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For the summer season Mitchell is planning lodges on the property. Day membership fee several bed and breakfast events such as a rates apply. birding week and a health and fitness week emphasizing the benefits of outdoor exercise Another area of expanded development at the and healthful cooking classes. There will also Gilchrist Club is hosting an increasing number be scavenger hunts with a list of “find items” of corporate team-building retreats. Company that might include a particular bug or a pine employees can come to the Gilchrist Club cone or a deer antler. to engage in invigorating Geo-caching is another activities that build trust and imaginative outdoor sport camaraderie. that incorporates compass or GPS coordinates to “When people spend a day locate clues; these lead together throwing tomahawks, to more coordinates and shooting clay targets, or simply pre-stashed treasures enjoying a camp fire cook-off, inside boxes hidden in they de-stress and become the woods. (Think of it more productive and creative,” as an Easter egg hunt of Mitchell explains. “Building the forestland variety.) mutual respect and friendship Paddle boarding, kayaking, is an added bonus. After all, in Heather Mitchell walking, and biking on this fast-paced world everyone designated trails are options for those needs some time to just have fun in a beautiful, seeking a more relaxed pace or venue. laid-back, natural environment.”

“...everyone needs some time to just have fun in a beautiful, laidback, natural environment.”

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According to Member Services Manager Terri Anderson, social members and bed and breakfast guests are invited to enjoy the Gilchrist Club May through September—the hunting off season—by making advanced reservations. Summer accommodations can also be enjoyed at one of the beautiful bed and breakfast-style rooms in the various 28 | LOCAL

With all of its first-class amenities, the Gilchrist Club’s team of employees aim to provide premier service in a genuine and respectful service with a southern flair. Everyone pitches in to make sure members and guests are treated to an unparalleled experience of top-notch sport and what Henry David Thoreau wisely called “the tonic of wildness.”

The Village Journal  

Vol. 12, No. 1

The Village Journal  

Vol. 12, No. 1

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