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WEST SWANZEY, NEW HAMPSHIRE

The Great Recession, Can Technology Save Our Environment, Conservancy in SW New Hampshire

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Program #21247RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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 Sep 15 — Sep 20, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere

Contact info:
220 W. Shore Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446 USA
phone: 603-352-0443
Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available. Some units have two singles pushed together for make a "king size" bed.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 15 - Check-in/Welcome/Dinner/Orientation
Note: Check into your rooms/Explore the beauty of the campus/Welcome Dinner and Orientation

Afternoon: CHECK IN * REGISTRATION: 3:00-3:30 p.m.in Mayflower Lodge on the Pilgrim Pines campus. When you get your room assignment, you will also receive your welcome packet containing your name tag, up-to-date schedule, and other important information we will review during orientation this evening. Please be aware that program activities and schedule times could change due to local circumstance: in the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible Thank you for your understanding. WELCOME: Join us for coffee and snacks, 3:30-5:00 p.m

Dinner: Our Welcome Dinner is at 6:00 p.m in the Mayflower Lodge. Served buffet style with an eclectic flair, our welcome dinner will include a salad bar, meat and vegetable entrée, dessert and drinks of your choice. Gluten free or special diet needs are available upon request.

Evening: ORIENTATION: 7:15 pm. We will begin with introductions of the staff, then review the schedule, cover responsibilities and safety guidelines, emergency procedures and then begin to find out who is at this Road Scholar event.

Lodging: Pilgrim Pines

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere

Contact info:
220 W. Shore Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446 USA
phone: 603-352-0443
Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available. Some units have two singles pushed together for make a "king size" bed.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 16 - Introductory lectures today: The Great Depressio...
Introductory lectures today: The Great Depression, Can Technology Save Our Environment? and Conservancy

Note: Classes and an opportunity for a planned hike,waterfront activities: swimming, canoeing, and boat rides.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be served 8:00-8:45 a.m in the Mayflower Dining Room featuring choices of cold and hot cereals, bread to toast, scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, fruit bar with yogurt and granola, plus coffee, tea, and juice.

Morning: Chuck Wiberg will present his first lecture on The Great Depression. The morning break will include coffee, tea, water, fruit and homemade Danish to renew your energy. Dr Paul Carr will present the second lecture on Can Technology Save Our Environment?

Lunch: Lunch will be served buffet style, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. in the Mayflower Dining Room inviting you to choices from a full salad bar, soup of the day, taco salad and or sandwich, dessert, and drinks of your choice. Alternative menus are available upon request.

Afternoon: In the afternoon, opportunities on campus will include swimming in the lake, (for the hearty souls) canoeing, boat rides, a planned hike, golf, tennis, gift shop, and resting, reading by the lake, ice.

Dinner: Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m in the Mayflower Dining Room. After announcements and a blessing for the day, a full buffet dinner awaits your palate featuring a salad bar, meat and vegetable entrée, dessert and choice of drinks. Gluten free and special dietary needs are available upon request.

Evening: After dinner, Ryan Owen, President of Monadnock Conservancy will present opening lecture on the mission and work of the Conservancy. The evening will conclude with a light snack in the Dining Room along with opportunities to converse, build a puzzle, watch TV, read or join in a table game.

Lodging: Pilgrim Pines

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere

Contact info:
220 W. Shore Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446 USA
phone: 603-352-0443
Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available. Some units have two singles pushed together for make a "king size" bed.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, September 17 - Two wonderful lectures/field trip to see the land...
Note: Classroom lectures and a field trip

Breakfast: Breakfast will be served from 8:00-8:45 am in the Mayflower Dining Room featuring choices of cold and hot cereals, bread to toast, scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, fruit bar with yogurt and granola, plus coffee, tea and juice.

Morning: Our first lecture of the day will focus on Can Technology Save Our Environment?The morning break will include coffee, tea, water, fruit and coffee cake to help renew your energy. The second lecture for today will focus on The Great Depression.

Lunch: Lunch will be served buffet style from 12:30-1:15 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room with delicious choices from the salad bar, homemade soup, chicken sandwiches, dessert and choice of drinks. Our professional chefs are always available to prepare alternative menu requests.

Afternoon: Our first field trip will take us to Tippin Rock Farm where we will see the land, meet the people and hike to Tippin Rock. The second visit will be to the Johnson Farm filled with historic stories of a family and life through the years.

Dinner: Dinner is served at 6:00 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room. After announcements and a blessing a delicious buffet will be served including a salad bar, meat and vegetable entrée, dessert and drinks of your choice. Alternative special dietary needs are available upon request.

