Enriching Lives

Bayside Institute LogoHere at Bayside, we value our abilities in offering unparalleled opportunities for family fun and togetherness. Time with loved ones at Bayside is precious, whether it’s kayaking with the kids, playing golf or tennis with friends, or swaying with neighbors to the sounds of a great outdoor concert. But, let’s be honest. Once in awhile you need to take a little time for yourself…

Imagine grabbing a cup of coffee and slipping out the door to greet the morning sun. Hop on your bike and ride to the Point to discover a new hobby or ignite an undiscovered passion. Start your day by sharing your personal story in creative writing, enhancing your wellness with a healthy cooking class or learning to arrange flowers beautifully. Spend a quiet afternoon learning unique local history or wind down another beautiful day in Fenwick Island with a wine tasting by the bay.

As an innovative year-round program, Bayside Institute will enrich lives by giving our members the gift of meaningful “me” time. Learn new skills, explore new subjects, embrace hobbies and share wisdom—in any number of fascinating interest areas. This is about you: “me” time is priceless.

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Coastal Inspired Wreath @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Zenful Petals brings coastal inspired wreaths to Bayside Institute! Adorn a 12″ moss wreath with sola wooden flowers and coastal elements to beautify your home. You will fasten these fun ornaments to the moss wreath using hot glue.

$45 for Members
$55 for Guests & Extended Family Members

Registration is capped at 18. Please register to reserve your spot.


In the Kitchen with SoDel @ The NEW Beazer Townhome
May 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join SoDel for a mouthwatering cooking demonstration featuring fresh produce available at our local farmers’ markets. Chef Raul Rodrigez from Fish On in Lewes will whip up asparagus and watermelon radish salad with corn, cherry tomato, watercress and a jalapeno vinaigrette; tuna poke with Maui onions, spicy mayo and pineapple slaw; and goat cheese panna cotta with hibiscus-balsamic reduction and fresh strawberries.

$18 for Members
$25 for Guests & Extended Family Members

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.


Container Gardening @ Under the Tent at The Cove
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Add beauty to your front porch or your backyard patio with a container garden to rival one of Mr. Gene’s! Mr. Gene and Dan Miller are the reason Bayside looks so beautiful – they spend their days carefully choosing, planting, fertilizing, watering, and pruning plants and flowers so that something is always blooming, so that Bayside is always looking beautiful. Learn their tips and tricks to create an easy-to-care for and stunning arrangement. All plants including a selection of flowers and herbs will be provided, along with the containers and soil.

$25 for Members
$35 for Guests

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

The maximum number of registrations for this class has been reached. To be placed on the waitlist, please contact the Bayside Institute Coordinator, Jennifer Idzi, at jidzi@troon.com.

Smith Island Excursion @ Somers Cove Marina
Jun 8 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Depart Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield, Maryland, for a daylong birding cruise to historic Smith Island in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay – home to Maryland’s Official State Dessert, the Smith Island Cake! View many species of gulls, terns, shorebirds, herons, and a large colony of nesting Brown Pelicans. At midday, enjoy a walking tour of Tylerton and a hearty lunch of local island fare (lunch is included in the trip cost). After lunch, we’ll hike and birdwatch along the road between Ewell and Rhodes Point. The boat returns to Crisfield around 4:00 p.m. Transportation to Crisfield is not provided, carpooling is recommended.

Some common sense approaches to make your Smith Island boat trip more enjoyable:

  • If you’re on a boat, bring a coat! Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for weather which can be much cooler on the water. It may be warm on the dock, but our bay waters may still be a little chilly in June.
  • If you are subject to motion sickness, please take Dramamine or Bonine before departure.
  • Bugs are a part of our natural environment. You can expect and prepare for flies and mosquitoes. Be sure to bring insect repellent.
  • Carry sunscreen, sunglasses and/or a hat to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Bring rain gear as all events are rain or shine. We only cancel trips due to dangerous weather, such as lightning or strong winds.
  • You may bring a small cooler with drinks and snacks on the boat. No glass bottles, please.
  • Try to arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled trip departs.
  • Please bring a tip for the First Mate (suggested tip is $5). You may also want to bring money for gift shopping. Bring cash – there are no ATMs.
  • Be courteous to your fellow birders. Speak quietly and turn off cell phones during trips.
  • Please be courteous to the birds! We will aim to get close for photos, but not so close as to disturb breeding or nesting birds.
  • Vegetarians & guests with seafood allergies must make their restrictions known for lunch. Please contact Jennifer Idzi at jidzi@troon.com.
  • Trips are subject to weather cancellations by boat captains, outfitters and guides. If we must cancel an event due to dangerous conditions, we will notify participants via email, and refunds will be issued after the boat trip.

