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Get Ready to Have Fun at the Gathering

03 Mar 2009 6:14 PM | Anonymous
The 30th annual Women Outdoors National Gathering is just around the corner.   Coming up this Memorial Day Weekend to the Sargent Center for Outdoor Education in southern New Hampshire, the Gathering offers three days of fun and adventure.

Every Memorial Day weekend, women from across the country come together for the Women Outdoors National Gathering.  Whether you are a hiker or biker, kayaker or swimmer, birder or star gazer, painter or poet, writer or reader, the Women Outdoors Gathering has something for you. 

Most of the activities at the Gathering are volunteer-led workshops.  Some of the favorites include the hike to the heron rookery to see the fuzzy heads of baby heron, the wildflower identification walk, trekking up Mount Monadnock, and biking New Hampshire’s back roads.  Members also offer workshops such as orienteering, knot tying, bicycle repair, camp cooking, drumming and first aid.  Some of the quieter offerings may include chi qong, yoga, painting and crafts.  In addition, women can canoe, kayak or swim in Half Moon Pond, explore the many walking trails at the Sargent Center, or challenge themselves with an adventure activity such as the climbing wall or high ropes course.

On Friday night, the Gathering opens with “getting to know you games” that leave you laughing with your new friends.  Saturday evening features a keynote speaker, and Sunday night brings down the house with the annual coffee house review – a talent show of Women Outdoors members.  A campfire and s’mores round out Saturday and Sunday nights.

Boston University operates the Sargent Center for Outdoor Education in Hancock, New Hampshire.  Located in the Monadnock region of southern New Hampshire, the 800-acre camp features hiking and biking trails and a large lake – Half Moon Pond – for canoeing, kayaking, swimming and relaxing.  Perhaps most important, the meals at the Gathering are fabulous.
 
For more information and to register for this wonderful event, go to The Gathering page.

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