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

Program Number: 4528RJ
Start and End Dates:
9/21/2014 - 10/3/2014;
Duration: 12 nights
Location: Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Price starting at: $1,149.00 - 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

9-21-2014

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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/treehaven
  Room amenities: Wireless Internet
  Facility amenities: WinterBerry Dining Room features a panoramic view of the scenic Harrison Hills.Native stone fireplace offering cozy and intimate dining; The Bear Track Lounge offers guests a piano, TV/VCR, foosball table, ping pong table and electronic darts; laundry and vending machines in adjoining rooms; Osprey Nest Nature library offers a quiet lounge and small group meeting space lofted above WinterBerry Dining Room, with over 2,000 volumes on topics ranging from ecology to Wisconsin history and lore; Outdoor deck with built-in seating, PC computer lab with high speed internet access available; Audio Visual Equipment Available; Mail Service is available - check with main office; The Trailside Nature Shop offers a varied and unique shopping experience for guests; The Okray Living Center features carpeted rooms sleeping up to four with private bathrooms, bunks, table with chairs, two wardrobes, wireless internet and private bathrooms/shower. Linens provided; Amphitheater includes an outdoor stage, hillside seating, AV set-up and outdoor dining space; Treehaven offers miles of unmarked trails covering 1,400 acres of forestland to accommodate hikers, skiers and snowshoe enthusiast. Smoking is permitted outdoors only and at least 50 feet from all building entryways. Smoking is not allowed inside Treehaven buildings. An outside ramp connects upper and lower levels of the WinterBerry Dining Room and BearTrack Lounge and Vallier Classroom Center with Okray Living Center A. To view a virtual tour of Treehaven's facilities, visit www.uwsp.edu/treehaven.
  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 at 2:00 PM. You will be staying at Treehaven Conference Center the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  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, Dinner and Orientation
(Sunday, September 21)

Note: Welcome to Treehaven, a natural resources education, conference and research center located in the northwoods near Tomahawk, Wis. Participants may check in any time between 1:15-4:45 p.m. Once you are checked in, a delicious welcome dinner will be served in Treehaven's Winterberry Dining Room. After dinner, we will meet in the auditorium for a brief orientation, which will include Information about Treehaven, field trips, daily activities and meals. Questions are welcomed.



   
 Afternoon: Welcome to Treehaven, a natural resources education, conference and research center located in the northwoods near Tomahawk, Wis. Participants may check in any time between 1:15-4:45 p.m. Once you are checked in, a delicious welcome dinner will be served in Treehaven's Winterberry Dining Room.
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Evening: Meet in Sylvester Auditorium 6:30-8:00 PM. Welcome, orientation and introductions. Questions are welcomed.
   
Accommodations: Treehaven Conference Center
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Breakfast, Field trip to Noisy Creek, Lunch, Critique of previous work, Lecture and review, Dinner and Free Time
(Monday, September 22)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.Wake up to the smell of a warm breakfast before preparing to take a field trip to view the scenic banks of Noisy Creek, a stream located near Rhinelander, Wis.
 Morning: Field trip to Noisy Creek or explore Treehaven trails (both optional).
 Lunch: 12:00-1:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall or Field.
 Afternoon: Meet in the Sylvester Auditorium to critique previous works and learn a few photography tricks of the trade.
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Evening: Enjoy free time to enjoy relaxation, nature trails, gift shop, etc.
   
Accommodations: Treehaven Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Breakfast, Field Trip to Raven Nature Trail, Lunch, Free Time, Editing Images, Dinner and Critique and Lecture
(Tuesday, September 23)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Morning: Field trip to Raven Nature Trail, located north of Minocqua, Wis.. The trail features interpretive signs and plenty of benches to sit on to view the old stands of pine and hemlock trees. The trail also offers a plank bridge that crosses a bog, making it easy to get close-up views of pitcher plants and other native flora.
 Lunch: 1:00-2:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall or Field.
 Afternoon: Free time. Relax and enjoy all that Treehaven has to offer!
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Evening: Critique.
   
Accommodations: Treehaven Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Breakfast, Field Trip to Otter Lake, Lunch, Free Time, Editing Images, Dinner and Critique
(Wednesday, September 24)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Morning: Travel to Otter Lake, a 174-acre lake located near Elcho, Wis.
 Lunch: Lunch in Winterberry Dining Room - Treehaven.
 Afternoon: You will be given plenty of time to edit the images of scenery, wildlife or activities you captured from the lake.
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Evening: After dinner, gather and learn valuable critiquing skills. Before you head to bed, don't forget to look up for a view the bright starry skies that umbrella Treehaven at night.
   
