Early Bird extended through April 12!

Wellness Weekend

JULY 12-14, 2024

Experience FLX
The Finger Lakes region is one of the country’s top vacation spots and there’s a reason for that – hundreds of reasons, in fact. Enjoy designated time to explore some of what makes the area special: farm-to-table restaurants, scenic hiking trails, beautiful parks, and water sports galore.
Lakefront Lodging
Stay on the Keuka College campus, just a short stroll from picturesque Keuka Lake. Accommodations in historic Ball Hall are convenient and cost-effective. They’re also limited so act quickly!
Relax and Reset
Join our meditation and yoga professionals for morning and evening exercises to start and end your day on a positive and refreshing note.
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July 12-14, 2024

Welcome to an exciting gathering of national wellness-minded experts and enthusiasts in the heart of the Finger Lakes.

Presented in conjunction with our partner, the National Health Association, Keuka College’s “Wellness Weekend at the Lake” will feature a diverse range of educational sessions, hands-on workshops, and interactive panel discussions that will instruct and inspire attendees seeking to embrace a healthier lifestyle.

Event partners:


Speakers focused on

Whole Food, Plant-Based living.

2024 Lineup

Dr. Michael Klaper


Dr. T. Colin Campbell

Co-author, The China Study

Dr. Michael Greger

Author, How Not To Die

Chef AJ

Plant-Based Chef

Gene Baur

Co-Founder, Farm Sanctuary

Dr. Kerry Graff


Dr. Barbara Vacarr


Dr. Ted Barnett


A full, health-focused

Weekend Schedule

Weekend Highlights

Guided yoga & meditation sessions

Cooking demonstration with chef AJ

8 healthy-living talks led by wellness experts

Designated time to explore the Finger Lakes

Whole-food, plant-based meals prepared on-site

a Weekend focused on total wellness

Group 305

Guided yoga & meditation sessions

Cooking demonstration with chef AJ

8 healthy-living talks led by wellness experts

Designated time to explore the Finger Lakes

Whole-food, plant-based meals prepared on-site

a Weekend focused on total wellness

Conference will start At dinner on Friday

Conference will end at dinner on Sunday

(Full event schedule provided after registration. If you are interested in seeing the schedule before you register, please email: [email protected])

Reserve Your Seat


Early bird discount extended to April 12, 2024

Early Bird

Early bird extended until April 12, 2024
$ 669
  • Save Over $100 on Registration
  • Full Access to All Conference Events and Lakeside Campus Activities
  • Presentations by 8 Leading Health and Wellness Experts
  • Whole Food, Plant-Based Meals Prepared on Site
  • Take advantage of outdoor resources including: hiking trails, private dock, and scenic vistas
  • Enjoy Restorative Resources Including Yoga and Meditation
  • Wellness Swag Bag


Register between April 13-June 14
$ 779
  • Full Access to All Conference Events and Lakeside Campus Activities
  • Presentations by 8 Leading Health and Wellness Experts
  • Whole Food, Plant-Based Meals Prepared on Site
  • Take advantage of outdoor resources including: hiking trails, private dock, and scenic vistas
  • Enjoy Restorative Resources Including Yoga and Meditation
  • Wellness Swag Bag

Limited scholarships available

Limited scholarships available

Email us for scholarship information: [email protected]

Have questions?

View our list of FAQs!

We made it easy! Click here to select the event package, add-ons, and accommodation extras that you would like. Provide your billing information and hit “submit”. Once you hit submit, you’ll be successfully registered for Wellness Weekend at the Lake, 2024!

NOTE: Registration is per person. If you plan on reserving on-campus accommodations, please be sure you only have one person from your party make the reservation.

It depends on when you register and which lodging options/add-ons you would like to include in your package. Here’s a brief outline for the main items:

$669.00 – Early Bird (register before April 13)

$779.00 – Standard Registration (register after April 12)

$109.00 – Farm Sanctuary (add-on)

Registration closes when the conference is sold out or by June 14.

Wellness Weekend at the Lake registration includes access (for one person) to all events, guaranteed seating at all eight expert presentations, all meals, access to on-campus wellness resources including yoga sessions, and a Wellness Swag Bag.

NOTE: Registration is per person. If you plan on reserving on-campus accommodations, please be sure you only have one person from your party make the reservation.

No, registration is only available for the entire event.

Yes. If you do not receive your email confirmation within 24 hours, please check your email spam folder and then contact our team at [email protected]

Elmira Corning Regional Airport (ELM) – 45 Miles (1 hour)

Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC)59 Miles (1 hour, 15 minutes).

Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) – 76 Miles (1 hour, 22 minutes).

