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Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman
registration extended through Sept. 18
Program to be held Oct. 2-4 at Camp Barnes near Ocean View

DOVER (Sept. 4, 2015) – Registration has been extended through Sept. 18 for the 2015 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program, to be held the weekend of Oct. 2-4 at Camp Barnes on Assawoman Bay near Ocean View.

The BOW weekend features three half-day training sessions. Participants have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of course offerings during each of the sessions. Included among the many hands-on courses during the weekend are target archery, surf fishing, fire-building, beginner shotgun, bird-watching, kayaking, fly-fishing, saltwater fishing, nature photography and various other outdoor activities. Volunteer instructors provide their expertise and instruction in a safe, supportive and non-competitive atmosphere.

This workshop is for you if:

  • You have never tried these activities but have hoped for an opportunity to learn.
  • You are a beginner who would like to improve your skills.
  • You have some experience but would like to try your hand at new activities.
  • You are just looking for camaraderie with like-minded individuals.

The cost of the three-day program is $175, which includes lodging, meals, instruction and use of all necessary equipment and supplies. For more information, contact Dawn Cox at 302-422-1329 or email: 

Registration packets are also available online at:

2015 marks the 18th year that Delaware has hosted the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program. While BOW is aimed primarily at women, it offers an opportunity for anyone 18 or older to learn skills that allow them to participate in numerous outdoor activities. Since the first BOW was held in Wisconsin in 1991, this exciting international program has expanded to 46 states and seven provinces with more than 80 workshops offered each year. The main goal of the BOW program is to provide women the opportunity to learn skills that encourage and enhance participation in outdoor activities, such as hunting, shooting, fishing, boating and other activities.

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Vol. 45, No. 292
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