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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Breathe Until You Get There @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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. We can train ourselves to breathe in a way that has a positive impact on our health. In August, we learned how the mind, body, and breath are intimately connected and how they can influence each other. Join us in October as we continue to explore the many ways our breath can help us regulate our thoughts and emotions, offering us an enhanced capacity for energy as well as the potential to create more health positive moments in our day!

(No need to have attended the first Breathe Until You Get There seminar.)

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

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.



Course Tour: Bear Trap Dunes @ Bear Trap Dunes Clubhouse
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join Bear Trap Dunes’ Director of Agronomy, Mike Moyer, for a behind the scenes look at the 27-hole course. Winding bentgrass fairways are lined with native wetland grasses that drift into stunning sand dunes on this natural golf course. Learn about wild life you may spot on the course, ecological impacts and future work that will be done on the course.  Mike Moyer will also cover:

  • How the cup position is changed each day
  • How to properly fix a ball mark
  • How (and why!) to properly fill a divot
  • How to stimp a green
  • Mowing patterns and why we choose them
  • How to use a moisture meter and what do we do with the information

Please register to reserve your spot on a golf cart.

Acupressure Therapy Intro: Eliminating Pain. Revitalizing Energy @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Nov 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Acupressure is an ancient practice that uses the pressure of the fingers on specific points along our meridians (energy pathways) located on the body that can bring relief from both physical and emotional imbalance. Join us as we learn how to use our body’s natural ability to heal ailments such as chronic pain, arthritis, anxiety, stress, chronic fatigue and many other imbalances while at the same time boosting our immune system.

Seminar by Dr. Dawn R. Gifford, DOM, Licensed Acupuncturist, Owner of Atlantic Acupuncture LLC, Berlin, Maryland

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

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

Gratitude Labyrinth Walk @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Nov 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Labyrinths are maze-like walking paths, a single path wrapping you around and around towards the center. For many, it represents transformation, growth, and can inspire peace and clarity. Learn about the impact a labyrinth can have on your well-being, where to find them, and how to receive the maximum benefit. Pat Fogle will give you a brief orientation to the labyrinth mat spread across the floor, while guiding us in some thoughts to reflect on gratitude as we walk through the labyrinth.

Although this class is offered free of charge, please register so we may prepare for your attendance.


Evening Sound Healing @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Julie as she uses sound to restore you, reconnect you with yourself, and provide a clear channel to inspire you to unlock your inner resources and share them with the world. Relax and listen as she uses bowls, her voice, chimes and other instruments to transport you. Come ready to relax and bring whatever you need to make yourself comfortable (blankets, pillows, yoga mats, etc.). Yoga mats, chairs, blocks, and a limited number of bean bag chairs are available.

$15 for Members, $20 for Guests & Extended Family Members

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

Chalk Painting Demo with HOUSE @ The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The HOUSE crew will demonstrate the Chalk Painting process from beginning to end. We’ll be sharing our tips & techniques that we learned through stockist training with Annie Sloan’s team and years of experience. We’ll be happy to answer any questions regarding Annie’s paint and the process. Our demonstration will help you feel confident to complete your own Chalk Paint project. We’ll bring some paint and paint products to sell. We’ll have some helpful take home flyers that Annie Sloan created herself. Our demo will instruct how to paint properly using Annie Sloan brushes, our distress technique, and sealing with wax.

$5 for Members, $10 for Guests & Extended Family Members

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.

A Longwood Gardens Christmas @ Longwood Gardens
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the many shapes of the season, inspired by the contours of traditional holiday favorites like ribbons and colorful confectionery, and by the figures of nature from pine cones to snowflakes. Outdoors, stroll among illuminated trees, glowing orbs, and a shimmering tunnel of lights. Take in a light show set to music by the Large Lake and enjoy our Main Fountain Garden’s choreographed “fountain” performance in an homage to the season. Your ticket price includes transportation, entrance fee, and private guided tour ticket.

Tentative schedule:

10:30AM – Depart for Longwood Gardens from the Welcome Center (the bus currently does NOT have a restroom on board, but bathroom breaks will be taken on both the ride up and back)

1:00PM – Approximate arrival at Longwood Gardens. Lunch is available on your own at The Cafe

2:30PM – Meet for The Longwood Story Tour (one hour)

Guided group tours are an excellent way to experience the garden legacy of our founder, Pierre S. du Pont. During The Longwood Story Tour, you will explore the seasonal highlights of Longwood’s diverse gardens while learning about our heritage and horticultural excellence. Designed to tell the story of how one man’s vision turned Longwood into one of the great gardens of the world, this tour is perfect for first-time visitors and frequent guests alike.

3:30PM to 6:00PM – Enjoy free time to wander the gardens

During this time, sing-a-long to seasonal organ in the ballroom (4:00PM), enjoy the harmonies of The Old Towne Carolers strolling throughout the gardens (4:30 to 8:30PM), and watch in awe as the fountains dance to holiday classics (weather-permitting). Turning on before sunset, watch the garden come alive with the twinkle of beautiful light displays!

Please contact Bayside Institute Coordinator, Jennifer Greenawalt, at [email protected] with any questions.

Register to reserve your seat today! Registration closes on Wednesday, November 27th, cancellations will not be accepted after this time.