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Partners in the Parks: Highland Lake Cove, NC / Director & Faculty Retreat
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FACULTY ONLY: In keeping with the three year tradition of an NCHC Honors Faculty/Director Retreat, Highland Lake Cove will be the site of pedagogical explorations and PITP project planning, surrounded by national parks while “camping” in the luxury of beds with linens (if you choose not to tent camp), hot showers, and three prepared meals each day.

7/15/2018 to 7/20/2018
When: July 15-20, 2018
Where: Highland Lake Cove
United States
Contact: NCHC Office
(402) 472-9150

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Using the Partners in the Parks model of interdisciplinary teaching and learning, through multiple sessions each day, connections to landscape, art, literature and lifestyle will be made through examining the life and writing of Henry David Thoreau. Activities related to Thoreau’s life will include reading and discussing his work, sauntering through the landscape, and wood carving.

Asheville is an area is richly diverse in the arts and literature. Other authors who either visited, harkened from, or are laid to rest in the area, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Carl Sandburg and O. Henry will be object lessons in tying literature to a sense of place and community.

Additional activities will include:
A book binding project at Asheville Bookworks, hiking at Triple Falls and other NPS locales, visiting the Moog Synthesizer Factory, and exploring a Living Roof System.

PITP participants will also be expected to lead a session, either using the subjects above or through personal experience and research related to the area. Time will also be set aside for discussing the basics of planning NCHC Partners in the Parks projects, the proposal process, and NCHC committee opportunities.


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Program Size 15 Faculty/Staff Members
Deadline to Register April 20, 2018



 Price Level  Member Price Nonmember Price
 Tent (Bring your own)  $600 $1200 
 Double Room  $800 $1600
 Single Room  $1110 $2220


Trip Facilitators

Kathleen King, Hillsborough Community College

Shawn Bingham, University of South Florida




All requests for refunds MUST be submitted in writing to the national office and RECEIVED no later than thirty days in advance of the trip departure date.

  • Received prior to 30 days before trip departure:          Full refund, less a $50 per person administrative fee
  • Received within 30 days before trip departure:            No refunds granted

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