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January 2017

January 8 - 10, 2017, Women on Snow Camp
Our multi-day Women On snoW Camp is designed to supercharge your skiing skills! Increase your confidence in a supportive, fun environment with other like-minded women. Coached by elite guest coaches and Stratton’s top women instructors, you will experience the ultimate in personalized coaching, camaraderie, fitness, and fun. Whether you are just starting out, an intermediate looking for a big breakthrough, or an expert who is looking to expand their skills even further, this camp is for you. Women On snoW Camp includes opening reception at First Run Ski Shop, two full days on-snow instruction, food card (breakfast/lunch), demos from First Run Ski Shop and access into Stratton's Training & Fitness Center. Lift tickets are not included. Sign up today and make a difference in your skiing this season. Space is limited. For all ability levels, women ages 18+. www.stratton.com/plan-your-trip/ski-and-snowboard-lessons-at-stratton/women-on-snow-camp

January 14, 2017, Ladies Nordic Ski Expo
Ladies, are you looking for a supportive environment to try out nordic skiing? Or maybe you’re looking for advice to help you master traditional classic or skate technique? If so, please mark your calendars and join us for the 9th annual Ladies Nordic Ski Expo on Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. This is an amazingly fun and social event taught by women for women. http://catamounttrail.org/events/ladies-nordic-ski-expo/

Jan 21 - 22, 2017, 2-Day Women's Camp, featuring Olympic Gold Medalist, Donna Weinbrecht
Join Olympic gold medalist and world champion mogul skier, Donna Weinbrecht, and Killington Resort’s top female coaches for an unforgettable learning experience specifically designed for 18+ ladies only. For those looking specifically for hill time with the ladies, this 2-day camp is led by Donna and her team of top coaches and is designed for blue level skiers and above. Helmets are recommended. www.killington.com/site/to-do/events-calendar/index.html/571347957

January 22nd, 2017, 16th Annual NE Women’s XC Ski Day
Bethel Inn Resort, Bethel ME. Enjoy a fun day on snow at the Bethel Inn Resort in Bethel, Maine. Experience cross-country ski clinics for every level of skier-from first-timers to seasoned masters! In addition to top-notch instruction, there will be wax demonstrations, a fantastic prize drawing and a fabulous lunch. Clothing and equipment retailers will be on hand with items to try and buy. https://www.nensa.net/women-2/

January 27-29, Women's Discovery Camps
At Lincoln Peak, Join us for an enriching 2.5-day learning experience hosted by some genuinely inspirational coaches. The specific content is custom tailored to the needs of each participant and each group, and our team has an impeccable touch for creating learning experiences with the perfect blend of fun, learning, sharing and lots of skiing and riding. Whether you’re new to Sugarbush wanting a fresh look at skiing or you’re a seasoned Sugarbush guest looking to expand your horizons and simply join in the fun, our Women’s Discovery Camps create a wonderful community for all of us, participants and coaches alike! In 2017, we're holding two Women's Discovery Camps. The first is a weekend camp from January 27-29, and the second is a weekday camp from March 6-8. Both camps include video analysis, group meals, après ski parties and optional ski demos all included in the cost of the program. Lodging packages are available. www.sugarbush.com/ski-ride-school/womens-discovery-camps/

January 27 - 29, 2017, Women on Snow Camp
Our multi-day Women On snoW Camp is designed to supercharge your skiing skills! Increase your confidence in a supportive, fun environment with other like-minded women. Coached by elite guest coaches and Stratton’s top women instructors, you will experience the ultimate in personalized coaching, camaraderie, fitness, and fun. Whether you are just starting out, an intermediate looking for a big breakthrough, or an expert who is looking to expand their skills even further, this camp is for you. Women On snoW Camp includes opening reception at First Run Ski Shop, two full days on-snow instruction, food card (breakfast/lunch), demos from First Run Ski Shop and access into Stratton's Training & Fitness Center. Lift tickets are not included. Sign up today and make a difference in your skiing this season. Space is limited. For all ability levels, women ages 18+. www.stratton.com/plan-your-trip/ski-and-snowboard-lessons-at-stratton/women-on-snow-camp

