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Girlfriends Getaway

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Our Ultimate Girlfriends Getaways were so popular, that we decided to turn them into a vacation package! Available on weekends from May 24th until September 27th, with a minimum of 8 people.

Girlfriends Getaway Package

We took the best, most popular and exciting parts of the Ultimate Girlfriends Getaway, and combined them into one package, available throughout the summer on weekends only! See full itinerary below! We require a minimum of 8 people to run this package; if you do not have 8 people but still wish to book, prices will increase based on splitting activities between fewer people. Please inquire by calling our office for pricing for groups of less than 8 people.

Call (877) 743-8687 to book today!

Prices start at $317.5/person based on 4 people in a room (Queen Suite only)

Detailed Itinerary…

Day 1 - Friday

4:00-5:30pm - Arrive & Check-in at Long Point Eco-Adventures Welcome Centre

6:00pm - Dinner at the Sandbar on the Beach ($30 voucher, can be used on food & drink)

8:30pm - Campfire & S'mores Party, Enjoy a crackling campfire and make some delicious S'more! BYOB

Day 2 - Saturday 

7:00-11:00am - Breakfast, served in the Marshview Pavilion

10:30-11:30am - Yoga in the Vineyard, bring your own yoga mat and meet our amazing instructor in the vineyard by BKW

12:00-1:00pm - Picnic Lunch, visit the Burning Kiln Winery and pick up lunch to enjoy on the patio or in the garden

2:00-4:00pm - Painting session in the Vineyard

5:00-6pm - Winemaker Tour, First, enjoy a stroll through the vineyard with a winemaker and discover the wine making process of the Burning Kiln Winery

6:00-8:00pm - Dinner at Burning Kiln Winery, enjoy a delicious dinner on the patio at Burning Kiln Winery ($40 voucher can be used for food & drink)

Day 3 - Sunday

7:00-11:00am - Breakfast, served in the Marshview Pavilion

11am - Checkout, make sure to remove all belonging from the Wilderness Suites. You are welcome to stay and enjoy the site after checkout!

Sunday Reservations Available - Zipline & Canopy Tour Add On**, All of our Girlfriend's Weekend guests will enjoy 25% off a Zipline & Canopy Tour for Sunday! Reservations are recommended in advance, please ask a Booking Agent for details!

 **Activity optional at an additional cost to participants 

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What to Expect from Long Point Eco-Adventures

For your overnight stays and activities

A visit to Long Point Eco-Adventures provides you with a unique experience. From the moment you arrive on-site, you will feel the relaxing effects of nature, and the warm welcome of our staff. We are a fun-loving, outdoor adventure company, here to provide amazing experiences with our world-class guides.

What to Expect

  • Expect a casual, fun-loving atmosphere
  • Expect rustic, outdoor decor
  • Expect world class, fun, safety-conscious guides
  • Expect to be outside 90% of the time you are with us
  • Expect to encounter all types of weather (rain, sun, fog, hot, cold), and come prepared for it
  • Expect mosquitoes and other bugs, we are out in nature :)
  • Expect a delcious, locally-sourced breakfast each morning of your stay
  • Expect to bring your own wine & liquor on site
  • Expect free parking on-site

What Not to Expect

  • Do not expect an overly formal environment - we are a casual, outdoor adventure company
  • Do not expect stiff/pretentious staff
  • Do not expect a sterile, city-like hotel environment - we are a unique facility offering unique outdoor accommodations unlike anything you may have seen before
  • Do not expect a bug-free stay
  • Do not expect to be located on the beach; we are a 5 minute drive from the Turkey Point beach, and have no water access from our site.

Meeting Facilitators

Meeting Facilitators

We have our own in-house facilitators and guest speakers to ensure your retreat is as productive as it is fun.

Dan Barker and Annyse Balwill offer 2 unique styles of business facilitation and keynote speaking. Each coming from different backgrounds, they offer discovery calls to learn about your group and give their honest opinion as to whether their style and background is a fit.

