Sign Up Now For Outdoors-Woman Event

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission will host a weekend workshop for women who want to learn a variety of outdoor skills. The FWC’s “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” (BOW) workshop will take place Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 at the Everglades Youth Conservation Camp at the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area.

The FWC invites women 18 and older to attend the workshop to learn or improve their skills on a variety of outdoor recreational activities. In four three-and-a-half-hour sessions, the workshop will teach such skills as survival, kayaking, outdoor cooking and understanding the woods, at all levels of physical activity.

The BOW program offers a fun and supportive atmosphere to experiment and enjoy the camaraderie of other women who want to experience Florida’s great outdoors. The camp’s instructors strive to make participants feel comfortable.

“Patience is a key ingredient to the success of the program,” BOW coordinator Lynne Hawk said. “Our instructors are there to guide people through the activities. There is no stress.”

The camp setting is a rustic, summer camp facility with basic, modern amenities. Lodging is dormitory style, with meals served in the cafeteria. Sessions begin Friday afternoon and end Sunday with lunch.

Cost is $200. However, partial scholarships are available for participants who qualify. For more info., visit or call (561) 625-5122.