Becoming an Outdoors-Woman is offering a Spring Mini Session

The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is co-sponsored by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and the Friends of Maine BOW. Becoming an Outdoors-Woman means becoming more competent, more confident and more aware. Becoming an Outdoors-Woman in Maine is accepting registrations for the 2014 Spring Mini. It will be held on Sunday, May 18 at Bryant Pond 4H Camp & Learning Center. The session runs from 9 am to 4 pm. Registration is $85 and includes equipment, instruction and lunch.

Archery is one of the first workshops to fill.

Archery is one of the first workshops to fill.

Women from age 18 up can choose one workshop in the morning and again in the afternoon. The morning choices are Shotgun/Sporting Clays, Archery, Fly Casting or Kayaking in the morning. After lunch, the choices are Rifle/Marksmanship, Primitive Skills/Fire Building, Fly Tying and Canoeing.

I became a confident kayaker after taking the Kayaking workshop at Introductory Skills Weekend in September, 2012. I improved my skills and gained a huge amount of confidence on the water.

No previous skills are necessary. And don’t be afraid to sign up even if your friends don’t want to go with you. You might arrive “alone” but you’ll leave with new friends you’ll keep in touch with and hopefully see again at other events. Spend the day with women who share a common bond!

Bryant Pond 4H Camp & Learning Center is a fantastic place. I attended Winter Skills there in 2013. It’s a beautiful place to spend a spring day.

According to Erin Merrill, a member of Friends of Maine BOW, half of the slots are already filled. Registration closes May 9 so don’t delay.

Robin Follette

About Robin Follette

Maine Press Association award winner, 2013. Robin's Outdoors, Bangor Daily News, third place in Sports blogs. I grew up with a fishing pole in my hand and have always loved the outdoors. From gardening to hunting and fishing, kayaking, camping, hiking and foraging, most of my time is spent outdoors. I teach outdoor skills as a volunteer instructor for Hooked On Fishing - Not On Drugs and Becoming an Outdoors-Woman. Pro-staff at The Limb Grip. My personal blog is here. I'm currently working on my first book, a collection of short stories based on my outdoors experiences.