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CRAFTSBURY COMMON, VERMONT

Cross-Country Skiing in Beautiful Rural Vermont…Plus!

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Program #20276RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Elevation Note
The elevation at the Craftsbury outdoor Center does not exceed 2000 feet.

Equipment Requirements
Our Touring Center has a wide array of wax less rental skis, and can outfit anyone needing ski gear. High-performance skating and wax able classic ski equipment is also available, and our demo program is a great way to try out the latest ski equipment. Our rental fee for a package including skis, boots and poles costs $40.00 for the week.

Itinerary for Mar 10 — Mar 15, 2013

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Type: Lodge

Contact info:
535 Lost Nation Road
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 USA
phone: 802-586-7767
web: www.craftsbury.com/Road Scholar

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Our lodging is dorm style with a shared bath down the hall. For an upgrade fee, bedrooms are available with private bath facilities. For information and availability please contact our office at 802-586-7767.

Additional nights before: $ 98.00 to $165.00
Please call our office at 802-586-7767 to arrange reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, March 10 - Check -In Dinner Orientation
Afternoon: CHECK-IN: You may check in between 2:00 - 5:00 pm at the front desk in the white farmhouse. You'll receive your room assignment, room key and arrival packet with the most up-to-date schedule that we'll review during orientation this evening. You're free to explore the grounds and facilities until dinner.

Dinner: Dinner is a catered buffet of home-cooked dishes served family style in our rustic dining hall. Hot entr? with a vegetarian option, salad bar, fresh fruit and dessert are offered every evening. The Craftsbury Outdoor Center has a strong commitment to offering locally grown foods.

Evening: ORIENTATION:.We'll have our orientation session in the Tamarack classroom following dinner. You'll meet the course instructor and review the content of the arrival packet that contains the updated schedule of activities and meals for the program, a map of the Craft bury Outdoor Center, information about the facility and roster of the participants. Supplemental educational focus this week will be " American Popular song in New England" Pamela Gore will lead us through New England's contribution to American popular song in the 19th and 20th centuries with period recordings and live demonstrations. Please be aware that weather conditions or other local circumstances could require adjusting the schedule. If any changes need to be made, we will notify you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Contact info:
535 Lost Nation Road
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 USA
phone: 802-586-7767
web: www.craftsbury.com/Road Scholar

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Our lodging is dorm style with a shared bath down the hall. For an upgrade fee, bedrooms are available with private bath facilities. For information and availability please contact our office at 802-586-7767.

Additional nights before: $ 98.00 to $165.00
Please call our office at 802-586-7767 to arrange reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, March 11 - Music Course Ski Lesson
Breakfast: A hearty breakfast buffet with hot entrée, fruit, and cereal options.

Morning: STRETCHING CLASS: Learn good stretching technique for before and after skiing. SKI LESSONS: Chose a ski group to fit your ability. Novice to expert technique will be taught with plenty of time to practice your new skills.

Lunch: A hearty lunch buffet with hot entrees, homemade bread, soups , salad , fresh fruit and dessert.

Afternoon: SKI TOUR: Join our ski instructors on our cross-country trails which are wide, expertly maintained, and groomed daily. Taste Vermont cheeses at the Wine, Cider, and Cheese Social. This is a great way mingle with other Road Scholar participants.

Afternoon: American Popular Song in New England: We will start with the time period from the Revolution to about 1830 including the history of the Star-Spangled Banner, my country 'Tis of Thee, several songs by the Shakers and early Boston composers as well as English songs like Thomas Moore's "The Last Rose of Summer." After your music lecture enjoy some free time to take a swim , go for a walk, a bike ride or just rest and reflect on your day.

Dinner: Self-serve buffet in family style dining hall.

Evening: Social time / Games

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Contact info:
535 Lost Nation Road
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 USA
phone: 802-586-7767
web: www.craftsbury.com/Road Scholar

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Our lodging is dorm style with a shared bath down the hall. For an upgrade fee, bedrooms are available with private bath facilities. For information and availability please contact our office at 802-586-7767.