Dan barker

Our in-house facilitator offers numerous options on-site.

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Customized Professionally Facilitated Workshops
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Let our in house facilitator design and facilitate a workshop combining experiential learning, hands on workshop activities and motivational messages to help your group achieve your meeting goals. Dan Barker has designed and delivered training sessions, workshops, and key note addresses to teams and leaders at all levels across Canada for the past 16 years. With a focus on leadership skills, team building and coaching, Dan's workshops have included strategic planning, conflict resolution, creating a culture of service excellence, change management and building an engaged organization to name but a few.

The Approach
Personal consultation with Dan in advance of your event will ensure that your workshop is customized to your organizational culture and will meet the outcomes desired by your team. The workshop will be a combination of experiential learning exercises to help individuals understand their current culture. Building on this learning, a number of facilitated activities will lead your group to action plans based on the topics you wish to explore. Wrapping up the session will be motivational messages that build on the workshop themes.

Take Aways
The experiential learning will strengthen your team's agility in dealing with personal and organizational change and set the framework for a more engaged organization. Your group will leave the workshop with a concrete action plan and strategies to enhance your teams capacity to deal with the issues you identified in your pre-workshop consultation. Dan's wealth of real life leadership experiences in the form of his "Life Lessons from a Danosaur" allows participants to add to their personal toolkit of leadership competencies and habits.

WHY DAN?
  • Over 25 years of management experience in the Public Sector
  • Extensive experience in training manager’s and leaders of all levels, with a focus on leadership skills, team building, coaching,
  • Certified coach and mentor
  • Trained in mediation and conflict resolution
  • Experienced in personality profile analysis and application
  • Conducted workshops and acted as a keynote speaker for Federal, Provincial and Municipal Organizations
  • Dan has held his audiences captive for many years with his ability to combine leadership skills with his vast personal experiences by relating real life anecdotes that bring theoretical models to life.
  • Dan’s facilitation style effectively combines academic theoretical material, with personal insights and experiential learning exercises that form a workshop that his audiences can learn from and apply to their environment.
  • Dan’s warmth, sincerity and great sense of humour enable him to relate and capture the hearts of his audience.

Testimonials for Dan Barker

“Using his skills at our symposium, Dan challenged a room full of business people to focus and collaborate within a small window of time. The process was fun and the results were enlightening. Dan’s approach was a very productive use of our time. “ - Clark Hoskin, Manager Tourism and Economic Development, Norfolk County

“Dan is a born teacher with a very special ability to inspire others through his storytelling and participant centred facilitation skills. Dan facilitated many sessions for leaders and teams in our organization and his impact on participants is instant and powerful. I have always been amazed of how he can make leaders eyes shine with the possibilities that he helps them see for themselves. He is a five star facilitator!” - Nathalie Dugas, Director, Service Canada College, Government of Canada.

Annyse Balkwill

Read, in Annyse's own words, the benefits of her facilitation.

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Annyse Balkwill HeadshotThe Big Picture

Annyse Balkwill is the President and Founder of The LuminUS Group where she offers facilitation services that bring great clarity, compassion and simple frameworks to address a variety of complex challenges and issues. She specializes in creating a space where participants feel safe enough to share their wisdom.

It is her belief that most organizations, including the leadership teams, only tap into a very small percentage of the deep wisdom within their organization. We are not well practiced at creating environments that tend to all learning styles and allow for the wisdom of the collective to emerge. Annyse uses simple frameworks and methods that have immediate impact and when used over time nourish an environment where sharing continues and grows.

By focusing on important business issues at hand;
❖ strategic planning
❖ creative brainstorming
❖ collaboration
❖ strengthening relationships

Annyse will guide you in a manner that will help to dissolve invisible barriers that are holding the organization back from reaching its full potential. Her experience and knowledge will support you to create meaningful conversations where leadership emerges, accountability increases and creativity and innovation flourish.

