Here's what past seminar participants have to say about our program!

“Björklunden is a little slice of heaven.  What a perfect place to experience learning!  Immersed in the Door County woods, overlooking Lake Michigan, the lodge, staff, and accommodations provided an incredible setting for the bridge class I took.”
-Susan
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“Coming to Björklunden rejuvenates my soul and gives me inner peace.  I feel it the second I enter the grounds and it lingers with me!  I cannot thank you enough for opening the place to me.”
-Susan
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“The entire week at Björklunden is a retreat, a meditation.  Whether a person wants to participate or have solitude, nature respects, nurtures, and enthralls.”
-Anonymous
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“Björklunden exudes an air of welcome, inquiry and the fragrance of cedars while promising on encounter with interesting, knowledgeable people and wonderful tastes over coffee break and noon lunch.  I would not change anything.”
-Anonymous
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“To come to Björklunden is to come home.  Here the soul is at rest and the spirit awakened.”
-Judy
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“Being at Björklunden was like spending time as a welcomed guest in someone’s home.  What a great experience!”
-Marianne
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“This has been an amazing experience.  The staff, instructors, and other visitors are so welcoming.  Much more than what I imagined before coming.  Thank you for all your hospitality and hard work.”
- Sarah
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“Family Week was an amazing experience – drumming, nature walks, watching the stars, & being together with kind, generous & animated people.  The staff was excellent and the instructors were terrific!  Thank you all!”
-Susan & Lily
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“Food was excellent, setting is beautiful, staff is great, accommodations fabulous.  All in all, a wonderful experience.”
-Wayne
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“Thanks to all of you for your excellent service.  Food was good, accommodations splendid.  Björklunden is a special place.”
-Keith
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“Thank you for another chance to come up to beautiful Björklunden to take part in the photography workshop.  I can never wait to come back as soon as we leave.  It is such a gift to be here.  Thank you for all of your hard work putting all of this together.  Everything always runs so well and I know that is because of your planning and leadership.  Björklunden is a wonderful place that becomes a home away from home because of you.  Thank you for everything!”
-Bethany
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“To the Björklunden staff: I had not known what to expect at this place, but it far exceeded my expectations!  The entire experience was delightful, the building and campus attractions are wonderful and all of the staff were friendly and those who were in the talent show were amazing!  The meals were outstanding!”
-Bill
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“Staying here was an absolute delight.  Everyone was very nice and helpful.”
-John
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“This is the conclusion of my second Lawrence Björklunden seminar and the results have been the same – a simply marvelous experience – the highlight of the summer.  A year ago I thought my week here was a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience.  Now this place is ‘in my blood’ and I want to come again and again.”
-Mary
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"The collaborative community that results is just great!  Many viewpoints diverging together is an awesome experience.  You hear it, but you don’t realize until you truly experience it.”
-Lisa
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“Excellent cuisine!  Helpful, courteous staff – many thanks for making our Björklunden experience so easy.”
-Anonymous
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“The summer seminars and the people who attend them are fascinating.  This year we were privileged to be in ‘conversation’ with over 35 participants in Terry Moran’s class on ‘Running for Office.’  It was an interesting, non-emotional political discussion that centered on Mr. Moran’s experience as a political journalist and anchor of ABC’s ‘Nightline.’  During the same week, David Maraniss, author of the book ‘Barack Obama: The Story,’ and the playwright, Eric Simonson, were also leading a class.  One amazing morning during our week, the two classes combined and we heard a panel discussion by David, Terry, an Eric about President Obama and the presidential campaign.  It was better than a TV show!”
-Bev & Dick
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“I want to pass my compliments on to the chef.  My husband and I were in the restaurant business, owning our own restaurants for 25 years.  Your chef does a fabulous job meeting the needs of many dietary needs offering fresh salads, fresh fruit and wonderful meals - the salmon last night was AWESOME! Keep up the great work!  Also, my compliments to all the students who work here.  What a fun group of young people.  Well mannered, skilled in communication and serving people.  I have enjoyed being up here and look forward to coming again.  Thanks Sam & Kim for ALWAYS being available.”
-Cindy
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“Keep calm and carry on – that was my theme for the past year.  Looking forward to coming to Björklunden for the Humor in Classical Music seminar kept me going plus the wonderful relaxing atmosphere.  Thank you – thank you.  See you next year and keep calm and carry on.   Thank you to a marvelous staff.  Professional and caring.”
-Betty
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“The seminar on difficult poems was excellent.  The food has always been wonderful.  The service from the managers and helping students – outstanding.  The housekeeper did his job well and the rooms are comfortable.  In short, another memorable Björklunden experience.  Thank you.”
-Phil

