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Richmond Parks & Recreation

Women's Wilderness Series - Spring 2022

The Women's Wilderness Series is presented by Richmond Parks & Recreation and the Richmond Outdoor Committee (ROCK). 

The purpose series is to help women of all ages gain confidence and the skills they need to engage in outdoor recreation such as camping, hiking, backpacking, etc. Please register below.

The classes include:

  • Backpacking Workshop (April 21st @ 6pm | Irvine McDowell Park - Large Shelter) - Taught by Dr. Sherry Jones of EKU's Recreation & Park Administration
  • Women's Self-Defense (April 28th @ 6pm | Irvine McDowell Park -Field Area) - Taught by Gina Elliott of AFS Academy of Martial Arts & Fitness
  • Women's Mapping/Orienteering Workshop (May 5th @6pm | Taylor Fork Ecological Area at 1 Hancock Taylor Lane)
  • Women's Intro to Kayaking Workshop (May 12th @6pm |Lake Reba Park - Near Boat Dock)
  • Wilderness Survival Skills Workshop (May 19th @6pm |Irvine McDowell Park - Large Shelter) Join us as we cover the five W's of wilderness survival: Wind, Water, Widowmakers, Wood & Wildlife. 
  • Women's Handgun Familiarity Class (June 9th @6pm-8pm | 2489 Box Ankle Road, Richmond, KY) Richmond Police Department will be providing a Women's Handgun Familiarity Class. Those who sign up will receive a waiver via email which will need to be returned before May 30th. This class will have a $25 fee that can be paid at the Richmond Parks & Recreation office. 
  • Women's Overnight Camping Trip (June 18th @ 5pm- At Taylor Fork Ecological Area
    (1 Hancock Taylor Lane) -$10 fee with dinner & breakfast provided (Please pay fee at the Parks & Recreation Office) - Participants must be 18+ or if an adult is present 13+. 

    For more outdoor recreation events/programs visit https://www.richmond.ky.us/1298/Richmond-Outdoor-Committee or Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/myrichmondrocks


Questions? Call (859) 623-8753 or email [email protected]

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy EDT) Location Available Slot
04/21/2022
(Thu. 6:00pm - 7:30pm)
Irvine McDowell Park - Large Shelter (345 Lancaster Ave) 

Backpacking Workshop (20)

What to pack when hiking, backpacking, camping, etc.

 
8 of 20 slots filled
Jane Varakin
Jeri Wolak
TJ Huffman
Connie Doughty
Laura Wick
Tina Williams
Toni Frizzell
Amy Williams
04/28/2022
(Thu. 6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Irvine McDowell Park -Field Area (345 Lancaster Ave) 

Women's Self-Defense Class (40)

 
10 of 40 slots filled
Laura Castillo
TJ Huffman
Tina Williams
Lauren Kilburn
Monica Sizemore (2)
Plus daughter 14
Jennifer Hendricks (2)
Brynley Hyatt
Mara Leonard
05/05/2022
(Thu. 6:00pm - 7:00pm)
Taylor Fork Ecological Area (1 Hancock Taylor Lane) 

Women’s Mapping/Orienteering Workshop (40)

 
7 of 40 slots filled
Danielle Lillie
Jane Varakin
Donna Alexander (2)
Tina Williams
Taylor Carter (2)
05/12/2022
(Thu. 6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Lake Reba Park (180 Lake Reba Drive - Near the Boat Dock) ( 

Women's Intro to Kayaking Workshop (16)

Joins us as we learn boater safety, paddling techniques & test our skills on the lake!

 
14 of 16 slots filled
Laura Castillo
TJ Huffman
Katie Lindeman
Tina Williams
Monica Sizemore (2)
Plus daughter 14
Jennifer Hendricks (2)
Jill Petrey
Taylor Carter (2)
Tiffany Browning
Lydia Wilson
Casie French
has medical alert service dog
05/19/2022
(Thu. 6:00pm - 7:30pm)
Irvine McDowell - Large Shelter (345 Lancaster Ave)Park 

Survival Skills Workshop (40)

We will cover survival skills involving wind, water, widowmakers, wood & wildlife!

 
22 of 40 slots filled
Jeri Wolak (2)
Mother and daughter Anna (14)
TJ Huffman
Shana Goggins (2)
Mother plus daughter (age 17)
Donna Alexander
Katie Lindeman
Tina Williams
Jennifer Hendricks (2)
Jill Petrey
Carol Courtney (2)
Taylor Carter (2)
Danielle Lillie
Shannon Pendergrass (2)
Amy Williams
Casie French
Mel Voorhis
Patricia Barron
06/09/2022
(Thu. 6:00pm - 8:00pm)
2489 Box Ankle Road, Richmond, KY 40475 

Women's Handgun Familiarity Class (12)

This class is for women 18 & Up. We will cover handgun basics & do some live firing. There will be a $25 fee (includes ammo & targets) and must be paid at the Parks Department.

 
10 of 12 slots filled
Jill Petrey
Taylor Carter (2)
Lydia Wilson
Megan Haynes
Tammy Terry
HOLLY DUNDON
Tina Williams
Lauren Rose
Casie French
06/18/2022
(Sat. 5:00pm)
Taylor Fork Ecological Area (1 Hancock Taylor Lane) 

Women's Overnight Camping Trip (10)

We will put our skills to the test with an overnight camping trip (Camp cooking, pitching tents, building a fire, etc.) Participants must be 18+ or if an adult is present 13+. There is a $10 fee for this trip. Dinner & Breakfast will be provided.

 
7 of 10 slots filled
Monica Sizemore (2)
Plus daughter 14
Jennifer Hendricks (2)
Taylor Carter (2)
Casie French
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