2011 Seminar materials

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Whidbey Institute is located on Whidbey Island in the Pacific Northwest — one of the most beautiful bioregions in North America. The institute is conveniently situated just one hour north of Seattle and within easy driving distance from British Columbia, Eastern Washington and Oregon. Transportation from Seattle-Tacoma and Vancouver International Airports is easily accessible.

The quiet, natural beauty of Whidbey Institute provides an ideal setting for seminars. The 70 acres of evergreen forest and meadow lands laced with a network of walking trails encourage creative interaction, exploration and deep reflection, fostering renewed leadership and action.

Accommodations

Whidbey Institute was chosen specifically for its inspirational setting and forms an integral part of the seminar experience. Lodging at Whidbey Institute includes the newly restored Farmhouse, a small cottage called Granny’s, and four personal retreat cabins in the forest. Additional lodging on neighboring acreage is located at Aldermarsh — a mere 10-minute walk from Whidbey Institute through beautiful old-growth forest. Tent camping is also available on-site.

For people choosing to live onsite (at Whidbey Institute and Aldermarsh) during the seminar, accommodations are simple, somewhat rustic and beautiful (more information below). Rooms are assigned on a first come, first served basis. When you register you will be asked to choose from one of the following 4 options (Places are limited in each of these categories):

  • Single room: 5 days @ $95/day = $475.00 SOLD OUT
  • Shared room: 5 days @ $80/day = $400.00
  • Cabin: 5 days @ $85/day = $425.00 SOLD OUT
  • Camping: 5 days @ $30/day = $150.00

If you prefer to book a room off-site, Whidbey Island has a wide variety of lovely accommodations that are just a 5-10 minute drive from the Institute. (Note: A day-use facility fee applies for seminar participants who book off-site accommodations: 5 days @ $15/day = $75.00)

For over 30 years, Whidbey Institute has been actively bringing people together to create dialogue, depth, greater clarity of vision and emergent ways of thinking and being in the world. The facilities are designed for professional and personal renewal and inspiration. Both land and facilities reflect and radiate an ambiance of integrity, comfort and well-being.

The Farmhouse has seven bedrooms and shared baths (one three-quarter and one full bath) on the second floor. On the first floor is a full kitchen, phone access, living room with wood-burning stove, dining area, and a half bath.

Granny’s, a five-minute walk from the Institute, offers a homey charm. It has two bedrooms and one full bath on the second floor, and three bedrooms and one ¾ bath on the first floor. On the second floor there is also a full kitchen, dining area and living room with a wood-burning stove.

The Cabins are located in the forest close to the Farmhouse. Small and comfortably rustic, they all have electricity and heat. Showers, restrooms and an outdoor kitchen are provided in a separate building a short walk away.

For those wishing to camp during the seminar, a large meadow will accommodate you with both sunny and shady locations. Showers, restrooms and an outdoor kitchen are provided in a building in the same meadow.

Aldermarsh is made up of the Main House, the “Studio”, and the North House. The Main House has space for eight guests in three rooms with two full baths; it is a lovely custom home aesthetically designed for comfort and beauty.

Right next door is the “Studio” with two rooms, two baths and a kitchen, and a little walk through the forest leads you to the North House, with five rooms and two full baths.

Guests staying at Aldermarsh will also have use of a Ceremonial Cordwood Sauna, which holds up to 16 people.

We hope that you will find both land and facilities conducive to deep reflection, community building, rejuvenation, and aesthetic enjoyment.

Meals

All meals will be catered on-site by the resident chef. You will be served three meals a day — a supreme continental breakfast, gourmet lunch, and dinner with dessert — plus mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks (cost: $55/day).  Dining at Whidbey Institute is a community experience that celebrates the culinary pleasures of food in an atmosphere sure to facilitate wonderful conversation. The delicious, healthy meals form a memorable part of the Whidbey Institute experience. The freshest food from local, organic sources will be served when available. All meals are served buffet style in the dining room. Unique needs and dietary preferences can be accommodated.

Travel Directions to the Whidbey Institute

The Whidbey Institute at Chinook is located at:

6449 Old Pietila Road
Clinton, WA 98326

As you are planning your trip here:

The Whidbey Institute and the Chinook Lands are a little over an hour from Seattle, including a fifteen minute ferry ride from Mukilteo, on the mainland, to Clinton on Whidbey Island. Whidbey Island is an incredibly long island, and many of the back roads can be a bit confusing. For your own sense of peace and well-being, we suggest you follow the below directions and DO NOT access GPS, Mapquest or online maps, as they might take you astray.

The drive may take longer than one hour if traffic is heavy and/or the ferry wait is long.

By car

From Seattle

Drive north on I-5. Take exit 182 for SR-525 and follow for 9.3 miles to the Mukilteo ferry terminal. As you approach the terminal you will be directed to enter the ferry lane on the right hand side. Do not attempt to cut in line after this section, as you will be ticketed.

