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Program #8553RJ
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.
Elevation Note
Elevation ranges from 800 - 1100 feet

Itinerary for Oct 12 — Oct 17, 2014

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Modern hotel style room with patio or balcony overlooking Sunnen Lake. Property has Wi-Fi.

Contact info:
13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, MO 63664 USA
phone: 314-241-9622
web: www.troutlodge.org

Room amenities: Guest controlled heat and air condition. Balcony or patio overlooking Sunnen Lake.

Facility amenities: Wi-Fi available in most areas of property. Laundry is also available

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 per person special rate.
Additional nights include 3 meals in our dining room and most Trout Lodge activities.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 12 - Chek-in and orientation.
Note: Arrive and check in beginning at 3:30pm. Fruit basket at registration table.

Afternoon: Orientation at 4:30pm.

Dinner: Buffet-style dinner at Lodge.

Evening: Get To Know You Activities with a snack.

Lodging: YMCA Trout Lodge

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Modern hotel style room with patio or balcony overlooking Sunnen Lake. Property has Wi-Fi.

Contact info:
13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, MO 63664 USA
phone: 314-241-9622
web: www.troutlodge.org

Room amenities: Guest controlled heat and air condition. Balcony or patio overlooking Sunnen Lake.

Facility amenities: Wi-Fi available in most areas of property. Laundry is also available

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 per person special rate.
Additional nights include 3 meals in our dining room and most Trout Lodge activities.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 13 - Conferences. Facility van tours.
Note: Will meet at Main Lobby.

Breakfast: Hot buffet breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, cereals and pastries.

Morning: 2 - 75 minute classroom sessions. Coffee and water available during class.

Lunch: Hot buffet lunch with salad bar. Menu varies.

Afternoon: 1 - 75 minute classroom session. Facility tours by van. Guided nature hike. Free time to use Trout Lodge facilities.

Dinner: Hot buffet dinner with salad bar. Menu varies.

Evening: Evening tea - an opportunity to socialize and get to know each other better. Hot tea, coffee, and scones will be available.

Lodging: YMCA Trout Lodge

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

Description: Modern hotel style room with patio or balcony overlooking Sunnen Lake. Property has Wi-Fi.

Contact info:
13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, MO 63664 USA
phone: 314-241-9622
web: www.troutlodge.org

Room amenities: Guest controlled heat and air condition. Balcony or patio overlooking Sunnen Lake.

Facility amenities: Wi-Fi available in most areas of property. Laundry is also available

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 per person special rate.
Additional nights include 3 meals in our dining room and most Trout Lodge activities.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 14 - Conferences. Free time. Facility tours. Wine tast...
Note: Will meet at 4th Floor Lobby for Tours. YMCA Trout Lodge and Camp Lakewood is a 5000 acre beautiful campus. Learn about the history of the place and much more!

Breakfast: Hot buffet breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, cereals and pastries.

Morning: 2 - 75 minute classroom sessions. Coffee and water available during class.

Lunch: Hot buffet lunch with salad bar. Menu varies.

Afternoon: 1 - 75 minute classroom session. Afternoon options include property tour by pontoon boat, mini-golf, hiking, walking, use of boathouse, Arts and Crafts, etc.

Dinner: Hot buffet dinner with salad bar. Menu varies.

Evening: Wine tasting with Peaceful Bend Winery. Learn about how wine is made and sample this local favorite.

Lodging: YMCA Trout Lodge

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

Description: Modern hotel style room with patio or balcony overlooking Sunnen Lake. Property has Wi-Fi.

Contact info:
13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, MO 63664 USA
phone: 314-241-9622
web: www.troutlodge.org

Room amenities: Guest controlled heat and air condition. Balcony or patio overlooking Sunnen Lake.

Facility amenities: Wi-Fi available in most areas of property. Laundry is also available

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 per person special rate.
Additional nights include 3 meals in our dining room and most Trout Lodge activities.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 15 - Conferences. Maramec Spring Park and Peaceful Ben...
Note: Bus will depart at 12:15pm and return at dinner time. Handicapped accessible. Bring your camera!

Breakfast: Hot buffet breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, cereals and pastries.

Morning: 2 - 75 minutes classroom sessions. Coffee and water available during class.

