Previous Events

  • February 25 - Holden- Animal Tracks & Signs
    Unlock the secrets of the winter woods! Learn about the tracks and ephemeral signs left by wildlife in this fascinating workshop. Registration deadline is February 17.
  • March 25 - Turkey Hunting Seminar
    Part 1 of a 2 Part workshop that also involves a Turkey Hunt (May 1). You may sign up for either both sessions or one. You must have taken the turkey hunting seminar at some point in order to go on the hunt. First time turkey hunters receive preference on the hunt.
  • May 1- Turkey Hunt
    This hunt is scheduled on a Monday due to military scheduling on Devens. You must have taken the BOW turkey hunting seminar at some point in order to go on the hunt. First time turkey hunters receive preference on the hunt. THIS IS NOW FULL!
  • June 9 - 11 -- Lenox-- 11th Annual MA Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Weekend
    This weekend offers 25+ separate workshop options plus fun and activities for the full group. Sign up now--bring a friend or relative and have a great weekend at "Camp for Women"!!!
  • June 25 - Coastal Discovery Day for Outdoorswomen, Newburyport
    Join other women on board the Erica Lee for a day of lobstering, tide pool exploration and viewing nesting colonial birds! If time permits, there may some "not-so-deep" sea fishing. This trip will be leaving from Newburyport Harbor. Registration limited to 15 people. THIS WORKSHOP was postponed to Sept 24 due to weather problems. Please call if you are unable to attend so we can refund you and utilize the waiting list.
  • July 8 - Outdoorswoman 1 Day Sampler, Springfield
    This one day workshop offers Archery, Canoeing, Dutch Oven Cooking, Exploring Nature with Children, Fishing, and Nature Photography. Registrants will be able to participate in 3 sessions of their choice. Registration is limited. Hosted at Springfield College it will begin at 8:30 AM and finish at 4:30 PM. Spread the word to friends, co workers -- anyone who you think would enjoy learning new outdoor skills from expert, friendly instructors.
  • July 22 - Foraging and Feasting on Wild Edibles, Weston
    Join Russ Cohen for a day gathering and enjoying Wild Edibles. Russ has offered 3 hour workshops at our popular Outdoorswoman weekends, but this will literally be a "soup to nuts" full day session learning about and gathering wild edibles in the mornining and then whipping them up into a delicious dinner later in the afternoon. Participants will then sit down to enjoy the delicious results! Limited to 15 participants. No refunds after July 16.

Comments From the 2009 BOW Weekend in Becket

...My sister and I attended the BOW weekend this year for the first time. The facilities were perfect, your staff is totally devoted and supremely enthusiastic and organized, the whole weekend agenda was jam-packed with great stuff, and the workshops (and instructors) were fantastic. Karen and I haven't had this much fun learning new and exciting outdoors skills and experiences in a long time (and we thought we were pretty avid outdoorswomen already)!

Birding Class Participant -- The best part of this session was the peace and serenity. I learned the bird calls I have heard for years and had not known. Even with my disability, I was able to keep up and enjoy the woodland birds.

Safe Firearms Handling Class Participant -- This class was terrific. I was very nervous about handling guns and this class allayed my fears. I really appreciated the instructors' hyper-conscious safety awareness.

Comments From Other Outdoorswoman Workshops

"I just wanted to email my thanks again for an absolutely fantastic workshop! I cannot tell you how impressed I was with the organization, thoroughness, comfort and enjoyment I felt from this event..."

"I talked my Mom into coming with me this year and she had a blast....thanks so much for putting together such a great program and getting "not so outdoors-type woman" out there...."

"I got so much more confidence in my ability to do some new things. I came back relaxed, tired and rejuvenated!"

"Everyone was so welcoming when I arrived and I don't remember any vacation that has been so comfortable for me as a single person in a new place amongst strangers."