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Get-A-Way Days

Everyone needs a break, a time to get-a-way, learn something new or do something you really enjoy.  Get-A-Way days offer a “mini retreat”… so come, let your soul be renewed, refreshed and revived!  Make a new friend or reconnect with an old friend as you choose from a wide variety of programs.

Please note that several events are planned for the same day.  Bring your whole family, bring a friend or come alone.

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Nature Get-A-Way Days

Eagle Watch– February 15, 2020. 1p-10p, $25.  Travel to Mississinewa to view migrating bald eagles and end you day athe roost. (Offsite trip)
Wildflower Walk– April 26, 2020. 2p-4p, FREE. Explore an ID the spring wildflowers at Camp Mack as the forest floor comes alive with a palette of color.
Fall Nut and Tree Identification Walk– October 18, 2020. 2p-4p, FREE.  Explore and ID the trees in the Camp Mack woods.  Crack and sample nuts along the trail.
Sandhill Cranes Trip– November 21, 2019. 2p-10p, $25.  Travel to Jasper Pulaski FWA to see over 10,000 Sandhill cranes along their migration route.

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Hobby Get-A-Way Days

Scrapbooking– February 22, 2020. 9a-4p, $20.  Finish a couple pages for your scrapbook, mingle with fellow scrappers, and find treasures at the swap table.
Board Games– February 22, 2020. 9a-3p, $20.  From Chutes and Ladders to Settlers of Catan, gather with friends, new and old, for a day of your favorite board games.
Wood Carving– March 28,2020.  10a-3p, $25.  Learn to whittle a little caricature (person) and a face (food spirit).
Scrapbooking– October 18, 2020. 9a-4p, $20.  Finish a couple pages for your scrapbook, mingle with fellow scrappers, and find treasures at the swap table.
Knitting & Crocheting– October 18, 2020. 9a-4p, $20.  Learn to knit/crochet, share your skills with others, and learn about knitting/crocheting for charity.
Children’s Drum Building– October 24, 2020. 9a-4p, $20 plus $35 per drum. Design and build a children’s Youth Ashiko drum.  Great Christmas gift idea!

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Adventure Get-A-Way Days

Target Sports- April 25, 2020. 9a-3p $20.  Archery target shoot, let paintballs fly with a slingshot at a target, throw atlatls, and hear the music being made at the rock throwing range.
Sailing 101– August 15, 2020. 9a-4p $20.  Learn basic sailing and rigging techniques on a Sunfish Sailboat.  Take out a Laser Sailboat for a little more fun.
Sailing 201– August 22, 2020.  9a-7p $25.  Leave the shores behind while spending the day on a 34′ O’Day sailboat sailing on Lake Michigan.

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Christmas Get-A-Way Days

Wreathes and Swags– December 5, 2020. 9a-3p. $30. Use fresh greens, fruit, ribbon and other unique items from nature to make a beautiful wreath or swag to hang on your door or in your home.
Christmas Cookies- December 5 (2 sessions) 9a-1p / 12p-4p and December 6 (1 session), 12p-4p, 2020.  $50.  Make four batches of cookies (12 dozen cookies).  We prepare the ingredients; you mix up the dough, bake, and decorate.  Best of all, we clean up the mess.

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Life Skill Get-A-Way Days

Personal Finance– February 29, 2020. 9a-3p. $20.  Learn about budgeting, debt pay down, completing tax forms, and other finance basics.
Basic Car Maintenance– April 18, 2020. 9a-3p. $20.  See and practice basic car maintenance such as changing tires, lights, wiper blades, batteries, or fuses; checking fluids; and scheduled maintenance.
Pies and Puff Pastries– April 18, 2020. 9a-3p.  $30.  Make the perfect flaky crust or puff pastry, learn embellishing techniques, and come away with mouth watering recipes.
Write your Story– September 12, 2020. 9a-3p. $20. Everyone has a story to tell and yours is just waiting to be told.
Soap Making– September 12, 2020. 9a-3p. $25. Cold process soap and learn about saponification.  Make two batches to cure and take home.