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March 2017
 

March 3 - 5, 2017, Winter Doe Camp
A Winter Retreat for Adventurous Women at the Hulbert Outdoor Center. Fairlee, VT - Announcing a Winter Retreat for Adventurous Women! Vermont Outdoors Woman will soon begin registration for its Annual Winter Doe Camp at the Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee, VT. Participants can camp out or stay in heated cabins at night and play in the snow all day. Spend the weekend learning winter outdoors skills while staying near the shores of Lake Morey! Classes such as archery, fire making, open fire cooking, firearms safety and target practice, traditional winter camping, survival, tracking, orienteering, dog sledding, snowshoeing, spring turkey hunting, ice fishing and many more will be offered. Don't miss the opportunity to receive affordable outdoor education in a stress-free, supportive environment. The minimum age is 15 and minors must be accompanied by an adult. Cost for the all inclusive weekend program is $390. Gift certificates and day fee's are also available. Visit the website for more information: http://www.voga.org/winter_doe_camp.htm 

March 2 - 12, 2017, 17th Annual Ladies Get-A-Way Weekends
All ladies deserve a weekend away. To insure every lady has a chance to experience this great weekend we offer it two weekends in a row, March 2-5 & March 9-12. A weekend of no cooking, no cleaning just a weekend filled with fun, food and friends! Choose from a wide variety of workshops and classes including exercise, crafts, cooking, entertaining, self-help and games or just grab a drink from the bar and chill with your besties. www.newenglandinnsandresorts.com/specials/16th-annual-ladies-get-a-way-weekends

March 6-8, Women's Discovery Camps
At Lincoln Peak, Join us for an enriching 2.5-day learning experience hosted by some genuinely inspirational coaches. The specific content is custom tailored to the needs of each participant and each group, and our team has an impeccable touch for creating learning experiences with the perfect blend of fun, learning, sharing and lots of skiing and riding. Whether you’re new to Sugarbush wanting a fresh look at skiing or you’re a seasoned Sugarbush guest looking to expand your horizons and simply join in the fun, our Women’s Discovery Camps create a wonderful community for all of us, participants and coaches alike! In 2017, we're holding two Women's Discovery Camps. The first is a weekend camp from January 27-29, and the second is a weekday camp from March 6-8. Both camps include video analysis, group meals, après ski parties and optional ski demos all included in the cost of the program. Lodging packages are available. www.sugarbush.com/ski-ride-school/womens-discovery-camps/

March 10 - 12, 2017, Women on Snow Camp
Our multi-day Women On snoW Camp is designed to supercharge your skiing skills! Increase your confidence in a supportive, fun environment with other like-minded women. Coached by elite guest coaches and Stratton’s top women instructors, you will experience the ultimate in personalized coaching, camaraderie, fitness, and fun. Whether you are just starting out, an intermediate looking for a big breakthrough, or an expert who is looking to expand their skills even further, this camp is for you. Women On snoW Camp includes opening reception at First Run Ski Shop, two full days on-snow instruction, food card (breakfast/lunch), demos from First Run Ski Shop and access into Stratton's Training & Fitness Center. Lift tickets are not included. Sign up today and make a difference in your skiing this season. Space is limited. For all ability levels, women ages 18+. www.stratton.com/plan-your-trip/ski-and-snowboard-lessons-at-stratton/women-on-snow-camp

March 10 - 13, 2017, Yoga & Ski/Ride Retreat
Plymouth, VT. - Grace & Glory Yoga and itswell Yoga + Paddle are returning to Good Commons for a winter mountain adventure! Come experience the Green Mountain magic with them. There will be yoga, there will be hiking, there will be good humans, there will be a private chef with organic meals, there will be snowboarding/skiing. Do it all, or do nothing but chill. But don’t forget to join in! http://goodcommons.com/upcoming-events/a-mountain-adventure-yoga-skiride-retreat/

