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WINTER PARK, FLORIDA

Cirque du Soleil, Poetics of Place and All that Jazz

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Program #20867RJ
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.
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Flat Terrain

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No equipment required.

Itinerary for Feb 23 — Feb 28, 2014

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Walk the Labyrinth, an ancient meditative prayer form. Enjoy the boardwalk that meanders through lush green woods and ends at a dock by the lake. Watch the many birds that nest around the water, eagles, osprey, great blue heron, wild turkey and more. Or, walk under a hammock of oaks and cypress trees to reach a second dock where you can enjoy the lake, sun and scenery. Join the Franciscan Friars for Morning Prayer and/or Mass each morning – participate or come to observe. San Pedro’s staff welcomes you and invites you to make this your home away from home during your Road Scholar stay.

Contact info:
2400 Dike Road
Winter Park, FL 32792-8104 USA
phone: 407-671-6322 xt228
web: www.sanpedrocenter.org

Room amenities: Modern, motel-like rooms with private baths. Dresser/desk area, night stand, comfortable reading chair and lamp, radio/alarm. NO PHONES OR TV's IN BEDROOM, but available in common rooms. Fresh linens for the week (more if needed); air conditioning/heat.

Facility amenities: Wonderful walking paths, set on large Lake Howell in beautiful Winter Park. A country setting (with cows that come to pasture), yet close to the heart of the city of Winter Park, four miles northeast of Orlando. Close to Disney and other theme parks, sunny beaches, Port Canaveral and the Space Coast.

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

Additional nights before: $70 double
Make your reservations early as we have limited space for stayovers. Meals are normally available on Saturday and Sunday morning (lunch occasionally) at additional price.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, February 23 - Registration begins at 4:00 pm. Dinner is served ...
Registration begins at 4:00 pm. Dinner is served at 5:30 with orientation immediately following.

Afternoon: Arrival and check in at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Sunday

Dinner: Buffet dinner located in Building 300. Dinner begins at 5:30 PM

Evening: Orientation is located in the conference room in Building 300 immediately following dinner. Our first Cirque du Soleil class.

Lodging: San Pedro Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Walk the Labyrinth, an ancient meditative prayer form. Enjoy the boardwalk that meanders through lush green woods and ends at a dock by the lake. Watch the many birds that nest around the water, eagles, osprey, great blue heron, wild turkey and more. Or, walk under a hammock of oaks and cypress trees to reach a second dock where you can enjoy the lake, sun and scenery. Join the Franciscan Friars for Morning Prayer and/or Mass each morning – participate or come to observe. San Pedro’s staff welcomes you and invites you to make this your home away from home during your Road Scholar stay.

Contact info:
2400 Dike Road
Winter Park, FL 32792-8104 USA
phone: 407-671-6322 xt228
web: www.sanpedrocenter.org

Room amenities: Modern, motel-like rooms with private baths. Dresser/desk area, night stand, comfortable reading chair and lamp, radio/alarm. NO PHONES OR TV's IN BEDROOM, but available in common rooms. Fresh linens for the week (more if needed); air conditioning/heat.

Facility amenities: Wonderful walking paths, set on large Lake Howell in beautiful Winter Park. A country setting (with cows that come to pasture), yet close to the heart of the city of Winter Park, four miles northeast of Orlando. Close to Disney and other theme parks, sunny beaches, Port Canaveral and the Space Coast.

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

Additional nights before: $70 double
Make your reservations early as we have limited space for stayovers. Meals are normally available on Saturday and Sunday morning (lunch occasionally) at additional price.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, February 24 -
Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast

Morning: The Poetics of Place and All That Jazz

Lunch: Soup and Salad Bar; Rotating Menu: Hot Entree or Sandwiches

Afternoon: A look at the fascinating history of Winter Park, followed by an opportunity to "work the kinks out" with gentle stretching and movement for seniors with our qualified instructor.

Dinner: Salad, Hot Entree and Dessert

Evening: Our class on Cirque du Soleil continued.

Lodging: San Pedro Center

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

Description: Walk the Labyrinth, an ancient meditative prayer form. Enjoy the boardwalk that meanders through lush green woods and ends at a dock by the lake. Watch the many birds that nest around the water, eagles, osprey, great blue heron, wild turkey and more. Or, walk under a hammock of oaks and cypress trees to reach a second dock where you can enjoy the lake, sun and scenery. Join the Franciscan Friars for Morning Prayer and/or Mass each morning – participate or come to observe. San Pedro’s staff welcomes you and invites you to make this your home away from home during your Road Scholar stay.

Contact info:
2400 Dike Road
Winter Park, FL 32792-8104 USA
phone: 407-671-6322 xt228
web: www.sanpedrocenter.org

Room amenities: Modern, motel-like rooms with private baths. Dresser/desk area, night stand, comfortable reading chair and lamp, radio/alarm. NO PHONES OR TV's IN BEDROOM, but available in common rooms. Fresh linens for the week (more if needed); air conditioning/heat.

Facility amenities: Wonderful walking paths, set on large Lake Howell in beautiful Winter Park. A country setting (with cows that come to pasture), yet close to the heart of the city of Winter Park, four miles northeast of Orlando. Close to Disney and other theme parks, sunny beaches, Port Canaveral and the Space Coast.

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

Additional nights before: $70 double
Make your reservations early as we have limited space for stayovers. Meals are normally available on Saturday and Sunday morning (lunch occasionally) at additional price.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, February 25 -
Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast

Morning: The Poetics of Place and All That Jazz

Lunch: We will be carrying a boxed lunch on our excursion to Cirque du Soleil.

