Registration open Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

Courtesy:  Michigan DNR

MARQUETTE COUNTY — Women seeking the opportunity to improve their outdoor skills are invited to register for the 15th annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman winter program in the Upper Peninsula. The program will be held in Marquette County the weekend of Friday, Feb. 27 to Sunday, March 1.

Sponsored by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, this program offers instruction in more than a dozen kinds of indoor and outdoor activities, including cross-country skiing, archery, winter shelter building, ice fishing, fly tying, wilderness first aid, wood burning and more. Instructors provide basic and advanced instruction that is tailored to each participant’s individual ability.

The program takes place at Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay, a universally accessible facility located in a picturesque wooded setting overlooking Lake Superior approximately 30 miles north of Marquette.

The $180 registration fee includes all food and lodging, as well as most equipment and supplies, except as noted in the registration materials. Scholarships are also available on a limited basis. Participants will be housed in a dorm-style facility with amenities, including a sauna and hiking trails with access to Lake Superior.

BOW workshops are for women, 18 and older, who wish to learn outdoor skills in a relaxed, noncompetitive atmosphere. The winter BOW program also includes special evening programs during the weekend event.

Early registration is recommended as the program fills quickly each year. Class information and registration materials are available online at www.michigan.gov/bow, and payments may be made online as well through the Michigan eStore.

For more information, contact Sharon Pitz at the Marquette DNR office at 906-228-6561 or pitzs@michigan.gov.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.