March 12-14, 2017, 3 Night/3 Day Women's Getaway
Kick it up a Notch! Escape your routine and explore just how much fun it can be to move your skiing/riding to a whole new level. Our Womens Getaway immerses you in skill building, confidence boosting, personalized Girl Power fun and fitness. Whether you are new to skiing or riding, looking to improve your confidence on new terrain or want to push yourself on steeps, bumps or trees, we offer professional female coaching for every level in a small group setting. Join us for three full days devoted just to you! http://www.smuggs.com/womensprograms

 

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April 2016

April 23-24, 2016, Sacred Fire Retreat for Women: Kindling the Flame Within and Without
Worcester, VT. - Making fire is a badass skill. For our ancestors, making fire was essential for survival. They understood the ways of fire intimately. Our modern lives separate us from this intimate knowledge of fire, so most of us are helpless when we need to make fire and matches or a lighter are not at hand. Do you want to know how to make a fire without matches, using only what you find in the landscape?  Do you want to know how to nurture a small friction-fire ember into a roaring blaze?  Do you want to become more confident in your fire skills overall?  Do you want to discover how the element of fire can transform out lives for the better?  How do you think you will feel after you make a fire with nothing but your knife, a few pieces of wood, and a length of cord? In the words of once past student: "I feel like a total badass!" www.mountainsongexpeditions.com

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May 2016

Spring Weekend: May 14-15, 2016, Archery Intensive Weekend
Near Brattleboro, VT (Women Only), Taught by Murphy, Certified Level 2 Archery Instructor.
Immerse yourself in the way of the bow: spend a weekend in the mountains exploring the powerful and focused state that archery creates in the human mind. Whether you want to learn archery for personal enjoyment, as a spiritual practice, or to work towards becoming a bow hunter, this two-day course will introduce you to the foundational skills of instinctive archery: Form, Range, and Focus. http://www.mountainsongexpeditions.com/

May 21,  Brattleboro, VT- Girls on the Run Vermont 5K Run/Walk
10am. Every Girls on the Run Vermont 5K Run/Walk event is non-competitive and family-friendly, wherein all GOTRVT girls are winners, with a number “1″ on their event bib. More than 7,000 enthusiastic girls, families and community members participated in our 5k’s this past spring! http://girlsontherunvermont.org/5k-information/

May 28, Rutland, VT - Girls on the Run Vermont 5K Run/Walk
10am. Every Girls on the Run Vermont 5K Run/Walk event is non-competitive and family-friendly, wherein all GOTRVT girls are winners, with a number “1″ on their event bib. More than 7,000 enthusiastic girls, families and community members participated in our 5k’s this past spring! http://girlsontherunvermont.org/5k-information/


 

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June  2016

June - August, Mountain bike & empowerment program for middle school girls! http://vtworksforwomen.org/dirtdivas/

June 4, Essex Jct., VT - Girls on the Run Vermont 5K Run/Walk
10am. Every Girls on the Run Vermont 5K Run/Walk event is non-competitive and family-friendly, wherein all GOTRVT girls are winners, with a number “1″ on their event bib. More than 7,000 enthusiastic girls, families and community members participated in our 5k’s this past spring! http://girlsontherunvermont.org/5k-information/

June 7, Ladies Group Mountain Bike Rides
Calling all levels, yep that's right beginners too! We are inviting you to join us, along with Natalie from iride on a group ride every other Tuesday from June 7th - July 5th. We will meet on the Sushi Yoshi patio @ 5:30, go for a ride, then come back for some yummy après sushi and a drink special for those who came to ride! This is FREE and open to ANYONE, yes boys if you want to tag along...that's okay! We are just trying to get people out on the trails! Contact:' Samantha@vermontsushi.com'  for any questions!

