Page Updated 6.27.2016
Forest Therapy Immersion & Guide Training Location:
GUIDE TRAINING SCHEDULE
Arrive July 22 anytime after noon or July 23 before 2:00 PM.
Course Begins promptly July 23 at 3:00 PM
Course completes July 30 at 4:00 PM.
Daily Schedule: 9-5 with two evening sessions
Note: we do not have the campground reserved for the evening of the 30th. There will be other campsites available at a rate of $29 per site (two people, one car).
Deadline for completion of practicum is January 30, 2017
The events at Albion Hills will not be catered. That means you are responsible for your own meals. You can cook at the campground or use nearby restaurants (15 minute drive time). There is an onsite snack shack for lunches. Please read the section below carefully for planning.
Restaurants and Grocery Stores: 15 minute drive time away in the town of Bolton. If you prefer to have dinners and breakfasts in town that is an option, as long as you are back at the campground ready to begin on time. If you don't have a car with you it is likely that you will be able to carpool.
Prepare your own food: There are stores in nearby Bolton where you can purchase food. We suggest showing up with enough food for two days, then seeing if the group wants to plan together for meals and shopping, or if you'll continue to be on your own. At past events people who don't have cars have been able to work out rides to stores with those who do.
Cooking at the campground
There are fire pits at each site you can cook with. Firewood cam be purchased at the camp store. If you bring a small pot that you don't mind possibly getting scorch marks you can simply set it down onto the coals to cook.
If you are driving please bring along a camp stove, fuel, and cooler if you have them. Extras also. If you are flying in just bring the bare minimum...we'll all work together to help each other get our meals on the table. Plus what you need in the way of cookware and utensils. We're not sure if we will be able to provide much of a camp kitchen. To be fully prepared, consider this list:
Snack Shack: There is a snack shack on site that prepares food, open from 10am-5pm Monday-Thursday, and 10am-7pm Friday-Sunday . They serve food such as hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, etc. We will begin each day at 9am so don't count on the snack shack for breakfast.
What to Bring
For your basic living space we suggest:
There is a town 15 minutes drive away from the campground. There are stores there including a Wal-mart where supplies can be purchased. There is also a store at the campground with basic supplies.
For clothing, be prepared for rain. Have a full rain shell (coat and pants) and waterproof or water resistant boots. Some people like to have umbrellas along also.
That said, it could also be warm to hot, so be prepared for wide range of conditions. At the other end of the spectrum from rainy days, we may have days that invite shorts and flip-flops.
Everything you need for basic self-care. Remember, we're camping, so hair dryers might be overkill.
We hear there are lots of mosquitoes. Bring some repellent, and possibly a hat with a net to cover your face and head. I haven't been there so I don't know how ferocious they may be. Good to have a tent that with good mosquito-proof netting also (most tents have this).