The cost of the hotel accommodation and travel is not included in the registration fee. Attendees are responsible for their own accommodations and travel costs. Please check the event site for hotel information. Attendees have the option of registering for overnight accommodations on campus in one of Keuka College’s residence halls. There will be an option to register for College accommodations when registering for the event.

In addition to our on campus overnight accommodations in our residence halls, we have room blocks at three hotels in downtown Penn Yan (5 miles from the college).

Microtel by Wyndham Penn Yan Finger Lakes Region
Phone: (315) 517-1074
Reference Keuka College Wellness Weekend when making reservations
Group Code: 071224KEU
$269 + tax

Best Western Plus Vineyard Inn & Suites
Phone: (315) 536-8473
Reference Keuka College Wellness Weekend when making the reservation
$259 + tax

Hampton Inn
Phone: (315) 536-8202
Reference Keuka College Wellness Weekend when making the reservation
$289 + tax

Guests are responsible for booking and paying for their own reservations. Discounted rates are available until the blocks are filled. Once the blocks are filled, it is up to each hotel’s discretion to honor a discounted rate.

On-campus accommodations are available in historic Ball Hall, Keuka College’s signature structure. The top three floors of the five-story building include rooms ranging from singles to quads. All rooms include air conditioning and complimentary WiFi.

There are two shared hallway bathrooms located on each floor. Each of the two bathrooms contains multiple stalls, showers, and sinks.

A single room has (1) twin bed – $198.00/Weekend
A double room has (2) twin beds – $298.00/Weekend
A triple room has (3) twin beds – $359.00/Weekend
A quad room has (4) twin beds – $458.00/Weekend

Sheets, pillows, blankets, towels, washcloths, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and complimentary parking.

There is no specific dress requirement. Dress for comfort! But please keep in mind that events are planned for both indoors and out, so we encourage you to dress in a way that will ensure you’re comfortable in either setting.

On the registration form, please list any dietary restrictions or accommodation needs.

Use Visa, Discover, American Express, or Mastercard via the online registration system.

Yes, a receipt will be sent to the email you provide at registration.

Any cancellations 60 days out are eligible for a full refund; 30 days out, a 50% refund; and within 30 days, registration is non-refundable.

Refund requests should be submitted in writing to [email protected]Please put your confirmation number and name in the title of the email.

Our full cancellation policy can be found here.

Yes, our team can assist you with these arrangements. Please contact [email protected] to inquire.

Have a question not answered above?

Fill out the form below with your request!

Dr. Michael Klaper

Dr Klaper is a gifted clinician, internationally-recognized teacher & speaker on diet & health. In addition to his clinical practice & private consultations with patients, he’s a passionate & devoted educator of physicians & other healthcare professionals about the importance of nutrition in clinical practice & integrative medicine. 

He’s also the author of Vegan Nutrition: Pure & Simple & has produced numerous videos, webinars & dozens of articles for both scientific journals & the popular press. As a source of inspiration advocating plant-based diets & the end of animal cruelty worldwide, Dr Klaper contributed to the making of 2 PBS television programs, Food for Thought & the award-winning movie, Diet for a New America. He teaches that “Health Comes From Healthy Living” & is dedicated to the healing & flourishing of all living beings & our planet.

Dr. T. Colin Campbell

T. Colin Campbell, PhD has been dedicated to the science of human health for more than 60 years. His primary focus is on the association between diet and disease, particularly cancer. Although largely known for the China Study — one of the most comprehensive studies of health and nutrition ever conducted, and recognized by The New York Times as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology” — Dr. Campbell’s profound impact also includes extensive involvement in education, public policy, and laboratory research.

He has received numerous lifetime achievement awards, including from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), the Plantrician Project, and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), among other awards highlighting his courage and leadership. Most of these awards were enabled by tenure and academic freedom to speak.

Dr. Michael Greger

Michael Greger, MD FACLM, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, infectious disease, and public health issues. Dr. Greger is the founder of the nonprofit organization, NutritionFacts.org, a public service that provides free access to the latest peer-reviewed research in nutritional science via bite-sized videos. Three of his recent books—How Not to Die, How Not to Diet, and How Not to Age—all became instant New York Times Best Sellers. His latest book, How Not to Age, was released at the end of 2023. All proceeds he receives from the sales of his books go to charity.

The inspiration for Dr. Greger’s work all started with his grandmother. He was just a kid when his grandmother was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease, and sent home to die. She already had many bypass surgeries, was scarred up inside; there was nothing more the surgeons could do. Confined in a wheelchair with crushing chest pain…her life was over at age 65. Then, she heard about Nathan Pritikin, one of the early lifestyle medicine pioneers, and what happened next is chronicled in Pritikin’s biography. Dr. Greger’s grandmother was one of the “death’s door people.” She arrived in a wheelchair. “Mrs. Greger had heart disease, angina, and claudication; her condition was so bad she could no longer walk without great pain in her chest and legs. Within three weeks, though, she was not only out of her wheelchair but was walking ten miles a day.”

