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 states throughout the US, 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 in your profile that we can use to identify you at our events. A positive attitude goes a long way, too! :)
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. There are many benefits to joining Women Outdoors, including being eligible to register for The Gathering: our yearly Memorial Day weekend at a wonderful camp in New Hampshire that features kayaking on a pond, hiking in the White Mountains, bicycling to nearby towns, skills workshops such as orienteering, 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.
We'll soon have a badge indicating which members of this group are registered members of Women Outdoors.