Winter B.O.W. Program set for Upper Peninsula: MI

Article Posted: December 05, 2002

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Winter B.O.W. Program set for Upper Peninsula

Women seeking an opportunity to learn outdoor-related skills and
abilities are invited to register for the 2nd annual Becoming an
Outdoors-Woman Winter Weekend, Feb. 21-23, 2003 in Crystal Falls.
The program will be held at the beautiful Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp, a
fully handicapped-accessible facility, located in a rural, rustic
setting.
Sponsored by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the program
features instruction in more than two dozen activities related to
learning and enhancing outdoor-related skills. Courses include cross
country skiing, dog sledding, skijouring, snowmobiling, winter shelter
building, ice fishing and reading the winter woods, among others. Indoor
activities include archery, scrapbooking and fly tying. Professional
instructors offer basic and advanced instruction tailored to
participants' individual abilities.
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (B.O.W) is an award-winning outdoor skills
program, designed to offer instruction to women on outdoor skills in a
relaxed atmosphere. Women who are 18 or older are eligible to
participate.
The $145 registration fee includes all food and lodging, as well as
most equipment and supplies (except as noted in the registration
materials). Participants will be housed in dorm-style facilities with
amenities, including a sauna.
Those interested in participating in the U.P. B.O.W. Program are urged
to register soon. Contact Ann Wilson or Sharon Pitz at the DNR office in
Marquette, 906-228-6561, or e-mail wilsoann@michigan.gov or
pitzs@michigan.gov to receive a registration packet. The packet is
also available on the DNR website, michigan.gov/dnr. The first 50 women
to register and pay in full will be accepted. Other Michigan B.O.W.
Programs will be offered this year. To check the B.O.W. program listing,
access the DNR's website, or Lynn Marla, B.O.W. Statewide Coordinator,
at marlal@michigan.gov.



Source: MDNR






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