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Special Events

Fly Fishing with Chesapeake Women Anglers

Surfing at Assateague State Park

Longwood Gardens In Chester County, PA Touring and Hiking

Car Camping & White Oak Canyon Hike Shenandoah National Park


Fly Fishing with Chesapeake Women AnglersNovice Program
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Monkton, MD
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$45 members, $75 non-members
Level: Everyone welcome!

WWO is teaming up with Chesapeake Women Anglers to learn all about fly fishing. Whether you are an experienced angler or have never touched a fly rod, this fun event has something to hook everyone! Experienced members of CWA will provide introduction to the equipment, stream ecology as it relates to fly fishing, tying flies and casting. Everyone will have an opportunity to practice the art of fly tying, casting and then fishing on the Gunpowder River! We'll celebrate our accomplishments at a local water hole at the conclusion.

Fee includes box lunch and equipment on loan just for the event.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5:00 p.m. TRIP IS FULL

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Surfing at Assateague State ParkNovice Program
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Assateague State Park
Berlin, MD
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$85 members, $95 non-members
Level: Novices welcome, but participants MUST be strong swimmers and comfortable in the ocean waves.

Have you wanted to try surfing? Please join surfing instructor Michelle Sommers (http://www.sommerssurf.com/) for a morning of surfing lessons and fun on the beach. Michelle will teach us about the various breaks, types of waves, wind, tides, teach us about surfboard, and provide on-land instruction. We will paddle out past the waves, get comfortable on the surfboard. And then we will ride the waves!

Michelle will give personal attention to every surfer. Those women not in the water will enjoy time on the beach and cheer on the surfers. Afterwards, we will go out for a meal to celebrate our successes.

Note that this event is weather dependent. If the weather isn't cooperative, our backup date is August 11th. We will either catch one of the high tides. Final start time will be determined the week of the event.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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Longwood Gardens In Chester County, PA Touring and Hiking
Friday-Sunday, July 20-22, 2018
Brandywine Valley, PA
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$30 members, $40 non-members
Level: 9.0 miles
All levels welcome.

Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA is one of the premier horticultural display gardens in the US, with over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands and meadows as well as events, performances, lectures, courses and workshops. Our trip begins Friday evening when we set up camp at a nearby campground. We will spend all day Saturday at Longwood Gardens and into the evening for a special Fireworks & Fountain Show, "Monet's Garden" which is only one of six memorable evenings featuring this special show. Tickets, which include all-day gardens admission, are required for these artistic shows which combine fountains and fireworks choreographed to music.

On Sunday, we will visit nearby historical sites before heading home. Campground rules restrict number of tents per campsite so tent sharing among participants could be necessary.

Lunch and dinner may be purchased at Longwood Gardens. Timed entry tickets to Longwood Gardens must be purchased separately and is not included in the registration fee.

Carpooling, tent sharing and all other trip details will be worked out by email the week before the trip. This trip is Friday to Sunday, although an option to meet up on Saturday is possible.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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Car Camping & White Oak Canyon Hike Shenandoah National Park
Saturday-Sunday, August 18-19, 2018
Shenandoah National Park
Stanley, VA
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$20 members, $30 non-members
Level: 10.0 miles
All levels welcome.

We will meet up Saturday morning to set up our campsite at a campground in Shenandoah National Park before starting our hike to White Oak Canyon. One of the most popular hikes in Shenandoah National Park, White Oak Canyon follows a beautiful stream with numerous waterfalls along the way. The ascent is steep and strenuous, but we will rest often and enjoy the six falls that range from 45 to 86 feet along a rugged and rocky gorge. On Sunday, after a leisurely breakfast, we will break camp and depart for home.

Campground rules restrict number of tents per site so tent sharing among participants could be necessary.

Gear sharing, carpooling, meal planning, and all other trip details will be worked out by email the week before the trip. WWO has a limited amount of camping equipment to lend as a member benefit.

This trip is Saturday to Sunday. There is an entry fee to Shenandoah National Park which is not included in the registration fee.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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