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Fur, Fins and Feathers: Hiking, Fishing and Creative Arts

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Program #2546RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Itinerary for Jul 27 — Aug 1, 2014

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Enjoy the spectacular beauty of Northwest Michigan at Kettunen Center, a modern adult conference facility located on peaceful Center Lake near Tustin, 12 miles south of Cadillac. Surrounded by 160 acres of rolling hills and forests, it includes an arboretum and miles of hiking trails with a variety of outdoor seasonal activities available to guests. The Center's natural beauty and serenity, along with a professional staff, ensure an enjoyable stay. Classes taught by local experts.

Contact info:
14901 4-H Drive
Tustin, MI 49663 USA
phone: 231-829-3421
web: www.kettunencenter.org/lodging.html

Room amenities: Coffee maker.

Facility amenities: Walking trails.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $80.50 Family Rate
Additional nights are available if space allows. Exact pricing depends on number of adults and youth and meals would be at an additional charge. Please contact the center at least 2 weeks in advance to make a reservation.

Check in time: 2:30 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 27 - Welcome/Get-Acquainted Activities/Journal Making/...
Welcome/Get-Acquainted Activities/Journal Making/ Introduction to Michigan Myths and Legends/Ice Cream Social

Note: Majority of day one's activities will be inside.

Afternoon: Registration 2:30-4:30 PM, check in at the front desk. Welcome/Orientation/Tour at 4:30 pm.

Dinner: Dinner at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Evening: Kick off your week with get acquainted activities, and then design and make your own journal. The evening continues with a short presentation about Michigan Myths, Legends and Heroes followed by an Ice Cream Social to end your first evening.

Lodging: Kettunen Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Enjoy the spectacular beauty of Northwest Michigan at Kettunen Center, a modern adult conference facility located on peaceful Center Lake near Tustin, 12 miles south of Cadillac. Surrounded by 160 acres of rolling hills and forests, it includes an arboretum and miles of hiking trails with a variety of outdoor seasonal activities available to guests. The Center's natural beauty and serenity, along with a professional staff, ensure an enjoyable stay. Classes taught by local experts.

Contact info:
14901 4-H Drive
Tustin, MI 49663 USA
phone: 231-829-3421
web: www.kettunencenter.org/lodging.html

Room amenities: Coffee maker.

Facility amenities: Walking trails.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $80.50 Family Rate
Additional nights are available if space allows. Exact pricing depends on number of adults and youth and meals would be at an additional charge. Please contact the center at least 2 weeks in advance to make a reservation.

Check in time: 2:30 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 28 - Pontoon fishing/Group Photo/paper making/Introduc...
Pontoon fishing/Group Photo/paper making/Introduction to Michigan Animals/Introduction to Canoeing/Survival Skills/t-shirt art and plaster casts of animal tracks

Note: Sign up sheets will be made available for early morning pontoon boat fishing.Group photo will take place following breakfast. Most of day two's sessions will take place on nature trails - mosquito repellent, light jackets and cameras are suggested. T-shirts can be purchased if participants don't have one. Recreation time for kids is free time for grandparents.

Breakfast: Breakfast at 8:00 AM.

Morning: Early Morning Pontoon Fishing (before breakfast) for those who signed up. Morning sessions will be paper making and Introduction to Michigan Animals.

Lunch: Lunch at 12:00 PM in the dining hall.

Afternoon: Learn the basics of canoeing and then practice your skills on Center Lake. Learn what it takes to survive in the wild during the survival skills session. Recreation time for kids (Grandparents can opt for down time while grandchildren are participating in recreational activities supervised by Kett staff).

Dinner: Dinner at 5:30 PM.

Evening: Early evening pontoon boat fishing for those that signed up. Evening special: t-shirt art and plaster casts of animal paw prints.

Lodging: Kettunen Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Enjoy the spectacular beauty of Northwest Michigan at Kettunen Center, a modern adult conference facility located on peaceful Center Lake near Tustin, 12 miles south of Cadillac. Surrounded by 160 acres of rolling hills and forests, it includes an arboretum and miles of hiking trails with a variety of outdoor seasonal activities available to guests. The Center's natural beauty and serenity, along with a professional staff, ensure an enjoyable stay. Classes taught by local experts.

Contact info:
14901 4-H Drive
Tustin, MI 49663 USA
phone: 231-829-3421
web: www.kettunencenter.org/lodging.html

Room amenities: Coffee maker.

Facility amenities: Walking trails.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $80.50 Family Rate
Additional nights are available if space allows. Exact pricing depends on number of adults and youth and meals would be at an additional charge. Please contact the center at least 2 weeks in advance to make a reservation.

Check in time: 2:30 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 29 - Let's Go Fishing!!!! Shoreline and Pontoon Fishin...
Let's Go Fishing!!!! Shoreline and Pontoon Fishing/Rec Time/"It was THIS BIG!" Intro to story telling/Freshwater Ecology/Geocacheing/Recreation time for Kids/Free time for grandparents/Wildlife Presentation/ Songs around the campfire.

Note: Water shoes are suggested for fishing and freshwater ecology activities. GPS activity takes place on trails - flip flops are not recommended. Optional items for sessions: mosquito repellent, light jackets, sun screen and cameras. Recreation time for kids is free time for grandparents.

Breakfast: Breakfast at 8:00 AM.

Morning: Morning sessions include pontoon boat and shoreline fishing for pan fish. Morning concludes with an introduction to story telling session.

Lunch: Lunch at 12:00 PM.

Afternoon: The fresh water ecology session will have participants becoming hydrologists and performing water quality tests on Center Lake, dipping for macroinvertebrates. In the second afternoon session, Introduction to Geocaching, participants will learn how to use hand-held GPS units and then use this new skill on the center's geocache course. Recreation time for kids supervised by Kett staff.

