Cape Cod is an arm-shaped cape left behind by the glaciers. It is full of kettle ponds and beautiful beaches. The Craigville Conference Center is located in Centerville just above a private beach belonging to the CCC, a short walk down the hill from the conference center. This beach is on the Nantucket Sound. You have the choice of beaches on the Sound, Atlantic beaches on the East end of the Cape and Cape Cod Bay beaches on the North side of the cape.
Route 6A, which runs parallel to the Mid-Cape Highway (Route 6) on the north side of the Cape, is a very scenic road with many attractions. Recommended is the road from Yarmouth Port all the way out to Orleans. One notable place in Yarmouth Port is at the end of Center Street (which runs north from Rt. 6A to the Bass Hole, an inlet off Cape Cod Bay) is well worth a visit. Extending over the salt marsh is a long boardwalk, where beautiful sunsets can be viewed.
The bay beaches on the North side of the Cape have a tide which goes out several hundred meters, making lovely places to walk at low tide. Mayflower Beach and Chapin Beach are off of Route 6A in Dennis, about 30 minutes from the conference site. Chapin Beach is just across the water from the pier at the end of Center Street in Yarmouth Port. These are favorite beaches of the conference chairman.
On the outer Cape you will find Nauset Beach in Orleans, and the Coast Guard and Light House beaches just to the north, which are beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches. These beaches are about a forty-five minute drive from Craigville.
Provincetown is an interesting place to visit, and has many attractions, including beautiful beaches, interesting shops, and an art museum. It is a year-round home of a number of artists. It is also famous for the concentration of alternative lifestyles. There are great whale-watching tours out of P'town, and if you are lucky, you can see many humpbacks and other whales on an outing (no guarantees).
Route 6A is a very scenic road to make your way east, out to the tip of the Cape. It goes through a number of charming towns before ending in Orleans, where it runs into Route 6. There are many shops, galleries, antique shops, etc., along Route 6A.
Route 28, which runs along the south side of the cape, is an example of development gone wild. If you are looking for tourist shops, every description of a floating toy, cheap (at least looking) hotels, and miniature golf with a pirate setting, then Route 28 in Barnstable, Yarmouth, and Dennis is your place.
Hyannis is a part of Barnstable, and has a Kennedy Museum (Hyannisport is the location of the Kennedy compound), along with shops, restaurants, the ferry to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, and the Cape Cod Melody Tent. The ferries are about 15 minutes from the Craigville Conference Center.
Weather: The average temperature on the Cape in July is 70s to 80s (average 78), but the evenings can still be cool, sometimes in the 60s.