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Parks and Recreation Winter Programs

by | Jan 31, 2023

Just one of the great offerings from Davidson Parks and Recreation.


Davidson Parks & Rec Department has a variety of winter opportunities that may tempt you during these cold winter months.

Adult offerings include:

Mindful Meditation:

Begin your day with mindful meditation and experience the benefits this practice can offer reduces stress and anxiety, increased focus, better sleep, improved creativity and more. All levels welcome. Each class will consist of a short introduction to the practice, gentle seated movement, guided breath work, and silent meditation.

Forest Bathing at Fisher Farm:

Discover a new way to be in nature. Forest bathing, also known as forest therapy, is rooted in the Japanese tradition of shinrin-yoku—taking in the forest atmosphere. This science-backed wellness practice naturally reduces stress, boosts the immune system, and improves your mood among many other health benefits. During the 2-hour mindful experience at Fisher Farm, your certified forest therapy guide will show you how to slow down, awaken your senses, and become fully present while connecting with the natural world. You’ll leave this restorative forest immersion seeing nature with a new lens.

The Psychology of Healthier Eating and Weight Loss:

Do you want to eat healthier but just can’t seem to stick to it? Or do cravings for less healthy foods get in your way? Join this 6 week program to learn how psychology and mindset are the most overlooked ingredients to weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. You will learn how to conquer your cravings, stick to your plan, and get results.

You’ll receive daily mindset tips delivered to your inbox and access to videos that explain the psychology behind our habits. In just 30 minutes per week you will learn the skills to manage your cravings, strengthen self-discipline, and make lifestyle improvements that last. A once per week Zoom call is provided for guidance, accountability, support, and Q&A.

Grandfriend Program:

The Grandfriend program seeks to pair Davidson College students with mature adults within the Lake Norman community to create inter-generational friendships, This is a long running and successful program that follows the school calendar and resumes in the fall. Group events are completely optional and just an opportunity for fun and fellowship with other grandfriends. The real idea is for grandfriends to connect on their own for conversations and/or activities they both enjoy . Call each other up for coffee, a Wildcat game, art show or performance or even to share a home cooked meal together. It’s still a fun and easy way to be a mentor and a friend to someone!

Registration for American Mah Jongg closed on January 2, but look for this popular class at a later date.

There are also youth classes including Eureka! Inventors Camp and Superhero Science (both for ages 5 – 11).

For more information and to enroll go to:   Go to “Programs”

To find out the latest information on what’s going on with Parks & Rec, you can follow Davidson Parks & Rec on Facebook.

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