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women-in-the-outdoors

Women in the Outdoors Series

Venture into the outdoors to cultivate your skills, discover new friends, and begin your next great adventure. Join our female guides on the trail, in the woods and on the water as we build confidence and community together.

Classes are for girls and women ages 8 and up, unless otherwise noted. Classes will be held outdoors, so please dress appropriately for the weather.

When

Year round

Where

Adventure Outpost, & Richardson Forest Preserve

Cost

$8-$25/person

Women in the Outdoors: Meditation and Kayaking

Women in the Outdoors: Meditation and Kayaking

Sat 8/4, 9-11 a.m. - Full

Kick your weekend off with a little R&R: rest and recreation. Join our certified instructors to learn quick, easy ways to de-stress with mindfulness and meditation and gain some pointers on kayaking on flat water. All equipment is provided. Participants must fit properly in provided lifejackets and not exceed 275lb kayak capacity. For ages 12 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult on the water. Winton Woods/Adventure Outpost ($15/person, register by 3 days in advance)

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Women in the Outdoors: Backpacking with Bears

Women in the Outdoors: Backpacking with Bears

Sat 10/13, 9:30–11:30 a.m.

Being one of the largest land mammals in North America, there is reason to respect bears. Join Adventure Outpost instructors for a hands-on crash course in how to explore the wilderness without attracting the attention of these large animals. For ages 12 and up. Winton Woods/Adventure Outpost ($20/person, register by 3 days in advance)

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Women in the Outdoors: Outdoor Archery

Women in the Outdoors: Outdoor Archery

Sun 10/21, 11–12:30 p.m.

Ladies, enjoy the afternoon outdoors while learning the basics of shooting a compound bow, then try out your skills with a little target practice! Archery is led by a female instructor and all equipment is provided. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 8 and up. Winton Woods/Adventure Outpost ($16/person register 3 days in advance)

 

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