Women Outdoors is a national, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a supportive environment where all women can have fun and challenge themselves in a community of women who love the outdoors while respecting the earth. Women Outdoors promotes leadership, friendship, adventure and enjoyment in the great outdoors.
An all-volunteer organization, Women Outdoors has regional chapters in regions throughout the US (mostly East Coast at present), all of which organize activities for members such as hiking, biking, kayaking and cross-country skiing.
To become a member of this Meetup group, you must use a recognizable facial photo of yourself, not including others, in your profile that we can use to identify you at our events.
Membership Dues - There are NO membership dues to join this Meetup, though donations of any size are gratefully accepted and will go toward an annual outing and party. Although it does cost to maintain a Meetup group, the national Women Outdoors organization generously subsidizes our cost and hopes you'll consider joining the national organization. There are many benefits to joining Women Outdoors, including being eligible to register for The Gathering: our yearly weekend at a wonderful camp that features kayaking and canoeing on a beautiful pond, hiking, bicycling, skills workshops, a rock climbing wall, and much more. Women Outdoors also offers subsidized or full tuition reimbursement for leadership and outdoor skills training, including first aid and kayak trip leading, for example.