June 25 - 26, Mounted Archery Clinic
Bow and arrow handling and safety. Mediterranean and Mongolian shooting techniques. Unmounted and mounted exercises to develop and enhance your skills. Training and desensitizing horses for mounted archery. Equipment choices and resources. Stabling is available for your horse. A limited number of trained horses are available. Archery equipment is provided, or bring your own. Some previous riding experience is necessary to participate. Call 802 456 1680 to discuss if you are not sure. This clinic is for youth to adult. Clinic participants are encouraged to work at their speed and level. The learning environment will be supportive and fun. Briar Hill Farm, 1082 East Hill Rd. East Calais, Vermont. www.facebook.com/events/1550465345246375/

 

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July 2016

July 5, Ladies Group Mountain Bike Rides
Calling all levels, yep that's right beginners too! We are inviting you to join us, along with Natalie from iride on a group ride every other Tuesday from June 7th - July 5th. We will meet on the Sushi Yoshi patio @ 5:30, go for a ride, then come back for some yummy après sushi and a drink special for those who came to ride! This is FREE and open to ANYONE, yes boys if you want to tag along...that's okay! We are just trying to get people out on the trails! Contact:' Samantha@vermontsushi.com'  for any questions!

July 9, Firewalk - Blazing your Trail to Soul
Spirit Hollow, 2509 Shaftsbury Hollow Rd, North Bennington, Vermont 05257 At 5:30 PM. This evening is a 3-4 hour workshop in which we explore personal obstacles, fears and courage, goals and empowerment. You will be given all the guidance necessary to walk the fire at the end of the evening. There is no need to decide now if you will walk the fire, and you are not required to walk the coals to participate. You can read more about firewalking and what this evening holds here: http://dimensionsinhealing.org/workshops-events/  Details: Cost is $125. Please plan to arrive at 5:30 to complete registration and get settled. Children over the age of 8 are welcome with a parent, providing that they have an interest in attending. Spectators are not allowed. **Pre-registration with deposit is required.

July 16, 2016, Women On Target Pistol Clinic
Barre, Learn how to safely handle a firearm, Learn about safe storage options for your home. Learn about modern or historic firearms. Learn in the company of other women. Learn in a safe, friendly environment, Learn about competitive shooting and hunting basics. Includes eye and ear protection, targets, loaner firearms, ammunition and refreshments. $25 Registration Deadline 07/09/16 Clinic Location: Barre Fish & Game Club, Barre, VT. Contact Information: Cyndy Jones; 802-522-2210; fourwindscj@gmail.com 

July 30, 2016, Women On Target Shotgun Clinic
Barre, Learn how to safely handle a firearm, Learn about safe storage options for your home. Learn about modern or historic firearms. Learn in the company of other women. Learn in a safe, friendly environment, Learn about competitive shooting and hunting basics. Includes eye and ear protection, targets, loaner firearms, ammunition and refreshments. $25 Registration Deadline 07/23/16 Clinic Location: Barre Fish & Game Club, Barre, VT. Contact Information: Cyndy Jones; 802-522-2210; fourwindscj@gmail.com 

July 30 - 31, 2016, Girls Only “Because We Rule” Weekend Kayaking Clinics
Women this is the weekend to take time for yourself, to be adventurous and feel more confident and competent. Don’t be intimidated by the fact that this is a women's only weekend. In fact the whole point of the weekend is to laugh and feel connected to others learning new skills too. We will be hosting a two day novice I (with Sat only option), two day class II, a Saturday one day buddy boating basic swiftwater rescue courses, and a Sunday River Run on Fifebrook. Plus you save 20% on the clinic this weekend only! Just use offer code GOBWR when you book online! Two day Novice Kayak women only clinic Reserve Now, Saturday only one day Novice Kayak women only clinic, Two day Class II women only clinic, Saturday, one day Buddy Boating women only clinic, Sunday, one day River Run women only clinic, Or call our reservation department at 1-800-532-7483. www.zoaroutdoor.com/events/details/girls-only-because-we-rule-weekend-clinics.htm

