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Becoming an Outdoors Woman camp teaches outdoor skills Sept. 11-13

Outdoor women classes offer fishing, hunting and rappelling lessons Sept. 11-13 in Prescott. (Photo/Arizona Wildlife Federation)

Outdoor women classes offer fishing, hunting and rappelling lessons Sept. 11-13 in Prescott. (Photo/Arizona Wildlife Federation)

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — During the pandemic, Arizonans are finding solace and physical health outdoors which encourages many to try new experiences. But how can you learn new skills if you’re too old for summer camp? Where does a girl learn to hunt and fish, shoot a bow or scale down a cliff? All this and more is offered at the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) camp. As our repeat participants say, It’s like scout camp for grownups.

BOW will be held at Friendly Pines Camp in Prescott, Arizona, Sept. 11-13.

BOW provides a safe space for adults to learn outdoor skills starting from the absolute beginner stage. Instructors provide lots of support and the three-hour long classes offer plenty of time to ask questions and try out what you learn. No prior experience is needed and all the equipment and materials are provided. Lodging and meals are also included along with fun evening activities. BOW is inclusive of all abilities and genders, participants just need to be 18 and older.

Workshop fee is $300, which includes instruction, program materials, use of equipment, meals and lodging.

The three day event includes some of the following sessions: Camping 102, Basic Firearms Safely, Into to Fly-Fishing, Archery 101, Rappelling 101, Basic Land Navigation, Handgun Maintenance, Optics, among others.

BOW is further upholding its mission of safe and fun learning outdoors by stepping it up to use COVID-safe practices. Masks are required, and class sizes are small. We have fewer participants per cabin and more room to spread out for meals. The large group size has been reduced to meet state guidelines, which means this popular program will sell out fast.

Arizona Becoming an Outdoors-Woman camp is offered twice per year in Prescott and once per year at Saguaro Lake just north of Phoenix.

Space is limited. More information and to register is available at www.azwildlife.org/BOW.

Information provided by Arizona Wildlife Federation

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