• Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $4,355.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $3,355.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $3,155.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,730.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $5,295.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $4,900.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $4,505.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,650.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $2,450.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,250.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,045.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,800.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,800.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,800.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,775.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $3,300.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,600.00
  • All Packages Include CAD $1,475.00 Tuition

Date & Time Details:
Program begins: May 31
Program ends: June 5
Click here to view a sample program schedule.

Tuition: $900 CAD (5 Nights)

Rooms & Meals: Rates listed below include room, 3 meals per day, use of hot tubs, and campus facilities. Tuition not included.

Room Type Nightly Rate 4 Nights / 5 Days 5 Nights / 6 Days
Private ensuite $451 $1,806 $2,257.15
Private shared bathroom $366 $1,462 $1,828
Twin shared bathroom $270 $1,081 $1,351.63
Dorm $180 $720 $900

All bookings are subject to a 10% campus fee and applicable taxes. Click here for more room types and rates.

Scholarships : Hollyhock recognizes that economic opportunity is not currently equal for all; we encourage and welcome anyone registering for a program to apply for a scholarship. Scholarship applications are open. Click here to learn more and apply.

Terms & Conditions: You may find terms & conditions here.

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Exploring Ocean Mysteries: The Science and Poetry of The Salish Sea

With Marjorie Wonham, Ph.D. and Melanie Koenderman

May 31 - June 5, 2024

The ocean has long inspired curiosity and imagination in scientists and poets alike. Join us in a lively, embodied, place-based experience of the beautiful waters and life of the Salish Sea. In this unique program we will explore ocean shorelines and ocean poetry, and create our own poems that deepen our understanding of how we see the sea.

We will be outside daily at or on (or in!) the ocean to hone our capacity to notice and be astonished by the intricacies of marine life. Reading a curated selection of scientifically informed poems by diverse poets, we will open ourselves to this intersection of science and art. We will use a variety of prompts to inspire daily creative expression based on our experiences. Participants will integrate their explorations and impressions to write and share their own poems about the mysteries of marine life.

We welcome scientists, poets, and curious adventurers in lifelong learning to join us in exploring the ocean in this interactive and energizing outdoor program.

Program Highlights

  • Shoreline exploration: tidepooling, hiking, optional swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Reading, writing, and sharing
  • Meditation, mindfulness, and yoga

Daily Schedule

A detailed schedule will be available at least 2 weeks in advance of the program. View sample schedule here.


Marjorie Wonham, Ph.D.
Dr. Marjorie Wonham teaches and conducts research as a faculty member in Marine Biology at Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington. She has taught inquiry-based marine biology and biology-poetry courses from California to Vancouver Island, to scientific and interdisciplinary audiences. Her main areas of inquiry are marine biology, marine ecopoetics,…
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Melanie Koenderman
Melanie Koenderman works with educational institutions and foundations in Canada and abroad. She was the founding Dean of Students for Quest University Canada in Squamish, British Columbia, and for Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua University in Beijing. She is a consultant and coach, facilitator, and yoga and meditation teacher, and brings…
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