on Dec 08, 2011 01:26 PM • Views 4131

A spectacular view of the Albemarle Sound is just a part the gift, when of you give a gift card for a Becoming an Outdoors-Woman weekend.

Media Contact: Geoff Cantrell, Public Information Officer

RALEIGH, N.C. (Dec. 8, 2011) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has a great gift idea for women on your Christmas shopping list, by way of the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program.

Give a gift card that covers registration for a weekend workshop on April 13-15, 2012, at the Eastern 4-H Conference Center in Columbia, N.C. The workshop includes expert instruction in activities ranging from fishing and target shooting to outdoor cooking and bird watching.

Cost is $225 per person and will cover her choice of four outdoor skill sessions, all program materials and use of equipment, plus meals and lodging. Amenities at the Eastern 4-H Conference Center include climate-controlled living quarters, private showers and dining hall. The 250-acre facility boasts a spectacular view of Albemarle Sound and access to nearby woodlands, meadows, pocosin forests, wetlands and tributaries.

“It’s a beautiful setting — perfect for learning these outdoor skills,” said BB Gillen, the Wildlife Commission’s outdoor skills coordinator. “The boardwalks, nature trails and boat docks provide easy access to the surrounding natural areas.”

Order your gift card online or by phone by Dec. 23 and you’ll receive a printable certificate via e-mail by Dec. 24.

“The camaraderie of BOW is great and the no-pressure learning environment makes it fun,” Gillen said. “A gift certificate is an ideal present for any woman wanting to explore nature and expand her knowledge and skills.”

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, tracking and map-and-compass work, or orienteering. In North Carolina, the program is administered by the Wildlife Commission.

For more information, contact Gillen at 919-218-3638 or bb.gillen@ncwildlife.org. Purchase online here.

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