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WEST SWANZEY, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Traditions and Holiday Customs of New England: A Hands-On Experience

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Program #6170RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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Itinerary for Dec 8 — Dec 13, 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
web: www.pilgrimpines.org

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 beds available.

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, December 08 - Afternoon arrival/Welcome, orientation
Note: Orientation session and overview of week

Afternoon: Registration begins at 3:00-3:30 p.m.in Mayflower Lodge - Office. Coffee and snacks, 3:30-5:00 p.m

Dinner: Dinner, 6:00 p.m in the lodge.

Evening: Orientation, 7:30 p.m. will feature time to get acquainted with one another, do an overview of our schedule and goals for week and learn about our home away from home.

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
web: www.pilgrimpines.org

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 beds available.

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, December 09 - Gingerbread Houses, crafts and woodcrafts
Note: Design and bake gingerbread houses. Craft project and first session in woodshop.

Breakfast: Breakfast, 8:00 a.m in the lodge.

Morning: 9:00 a.m. Design Gingerbread Houses 10:30 a.m. Break 10:45 a.m. Cut out design and bake

Lunch: Lunch, 12:00 noon in the lodge

Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. Craft Project 2:30 p.m. Break 3:00 p.m. Woodcraft project in Woodshop 4:00 p.m. Free Time

Dinner: Dinner, 5:30 p.m in lodge

Evening: 7:00 p.m. Evening of Songs of the season featuring a local artist.

Evening: Evening snacks and fun 8:15 p.m.

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
web: www.pilgrimpines.org

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 beds available.

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, December 10 - Gingerbread houses Chamber Singers in Concert
Note: Build and decorate gingerbread houses Craft project

Breakfast: Breakfast in the lodge

Morning: 9:00 a.m. Build and decorate Gingerbread Houses 10:30 a.m. Break 10:45 a.m. Finish gingerbread houses

Lunch: Lunch at 12:00 noon in the lodge.

Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. Craft Project 2:30 p.m. Break 3:00 p.m. Woodcraft project

Dinner: Dinner at 6:00 pm in the lodge with guests from the Community invited

Evening: 7:30 p.m. Chamber Singers of Keene in Concert

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
web: www.pilgrimpines.org

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 beds available.

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, December 11 - Baking Cookies/Chocolates Jazz Band Concert
Note: Baking/Decorating/Painting

Breakfast: Breakfast at 8:00 am in the lodge.

Morning: 9:00 a.m. Bake and Decorate Cookies 10:30 a.m. Break 10:45 a.m. History of different Customs of the Holiday season

Lunch: 12:30 p.m. Lunch in the lodge.

Afternoon: Day of discovery continues.

Dinner: Dinner at 5:30 pm in the lodge.

Evening: 7:30 p.m. Entertainment to be announced.

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
web: www.pilgrimpines.org

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 beds available.

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, December 12 - Breads and Chocolates Christmas Carol presentati...
Note: Baking Breads Finishing Woodcraft projects

Breakfast: Breakfast at 8:00 am in the lodge.

Morning: 9:00 a.m. Bake Sweet Breads and do Chocolates 10:30 p.m. Break 10:45 a.m. Presentation of classic: Christmas Carol

Lunch: Lunch at 12:30 pm in the lodge.

Afternoon: 1:30 p.m. Finish Woodcraft Projects 3;00 p.m. A visit to Stonewall Farm and a possible hayride.

Dinner: Dinner at 5:30 pm in the lodge.

Evening: Participants are invited to local High School for their Holiday Program featuring choirs, dancing, instrumental music and drama.

Lodging: Pilgrim Pines

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, December 13 - Visit to Stonewall Farm
Note: Hayride at Stonewall Farm

Breakfast: Breakfast at 7:45 am in the lodge.

Morning: 9:00 a.m. Closing program and Yankee Swap. Break 10:45 a.m. Check out of rooms and closure.

Lunch: Farewell luncheon, 12:15 p.m. in the lodge. Box lunches are available for those 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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