IRON COUNTY—Women seeking to improve their outdoor skills can now register for the 15th annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) summer program, held the weekend of June 1-3 at Big Bay Health Camp, located approximately 30 miles north of Marquette.
Sponsored by the Michigan DNR, this BOW program offers instruction in more than two dozen types of outdoor activities, including kayaking, canoeing, fishing, mountain biking, fly-tying, geocaching, rock climbing, shooting sports, boating and birding.
Volunteer BOW instructors provide basic and advanced instruction that is uniquely tailored to each participant’s individual ability, helping the participants learn the basics in a short amount of time.
The $175 registration fee includes all food and lodging, as well as most equipment and supplies.
Participants will be housed in a universally accessible dorm-style facility with numerous amenities, including a pool, sauna, tennis courts, hiking and biking trails and easy access to Lake Superior.
The BOW summer program also includes special evening programs, such as birding hikes, group bonfires and more.
Class information and registration materials are available online at www.michigan.gov/bow, and registration can be paid online at www.michigan.gov/estore.
Registration deadline is Thursday, May 10. However, the summer program typically fills quickly, so early registration is encouraged. A limited number of BOW scholarships are available to help low-income participants with the cost of registration.
For more information, contact Sharon Pitz at 906-228-6561 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman is a noncompetitive program in which each individual is encouraged to learn at her own pace.
For more information about the various BOW programs offered in Michigan, visit www.michigan.gov/bow.