Boat photo credit to Dan Harrison. Brown Pelican photos credit to Dick Plambeck.

Please register to reserve your spot on the boat and your fresh crabcake lunch! If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Jennifer Idzi at jidzi@troon.com.

Registration will open on Friday, May 11th at 8:00am.

Creating Characters in Writing @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Wanting to write a story, a memoir, an essay, a novel? Take your piece to the next level with character developement. In this workshop, let your imagination run wild as you create three-dimensional, multifaceted characters with guided prompts. Or, learn how to describe non-fictional characters in such a way that your memoir becomes a must-read. If you have only a little interest in writing, this workshop is also for you. A truly delightful experience, you will surprise yourself with the creativity and ideas you can capture with pen and paper! Come join us and see where your writing may lead you. Feel free to bring a notebook or laptop with you for writing purposes.

This writing workshop is lead by Kathy McNamara, member of Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild with previous experience moderating bi-weekly free write sessions for the Hemlock Farms Writers Group in Lords Valley, Pennsylvania.

$7 for Members
$10 for Guests & Extended Family Member

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

Wellness Week @ Bayside Resort Golf Club
Jun 20 all-day


Take Back Your Power
5 Steps to Living with More Love, Peace & Happiness
Wednesday, June 20th | 11:00AM to 12:30PM | $25
Elizabeth Sanchez

Imagine a life filled with joy and happiness and an inner calm. Connecting with the people, things, and situations that lift your spirit. When we let go and clear our lives of the toxic energy such as negativity people, judgment, forgiveness, and blame.   We are able to embrace a life filled with more love, acceptance, inner peace and happiness.

If you’re ready to make transformations in your life this is the workshop to attend. You will walk away with simple practical tools to apply to everyday life. In this 90 min interactive, fun workshop with Elizabeth Sanchez you will discover ways to:

  • Overcome the excuses and obstacles that hold us back from living a life we love
  • Practice acceptance
  • Be more receiving of love
  • Take ownership of your decisions
  • Calm the inner critic
  • Clear out Negativity
  • Create Healthy Boundaries

Who’s on Your Team?
Wednesday, June 20th | 1:00PM to 1:45PM | Free
Rita Williams

Did you know that YOU are the most important member of your health and wellbeing team? It all begins with and centers around you – your goals, values, priorities and your self-care. And, it is not one-size-fits all. During this session, we will discuss an overview of the things you can do for yourself, focusing on various dimensions of self-care such as movement, exercise and rest, healthy eating, the mind-body connection (i.e. stress management) and relationships and communication. When thinking about your health and well-being, it is essential to think about who else is on your team to help you live well. So, it is a combination of factors – self-care, practitioners and people – that support us in living well. Together we will reflect on who’s on your team and set an action plan to help take you from where you are currently to where you want to be with your health and wellness goals.

Healthy Cooking with SoDel Concepts
Wednesday, June 20th | 2:00PM to 4:00PM | $20
Chef Rhian Morrison, sous chef Bluecoast Bethany

Details to come!

Profound Sound Healing
Wednesday, June 20th | 4:00PM to 5:30PM | $20
Julie Fisher

This is the ultimate self-care workshop. After a brief introduction to Sound, relax into a comfortable position as singing bowls, chimes, drum and voice embrace you in their vibration. During this time of supported meditation you will receive your unique gift from the Sound, whether it be rest, nourishment, inspiration or time to process. It will be different for each person. There will be an opportunity to share and integrate your experience after the meditation is complete.

HEAL Documentary
Wednesday, June 20th | Free
The Freeman Stage

Bring your own chair to The Freeman Stage for the HEAL Documentary. Director Kelly Noonan Gores’ documentary takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal. The latest science reveals that we are not victims of unchangeable genes, nor should we buy into a scary prognosis. The fact is we have more control over our health and life than we have been taught to believe. This film will empower you with a new understanding of the miraculous nature of the human body and the extraordinary healer within us all. “Heal” not only taps into the brilliant minds of leading scientists and spiritual teachers, but follows three people on actual high stakes healing journeys. Healing can be extremely complex and deeply personal, but it can also happen spontaneously in a moment. Through these inspiring and emotional stories we find out what works, what doesn’t, and why.

Wellness Week Class Registration

  • Contact Information

  • Class Selection

    Select each class you plan to attend. Classes are offered free of charge unless a fee is noted next to the name of the class.
  • $0.00
  • Please select your payment option. Registrations for Wellness Week are non-refundable. Your registration is not complete until payment is processed, Member accounts will be charged within 48 hours of registration.
Wellness Week @ Bayside Resort Golf Club
Jun 21 all-day

 Atlantic Physical Therapy
Thursday, June 21st | 11:00AM to 11:45AM | Free
Bobby Hammond and Heather Little

Details to come!

