Women's Summer Workshop

Three days of outdoor fun

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Get hands-on training on many popular activities, such as fishing, canoeing, archery and shooting sports May 29 – 31, 2015.

  • For women 18 years and older.
  • Girls ages 14-17 also are welcome when accompanied by an adult woman.
  • Reservation deadline: April 24, 2015


  • Archery
  • Basic Hunting
  • Canoeing
  • Plant, Animal, and Tree Identification
  • Introduction to Firearms
  • Camping
  • Fishing Fundamentals
  • Fly Tying
  • Map and Compass
  • Shotgun Shooting

Workshop Details


Windermere Baptist Conference Center in Roach, Missouri


MDC workshop deposit fee is $20 per person.

There is no deposit fee for young women aged 14–17 when registered with an adult. However, participants aged 14–17 must comply with the following:

  • Pay Windermere for room and meal costs.
  • Be accompanied at workshops by the adult with whom they are registered.
  • Present a consent form signed by the parent(s) or guardian.

Your deposit fee will be refunded when you check in at the MDC registration table. Deposit fees will be returned only to registered participants in attendance.


Participants are responsible for making room and meal reservations with Windermere at 573-346-5200 or 800-346-2215. Accommodation prices will vary with the number of participants per room.

Use or possession of alcoholic beverages or illicit drugs, firearms, and fireworks is forbidden on Windermere property.

Meal costs are listed below. Please work with Windermere to arrange for your meals. We usually begin the weekend with lunch on Friday and end with lunch on Sunday.

MDC will be providing Saturday dinner at no cost to you.

  • Breakfast: $5.50 each
  • Lunch: $7.00 each
  • Dinner: $8.25 each

Special needs

In compliance with the American Disabilities Act, this program will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate people with special needs. Please include a letter with your registration form describing any special needs you have.

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