  • Once in the ferry lot, enjoy an Ice Cream or cup of chowder as you wait. Take the ferry across to SR-525, a 15 minute trip.
  • Once you arrive in Clinton, take the main road, still SR 525, for about 2 miles to the stoplight at Cultus Bay Road.
  • Turn left onto Cultus Bay and go ¼ of a mile to Campbell Road.
  • Turn right onto Campbell Road and go .7 of a mile.
  • On the left you will see signs for Whidbey Institute and Chinook, 6449 Pietila Rd.
  • Turn left onto the gravel road and follow through the forest to the end of the road to Thomas Berry Hall.

From Vancouver, B.C.

Drive south on I-5. Just South of Everett on I-5, take the exit to SR-526, and follow it to the Mukilteo Ferry. As you approach the terminal you will be directed to enter the ferry lane. Do not attempt to cut in line after this section, as you will be ticketed.

  • Enjoy an Ice Cream or cup of chowder as you wait. Take the ferry across to SR-525.
  • Once you arrive in Clinton, take the main road, still SR 525, for about 2 miles to the stoplight at Cultus Bay Road.
  • Turn left on Cultus Bay Road and go ¼ of a mile to Campbell Road.
  • Turn Right onto Campbell Road and go .7 of a mile.
  • On the left you will see signs for Whidbey Institute and Chinook, 6449 Pietila Rd.
  • Turn Left onto the gravel road and follow through the forest to the end of the road to Thomas Berry Hall.

From North Whidbey Island

  • Go South on Hwy 20 towards Clinton.
  • At Coupeville, Hwy 20 turns into SR-525. Continue South through Greenbank and Freeland.
  • Turn Right on Cultus Bay Road and go ¼ of a mile to Campbell Road.
  • Turn Right onto Campbell Road and go .7 of a mile.
  • On the left you will see signs for Whidbey Institute and Chinook, 6449 Pietila Rd.
  • Turn Left onto the gravel road and follow through the forest to the end of the road to Thomas Berry Hall.

From Port Townsend

  • Take the Port Townsend/Coupeville ferry towards Coupeville.
  • Turn right out of the ferry terminal and follow directions on Wanamaker Rd to Hwy-20.
  • Turn Right onto Hwy 20, going South.
  • Hwy 20 becomes SR-525. Continue South through Greenbank and Freeland.
  • Turn Right on Cultus Bay Road and go ¼ of a mile to Campbell Road.
  • Turn Right onto Campbell Road and go .7 of a mile.
  • On the left you will see signs for Whidbey Institute and Chinook, 6449 Pietila Rd.
  • Turn Left onto the gravel road and follow through the forest to the end of the road to Thomas Berry Hall.

Ferry Info

Monday through Thursday, the ferry departs from Mukilteo on the hour and half hour beginning at 5a.m. until 9 p.m. and every hour on the hour after 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday, the ferry departs on the hour and half hour until 12:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. This is a heavily traveled route and you may have to wait for the next ferry between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Ferry information is also available on the Internet at: www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries.

By Air

The closest major airport is Seattle – Tacoma International (Sea-Tac). From the airport, you may take a rental car and follow the directions above. Or you may wish to take an airport shuttle, limousine or rail service.

Airport Shuttle, Limousine, & Rail Services Info

Whidbey-SeaTac Shuttle

877-679-4003 (toll-free)
360-679-4003
www.seatacshuttle.com

This is our local island shuttle, and round-trips may be scheduled for approximately $65. Senior discounts are available. One-way trips are also available. If four or more people are scheduled for the same shuttle, they will pick-up and drop-off here at the Institute. Otherwise, drop-off is close by and arrangements will need to be made for pick-up through your program facilitator. They also run private charters, which are quoted on an individual basis depending on time, mileage, number of passengers, etc. This price includes the cost of the ferry. For more information and reservations, please call a minimum of 1 week in advance.

Shuttle Express

800-487-7433 (toll-free in WA)
425-981-7000 local
www.shuttleexpress.com

From the airport terminal follow signs for shuttle services. The cost is approx $32 per person and does not include the price of the ferry. They will transport you to the Mukilteo/Clinton ferry. You will need to walk onto the ferry as a foot passenger, carrying your luggage, after you have purchased a ferry ticket. This service can sometimes take a while as it may make several stops before reaching Mukilteo. NOTE: Please be sure your driver knows you are going to the MUKILTEO Ferry, as there are a number of ferries in the Puget Sound region. Pick-up on the Clinton side will need to be arranged by you using a taxi or other ride share means.

All Island Express Taxi

360-341-8294

This is a local island taxi serving the South end of Whidbey Island. They provide direct pick-up and drop-off from/to the ferry or from the Whidbey Sea-Tac Shuttle drop-off/pick-up points. Drivers are familiar with Whidbey Institute.

Light Rail & Bus Option

It is also possible to combine the new Sea Tac Light Rail to downtown Seattle and transfer on to either a bus or light rail up to Mukilteo to catch the ferry. The connections between the two will depend on your arrival or departure times at Sea Tac Airport.

The following links should help you:

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