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Program #11014RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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Itinerary for May 5 — May 10, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: When the Inn of Cape May began life in 1894, it boasted what were then state-of-the-art amenities: steam heat, gas lights, an electric system, and a wonderful wrap-around verandah to catch ocean breezes. Today, the Inn’s original Otis elevator from 1900 is still in service, operated by hotel staff as available. Guest rooms are basic and modestly sized, featuring retro-fitted bathrooms with showers, heat and A/C and cable TV. Rooms are furnished as they would have been a century ago with wicker and vintage furniture, and may either have two full-size beds or one queen or king-size bed. The Inn of Cape May also offers a restaurant, bar and in-ground pool, and is conveniently located within walking distance of the main pedestrian area.

Contact info:
7 Ocean Street
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5555
web: www.innofcapemay.com

Room amenities: Guest rooms are located on 2nd through 5th floor, though Road Scholar participants are generaly placed on 3rd and above to be removed from street noise. Rooms are furnished with double, queen and/or king-sized beds, cable TV with remote control, heat and air conditioning. Every bathroom is equipped with a shower, though some are stall showers and some are in tubs. Some bathrooms are equipped with grab bars. As the bathrooms are a 20th century retrofit, the guest rooms are modestly-sized and differ in lay-out and configuration. Rooms are not equipped with telephones or alarm clocks. The room assignments are made based on needs of the group and can't be changed from one view to another.

Facility amenities: The family owned and operated Inn of Cape May features fifty one unique hotel rooms, each furnished with wicker and antiques, many featuring views of the Atlantic Ocean. Although the building is historic, it offers modern day comforts such as a lobby seating area with gas fireplace, WiFi in the public areas of the first floor and the front desk that is staffed 24 hours a day. The hotel does have a vintage elevator, which is not self-service. It must be operated by hotel personnel who are available 24 hours a day. There is a first floor restaurant and bar. Free guest parking is available directly across the street. A 15 minute loading space is directly in front of the main entrance and a bellman is available for convenient check-in. There is an in-ground pool, open seasonally. The hotel is on the oceanfront, just a short walk from the main pedestrian shopping area and within easy walking distance of many fine restaurants.

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

Bathroom: Some rooms have tubs with showers; some only stall showers.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for rate.
Rates vary by season.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, May 05 - Registration, wine and cheese reception/Orientati...
Afternoon: 3pm: Program registration in hotel lobby. Registration for guest rooms begins at 4PM. Wine and cheese reception in dining room 5PM.

Dinner: 6pm: Dinner served in hotel diningroom. Choice of three items form the menu.

Evening: 7:30pm: Introductions of coordinator and participants, review of week's programs, logistics and menu, orientation to hotel and city of Cape May.

Lodging: Inn of Cape May

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: When the Inn of Cape May began life in 1894, it boasted what were then state-of-the-art amenities: steam heat, gas lights, an electric system, and a wonderful wrap-around verandah to catch ocean breezes. Today, the Inn’s original Otis elevator from 1900 is still in service, operated by hotel staff as available. Guest rooms are basic and modestly sized, featuring retro-fitted bathrooms with showers, heat and A/C and cable TV. Rooms are furnished as they would have been a century ago with wicker and vintage furniture, and may either have two full-size beds or one queen or king-size bed. The Inn of Cape May also offers a restaurant, bar and in-ground pool, and is conveniently located within walking distance of the main pedestrian area.

Contact info:
7 Ocean Street
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5555
web: www.innofcapemay.com

Room amenities: Guest rooms are located on 2nd through 5th floor, though Road Scholar participants are generaly placed on 3rd and above to be removed from street noise. Rooms are furnished with double, queen and/or king-sized beds, cable TV with remote control, heat and air conditioning. Every bathroom is equipped with a shower, though some are stall showers and some are in tubs. Some bathrooms are equipped with grab bars. As the bathrooms are a 20th century retrofit, the guest rooms are modestly-sized and differ in lay-out and configuration. Rooms are not equipped with telephones or alarm clocks. The room assignments are made based on needs of the group and can't be changed from one view to another.

