Discover Nature Women's Spring Fling Weekend
Discover Nature Women’s Spring Fling
Friday - Sunday
April 25-27, 2014
Lake Doniphan Conference and Retreat Centers
Excelsior Springs, MO
The Discover Nature Women’s Spring Fling Workshop provides a safe and friendly environment where women experience hands-on outdoor skills training with a team of professionals.
This workshop is offered to women 18 years old and older. Girls aged 14-17 are welcome when accompanied by an adult woman participant.
- Leisurely: course not physically demanding
- Moderate: course requires some physical activity
- Strenuous: course requires some strenuous physical activity
Discover the ancient art of archery. Develop techniques that will assure a bulls-eye every time. You will have ample time to hone your news skills. Whether these skills are developed to hunt or for target practice, archery is a fun and challenging way to enjoy the outdoors.
Backpacking (Moderate /Strenuous)
Have you always wanted to try camping? Are you curious about backpacking, but are not sure how to get started? This session will help you build confidence and prepare you to set out on an adventure of your own.
Optional evening session includes a 1 mile hike with packs to a quiet part of Lake Doniphan, back country meal preparation, and an overnight camping experience. (Backpacking equipment may be borrowed upon request.)
Canoeing is a great way to explore Missouri’s 57,000 miles of navigable streams. Understanding proper canoeing techniques will make those excursions fun and safe. Our expert instructors will teach you the basic strokes and strategies that will prepare you to float any stream in Missouri.
Get hooked on one of the world’s most popular outdoor activities. This course teaches you the basics of fishing techniques, equipment, bait, lures, knots and fish identification. You will also learn to filet your own fish and discover delicious methods to prepare it.
Have you ever been lost? Learn to explore with confidence as you discover how to navigate the back-country using a compass or GPS unit. Fun filled activities will take the mystery out of finding your way.
Outdoor Cooking (Leisurely)
You don’t need a fancy kitchen to make great meals while exploring in Missouri’s outdoors. You can create delicious meals in foil, on a stick or with a Dutch oven. Learn how to care for Dutch ovens and how to cook over an open fire safely while getting a great start on your campfire recipe collection.
Primitive Hunting Skills - Atlatl (Moderate)
Hunting for wild game is a tradition that has been passed down in every culture for thousands of years. This hands-on course will explore some basic hunting skills using the atlatl or spear-thrower. Today, there is a resurgence of interest in this primitive method of hunting. Join us for this session to learn what it is all about.
Wild Edibles (Leisurely)
Discover how to harvest and prepare wild edible plants for your dinner table. This session will include plant identification, safety, conservation and preparation of wild plants. Foraging for wild plants is a great way to discover nature and it is a lot of fun!
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