About Session Classes
Friday Evening Session
06:15pm to 10:00pm
  • Basket Weaving for Beginners
  • Educator Workshop Sampler
  • Firearms Safety
  • Fish & Game Cleaning
  • From Stick to Staff
  • Literacy Naturalist & Journaling
  • Personal Safety
  • Wildlife Habitat & Tracking
Saturday Morning Session
08:15am to 11:45am
  • Basic Archery
  • Basic Fishing
  • Basic Riflery & Handgun
  • Basic Shotgun
  • BOW Wilderness Survival
  • Intro to Small Game Hunting
  • Muzzleloading
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Survival 101
Saturday Evening Session
01:45pm to 05:15pm
  • Advanced Fishing
  • Basic Archery
  • Basic Riflery & Handgun
  • Basic Shotgun
  • Bow Hunting
  • Camping Basics
  • Muzzleloading
  • Trapping & Fur Craft
Sunday Morning Session
08:15am to 11:45am
  • Becoming an Outdoors Family
  • Gun Care & Cleaning
  • Intro to Turkey Hunting
  • Natural Gardening & Backyard Habitat
  • Outdoor Photography
  • Trailer Handling
  • Wild Edibles & Wildflowers
  • Wilderness First Aid

Advanced Fishing
This workshop is for ladies that have been fishing with bobber, hook, and worm, but now want to take fishing to the next step. We will learn how to tie some fishing knots and when to use them. We will learn about different kinds of artificial lures what, how, when, where, and why. We will practice casting the lures using spinning reels that we put together. Then we will try and catch the big one! Basic Fishing is recommended, but not necessary.

Basic Archery
Learn how to select bows, arrows and other archery equipment with an emphasis on use of the bow for hunting. Participants can try out various archery equipment on the range.(*Prerequisite: Firearms Safety or hunter education certificate).

Basic Fishing
This workshop is for ladies that have never fished before, only a few times, or a long time ago. We will discuss angler ethics and safety like how to safely handle and release a fish. We will learn how to tie a simple fishing knot and how to put a fishing rod together. Well practice casting and then try to catch some fish using live bait.

Basic Riflery & Handgun
Learn and practice basic positions for shooting rifles and handguns. Participants will be shooting at paper targets, dueling trees and falling block targets with small caliber rifles and handguns with emphasis on recreational shooting. Participants will sharpen skills with plenty of time on the shooting range. This is not a personal protection class.(*Prerequisite: Firearms Safety or hunter education certificate).

Basic Shotgun
Learn and practice basic shotgun techniques. Participants will enhance skills while shooting at aerial clay targets. (*Prerequisite: Firearms Safety or hunter education certificate).

Basket Weaving for Beginners
Basket weaving skills will be taught. No previous weaving experience necessary. You will weave a 6x6 useful basket to take home.

Becoming an Outdoors Family
Learn simple ways to introduce the children in your life to the outdoors, and make outdoors activities together a part of your weekend routine with them. We'll also incorporate technology and hands-on activities that are sure to keep the attention of today's kids. Great for Scout and 4-H leaders, as well as parents and grandparents! Part of this class will be outside so dress for the weather and for walking/hiking.

Bow Hunting
Hunting with a bow and arrow can be a challenging and rewarding experience. Topics will include equipment, safety, ethics and regulations, and preparing for a hunt.

BOW Wilderness Survival
Learn about the 5 Cs of survivability and practice basic skills that will help you thrive in a wilderness setting. Class is entirely in the field and very hands on. Students will be introduced to and practice basic skills needed to meet survival priorities such as survival psychology, fire building, building shelters, finding and purifying water, rescue and food strategies. This class requires you to walk on rough terrain up and down hills, sturdy foot wear is strongly recommended.

Camping Basics
We'll make you a "happy camper". Find out how much or little equipment it takes to keep you safe and sound on your adventures. We'll discuss trip planning, staying comfortable, simple meals, basic necessities, and how to keep the kids busy.

Educator Workshop Sampler
If you work with children, you need to know about these curriculum guides! Experience some of the hands-on lessons and games that these guides offer, and learn how to attend full workshops! Part of this class will be outside so dress for the weather.

