Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Homestead Offers Lifetime Skills Learning Programs in the Heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

More and more, travelers are looking to learn something while on vacation. The Homestead in Glen Arbor offers a variety of programs aimed at enriching lives, surrounded by the scenic natural beauty of the Leelanau Peninsula. On this year’s schedule:

o Dave Pelz Scoring Game School: The Dave Pelz Scoring Game School applies a practical, yet scientific approach to golf instruction inside of 100 yards from the hole. Pelz, the physicist turned golf researcher and teacher, has helped golfers of all ability levels lower their scores. Countless amateurs attest to that. So do leading professionals Beth Daniel, Lee Janzen, Phil Mickelson, Se Ri Pak, Vijay Singh, Annika Sorenstam and Mike Weir! Sessions offered through August 31, with one day clinics, 2-day short game school or 3-day scoring game school.

o Orvis Michigan Fly Fishing School: Orvis is a name that has been synonymous with fly fishing since 1856. Its officially sanctioned Orvis Michigan Fly Fishing School is but one of ten such schools in the county. The school offers classes in fly casting, fishing and tying and has certified guides available for unforgettable outings. Programs are offered weekends, through the end of September and include two-day schools, half-hour and one-hour lessons and half- and full-day guided trips.

o Watercolor Painting Workshop: Students will create a series of 3 to 9 small paintings on a specific subject, under the auspices of Edee Joppich and offered through the Glen Arbor Art Association. Edee encourages originality and will demonstrate many of her traditional as well as innovative ways of creating beautiful effects with watercolor. In-depth critiques along with color and design instruction make an Edee Joppich workshop an invaluable opportunity for serious painters at every level of experience. Offered October 4-7, 2010.

o Great Lakes Photo Tour: Mark S. Carlson, a well-known naturalist photographer and Bob Grzesiak, a digital photography instructor, offer programs that include field trips with helpful tips on how to take better photographs of nature. The tours treat participants to some of the most inspiring scenic areas in the Great Lakes region. Seasonal tours are offered each year. Offered October 15-17, 2010.

The Homestead is Northern Michigan’s largest waterfront resort community, located in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – a unit of the National Park Service. Along with its unmatched natural setting and miles of frontage on Lake Michigan and the Crystal River, the resort offers guest pools, tennis and golf in the summer; downhill and cross country skiing in the winter; and shops, restaurants, meeting centers and the luxurious new Spa Amira throughout all four seasons.

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1 comment:

Nick said...

Nice photo. ;)