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 Stone cairn on the labyrinth at The Lodge at Woodloch

July 2020:
Outdoor Summer Fun

The Lodge at Woodloch is the perfect backdrop to engage in summer fun! Whether it be a picnic by the lake, lawn games with new friends, or learning about stars and constellations on our Lotus Labyrinth, we have just the ticket for outdoor summer fun that you won’t soon forget!

Explore our full schedule of exciting and educational events at The Lodge at Woodloch, featuring inspirational and motivational guest speakers, available to elevate your consciousness and personal awareness.

Diane Henderiks, Chef in Residence Series

July 24th - 26th
Diane is creator and host of the television show “Fresh to Frozen and Back”, the first of its kind show teaching how to prepare fresh meals, freeze and defrost them properly, then bring back to the table at a later date. It is currently airing on ROKU, Amazon FireTV, Altice media and Public Broadcasting Network. She serves on the advisory board for the American Vegetarian Association, the Hudson County Community College Culinary Arts Institute and the Culinary Council for Chefs Society, an organization focused on educating the public about the health benefits and flavors of Korean fermentation and cuisine. She is an active member of the American Dietetic Association, International Association of Culinary Professionals and Women Chefs and Restaurateurs. Diane also has a strong passion for her work with non-profit organizations including Autism Speaks, Warriors in Motion, the Boomer Esiason Foundation and the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation and the organizations resident guest chef for JBJ Soul Kitchen, a non-profit community restaurant that serves paying and in-need customers. In her day to day business Diane nourishes clients via Diane Daily Dish, her prepared meal delivery service at The Jersey Shore. She finds contentment in mornings at the beach with her dog Sydney, cooking at home and spending time with family.

Friday, July 24th
Diane’s Culinary Concoctions
This class is all about the additions! Learn how to combine delicious ingredients into concoctions that change a simple piece of protein, bowl of fruit or veggies, pot of whole grain or any basic ingredient into a flavor packed dish. In this hands-on class, we will whip up a spice rub and condiment that add explosive flavor to dishes without excessive fat, salt or sugar. Bonus...you make it and take it :)

Saturday, July 25th
Cooking Demonstration featuring Diane Henderiks
In this class Diane will share recipes for a delicious, wholesome and easy-breezy seasonal dinner that you can have on the table in a snap leaving you with more time for the things that really matter...family, friends, fun and festivities.  Although this menu is perfect for summer, you can whip these recipes up year round. 

John Holl, Beer Expert & Author
July 31st
John Holl is a contributing editor to Wine Enthusiast Magazine where he covers the beer industry. John is editor of the Beer Edge: the newsletter for beer professionals. He's also the author of several books including the American Craft Beer Cookbook and is host of the Drink Beer, Think Beer podcast and co-host Steal This Beer. Online: johnholl.com 

Saturday, August 1st
I Don’t Like Beer- A Tasting
For many, an introduction to beer came through a pale lager, best served iced cold, or an import that had a faint aroma of skunk. That coupled with a general impression that beer can be "lower class" than, say, wine, has some people claiming that they don't like beer. This presentation explores the flavors of beer, and how to properly taste it. When taking into account more than just taste, but color, aroma, mouthfeel, and a bit of history, many people are surprised when they suddenly find out that they do like beer, just not the stuff that started them in the wrong direction.

Month-Long Features: 
Fitness: Nordic Walking: Nordic walking is a total body version of walking using poles similar to ski poles. It’s an energizing and fast paced power walk on and off pavement. Participants must wear walking/running shoes.

Outdoor Experience:
Disc Golf: Much like traditional golf, the object of the game is to complete each “hole” in the fewest strokes (throws).  Unlike traditional golf, there are no carts, no clubs, and no membership needed.  The disc is thrown from a tee area toward an elevated basket (the “hole”) with the same goal as traditional golf, to complete each hole in the fewest strokes or throws.

Kayak Fishing: Come explore Little Lake Teedyuskung and spin fish from our specially designed fishing kayaks. Enjoy the calming beauty of the lake and its surroundings while you wait for the fish to bite! No prior fishing experience necessary.

Spa: The Lodge Body Wrap Hydrate – for those who love the sun!
Enjoy the deeply hydrating treatment that addresses skin that has been exposed to the sun, with the healing properties of aloe and lavender!  Includes a relaxing scalp massage and invigorating foot massage.
50 minutes // $140 

Art: Open Air Painting
Become an open air painter… Take a short walk to one of our breathtaking views and paint on site with our artist in residence to guide you along the way. A great way to embrace nature and awaken the artist within!