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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  • Food for dinner Friday, breakfast & lunch Saturday, breakfast & lunch Sunday (please try to avoid bringing food that needs a cooler or refrigeration) Saturday dinner is provided.

  • Small tent with rainfly 

  • Sleeping bag

  • Sleeping pad

  • Pillow

  • A warm hat

  • A warm Jacket (and a rain shell if needed)

  • 2 Shirts 

  • Toiletries

  • Mess kit (Plate/Bowl, utensils)

  • 32 oz water bottle 

  • Warm under layer/long underwear

  • 2-3 pairs of underwear

  • 3 pairs of warm socks

  • 2 pairs of long Pants (rain pants may be useful as well)

  • Closed toed, closed heel shoes (waterproof hiking boots are best)

  • A notebook or journal and a pencil

  • A fixed blade belt knife (For sale in person or in the BOWS ONLINE SHOP)

  • Headlamp/Flashlight

  • Camp Chair

  • Towel

  • Any medications you may need (BOWS provides basic first aid and trauma supplies)