February 24, 2016

Becoming an Outdoors Woman scholarships available

Apply now to attend April 15-17 event in Prescott

PHOENIX — If financial constraints are keeping some women from signing up for a Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) workshop, the Arizona Wildlife Federation is willing to lend a helping hand.

The organization has established full and partial BOW scholarships for women 18 and older who are full-time Arizona residents and never have attended a BOW event. A recipient may receive only one scholarship (full or partial) in her lifetime.

The deadline to complete and submit the two-page application for the April 15-17 event at Friendly Pines Camp in Prescott is Feb. 26. The application period for the Sept. 9-11 event, also at Friendly Pines Camp, is May 11-25. Visit www.azwildlife.org to download an application. For more information, contact Kimberlee Kreuzer at 480-644-0077.

The workshop introduces like-minded women (18 and older) to outdoors skills in an enjoyable, no-pressure setting with expert instructors. Horsemanship, outdoor photography, archery, fly-fishing, Dutch-oven cooking, shooting and birding are among the courses offered during the day. The evenings are filled with fun and entertainment, like night hikes, fly-tying and guest speakers.

Lodging will be provided in rustic cabins, with five to seven campers per room using bunk beds. Campers must provide their own bedding and towels. Sleeping bags are highly recommended. Full bathrooms with electricity are available in each cabin.

The workshop fee is $250 ($300 with horsemanship) and includes all course materials, meals and lodging. For information, visit www.azwildlife.org; e-mail: BOW@azwildlife.org; or call (480) 644-0077.

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