Becoming an Outdoors-Woman® (BOW – “bō”) is a nonprofit, educational program offering hands-on, outdoor workshops to adult women in the United States and Canada since 1991. Hosted by Camp Fire Green Country since 2003, BOW has called Camp Fire Camp Waluhili home for over 10 years.
All BOW Workshops emphasize a supportive environment for novices conducive to learning, making friends, and having fun. BOW is not a membership organization and no experience is necessary to participate. BOW requires teaching a balance of hunting and shooting; fishing and boating; and non-consumptive outdoor recreation activities such as campfire cooking, crafts, and outdoor skills. Specialty trips to utilize skills gained throughout BOW are offered throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad. For more information on BOW in other states or provinces, visit www.uwsp.edu/bow.
The Oklahoma BOW Workshop is held annually, usually on the first full weekend of October. The two-night outdoor conference, held at Camp Fire Camp Waluhili, offers nearly 40 classes on a variety of outdoor topics. In the past, class topics have included atlatl, muzzleloaders, archery, bow hunting, pine needle weaving, kayaking, paddleboarding, handguns, Dutch Oven cooking, rappelling, blacksmithing, canning, and much more.
Offered in Oklahoma since 1994, BOW has been hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma State University's Leisure Studies Program, and since 2003, Camp Fire Green Country. Hosting Becoming an Outdoors Woman is a perfect match for Camp Fire - a national, coeducational, youth development organization that provides opportunities for youth and families to learn, explore, and play together outdoors while developing a lifelong appreciation and respect for the environment. BOW and youth-centered Camp Fire programs, such as summer camp, help children and adults build lifelong skills they can share together as a family on their own time or together at Camp Fire events.
We have combined the Workshop Registration and Scholarship Form.
When registering, first-time attendees will have the option to submit a request for financial assistance.
Contact the Camp Fire Office for more information (918) 592-2267 or Camp and Outdoor Director, Eric Meier.
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