Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) is a non-profit, educational program offering hands-on workshops to adult women. We encourage a supportive environment conducive to learning, making friends, and having fun. No experience is necessary and BOW is for women of all ages and fitness levels.

The "Original BOW" workshop format  is a 3-day, multi-course event with more than 20 classes to choose from including fly fishing, archery, shotgun and rifle shooting, wildlife habitat, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, camping, nature photography, basic fishing, boat and trailer and more.

Several states also offer "Beyond BOW" opportunities which might include 1-3 day events with a single topic like a day at the shooting range, charter fishing, kayaking on a local lake, a weekend of camping, or an archery clinic.


Green Edventures is teaming up with BOW in 2023!

Explore wild places and make memories with like-minded women with the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program and Green Edventures. Whether you travel solo or with your best bud, you will experience the same camaraderie and support you have come to expect from a BOW workshop.

International Becoming an Outdoors Woman has partnered with Green Edventures Tours since 2010 to provide active, educational, and life-changing travel adventures for BOW women! Many of the trips are designed for the beginner, and tailored for women of all skill levels. Our caring and supportive guides and trip leaders help women explore off-the-beaten path places through personalized instruction.

Through unbelievable animal encounters, and rewarding outdoor experiences we help women fall in love with some of the world’s most amazing destinations.  Take a look at some of the trip itineraries to see how you can swim with whale sharks in Baja, see Iceland’s waterfalls, trek with Mountain Gorillas in Uganda, or raft down the wild and scenic Salmon River in Idaho.

Becoming an Outdoors Woman fans use Discount Code BOW2023 when you sign up so that we know you are BOW people plus you will save $100-$300 off of the advertised price of these select Green Edventures Women’s Adventures, AND Green Edventures will donate $100 to the Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program for each sign up.

Solo female travelers, friends, sisters, partners, mothers and daughters, all women ages 18+ are welcome.

Below is the list of women’s adventures where the discount code BOW2023 is applicable until 02/15/2023. Take advantage of advertised early bird discounts and save even more. Don’t wait until the last minute. 

Below is the list of women’s adventures where the discount code BOW2023 is applicable until 2/15/2023. Take advantage of advertised early bird discounts and save even more. Don’t wait until the last minute.



Visit state and provincial BOW websites by selecting a location below:

 A - K

State/Province​ ​Contact
Alabama Marisa Futral
Alaska​​ Nancy Sisinyak
Tracy Smith Southcentral
Kristin Romanoff
Arkansas​Lea Gray

British Columbia​

Joann Bosch​

Lynne Pusey
Lynne Hawk
Linda Scovanner
Mitch Ingold
Danielle Shrake
(317) 232-4194
Rachel Ladd   
(515) 729-6037
Megan Wisecup
Jami McCabe

(270) 245-7612

 O - W

State/Province​ ​Contact

South Dakota​
Maggie Lindsey
Donald Hosse
Heidi Rao

Andrea Schmutz


West VirginiaAshley Anderson

Peggy Farrell
Wyoming​ William Poole
SCIF Sables
Jackson, Wyoming​
Sue Hanker

Words From Alumni

"I would like to share with all women that if you have been afraid to try any of the programs BOW offers you should just do it. Whatever apprehensions you have will be gone in the first few hours. The instructors are incredible and the women are all so friendly. We are all on equal ground; you won't feel intimidated."
"This was the most rewarding experience I have ever participated in."
"Many questions were asked and answered and there wasn't one
person who felt intimidated by their lack of knowledge."
"The quality of instruction was outstanding"
"Good program, good food, good friends."
"I can't believe what this weekend did for my self esteem."