Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, California Offers a Geocaching and Outdoor Cooking Workshop

Looking for a fun activity that works both your mind and body? BOW, California is offering a geocaching (“jee-oh-cash-ing”) workshop at Wonder Valley Ranch Resort in Sanger , California . Geocaching has been called the modern-day treasure hunt. Instead of a map marked with an “X”, you use a GPS receiver, a set of coordinates and clues. Your treasure is a hidden container filled with just about anything (eco-friendly) and is enjoyed by all ages around the world.

Instructor David Johnson will guide you through all of the steps in the GPS unit and instruct you in how to find the “treasure”. You will receive your very own BOW geocoin to start your adventure. Indoor class time will be limited and emphasis will be on hands-on outdoor experience. No prior knowledge needed and GPS units will be provided.

And as an added bonus, we will be demonstrating Dutch oven cooking and actually preparing the Saturday night meal…all in Dutch ovens.

Wonder Valley Ranch Resort is nestled in the foothills on 75 acres of shady grounds. The property sits among groves of mature Oaks and Sycamores, and as a Bed and Breakfast is one of the most tranquil meeting places you will find, offering outstanding food and modern, air-conditioned hotel-like accommodations. Take a look at www.wondervalley.com.

Instruction starts at 9:00 a.m. Saturday and ends around 3:00 p.m. Sunday. The cost of the workshop is $225 and will include Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast and lunch. Rooms sleep four people. Linens provided. Space is limited.

Registration is available on-line at www.bowca.org. After your registration is received you will receive a confirming e-mail. Approximately two weeks prior to the workshop you will receive, by e-mail, information about what to bring and directions to the facility.

For more information, go to www.bowca.org or call 530-347-0227.