Hooky Day Thursday
About this event:
Hooky Days are day long get-aways during the work week that encourage you to play hooky from the everyday expectations in your life. Step away from work stresses, family obligations, unhealthy habits, and your to-do list.
The focus is on play and recreation!
Hooky Days take place outdoors at the Nurtured by Nature Retreat and Playhouse in Pinawa. There’s no better place to re-energize than in nature and away from the structure and confinement of city life.
Rather than following a fully structured agenda for the day, we will have one featured event and flexible time for the group to decide together what to do for play.
Featured activities will include hiking, biking, paddling (canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding), or tubing the Pinawa Channel.
The unstructured activities that can be added include; swimming at the Pinawa beach, photo scavenger hunt, pickleball, bocchi ball, bean bag toss, napping in the hammocks, reading in the screened porch, adult colouring books, your own arts and crafts projects.
There are a lot of options in Pinawa and at the Playhouse!
Thursday, May 9 ~ Featured activity is hiking
Arrive by 10 am for a featured hike on the Great Trail (aka Trans Canada Trail) along the Pinawa Channel. Followed by lunch back at the Playhouse. Then we’ll decide together what to do in the afternoon until you’re departure by 4:00 pm.
Thursday, May 16 ~ Featured activity is biking
Arrive by 10 am for a trail bike ride on the Great Trail (aka Trans Canada Trail) along the Winnipeg River and through the town of Pinawa. Followed by lunch back at the Playhouse. Then we’ll decide together what to do in the afternoon until you’re departure by 4:00 pm.
A variety of mountain bikes, including fat tires bikes, are available for use or you can bring your own if you prefer. Helmets will not be provided so if you like to use one, you’ll have to bring your own.
Thursday, May 23 ~ Featured activity is paddling
Arrive by 10 am and we’ll get all the various boats on the water; kayaks, canoe, and stand-up paddleboards. We’ll play on the Winnipeg River, hunting for turtles and exploring the shoreline. We’ll swap boats to make sure everyone gets to play with everything; that should be an adventure if we do it on the water!
Followed by lunch back at the Playhouse. Then we’ll decide together what to do in the afternoon until you’re departure by 4:00 pm.
Thursday, June 13 ~ Featured activity is exploring Old Pinawa Dam
Arrive by 10 am and we’ll start the morning with unstructured time playing around the Playhouse, followed by lunch at noon. Then we’ll jump in vehicles to drive 10 minutes to the Old Pinawa Dam to explore there for afternoon. Don’t forget your camera! A little down time at the Playhouse before your departure by 4:00 pm.
Thursday, June 20 ~ Featured activity is Tubing the Channel
Arrive by 10 am and we’ll have some unstructured time before lunch and get organized for the shuttling that’s required for the afternoon of tubing. It’s a 1.5 km walk to where the tubing begins and it takes anywhere from 2-3 hours to float the channel, depending on conditions. We should be done for your departure by 4:00 pm.
Tuesday, June 27 ~ Featured activity is…there is no featured activity! Our task is to create the day.
We’ll make it up along the way and of course fit in a healthy lunch. Arrive by 10 am and will have lot of time for play, relaxation, and whatever else we’re inspired to do. All the toys will be available. Depart by 4 pm and be home for supper to tell the stories of your day.
Each Hooky Day includes:
- guided activities
- healthy lunch served at the playhouse
- outdoor/activity equipment
- unstructured free time
- organized transportation (transportation is not provided, but participants will be connected so you can carpool together)
PRICE: $55 per person.
Maximum of 6 participants and a minimum of 3 participants is required. Please register early to ensure you spot.
Who are Hooky Days for?
Hooky Days are for adventurous, active women who value their health in all aspects; physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
Hooky Days are the perfect prescription for a needed personal health day.
If you tend to be the one who’s usually in charge of bringing people together and doing all the planning and organizing, this is especially for you. Let yourself be a participant and free to just “be”. All the planning and organizing is done for you. All you have to do is show up with your sense of adventure!
If you have unanswered questions, please contact me.
Custom Hooky Days
Hooky Days can be customized for your group of friends, family, team-mates, or co-workers. If you have a group of between 4 and 10 people who would really like to experience a day of stepping away, contact me to see what we can create.