2021 Skills Camps
Charlene is SO EXCITED to be able to offer a 5 day Experience that is undeniably Awesome!
Hope to see you soon!
Join us for 3 full days and 2 half days (50+ hours!) filled with exciting and motivating hands-on offroad training! This is a great opportunity for drivers and co-drivers of every level, beginner to advanced. Bring your gloves and get ready to work on offroad challenges while having fun! No vehicle is necessary. A vehicle and tools will be provided. There will be passenger seats for dirt days. Space is Limited to keep it personal.
Each 5 day experiences are themed a little differently to fit your interest. Each experience will also offer a completely different group of ladies that will give the trip it's own flare!
All Inclusive Experience includes 11 Meals, Ground Transportation, 4 Full Days of Hands-On Education, Camping Experience. This opportunity is a very reasonable $499 value!! ($425 for Members, $399 for Lifetime Members)
You are responsible for your travel to Arizona, Shopping Budget 🙂 and if you choose to stay at a Hotel. We do not provide alcohol, but it is welcome in moderation at the end of the day.
** Refunds are available up to 2 weeks before the class starts. Otherwise monies go into credit for future experiences with Ladies Offroad Network.
Current Opportunities: CLICK HERE for Specifics on Each
Feb 26-Mar 2 = RV Edition
March 3-7 = Everyone Edition
March 10-14 = 101 Edition
April 16-20 = Navigation Edition
April 21-25 = Everyone Edition
April 28-May 2 = 5+ Edition
July 21-25 = The Man Edition
August 25-29 = Everyone Edition
September 17-21 = 101 Edition
September 22-26 = Everyone Edition
**October 10-16 = Charlene's Birthday Edition
December 10-12 = End of Year Bash
What Could We Learn?
The list of what you learn while you are with us is truly unlimited. Each of the trips will have a theme, but you will most likely check off most of the following: How to Use Your Winch * Rig Recovery Techniques and Tools * What is a Pull-Pal * How Lockers Work * How to Use a Hi-Lift Jack * How to Plug a Tire * How to Change a Tire * Airing up and Down * How to Tie Down * How to Tow * When to use 4WD * How Lockers and Sway Bars Work * How to be a great Purchaser of Parts * How to Handle the Steering Wheel * Being in the Right Gear * Hood Leveling* 2 Foot Driving * 1-2-3 Vision Steps * Picking the Right Line * Spotting * How to use a Handheld Radio * How to Manage a Trail Ride * How to Navigate * How to use GPS and Mapping Programs * Parts & Vehicle Breakdown + Anything that you Want To Learn Specifically + tons of Pro Tips and Laughs. We will talk about scenarios and safety situations that surround these activities, all with a hands-on focus to accomplish these heavy tasks as a lady.
Camping is really Glamping
You have two options for your evenings:
- You can Camp with us. Which is really Glamping. Running water, flushing toilets and a contained environment makes it pretty dang plush for camping. Yes, you will be in a tent. Yes, power is available to tents for c-paps etc. Due to limited space we do ask that you limit your TentMansions to 3-4 person tents. There isn't any room for RV's (unless specifically mentioned).
CAMPING PACKAGES are available for $25. Includes: Tent, Tarp, Air Mattress, Sleeping Bag, Blanket, Pillow, Sheet Set, Towel and Light. Limited to first 10 guests to ask.
- You can head to a Hotel (or home if you live local). You can leave at the end of our full day and will know what time to return the following morning. If you stay at the primary hotel listed we can arrange for you to be picked up and dropped off. If not, you will be responsible for your transport.
Hear About It...
Hear it being talked about on LIVE@5
Facebook Video Link: CLICK HERE
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When will we see you?
Any Questions can be directed by Email to Winning@BowerMedia.com or Text/Call 480-490-2019
You will be asked to sign a waiver that includes the paragraph: "I have come to this event under my own free will and understanding of any inherent COVID-19 risks. I have come to this gathering knowing that I am not infected or a transmitter of COVID-19. I understand I have been provided face masks, hand sanitizers, Kleenex and multiple disinfecting stations."
We are not requiring masks be worn, but you are welcome to if that makes you feel comfortable. We want you to be as comfortable in this new world as you can be. All activities will be held OUTSIDE.
Built for Any Vehicle
Jeeps, Toyotas, Buggy, SXS or ?
It doesn't matter what kind of offroad vehicle you drive, you are welcome to join us!! You do NOT need a vehicle to participate. We will be working in a closed environment with all the tools you need available. (Just bring gloves!)
If you bring your vehicle for our trail adventures I ask that you do a proper pre-check of your vehicle so we can avoid any challenges for the group. There is very limited space and trails for trailers, this will need to be communicated ahead of time. SXS and ATV's have their specific trip to keep a fun pace for the group.
If you are flying in, are usually a co-driver, or don't have a vehicle yet, you can still join and be a passenger. Trust me, you will have a GREAT time jumping between vehicles! No Stress!
- If you have a programmable radio, please have it set to BFG Relay. If not, I will provide you with a Rugged Radio for the trails.
There is So Much More Than Just Offroading...
The unspoken best part about the Camping Training classes is getting to know other ladies that are JUST LIKE YOU! Girls that don't mind getting dirt under their nails and wanting to learn about offroading. It is a great time to meet new friends ~ some which have grown into long-term friends over the last few years! Camaraderie and laughing is at the core to this trip. Trust me, I know you think I am nuts putting a whole group of girls together for a weekend...but Trust ME it is amazing to watch you find your tribe!
And We Eat! While you are with us, we will host you in our fancy style. You will have multiple drink options and snacks all day. Eleven meals will be prepped for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and of course Dessert! When you register you will be asked if you have any food allergies so I can design the perfect menu for the group!
SHOPPING! We have a full store set up that you can shop til you drop. It has Youth and Adult (Newborn to 4XL) Ladies and Mens Tshirts, Sweatshirts and Long Sleeve Shirts. Dog Shirts, Onesies, Hats, Beanies Jewelry, Color Street Nails, DoTerra Oils and of course our entire line of Ladies Offroad Network clothing that we can make on the spot for you! You will also have the opportunity to bring 2 garments to put your choice of Ladies Offroad Network logos on.
RACING! Yes, we race. It's kind of a big deal! There is a South Track and a North Track for the perspective trip locations, each with a National Leaderboard. Individual trip winners get bragging rights and get listed on the board. National winners will receive something cool at the grand finale race in December at the End of Year Bash. Don't worry about pre-planning, you will build your race car while you are here. Everything you need will be provided.
ARTS & CRAFTS! We are girls too. 🙂 There are a couple wing projects that you will have the opportunity to complete and take home to enjoy. Yes, as weird as it sounds, it does add value to your offroading education. The specific details I will keep a secret until you join us!
About Charlene Bower
- BFGoodrich Tires Performance Team Member
- Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Industry Rising Star
- Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Impact Award for Advocating for Women
- Certified Trainer by the International 4-Wheel Drive Trainers' Association
- Wilderness First Aid Certified
- 2019-2021 - SEMA Businesswoman's Network Select Committee
- 2014 & 2015: "Fastest Girl Up Backdoor" at the King of the Hammers Backdoor Shootout
- 2015: Took 2nd in RallyVenture
- 2016: 1st in Rebelle Rally
- 2016: 2nd in Pro Class at 36 Hours of Uwharrie
- First female member of the Arizona Undertakers 4x4 Club