Unfortunately, the owner-operator of OWLS, Jessie Krebs, has been dealing with family health issues. New OWLS courses will not be run until 2024. If you are interested in a custom course, please contact us. To stay informed about when we add new classes, please sign up for our newsletter below.

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Outdoor Skills.
By Women.
For Women.

Colorado’s Premier Women’s-only Outdoor School

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Our Mission

To educate and empower women and other underrepresented demographics in the skills of surviving emergency situations in global wilderness environments.

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One Day Survival Class

  • Duration: 1 Day (9AM - 5PM)
  • Hours of Instruction: 7.5 Hours
  • Max class size: 8-20
  • Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Price: $150 Per Person

We offer a variety of classes in our one-day format, from a core class (a great introduction to basic survival principles and how they interrelate) to a variety of clases that focus on a particular skill in more depth, i.e. sehldercraft, firecrast, navigation knots, hitches and lashings, trapping and foraging, and so on. No crawling in the mud or silent suffering; we aren't a military boot camp! Get thi info without the attitude.

Note: most of our one-day classes are accessible for ages 10 and up, and can accomidate a variety of special needs.

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Weekend Survival Class

  • Duration: 1 Weekend (4PM Fri - 4PM Sun)
  • Hours of Instruction: 22 Hours
  • Class size: 12
  • Level: Beginner
  • Price: $520 Per Person

This course is perfect for folks that have the time and the interest to get more hands-on training. This weekend course is mentally intense with long days packed with information and skills practice in a base-camp model. We do not do much hiking, though we will cover some basic navigation.

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Custom Private Course

  • Duration: Varies
  • Class size: Varies
  • Level: Varies
  • Price: Varies

Looking for something more personalized? These courses are designed for your group and may be geared for kids, families, corporate groups, bachelorette parties, birthdays, expedition or thru-hike preparation.

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Wow. Jessie is amazing. She is so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about so many areas of survival. Great teacher. Day was jam-packed with practical skills, stories, concepts and frameworks that held it all together. If you have a chance, take a class with Jessie!

Andrea G.

The course covered everything I need to feel much more comfortable in the wild! My favorite part was practicing navigation with our compasses, and I most enjoyed learning about pitch wood and using the resources surrounding us.

Katie M.

Jessie is an incredibly talented teacher with a wealth of knowledge and flair for life that make her irresistible to her students. I highly recommend her to any one looking to level up their survival skills and to inject some spark into their lives. This woman is phenomenal!

Ursula S.

I've been to a lot of wilderness skills camps, and can safely say that none has impacted me as much, and in so many different ways, as the Wild Women on the Water course with Jessie Krebs and Callie Russell. I went in somewhat skeptical, but came out the other side a fully changed (and much improved!) person. I feel confident, connected, and inspired. Highly recommend!!

Lesly M.

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