Lifelong Learning Opportunities at Hartman Center

GlassesA new set of lenses are needed when looking at programs offered at Hartman Center.  It’s time to put on bifocals and not just see Hartman Center as a place for children and youth.  We want you to see the possibilities of year round programs for adults as well.    If you have any questions about the Lifelong Learning Opportunities  in this brochure or suggestions for future events contact Dave Bushnell at  or 717-371-2593.


Monday, March 16, 2020 (2 p.m.) – Wednesday, March 18, 2020 (noon)
Hosted by: Dave Bushnell and friends


So much of Fishing is ANTICIPATION don’t you agree? Our Retreat will be too early to fish public waters BUT we can have great fellowship getting our tackle ready. Have you always wanted to learn how to fly fish? (Actually, it’s best to practice lots before even fishing the streams). Or how about participating in the “art” of tying flies. Bring your equipment along and teach someone how to do it!

Maybe you’d like to watch and help make a spinning rod or two. Lessons and materials will be provided.

Of course we will have lots of videos about fishing and at least one feature film that everyone will enjoy. Bring your favorite lures. You can show us all how you fish the lures when we can head out to the pond.

Cost for the retreat housed in Michaux Lodge is $140. (Two nights lodging and six meals.) Register online by 3/11/20.

If you would like to build your very own rod email Dave Bushnell to discuss the cost. (


Click here to register for Countdown to Opening Day


LEARNING TO SEE – A Photography Retreat led by Nelson Dodson POSTPONED

Monday, April 27, 2020 (2 p.m) – Wednesday, April 29, 2020 (noon)
Leader: Nelson Dodson

Nelson Dodson

Nelson Dodson

Nelson’s retreat plan…..“A camera can only see what you tell it to see. I hope to give assignments that make you think and really see the potential in what you photograph.

I have taught art and photography most of my life and I can’t separate the two. The general definition of the word photography is ‘painting with light,’ to that end, we will explore subjects that make you think in more creative ways to improve your photos and your imagination.

We will spend some time exploring ‘Post Processing’ with a brief introduction to a variety of programs and learning how to make you camera/phone behave as you want it to.”

My background:

I hold a BFA in Art Education from The Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in Painting from Rochester Institute of Technology. I taught Art, Photography and Computer Graphics in the School District of the City of York for 35 years, 10 years part time At York College of Pennsylvania and evening classes at York Vocational Technical School and The York Art Association.

I still try to challenge myself with creative assignments. One of my Favorites being, shooting a photograph a day for an entire year. You can see some of these photos on my web pages here.

You can explore the site for general topics I’ve photographed here.

What you will need to bring:

  1. A camera, this can be a digital SLR, a point and shoot and or a smart phone or all of these.
  2. A thumb drive to transfer images
  3. An open mind

What would be great to bring but not necessary:

  1. A laptop or tablet computer
  2. An extra card for your camera
  3. Lots of questions, some of which I will be able to answer
  4. The manual for your camera/phone

Cost for the retreat housed in Michaux Lodge is $140. (Two nights lodging and six meals.) Commuter cost is $75. (Covers all six meals.) Register online by 4/22/20.


Click here to register for Learning to See – A Photography Retreat


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