Bayside Adult Workshops & Activities 2023!

For Earlier Risers

Most of us slowly get out of bed and mosey on down to the dock with a hot cup of coffee to enjoy our kids' smiling faces as we find out how many fish they have caught with the Bayside Fisher-Dads. However, Baysiders are very welcome to enjoy other relaxing morning exercise activities such as yoga or sleeping in.

Morning Celebration

Each morning we gather for a period of contemplation and celebration. Campers coordinate these reflective moments and bring together poetry, music, meditation, rhythm, song and discussion.

Above: Morning Celebration at Bayside 2022.

Following Morning Celebration, Bayside offers workshops, crafts and "me-time" opportunities. Bayside workshops are eclectic, inspirational, dynamic, and fun!


Early Morning Bird Walks

Virginia Harrison

6:30-7:15 a.m. Wed, Thu, Fri

Get up with the birds and join Virginia on an early morning bird walk around camp, catching the morning chorus at its peak. Everyone is welcome - from seasoned birders to the bird-curious. If you have binoculars, please bring them to share.

Morning Yoga

Regina Landor & Virginia Harrison

Outdoors weather permitting, indoors as needed, from 7:25 to 7:55 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Join Virginia and other Baysiders for early morning yoga! Whether you practice yoga regularly or have yet to try a downward-facing dog pose, you are welcome to come stretch and breathe for 30 minutes to start your day well. Unlike a formal yoga class, we will each do our own yoga poses at our own pace. Virginia will have a couple of extra mats to borrow and some quiet music to set the mood. (If you own a mat, please bring it.)

Transgender Inclusion

Alyssa Ryanjoy

six 2-hour sessions; time and place TBD

With content provided by Transforming Hearts Collective, this course will take your knowledge and skills to the next level in terms of trans identity. In addition to helping make Bayside more fully inclusive and affirming of the full breadth of gender diversity, participants will also be able to bring what they learn back to their home congregations.

Each of our six 2-hour sessions will involve learning from the course videos, individual reflection, and small group discussion. This deep exploration of trans identity, spirituality, and faith community will be best experienced in a consistent and supportive group, so we ask that you attend every session if you would like to participate.

My Spice Cabinet

Heather Hein

1.5 hours; time and place TBD

A little history and description, but mostly sampling and taste testing!

Bitcoin 2.0

Luke Brooks-Shesler

1.5 hours; time and place TBD

Bitcoin 2.0 is the follow-up to Bitcoin 1.0 from Bayside 2022. We'll introduce bitcoin to first-time workshop attendees, re-cap the previous year in bitcoin, and continue our discussion on the viability of bitcoin and the philosophy of (crypto)currency.

Above: Regina Landor leading a challah-making workshop at Bayside 2022.

Update on the Weird Stock Market

David Kesler

1 hour; time and place TBD

The Weird Stock Market is back by popular demand! We will update the doings of the stock market.

Bayside Planning Meeting

Alyssa Ryanjoy and Regina Landor

Thursday from 4pm - 5:15pm

While not technically a workshop, the Bayside planning meeting is a time to provide input & feedback - and to start setting plans in motion for Bayside 2024! Attendance is optional, but all are welcome!

Above: Out for a bike ride at Bayside 2022.