2017 Nature Study Retreat
May 28- June 2, 2017
KOINONIA CAMP & CONFERENCE CENTER
6810 Cork Cold Springs Rd Geneva, OH 44041-9346 440-466-1278
Plan now to attend Nature Study Retreat. Many exciting and new adventures await NSR participants as we explore an area of Ohio we have not visited for many years. Koinonia is open year round and the main lodge is equipped with meeting rooms, a fireplace, and amenities which can sleep up to 60, for small group from Holden Arboretum. There are many public parks in the area as well. Of course the area is famous for covered bridges, nurseries and wineries. Bluestone Nursery is very close by as well.
In addition to our planned activities and hikes we will have opportunity’s to fish, canoe, horseback ride, or take a leisurely hike on a wooded trail. If those activities seem slow paced, we can use the zip line or slide down the high ropes course. Juniors would really enjoy this.
The facilities will sleep 34 people on bottom bunks. Meals are served cafeteria style. The meeting room is the same room as the dining hall, with refrigerator available. The camp is beautiful and has many hiking trails available, a pond that would be great for pond study and horseback riding is available. A group trail ride is possible if there is enough interest, but that must be scheduled ahead of time so there are people available to facilitate it. The fee for this would be $25.00 per person.
WiFi is also available. It would be hard to find a more affordable “vacation” that includes all of these amenities as well as the fellowship of like minded individuals who enjoy learning about our natural world. Don’t miss out, register today.
Items you may wish to bring include:
clothing for 1 week (no good clothes are needed for planned camp activities), clothing for warm/inclement weather (raincoat, umbrella, boots, hiking boots, walking stick, extra shoes/socks, jacket, hat and gloves….the weather is very unpredictable and most activities will be outdoors, rain or shine), swim suit, sleepwear and slippers, sleeping bag or sheets/blankets, pillow, towels, washcloths, toiletries, medications, first aid items, heating pad/pain killers, fanny pack/backpack/both, flashlight/red extra batteries – red flashlight for night hike, if available, insect repellent, notebook/pencils for field notes, field guides, camera, binoculars/magnifying glass, snacks to share (fridge space available), fishing pole/accessories if you want to fish. You can bring a bicycle if you have the means to transport one.
You MAY want:
electric fan (lodge is air conditioned or heated as needed), small TV table, whistle (if you plan to hike alone)
Items of General Interest to bring:
posters, science items of interest, pictures from past camps, baggies/containers to collect specimens for display, games/puzzles and magazines to share, your smile