We have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Björklunden seminars through September 4. To those who have already registered for a seminar this summer, we will contact each of you in the near future regarding seminar fees you may have already paid and options moving forward.

We do not yet have a decision on seminars scheduled post-September 4. That decision will be made over the summer and we will let you know as soon as it is reached.

This has not been an easy decision, but it was the best one for our community given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We so love welcoming each of you to our beautiful Björklunden and will miss seeing you, but the safety and health of you, our seminar participants, as well as seminar leaders, Björklunden staff and student workers is our chief concern.

We hope that everyone is staying healthy, safe, and optimistic during these trying times - and appreciate your patience and understanding about this year's seminar program. As always, we look forward to seeing you at Björklunden as soon as that becomes possible.

Our deepest thanks,

Mark Breseman '78
Executive Director

Alex Baldschun
Assistant Director

 

A Vacation with a Focus
Lawrence University's Northern Campus
Door County, Wisconsin

 

If you're in search of a unique adventure that combines relaxation with education, Björklunden has just what you're looking for. The Björklunden seminar program provides an opportunity for you to spend a week at the lodge attending an engaging and thought-provoking class in the mornings while giving you ample time to explore beautiful Door County in the afternoons. We like to call it a "vacation with a focus"—and hope you'll consider joining us this summer or fall to experience it for yourself!

Registration is now open for summer seminars! Unless otherwise noted on this web page, registration for seminars remains open until the day before each seminar begins. The seminars are conducted at the pristine 441-acre Björklunden estate on the shore of Lake Michigan outside Baileys Harbor in Door County.

Participants can attend seminars either as residents, staying at the distinctly Scandinavian Björklunden lodge, or as commuters. All seminars include meals prepared by Björklunden's own resident chef and each seminar begins with Sunday evening dinner. Classes meet weekday mornings and some evenings with remaining free time available to explore Door County's many cultural and recreational opportunities or for simple relaxation at Björklunden's mile-long, Lake Michigan shoreline and wooded walking trails.

Seminar Registration


Seminar participants choose only one seminar for each week of attendance. Class sizes are limited.  Early registration will help ensure participants get into the seminar they prefer.

Click on the title of each seminar for additional information and to register online! Alumni with login information may login to register. If you do not have login information, click Register Now.

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