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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Jul
26
Thu
Birding on the Water @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Take to the water to check out the summer wading birds, shorebirds, and seabirds! Using kayaks at The Point, attendees will paddle out exploring the narrows of the Big Assawoman Bay. Learn about our natural habitat from our expert guide and naturalist! Single and tandem kayaks available, bring your sunscreen, binoculars, and a bottle of water, this will be a great afternoon for paddling.

$15 for Members, $25 for Guests & Extended Family Members

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

Jul
28
Sat
Fresh Pasta with Chef Cory (Two Part Class) @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:15 pm

Day One, Saturday, July 28th

Pasta is one of the most popular dishes in America and even in countries around the world. In this first class, we will talk about freshly made pasta, dry pasta and extruded pasta, as well as the correct times to use these different types. Learn how to make fresh dough, and taste the striking difference between fresh and dried!

Day Two, Sunday, July 29th

On our second day of pasta we will dive farther into the world of fresh pasta, making two different fresh pastas, stuffed pastas while getting creative with shapes and stuffings. We will go a bit more in depth with fresh pastas and different flours and types of fresh pasta.

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

$30 for Members, $40 for Guests & Extended Family Members

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.

Jul
29
Sun
Fresh Pasta with Chef Cory (Two Part Class) @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Jul 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:15 pm

Day One, Saturday, July 28th

Pasta is one of the most popular dishes in America and even in countries around the world. In this first class, we will talk about freshly made pasta, dry pasta and extruded pasta, as well as the correct times to use these different types. Learn how to make fresh dough, and taste the striking difference between fresh and dried!

Day Two, Sunday, July 29th

On our second day of pasta we will dive farther into the world of fresh pasta, making two different fresh pastas, stuffed pastas while getting creative with shapes and stuffings. We will go a bit more in depth with fresh pastas and different flours and types of fresh pasta.

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

$30 for Members, $40 for Guests & Extended Family Members

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.

Jul
30
Mon
Morning Meditation @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Hollee Gritz will lead attendees through a guided meditation to practice mindfulness and intention, achieving a greater sense of peace and relaxation. No registration necessary.

Phone Photography (Two Part Class) @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Jul 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

This two-part class is scheduled for Monday, July 30th and Saturday, August 4th from 10:30AM to 11:45AM (the last 15-minutes will be reserved for Q&A).

This fun photography course will teach you everything you need to know to become a strong photographer with nothing more than an iPhone or similar smartphone. It is designed to keep you engaged and hone your skills for taking your pictures to the next level.

You’ll learn all the basics of professional iPhone photography in this course as well as plenty of tips and tricks that you can use during every day shooting to make your photos stand out. This course gets straight to the point with useful and practical guidance so that you can get out shooting as quickly as possible.  Attendees will receive a Phone Photography Guide to you reference for long-term learning.

Attendees will learn:

  • iPhone or smartphone camera basics.
  • How to take stunning photos by utilizing shot composition.
  • How to optimize phone settings for taking the best photos.
  • How to professionally edit photos on your iPhone or smartphone.
  • How to utilize surrounding light to properly light your subject(s).
  • How to take more impactful photos of people, landscapes, architecture, and more.

Requirements:

  • Access to an iPhone or other smartphone with a camera.

Please register to reserve your spot in this class. In signing up for this class, you are committing to both Monday, July 30th and Saturday, August 4th, as this is a two part class. Regrouping after exploring techniques learned on Monday will offer you the chance to ask questions you may have encountered to better your understanding of the class.

$30 for Members, $37 for Guests & Extended Family Members

Aug
6
Mon
Morning Meditation @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Hollee Gritz will lead attendees through a guided meditation to practice mindfulness and intention, achieving a greater sense of peace and relaxation. No registration necessary.

“Storied Sussex” with Sandie Gerken @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join local author Sandie Gerken as she speaks to Sussex County’s “Storied” past. She will share tidbits of history, true crime, shipwrecks, train wrecks, Swamp Monster, colonial election riot, and much more, all a collection of historical events and stories that have shaped Sussex County, Delaware that we call home today. Join us for this fun and colorful recollection of “Storied Sussex“.

Free for Members, Guests, and Extended Family Members

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

Aug
11
Sat
Delmarva Legends & Lore @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Aug 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Between the waters of the Atlantic and the Chesapeake is Delmarva, a storied land that was once the hunting ground of Blackbeard, where ancient sea monsters lurk and wild ponies gallop along the beaches. Local author David Healey explores the lore of Delmarva, from the legends of St. Michaels–the town that escaped British cannons with a clever trick–to stories of Assateague’s cannibalistic colonists and the all but forgotten history of Anna Carroll, President Lincoln’s “Dear Lady,” who is rumored to have brilliantly advised him on strategy during the Civil War. Join Healey as he reveals the secret history and remarkable legends of Delmarva.

Although this class is offered free of charge, preregistration is required.

Aug
13
Mon
Morning Meditation @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Hollee Gritz will lead attendees through a guided meditation to practice mindfulness and intention, achieving a greater sense of peace and relaxation. No registration necessary.

Grits, Grains & Greens @ To be determined
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Chef Tobias Adams, the Executive Chef at The Cove Bar & Grille will share his philosophy of healthy cooking with you in this demonstration. He believes in fresh food, local produce, and eating well. Explore the world of grains and all of the gluten-free possibilities they offer!

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

Please register to reserve your space in this class, limited seats available.

Aug
16
Thu
iPhone Basics @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Aug 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

This course is for users who have an iPhone and want to learn how to use it or become more comfortable with it. Learn features such as: general overview of standard applications like email and text, how to find and download new applications, how to use Facetime to see your friends and relatives, as well as how to use it securely. Remember, you MUST have an iPhone with iOS 11 installed on an iPhone 6 or newer as well as your Apple ID and password. 

$10 for Members, $15 for Guests & Extended Family Members

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.