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 3/11/15

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,

Hi my name is Suzanne Perry and I am taking Yvonne's place for Wild Women Unite in the Buffalo/Niagara region. Yvonne has relocated to Florida and will be coordinating Wild Women Unite Florida so stay tuned!

I am very excited to build on the solid framework Yvonne worked so hard to develop and intend on adding additional events across the region. A portion of every Registration for every Wild Women Unite Buffalo event, is donated to Love Shouldnt Hurt.TV, a 501(c)3 that I founded last year. As a former victim of domestic violence, it is important for me today to share my experiences and be a ray of light to those who may be in the fog, in the darkness of an abusive relationship. Domestic violence impacts 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men, numbers too great to ignore. I am honored to carry on Yvonne's vision and mission to provide tools to empower women to try new adventures and break any old stigmas about what a woman can or can't do!



All workshops are space limited, so register early. Registration includes: 4 workshops, breakfast (Saturday), bag lunch and dinner Saturday. 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) 


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


Spin or fly rod casting 


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

Happy Camp

How to lighten up, stress less and laugh more with Suzanne. 


Saddle, groom and 1 hour trail ride


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


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

Map & Compass

Finding your way without GPS


"Empowering the Feminine Spirit Within"

Obstacle Race

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


Learn photography skills

Tai Chi

For balance

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

Walking in Nature

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

Wild Edibles

Sings & forages 

Wild Painting

Learn how nature can inspire your own personal art experience with Artist Amanda Hart

Wild Yoga

In the wild and on the beach


Learn how


Simply fun!  (space very limited)

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The Program

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3:00 - 9:00 PM


Registration is at Location TBA with Vendor Fair, Networking and Happy Hour

8:00 - 8:30 AM



8:30 AM - 5:30 PM


Attend the 4 workshops you have chosen.

6:00 PM



7:00 PM


Immediately following dinner. Drinks, group photos, raffle drawings, prizes and fun. Your opportunity to reflect, and gather contact info from your new friends!' Receive your Wild Women Unite 2015 participant souvenirs! (Alumni will receive an additional souvenir to commemorate 2014)

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