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"Thank you so much for all your hospitality this week.  The food was awesome and the grounds are so beautiful.  It was so peaceful sitting in the chapel – a little jewel in the forest! Take care."
-Sharon
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Great staff
Great chef
Great place
Great class
Great time!
-Susan
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"As you know, we love this place!  This is a wonderful place for lifelong learning with a backdrop of Lake Michigan, a beautiful cedar forest, new friends and old friends to converse with, and very interesting seminars.  Good food, comfortable lodging, friendly staff, a quiet place to relax!  It just makes us feel good to be here!"
- Ann & Bob

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"I always come away from Bjorklunden with a renewed sense of wonder, enlightenment, knowledge, and appreciation for individuals who understand the need to nurture what comes naturally.  Thanks for sharing this splendor."
- Anonymous

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"As a 1959 Lawrence graduate who has attended about six reunions, my expectations were very high for this program.  I'm happy to say they have been exceeded!"
- Gregory
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“I love Björklunden – it feels like coming home.”
-Sarah
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“A most enjoyable experience - rooms are spacious; views are beautiful; housekeeping is very impressive; grounds are beautiful.  Sam and Kim are most helpful!"
-Christina
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“I continue to be impressed with the attentiveness and responsiveness of the staff.”
-Margaret
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“My wife and I view our Björklunden seminar as one of the highlights of our year.  Björklunden is a wonderful place to have a seminar.  It is quiet and conducive to study.  It is also close to everything else going on in Door County.  It is a treasure.”
-John
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“Superb place, staff support, lodge and organization. A hidden diamond!”
-Anonymous
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“We enjoyed our stay tremendously.  Accommodations were great and staff extremely personable.”
-Anonymous
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“Wonderful lodging and staff.  Outstanding meals – chef deserves outstanding recognition for beautiful, tasty, creative meals.  Learned a lot in a beautiful, restful environment.  Look forward to returning next year.  This is my third year – best three weeks of my life in last 20 years!”
-Mary
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“A ‘family reunion’ with perfect friends, old and new, year after year!”
-Anonymous
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“The minute this seminar is over I look forward to the next year!  This is an unbelievably great experience!  The people, the setting, the learning, the creativity…it is all OUTSTANDING! Thank you.”
-Mary
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“From “Beethoven’s 9 Sympathies” to “Impressionist Art” to “Ancient Greek Literature” to “U.S. Foreign Policy”, the workshops I’ve attended have all been deeply informative, well taught and creatively stimulating.”
-Millard
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“Björklunden is a place where your mind will be stimulated as never before.  You will probably meet old friends and make many new ones.  You will hear different points of view discussed amicably and you will be accepted for who you are, no judged by your résumé.  In the wonderful natural surroundings, you will be refreshed.”
-Jean
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“Five days at a Björklunden seminar is like a marriage made in heaven.  The combination of the lodge, staff, food and setting along with close to 100 enthusiastic adult learners is unbelievable.  It is easy to understand why so many of us return year after year to be refreshed in this magical place”
-Anonymous
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“This was our first visit to Björklunden but it will not be the last.  We found not just a beautiful oasis of calm in our busy world but also a stimulating and hospitable atmosphere that fosters learning and a little risk-taking!  Thank you for a memorable week, and new friends.”
-Lee & Bob

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