Facility amenities: The family owned and operated Inn of Cape May features fifty one unique hotel rooms, each furnished with wicker and antiques, many featuring views of the Atlantic Ocean. Although the building is historic, it offers modern day comforts such as a lobby seating area with gas fireplace, WiFi in the public areas of the first floor and the front desk that is staffed 24 hours a day. The hotel does have a vintage elevator, which is not self-service. It must be operated by hotel personnel who are available 24 hours a day. There is a first floor restaurant and bar. Free guest parking is available directly across the street. A 15 minute loading space is directly in front of the main entrance and a bellman is available for convenient check-in. There is an in-ground pool, open seasonally. The hotel is on the oceanfront, just a short walk from the main pedestrian shopping area and within easy walking distance of many fine restaurants.

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

Bathroom: Some rooms have tubs with showers; some only stall showers.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for rate.
Rates vary by season.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, May 06 - Instruction, Demonstration, Critique
Breakfast: 8:30am: Breakfast at hotel: choice of hot breakfast, oatmeal or cold cereal. Yogurt, fruit and toast basket on request.

Morning: 9:45am: The group gathers with the instructor, an artist with many years experience teaching and exhibiting her work, for a lesson/demonstration in watercolor technique. Following the lesson, the participants will work independently with one-on-one instruction from the instructor. Depending on the weather, the group will paint on location on the streets around the hotel and/or the beachfront. Still life vignettes will be set up in the classroom and available outside of the class period.

Lunch: 12:30pm: Lunch at hotel. Choice of two menu items.

Afternoon: 1:30pm: The group gathers with the instructor for a lesson/demonstration in watercolor technique. Following the lesson, the participants will work independently with one-on-one instruction from the instructor. Depending on the weather, the group will paint on location around Cape May. In the late afternoon, the group will gather for critique.

Dinner: 6pm: Dinner at hotel. Choice of three menu items.

Evening: 7:30pm: The instructor will show videos illustrating techniques of other artists. Participants may choose to stay afterward and paint in classroom.

Lodging: Inn of Cape May

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: When the Inn of Cape May began life in 1894, it boasted what were then state-of-the-art amenities: steam heat, gas lights, an electric system, and a wonderful wrap-around verandah to catch ocean breezes. Today, the Inn’s original Otis elevator from 1900 is still in service, operated by hotel staff as available. Guest rooms are basic and modestly sized, featuring retro-fitted bathrooms with showers, heat and A/C and cable TV. Rooms are furnished as they would have been a century ago with wicker and vintage furniture, and may either have two full-size beds or one queen or king-size bed. The Inn of Cape May also offers a restaurant, bar and in-ground pool, and is conveniently located within walking distance of the main pedestrian area.

Contact info:
7 Ocean Street
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5555
web: www.innofcapemay.com

Room amenities: Guest rooms are located on 2nd through 5th floor, though Road Scholar participants are generaly placed on 3rd and above to be removed from street noise. Rooms are furnished with double, queen and/or king-sized beds, cable TV with remote control, heat and air conditioning. Every bathroom is equipped with a shower, though some are stall showers and some are in tubs. Some bathrooms are equipped with grab bars. As the bathrooms are a 20th century retrofit, the guest rooms are modestly-sized and differ in lay-out and configuration. Rooms are not equipped with telephones or alarm clocks. The room assignments are made based on needs of the group and can't be changed from one view to another.

Facility amenities: The family owned and operated Inn of Cape May features fifty one unique hotel rooms, each furnished with wicker and antiques, many featuring views of the Atlantic Ocean. Although the building is historic, it offers modern day comforts such as a lobby seating area with gas fireplace, WiFi in the public areas of the first floor and the front desk that is staffed 24 hours a day. The hotel does have a vintage elevator, which is not self-service. It must be operated by hotel personnel who are available 24 hours a day. There is a first floor restaurant and bar. Free guest parking is available directly across the street. A 15 minute loading space is directly in front of the main entrance and a bellman is available for convenient check-in. There is an in-ground pool, open seasonally. The hotel is on the oceanfront, just a short walk from the main pedestrian shopping area and within easy walking distance of many fine restaurants.

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

Bathroom: Some rooms have tubs with showers; some only stall showers.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for rate.
Rates vary by season.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, May 07 - Instruction, Demonstration, Critique
Breakfast: 8:30am: Breakfast at hotel: choice of hot breakfast, oatmeal or cold cereal. Yogurt, fruit and toast basket on request.

