Enjoy experiential events this summer
& create lasting memories
Outdoor and wine enthusiasts find Barefoot Hills conveniently located to some of the finest recreational outings in the southeastern United States.
TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE EXPERIENCE
Sunday, August 20 – Monday, August 21, 2017
Looking to enjoy this once in a lifetime opportunity and not sure how to get as close to the edge of totality as possible? Get yourself to Lindbergh station and we’ll do the rest.
Barefoot Hills will be shuttling guests to and from Lindbergh Station, hosting them the night before the eclipse, providing breakfast and unique experiences the morning of the eclipse and partnering with KAYA Vineyards for their viewing party and wine tasting.Monday, August 21
SUNDAY. AUGUST 20
1:00 p.m. | Pick up @ Lindbergh station – This central location makes for a convenient pickup point for guests coming from Atlanta. Lindbergh station has easy access from two highways and one major city road with three parking decks and only $8 parking.
2:30 p.m. | Barefoot Hills check in
3:00 p.m. | Departure for Dahlonega – The local college, University of North Georgia, is hosting an event for the community to educate and excite those about “The Great American Eclipse.” The event is a collaboration between the astronomy and physics department and will be held in the Coleman Planetarium, between 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Once it wraps up the campus is just steps from the downtown Dahlonega square. Guests are encouraged to explore the area, and enjoy the local dining options.
6:30 p.m. | First pickup from downtown
8:30 p.m. | Second pickup from downtown
*For guests wishing to stay out later, we recommend using Mama’s Taxi
MONDAY, AUGUST 21
6:45 a.m. | Coffee and Tea on the Guest Services Deck
Activity Option #1
7:00 a.m. | Departure – AM Guided Hike to Preachers Rock Vista – Fifteen minutes away from Barefoot Hills is Woody Gap. This is mile 20 of the famed Appalachian Trail, stretching from Springer Mountain, GA to Katahdin, ME. Our hike, however, is just a short 2 mile round-trip following the AT white blazes to our destination, Preachers Rock. Here a broad rock outcrop near the summit of Big Cedar Mountain opens visitors to beautiful mountain views.
Activity Option #2
8:00 a.m. | Morning Yoga – As an alternative to the AM Hike, we are also offering a morning yoga session on our back deck with our on staff yoga instructor.
12:45 p.m. | Departure – KAYA Vineyards Viewing Party – This is the newest vineyard on the Dahlonega Plateau, and one of the best places to view the eclipse. Built on a 1600 ft. ridge this vineyard is place on the edge of totality for this event. Your package with the Barefoot Hills comes with a ticket to the event – including a tasting of 4 estate grown wines, your eclipse viewings glasses, and other KAYA swag.
2:36 p.m. | ***TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE***
4:30 p.m. | Return to Barefoot Hills and depart for Lindbergh Station
WILDERNESS FIRST AID & CPR
Friday, November 3 – Sunday, November 5, 2017
The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.
$ 364.00 – Tuition, Bunk, Complimentary Continental Breakfast
$ 668.00 – Tuition, Log Cabin, Complimentary Continental Breakfast
$ 728.00 – Tuition, Container Cabin Suite, Complimentary Continental Breakfast
*Lab Fee is due 30 days before the course start date. This is non-refundable and non-transferable upon payment
*Tuition is due 30 days before the course start date
*Application Fee is due at the time of application. This is non-refundable and non-transferrable upon payment
Complimentary Continental Breakfast served
Bunkhouse lodging, private rooms, private cabin available upon request.
Shuttles are available from Atlanta or Gainesville for students arriving by bus or plane. It is only a shuttle from Atlanta or Gainesville to Barefoot Hills. There is no daily shuttle from campgrounds or hotels nearby.
- WMI Wilderness First Aid certification
- WMI Adult & Child CPR certification
Certifications are current for two years.
- This course meets the American Camp Association 2012 Standards and the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid training requirement.
- This course is approved by the United States Coast Guard to satisfy the first aid and CPR training requirements [46 CFR 11.205(e)(1)(i) &46 CFR 11.205(e)(2)(iv)] for a merchant mariner license.