Additional nights before: $ 98.00 to $165.00
Please call our office at 802-586-7767 to arrange reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, March 12 - Music Course Ski Lesson
Breakfast: A hearty breakfast buffet with hot entrée, fruit, and cereal options.

Morning: STRETCHING CLASS then SKI LESSONS: Chose a ski group to fit your ability. Novice to expert technique will be taught with plenty of time to practice your new skills.

Lunch: A hearty lunch buffet with hot entrée, homemade bread, soup, and salad.

Afternoon: Ski Tour. Join our ski instructors on our cross-country trails which are wide, expertly maintained, and groomed daily for your enjoyment. Today, Lecture 3 in your music course, will focus on the part New England played in other popular entertainments of the 1840's and '50's: family singing groups like the Hutchinsons who were violently opposed to the Civil War. Other New England songwriters were not opposed to , but embraced the Civil Was and wrote passionately about it. Their songs tear at your heart.

Dinner: Self-serve buffet in family style dining hall.

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Contact info:
535 Lost Nation Road
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 USA
phone: 802-586-7767
web: www.craftsbury.com/Road Scholar

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Our lodging is dorm style with a shared bath down the hall. For an upgrade fee, bedrooms are available with private bath facilities. For information and availability please contact our office at 802-586-7767.

Additional nights before: $ 98.00 to $165.00
Please call our office at 802-586-7767 to arrange reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, March 13 - Music Course Ski Lesson
Breakfast: A hearty breakfast buffet with hot entrée, fruit and cereal options.

Morning: STRETCHING CLASS SKI LESSONS: Chose a ski group to fit your ability. Novice to expert technique will be taught with plenty of time to practice your new skills. .

Lunch: A hearty lunch buffet with hot entrée, homemade bread, soup and salad.

Afternoon: SKI TOUR: Our cross-country trails are wide, expertly maintained and groomed daily for classical and skate ski techniques. SKATE SKI LESSON: This option is provided for participants who are interested in learning the technique of skate skiing. Skate equipment can be borrowed from the touring center at no cost to Road Scholar.

Dinner: Self-serve buffet in family style dining hall.

Evening: Social Time / Games

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Contact info:
535 Lost Nation Road
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 USA
phone: 802-586-7767
web: www.craftsbury.com/Road Scholar

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Our lodging is dorm style with a shared bath down the hall. For an upgrade fee, bedrooms are available with private bath facilities. For information and availability please contact our office at 802-586-7767.

Additional nights before: $ 98.00 to $165.00
Please call our office at 802-586-7767 to arrange reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, March 14 - Music Course Ski to Craftsbury Village Snowshoe...
Music Course Ski to Craftsbury Village Snowshoe tour Evening ski film

Breakfast: A hearty breakfast buffet with hot entrée, fruit, and cereal options.

Morning: GROUP SKI TOUR: to the classic New England village of Craftsbury. The option of a tour to Craftsbury Village is dependant upon the weather and snow conditions and requires stamina.

Lunch: A hearty lunch buffet with hot entrée, homemade bread, soup, and salad.

Afternoon: SNOW SHOE TOUR:Join us as we venture through our great wilderness as our guide briefs us on our animal habitats and tracks. SKATE SKI LESSON: This option is provided for participants who are interested in learning the technique of skate skiing. Skate equipment can be borrowed from the touring center at no cost to Road Scholar.

Dinner: Self-serve buffet in family style dining hall.

Evening: Film night

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Contact info:
535 Lost Nation Road
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 USA
phone: 802-586-7767
web: www.craftsbury.com/Road Scholar

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Our lodging is dorm style with a shared bath down the hall. For an upgrade fee, bedrooms are available with private bath facilities. For information and availability please contact our office at 802-586-7767.

Additional nights before: $ 98.00 to $165.00
Please call our office at 802-586-7767 to arrange reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, March 15 - Group ski or on your own. Departure
Breakfast: A hearty breakfast buffet with hot entrée, fruit, and cereal options.

Morning: SKI LESSON or Free Time

Lunch: A hearty lunch buffet with hot entrée, homemade bread, soup, and salad OR a bag lunch for travel.

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
7 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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