Morning: 9:45am: The group gathers with the instructor for a lesson/demonstration in watercolor technique. Following the lesson, the participants will work independently with one-on-one instruction from the instructor. Depending on the weather, the group will paint on location around Cape May.

Lunch: 12:30pm: Lunch at hotel. Choice of two menu items.

Afternoon: 1:30pm: The group gathers with the instructor for a lesson in watercolor technique. Following the lesson, the participants will work independently with one-on-one instruction from the instructor. Depending on the weather, the group will paint on location around Cape May. In the late afternoon the group will gather for critique.

Dinner: 6pm: Dinner served in hotel diningroom. Choice of three menu items.

Evening: 7:30pm: The instructor will show videos illustrating techniques of other artists. Participants may choose to stay and paint in classroom.

Lodging: Inn of Cape May

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: When the Inn of Cape May began life in 1894, it boasted what were then state-of-the-art amenities: steam heat, gas lights, an electric system, and a wonderful wrap-around verandah to catch ocean breezes. Today, the Inn’s original Otis elevator from 1900 is still in service, operated by hotel staff as available. Guest rooms are basic and modestly sized, featuring retro-fitted bathrooms with showers, heat and A/C and cable TV. Rooms are furnished as they would have been a century ago with wicker and vintage furniture, and may either have two full-size beds or one queen or king-size bed. The Inn of Cape May also offers a restaurant, bar and in-ground pool, and is conveniently located within walking distance of the main pedestrian area.

Contact info:
7 Ocean Street
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5555
web: www.innofcapemay.com

Room amenities: Guest rooms are located on 2nd through 5th floor, though Road Scholar participants are generaly placed on 3rd and above to be removed from street noise. Rooms are furnished with double, queen and/or king-sized beds, cable TV with remote control, heat and air conditioning. Every bathroom is equipped with a shower, though some are stall showers and some are in tubs. Some bathrooms are equipped with grab bars. As the bathrooms are a 20th century retrofit, the guest rooms are modestly-sized and differ in lay-out and configuration. Rooms are not equipped with telephones or alarm clocks. The room assignments are made based on needs of the group and can't be changed from one view to another.

Facility amenities: The family owned and operated Inn of Cape May features fifty one unique hotel rooms, each furnished with wicker and antiques, many featuring views of the Atlantic Ocean. Although the building is historic, it offers modern day comforts such as a lobby seating area with gas fireplace, WiFi in the public areas of the first floor and the front desk that is staffed 24 hours a day. The hotel does have a vintage elevator, which is not self-service. It must be operated by hotel personnel who are available 24 hours a day. There is a first floor restaurant and bar. Free guest parking is available directly across the street. A 15 minute loading space is directly in front of the main entrance and a bellman is available for convenient check-in. There is an in-ground pool, open seasonally. The hotel is on the oceanfront, just a short walk from the main pedestrian shopping area and within easy walking distance of many fine restaurants.

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

Bathroom: Some rooms have tubs with showers; some only stall showers.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for rate.
Rates vary by season.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, May 08 - Field Trip, Tour, Painting on Location/Instructio...
Field Trip, Tour, Painting on Location/Instruction, Demonstration, Critique

Breakfast: 8:30am: Breakfast at hotel: choice of hot breakfast, oatmeal or cold cereal. Yogurt, fruit and toast basket on request.

Morning: 9:45am: The group will enjoy a Welcome to Cape May Trolley Tour followed by time spent painting on the grounds of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate. architect Frank Furness and constructed in 1879.

Lunch: 12:30pm: An elegant tea luncheon is provided at the Carriage House Tearoom and Cafe on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate. Lunch includes home-baked tea breads and scones, salad, chef's selection of tea sandwiches and dessert. Following lunch, the group will shuttle back to the hotel.

Afternoon: 1:30pm: The group gathers with the instructor for a lesson in watercolor technique. Following the lesson, the participants will work independently with one-on-one instruction from the instructor. Depending on the weather, the group will paint on location around Cape May. In the late afternoon the group will gather for critique.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel. Choice of threee menu items

Evening: 7:30pm: A member of the museum staff will present a richly illustrated lecture on Cape May's unparalleled collection of Victorian era buildings, showing the stylistic elments that are hallmarks of the era. The presentation includes images of many of the 600 buildings from the era in the city.