What makes her unique?
Through mindfully slowing the pace down, Annyse is able to provide time and space so that all participants can be fully present. With this energy set, the group is well prepared to work at deeper levels to create, grow, innovate, listen and share. When there is time and space for all voices (those who choose to share) to be heard at their own time, the potential for meaningful collaboration increases significantly.

Extensive and diverse experience over Annyse’s career contributes to her clear, concise and compassionate way of facilitating the whole person. She is a licensed professional chemical and biochemical engineer who graduated from the University of Western Ontario. She worked in the water treatment industry for over 11 years as a Global Product Manager with GE Water & Process Technologies. In addition to managing several product lines over their product and project cycles, she facilitated workshops and meaningful conversations all over the world with clients, customers, colleagues, and leaders from all different backgrounds. She is a certified Genuine Contact Facilitator and Trainer. She is also a certified yoga instructor.

Taking all of her personal and professional experience, Annyse has developed a unique voice and a call for more of us to move from our expert selves to our leader selves. She focuses on moving from a way of ‘doing’ to a more holistic way of ‘being’. This journey is about learning to consciously co-create a life nurturing environment where everyone in the organization can truly thrive.

A few things you can look forward to when working with Annyse:
● To have fun
● To sit in a circle
● To talk about matters in a way that holds great meaning
● To hear truth from different perspectives
● To challenge assumptions
● To be an active and highly valued participant
● To co-create and experience a life-nurturing environment defined by behaviours including: trusting, listening, sharing, clarifying, understanding,
● To have maximum freedom and maximum choice about how you personally choose to contribute and participate
● To learn so much more than you thought you were going to learn
● To be heard
● To breathe fully
● To practice being fully present
● To co-create whatever it is the group is there to work on (ie. Vision, Purpose, Meaningful and useful action plans to achieve the vision or goal)
● To be surprised

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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Location & Hours

Where are you located?

We are located at 1730 Front Rd, St. Williams, ON  N0E 1P0. The nearest intersection is Turkey Point Rd and Front Rd.
We are approximately 2 hours from Toronto, and 1.5 hours from London.
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Why are you named Long Point Eco-Adventures if you’re not located in Long Point?

We are located on a ridge, just outside of Turkey Point. We overlook the inner bay of Lake Erie, and Long Point is visible from our welcome centre. Long Point is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, it was designated in as a biosphere reserve in 1986 as the 3rd in Canada. It consists of 26,250 hectares, and is now one of 16 reserves in Canada.

What is your operating season?

Our centre is open full time for our wilderness accommodations and activities from the last weekend in April until Nov. 2.

What are your hours of operation?

Our hours of operation are as follows:
  • April 26 - November 2: 7 days a week, from 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • June - August: Thursday - Saturday, from 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • November - April: Tuesday - Friday, from 10:00am - 4:00pm

Reservations

Do I need a reservation?

We highly recommend that you make reservations for all of our activities and for our wilderness accommodations.

How do I make a reservation?

You can reserve many activities on our website by clicking on each activity, and clicking the ‘Book Now’ button. You can also make reservations by calling us at 1-877-743-8687.

What payment options are available?

We take cash, cheques, Visa, Master Card and American Express. We do not accept debit cards.

When do I need to pay?

We require full payment when you are booking your activity or overnight stay.

What if I have to cancel my reservation?

Our cancellation policy states that there are no refunds for any cancellations or rebookings within 48 of your experience. Any cancellations or rebookings made prior to that are subject to a fee. For rebookings, it is a $10 fee. For cancellation of an activity, it is a $10 per person fee. For cancellation of a room, it is a $25 per night fee. For cancellation of a package (room and activity), it is a $50 per night fee.

Wilderness Suites, Pods & Vacation Packages

What is the difference between a Wilderness Suite, a Wilderness Pod, and a Camping Pod?

