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Capturing the Colors of the Season: Autumn Photography in the Northwoods

Program Number: 4528RJ
Start and End Dates:
9/15/2013 - 9/27/2013; 9/21/2014 - 10/3/2014;
Duration: 12 nights
Location: Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Price starting at: $1,199.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Photography
Meals: 36; 12 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches, 12 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian; Gluten Free    

Capture the arrival of fall and the new character its brilliant colors bring to the North Woods as you learn the techniques of high-quality nature photography. Get to know your digital camera better than ever before, investigating its features and using them to produce great images on the spot, without the need for photo-editing software. Take part in critiquing sessions with other photographers in the comfort of the conference center and unwind from each day of field trips beside the fireplace or in the spacious lounge, recreation center and nature library.




Highlights

• Capture landscapes, close-ups, wildlife, sunrises, night skies, waterfalls and more on daily field trips to outstanding scenic areas.
• Improve your composition skills, use of lighting and other techniques and engage in daily critiques with fellow photographers to help each other along the path to professional-looking images.
• Derive inspiration from your lodgings, a picturesque conference center atop a glacial ridge and overlooking 1,400 acres of forest and wetlands.



Activity Particulars

Moderate walks on uneven terrain for up to a mile.




Date Specific Information

9-15-2013, 9-21-2014

Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.




Tomahawk

Set in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, Tomahawk is surrounded by forests and lakes. Fishing, boating and skiing are complemented by small-town activities. Harley Davidson attracts a crowd of 30,000 in September for an annual ride.



Accommodations
Private conference and retreat center. Several sleeping options available.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Doug Moore

Doug Moore has taught Road Scholar nature photography workshops since 1983. A former naturalist, he has degrees in natural resources and field biology from the University of Michigan and University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. He is currently a photographer and part-time faculty member at UWSP, and has published more than 800 photos. Doug has been teaching the Road Scholar photography workshops at Treehaven for 25 years, and is regarded for his in-depth knowledge and fine sense of humor.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Treehaven Conference Center
  Treehaven 12 nights
 Treehaven Conference Center
Type: Conference Center
  Description: Treehaven, an educational field station of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, is located on a 1,400-acre forest reserve near Tomahawk, Wisconsin. Main lodge houses a spacious lounge, recreation equipment, computer lab w/internet, nature library, fireplace and the dining hall where home-cooked meals are served. Wildlife and wetlands await you in this very scenic area of northern Wisconsin.
  Contact info: W2540 Pickerel Creek Ave
Tomahawk, WI 54487-9112 USA
phone: 715-453-4106
web: www.uwsp.edu/cnr/treehaven/
  Room amenities: Wireless Internet
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights prior: Varies. Contact Treehaven at 715-453-4106 for more information.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Varies. Contact Treehaven at 715-453-4106 for more information.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Tomahawk, WI. Registration 3:00-5:00 PM. You will be staying at Treehaven Conference Center that night.
  End of Program:
Tomahawk, WI. Program ends after lunch. You will be staying at Treehaven Conference Center the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Completed health form returned to Program Coordinator prior to arrival.
  Parking availability:
Parking is free for the length of the program.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Treehaven
  Nearest city or town:  Tomahawk and Rhinelander
  Nearest highway: 39/51
  Nearest airport:  Rhinelander, WI
  From End of Program
  Location: Treehaven
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Rhinelander

 

To Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Treehaven
phone: 715-453-4106
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$15.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

30 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

15-20 miles

 

Rhinelander

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Treehaven
phone: 715-453-4106
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$15.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