Lodging: Inn of Cape May

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: When the Inn of Cape May began life in 1894, it boasted what were then state-of-the-art amenities: steam heat, gas lights, an electric system, and a wonderful wrap-around verandah to catch ocean breezes. Today, the Inn’s original Otis elevator from 1900 is still in service, operated by hotel staff as available. Guest rooms are basic and modestly sized, featuring retro-fitted bathrooms with showers, heat and A/C and cable TV. Rooms are furnished as they would have been a century ago with wicker and vintage furniture, and may either have two full-size beds or one queen or king-size bed. The Inn of Cape May also offers a restaurant, bar and in-ground pool, and is conveniently located within walking distance of the main pedestrian area.

Contact info:
7 Ocean Street
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5555
web: www.innofcapemay.com

Room amenities: Guest rooms are located on 2nd through 5th floor, though Road Scholar participants are generaly placed on 3rd and above to be removed from street noise. Rooms are furnished with double, queen and/or king-sized beds, cable TV with remote control, heat and air conditioning. Every bathroom is equipped with a shower, though some are stall showers and some are in tubs. Some bathrooms are equipped with grab bars. As the bathrooms are a 20th century retrofit, the guest rooms are modestly-sized and differ in lay-out and configuration. Rooms are not equipped with telephones or alarm clocks. The room assignments are made based on needs of the group and can't be changed from one view to another.

Facility amenities: The family owned and operated Inn of Cape May features fifty one unique hotel rooms, each furnished with wicker and antiques, many featuring views of the Atlantic Ocean. Although the building is historic, it offers modern day comforts such as a lobby seating area with gas fireplace, WiFi in the public areas of the first floor and the front desk that is staffed 24 hours a day. The hotel does have a vintage elevator, which is not self-service. It must be operated by hotel personnel who are available 24 hours a day. There is a first floor restaurant and bar. Free guest parking is available directly across the street. A 15 minute loading space is directly in front of the main entrance and a bellman is available for convenient check-in. There is an in-ground pool, open seasonally. The hotel is on the oceanfront, just a short walk from the main pedestrian shopping area and within easy walking distance of many fine restaurants.

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

Bathroom: Some rooms have tubs with showers; some only stall showers.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for rate.
Rates vary by season.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, May 09 - Instruction, Demonstration, Critique
Breakfast: 8:30am: Breakfast at hotel: choice of hot breakfast, oatmeal or cold cereal. Yogurt, fruit and toast basket on request.

Morning: 9:45am: The group will shuttle to the Cape May Lighthouse in Cape May Point State Park for a morning of painting en plein air. Instructor will provide a lesson/demonstration in watercolor technique. Following the lesson, the participants will work independently with one-on-one instruction from the instructor.

Lunch: 12:30pm: Lunch at hotel. Choice of two menu items.

Afternoon: The group gathers with the instructor for a lesson in watercolor technique. Following the lesson, the participants will work independently with one-on-one instruction from the instructor. Depending on the weather, the group will paint on location around Cape May. In the late afternoon the group will gather for critique.

Dinner: 6pm: Dinner at the Merion Inn. Choice of three menu items.

Evening: 7:30pm: The group will display the work they have accomplished during the week for group critique.

Lodging: Inn of Cape May

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, May 10 -
Breakfast: 8:30am: Breakfast at hotel: choice of hot breakfast, oatmeal or cold cereal. Servers will take orders for box lunches for early departures.

Morning: 9:30am: Final meeting with instructor; final instruction and critique, evaluations collected and diplomas distributed.

Lunch: 12:30pm: Lunch at hotel. Box lunch available for early departures.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Cape May, NJ
Cape May County Historical Museum(609) 465-3535
For additional information, visit: www.cmcmuseum.org
Leaming's Run Gardens(609) 465-5871
Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts(609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278
For additional information, visit: www.capemaymac.org
Naval Air Station WildwoodAviation Museum PHONE (609) 886-8787
For additional information, visit: www.usnasw.org

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