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Door County visitors and
residents alike have an unusual variety of opportunities available the
year 'round at the following "schools of know-how." These learning
centers provide a chance to gather experience and interact with some
extremely knowledgeable and exciting expert teachers who just happen to
work in one of the most beautiful spots on earth...
County was aglow with autumn colors while I spent a week studying
photography on the wooded campus of the Clearing," says Beth Gauper, who
writes about regional travel for the Pioneer Press.
focus on science, sports, history, music, theater, film, philosophy,
creative writing, nature and religion as well as a wide variety of
hands-on art classes. They range in length from a few hours to a
several weeks. We intend to make it easier for you to find out about
them by providing The Compass Guide to Learning Opportunities - links,
handy contact information and news tips like...
||Each summer Kathy Navis of Junction Center Yoga Studio and David Rack, kayak
eco-guide with Door County Kayak Tours partner to
provide yoga and kayak tours of Door County. They invite
you to kayak to a secluded beach somewhere on the peninsula, do a yoga
practice to help open and release those areas of the body which are
utilized for kayaking and then continue the tour - for more info
contact David Rack.
||Björklunden is a
on the Lake
Michigan shore just south of Baileys Harbor bequeathed to Lawrence
University in 1963 by Donald and Winifred Boynton.
Lawrence University has offered a series of adult continuing-education
seminars at Björklunden. For more
information call: 920.839.2216.
an adult school of discovery in the arts, nature, and humanities
located on a high bluff above the waters of Green Bay in Ellison Bay,
at Big Creek
John and Helen Collins Learning Center at the Crossroads provides life
long learning experiences for all ages. The Crossroads also has a
naturalist and a system of public trails, groomed ski trails and
snowshoe trails - always free and open around the clock.
nature programs including public viewing nights at the Everson
Observatory occur throughout the year. The Door County Historical
Society's Historical Village features several restored buildings onsite.
Kayak Tours - Sea Kayaking Lessons
something new! Become a confident Kayaker in 3-4 Lessons.
"Hi Dave -
Just wanted to thank you again for a great beginners class of kayaking.
You took us out to Peninsula Park and my wife Terrie was the one who
got stuck on the rocks!!!! You were so patient with all of us and made
us feel very comfortable in such a new environment because we are not
good swimmers at all."
- Jim and
School of Performing Arts under the
direction of Blake
the Door County Children's Choir, the Door County Children's Theatre
and provides private voice and keyboard instruction.
Sail & Power Squadron specializes in boating
education. Each year they sponsor classes for the general
public including a GPS seminar and a series called Boat Smart®. Members
may select from a wider array including courses on seamanship and
navigation, marine-oriented electives and home-study guides.
Sailing Center is where
to go for a quick sailing lesson. Sailboat
rental is at South Shore Pier across from Wilson’s on Wisconsin 42,
open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Renting a 15-foot sailboat is $60 for two
hours, $15 for each additional hour. Lessons are $95 for two hours
including the boat, and $15 for each additional person. Call
Yacht Club is a
members-only club, but provides lessons. An adult individual or family
membership is $100, with an additional $100 first-time fee.
free use of all club boats after a test of competency. A refresher
course is free, private lessons are $35 an hour for individuals or $50
per hour for groups. Call 920.854.7107.
Art Studio invites
fledgling artists to try their hand at ceramics, glass-fusing, clay
sculpture, mosaic tiling, a new metal studio buffet and more. Painters
have a choice of artistic canvases: ceramics, metal, t-shirts, wood or
Peninsula Players Road
mosaic frames, mirrors, ceramic serving platters, bowls, fused glass,
sun-catchers, plates, mugs and bowls. Open daily May thru Oct 10am-6pm;
open daily except Tues & Weds Nov thru Apr 10am-5pm. Hand's On
Friday Adult Night takes place the year 'round from 6:30 - 10 PM -
bring your own snacks and beverages, even beer & wine, a grill
is available in summer for barbequing, free Sonny's Pizza provided
throughout the evening, free live music on Adult Night during July and
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feature story and more pictures...
Center Yoga Studio
Balance - in all aspects of your life
flexibility - of the body and mind
awareness - of your inner self
Art School has classes
the year 'round...
as short as a day, some available in the evenings - accessible for
artists and art appreciators of every age and ability. Visit them on
the web to learn more.
Sanctuary in Baileys
Harbor provides an ongoing series of hikes, workshops and seminars throughout
the year, led by educator-naturalists at the Ridges Center in Baileys
Harbor. In summer they also feature half-day programs for children age
4 through 6th grade.
Nature Store: 920.839.1101
Education is the specialty at the Team
Leadership Center... The
general premise of experiential education is the idea that
the more active our learning, the more we retain.
designing programs that meet high safety standards, TLC makes it
possible to safely experience the thrill of risk-taking and high level
accomplishment. A day at the Team Leadership Center, Inc. gives you
more confidence, more initiative and more strategies for success than
you ever thought possible. Prices vary with the group's size and
program, which include: Indoor
Ropes Courses, Rock Climbing Workshops, Climbing Gym, Outdoor Climbing
Wall, Fly fishing, Canoeing and Sea Kayaking Workshops
Theater Game Center
by noted playwright and director, the late Paul Sills, WTGC offers
theater game intensive workshops each summer in Baileys Harbor. The
Intensive is a concentrated series of courses in playing Viola Spolin's
consciousness-reaising exercises (Improvisation
for the Theater,
Northwestern University Press).
theater students, teachers, and other players are invited. Each
Intensive includes ten workshops - lodging is not provided. Visit
them on-line to register...