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TUSTIN, MICHIGAN

Capture Northern Michigan: Watercolors and Photography and Tai Chi Chuan: An Ancient Art of Wellness

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Program #6167RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Itinerary for Oct 5 — Oct 10, 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.

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

Room amenities: Coffee makers.

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: $98.50 double, $69.50 single.
Additional nights are available if space allows. Please contact the Center 2 weeks prior to make a reservation.

Check in time: 2:30 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 05 - Welcome & Orientation! Your week begins on a hig...
Welcome & Orientation! Your week begins on a high note as Mulligan Stew, a local folk group, performs an evening concert. Social time afterwards to get better acquainted with fellow participants.

Note: Short walk during tour of facilities and grounds.

Afternoon: Please plan to arrive between 2:30 and 4:30 PM. Registration and check in at Main Lobby. Welcome & Orientation at 4:30, introduction to instructors and a look a the week ahead, followed by a short tour of facilities.

Dinner: A buffet-style dinner is served from 5:30 - 6:30 PM.

Evening: Local folk group performs at 7:00 PM, followed by time for getting acquainted and socialization. Beverages and light snacks are offered during this time.

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.

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

Room amenities: Coffee makers.

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: $98.50 double, $69.50 single.
Additional nights are available if space allows. Please contact the Center 2 weeks prior to make a reservation.

Check in time: 2:30 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 06 - First day Introductory Sessions: Tai chi and Yog...
First day Introductory Sessions: Tai chi and Yoga with an arthritis emphasis/ Water Color Instruction for Beginners with celebrated artist Mary Guntzviller/ Nature Photography with Charles St. Charles - reknown photographer/ Evening Special Presentation: Acclaimed Local Artisan Glen VanAtwerp will give a presentation and demonstration of Cedar Fan Carving - a traditional folk art of Michigan Lumberjacks.

Note: Nature Photography session may include a 1 - 2 mile hike on Kettunen Center trails.

Breakfast: Breakfast served 7:00 - 8:30 AM.

Morning: Introduction to Yoga and Tai Chi 8:30 - 9:30. Introduction to Nature Photography with Charles St. Charles - 10:00 AM - 12:00 pm. (Note: Those wishing to concentrate solely on watercolor painting - the painting room will be open and Mary will be available for those wishing to paint.)

Lunch: Lunch served 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

Afternoon: Alternating concurrent 1 1/2 hour sessions - Basic Water Color Instruction with Mary Guntzviller and Nature Photography with Charles St. Charles. Participants will be in two groups - and have the option of attending both sessions. Nature photography session may include hike outdoors with cameras.

Dinner: Dinner served 5:30 - 6:30 PM.

Evening: Evening Special Presentation: Cedar Fan Carving - Traditional folk art of Michigan Lumberjacks, local artisan Glen VanAntwerp. Evening concludes with time for socialization and light snacks. (Note: Painting room is open for those wishing to paint.)

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.

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

Room amenities: Coffee makers.

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: $98.50 double, $69.50 single.
Additional nights are available if space allows. Please contact the Center 2 weeks prior to make a reservation.

Check in time: 2:30 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 07 - Optional Morning Bird Hike led by local Audubon m...
Optional Morning Bird Hike led by local Audubon member/ Continuation of Watercolor Painting & Instruction with Mary/Tips on How to Edit Photos with Charles/ Recreational Free Time Choices: Nordic Walking (ski walking) - led by Kettunen Center Staff or kayak/canoe on your own. Evening Special Presentation: Mary Guntzviller's slide presentation of some of her work.

Note: Bird Hike requires easy hiking - binoculars are provided for those that wish to use them. Nordic Walking (ski walking) involves easy hiking on Kett trails with Nordic walking poles (provided).

Breakfast: Breakfast served 7:00 - 8:30 AM.

