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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: 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: Meditation and Hiking

Women in the Outdoors: Meditation and Hiking

Sat 10/13, 2-4 p.m.

Kick your weekend off with a little R&R: rest and recreation. Join certified instructors on the trail to learn quick, easy ways to de-stress with mindfulness and meditation while picking up day hiking tips along the way. Be sure to pack water and dress for the weather. For ages 12 and up. Miami Whitewater Forest/Timberlakes Program Shelter ($15/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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Women in the Outdoors: Backpacking Gear

Women in the Outdoors: Backpacking Gear

Sat 10/27, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

What is in your backpack? Join one of our female instructors for an interactive discussion on backpacking gear and packing tips. For ages 12 and up. Winton Woods/Adventure Outpost ($15/person, register by 3 days in advance)

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Women in the Outdoors: Fall Hiking Tips and Nature Tales

Women in the Outdoors: Fall Hiking Tips and Nature Tales

Sat 11/17, 1–3:30 p.m.: 

Ladies, join a female Great Parks Interpreter and Adventure Outpost Instructor as we get outside to enjoy the autumn season. This off-trail hike in Richardson Forest Preserve will blend hiking tips, nature interpretation, camaraderie and exercise. For ages 12 and up. Richardson Forest Preserve/near the park ($15/person, register by 11/15)

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