General News · 25th June 2021
Andrea, Campus Director
Wow it has actually happened. We are open for the 2021 season and I couldn’t be more thrilled! This week our staff team gathered safety outdoors under our new outdoor stretch tent and it was magic. We made commitments to this land, this community, and this organization.
In the heat of this week, we welcome back 12 guests to check in with us today -- with all of our guests acknowledging safety for our remote population as a priority.
We are looking at this season as a transition from operating in COVID to our 40th Anniversary season in 2022. There are lots of changes happening. We will transition our meal experience from shared family style to a plated service; we will welcome guests with a new host bar in the dining room and hold more flexible outdoor spaces to gather including infrared heating on our oceanside deck. We will continue to offer virtual programs, alongside deeper and more intimate in-person programs on campus.
Arrival days are Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays for guests in our Programs and on Holidays. For July and August we will be hosting a higher ratio of vacationing guests to program guests led by local presenters.
Yesterday I shared a meal on the Hollyhock deck with our neighbours in Cortes tourism and elders from the Klahoose Nation. It was wonderful to hear everyone’s aspirations for this summer. We are excited for our partnerships with Klahoose, Misty Isles, the Cortes Museum as well as Cortes Kayaks, SUP Cortes and Wild Waterways Adventures. We are excited to welcome guests from the island's other beautiful accommodations for meals, bodywork, activities, and in our store.
Our complimentary weekly Garden Tour is on Mondays at 9am. We would love to have you join in the joy and abundance of our blooming Garden! In addition to our regular activity schedule, we are also offering private activity options this year, including yoga, naturalist walks, and garden tours.
Our kitchen is now open for meals (book in advance)... and stay tuned for take-out options later in the season!!
Our season will be short, sweet, and bright. Thank you for all you do to support our work, and please let us know how we may support you and this community. Stop by and connect with us!