A Wilderness Suite is basically a hotel room inside of a tent! It comes fully equipped with electricity, a full bathroom, mini-fridge, fans, and electric blankets. A Wilderness Pod is a small cabin with a bed, pull-out couch, and a 2-piece bathroom. This Pod has electricity, a mini-fridge, fans, and electric blankets as well. A Camping Pod is a bit more like camping; it is simply a small cabin with a bed, and no electricity or bathrooms (shared bathrooms are available on-site).

What do I need to bring when I stay in a Wilderness Suite or Pod?

We supply all towels and linens when you stay in a Wilderness Suite or Pod. We also supply toilet paper, hand soap, shampoo/conditioner. You should bring a blow dryer, tooth paste, tooth brush, and any other toiletry items that you need.

Can I bring a pet to stay in a wilderness suite?

Yes you can, there is an additional $30 charge for the additional cleaning that is needed. Please inform us when reserving your suite so that we can put you in a pet-friendly suite upon arrival.

Can I set up a tent and camp on-site?

No, we do not allow camping on-site. We are a 3 minute drive from the Turkey Point Provincial Park where you can camp!

What does the breakfast include?

Breakfast typically includes eggs, bacon or sausage, homestyle potatoes, veggies, French toast or pancakes, fresh locally baked bread, fresh locally grown fruit, yogurt, granola, coffee, tea, and juice.

Zipline & Canopy Tours

What is the Zipline & Canopy Tour?

The Zipline Canopy Tour consists of 8 ziplines, 2 suspension bridges and ends with a 40 foot rappel. When you book this tour, you go through the entire course one time, with two trained zipline guides.

What is a rappel?

A rappel is a controlled descent down from a higher point. Our rappel involves a belay system that one of the guides controls from the bottom of the rappel so that there is always a back-up break.

What should I bring with me?

For the zipline tour, you don’t need to bring anything other than a sense of adventure! Optional items include: a camera with a strap that you can attach to your gear and a metal water bottle with a carabiner that you can attach to your gear.

What should I wear?

Closed-toed shoes are a must for the zipline tour. In addition, we recommend that you dress for the weather as we do the zipline tour in the rain. Shorts and a tank top are fine in the summer. We do not recommend wearing short-shorts or a bathing suit on the zipline tour.

Are there any restrictions?

Youth must be at least 8 years old and 70 pounds to go on the zipline tour. The weight maximum for the tour is 250 pounds. You cannot go on the zipline tour if you are pregnant. If you have a medical condition, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before going on the zipline tour. Please notify your tour guides of your medical condition prior to your trip so they are aware if something happens.

What if the weather is bad?

We do the zipline tour if it is raining. If there is thunder, lightning or high winds, we will reschedule your tour to when is convenient for you. If you are not able to come back another time, we will offer you a refund (the amount of the refund is dependent upon how far you are in the zipline tour when the tour is cancelled).

Do I need to sign a waiver?

Yes. Everyone who wishes to participate in the zipline tour must initial and sign a waiver. Even children under the age of 18 must initial and sign a waiver, with a parent/guardian/teacher signing the form as well.

What is the highest point on your course?

The highest point on our zipline course is approximately 120 feet off of the ground as you are going over the second zipline in the tour.

How long is your longest zipline?

Our longest zipline is approximately 750 feet in length, and it is the last zipline in the course.

Observatory

What happens if the weather is bad on the day of my tour?

If the sky will not be clear on the day of your observatory tour, our staff will call by 4 pm on the day to let you know that it has been cancelled. If this happens, the staff can rebook your tour to another available date or they can issue you a rain check, so you can call back to rebook when it is convenient for you.

What happens to the other activities or accommodations on my reservation if the observatory gets cancelled?

The other activities or accommodations on your reservation remain active and do not get cancelled with the observatory tour. We have a policy that states cancellations must be done prior to 48 hours of your stay.

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