Evening: Our evening will continue with folk music of New Hampshire. Following the evening of entertainment a light snack will be available in the Dining Room along with opportunities to converse, watch TV, read, put together a puzzle before closure of the day.

Lodging: Pilgrim Pines

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere

Contact info:
220 W. Shore Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446 USA
phone: 603-352-0443
Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available. Some units have two singles pushed together for make a "king size" bed.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, September 18 - Three excellent lectures with an opportunity to t...
Three excellent lectures with an opportunity to tour a special place in the Monadnock Region

Note: Lectures and a tour of the Monadnock Region using maxi vans. The place will be determined by the weather and the interest of the group.

Breakfast: Breakfast from 8:00-8:45 am in the Mayflower Dining Room, featuring pancakes, sausage, bacon, hot and cold cereals, breads to toast, fruit, yogurt bar along with coffee, tea and juice.

Morning: Our first lecture of the morning will focus on The Great Depression. During the morning break, coffee, tea, water, fruit and muffins to renew your energy. Dr Carr will conclude our morning with lecture on Can Technology Save Our Environment?

Lunch: A full buffet lunch will be served from 12:30-1:15 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room, with choices from the salad bar, homemade soup of the day, make your own wrap, dessert, and drinks. Gluten free and special dietary need menus are available upon request.

Afternoon: This afternoon we will offer a Tour of the Monadnock region. The place will be determined by weather and the interest of the group.

Dinner: A delicious buffet Dinner awaits your palate at 6:00 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room. A full salad bar, meat and vegetable entrée, dessert and drinks of your choice complete our meal. Alternative menus are available upon request from our professional chefs.

Evening: Our day will conclude with an excellent film "Rural Character" stories of people in the Monadnock region. Following the film a light snack will be available in the dining room along with opportunities for conversation. puzzle making, table games, TV, read to conclude the day.

Lodging: Pilgrim Pines

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere

Contact info:
220 W. Shore Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446 USA
phone: 603-352-0443
Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available. Some units have two singles pushed together for make a "king size" bed.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Five: Thursday, September 19 - In addition to the outstanding lectures, enjoy a ...
In addition to the outstanding lectures, enjoy a field trip and Homespun

Note: Homespun will give Road Scholars an opportunity to share a special story, song, poem, etc.

Breakfast: A fantastic buffet Breakfast will be served from 8:00-8:45 am in the Mayflower Dining Room.

Morning: Dr. Carr will begin our day with a lecture Can Technology Save Our Environment? The morning break will feature coffee, tea, water, fruit and homemade donuts to renew your energy. Chuck Wiberg will conclude our morning with a lecture on The Great Depression.

Lunch: Lunch featuring a full menu of salad bar, soup sandwiches, dessert and drink will be served buffet style in the Mayflower Dining Room from 12:30 - 1:15pm.

Afternoon: Our field trips today will take us to forests and lands put into Conservancy to help protect our environment and the awesome beauty of the region.

Dinner: Our Dinner this evening will be served buffet style at 6:00 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room. Alternative menus are available upon request.

Evening: Delight in an Art Show presented by the watercolor artists in another Road Scholar program on campus. Then, participants from both Road Scholar programs are invited to participate in a Homespun event where they share their favorite story, poem, writing, creative writing, song, joke, etc. Following the program, we will make our own sundaes and enjoy a time of sharing,

Lodging: Pilgrim Pines

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, September 20 - Concluding lectures, check-out of rooms and farew...
Note: check-out of rooms and farewell luncheon

Breakfast: Our concluding buffet breakfast will feature baked oatmeal, a specialty of the house along with all the other special entrees you have come to enjoy throughout the week. It will be served from 7:45-8:30 am in the Mayflower Dining Room.

Morning: This morning, Chuck Wiberg and Paul Carr will give their concluding lectures. We have learned much and express our thanks to each instructor for the excellence of presentation and content. During the morning we will take a break to check out of our rooms so the housekeeping staff will have time to prepare for the next group. The week will conclude with a Farewell Luncheon.

Lunch: Our Farewell luncheon will be served at 12:15 p.m. and once again will feature our full buffet menu. Box lunches will be available for any Road Scholars who need to leave early.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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West Swanzey
New Hampshire Devision of Travel and TourismState of New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development 172 Pembroke Road P.O. Box 1856 Concord, New Hampshire 03302-1856 Fax: 603-271-6870 or travel@dred.state.nh.us To order your vacation kit please call: 800-FUN-IN-NH (386-4664) To speak with one of our Division office staff please call: 603-271-2665
For additional information, visit: www.visitnh.gov

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
1 Performances

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