$265 – $285

Health & Hiking POLES Weekend Retreat

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$265 Member Price / $285 Non-Member Price

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Connect with nature. Rejuvenate. Experience inspiration for enhanced health and wellness. We’ll learn transformative skills focused on improving and maintaining your skeletal structure and quality of life. Activities include: Hiking with poles (quality poles provided), trail fitness, strength training, stretching, and star gazing. Accommodations included at the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center.

Instructed by Jayah Faye Paley

-Accommodations included at Clem MIller Environmental Education Center, more info below.

-This will be a vigorous activity (over 5 miles and/or otherwise physically demanding). Participants should be able to spend at least three hours outdoors and active. Portions of this class may be held in remote or wilderness areas.

-This class will be held outdoors.

-If you have any special circumstances or questions, please contact us at fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org.

Class Cancelation Policy

If a registered participant wishes to cancel their enrollment and receive a refund, notification must be received at least 14 days in advance of the class date. No refunds will be issued for enrollment cancellations made less than 14 days in advance of the class date. Class enrollment fees are non-transferable. PNRSA Field Institute classes are generally run rain or shine, though will follow National Park Service weather and road advisories to ensure that classes only run in safe conditions. In the event that the PRNSA Field Institute cancels a class for any reason, participants will receive a full refund of class fees.

Clem Miller Environmental Education Center

Named for Clement Woodnutt Miller, the United States Representative who authored the legislation to establish Point Reyes National Seashore, the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center is located in a secluded valley in the Phillip Burton Wilderness just two miles from Limantour Beach. The Center accommodates up to 86 overnight guests in five spacious dormitory-style cabins furnished with wooden bunkbeds and mattresses. The cabins are solidly built of pine and have an open-beam design and ample skylights but no electricity or running water. Bed linens are not provided; each guest brings their own warm sleeping bag and pillow. Facilities include a large cedar lodge with dining room, library science center and commercial kitchen. Groups provide their own meals; food service is not available. The site also includes a bathhouse with private, solar-heated hot showers, a large central meadow, a campfire center and immediate access to hiking trails.

The Center is designed as a model of ecological sustainability with composting and recycling systems, solar-heated water and photovoltaic modules providing electricity.

There is no internet or mobile phone service, offering everyone a welcome respite from the fast-paced world.

What to Bring:

A chair for outdoor seating

Writing Utensils and Journal

Hat and sun screen.

Comfortable walking shoes

WARM sleeping bag and pillow (linens not provided for bunkbeds, mattress only)

Extra sleeping pad for comfort (optional, but the provided mattress is fairly thin)

Ear plugs (in case of snorers) Personal toiletries (shampoo, soap, bath towel, etc.)

Insect repellant

Flashlight or headlamp

A full service kitchen is provided. Please bring all meals and snacks. The nearest stores and restaurants are 20 miles away over country roads, so you will need to be self-sufficient. By tradition, Saturday night is pot-luck with everyone sharing food. So be sure to bring a dish to share for Saturday dinner, as well as food for yourself.

Interested in becoming a PRNSA Field Institute facilitator? Want to take classes for FREE while helping out a great cause? Join us! Contact us at fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org for more information.

Are you an outdoor educator or artist who would like to teach a PRNSA Field Institute class? Contact us at fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org or visit www.ptreyes.org/camps-classes-programs/field-institute/class-information for more information about how to become a PRNSA Field Institute Instructor.

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