Women Only Weekend (WOW) is an annual event that is part of the NC National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) Women in the Outdoors outreach program. This year’s event will be held in beautiful Swansboro, NC.  As the name implies, Women’s Only Weekend is designed to provide women the opportunity to learn about outdoor activities with other ladies from all over the state. At this year’s event, ladies will have the opportunity to kayak, stand up paddle board, experience or practice 3D archery, learn about and experience 3-Gun, outdoor cooking, and much more! WOW is an opportunity for ladies (16 and over) to learn hands on, overcome fears, and gain confidence in a relaxed, noncompetitive environment at an extremely low cost. Tell your friends, coworkers, sisters, aunts, daughters, and/or mother!
 
COST
The cost is subsidized by the NC NWTF Super Fund.  Packages are offered for commuters not needing lodging and for those needing lodging.  Please see registration form or visit https://events.nwtf.org/3311013-2019/ for detailed information. 
 
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
A scholarship is available, made possible by money generated at each NC NWTF chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet, for up to fifty seven (57) ladies.  The money generated will enable each NC chapter to send one (1) lady to WOW. Please email, nwtfnewriverlongbeards@yahoo.com, if you or your local chapter would like more information.
 
LODGING
Lodging is at the Best Western, located at 801 Cedar Point Blvd, Swansboro, NC 28584. Rooms are double with two queen beds. For an additional charge, you can choose a single room with a king bed. The entire hotel is smoke free and a fee of up to $250 will be assessed in a non-smoking room or area. You will need to provide a card to the hotel for any incidentals that you may incur during your stay. 
 
EQUIPMENT
Demonstration equipment is provided. Feel free to bring your own fishing gear, bow, firearm and any other equipment. Please do not bring loaded, uncased firearms into the hotel or to Flatwoods unless you have a valid CCH permit. Only uncase or load firearms when instructed to do so by program facilitators. Session descriptions list special requirements or equipment used in class.
 
REGISTRATION
ALL registrations must be completed and received by May 3, 2019. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis; sessions are filled in the same way. Register and pay online https://events.nwtf.org/3311013-2019/.  The health questionnaire, class/session preferences and per/post activity registration should be scanned and emailed to nwtfnewriverlongbeards@yahoo.com by May 3, 2019 as well.
 
WHAT TO BRING
All classes are outdoors and hands-on. Long pants are encouraged to protect against brush and insects. Firearms classes - must have close toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops). Water classes - dress appropriately for the water.  Session descriptions will include special dress for class.
 
Supplies:
Rain gear          Insect repellent              Thermacel                     Sneakers or boots                    Sunscreen
Water bottle      Sunglasses                   Flashlight                      Hat or visor                               Towels 
 
REFUND POLICY
If you have to cancel for any reason prior to April 22, 2019, your fee minus a $25 administration fee will be refunded. Any cancellations made after that date will not receive a refund. This event will take place rain or shine.
 

PRE AND POST EVENT ACTIVITIES
There are many opportunities for participants to enjoy additional activities on Friday and Sunday. Activities include kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, biking, shopping, hiking, cruises, wine tour, yoga, massage, walking tour, fishing charter, and etc.  Activities that you do outside of WOW group activities have additional costs that are not included in the registration fee for the event. These additional costs will be the responsibility of the attendee and paid directly to vendor.  Visit visitswansboro.org to find out what all is available!
 
CHILDREN
This event is an opportunity for many of our ladies to relax and get away from the everyday hustle and bustle.  WOW is for ladies that are 16 years of age or older.  Please do not bring children to any WOW organized group events.  We appreciate your understanding. 
 
OTHER
Photographs and/or video may be taken during the sessions for use in support of the programs of the NWTF, NC NWTF Chapter or individual NWTF Chapters of NC.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Terri Campbell @ 910-577-5911or email nwtfnewriverlongbeards@yahoo.com. 
 
 
More information to come as plans progress, so join and check our Facebook Group, “NC Women in the Outdoors” for all upcoming announcements and information.