From the New York Department of Environmental Conservation
-- New York's popular Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshops June 24 to 26 at the Silver Bay YMCA on Lake George are now open for registration.
Becoming an Outdoors Woman is a program that offers weekend-long, outdoor skills workshops for women ages 18 or older, and is designed primarily for women with little or no experience with outdoor activities.
Nearly 40 different classes will be offered at the Silver Bay workshop. These include canoeing, fishing, fly fishing, kayaking, shotgun shooting, GPS, map and compass, backpack camping, turkey hunting, day hiking, wilderness first aid, survival skills, archery, bowhunting, camp stove cooking, reading wildlife sign, muzzleloading and fish and game cooking.
Women attending can earn a Hunter or Trapper Safety Education certificate.
The early registration fee ranges from $270 to $290, which includes seven meals, two nights lodging, instruction in four classes, program materials and use of equipment.
Workshop information and registration materials are available online at http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/68.html, by phone at (518)402-8862 or by writing to Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754.