Bayside Institute FAQs

Bayside Institute Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bayside Institute?

What is Bayside Institute?

An innovative year-round program, the Bayside Institute will enrich lives by giving our members and their guests the gift of meaningful “me” time. Learn new skills, explore new subjects, embrace hobbies and share wisdom—in any number of fascinating interest areas.

Who can attend Bayside Institute classes and programs?

Who can attend Bayside Institute classes and programs?

Bayside members with a primary ID card (white cards) and members of Bear Trap Dunes are invited to attend Bayside Institute. One week prior to the class, if there is still availability, members with extended family member ID cards (light blue cards), unaccompanied guests with complimentary guest passes (navy cards), and Resort Guests (red cards) may register for the classes.

Nonmembers of Bayside Resort Golf Club are welcome to attend classes from January through March, availability permitting, within one week of the class.

Is there a fee for Bayside Institute?

Is there a fee for Bayside Institute?

Classes cost a nominal fee. Cost is dependent upon the instructor’s fee, type of class and materials needed. Some classes may be offered free of charge. An additional fee may be required of Extended Family Members, Member Guests, Resort Guests, and Nonmembers which will be noted with the registration information for each class.

How do I register for Bayside Institute classes?

How do I register for Bayside Institute classes?

Registration for Bayside Institute classes is available online. Select the class you are interesting in attending and fill out the brief registration form. Confirmations and reminders are sent via email, please make sure to enter the correct email address. Nonmembers, Extended Family Members, Guests of Members and Resort Guests may register within one week of the class.

If you have questions or have trouble registering, please contact the Bayside Institute Coordinator, Jennifer Idzi, at 302-564-7653 or jidzi@troon.com, she will be happy to assist you.

How do Bayside and Bear Trap Members pay for the classes?

How do Bayside and Bear Trap Members pay for the classes?

Upon registering for the class, both Bayside and Bear Trap members are allowing Bayside Institute to charge their member account.

How do Extended Family Members, Guests of Members, Resort Guests, and Nonmembers pay for the classes?

How do Extended Family Members, Guests of Members, Resort Guests, and Nonmembers pay for the classes?

Extended Family Members, Guests of Members, Resort Guests, and Nonmembers are required to pay for the Bayside Institute class they would like to attend when registering. All Extended Family Members, Guests of Members, Resort Guests, and Nonmembers registration fees are non-refundable. When registering, Extended Family Members, Guests of Members, Resort Guests, and Nonmembers will be prompted for payment through PayPal after submitting the initial registration. Your place in the class WILL NOT be reserved without payment.

Is there a “wait list” if the class is full?

Is there a “wait list” if the class is full?

Those who are not able to register for a class must call or email Jennifer Idzi at 302-564-7653 or jidzi@troon.com to put their name on the wait list. Those on the wait list will be contacted 24 hours before the class if space is available.

I am a Member, what do I do if I am no longer able to attend the class I signed up for?

I am a Member, what do I do if I am no longer able to attend the class I signed up for?

Bayside Institute requires a 24-hour cancellation request. If you are a Member and are unable to attend, you must contact Jennifer Idzi at 302.564.7653 or jidzi@troon.com at least 24-hours prior to the start of the class to avoid being charged. Through the cancellation request, Members on the waitlist for that particular class may be contacted with the opportunity to attend the class. If you fail to notify the Bayside Institute Coordinator that they are unable to attend, you will be charged for attendance of the class.

Where are Bayside Institute classes held?

Where are Bayside Institute classes held?

Bayside Institute classes and programs are held at various locations around Bayside. Most common locations include the Point, the lawn at the Commons, NVHomes Model home, Schell Brothers Model Home, and the spaces around the Cove. The location will always be posted in the class information on the registration page. The occasional class may require very limited travel from the Bayside community.

When are Bayside Institute classes scheduled?

When are Bayside Institute classes scheduled?

Classes are typically scheduled on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays during peak season, in the morning or late afternoon. In the off-season, classes are held on Thursdays and Saturdays.

How can I suggest a class I am interested in attending?

How can I suggest a class I am interested in attending?

Contact Jennifer Idzi at 302.564.7653 or jidzi@troon.com to make suggestions or submit the “Request a Class” form online.

How do I become a Bayside Institute instructor?

How do I become a Bayside Institute instructor?

Contact Jennifer Idzi at 302.564.7653 or jidzi@troon.com or submit the “Share My Expertise” form online.

Who do I contact with further questions about Bayside Institute?

Who do I contact with further questions about Bayside Institute?

Contact Jennifer Idzi at 302.564.7653 or jidzi@troon.com.

Is there an age restriction?

Is there an age restriction?

Bayside Institute classes have been thoughtfully planned for adults only.

I am not a Member of Bayside, but I would like to participate, what do I do?

I am not a Member of Bayside, but I would like to participate, what do I do?

We are thrilled you would like to participate! Nonmembers are welcome to attend classes January through March. You may register within one week of the class you would like to attend and you are required to pay using PayPal upon registration. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation so it is very important your email is entered correctly when you sign up. The day before the class you have registered to attend, you will receive a reminder email with the details for your reference and any additional information.

Registrations are nonrefundable. However, Bayside Institute will issue a refund if the class is cancelled.