As Dr. Greger grew older, he began to understand the significance of her near-miraculous recovery. As soon as we stop eating the artery-clogging foods that contribute to heart disease, our bodies can start to heal themselves. Dr. Greger made it his life’s mission to educate millions about evidence-based eating.

Chef AJ

Chef AJ has been devoted to a plant-exclusive diet for over 43 years. She was the host of the television series Healthy Living with Chef AJ which airs on Foody TV. A chef, culinary instructor, and professional speaker, she is the author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight, which chronicles her journey from an obese junk-food vegan faced with a diagnosis of pre-cancerous polyps, to learning how to create foods that nourish and heal the body.

Her latest bestselling book The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss: A Revolutionary Approach to Conquer Cravings, Overcome Food Addiction, and Lose Weight Without Going Hungry has received glowing endorsement by many luminaries in the plant-based movement.

Gene Baur

A pioneer in the field of undercover investigations and farm animal rescue, Gene has visited hundreds of farms, stockyards, and slaughterhouses, documenting the deplorable conditions. His pictures and videos exposing factory farming cruelties have aired nationally and internationally, educating millions about the plight of modern farm animals, and his rescue work inspired an international farm sanctuary movement.

Gene was instrumental in passing the first U.S. laws prohibiting inhumane animal confinement and continues working on systemic food industry reforms. His work has been covered by major media outlets including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, the New York Times, LA Times, and Wall Street Journal among others.

Gene Baur has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by Time magazine and named one of Oprah Winfrey’s SuperSoul 100 Givers.

Dr. Kerry Graff

Hi! I’m Dr. Kerry Graff. I have treated thousands of patients who were sick and tired of being, well, sick and tired, helping them regain their health and vitality. The human body is fundamentally a self-healing mechanism, when you stop injuring it and give it what it needs to repair itself!

Kerry spent the first half of her career putting patients on medications, thinking she was “treating” disease. She’s dedicated the second half of her career to addressing the underlying cause of chronic disease and getting patients off those meds, through lifestyle medicine. She’s a firm believer that these principles create a foundation for true “health” care.

Dr. Barbara Vacarr

Barbara Vacarr offers something truly exceptional: heart-centered leadership rooted in compassionate inquiry. 

For over 30 years, she has developed a vision of success that champions human development alongside organizational transformation, spearheading bold strategic initiatives that empower individuals and organizations to look within so they can call forth their highest selves.

Barbara’s passion is exploring what creates meaningful change in the world—a passion that has opened the door to a remarkable career in higher education and mental health. Barbara has acted as CEO of Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, president and CEO of Goddard College, and founding director of Lesley University’s PhD program in Adult Learning and Human Development. She’s served as an interviewer for the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education; was a project leader for the Cambodian Youth and Missing History Project; advises the board of the Findhorn Foundation; and sits on the board of the Berkshire Center for Social Justice. She is also the founder and senior leader of an intergenerational women’s mentoring collective and has been a regular contributor to Thrive Global and Medium. 

Barbara was named one of 50 “Influencers in Aging in America” by PBS’ Next Avenue in 2016, and was presented with the 2022 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring individuals who have demonstrated leadership, excellence, and longevity within their respective industries and professions. She approaches all aspects of her life and work—whether it’s showing up for her family, running an organization, or mentoring entrepreneurs—from a deep commitment to leadership as a path of learning, growth, and creating new ways of being.

Dr. Ted Barnett

Known as the “High-Tech Doctor with Low-Tech Solutions,” Ted Barnett, MD FACLM DipABLM is an Interventional Radiologist and partner with Borg and Ide Imaging in Rochester, NY, where he has practiced since 1986. With his wife Carol, he has been the co-Coordinator of the Rochester Area Vegan Society since 1995. He is the President of the Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute, which he founded in 2015. A fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, he was also formerly on its board of directors.

Dr. Barnett completed his residency in Diagnostic Imaging at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and became board-certified in this specialty in 1984. 11 years later, he became one of the first radiologists board-certified in Vascular and Interventional Radiology after passing the inaugural examination in 1995. 22 years after that, he became one of the first 204 physicians board-certified in Lifestyle Medicine after passing the inaugural examination in 2017.

Dr. Barnett received his BS degree from Yale University in 1976 and his MD degree from Tufts University 1980. He is the father of three adult children who are extraordinarily healthy lifelong vegans. He is dedicated to transforming the health care system using the principles of lifestyle medicine and plant-based nutrition.

