Women Outdoors Weekends

2024 Weekends

Registration is NOW OPEN for:

June 14-16, 2024
Silver Lake Forestry Centre
Peachland

Registration will be opening soon for:

Sept 27-29, 2024
Ness Lake Bible Camp
Prince George

Educating, Empowering, Entertaining

Unleash your inner adventurer and embark on an all-inclusive three-day weekend getaway like no other with Women Outdoors Weekends. Get ready for an extraordinary experience that combines education, empowerment, and unforgettable fun. Here are some key highlights that make this program truly exceptional:

 

  • Diverse Courses: Dive into a variety of captivating activities, including survival skills workshops, fishing escapades, shooting range challenges, and the art of hunting. From archery and hiking to foraging and off-roading, there’s something for everyone, ensuring an adventure tailored to your interests.

 

  • Rotating Locations: Explore stunning waterfront camps in rotating locations, providing a fresh and exciting backdrop for each program. Discover new landscapes and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of different regions throughout beautiful British Columbia.

 

  • Thrilling Activities: Push your limits as you engage in exhilarating activities that will challenge and inspire you. From learning survival skills to practicing archery, each moment is designed to ignite your sense of adventure.

 

  • Lifelong Friendships: Connect with like-minded women, forging lifelong friendships as you bond over shared experiences and a love for the great outdoors. The camaraderie and support of the community will surely enrich your journey.

 

  • All-Inclusive Experience: Indulge in the convenience and comfort of an all-inclusive package. Delicious meals, accommodations, and necessary equipment are provided, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the experience without any worries.

 

  • Waterfront Camps: Experience the tranquility and beauty of waterfront camps, surrounded by nature’s wonders. The soothing sounds of water and stunning views create a serene atmosphere, enhancing your connection with our beautiful province.

 

  • Memorable Moments: Witness breathtaking sunsets, capturing the essence of nature’s canvas. Engage in evening kayaking adventures, gliding through peaceful waters under a starlit sky. Create unforgettable memories that will stay with you long after you return home.

Join Women Outdoors Weekends, where adventure, education, and empowerment intertwine. Discover your potential, forge lifelong friendships, and embrace the beauty of the great outdoors. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to be part of a transformative journey that will leave you inspired and filled with unforgettable memories.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you thinking of attending a Women Outdoors Weekend? Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions regarding our weekend getaways. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please email our programs team at programs@bcwf.bc.ca and we will be happy to address them!

What will the accommodations and washroom facilities be like?

Accommodations very from camp to camp, but most likely you will be in a bunk bed in shared accommodations. You must bring your own pillow and bedding and/or sleeping bag. The number of people per cabin depends on the camp facility.

At some camps we’ve attended, the bathrooms are attached to the cabin, but at some camps you will have to walk outside to a different building to use the bathroom. The bathrooms at each camp that we’ve attended so far have been individual use. You will need to bring your own towel, as well as toiletries and shower shoes, if you choose.

Special accommodation and washroom options may be available on an individual basis. Please contact us if you have concerns or unique requirements, and we can find out what is available at the weekend getaway you are planning to attend.

What will the food be like?

The food is buffet style and is catered by the camp. Every camp we have attended so far has been very accommodating to dietary requirements such as food allergies and intolerances. Please let us know about any dietary issues in advance so that we can plan accordingly.

Will alcohol be provided, or can I bring my own?

No, alcohol is not provided or allowed at Women Outdoors Weekends.

Will you be able to accommodate medical needs?

We will do our best to help support your attendance at the Women Outdoors Weekends within reason, just send us an email at programs@bcwf.bc.ca and let us know how we can best support you. We can also help by contacting the camp that you are interested in attending, for example if you need to know how accessible the cabins are for those with mobility issues or if there is access to a refrigerator where you can store perishable medication. We want you to have the best weekend possible, so if you have any concerns about your ability to attend, please let us know.

Will I be photographed?

There is a photography waiver on the registration page, which will be clarified upon arrival. We use a coloured lanyard system to indicate who would like to be photographed and who would not, and we will do our best to ensure those who wish to be excluded are not photographed. We cannot guarantee that other campers will follow this system with their personal devices, but we hope that they will be respectful of your wishes and your privacy.

Will I get the courses that I select?

We will do our best to accommodate as many course choices as possible, but there are no guarantees, and choices are first come-first served. We try to offer each course in multiple time slots throughout the weekend to ensure that as many participants as possible get their top choices, but it depends on instructor availability and how much equipment is required for participants. Think about your selection before you click submit, as opportunities to make changes will be limited.

Do you coordinate carpooling or transportation to the camp?

No. Every camper is responsible for getting themselves to camp.

Program Attendees Reflect on Their Experience

“I wanted to become more familiar with the outdoors and what kind of things you can do out here. I was a little nervous, but being out here with tons of other supportive women in a really friendly and accepting environment is so awesome; an unbelievable experience this weekend.”

“I just signed up, didn’t look back, and got super excited and scared. Then, I got here and I had a blast. I cannot get over how much I needed this. I didn’t know that I needed this until I got here and I learned so much; even about things I thought I knew really well… I wouldn’t give up this experience for the world. It has really brought out something in myself that I didn’t realize I had.”