Healthy Eating Luncheon
Thursday, June 21st | 12:30PM to 2:00PM | $30
Kelly Hughes Roberts

Join us for a healthy 3 course luncheon and mindful eating seminar at The Cove Bar & Grille. Enjoy incredible dishes with a healthy spin without sacrificing taste or feeling guilty. That includes dessert too! Kelly Hughes Roberts will teach you about portion control and how to substitute some better options for everyday meals. She’ll also discuss how to eat seasonably, help you find an understanding of what you’re consuming daily is really “good” for you, learn some of the top secrets to finding and maintaining optimum health, and much more.

Pilates al Fresco
Thursday, June 21st | 2:30PM to 3:30PM | $10
Kelly Hughes Roberts

Join us for a 45 minute beginner to intermediate Pilates Mat class. Focus on developing core strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, and building long lean muscles.

Natural Approaches to Pain Relief
Thursday, June 21st | 4:00PM to 5:15PM | Free
Dr. Uday Jani

The better answer, according to Dr. Jani, resides in foods, herbs and supplements, many of which have proven extraordinarily effective for managing chronic inflammation and pain.

“There are numerous natural ways, tested for efficacy, to alleviate painful symptoms,” says Dr. Jani. “For instance, a gluten-free diet has been shown to relieve pain from endometriosis, omega-3 fatty acid supplements are used to decrease joint pain caused by inflammatory bowel disease, and herbs like cayenne cream and white willow bark ease lower back pain. The Chinese herb corydalis has extremely potent healing powers and is successfully used to treat cancer pain, but because it does not affect morphine receptors, is not addictive like opioids.”

Also key to helping patients manage pain is what Dr. Jani terms “a healing encounter” with their clinician, characterized by four essential components: an emotionally charged relationship with a helping person; a healing setting; an explanation for the patient’s symptoms; and a continuing ritual, procedure or plan that involves active participation of both parties and the belief that these will restore the person to a state of health.

“Pain may be inevitable, but there is a way to eliminate the suffering that accompanies it,” asserts Dr. Jani. “The power of a healing encounter springs from a willingness to be fully present and listen to the patient’s story. Only then can we identify the underlying cause of the pain and start the patient on the journey to long term healing.”

Learn more in this enlightening lecture.

Physician Chat with Dr.
Thursday, June 21st | 5:30PM to 6:00PM | Free (cash bar to follow)
Doctor to be announced

Details to come!

Wellness Week Class Registration

  • Contact Information

  • Class Selection

    Select each class you plan to attend. Classes are offered free of charge unless a fee is noted next to the name of the class.
  • $0.00
  • Please select your payment option. Registrations for Wellness Week are non-refundable. Your registration is not complete until payment is processed, Member accounts will be charged within 48 hours of registration.
Wellness Week @ Bayside Resort Golf Club
Jun 22 all-day

Dr. Nukuna on Women’s Health
Friday, June 22nd | 11:00AM to 12:15PM | Free
Dr. Nukuna & Carrie Snyder, Beebe Healthcare

Details to come!

Herb Gardening for Health
Friday, June 22nd | 2:00PM to 3:00PM | $35
Kelly Hughes Roberts

Grow Your Own Herbs! Learn how to start, grow, and maintain you own herb garden. Master gardener and holistic health coach, Kelly Hughes Roberts, also teaches you how to cook with fresh herbs and how they can be used around the home to defer pests or help medicinally.

Change Your Mind, Change Your Life
Friday, June 22nd | 3:45PM to 5:30PM | $25
Dr. Krista Griffin

In this experiential lecture, Dr. Krista Griffin will introduce the science behind personal transformation.   Together you will learn and experience exercises that clearly outline how to tap into your subconscious mind to produce biological changes.  Upon completion of this lecture, you will have concrete steps to follow in order to easily implement these life-changing concepts into your daily routine.  Bring a notebook to jot down information that rings true for you and your personal journey.

Physician Chat with Dr.
Friday, June 22nd | 5:30PM to 6:00PM | Free (cash bar to follow)
Doctor to be announced

Details to come!