Application for Wellness Weekend Scholarship

Wellness Weekend at the Lake is an event dedicated to supporting and enhancing your overall wellness. We do not wish for the cost of the event to exclude individuals who could benefit from participating. Because of this, Keuka College has limited scholarships available to offset the cost of attendance for individuals who qualify.

  • Scholarships will cover attendance at Wellness Weekend at the Lake and on-campus lodging, which will consist of single rooms. Scholarships cannot be used to cover travel expenses.
  • Scholarships will apply only to this summer’s Wellness Weekend and not to future wellness events.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rotating basis; submissions do not guarantee scholarships will be awarded.
  • Recipients will be notified by Wellness Weekend officials at the email address provided. All scholarships will be determined, and recipients notified, by June 13, 2024.

Privacy Policy

Keuka College is committed to safeguarding all personally identifiable information we obtain about our customers and visitors, whether internal or external. This policy applies to anyone who accesses online services provided by Keuka College. Keuka College reserves the right to retain all incoming and outgoing communications through our website for the purposes of training staff and quality assurance.


Keuka College collects various types of information from you through our websites when you provide it to us voluntarily by completing an online form. Some information is collected automatically through various web and Internet technologies, including social media, provided you grant consent. Cookies and other relevant technology are used on our websites to allow us to accomplish the uses described in this policy, to deliver messaging, and to keep track of your information. If you wish to disable such technology in your browser you may do so; however, this may render some portions of our websites unusable to you. Please refer to your browser’s “Help” menu for assistance in changing cookie settings or removing cookie files.



Each time you visit one of our websites, analytical information is automatically gathered through Google Analytics. Aggregate and anonymous analytical information is used by the College to better understand web traffic and make business decisions pertaining to user interface design, content, and marketing strategies. Keuka College fully complies with the Google Analytics Terms of Service. Keuka College makes use of various third-party services for behavioral and remarketing campaigns. These campaigns may involve:

  • Showing online advertisements to users whose online use habits have indicated an interest in Keuka College’s educational services.
  • Display online advertisements or follow-up messages to users who have visited one or more of Keuka College’s websites.

Third-party vendors may use cookies to track Internet use. Information gathered by these cookies may be used to display Keuka College advertisements on sites across the Internet. If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us, you may express your choice where indicated on the applicable email or other communication. You may also contact [email protected] to be removed from our mailing lists. To opt-out of receiving behavioral or remarketing messages from Keuka College, you will need to opt-out using tools provided by various third-party vendors:



Various interactions through the College’s websites ask you to submit personal information. The exact personal information requested may vary depending on the type of response requested or nature of the transaction.



Keuka College does not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to others except as outlined in this policy. The College will share personally identifiable information about you with other companies or people when one or more of the following conditions apply:

  • We have your consent to share the information.
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Keuka College may revise or update this Privacy Policy. Please contact us as described below or check back at this site periodically to obtain a current copy of this Privacy Policy.



If you wish to access or update any of your personal information, or have any questions about our privacy practices, please contact [email protected].

Keuka College
Attn: Information Security Manager
141 Central Ave.
Keuka Park, NY 14478  

Cancellation & Refund Policy

For Wellness Weekend at the Lake 2024

We understand that plans may change, and we strive to accommodate our attendees as best as possible. Please review our cancellation and refund policy for Wellness Weekend 2024:

  1. Full Refund Eligibility (60 Days Out):
    Cancellations made 60 days or more before the start date of Wellness Weekend are eligible for a full refund.

  2. 50% Refund Eligibility (30 Days Out):
    Cancellations made between 30 and 60 days before the start date of Wellness Weekend will receive a 50% refund.

  3. Non-Refundable (Within 30 Days of Event Start Date):
    Cancellations made within 30 days of the start date of Wellness Weekend are not eligible for a refund.

  4. Refund Request Process:
    All refund requests must be submitted in writing to [email protected].

  5. Email Subject:
    When submitting a refund request, please use the following format for the email subject: [Confirmation Number] – [Your Name] Refund Request.

  6. Required Information:
    The email should include your confirmation number, your full name, and a brief explanation of the reason for cancellation. This will ensure a prompt and accurate processing of your refund request.

  7. Refund Processing Time:
    Refund requests will be processed within 120 business days from the date of receipt.

  8. Refund Method:
    Refunds, when approved, will be issued through the original payment method used during the registration process.

  9. Late or Unsuccessful Refund Requests:
    Refund requests received after the event start date or those that do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be processed.

  10. Event Cancellation:
    In the unlikely event that Wellness Weekend 2024 is canceled, a full refund will be provided to all registered attendees.

  11. Policy Modification:
    This cancellation/refund policy is subject to change. Any modifications will be communicated to all registered attendees.


By registering for Wellness Weekend 2024, you acknowledge and agree to abide by the terms of this cancellation and refund policy. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected].