Catching up with friends on a hike. One of many activities at the Gathering.
Here are some of the offerings already planned for this year:
Arts & Crafts
Workshops From Prior Years:
(to give you ideas!)
Arts & Crafts
Volunteer-led workshops are a long tradition at our Gathering, allowing women to take on leadership roles and share their skills and passions in a supportive environment.
Some of our members have a lot of experience and find it easy to step forward and lead – we love you and you probably already submitted a workshop!
Other of our members might be unsure about leading a workshop – the Gathering is your chance to start!
If you already submitted a workshop when you registered you’ll be contacted before the Gathering to iron out the details. If you have already registered and now want to volunteer to lead a workshop send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our ever-popular silent auction is back! Bring your gently used outdoor clothing and gear for our silent auction. Read More
Start collecting now!
We are excited to bring back the Talent Show to this year's line up of fun at the Gathering!
Do you sing, dance, play an instrument, write/recite poetry/stories, are you a comedian, magician or have a talent you'd like to entertain us with? Or create a skit with others when you arrive! There will be a prop box with fun and interesting items. Look for the sign up sheet at the Gathering, please sign up for a 5 minute slot. See the organizers, Stef and Monica, for questions.
Sock Hop Nouveau
We’ll be swinging to some popular 1950s songs as well as some newer, popular songs. Read more!
We'll be having two campfires again this year. Friday's theme: Bring your drums and other musical instruments. Saturday's theme: Singing and S’Mores.
If you want to help with 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: email@example.com
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.
We'll be kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, and swimming on Snyder's Lake: 100-acres, 0.7 mile length, 1.9 miles of shoreline. There is swimming, boating and fishing (license required) 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, canoe, SUP, 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.
There's no shortage of hiking trails and waterfalls in the area, most less than 10 miles from Camp Scully.
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. Map & DirectionsRead More
Burden Pond Preserve Trail
This gem with stunning falls is nestled in the heart of Troy. There are several side trails to explore, some inclines, but not difficult. Map & Directions
Rensselaer Tech Park
A 13-minute drive will get you to two options ending in waterfalls. Map & Directions
Peebles Island State Park
At the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, this park offers spectacular river and rapids views. Map & Directions
Staalesen Vanderheyden Preserve
The Staalesen Preserve includes 24 acres of fields, woods, and wetlands, and is bordered on one side by the Wynants Kill. You'll find an open-park section, as well as floodplain forest and a marsh with a beaver dam. Map & Directions.
Please come prepared and download and print the maps for trails you would like to hike.
Please come prepared and download and print the maps for trails you are interested in riding.
Mohawk-Hudson Bike Trail
This trail traverses through residential neighborhoods, woods, and fields, with a significant portion riding parallel to the Mohawk River and resulting in some beautiful views. Map & Directions
Albany County Rail Trail
Follows the path of the former Delaware & Hudson Railroad, with paved trails perfect for biking, running, and walking. Map & Directions
Zin Smith Bike Trail
This multi-use trail extends 9 miles. Starting out a gravel portion of the trail runs from a swampy area up through woods and residential neighborhoods. Approximately 3 miles in, the trail becomes paved for the rest of the route.
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
Our growing schedule is available online: Full Schedule
For additional resources such as menus, packing list, paperwork, and more: Resources
Need help? For workshops and evening activities: firstname.lastname@example.org
For all other questions: email@example.com
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