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Becoming an Outdoors-Women Program

Wed, Apr  6, 2005 - By DNR Press Release

Women seeking an opportunity to develop their outdoor skills are invited to register for the 8th annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program, set for June 3-5 in Big Bay, 30 miles north of Marquette.

The program will be held at Bay Cliff Health Camp, a universally accessible facility, located in a picturesque wooded setting overlooking Lake Superior.

Sponsored by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, this program offers instruction in more than two dozen kinds of outdoor activities, including kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, archery, birding, ORV/ATV use, Global Positioning Satellite (GPS), map and compass and several styles of shooting sports. Instructors provide basic and advanced instruction tailored to the participant's individual ability.

The $155 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 a new dorm-style facility with numerous amenities, including a pool, sauna, tennis courts, hiking and biking trails, and easy access to Lake Superior.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshops are for women 18 and older who wish to learn outdoor skills in a relaxed atmosphere. The U.P. program also includes special evening programs, group bonfires and more.

Early registration is recommended. Registration materials and class information are available on the DNR Web site at Scroll down to "Of Special Interest" and click on "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman." For more information, contact Ann Wilson or Sharon Pitz at the DNR office in Marquette at (906) 228-6561 or e-mail or

The DNR is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural resources for current and future generations.

CONTACTS: Lynn Marla 517-241-2225; Ann Wilson 906-228-6561