Last updated: June 01. 2013 7:55AM - 247 Views
Dylan Lightfoot
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The “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” weekend workshop for 2013 has been rescheduled to May 31-June 2, with the location remaining at YMCA Camp Harrison at Herring Ridge in Wilkes County.

“Those dates better accommodate staff and instructors, while allowing us to present the widest selection of activities and instruction,” said BB Gillen, outdoor skills coordinator for the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and event organizer. “This is our big, annual event. Activities will include expert instruction in fishing, trapping and target shooting, as well as outdoor cooking and nature photography, in a safe, no-pressure learning environment.

“The scheduling change from the first of May to the end of the month is more appealing for most of our participants too.”

Limited space is still available on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost is $225 per person and includes a choice of four outdoor skill sessions, all program materials and use of equipment, plus meals and lodging. Scholarship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Gillen at 919-218-3638 or bb.gillen@ncwildlife.org.

Amenities at Camp Harrison include climate-controlled cabins, showers and dining hall — all in a 2,000-acre wooded setting with streams and trails winding around the private 140-acre Lake Broyhill.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman is an international program for women, 18 and older, to learn outdoor skills through hands-on experiences in a variety of outdoor instructional activities, such as archery, paddling, wildlife photography, outdoor cooking, target shooting and motorboat safety. In North Carolina, the program is administered by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

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