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How to Build the Ultimate Campfire & S’more Making

How to Build the Ultimate Campfire & S’more Making

Learn all sorts of cool ways to make awesome and safe campfires, then try your new favorite technique as you build your own fire with your family or friends. Of course, the best way to test your campfire is to make s’mores and we’ll have all the marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate you need. Availability: Pre-registration is required. Duration: 2 hours Ages: All ages welcome (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) Led by: Moriah Other Info: Please let us know if you or anyone in your party have food... Read More
Family Sip & Paint

Family Sip & Paint

Enjoy an afternoon of refreshments and art at the lodge! A glass of wine or a beer is included for parents and those under 21 can enjoy sweet tea, hot chocolate, juice, or sparkling water while working on a nature-themed painting under the instruction of our art teacher, M. Class led by: M Rathsack The registration fee is $35.00 and includes: All materials: 11×14 canvas, paint, brushes, water cups, paper towels One glass of wine, beer, or non-alcoholic beverages (additional may be purchased). All ages welcomed; children must be accompanied by an... Read More
Nature Hike & Art

Nature Hike & Art

Earthshine Lodge is located on 76 acres of mountaintop property with some of the best views in Transylvania County. Take a guided hike on Earthshine’s trails and learn all sorts of wild and wacky nature facts. When we’re done with hiking, we’ll head to a “secret spot” to create fun art projects out of natural objects, like fairy and gnome houses and rhododendron crowns! Availability: Pre-registration is required. Duration: about 1 hour and 30 mins Ages: Ages 4 and up Led by: Moriah & M Other Info: Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for hiking and keep an eye on the weather for the day of you... Read More
Guided Nature Hike

Guided Nature Hike

Love learning cool stuff about nature? Join us for a hike on one of our private trails and learn about cool critters, flowers, trees and our amazing mountain ecology! Earthshine is located on 76 acres of mountaintop property and the hike takes place on Earthshine’s forest trails. You never know what you’ll find on these awesomely educational hikes! Availability: Pre-registration is required. Duration: about 2 hours Ages: All ages welcome Led by: Moriah Other Info: Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for hiking and keep an eye on the weather for the day of you... Read More
Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Put on your water shoes and bathing suits, and join us for a creek exploration – hiking up one of our favorite creeks! Embrace summer by cooling off and going on an aquatic adventure together. Highlights include gem mining along the way in the creek and an Earthshine sliding rock experience. A fun summer outing for families! All participants must be comfortable in water, and be able to bend over and crawl up moving water on their hands and feet. Availability: Pre-registration is required. Duration: 2 hours, including the hike, gem mining, and spending time at the natural rock slide Ages: Ages 5 and up welcome, must be able to walk in the rough terrain of the creek – children CANNOT be carried at any point. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) Led by: Moriah Other Info: Be sure to wear closed-toed water shoes – remember, you are walking and playing in the creek! Register:... Read More