 

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August 2016


August 7, 2016, Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival
FIRE UP YOUR DRAGONS! Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont presents the liveliest event of the summer: the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival! It’s 1,600 dedicated Vermonters racing 41-foot long dragon boats for an unforgettable day of fitness, fun, and fundraising. Our community teams are made up of local businesses, non-profits, service groups, neighbors, and families like YOU who know that together we can make a real difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors with cancer. No experience necessary. Come join the fun! http://ridethedragon.org/

August 27, 2016, Women On Target Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun Clinic
Waterbury Center, VT Learn how to safely handle a firearm, Learn about safe storage options for your home. Learn about modern or historic firearms. Learn in the company of other women. Learn in a safe, friendly environment, Learn about competitive shooting and hunting basics. Includes eye and ear protection, targets, loaner firearms, ammunition, range fee and refreshments. $25. Pre Registration Requested, Clinic Location: Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs/Waterbury-Stowe Fish & Game Club, Waterbury Center, VT Contact Information: Marsha Thompson; 802-273-2499; womenontargetinstructordi@gmail.com

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September 2016

 

September 16-18, Magical Earth: Root Strength, A Women’s Retreat, Ocean Park, WA:
Retreat to the beach in Ocean Park, WA this fall to nourish your spirit while strengthening your root power. Supported by the breathtaking ocean vistas on one of the longest beaches in Washington, you will connect with kindred spirits and reunite with mother nature during this transformational weekend.  We will help you to: Release your emotional baggage; Gain tools to live your life’s purpose; Gain clarity of your dreams and goals.http://magicalearthretreats.com/childrens-adventures/womens-retreats/

Sept 16 - 18, Fall Doe Camp
Vermont Outdoors Woman is planning a sports weekend retreat for women of all ages. Instruction in hunting, shooting, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, survival and more classes are under development. We are pleased to announce the location will be at Jackson Lodge and Cabins, Canaan, VT, located in the heart of Vermont's backcountry. www.voga.org/fall_doe_camp.htm   SAVE THE DATE!

September 24, 2016, Women On Target Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun Clinic
Benson, VT Learn how to safely handle a firearm, Learn about safe storage options for your home. Learn about modern or historic firearms. Learn in the company of other women. Learn in a safe, friendly environment, Learn about competitive shooting and hunting basics. Includes eye and ear protection, targets, loaner firearms, ammunition, range fee and refreshments. $25. Pre Registration Requested, Clinic Location: Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs/Derby Fish & Game, Derby Line, VT Contact Information: Marsha Thompson; 802-273-2499; womenontargetinstructordi@gmail.com

Sept 24-25, 2016, - The Huntress Intensive: Taking Aim In The Sacred Hunt
Women Only Weekend:  in Worcester, VT. - Do you hear the call of the Huntress? Whether you want to get healthy wild food for your family, understand the woodland landscape at a new level, or connect with the power of the ancient Huntress archetype, this weekend intensive will teach you what you need to know to become a safe, ethical deer hunter. Many of us weren’t lucky enough to grow up in a family that could teach us these ancestral skills, so this is your opportunity to come learn in a safe, positive, supportive environment. It will be a busy weekend! On Saturday we will review gun safety and practice shooting, learn about the gear you should take with you, and study the woodland landscape for deer sign. Saturday night we will hold a ceremony to honor our deer brothers and sisters, discuss and demonstrate the shamanic connection with the deer spirit, and learn about the respect, offerings, and prayers of the Sacred Hunt. On Sunday we will get up early and embark on a mock-hunt. In the afternoon, we will butcher a goat together, learning how to take an animal apart cleanly and dispose of the entrails. You will leave this workshop with new skills, confidence, and connection to the deer spirit. http://www.mountainsongexpeditions.com/

