Here are some Workshops already planned for this year:
It is early - we'll update this list after registration has started and workshops are offered.
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
Arrive Thursday to take part in a Friday all-day tubing excursion on the Battenkill river.
In the shadow of the Green Mountain National Forest, lie the sparkling, pristine waters of one of the East’s most delightful rivers: the Battenkill. The surrounding forest and grassland is teeming with wildlife: trout, deer, mink, songbirds, heron, eagles, and osprey. Each year, the Battenkill invites thousands of fisher-persons, canoeists, kayakers, and yes, tubers.
This will be a full day excursion from 9:30 am to 4 pm (possible rain date Saturday).
**You will need to bring your own inner tube.**
Please read these Details, Maps & Directions before contacting us with questions. It includes information on how to pre-register.
Always a fun event for everyone! Stef and Monica will be organizing again this year. Yay!!
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! 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.
We'll plan on having two campfires again this year. Stay tuned for more info.
Join us Friday night for a Concertia Campfire with music and song.
Always a crowd pleaser. Let us know when you register if game night is your thing!
We'll be starting out Thursday evening with Icebreaker Games.
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.
Our ever-popular silent auction is back! Bring your gently used outdoor clothing and gear for our silent auction. Read More
Start collecting now!
Hanging out on the dining hall porch!
On & Off-Campus
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 will also be offering kayaking and canoeing classes again led by ACA certified instructors Bonna and Deb.
Free time paddling on your own or with friends will always be available.
In the midst of the Rensselaer Plateau, this park features over 6 miles of trails for hiking, bird watching and nature photography, with a launch for non-motorized boats, and areas on the shoreline for great fishing. Four short trails are self-guiding. Map & Directions.
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.
For more information on registration fees and dining: The Gathering 2023
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
For general information about the Gathering, plus our history and the Jan Brown Scholarship: Main Gathering Page
Need help? For workshops and evening activities: email@example.com
For all other questions: firstname.lastname@example.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