Wellness Week Class Registration

  • Contact Information

  • Class Selection

    Select each class you plan to attend. Classes are offered free of charge unless a fee is noted next to the name of the class.
  • $0.00
  • Please select your payment option. Registrations for Wellness Week are non-refundable. Your registration is not complete until payment is processed, Member accounts will be charged within 48 hours of registration.
Wellness Week @ Bayside Resort Golf Club
Jun 23 all-day

Breath: The Link Between Mind and Body
Saturday, June 23rd | 11:00AM to 12:15PM | $20
Kim Blanch

Breath is essential to life. In our lifetime, it is the very first thing and the very last thing we do. In between those moments, we take about half a billion breaths. Pranayama is the 4th limb of the 8 limbs of yoga philosophy. The word pranayama is derived from two Sanskrit words: prana (life force) and yama (control). We can train ourselves to breathe in a way that has a positive impact on our health. In this workshop, we’ll learn how the mind, body, and breath are intimately connected and how they can influence each other. Our breathing is affected by our thoughts, and our thoughts and physiology can be affected by our breath. By controlling the breath, we can influence every aspect of our lives. Therefore, learning to breathe with awareness can become a valuable tool to restore and maintain balance in the mind and body.

Spiritual Guidance and the Boundless Possibilities It Creates
Saturday, June 23rd | 1:00PM to 3:00PM | $25
Rev. Donna McEntee

Do we really have help available to us for even the simple questions in life? Seeking guidance for ourselves is an automatic reflex we do every day.  We seek our own mind’s guidance when we ask “Should I do this first or that? Should I go here or there?”  What if our choices were made through spiritual guidance?   According to Rev. Donna McEntee the answers we seek, even the small and mundane, when we are divinely attuned to asking for help from our angels and loved ones in spirit, are specifically designed to help us live our best life.  And so imagine now the possibilities to receiving guidance for the really big questions that arise in life.   Rev. Donna believes that by asking our Angels, Spirits and Guides (Oh My!) for their help in all areas of our lives we become divinely attuned to the boundless possibilities their spiritual guidance provides.  During this workshop Intuitive Spiritual Counselor and Medium Rev. Donna McEntee will teach you easy and practical ways to listen to and decipher the divine messages we all receive on a daily basis.  There is peace and comfort those in spirit and our angels wish to communicate through the amazing support they offer.  By listening to our own Divine Spiritual Guidance and the messages from spirit, she believes, we can learn to navigate our way to a life filled with joy, hope and happiness.

Journaling for Wellness
Saturday, June 23rd | 3:45PM to 5:15PM | $20
Raylen Williams, Beebe Wellness Coach, RYT 200

” ‘I’m not creative.’ ‘I don’t have time to journal.’ Sound familiar? I thought the same thing!  I hated any kind of “creative writing” because I used to think that I was not creative.  However, several years during my yoga teacher training certification, we were encouraged to start a journal to document our process.

I discovered that journaling gave me an opportunity to pause, realized that the adopted script “I’m not creative” was an illusion, and from allowing space that I was able to re-connect with Truth: the creative energy that flows within, surrounds all, and that we are. I invite you to do just that. Pause…” –  Instructor Raylen Williams

What’s happening now? What do you notice when you give yourself permission to pause? In your body? In your mind?
How does this awareness inform you of where you are in life this moment?

Whether you are seeking change, authenticity, clarity, guidance, healing, or just curious, my intention is to hold space for you to experience how Self-inquiry through journaling can support and EMPOWER you by having a deeper connection with your creative flow and intuition.

Please join me for an interactive, fun, embodied journey through journaling as we explore:

  • Living with intention and attention
  • Healing through feeling
  • Recovery through Self-Discovery

What to bring:

  • Your journal/writing utensils (there will be journals and writing utensils available)
  • Any props you feel that would make you feel at ease
  • Curiosity
  • Open heart, mind, soul
  • A gentle smile (not required)

Physician Chat with Dr. Udai Jani
Saturday, June 23rd | 5:30PM to 6:00PM | Free (cash bar to follow)
Dr. Uday Jani

Personalized and Integrative Medicine. Explore this new model of medicine with a powerful therapeutic partnership between physician and patient at its core. The highly individualized care and extended time provided in a personalized, or membership medicine practice, is combined with the holistic tenets of integrative medicine to offer the best approach for health and healing.  The emphasis is on fully understanding the patient’s social, cultural, psychological and spiritual environment. Using evidence-based research and all appropriate therapeutic methods, physician and patient collaborate on an individualized treatment plan for long-term wellness.

Wellness Week Class Registration

  • Contact Information

  • Class Selection

    Select each class you plan to attend. Classes are offered free of charge unless a fee is noted next to the name of the class.
  • $0.00
  • Please select your payment option. Registrations for Wellness Week are non-refundable. Your registration is not complete until payment is processed, Member accounts will be charged within 48 hours of registration.
Wellness Week @ Bayside Resort Golf Club
Jun 24 all-day

More details and registration to come soon!

Nourish your mind, body, and soul in your journey to become your healthiest self.

  • Morning Meditation
  • Daily Lectures & Workshops
  • Wellness Experiences
  • Health Screenings
  • Physician Chats
  • Fitness Classes