Registrations open for popular outdoor workshop for girls

Iowa DNR news release

Iowa’s popular Outdoor Journey for Girls workshop is now accepting reservations.

The workshop will be held July 10-12 at Hickory Hills, southwest of La Porte City, and Aug. 1-3 at Clover Woods Camp and Retreat, northwest of Madrid.

Outdoor Journey for Girls is a three-day, two-night workshop aimed at introducing outdoor skills to girls ages 12–15 in a supportive, learning environment where they have hands on opportunities to try new experiences. Outdoor skills offered include canoeing and water safety, fish and wildlife identification, archery, firearm safety, basic shooting, furbearers, furharvesting, fishing, preparing the catch, conservation and management, outdoor gear & survival, orienteering and compass reading and game care.

Participants can earn their hunter education certification.

Space is limited and early registration is encouraged. Registration fee is $150 and full or partial scholarships are available from Iowa Pheasants Forever chapters and other conservation organizations. Registration forms, and chaperone and sponsorship opportunities, are available at

Outdoor Journey is sponsored by Iowa Women in Natural Resources and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.