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Activities

Hiking and Backpacking

Watersports

Rockclimbing and Caving

Bicycling

Skiing

Leadership Training

Special Events


Hiking and Backpacking
WWO offers many levels of hiking: from half-day beginner hikes to overnight backpacking trips. Hiking and backpacking trips are an easy and rewarding way to experience the outdoors. Small groups of women explore trails in regional, state, and national parks under the direction of WWO hiking leaders.

Watersports
Exploring the waterways in the Mid-Atlantic is an exciting and wonderful adventure. WWO provides canoeing, whitewater kayaking, and sea kayaking trips on local rivers such as the Potomac and Youghigheny. Trips are designed for both the beginner and advanced watersports women. In addition, basic instruction is also available.

Rockclimbing and Caving
Rockclimbing and caving inherently build bonds of trust and provides opportunities for personal growth. Rockclimbing places a premium on good listening skills, focus, and concentration. Caving offers an excellent opportunity to discover a whole new environment underground. It is one of the few indoor outdoor activities. Our trips provide instruction on body positioning, use of all equipment, and, most importantly, how to have a safe and fun experience on the rocks and in the cave. Get in on the fun and excitement with WWO's safe and scenic introduction to rockclimbing and caving.

Skiing
WWO offers cross-country and downhill skiing. WWO's skiing program offers weekend trips to local snow areas during January and February. Instruction is provided at all levels, and focuses on introducing cross-country skiing to beginners and improving upon existing skills of skiers of other levels. Although influenced highly by the willingness of Mother Nature to drop snow, this is a program worth checking out.

Leadership Training
Interested in leading an outdoor trip? WWO offers a complete leadership training program for all of its outdoor programs. This is a step by step program where prospective leaders learn the necessary skills to plan, implement, and lead outdoor trips through workshops and trip participation. Click on the Leadership button to learn more about the leadership program.

Bicycling
Bicycling is an excellent way to tour the beautiful area surrounding Washington, DC. WWO offers road and off road trips of varying distances for the beginners and advanced rider. Workshops on bicycle maintenance are offered once a year to teach riders how to perform minor repairs.

Special Events
WWO also participates in and sponsors other events. Examples include social events, horseback riding, fly fishing, nature retreats, and social action events.