NYS DEC's 2022 BOW in the SNOW

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) and Beyond BOW are programs designed to teach women outdoor skills. These programs provide women with information, encouragement, and hands-on instruction in outdoor skills such as fishing, shooting, archery, hunting, trapping, outdoor photography, map and compass, survival, camping, canoeing, and outdoor cooking.

When: February 4-6, 2022

Where: Allegany State Park, Western NY

Cost: $295
Includes six meals, two nights lodging, instruction in three classes, use of equipment, materials, and transportation to class locations. Limited space available.

Lodging: Camp Allegany has dormitory-style lodging with four to five persons in a room. Beds are all single beds (no bunks). Newly installed heating in each room provides a warm stay. Bathrooms are shared.

COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place. Social distancing and indoor masking can be expected.

Classes in 2022: fat tire biking, k-9 first aid, waterfowl id, firearms safety, ice fishing, x-country skiing, snowshoeing, wild game cooking & cuts, map & compass, food preservation, winter wellness, soap making, Dutch oven cooking, and more!

Registration Lottery: Registration is open Dec 7-14, 2021

For details, a complete workshop outline and to register, please visit our new fully-online BOW registration page, between Dec 7-14, 2021

  • Once you have submitted your online registration, you will be sent a confirmation email. Once registration is closed, 40 participants will be chosen at random in the lottery drawing.
  • You will receive the results of the registration lottery in an email announcing if you were chosen, with a link to the BOW Square website for secure online payment.
  • Cost includes all meals, lodging, instruction and class equipment (except where an additional equipment fee is noted in course descriptions).
  • You must be at least 18 years old to attend this workshop.


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