Becoming an Outdoors Woman Weekend 2024


The BOW Weekend is an opportunity for women at any fitness level, 18 years or older, to learn a variety of hands-on outdoor skills. No experience is necessary! BOW is a supportive environment conducive to learning, making lifelong friends, and having fun. Participants can learn skills such as plant identification, hunting education, fly fishing, camping, map and compass reading, and lots more! Click here for the Class Catalog.

When: July 19-21, 2024

Where: CSU’s Mountain Campus (16321 Pingree Park Rd, Bellvue, CO 80512)

Who: Women ages 18 & up

Colorado Wildlife Federation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Cost: $450/person

Click here to register!

BOW strives to be a welcoming, safe, and inclusive place for all women. If you would like to learn more about how BOW is working to increase diversity and be a more inclusive space where all women feel a sense of belonging, visit our Bridges to BOW page.

BOW Scholarships

Click here to learn more and apply for a scholarship. Scholarship applications are due June 21, 2024.

If you would like to sponsor another woman to attend, please click here to make a donation and designate it to “Becoming an Outdoors Woman”. You can also mail a check to our office (303 E. 17th Avenue, Suite 230 Denver, Colorado 80203) and write œBOW Scholarship in the memo. Thank you for your generosity!


The workshop is for you if…

  • you have never tried these activities, but have hoped for an opportunity to learn
  • you are a beginner who hopes to improve your skills
  • you know how to do some of these activities, but would like to try your hand at some new ones
  • you are looking for the camaraderie of like-minded individuals.

What does a BOW Weekend look like?

The BOW Weekend begins at noon on Friday and ends around noon on Sunday. There will be 4 class sessions throughout the weekend, each class session is 3 hours long. Click here for the tentative schedule of events. This July, we are hosting the workshop at CSU’s Mountain Campus in Bellvue, CO. All meals and lodging are provided for the weekend. Lodging is onsite in shared cabins. The kitchen can accommodate any dietary restrictions you may have. Please let us know if you have any significant allergies outside of the top 9 allergens.

In addition to the classes, there are a few evening events to enjoy such as happy hour, campfire socials, game tasting, a raffle and silent auction, the opportunity to explore the trails and sights around campus, or to enjoy your downtime however you wish such as reading, photography, etc.!


When you register, you will rank which classes you’d like to attend most throughout the weekend. We will do our best to give everybody their first choices. The classes you are assigned depend on availability and time of registration so sign-up ASAP to get the best chance at the classes you want to take most!


We strive to get instructors who are knowledgeable, experienced, and passionate in their field. Some are employed in the fields they teach; others are experts in their subjects, and some are Colorado Parks and Wildlife employees with years of experience in the flora and fauna of Colorado. While many of our instructors are women, we do also have a few excellent male instructors that have long been dedicated to providing the very best instruction for our attendees. All of our instructors are volunteers.


A $100 fee will be charged to all canceled registrants. There will be NO REFUNDS given after July 5th. Registrants who do not attend and do not cancel by July 5, 2024, will be assessed the full program fee. If you can no longer attend, please consider sending a substitute in your place at no charge – contact Anna Zak at: or 720-442-2480 to provide the contact information for your substitute.