Dec. 6-7, 2014
SNOW TRACKING RARE SPECIES WITH JIM HALFPENNY
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday
Learn quality tracking skills in order to understand wildlife tracking and learn about large carnivores. This two-day workshop will cover track and sign identification, understanding footprints and interpreting gait with an emphasis on reading trails to understand animal behavior and ecology. This program is available for college credit and partially satisfies the requirements for being certified as a Volunteer Carnivore Tracker. If you are already a Certified Volunteer Carnivore Tracker, you may wish to register for a Sunday-only "brush up" session to refresh your tracking skills.
Dr. James Halfpenny, Ph.D., is president of A Naturalist's World, an educational adventure company, and former research associate at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado. He has served as director of the Mountain Research Station and has taught tracking since 1967. He is the author of A Field Guide to Mammal Tracking in North America and Winter: An Ecological Handbook. Halfpenny specializes in finding signs of cougars, lynx, bears, wolverine and other carnivores.
Overnight Package: $245 (includes all meals, Saturday night double occupancy lodging & instruction)
Commuter Package: $185 (includes 2 lunches & instruction)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE SNOW TRACKING RARE SPECIES WITH JIM HALFPENNY.
Jan. 9-11, 2015
SNOWSHOE WEAVING WORKSHOP7 p.m. Friday - 1 p.m. SundayExperience the traditional art of snowshoe weaving.
Treehaven's snowshoe weaving workshop is woven with a friendly atmosphere,
excellent instruction, a historical look at snowshoeing and a hands-on chance
to weave your own masterpiece.
What you will accomplish at Treehaven: Each
participant will take home one pair of beautiful, functional snowshoes; the
Ojibwa, an elongated trail shoe coming to a point at each end, the Bear Paw, a
shortened oval design, or the Alaskan, an elongated trail shoe coming to a
point at the tail with a rounded toe. Shoes will be completed with the
exception of varnishing.
Overnight Package: $310 (Includes kit, 5 meals and double
Commuter Package: $230 (Includes kit and 3 meals)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE SNOWSHOE WEAVING WORKSHOP.Jan. 30 - Feb 1, 2015
YOGA AND THE NIYAMAS...THE PATH TO JOY5 p.m. Friday - 12 p.m. Sunday
Yoga is a practice designed to bring more and more awareness
to both the body and our mind. The theme for our retreat will be the second
limb of yoga, the Niyamas. The Niyamas can point us in the direction of
something more than we are aware of now. We have 5 seeds to plant and care for
in our inner being: Purity, Contentment, Self-discipline, Self-study, and
Surrender. We will explore these seeds (Niyamas) plus practice Hatha yoga,
build community, and have Fun!
Instructor Bio: Gigi Heinz's teaching style is infused with
passion and energy. She enjoys connecting with her students and sharing her
love of yoga. She has a BS in Health Promotion & Wellness from UWSP, is an
RYT500 with Yoga Alliance, and has recently completed certification as a Yoga
Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapy.
Weekend Package: $280 (includes 4 yoga sessions, vegetarian
meals and double occupancy lodging)
Commuter Package: $230 (Includes 4 yoga sessions and select vegetarian meals.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR YOGA AND THE NIYAMAS THE PATH TO JOY.Feb 7, 2015
TREEHAVEN TROMP SNOWSHOE RACE10 a.m. 5k begins; 10:15 a.m. 10k begins
Join us for the 5k snowshoe race/fun run or participate in
the 10k, which is part of the Braveheart Snowshoe Racing Series
(www.cutemoose.net) and is a United States Snowshoe Association (USSSA)
(www.snowshoeracing.com) regional qualifying event.
(Includes: race registration, awards ceremony,
all-you-can-eat chili luncheon, refreshments, and a high performance wicking
T-shirt. Register by January 14 to ensure that a T-shirt will be available in
your size. Door prizes are also available! Children under 12 are half price
with a registered adult.)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE TREEHAVEN TROMP.Feb 12, 2015
VALENTINE DINNER AND SNOWSHOE WALK5 p.m. Registration, 5:30 p.m. Snowshoe Walk Leaves, 7 p.m. Dinner
Join us on Valentine's Day for a guided romantic evening
snowshoe walk on our gently rolling Northwoods trails. Bring your own snowshoes
or use a Treehaven pair.
We recommend dressing for the outdoors and bringing a
headlamp. Don't forget your appetite!
After an enjoyable relaxing walk (optional), our wonderfully
talented chef will treat you to a gourmet dinner in our popular WinterBerry
Dining Room with a choice of entrées including a house wine at all tables, a
full salad bar, dessert and beverages.
Beef Wellington with Peppercorn sauce
Apple Stuffed Pork Loin with fresh berry Coulis
Grilled Chili-Lime Arctic Char with
Raspberry Chipotle Sauce
Winter Squash Portobello Polenta stack
Three Cheese Mezzaluna Ravioli with Creamy Vino
$35 for dinner, $5 for snowshoe rental. Walk is optional.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE VALENTINE DINNER AND SNOWSHOE WALK.Feb 27-28, 2015
NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE CARVING WORKSHOP7 p.m. Friday - 4 p.m. Saturday
Flutes are designed based on an individual's anatomy. Each
flute is personal and has its own personal song the owner must find. Not only
will you have the satisfaction of making your own flute, you will be given
instruction on how to play it.
Participants will construct their flute from a piece of
cedar. Each crafter will determine the fundamental note and bring life into the
flute. The crafter will determine finger hole placements and make the flute
Once the flute has its voice, the individual can find a
place of seclusion to meditate and find the song hidden inside. Inspirational
playing or writing down the song is up to the individual. The opportunity to
play your personal handcrafted flute along a lakeshore or under a birch
tree can sooth the Coyotes, or you might even have a Great Horn Owl or Loon
sing along with you!
No musical experience is required. All you need is the
willingness to work with your hands, exercise your fingers and experience a
form of cultural art indigenous to the North American continent.
Most materials are furnished but you will need to bring an
x-acto knife and blades. Two blades, number 11 and 17 are required. A variety
pack includes these two blades. A sharp pocket knife is recommended but
Workshop instructor, Tom Gustin, has been making a style of
Native American Flutes by hand for over twenty years. He will talk about making
a flute from a piece of wood, parts of the flute, things to look for in a
flute, types of wood used by Wisconsin residents, and different uses of the
instrument. Tom will display some of the flutes he has crafted. Each flute has
Package: $150 (Includes two meals Saturday, double occupancy lodging Friday
night, kit and instruction)
Commuter Package: $120 (Includes one meal, kit and instruction)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE CARVING WORKSHOP.Apr. 24-26, 2015
GROUP PROCESS AND FACILITATION SKILLS8 a.m. Friday - 1 p.m. Sunday
This course is designed to help you make every meeting
count. Learn effective methods for group creative brainstorming, decision
making, and priority setting that you can apply to your own situation. Practice
applying specific techniques such as Adapted Nominal Group Consensus, Concept
Mapping, and Digraphs in this dynamic workshop. Individual follow-up coaching
available to help you keep your skills honed.
Overnight Package: $238
(includes double occupancy lodging Thursday through Saturday night, all meals
Friday through Sunday lunch, and instruction. Does not include tuition)
Commuter Package: $160 (includes lunch and dinner Friday and
Saturday, lunch on Sunday and instruction. Does not include tuition or lodging)
Graduate Credit: $492.32 More information about registering for
UWSP Graduate Credit at http://www.uwsp.edu/conted/credit/Pages/schedule/register.aspx
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR GROUP PROCESS AND FACILITATION SKILLS.