Wild Women Unite

Join us for a weekend of fun, friendship, and learning about playing outdoors.

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Grand Island New York
30 Workshops October 2-3 2015
2 speakers Best specialists.
500 seats Registration starts 3/1/15

Let us help you discover the outdoors.


Hello Ladies,


My name is Yvonne Folck, and I am the original Wild Woman. Since 2003, I have been developing the largest network of women who play outdoors by providing a fun, safe place to get started. My Wild Women Unite weekends are designed for the beginner, but will also provide ample opportunity for a more advanced Wild Woman. You can leave all the planning and worrying to us as you embark on a journey that will forever make you a Wild Woman.


As a child, I always fished with my mother, but as I got older, I believed what the boy's said.. "girls don't fish". I quit fishing and gave up something I liked. NOT ANYMORE! At age 58, I am fishing, hiking, biking and more. I have completed two half marathons and lived six years in a very remote community in Alaska, where I operated a fishing lodge. And to this day, I hold the lodge record for the largest king salmon caught. Yes, I am a Wild Woman.


There’s nothing quite like the outdoors. With your boots tied tight, a backpack thermos in tow and a fleece to keep you warm, you’ve got nowhere to go but up. And that’s just where you’re going at Wild Women Unite. Becoming a Wild Woman is easy and will make you understand the power that you hold within yourself. Just try it.


Won't you join us for 2 days of fun, friendship and laughter while learning about, and trying, something new? Take the challenge and come play outdoors. You will be among friends, neighbors and people you have always wanted to meet. 

Stay Wild,


All workshops are space limited, so register early. Registration includes: 4 workshops, breakfast (Saturday & Sunday), bag lunch and barbecue dinner Saturday. (barbecue by Chef Chaz of The Riverstone Grill) Each workshop lasts 2 hours and is beginner level. You will learn basic knowledge, safety procedures and have a hands-on opportunity to try the equipment. You will be scheduled to your requested 1st choices as space is available. Please, list a 5th workshop to be a fall back option, if your other choices are full. 


Target shooting whether you hunt or compete:  Parker Bows is bringing it all..

Backpack & Hiking

Learn to pack it, carry it and important trail information with Amy Moritz


Robin has led groups for 10 years: change a tire and a 15 mile road trip (Bike & Helmet provided) 

Bird Watching

Niagara Region Parks Interpretive Programs sending us Mike


With a motor


Wild Woman Emmy connects with the rhythm of your heart and the universe


Tim Braun licensed guide and Captain teaches spin or fly rod casting 

New Workshop coming

Watch for our new workshops this year!


Global treasure hunting a family game

Gourmet Campfire Cooking & Camping Basics

What to bring, how to bring it and a chance to cook something delicious


Saddle, groom and 1 hour trail ride

How to Stay Warm

Winter fun. Snowshoes, skis, and what to wear with Wild Women Expeditions


Safety & skeet target shooting at Sheridan Transit Rod & Gun Club

Kayak & Canoe

Tina is certified & coming from Niagara Region Park Programs ~ she rocks!

Map & Compass

Finding your way without GPS


Dr. Judy Harris teaches "Empowering the Feminine Spirit Within"

Obstacle Race

Your chance to try it. Maximum Performance will show you how. 




Captain Pierre from Sail Buffalo

Senior Tai Chi

For balance by Monica Zucco

New Workshop coming

Watch for our new workshops this year!

New Workshop coming

Watch for our new workshops this year!

Self Defense

Kathysue Dorey of The Chain of Defense, a Master Instructor

Stand up Paddle

A fun easy way to play on water taught at the entry level

New Workshop coming

Watch for our new workshops this year!

Walking in Nature

Niagara Region Park Interpretive Programs: Mary an expert of history and nature. Walk on the wild side!

Wild Edibles

Gina Holsopple sings & forages 

Wild Yoga

In the wild and on the beach with Darby Ann Balling


Simply fun!  (space very limited)

Be inspired

The Speakers

Get prepared

The Program

Download Schedule
12:00 - 8:00 PM


Registration is at Byblos Niagara Resort and Spa
Town Cafe is offering a Spaghetti Dinner Buffet (Proceeds to benefit Miracle League WNY: for special needs youth)  Gina Holsopple, Wild Woman Folksinger from NY providing Entertainment in the Lounge.

12:00 - 8:00 PM

Healthy Wild Woman Expo

After registering, Wild Women Unite attendees get exclusive entrance into the Health Expo at Byblos Resort & Spa, Settlement Room.

5:00 - 8:00 PM


Dinner is on your own, there will be entertainment at Currents Lounge at Byblos with bar specials.

8:00 PM


Keynote Jennifer Haddow, the Canadian Wild Woman in the Grand Ballroom.

8:00 - 8:30 AM


Breakfast is continental and will be provided in the Grand Ballroom. Sack lunches wil be handed out to each attendee.

8:30 AM - 5:30 PM


Attend the 4 workshops you have chosen.

6:00 PM


Barbecue Dinner at the Beaver Island Clubhouse.

7:00 PM


Immediately following dinner: CarolAnn, the Alaskan Wild Woman around the campfire accompanied by Wild Woman Emmy drumming to the heartbeats of the Earth.  

9:00 AM

Breakfast and goodbyes

Breakfast is continental and will be provided in the Grand Ballroom.

thanks to our sponsors


In conjunction with Wild Women Unite

Healthy Wild Women Expo

October 3 & 4 at Byblos Resort & Spa, Settlement Room
Vendor tabletops available. Contact Yvonne 716-870-4754


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