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

Big BOW WorkshopApril 17-19, 2015
Wilkes County at the YMCA Camp Harrison @ Herring Ridge located in Boomer, NC

Registration Packet (PDF)

Mel Porter BOW Scholarship Application (PDF)

Fly-fishing WeekendMay 15–17, 2015Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education
and Davidson River Campground in
Transylvania County.

Registration Form (PDF)

Health History Form (PDF)

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