September 30-October 2, Magical Earth: Root Strength, A Women’s Retreat, Woodford, VT:
Retreat to the woods of Vermont this Fall to nourish your spirit while strengthening your root power. Supported by the breathtaking foliage of Autumn, you will connect with kindred spirits and reunite with mother nature during this transformational weekend.  We will help you to: Release your emotional baggage; Gain tools to live your life’s purpose; Gain clarity of your dreams and goals.http://magicalearthretreats.com/childrens-adventures/womens-retreats/


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October 2016

October 1, 2016, Women On Target Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun Clinic
Benson, VT Learn how to safely handle a firearm, Learn about safe storage options for your home. Learn about modern or historic firearms. Learn in the company of other women. Learn in a safe, friendly environment, Learn about competitive shooting and hunting basics. Includes eye and ear protection, targets, loaner firearms, ammunition, range fee and refreshments. $25. Pre Registration Requested, Clinic Location: Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs/Benson Fish & Game Club, Benson, VT. Contact Information: Marsha Thompson; 802-273-2499; womenontargetinstructordi@gmail.com

Oct. 1, 2016 - Craftsbury Women's Mountain Biking Weekend
Craftsbury Outdoor Center, 535 Lost Nation Rd, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827. This is a fundraiser for our scholarship fund. We want to improve your riding skills. All skill levels and abilities are welcome! We will be staying in Craftsbury’s new lodging, LED certified facility. What’s included: Locally sourced breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Wine and cheese, Campfire, Double occupancy lodging (please email sabra@littlebellas.com    with rooming requests) Mountain bike instruction for all levels and abilities, Time to relax. http://littlebellas.com/events/craftsbury-womens-weekend/


 

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November 2016

Nov 16-22, 2015, Huntress Expedition
At Two Pigs Farm in Salisbury, North Carolina. Are you ready for the true Huntress rite of passage: actually harvesting a deer in the wild? Join a small group of huntresses for a trip down to North Carolina to hunt on the farm property of Huntress Intensive instructor Chase Reynolds. North Carolina has a huge deer overpopulation problem, and on last year's expedition we had a 100% success rate! Chase's farm is rich in wildlife and we can use his tree stands and equipment to increase the odds of a successful hunt. You'll have a chance to hunt with a one-on-one guide (Chase or Mary). We will also process the animals we harvest together and cook lots of fresh venison over the course of the week, along with fresh organic vegetables from the farm. The cost is $1200 and includes food, lodging, the use of a rifle and ammunition for hunting, and a North Carolina hunting license. Travel to North Carolina is not included in the price. You must complete a state-approved hunter's safety course in order to legally hunt -- these are free and can be taken in any state, but be sure to sign up early before they fill up! Go to your state's Fish & Game Department website to find a course. www.mountainsongexpeditions.com

November 28 - Dec 2, Magical Earth: Tropical Radiance
Join us for a women’s retreat in the Caribbean with an intimate group of inspiring women to awaken and harness your innate powers and reconnect with your divine, tropical radiance. You will be the perfect addition to our circle along with the other spectacular and beautiful women. In nature we will learn how to awaken and harness our long forgotten and buried powers. During our 5 days and 5 nights together we will rediscover how to: Be grounded and stand in your power;  Be creative and bold; Be mellow, calm and at peace; Love unconditionally; Speak your truth clearly and easily; Be Intuitive and manifesting clearly; Project inspiration. Not only this but we will be staying in a luxury villa where we will partake of sumptuous meals and beautiful vistas. We will also be dining out one evening and will travel on a very spiritual excursion. Not to be missed! http://magicalearthretreats.com/childrens-adventures/womens-retreats/

 

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December 2016

Dec 17, 2016, Woodswoman Ax Skills
​Held at Good Heart Farmstead in Worcester, VT. Taught by Jesse Scarlato and Murphy. Get your "Lumber Jill" on at this skill-building class, where you will learn traditional ax skills with other adventurous women. Murphy and Jesse will teach the use and care of a traditional woods(wo)man's ax. www.mountainsongexpeditions.com

 

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