Becoming an Outdoors Woman

About BOW

Becoming an Outdoors Woman is a national nonprofit educational outreach program that offers outdoors skills workshops in 38 states and 6 Canadian provinces.  Colorado Wildlife Federation (CWF) offers the program here, in Colorado, customized for Colorado’s unique outdoor recreational opportunities. The nationally recognized BOW program has proven to be a successful way to help women gain confidence and skills in the outdoors and introduce them to the pleasures and benefits of activities such as hunting, angling, trap and skeet, archery and much more! CWF's BOW evaluations over the past 5 years reveal time and again that women who had never hunted, fished, or even camped before attending BOW, now feel comfortable doing so and actively participate in both consumptive and non-consumptive outdoor activities. Register for our upcoming BOW events below! No experience is necessary, and we would love to have you!

Stay tuned for more programming.

Before COVID, we held our summer weekend at Colorado State University’s beautiful Mountain Campus; we plan to return there for a BOW event soon! It is a fun-filled weekend experience to gain outdoors skills of your choice through a menu of options in a comfortable, wonderful setting.

Some of the courses are fly fishing, outdoor photography, ropes course, archery, navigation/orienteering, birding, self-defense, stream ecology, and many more.

BOW Events

Check here for all of our upcoming BOW events! Sign up below! *Limited scholarships are available, click for details*