WITO Tampa Workshop March 27, 2010 lake Park – Tampa, Fl
Sponsored by the Central Florida Longbeards Chapter of the NWTF
Last week we had an amazing event in Tampa. I helped organize a “Women in the Outdoor Outreach Workshop” at Lake Park just north of Tampa. We had over 45 participants and instructors at this first ever event in this area. Women came in from all over the state to be given basic instruction in 4 classes that they selected from 9 options. We offered hiking, kayaking, archery, photography, out door cooking, scrap-booking, personal protection, fishing and more! All of our instructors we highly qualified volunteers and many local friends volunteers to help out with the event as well. Tropical Treats did the catering and Lesa Marie and Diane did a fantastic job!
We had visitors from the NWTF and the FWC come and check out the event and the park staff was just amazing to work with! Those who chose to were permitted to primitive camp Friday night to be ready for the event Saturday Morning and we had a beautiful clear night under the stars. With the full moon and clear skies we decided to take a night hike with no flashlights – the night noises thrilled our senses!
Saturday was a flurry of activity and it went by so fast! Hot coffee and sunny skies gave us hope for a wonderful day and we were not disappointed. All the ladies seemed to have a great time and learned many new skills! The instructors we very happy to be able to pass on their skills and give back some of what they have learned over the years. We had great raffle items and silent auction items donated by local stores and the NWTF.
Overall the event went very well and many are eager to attend another. We hope to tweak this event and bring it back next year! We hope you can join us!