Accommodations: Treehaven Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Breakfast, Field Trip to Waterfalls, Field Lunch, Dinner and Critique
(Thursday, September 25)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Morning: Waterfalls, waterfalls and more waterfalls! This is a day you won't soon forget. Get ready to capture breathtaking waterfalls in northern Wisconsin, nestled within colorful Autumn forests. Once you see the falls, you won't want to leave, which is why Treehaven is packing a lunch for you.
 Lunch: Field Lunch
 Afternoon: More waterfalls!
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Evening: Camaraderie and critiquing.
   
Accommodations: Treehaven Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Breakfast, Field trip to Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Bogs and Winery Tour, Field Lunch at Franklin Lake, Dinner and Critique with University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point professor Katie Stern
(Friday, September 26)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Morning: This day is a photographer's dream come true! Travel to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, where bird watching, viewing fantastic fall colors and nature study experiences await you! You will also visit a bog and take a tour of a local wintery.
 Lunch: Lunch will be served at Franklin Lake, a 839-acre clear lake.
 Afternoon: Complete tour of Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Evening: At night, engage in a critiquing session with Katie Stern, professor of new media technology at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
   
Accommodations: Treehaven Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Day Off, but includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
(Saturday, September 27)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Morning: Free time.Take the day off to enjoy all the amenities of Treehaven's 1,400 acres of pure northern Wisconsin wilderness. Or travel and explore dining, shopping and recreation in the nearby towns of Tomahawk, Minocqua and Rhinelander.
 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: Morning Off, but Breakfast will be served, lunch, editing images, dinner and presentation by Bob Mosier and Chris Walker
(Sunday, September 28)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Morning: Free time. Take the morning off to enjoy all the amenities of Treehaven's 1,400 acres of pure northern Wisconsin wilderness, or travel and explore dining, shopping and recreation in the nearby towns of Tomahawk, Minocqua and Rhinelander.
 Lunch: 12:00-1:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall
 Afternoon: After lunch, space will be made available to edit your images.
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Evening: After dinner, listen to a presentation by Bob Mosier and Chris Walker.
   
Accommodations: Treehaven Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Breakfast, Field trip to Eau Claire Dells Park and Rib Mountain, Field Lunch at a park, Dinner and Free time.
(Monday, September 29)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Morning: You will be traveling to The Dells of the Eau Claire Park. Ancient volcanic rock palisades and potholes carved in the rock by the falling water create a unique place at the dells and gorge.
 Lunch: 12:00-1:00 PM Field lunch.
 Afternoon: Visit Rib Mountain State Park, home of the billion-year-old hill, one of the oldest geological formations on earth. The top of a 60-foot observation tower offers spectacular views of the Wisconsin River.
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Evening: After dinner, enjoy time to relax and enjoy your time at Treehaven.
   
Accommodations: Treehaven Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Breakfast, Field Trip to Almon Recreation Area, Lunch, Free Time, Dinner, Guest Speaker Pete Sanderson
(Tuesday, September 30)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Morning: Visit the Almon Recreation Area, located in Rhinelander, Wis. This 160-acre park consists of a spectacular swimming beach, picnic areas and shelters, nature trails and a disc golf course.
 Lunch: 12:00-1:00 PM WinterBerry Dinner Hall.
 Afternoon: After lunch, enjoy free time.
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Evening: After dinner, listen to guest speaker and photographer Pete Sanderson talk about how to photograph landscapes graced with unusual atmospheric conditions.
   
Accommodations: Treehaven Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Breakfast, Field Trip to Council Grounds State Park, Lunch and Dinner
(Wednesday, October 1)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Morning: Travel to Council Grounds State Park, located in Merrill, Wis., along the Wisconsin River and Lake Alexander. Native American encampments once occupied the site of Council Grounds. The 508-acre park is a favorite spot for water enthusiasts and offers camping, hiking, hunting and fishing opportunities.
 Lunch: 12:00-1:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Room.
 Afternoon: Enjoy the rest of the day to do as you please!
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Evening: Free time.
   
Accommodations: Treehaven Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Breakfast, Field trip to Prairie Dells, Lunch, Free Time, Dinner and Grand Finale
(Thursday, October 2)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Morning: Travel to the Prairie Dells Scenic Area, located near Merrill, Wis. Here you will find one of the largest and most productive trout streams in the area. The Prairie River winds through forestland, farm meadows and thick stands of tag alders on the way to its confluence with the Wisconsin River. After a series of four dams were removed, the Prairie River now flows freely over its entire length.
 Lunch: 12:00-1:00 PM Field lunch.
 Afternoon: Field Trip to Prairie Dells
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Evening: A grand finale presentation will culminate the evening's activity.
   
Accommodations: Treehaven Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Breakfast, Field Lunch, Short Field Trip, Departure.
(Friday, October 3)

Note: We sincerely hope you had the most enjoyable and worthwhile time at Treehaven. You are welcome to leave at your convenience anytime before 5 p.m. Have a safe trip home!



   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM WinterBerry Dining Hall.
 Morning: To ensure you will not leave home disappointed, after breakfast you will embark in one last field trip - a surprise!
 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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