Afternoon: Take a bus trip to Downtown Disney to see a spectacular performance of Cirque du Soleil.

Dinner: A full dinner will be served as we will be traveling during our normal meal time.

Evening: Return to San Pedro Center

Lodging: San Pedro Center

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

Description: Walk the Labyrinth, an ancient meditative prayer form. Enjoy the boardwalk that meanders through lush green woods and ends at a dock by the lake. Watch the many birds that nest around the water, eagles, osprey, great blue heron, wild turkey and more. Or, walk under a hammock of oaks and cypress trees to reach a second dock where you can enjoy the lake, sun and scenery. Join the Franciscan Friars for Morning Prayer and/or Mass each morning – participate or come to observe. San Pedro’s staff welcomes you and invites you to make this your home away from home during your Road Scholar stay.

Contact info:
2400 Dike Road
Winter Park, FL 32792-8104 USA
phone: 407-671-6322 xt228
web: www.sanpedrocenter.org

Room amenities: Modern, motel-like rooms with private baths. Dresser/desk area, night stand, comfortable reading chair and lamp, radio/alarm. NO PHONES OR TV's IN BEDROOM, but available in common rooms. Fresh linens for the week (more if needed); air conditioning/heat.

Facility amenities: Wonderful walking paths, set on large Lake Howell in beautiful Winter Park. A country setting (with cows that come to pasture), yet close to the heart of the city of Winter Park, four miles northeast of Orlando. Close to Disney and other theme parks, sunny beaches, Port Canaveral and the Space Coast.

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

Additional nights before: $70 double
Make your reservations early as we have limited space for stayovers. Meals are normally available on Saturday and Sunday morning (lunch occasionally) at additional price.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, February 26 -
Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast

Morning: The Poetics of Place and All That Jazz

Lunch: Soup & Salad Bar; Rotating Menu: Hot Entree or Sandwiches

Afternoon: It's For The Birds! A visit from a local bird rehabilitative facility.

Dinner: Salad, Hot Entree and Dessert

Evening: Our Cirque du Soleil class continued.

Lodging: San Pedro Center

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

Description: Walk the Labyrinth, an ancient meditative prayer form. Enjoy the boardwalk that meanders through lush green woods and ends at a dock by the lake. Watch the many birds that nest around the water, eagles, osprey, great blue heron, wild turkey and more. Or, walk under a hammock of oaks and cypress trees to reach a second dock where you can enjoy the lake, sun and scenery. Join the Franciscan Friars for Morning Prayer and/or Mass each morning – participate or come to observe. San Pedro’s staff welcomes you and invites you to make this your home away from home during your Road Scholar stay.

Contact info:
2400 Dike Road
Winter Park, FL 32792-8104 USA
phone: 407-671-6322 xt228
web: www.sanpedrocenter.org

Room amenities: Modern, motel-like rooms with private baths. Dresser/desk area, night stand, comfortable reading chair and lamp, radio/alarm. NO PHONES OR TV's IN BEDROOM, but available in common rooms. Fresh linens for the week (more if needed); air conditioning/heat.

Facility amenities: Wonderful walking paths, set on large Lake Howell in beautiful Winter Park. A country setting (with cows that come to pasture), yet close to the heart of the city of Winter Park, four miles northeast of Orlando. Close to Disney and other theme parks, sunny beaches, Port Canaveral and the Space Coast.

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

Additional nights before: $70 double
Make your reservations early as we have limited space for stayovers. Meals are normally available on Saturday and Sunday morning (lunch occasionally) at additional price.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, February 27 -
Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast

Morning: The Poetics of Place and All That Jazz

Lunch: Soup & Salad Bar; Rotating Menu: Hot Entree or Sandwiches

Afternoon: A trip to downtown Winter Park, and free time to take in the sights, shop, visit a museum, or just sit in our beautiful park.

Dinner: Enjoy a champagne, candle lit dinner to celebrate as our week slowly draws to a close.

Evening: Our last Cirque du Soleil class.

Lodging: San Pedro Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, February 28 -
Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast

Morning: A final look at our subjects for the week.

Lunch: Enjoy a leisurely lunch before leaving for your next destination.

Afternoon: Program ends after lunch.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Winter Park, Florida
Morse MuseumThe Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art houses the most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany found anywhere, a major collection of American art pottery and representative collections of late-19th and early-20th century American paintings, graphics and the decorative arts.
For additional information, visit: www.morsemuseum.org
San Pedro CenterA beautiful, natural setting, San Pedro Retreat Center is a 500 acre modern retreat facility. Enjoy beautiful walking paths through the woods to the Lake, or walk amid the canopy of mature oaks down to Lake Howell. Use the docks to watch Eagles, Osprey, Great Blue Heron, Sand Hill Cranes and the many more birds that nest around the lake. Comfortable classrooms, great healthy food (you'll want to take the recipes home), fresh baked cookies. Coffee, tea, beverages always available. Wonderful field trips to various places around Winter Park / Orlando area. Winter Park boasts the largest Tiffany collection at the Morse Museum in downtown Winter Park. Close to many resorts / theme parks, sunny beaches, Merritt Island Wildlife Reserve, Cape Kennedy. Morning services for those who wish to join the Franciscan Friars for morning prayer and Mass. Walk our meditative prayer Labyrinth.
For additional information, visit: www.sanpedrocenter.org

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

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