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AESC Recreational Activities
64th Annual Meeting - 2022

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest!

We welcome you to the Pacific Northwest and the Oregon Coast for the AESC's 64th Annual Meeting at the Salishan Coastal Lodge.  We have put together some fun and even unique group activities to keep you and your family busy during the week.

Additional registration fees for some Club-sponsored events are necessary since there are extra costs associated.  See details below for all of our organized events, as well as  some suggestions for "do it yourself" activities.  The online registration form and a paper (PDF) form also appear below.  

Please be sure to sign up as soon as possible for the group activities since some of them have limited space.  Thank you, and have a great time!

Recreation Events Details and Registration

Online registration for recreational activities is now available.  Details and costs for each of the planned group recreational activities are listed below.  The online form will calculate the total amount due.  You may select the "pay later" option should you wish to pay with a check... otherwise, the form will charge the recreation fee to a credit card.  If you have any questions or special requests, please contact Kathy Paul at the AESC administrative office.

Sign up for recreational activities.


IF YOU NEED TO MAKE ANY CHANGES to the activities you've selected after submitting the form, please contact the AESC office.  We are happy to make those modifications for you.

If you wish to use the paper (PDF) registration form, DOWNLOAD IT HERE.  (coming soon)

If you haven't yet submitted your general registration for the conference, REGISTER for Meeting HERE.

View the "overview program" in PDF format -- CLICK HERE 

Wednesday, August 3

Spouse Book Club

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Gather immediately after the Family Breakfast.  Get together with other Club spouses to renew old friendships and make new ones.  We'll be discussing “The Highest Tide" by Jim Lynch.

CLICK HERE to view book description on Amazon. 

Please register for this event...but there's no charge.  The specific location will be announced.

Let's Go Fly A Kite!
All ages
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
This supervised event is for kids of all ages... Gather at the family breakfast.  Each participant will be able to decorate and assemble a ready-to-fly kite... and then weather permitting, they'll get to try out their handiwork either on the beach or the hotel grounds.  Kites are nylon and plastic and come with tails, holder and string, as well as decoration supplies.  Three levels of kites are available:  1) Ready to Fly (only needs decorating) -- Sea Life Fish Kite or Colorfly Fly-Hi Kite; 2) Beginner...Diamond Kite -- requires basic skills such as using tape, glue, hole punches, simple knot tying (recommended for age 4 and older; 3) Intermediate... Zigzaggy Kite Kit - a fun, interactive box kite -- requires basic skills, but more steps in assembly and knot-tying (recommended for age 9 and older).
$30 per kite... includes kite and all supplies

Paddle Boarding
Ages 12 and older

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.


Find the balance in your life on a stand-up paddle board for a morning of exploring either Siletz Bay Wildlife Refuge loop (if the tide allows) or Devil's Lake Recreation Area... both sheltered from the rougher ocean winds.  The Club and our outfitter will provide paddle boards and experienced supervision.  AESC will provide transportation.  Meet at the family breakfast before we head out for our adventure.
$40 per participant

Aerial Park Adventure 
Open to anybody age 8 and older.

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Soar high up in the trees for a thrilling adventure in Salishan's on-site Aerial Park.  Partake in this unique activity with trained aerial guides who will assist in launching you into the treetops.  Conquer the course's 15 platforms and 20 elements through a series of obstacles... some easy, others more challenging.

WATCH A VIDEO about the Aerial Park adventure.

We'll have some activities, refreshments and a viewing area for those who wish to stay firmly placed on terra firma.

$115 per climber.  Includes gloves and a wristband with discounts and benefits at many of The Marketplace shops.  (See details below.)  PLEASE NOTE . . . children ages 8 through 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Marketplace - Wristbands
Available for any meeting attendee 


Located across from The Spa at Salishan, and walking distance from the half mile nature trail to the beach, the Marketplace at Salishan is the perfect place to explore. Enjoy everything from a mouthwatering charcuterie from Mangia Italian Deli to craft beer from Beachcrest Brewery. Admire beautiful pieces from JDC Fine Art Gallery, receive an aromatherapy scalp massage from Gentlemen’s Hair Co., or break a sweat at Fitness 101. The Marketplace offers the perfect variety of shops and businesses to make your stay more enjoyable.

Club members and families can purchase a wristband for discounts and other benefits at any of the participating Marketplace shops.  A detailed list of shops will be provided.  Note... the wristband is included in the cost for the  Aerial Park Adventure, so those participants do not need to purchase one.

$30 per wristband.  This program is being revised.  Please check back later.

Thursday, August 4
AESC Tennis Tournament

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
The Club's annual round robin tennis tournament has become a popular outing on the courts.  This year, we'll be playing at the Salishan indoor tennis courts. Balls and beverages (water and sports drinks) will be provided.  
$20 per player 
Friday, August 5

Depoe Bay Whale Watching
Members and families
Depart the hotel at 1:30 p.m.
Excursion from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.


Join us on one of Dockside Charters' 50-foot boats for a whale watching experience you won't soon forget.  In mid-May, the "resident" whales begin to arrive.  It's a group of roughly 20 whales that, though they do migrate, they don't go all the way to the Bering Sea but rather feed during the summer season within just a few miles of Depoe Bay.  The same whales return year after year and can be identified by their individual markings.  Pacific Gray Whales have the longest migration of any animal on earth.  Humpback and Blue whales also are seen occasionally off the Oregon coast though not as frequently as Gray Whales.

Members will need to drive themselves to the dock, which is only about a 10-minute drive from the hotel.

$30 per person over age 12; $15 for everybody 12 and under, even toddlers.

Axe Throwing (really!)

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Ignoring our better judgment about putting sharp objects in the hands of Club members, come on down to the Salishan grounds for some wholesome axe throwing.  There's no registration or fee required, just come and have some fun.

The axe throwing lane is actually in a cage so "accidents" are not likely!!!  Members and families are invited.

Saturday, August 6

AESC Golf Outing
The Salishan Links

Shotgun start at 8:00 a.m.


At Salishan Golf Links, golf means so much more than 18 holes. It’s an experience to be savored and remembered. With old-growth timber or seaside bluffs at every turn, each hole provides a spectacular backdrop and a unique challenge. The golf course restoration in 2004, overseen by Oregon golf legend and PGA Tour Pro Peter Jacobsen and his design firm, Jacobsen-Hardy Golf Design, preserves the layout and the spirit of Salishan’s fabled links while enhancing playability and opening the golf course to captivating ocean views.  Club rentals are available... please contact Kathy Paul if you want to reserve a set.
$120 per player, includes cart 

"Not Golf" -- Croquet Anyone?

9:30 a.m.

For those who are not golfers, consider spending Saturday morning on the croquet court... members and families alike.  There's no fee or pre-registration... just come and have fun.  

Other Independent Things To Do in the Area

Here are a few additional options if you're looking for something to do in the area around the Salishan Resort.  The Club will not be organizing excursions to any of these locations... but feel free to buddy up with other Club members if you wish and enjoy!



Last Updated on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 03:52 PM