WOW’s re-entry to outdoor skills teaching started with this very successful, very hot day!

These participants enthusiastically engaged in the 88-degree weather. WOW’s awesome instructors facilitated positive experiences with their motivating teaching styles while the WOW team stayed on “hydration detail”!  The heat didn’t inhibit the fire builders or the dryland casters, the wild plant identifiers or the dutch oven tasters.  The WOW women welcomed learning their new skills without hesitation. It was a day of insight, sharing, and welcomed camaraderie.

This special group of (now) WOW alums showed us the staying power of outdoor women.

Well done!  You are on your way!


Workshop Description


Join our interpretive walk to learn about the amazing wild plants that surround us – how to safely identify, ethically gather and prepare them to table. Then return to the outdoor kitchen to sample some favorite prepared wild edible dishes.  Resources will be shared to make this an ongoing adventure for you.

Survival and Fire Building

Learn techniques for short-term outdoor survival including mental preparedness, fire starting (a hands-on lesson), and what not to miss on your updated “10 – Essentials” list.

Fly Fishing

Get a taste of fly fishing ! Learn basic casting skills, a bit about bugs and flies and one really good knot you need to know. Bring your willingness to learn a new skill and maybe pick up a new lifelong passion along the way. All equipment will be provided for this hands-on class…

Dutch Oven Cooking

Nothing tastes better than food prepared in a Dutch Oven. Learn the secrets to cast iron cooking. Your instructor shares tips on prep, coals, temperature, timing and more.

** Registration deadline is June 18th, 2022 **

Workshop Details


June 25th, 2022

9am – 5pm

Check-In Time is 8:00am – 8:45am


Tolt MacDonald Park in Carnation – The Red Barn


18yrs and older


48 maximum



Your paid registration fee includes all instruction, equipment, your boxed lunch, beverages, and plenty of take-home resources.

Skill level: Beginner/Novice

Registration confirmation is on a first-come, first serve basis.
One registrant per form.

New to WOW participants are given priority over alumni at this event.

A waitlist will be maintained.

Proof of Covid vaccination is required, please read the Covid policy below.

Workshop details and a registration confirmation will be emailed to you.

Workshop is now filled.  


WOW is concerned about carrying on its outdoor activities in a time when the proliferation of COVID 19 infections continues, notwithstanding the many measures we have taken, guided in part by the state and federal government disease control agencies.  While many mandatory state policies have been lifted, we, as an outdoor organization focused on healthy living, believe that we still need to maintain a policy to minimize the spread of COVID among our outdoor program participants. We believe that these precautions will minimize the possible spread of COVID, thereby resulting in a more safe and satisfying experience for all. We sincerely appreciate your adherence to this policy and look forward to sharing our educational agenda with you.

As such, at this point, all participants for upcoming programs are kindly requested to comply with the following:

Vaccination.   We expect all participants to be vaccinated.  This is the single most important part of COVID prevention/mitigation.  All participants must show proof of vaccination upon event check-in.

Masking.    We expect all participants to have .N-95 or equivalent masks on their persons during the entire session.  If participants feel distancing isn’t adequate, they are encouraged to wear a mask for personal safety. We will provide masks to those that do not have their own prior to entry.

Testing.     Any person that has tested positive for COVID within 10 days of the event and has not had a follow up negative test cannot be admitted to an event.

Symptoms.     Any participant experiencing possible COVID symptoms such as fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea, should not attend the event.

Distancing.     During the event which takes place outdoors, participants are encouraged to practice social distancing (6 feet separation) whenever possible.

Take the challenge – become a Washington Outdoor Woman!

If you would like to learn more about this workshop for future years and you are not already on our email contact list, sign up now to receive alerts of upcoming events.