Morning: 6:30 - 7:30 - Early Morning Stretch - Tai Chi and Yoga. 8:30 - 9:30 AM - (optional) Birding Hike. 10:00 - 11:30: Photography with Charles - advanced techniques, features of cameras, editing of photos. (Note: Those wishing to concentrate solely on watercolor painting, the painting room will be open and Mary will be available)

Lunch: Lunch served 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

Afternoon: 1:30 - 3:30 - Watercolor Painting with Mary. For those that would like more time with Charles, the photography room will be open. 3:30 - 4:30 - Afternoon Break: optional recreation time - canoe/kayak on your own or join us for Nordic Walking (Ski Walking) - walk easier and safer, burn more calories - led by Kettunen Center staff.

Dinner: Dinner served 5:30 - 6:30 PM.

Evening: Evening presentation: The Art of Mary Guntzviller. Evening concludes with time for socialization and light snacks. Painting room will be open in the evening for those wishing to paint.

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.

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

Room amenities: Coffee makers.

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: $98.50 double, $69.50 single.
Additional nights are available if space allows. Please contact the Center 2 weeks prior to make a reservation.

Check in time: 2:30 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 08 - Early Morning Stretch (before breakfast)/ Morning...
Early Morning Stretch (before breakfast)/ Morning Photography Hike with Charles emphasizing how to capture light in photos/ More Watercolor Instructional Time/ Advanced Photography and Editing/Afternoon Break: Take a Tour of Center Lake on the pontoon boat! Evening Special Presentation - The Work and Photos of Charles St. Charles.

Note: Participants may wish to take cameras on pontoon boat.

Breakfast: Breakfast served 7:00 - 8:30 AM.

Morning: 6:30 - 7:30 AM: Early morning stretch - Tai Chi and Yoga. 8:30 - 9:30 - Morning Photography Hike with Charles St. Charles 10:00 - Noon - More instructional time with Charles and/or Mary.

Lunch: Lunch served 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

Afternoon: Weather permitting - paint outside with Mary. Charles will be available for those who wish assistance in preparation for Photo Show. 3:30 - 4:30 - Afternoon Break: recreational free time on your own - kayaking, canoeing, hiking, or Nordic Walking. Tour Center Lake on the pontoon boat, led by Kettunen Center staff.

Dinner: Dinner served 5:30 - 6:30 PM.

Evening: Evening Special Presentation: Photo Show of the work of Charles St. Charles. Socialization time with light snacks, following the presentation.

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.

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

Room amenities: Coffee makers.

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: $98.50 double, $69.50 single.
Additional nights are available if space allows. Please contact the Center 2 weeks prior to make a reservation.

Check in time: 2:30 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 09 - Final day of watercolor sessions. Photography sh...
Final day of watercolor sessions. Photography show : Participants share favorite photos taken during the week. Cider Making on replica 1800s cider press/Early evening pontoon boat rides/Evening Special Presentation: Participants share stories and talents to end the evening.

Note: Cider Making takes place outside.

Breakfast: Breakfast served 7:30 - 8:30 AM.

Morning: 6:30 - 7:30 Early Morning Stretch - Tai chi and yoga. 8:30 - 9:30 Morning Hike led by Kettunen Center Staff. 10:00 Photo Show - selected participants photos followed by time with Mary in the painting room.

Lunch: Lunch served 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:00: Final water color session with Mary. 4:00 - 5:00 Afternoon break: Cider making.

Dinner: Dinner served 5:30 - 6:30 PM.

Evening: Early Evening Pontoon tour of Center Lake. Evening Special Presentation: Sharing of stories, jokes, and music - by the fireplace or campfire while enjoying light snacks and fresh cider!

Lodging: Kettunen Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 10 - Tai Chi/Art Show!/ Wrap Up Activities/Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast served 7:30 - 8:30 AM.

Morning: 6:30 - 7:30 Early Morning Stretch - Tai Chi and Yoga. 10:00 - Photo Show Art show of participants watercolor paintings. Closing activities. Room check out at 10:30 am.

Lunch: Lunch served 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

Afternoon: Departure after lunch.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
17 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances

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