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Can my daughter attend the BOW workshop with me?


No one under the age of eighteen may attend a BOW workshop. If your daughter is eighteen years of age or older you may attend a BOW weekend workshop together. 


We want participants to be able to fully focus on and engage in their own learning experiences while attending. The most important reason minors are not allowed to attend a BOW weekend workshop is that program research has found that when children are at workshops it changes the experience for all of the adult women present. Women behave differently than they would if a child were not present and tend to slip into the "Mom" role, even if the attending child is not their own.


Where do I stay while attending BOW?

Workshops are traditionally held at facilities that are outdoorsy, yet comfortable. Most participants stay in cozy cabins, but indoor plumbing and showers are readily accessible.  Some facilities will let you pitch your own tent, but this is on a per event basis, so please read through the information carefully.  


Are meals provided at BOW workshops?

At all workshops meals are provided and cooked by camp staff. Again, the focus for the weekend is learning in a comfortable atmosphere.


How much does a BOW weekend workshop cost?

BOW workshops may vary slightly from year to year, but on average $250 covers room, board, instruction, and instructional materials for the weekend workshop. Some classes, such as Fur Sewing and Field Dressing Big Game, have additional fees because the supplies for them cost more. 


If I want to cancel my registration, can I get a refund?

Each BOW workshop has a deadline for cancellation. If you cancel prior to that date, your registration fee will be refunded minus a $50 processing fee (no exceptions). Registrants who cannot attend, but do not cancel before the deadline will not receive a refund. If you are unable to attend a workshop, but have already paid the registration fee and you are after the deadline, you may transfer your registration to a friend or relative upon approval of the workshop coordinator.



Welcome to BOW Colorado! 


BOW Colorado had an amazing time at our BOW weekend this past July.  Through our many dedicated sponsors and the support of The Colorado Wildlife Federation, we will once again had the BOW program in the beautiful state of CO at the Colorado State Universities Mountain Campus in Bellvue, CO.  Check out our FB page to view some great photos and learn about the classes.  


Due to COVID-19 the 2020 BOW Summer Program will be cancelled.  

Thank you so much for your support and we can't wait to see you next year!



Maureen Mika
BOW CO Program Coordinator

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"Many questions were asked and answered and there wasn't one 

person who felt intimidated by their lack of knowledge."


"This was the most rewarding experience I have ever participated in."

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