8917
Slayton
Minnesota's Dakota Conflict, Nature's Notebook and Comparative Religion
Learn about religion, Native American history, agriculture and our environment with local experts on excursions to museums, a wind farm and around historic sites on the lake.
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Program No. 8917RJ
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6 days
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6 days
5 nights
14 meals
4 B 1BR 4 L 5 D
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DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Slayton, MN
D
Lake Shetek Retreat Center

Afternoon: Day one will begin with registration at 4:00 p.m. and time to move in.

Dinner: Dinner in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Evening: An evening get-acquainted time and introduction to the week's program.

DAY
2
Comparative Religion, Currie Railroad Museum, Currie Dam
Slayton, MN
B,L,D
Lake Shetek Retreat Center

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Morning: Class # 1 - Comparative Religion. Class # 2 - Draining the Great Oasis

Lunch: Lunch in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Afternoon: Field trip to Currie Railroad and History Museum and the Currie Dam.

Dinner: Dinner in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Evening: Dakota Lifestyle led by Janet Timmerman

DAY
3
Great Oasis, Comparative Religion, Pipestone Monument
Slayton, MN
B,L,D
Lake Shetek Retreat Center

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Morning: Class # 1 - Comparative Religion. Class # 2 - A New Look at Insects

Lunch: Lunch in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Afternoon: Field trip to Pipestone National Monument Great Oasis, Pipestone Wind Towers.

Dinner: Dinner in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Evening: Video and discussion - "Return to Shetek" led by Jesse James

DAY
4
Comparative Religion, Historic sites on Lake Shetek
Slayton, MN
B,L,D
Lake Shetek Retreat Center

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Morning: Class # 1 - Comparative Religion. Class # 2 - Early American History and Dakota Conflict

Lunch: Lunch in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Afternoon: Field trip and guided tour of Lake Shetek settler sites during the 1862 Dakota Conflict. Also, visit Lake Shetek State Park.

Dinner: Dinner in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Evening: Mrs. Eastlick shares her memories led by Roseann Schauer

DAY
5
Comp. Religion, Slayton Museum, Laura Ingalls Wilder story
Slayton, MN
B,L,D
Lake Shetek Retreat Center

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Morning: Class # 1 - Comparative Religion. Class # 2 - History of Walnut Grove, the story of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Lunch: Lunch in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Afternoon: Field trip to the Slayton Museum and the Dinehart House

Dinner: Dinner in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Evening: Irish American Colonization Company led by Jesse James

DAY
6
Comparative Religion, Program Concludes
Slayton, MN
BR

Morning: Class # 1 - Comparative Religion.

Brunch: Brunch in Dakota Dining Hall

Afternoon: Independent departures after Brunch