The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has teamed up with Kin Travel to design a weekend escape and conservation masterclass in vibrant Provincetown, MA with an intimate crew of like-minded adventurers, tastemakers and leading marine activists. We'll dive deep into IFAW's work to save marine mammals, spot whales at sea, train for dolphin rescue, and learn about the challenges and innovations bringing forth our vision for the future. With equal passion, we'll be riding bikes to pop-up beach parties, slurping fresh oysters and toasting new friends.
September 27 - September 30
Pricing from $2200 pp double occupancy and $2800 pp single occupancy
Animal Rescue Veterinarian
BUILDING ON 50 YEARS OF CONSERVATION
IFAW is a global non-profit that protects animals and the places we call home. The organization's dual focus on welfare and conservation promotes healthy populations by sustaining habitats and protecting individual animals at risk. Applying a holistic approach to conservation's biggest challenges in over 40 project sites across the globe, IFAW works to preserve critical habitats, reduce human-wildlife conflict, combat wildlife crime, and protect endangered wildlife for nearly 50 years. Alongside communities, IFAW is pioneering innovative solutions that push boundaries, advance conservation, and create a better world for people and animals everywhere.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
— Elise Swopes, CHI
"The most welcoming community driven by accountability and the beauty of friendship, where learning and entertainment go hand-in-hand, making for the most unforgettable experience of your life!"
ULTIMATE, SUMMER, IMMERSION
Our journeys are the result of a ton of creativity and learning to nail the perfect blueprint for falling in love with a place and the work of social activists. We are passionate about curating a perfect balance of activity and relaxation, leaving room for spontaneity and surprise, and cultivating community. See the sketch below for a teaser.
PROVINCETOWN, CAPE COD
Provincetown is a former Portuguese fishing village, rich in fishing and whaling history, a vibrant culturally-rich LGBTQ community and full of eclectic food, nature and an amazing art scene. Ptown's colorful and quirky Commercial Street is a 3-mile stretch of shops, restaurants, and historic sites and offers the ideal location for a warm summer night's stroll.
COASTAL, MODERN, HIDEAWAY
The Salt House Inn is a beautifully restored 19th Century cottage once used to house salt-miners. Now, it is a bright, coastal-modern hideaway in the heart of Provincetown, just two blocks from bustling Commercial Street and the sea. Some rooms feature soak tubs and all fill with light and fresh sea air.
The Inn shares a dining room, outdoor patio encased in a pergola of wisteria, and outdoor terrace nooks for reading and basking in the sun. It is the perfect summer house for our lively beach family.
FRESH, LOCAL, SCENE
Food and Drink
With all the Cape has to offer, Ptown has all the ingredients for a food scene that spans fine dining to killer oyster shacks. We'll be dancing our way through it all with menus built for all dietary restrictions and a focus on local and sustainable sourcing. We'll hit a few buzzing restaurants and local hideaways, have breakfasts and one family dinner at the Inn, and pack picnics for beach parties and a few surprise stops.
The focus of our time is to learn about IFAW's Marine Mammal Rescue and Research work on the Cape, as a way of understanding their work more broadly in the world. The 700 miles of coastline in southeastern Massachusetts is home to one of the highest rates of whale and dolphin strandings in the world. IFAW developed a team of superheros (pioneering vets and highly-trained volunteers) who together brought to life one of the first systematic, mass stranding rescue and prevention programs in the world, a model now taught globally. As well, they are leaders in developing solutions for entanglement for dolphins, whales, porpoises and seals, using both strandings and entanglement interventions to conduct research on animals, species and their habitats.
Our group will dive deep into the "ROC," the Rescue Operations Center, for a marine conservation crash-course to learn about the primary challenges, solutions and stakeholders at play on the Cape and by result, the world.