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Program #20535RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Jun 13 — Jun 19, 2013

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Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0 Canada
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day One: Thursday, June 13 - Arrival at Cabot Shores and Welcome Activities
Note: The complimentary shuttle will leave the Halifax International Airport at 1:30 pm to make the 4 hour drive to Cabot Shores. Those travelling independently should plan to arrive at Cabot Shores between 3 pm and 6 pm.

Arrive To: Registration and Welcome at Cabot Shores followed by a guided exploration of the Wilderness Resort

Dinner: Dinner in the Great Room of Whiff's Lodge

Evening: Introductions, Introduce Staff, documenting, books, journaling, sharing circle.
Orientation to lodge, chalets, grounds, where things are, who to go to, housekeeping questions
Sharing circle: What are you most interested in learning about while you are here? What have you learned so far (journey to get here, arrival etc)

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0 Canada
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day Two: Friday, June 14 - Birding, Eagle Feather Ferry and Beach Combing
Breakfast: Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff's Lodge.

Morning: Prior to breakfast, enjoy optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk

Morning: Enjoy a birding adventure with naturalist - Sheila Kent. Afterwards take the ferry to the beach with Paul, Barbara & Chef.

Lunch: Beach Cookout. Help build a fire site using beach rock and collect drift wood for firewood.

Afternoon: Beach Combing, Collect treasures, learn about tides, moon cycles, floods, drift wood, and about seaweed uses.
Return to Cabot Shores, free time around 2pm

Afternoon: After returning to Cabot Shores enjoy Tea & Snacks followed by an acupuncture presentation. Optional auricular group acupuncture session

Dinner: Dinner at Whiff’s Lodge

Evening: Guided Conversation – Exploring Our Heritage

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0 Canada
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day Three: Saturday, June 15 - Gaelic & Celtic Immersion Day
Breakfast: Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff's Lodge.

Morning: Prior to breakfast, enjoy an optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk

Morning: Experience Gaelic language immersion, story-telling, local Celtic history with a local writer and historian Amber Buchanan

Lunch: Lunch at Whiff’s Lodge

Afternoon: Visit the local artisan galleries and learn about the artists' work and how it's created.

Afternoon: Tea & Snacks in the lodge

Dinner: Lobster Dinner at Whiff’s Lodge

Evening: Live Music

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0 Canada
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day Four: Sunday, June 16 - Puffin Tour and Water Adventure Day
Breakfast: Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff's Lodge.

Morning: Prior to breakfast, enjoy an optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk

Morning: Depart to Englishtown, transfer to Puffin Tour boat - field trip with an expert on local histrory and wildlife. Go through St.Ann's Bay past Glooscap Cave to the Bird Island to view Puffins, Eagles and Seals. .

Lunch: Lunch at Whiff’s Lodge

Afternoon: Explore Indian Brook, Church Pond & along the Beach via ferry, walking, canoes, kayaks and yolo boards (there will be instructions for those needing it). Ride the gentle current along Indian Brook into Church Pond Observe a variety of ducks, geese, cormorans, gulls and the occasional bald eagle and explore inlets with oyster patches.

Dinner: Dinner at Whiff’s Lodge

Evening: Slide show about Gampo Abbey and brief talk about Basic Goodness, with Barbara.

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0 Canada
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day Five: Monday, June 17 - Native Mi’Kmaq Immersion Day
Breakfast: Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff's Lodge.

Morning: Prior to breakfast, enjoy an optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk

Morning: Mi'kmaq arrive - Welcome ceremony, drumming, songs, history, sharing

Lunch: Lunch at Whiff’s Lodge

Afternoon: Tea & Snacks

Afternoon: Participate in a Medicine Walk and learn about local flora.

Dinner: Cookout, followed by bonfire and stories around the fire

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0 Canada
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day Six: Tuesday, June 18 - Hike the Red Island Trail
Breakfast: Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff's Lodge.

Morning: Prior to breakfast, enjoy optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk

Morning: Walk along the beach to the Red Island Trail & explore the Barachois River & Beach. Go on a 4km hike and a 1km walk along the beach to discover hidden lakes only accessible by hiking or by boat.

Lunch: Eat lunch on the trail and then return to Cabot Shores

Afternoon: Free time to pack, start saying goodbyes etc. Learn about using the wood-fired pizza oven, help start/feed the fire for the outdoor pizza oven

Afternoon: Tea & Snack

Dinner: Farewell dinner at Cabot Shores. Make your own pizzas

Evening: Closing Ceremony, including a slide show of week in review, Good byes

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Wednesday, June 19 - Departure
Breakfast: Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff's Lodge. For those who wish to take the complimentary shuttle to Halifax Int'l Airport, it departs at 9 am.

Morning: Prior to breakfast, enjoy optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.
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5 Expert-led lectures
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