2020 Snowshoe Workshops

January 21, 2020
We had a couple of incredible days in the snow this January! Cheers to our intrepid winter adventurers that made it through wintery road conditions to trailheads at Blewett Pass (Jan. 11) and Snoqualmie Pass (Jan. 18)! We broke new trail, lost count of the the number of snowshoe hare…
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2019 Fall Weekend Workshop

September 23, 2019
WOW! What a weekend! Thank you to each participant that ventured out with us to Manastash Cayon for our 22nd annual Fall Weekend Workshop. We had an incredible time outdoors exploring Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center, learning new skills, and building up a community of empowered women for nature. We…
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2019 Shotgun

September 23, 2019
For the first time in a long time, WOW offered an Introduction to Shotgun workshop in June 2019. Students left inspired to continue on their shotgun journey, armed with new knowledge that will keep them and others safe, their firearms clean, and their follow-through improving! For some, this was the…
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2019 Pre-WOW

June 11, 2019
WOW is proud to be part of a movement to cultivate the next generation of strong outdoor women. At Pre-WOW girls (8-13) learn alongside a loved girl-at-heart. This year we practiced setting up tents and camp stoves, shooting arrows (archery), building debris huts, and starting fires. We also refreshed our…
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2019 Shellfish Harvest

May 21, 2019
We had an amazing time in the Quilcene Tidelands with our bivalve expert friends from the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife this past weekend! We learned a ton about Washington's coastal water resources, shellfish health and safety, how to harvest clams and shuck oysters (don't forget to leave your oyster shells…
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2019 Intro to Waterfowling

April 9, 2019
Immense thanks to the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, the WOW Team, and our expert volunteer instructors for delivering perhaps our most successful Intro to Waterfowling Workshop yet! Participants practiced shooting clays, calling ducks, running a retriever, cleaning birds (practiced on lead-poisoned swans), and even had the opportunity to…
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2019 Intro to Flint Knapping

February 19, 2019
We had a fun and enlightening day learning the ancient art of flint knapping. Think rocks are boring? Not anymore! Check out the pictures of students breaking rock with a purpose! Using obsidian and/or colored glass, each student practiced percussion and pressure flaking techniques to create a sharp, multi-purpose, bi-face…
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2019 Intro to Snowshoeing

January 22, 2019
We had a fantastic weekend playing in the snow at WOW's first workshop of 2019 - Intro to Snowshoeing - thank you to all the wonderful women who made the trek up to Gold Creek Pond at Snoqualmie Pass and embraced the winter wonderland! We learned a little bit about…
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2018 Pre-WOW Workshop

June 19, 2018
We have just returned from an incredible weekend at Camp Sealth on Vashon Island where an adventurous group of women and girls spent the weekend out-of-doors. Canoeing, fishing, and jellyfish exploration in Puget Sound, archery bullseyes, fire building, camp cooking and s'more roasting, gathering bag sewing and tinder gathering, and…
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20th Annual WOW Weekend Workshop 2018

January 9, 2018
WOW‘s 20th year was celebratory for so many reasons: the call for educating women with outdoor skills just keeps getting louder; experienced female instructors continue to volunteer their expertise; and the diversity, both culturally and geographically, continues to grow.  More women wanting to actively hunt, fish and meet the challenges…
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6th Annual WOW Waterfowling March 19th, 2016.

March 19, 2016
Look at this stunning sunrise? Doesn’t that give you a hint of the beautiful day about to unfold at French Creek for WOW’s Annual Waterfowling Workshop? And a special day it was! The 30 enthused WOWomen were ready to learn about shooting patterns and moving targets; about setting decoy patterns…
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WOW’s 2015 Adult Weekend Workshop Matching Potential with Opportunity September 18-20, 2015

September 20, 2015
WOW’s signature weekend workshop was held at Camp Waskowitz in North Bend, WA. with 140+ on site. This workshop, 80% of the women participating were new to the WOW program. Sincere in their goal of functioning confidently in the outdoors, a ‘can do’ attitude best describes this year’s women! Their…
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WOW’s 17th Annual Weekend Workshop Mentoring the Next Generation September 12-14, 2014

September 14, 2014
In WOW's 17th year, the '2014 Partnering Workshop' was an inaugural event: a first in which mothers, grandmothers, female relatives and family friends could pair with 8-13 year old girls to promote and further outdoor family traditions. WOW’s vision was to mentor our younger generation and ignite an excitement for…
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WOW’s 5th Annual Waterfowling Workshop April 12, 2014

April 12, 2014
Once again the day dawned bright and clear at French Creek and WOW launched cheerful participants into the field for a day of shooting, placing decoys, and handling retrievers.  But beginning their day, Biologist Don Kraege of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department, presented a power point discussion of local…
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WOW’s 16th Annual Weekend Workshop – Camp Waskowitz 2013

September 15, 2013
On September 13-15, 2013 over150 outdoor enthusiasts gathered at the Carl Jensen Environmental Education Center at Camp Waskowitz in North Bend, WA to learn or renew their choice of outdoor skills  and to share and celebrate their enjoyment of the outdoors. WOW drew 122 participants from 75 different cities and…
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