After you receive your room assignment, you will also get an arrival packet containing your name tag(s), up-to-date schedule, and other important information we will review during orientation this evening.
The daily schedule that follows is an outline of what has been planned. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to weather and other local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible.Dinner: Dinner is a buffet in the Empire Café (dining hall) with a variety of choices. Grandparents are responsible for supervising their grandchildren in their selections.
The college food service is supervised by the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI) and offers opportunities for OCCI students to work under the direction of industry professionals.Evening: WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS: Meet the program staff and begin getting to know your fellow participants.
ORIENTATION: We will have an informative overview of the program including a review of the updated daily schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, your gear, and answer any questions you may have.
Evening Activity: Make your own kite!Lodging: Southwestern Oregon Community CollegeMeals Included: Dinner
Field Trip: Start the day off with tide pool exploration at Sunset Bay led by naturalist Marty Giles. During low tide we will walk out over the slippery and rugged rocky outcroppings to learn about what is on the ocean floor. We'll search for sea stars, sea urchins, mussels, and other interesting marine life. Following our tide pool adventure, we will drive to Simpson Reef to see pinnipeds at Cape Arago.Lunch: Enjoy a picnic lunch at Shore Acres State Park. After lunch, take a leisurely stroll through the botanical gardens and hidden beach of Shore Acres. At the outlook you can check out the view of the crashing waves. Don't forget to bring the kite you made from yesterday's Evening Activities!Afternoon: Field Trips: We will have the pleasure of meeting a member of a local Native American tribe who will talk about his culture and traditions.
Following the presentation, our group will have an afternoon of beach activities with an ambiance fire! Get any end-of-the-day questions answered by Marty, learn more about the sand and ocean, play on the beach, toast marshmallows, and make s'mores.Dinner: BBQ Beach Dinner. Catered and served on the beach at Sunset Bay! Make room for dessert too as we'll be toasting marshmallows and making s'mores later in the evening.Evening: Evening activities on campus.Lodging: Southwestern Oregon Community CollegeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dinner: Empire Cafe, on campusEvening: Evening activities vary.Lodging: Southwestern Oregon Community CollegeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
By then end of the day, you'll be tired, sometimes cold, but very happy! We usually play a kid friendly movie on the bus ride home and will get back to campus around 10:00 p.m.Lodging: Southwestern Oregon Community CollegeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The staff hopes you have enjoyed this exciting program and will return for other rewarding Road Scholar learning adventures in the future. Please return your keys and lanyard for your end-of-the-week DVD at the Lighthouse Depot. Best wishes for all your journeys!Meals Included: Breakfast