BOWS is a queer owned and operated business. We welcome students of all race, nationality, sex, gender, religion, sexual preference, relationship style, age, and ability. Nature is for everyone.

Created, licensed, and copyrighted by Dane Nelson and Black Oak Wilderness School.

Established November 2017

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Adventure Excursion- Sierra Horse Packing
Sat, Jul 18
Jul 18, 8:00 AM – Jul 25, 8:00 PM
Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CA 93517, USA
A week long true frontier experience. Camp the backwoods of the Sierras on horseback.
Fox Walkers Teen Rites of Passage
Time is TBD
Time is TBD
Oakland, Oakland, CA, USA
Teens learn to prepare for adulthood by learning to navigate the world around them with awareness, mindfulness, and confidence. Through wilderness survival and traditional skills education, young adults work together in community and as individuals to achieve goals beyond what they can imagine.

Cancellation Policy

Weekday Classes-  48 hr cancellation policy. All parties wishing to cancel their attendance at least 48 hours prior to a weekday class will receive a full refund. Cancellations after 48 hours will receive a partial refund of 50% of class fees and 0% of materials costs. 
Weekend Workshops- 7 day cancellation policy. Registrations cancelled at least 7 days prior to weekend workshops will receive a full refund. Any cancellations occurring later than 7 days prior to the start date will receive  a 50% refund on class fees and 0% of materials costs. Weekend workshops have a minimum attendance of 5 students, late cancellations that drop registrations below minimum attendance will not receive a refund. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will not receive a refund.
Corporate Team Building- 30 day cancellation policy. Organizations wishing to cancel their program must do so before 30 days prior to the program. Late cancelations may receive up to a 70% refund. Depending on the scale of the program (20+ students or 2+ days) there may also be a $500 late cancelation fee in addition. Changes in attendance must be made 10 days prior to the program to receive program price adjustments. 
All late cancellations are handled on a case by case basis.