2012-12-27 / Community

Outdoors woman program set

BIG BAY – The 12th annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman winter program will be held in Big Bay the weekend of Feb. 22-24.

Sponsored by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the BOW workshop offers instruction in more than a dozen types of indoor and outdoor activities, including: cross-country skiing, dog sledding, ice fishing, fly tying, wilderness first aid, wood burning and more. Instructors provide basic and advanced instruction tailored to each participant’s individual ability.

The program takes place at Bay Cliff Health Camp, a universally accessible facility, located approximately 30 miles north of Marquette.

The $180 registration fee includes all food and lodging, as well as most equipment and supplies. Participants will be housed in a dorm-style facility with amenities including a sauna and hiking trails with access to Lake Superior.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman 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 activities during the weekend event.

Registration deadline is Feb. 4, but 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 now be made online as well.

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

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