Michigan Department of Natural Resources is leading the way with half a dozen summer events aimed at outdoor recreation and education for women. According to a press release on Tuesday, DNR’s Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is offering half a dozen one-day workshops at various locations in Michigan.
“The BOW program offers women aged 18 and over the opportunity to improve their outdoor skills in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere. Many of the BOW and Beyond BOW courses are not only fun, but also offer important outdoor skills, including tying knots and finding your way around with a compass and map. “
A list of upcoming Beyond BOWs over the course of the summer includes:
- July 24, 8 a.m. EDT. Women’s Hunters / Firearms Security Workshop, Washtenaw Sportsman’s Club, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
- July 24th, Beginner Knot and Map and Compass Workshops, Presque Isle Senior Pavilion, Presque Isle Park, Marquette, MI 49855 (two separate courses)
- July 31, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT. Pop-up event in Belle Isle State Park, Detroit.
- 27.-29. August, 2 p.m. EDT (registration). Independent Rustic Camping Workshop, Rivermouth Campground, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise.
This year’s traditional BOW summer workshop in June was held on 10-12. Relocated September to Upper Peninsula Bible Camp on Farmer Lake in Little Lake, near Gwinn, in place of Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay. Registration for the autumn events is expected at the beginning of July.
For more information on BOW events and to register, visit the DNR website at Michigan.gov/BOW.