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.
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.