Building Confidence in Women

Women's Wilderness Escape at the NRA Whittington Center

Individualized Instruction

Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, and Archery

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Women's Wilderness Escape at the NRA Whittington Center

Indoor and Outdoor Archery by a Highly Qualified Instructor!

Women's Wilderness Escape at the NRA Whittington Center

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NRA Whittington Center Women's Wilderness Escape

Our Women's Wilderness Escape is a one of a kind unique experience for women ages 18 and older. The Women's Wilderness Escape is an empowering, life changing experience for women who want to build their knowledge and skill set in firearms, shooting, hunting, and the outdoors, in a safe environment with skilled NRA Certified Instructors. This is an all inclusive six day escape that includes everything from shooting fundamentals to firearm safety, marksmanship, and training in rifle, pistol, shotgun, and archery by certified NRA Instructors. No experience is necessary, all equipment, firearms, ammunition, lodging and meals are included. This escape is limited in size so women can receive the best individualized instruction. 

Mark your calendars for one great escape!

October 20th-26th, 2024


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2024 Women's Wilderness Escape 

Applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis. Once the program is full women can be placed on a waitlist. Act fast if you would like to secure your spot in the 2024 Women's Wilderness Escape! 

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Stay in one of our cozy Competitor Housing Buildings! 

In this all inclusive program ladies will stay in our cozy Competitor Housing Buildings. Competitor Housing is a dormitory style lodging that includes 15 bedrooms that are divided into 3 wings. Each wing contains five bedrooms, each with two single beds, a kitchenette and two separate bathrooms with showers. There is a lovely central lobby that is shared by all 3 wings, making it a great place to gather together with the other women and share stories about the day's adventures. 

Learn from qualified and NRA Certified Instructors!

Our instructors have spent their lives dedicated to the firearm and shooting sport industry. Their passion is seeing women of all ages grown in confidence with the use of firearms. Women will be exposed to top of the line instruction where safety is put first. They will receive individualized instruction in an encouraging and uplifting environment. 


Women will learn the fundamentals of archery such as the proper way to shoot a bow, proper shot execution, back tension, how to control your shot, mental preparation, as well discussion on what items they will need to get started shooting on their own. The archery program is shot both indoors and outdoors at bags and 3-D life size animals!

Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun

Women will be exposed to a different discipline each day. Learn all the basic fundamentals in safe firearm handling and operation during the rifle, pistol and shotgun portions. Things that will be covered are safe firearm handling, firearm function and operation, basic ammunition knowledge, and the fundamentals of shooting such as breath and trigger control. Lean all this and more while playing games, having fun and making memories!

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Located near beautiful Raton, New Mexico, the NRA Whittington Center is home to the nation’s premier hunting, shooting, and outdoor recreation facility. The NRA Whittington Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generous contributions of donors who want to preserve our heritage of freedom for the next generation of shooters and hunters.


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