Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW)

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) is an international program in which women age 18 and older learn outdoor skills through hands-on experiences. In North Carolina, BOW workshops are held across the state and offer a variety of outdoor skills, including fishing, hunter safety, target shooting, archery, canoeing, motorboat safety, outdoor cooking, tracking and map-and-compass.

Explore BOW events across North America at .

Scholarship opportunities are available for all the BOW programs. Download the Mel Porter Scholarship Application (PDF). 

For more information or to download a registration packet, click on the subject under Details in the table below. Enrollment is limited for each event and registration is first come, first served.


North Carolina BOW Coordinator
BB Gillen
(919) 218-3638 or
(919) 894-3996

Event Schedule


Beyond BOW: Fly-Fishing Basics for Women

April 23, 2016John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, 7489 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, across from Lake Rim.

Registration Form with Health Form (PDF)

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Weekend ProgramMay 20-22, 2016

Eastern 4H Environmental Education Conference Center in Columbia NC (Tyrell County)

More details to come - for now, save the date!

Becoming an Outdoors Woman