Dinner: Dinner at 5:30 PM.

Evening: Evening Special: Wildlife Recovery Presentation with Joe Rogers a wildlife biologist who owns the Wildlife Recovery Association in Shepherd, MI. Joe will bring a variety of birds of prey and other wild (live) animals for his most excellent presentation! Evening pontoon boat fishing for those that signed up. Evening ends with songs around the campfire led by local guitarist.

Lodging: Kettunen Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Enjoy the spectacular beauty of Northwest Michigan at Kettunen Center, a modern adult conference facility located on peaceful Center Lake near Tustin, 12 miles south of Cadillac. Surrounded by 160 acres of rolling hills and forests, it includes an arboretum and miles of hiking trails with a variety of outdoor seasonal activities available to guests. The Center's natural beauty and serenity, along with a professional staff, ensure an enjoyable stay. Classes taught by local experts.

Contact info:
14901 4-H Drive
Tustin, MI 49663 USA
phone: 231-829-3421
web: www.kettunencenter.org/lodging.html

Room amenities: Coffee maker.

Facility amenities: Walking trails.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $80.50 Family Rate
Additional nights are available if space allows. Exact pricing depends on number of adults and youth and meals would be at an additional charge. Please contact the center at least 2 weeks in advance to make a reservation.

Check in time: 2:30 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 30 - Early Morning Pontoon Fishing/ Introduction to Bi...
Early Morning Pontoon Fishing/ Introduction to Birding/Disc Golf/Compass Skills & Orienteering/ Survival Skills II/Local Folk Band Performance

Note: Local folk group will give evening performance, combining legend, lore and tales of Michigan. Disc golf course, team building and Orienteering Course in the woods, Suggested items: mosquito repellent, sunscreen, light jackets and cameras. Flip flops are not recommended for these activities. Recreation time for kids is free time for grandparents.

Breakfast: Breakfast at 8:00 AM.

Morning: Early morning pontoon boat fishing. Morning sessions include birding and disc golf. A member of the local Audubon chapter is your guide as you learn all about birds.You will spend time in the center's bird observatory and learn some "bird biology," too! Spend the rest of the morning learning how to play disc golf and test your skills on our 9 - hole course.

Lunch: Lunch at 12:00 PM.

Afternoon: Compass skills (orienteering) and survival skills are the afternoon sessions. Test your new compass skills on the center's orienteering course. Learn how to use a tin can as a stove in the survival skills session. Afternoon recreation time for kids, supervised by Kett staff.

Dinner: Dinner at 5:30 PM.

Evening: Evening special: concert performance by a well-known local folk band.

Lodging: Kettunen Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Enjoy the spectacular beauty of Northwest Michigan at Kettunen Center, a modern adult conference facility located on peaceful Center Lake near Tustin, 12 miles south of Cadillac. Surrounded by 160 acres of rolling hills and forests, it includes an arboretum and miles of hiking trails with a variety of outdoor seasonal activities available to guests. The Center's natural beauty and serenity, along with a professional staff, ensure an enjoyable stay. Classes taught by local experts.

Contact info:
14901 4-H Drive
Tustin, MI 49663 USA
phone: 231-829-3421
web: www.kettunencenter.org/lodging.html

Room amenities: Coffee maker.

Facility amenities: Walking trails.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $80.50 Family Rate
Additional nights are available if space allows. Exact pricing depends on number of adults and youth and meals would be at an additional charge. Please contact the center at least 2 weeks in advance to make a reservation.

Check in time: 2:30 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 31 - Optional Early Morning Bird Hike/Team Building/Gr...
Optional Early Morning Bird Hike/Team Building/Great Race/Nature Scavenger Hunt using cameras/Evening Pontoon Boat Fishing/Family Performances and Story Telling/Campfire & S'mores

Note: The low ropes initiative course is outside - shoes must be worn. Great Race is modeled after popular television show, The Amazing Race. Participants should come prepared to get wet and possibly dirty. Participants perform songs, stories or skits during evening story telling. Recreation time for kids is free time for grandparents.

Breakfast: Breakfast at 8:00 AM.

Morning: Join a local Audubon chapter member for a before-breakfast bird hike. The morning session will focus on fun, cooperative games and activities that build teamwork. We will also visit the low ropes course and test our skills on some of the initiatives.

Lunch: Lunch at 12:00 PM.

Afternoon: Great RACE! This event will test your knowledge and skills of all the things that you have learned during the week. This team event is modeled after the popular television show, The Amazing Race. Use your camera to participate in a Nature Scavenger Hunt! Share your photos and maybe win a prize for these best picture! Preparation time for family storytelling and talents night. Recreational time for kids supervised by Kett staff.

Dinner: Dinner at 5:30 PM.

Evening: Early evening pontoon fishing for those that signed up. Evening Special: Enjoy an evening of entertainment! Family story -telling and performances including skits, improvisation,and songs. An optional night hike is offered for those who want to test their "night vision!" Evening concludes with campfire and s'mores.

Lodging: Kettunen Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, August 01 - Reflection/Team Challenges/Wrap-up Activities
Note: Check out of rooms by 10 AM. Activities will be largely inside.

Breakfast: Breakfast at 8:00 AM.

Morning: Our final morning will be spent doing fun team challenges (think Minute - to Win It games!), a reflective activity and wrap up activities.

Lunch: Lunch at 12:00 PM.

Afternoon: Independent departures after lunch.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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Tustin, Michigan
Cadillac Area Visitors BureauYour guide to Cadillac and the surrounding area.
For additional information, visit: www.cadillacmichigan.com

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