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2020 Programs will be announced soon!

In the mean time, here is a sampling of programs we offer:

Knitting Retreat

Pack your knitting bag, your half done projects, your favorite yarns and patterns, and join us on the island for a mid summer getaway designed for those who love the fiber arts.

Craft Beer Appreciation

Instructor Charlie Papazian has led many beer appreciation programs at Whitehead Light Station, instructing and leading conversations on beer and (home)brewing with an emphasis of celebrating America's remarkable beer journey. Courses often include a field trip to nearby local Maine breweries.

Lighthouses of New England

This long-weekend program includes talks on the fascinating history of New England's lighthouses, with a focus on the dramatic and colorful stories of the lives of lighthouse keepers and their families. Multimedia presentations included many recent photos along with historic images and video clips.

Poetry on a Maine Island

There is nothing like an island for writing. Come to Whitehead Island to explore, write, and relax at a classic Maine island light station. Maine islands have a long tradition of inspiring poets of all kinds and Whitehead is a special place for inspiration.

Blues Guitar Workshop

Blues guitar teacher and author Scott Ainslie has brought his decades of experience to lead a program for blues guitarists.

Island Light Keeper Experience with Down East Magazine

This 4-day, 3-night program at an authentic, working lighthouse—Whitehead Light Station—includes sunrise and sunset cruises, lighthouse history, island exploration and lobster bakes, a bit of kayaking and the opportunity to try your hand at digging a few clams, all with some comfortable down-time to recenter yourself.

Island Yoga

Various yoga instructors have lead programs in yoga practice at a truly unique location, Whitehead Island.

The Mindfulness Practice

Our mindfulness courses are open to everyone who wants to learn how to safely manage stress, pain, illness, and the challenges inherent to everyday modern life. The training in mindfulness aims to develop an in-depth skill in moment-by-moment awareness that becomes the platform for embarking on a journey of self-development, self-discovery, learning, and healing.

Couples Connecting: A Mindfulness Weekend for Couples

In this weekend retreat, attendees explore what it means to be connected to ourselves as one and with another as two—sometimes in delightful harmony, other times in conflict. As we open to the present moment with whatever life has to offer, we learn by sharing together that being present together offers a way to grow a relationship.

Oil Painting: Magic of Maine Woods and Waters

Led by an instructor with many years of painting experience, a group of not more than 12 will paint where the classic Maine woods of balsam, birch, ferns, mosses and lichens meet the rocky, sea-weedy, barnacled coast. You'll have an abundance of land and seascapes of drama and intimacy.

Stack of Books Week

Join a few other lucky folks for five nights at Whitehead Light Station, one of the most restful and beautiful places on the entire Maine coast, to unplug, rest, eat well, read, and live by the sea. While you are in residence, there will be a number of opportunities to participate in different activities, all of which will be 100% optional.

Nursing Master Course

This two-day intensive workshop will help nurses hone their skills in teamwork/teambuilding and conflict resolution. The workshop will focus on the non-negotiables of teamwork—introductions, briefs and debriefs, creating quick teams, and dealing with conflicts not only between nurses and physicians, but also among RNs and between RNs, nursing assistants, and clerical and housekeeping staff.

Wine and Food Pairing

In this weekend course, which will focus on wines of the new world, attendees will learn how to properly taste wines, identify the underlying richness of each vintage and pair them effectively with different foods to enhance the dining experience.

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"At Whitehead Light Station, we seek to give participants an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy the dramatic coast of Maine in an atmosphere that will broaden knowledge, strengthen skills, and promote renewal.  We aim to achieve these goals through a program of simple living, appreciation of the natural world, and first-rate instruction."

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Whitehead Island, St George, Mainewinter telephone (207) 200 7957