $100 scholarships to help cover the cost of the weekend for first-time participants with financial need. The scholarship application can be downloaded at Maine BOW’s website.
Some of the workshops being offered are Firearm & Range Safety, Canoeing, Map & Compass, Nature Photography with Tammy Morris, Fly Casting with Maine Guide Bonnie Holding, Campfire Cuisine with Maine Guide Steve Vose and myself, Wood Crafts, Archery, Ropes, Outdoor Writing & Blogging with BDN bloggers Erin Merrill and myself, Landscaping for Wildlife and many, many more.
If you’re considering coming to Introductory Skills Weekend I encourage you to register as soon as possible. It’s more than Skills. First time participants sometimes show up nervous and apprehensive, but when they leave Sunday afternoon they have new skills, increased self-esteem, more confidence and plans to come back the next year. I can’t say enough good about Becoming an Outdoors-Woman.