Firearms Safety
An introduction to different types of firearms and the basics of firearm safety. Includes information on selecting and purchasing firearms. Does not include any actual shooting. This session is a prerequisite for anyone taking any of the shooting classes who does not have a Hunter Ed. Certificate. If you have attended this session in a prior year, it is not necessary to repeat the class. For information on upcoming Hunter Ed. courses, click here or contact (317-232-4194). Class may run over to cover necessary information.

Fish & Game Cleaning
Acquire basic techniques for cleaning and preparing Indiana fish and field dressing and cleaning small game. From the field or water to the freezer...

From Stick to Staff
Create your own useful and attractive hiking staff. Also, learn how to use a hiking stick efficiently, and learn the uses for a hiking stick other than just hiking. Participants will choose their sticks from the woods on sight and learn about different types of wood that make useful staffs.

Gun Care & Cleaning
A properly cared for gun is safer, more effective, will last longer and be more valuable. Learn how to clean, store and care for basic types of shotguns, rifles and handguns.

Intro to Small Game Hunting
From equipment, to clothing, to firearms, and more you will learn the techniques to enjoy hunting the small game of Indiana like rabbits and squirrel.

Intro to Turkey Hunting
The resurgence of wild turkey across North America is perhaps the greatest conservation story of modern times. With eyesight comparable to a hawk, turkeys are tough to hunt. This class will teach the basics of turkey hunting regulations, turkey hunting equipment, selecting proper places to hunt, turkey behavior, what to do after you shoot a turkey, and more. This class is for beginner turkey hunters who are interested in learning how to hunt these popular game birds.

Literacy Naturalist & Journaling
Part of becoming an outdoors woman can involve recording your experiences in the out-of-doors. Participants will be exposed to some of the gems of environmental literature, from both familiar and new authors, and learn about journaling techniques that can range from phonological & citizen scientist records to creative expressions of outdoor experiences. Everyone will craft their own unique journal to use to start their own journaling adventure over the weekend!

Muzzleloading
Here is a unique to learn about yesteryear and the timeless tradition of using a muzzleloading firearms. The firearms were our earliest types of firearms that were devolved by our fore-fathers. These primitive style firearms were used in the early formation of this great country. Using blackpowder rather the modern powder used in modern guns these firearms are fun, exciting and will spark your interest in how it used to be in our earlier days. Our instructors will also be in period dress to enhance this great learning opportunity. You will have the opportunity to shoot a wide variety of antique firearms. Dont miss this class!!! (*Prerequisite: Firearms Safety or hunter education certificate).

Natural Gardening & Backyard Habitat
Learn how to take some simple steps to enhance your backyard to attract wildlife by providing the basic elements of habitat. Receive plant lists, nest box plans, and gardening strategies. Discover what wildlife species are most likely attracted to backyard habitats. Participants will also build a bird or bat box to take home.

Outdoor Cooking
Bring your empty stomach and desire to learn. You will learn different outdoor cooking techniques.

Outdoor Photography
Covers tricks and techniques for capturing nature in your photographs. Bring your own camera, as the class will be putting skills into action. The focus of this class is on composition and picture-taking skills, not camera operation.

Personal Safety
Dont be afraid to walk alone on your favorite trail again. Learn how to protect yourself when enjoying the outdoors. This class will teach basic self-defense geared towards women.

Survival 101
An exploration of basic skills needed to survive in an outdoor emergency. Planning, preparation and psychology of survival are discussed. Includes a hands-on exercise in building simple shelters, fire, finding water and food and getting rescued.

Trailer Handling
This course is set for the woman who wants to be independent and confident enough to trailer a boat, ATV, snowmobile, or camper by herself. Learn towing safety, maintenance, and the art of backing up trailers. Most class time will be hands on experience behind the wheel. A valid drivers license is required.

Trapping & Fur Craft
Learn simple trapping skills, how to handle and tan hides, and how to put furs to use by making a warm and fashionable fur hat. Gather ideas for making other fur crafts and garments. This course is taught by one of Indianas most accomplished and knowledgeable female trappers.

Wild Edibles & Wildflowers
Learn plant and flower identification and then venture into nature to find wild edibles to prepare.

Wilderness First Aid
This class will help you prepare for the unexpected. This hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care.

Wildlife Habitat & Tracking
Learn about Indianas diverse wildlife and where to find it. Learn about animal behavior and how to read the subtle signs that animals leave behind. Make plaster casts of animal tracks and explore the camp using your new-found tracking skills.