Participation in program offerings is not required. Your days can be as unstructured and carefree as you would like. You are welcome to do your own thing, or join in community activities.
Mornings After breakfast, children's, teen and adult activities begin. Each morning, there are two sessions with a short break in between.
The children's program consists of both a preschool program (roughly ages 3-6) as well as a children's co-operative program (roughly ages 6-12). These programs are designed to keep everyone engaged and active with nature play, free play, art, games, and singing songs. Parents are encouraged to volunteer some of their time as program helpers. Teenagers (roughly ages 13+) are welcome to join the adult activities or to participate in teen activities that may include games, hiking, canoeing, rope courses, or scavenger hunts.
Adult scheduled activities vary from year to year, but there is generally something for everyone. Some are serious. Some are fun. Past activities have traditionally been outlets for creative impulses; visual arts like painting, coloring, drawing, media arts such as photography, as well as performing arts, like dancing or music, or literary arts including writing and book discussions. Other past programs have offered mindfulness activities like contemplative paddling or physical activities such as hiking, martial arts, or Zumba. Here is a sampling of offerings from 2017.
Afternoons After lunch, the waterfront is open. Many families go down to the beach for a swim, or to canoe or kayak around the lake. Others engage in a game of softball, take a hike, play on the green, sing in the choir, or participate in games at the Inn porch.