30 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

15-20 miles

 
Driving Directions
  From North Take I-39/Hwy 51 to Hwy A Exit. Left off Ramp. Continue on Hwy A. Hwy A will intersect with Hwy H (Stay on Hwy A, left at stop sign). Go about 2 miles and take a Right on Pickerel Creek. Treehaven is located at the end of the road. A map can be found at: www.uwsp.edu/cnr/treehaven/directions.htm.
  From South (Madison) Take I-39/Hwy 51 to Hwy A Exit. Right Off Ramp. Continue on Hwy A. Hwy A will intersect with Hwy H (Stay on Hwy A, left at stop sign). Go about 2 miles and take a Right on Pickerel Creek. Treehaven is located at the end of the road. A map can be found at: www.uwsp.edu/cnr/treehaven/directions.htm.
Equipment Requirements: Digital or 35mm single lens reflex camera, plus owner’s manual, extra batteries, and film/memory cards. More detailed information will be mailed to you once registered.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrival/Orientation
(Sunday, September 15)
   
 Afternoon: Arrive at Treehaven. Check-in between 3:00-5:00 PM.
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Evening: Meet in Sylvester Auditorium 6:30-8:00 PM. Welcome, orientation and introductions.
   
Accommodations: Treehaven Conference Center
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2:
(Monday, September 16)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Morning: Field trip to Noisy Creek or explore Treehaven trails (both optional).
 Lunch: 12:00-1:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall or Field.
 Afternoon: Review of previous work (Sylvester Auditorium).
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Evening: Free time.
   
Accommodations: Treehaven Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
(Tuesday, September 17)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Morning: Field trip to Raven Nature Trail, Return 1:00 pm
 Lunch: 1:00-2:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall or Field.
 Afternoon: Free time.
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Evening: Critique.
   
Accommodations: Treehaven Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:
(Wednesday, September 18)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Morning: Field trip to Waterfalls (Lunch in field) - Return 5:00 pm.
 Lunch: Lunch in field.
 Afternoon: Waterfalls - Return 5:00 pm.
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Evening: Critique
   
Accommodations: Treehaven Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:
(Thursday, September 19)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Morning: Field trip to Nicolet National Forest, Bog tour, cranberry march and winery tour - Return 5:00 pm.
 Lunch: Field Lunch at Franklin Lake.
 Afternoon: Field trip to Nicolet National Forest, Bog tour, cranberry march and winery tour - Return 5:00 pm.
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Evening: Critique.
   
Accommodations: Treehaven Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:
(Friday, September 20)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Morning: Field trip to Eau Claire Dells - Return 5:00 pm.
 Lunch: Field lunch at park.
 Afternoon: Field trip to Eau Claire Dells - Return 5:00 pm.
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Evening: Critique.
   
Accommodations: Treehaven Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7:
(Saturday, September 21)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Morning: Free time.
 Lunch: 12:00-1:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Afternoon: Free time.
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Evening: Critique.
   
Accommodations: Treehaven Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8:
(Sunday, September 22)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Morning: Free time.
 Lunch: 12:00-1:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall
 Afternoon: Free time.
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Evening: Free time.
   
Accommodations: Treehaven Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9:
(Monday, September 23)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Morning: Field Trip to Otter Lake.
 Lunch: 12:00-1:00 PM Field lunch.
 Afternoon: Field Trip to Otter Lake.
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Evening: Guest Speaker
   
Accommodations: Treehaven Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10:
(Tuesday, September 24)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Morning: Field trip to Almon Recreation Area
 Lunch: 12:00-1:00 PM WinterBerry Dinner Hall.
 Afternoon: Free time.
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Evening: Critique
   
Accommodations: Treehaven Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11:
(Wednesday, September 25)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Morning: Field trip to Waterfalls or Cathedral of the Pines.
 Lunch: 12:00-1:00 PM Field lunch.
 Afternoon: Field trip to Waterfalls or Cathedral of the Pines.
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Evening: Critique.
   
Accommodations: Treehaven Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12:
(Thursday, September 26)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Morning: Field Trip to Prairie Dells and Harrison Hills.
 Lunch: 12:00-1:00 PM Field lunch.
 Afternoon: Field Trip to Prairie Dells and Harrison Hills.
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Evening: Creative Participants Fair
   
Accommodations: Treehaven Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Wrap Up/Departure
(Friday, September 27)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Morning: Wrap up session and pack.
 Lunch: Box lunch available for departure.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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