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Check back as registration progresses for this year's activities and more info on off campus trails.


Volunteer-led workshops are a long tradition at our Gathering. Sign up to lead a workshop as part of your Pitch-In participation when you register. 

Workshops vary from year to year.  Here are some ideas from past years. You can lead one of these, or something else. Share with us your creativity and expertise! If you think of something after you register or you're looking for other ideas, just send us an email to: gathering@womenoutdoors.org

Adventure Recreation

  • Kayaking and Canoeing (open paddle or instruction)
  • Hiking and Biking - see off-campus trails listed on this page
  • Orienteering
  • Bird and wildflower walks
  • Nature Photography


  • Outdoor camping or living skills
  • Bicycle Maintenance
  • Nature Photography


  • Create a labyrinth
  • Qi Gong
  • Yoga
  • Meditative Hike

Arts & Crafts

  • Tie-dying
  • Nature Crafts
  • Lantern Making
  • Batik


We need your help with planning and organizing our evening activities.

In the past, evenings have included:

  • our ever-popular and typically hilarious and/or jaw-dropping Talent Show
  • a campfire with s'mores and a sing-along or with drumming
  • a fun get-to-know-you dance
  • get-to-know-you games

If you want to tackle one of these, or if you have your own fabulous idea for an evening activity, please sign up during registration, or send us an email to:  gathering@womenoutdoors.org

Annual Meeting

This is your chance to participate on the national level in Women Outdoors. Find out what's happening from the board of directors. Participate in the election process, and perhaps join the board. All members are encouraged to attend.

Keynote Speaker

Our keynote speaker is Cheryl Suchors, author of 48 PEAKS, Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains, which won a Silver Medal from Independent Book Publishers Awards in 2019. Stay tuned for more information about Cheryl and her keynote address.


We'll be kayaking and canoeing on Snyder's Lake: 100-acres, 0.7 mile length, 1.9 miles of shoreline. There is swimming, boating and fishing in the pond. A swim dock provides waterfront activity choices. 

We will have available to us 6 canoes and 12  sit-upon kayaks, as well as paddles and PFDs. You can bring your own kayak or canoe and/or paddles and PFDs. 

We are planning on offering kayaking and canoeing classes again led by ACA certified instructors Bonna and Deb. Stay tuned! 

Free time paddling on your own or with friends will always be available.

Off-Campus Hiking/Biking

There's no shortage of hiking trails and waterfalls in the area, most less than 10 miles from Camp Scully.

Here are just two of the trails. We will have trail maps and driving directions available to download for many of these area trails, prior to the Gathering.

​​​Barberville Falls

Only 7 miles from camp, the 92-foot waterfall is one of the most iconic spots on the Rensselaer Plateau. There are 3 trails available.

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Burden Pond Preserve Trail

​​​"The falls at Burden Pond is one of those hidden gems that continue to surprise, even after finding the first set of waterfalls on the creek. There are several very small drops in the creek between the three larger waterfalls on the Wynants Kill (creek) above the pond. All are accessible via trails located near the creek". Continue Reading

Biking Trails Nearby

More Info from NY Trails Heads

More Resources/Contact

Have you registered yet?    Register Now

Please note: Gathering attendance is for Women Outdoors members only. If you are not a member, please Join Now or Renew your membership!

For more information on registration fees and dining:    Main Gathering Page

For detailed information on our lodging options:     Lodging Options 

For additional resources such as packing list, paperwork, directions, and more:  This page coming soon

Need help?  For all questions: gathering@womenoutdoors.org

Check out our Photo Gallery. Have you attended past Gatherings? We'd love to see your best photos of attendees and activities.

Photo Gallery from Past Gatherings

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