Sign up for Washington women's fall outdoor weekend clinics

Participants learn fly fishing in the 2012 Fall Outdoor Weekend clinics sponsored by Washington Outdoor Womcen. (courtesy)
Participants learn fly fishing in the 2012 Fall Outdoor Weekend clinics sponsored by Washington Outdoor Womcen. (courtesy)

GETTING OUTDOORS — Women age 18 and older can learn the basics of fishing, hunting, and other outdoor skills at a weekend workshop Sept. 13-15 that includes sessions led by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) experts and other certified instructors.

The annual women outdoors workshop at Camp Waskowitz in North Bend, Wash., is coordinated by Washington Outdoor Women (WOW), a non-profit program dedicated to teaching women outdoor skills and natural resource stewardship. WOW, now in its 16th year, is an educational outreach program of the Washington Wildlife Federation.

Participants will choose from 20 different classes taught by 32 instructors on outdoor skills such as archery, freshwater fishing, fly fishing, kayaking, big-game hunting, wild edibles, map and compass reading, wilderness First Aid, survival skills, outdoor photography and more.

Cost: $250, includes lodging, meals and equipment. Participants also must have a Washington recreational fishing license to participate in the fishing and fly-fishing sessions.

Partial scholarships, provided by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, are available for first-time participants.

Download the registration form.

Contact Director Ronni McGlenn, (425) 455-1986.

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