This three-day workshop is held each fall and provides participants with the opportunity to complete four sessions throughout the weekend on topics of their choosing that are related to hunting, fishing or outdoor recreation.
The workshop features numerous dedicated and knowledgeable volunteer instructors who work hard to provide participants with a safe, exciting and informative experience. The cost to attend the workshop is $245 and includes all meals, lodging, instruction and equipment.
Registration materials for the 2015 Intro Skills Weekend will be available mid-summer.
A limited number of scholarships will be available and information will be posted along with the registration materials.
There are usually 80-100 participants at the Introductory Skills Weekend from many different backgrounds and with a variety of outdoor experience. Participants each complete four 3 hour sessions over the weekend and each session typically has between 8-12 participants. All of the instructors at the workshop are volunteers and are all incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the outdoors. Instructors and staff work hard to create a safe and comfortable environment and always encourage participants to ask questions. A few of the session have a perquisite but generally they require NO prior experience to participate.
Examples of session topics that will be offered at the workshop this fall include: ATV Operation, Firearms Use & Marksmanship, Skeet Shooting, Archery, Kayaking/Paddleboarding, Campfire Cookery, Wildlife Photography, Ropes Course, Turkey Calling, GPS, Map & Compass, Bow Hunting, Wood Craft, Outdoor Survival, Primitive Skills, Knot Tying, and more!
10am-12pm Participant check-in
12pm Lunch and welcome
1pm-4pm SESSION 1
6pm Mini Sessions
7pm Evening activities and campfire
9am-12pm SESSION 2
1pm-4pm SESSION 3
4pm-6pm Free time
8pm Evening activities and campfire
9am-12pm SESSION 4
12:30pm Lunch and goodbye
1:30pm Participants depart
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