Lunch: Hot buffet lunch with salad bar. Menu varies.

Afternoon: Free time at Trout Lodge or field trip. Trip may vary but usually travels to Maramec Springs Park and to Peaceful Bend Winery (www.peacefulbend.com). Maramec Springs is the site of a 100,000,000 gallon per day spring and area history museum. Peaceful Bend stop includes tour of cellar and overview of winemaking process. Tasting room and gift shop is also open.

Dinner: Hot buffet dinner with salad bar. Menu varies.

Evening: Varies but can include campfire, movie or astronomy.

Lodging: YMCA Trout Lodge

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

Description: Modern hotel style room with patio or balcony overlooking Sunnen Lake. Property has Wi-Fi.

Contact info:
13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, MO 63664 USA
phone: 314-241-9622
web: www.troutlodge.org

Room amenities: Guest controlled heat and air condition. Balcony or patio overlooking Sunnen Lake.

Facility amenities: Wi-Fi available in most areas of property. Laundry is also available

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 per person special rate.
Additional nights include 3 meals in our dining room and most Trout Lodge activities.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 16 - Conferences. Pontoon Tours of beautiful Lake Sunn...
Conferences. Pontoon Tours of beautiful Lake Sunnen at YMCA Trout Lodge. Free afternoon. Ice cream social.

Note: Lake Sunnen is a 360 acres man made lake. Bring your camera! Passport stickers will be available at the Ice Cream social. Bring along your passport and camera for a group photo.

Breakfast: Hot buffet breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, cereals and pastries.

Morning: 2 - 75 minute classroom sessions. Coffee and water available during class.

Lunch: Hot buffet lunch with salad bar. Menu varies.

Afternoon: 1 - 75 minute classroom session. Free afternoon to try new activities at the Lodge or to explore the surrounding area. Sights worth seeing include Elephant Rocks State Park, Fort Davidson, the antiques town of Caledonia, and the Bonne Terre Mines.

Dinner: Hot buffet dinner with salad bar. Menu varies.

Evening: Ice Cream Social - have a snack with all the fixings! Pick up your passport sticker and socialize on the last night.

Lodging: YMCA Trout Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 17 - Check out. Free time.
Note: Check out time is by 11:30am

Breakfast: Hot buffet breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, cereals and pastries.

Morning: 3 - 45 minute classroom sessions. Classes will finish by 11:00am.

Lunch: Hot buffet lunch with salad bar. Menu varies. A boxed lunch is available for an additional fee for those that wish to leave as soon as class is over.

Afternoon: Free time available to use YMCA Trout Lodge after check-out for all participants. Do some of the activities that you wanted to do but didn't get the chance like horseback riding or climbing towers.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Potosi, MO
YMCA Trout LodgeFull use of YMCA Trout Lodge. Includes boathouse, fishing, hiking, tennis, golf, mini-golf, lake swimming, Arts and Crafts, horseback riding and climbing towers. Some may require an additional fee.
For additional information, visit: www.ymcatroutlodge.org
Elephant RocksThe giant elephant-shaped granite boulders are the star at Elephant Rocks State Park. The coarsely crystalline red granite forms are popular with history buffs (who like to read the names of the 19th century miners who used to work in the area and who carved their names into rocks), children (who love to climb and scramble over and through the rocks) and parents (who revel in taking pictures of their children pretending to push the rocks). The park has a trail that winds through the rocks, which is an interpretative Braille trail. Abundant picnic areas and vibrant fall colors add to the park’s appeal.
For additional information, visit: mostateparks.com/park/elephant-rocks-state-park
Johnson Shut-insPlay in the shallows of the East Fork of the Black River. Shoot through Mother Nature’s hydraulics in the shut-ins. Hike a trail that will show you 1.4 billion years of geologic history. Take your horse on a pretty mountain trail. Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park is a jewel of the system, a place with something for everyone: pretty picnic areas, Ozark landscapes, natural places to swim, great campsites.
For additional information, visit: mostateparks.com/park/johnsons-shut-ins-state-park
Fort DavidsonFort Davidson (at the base of the lookout, Pilot Knob Mountain) was a strong defensive position: hexagonal walls nine feet high and ten feet thick, surrounded by a dry moat nine feet deep. Two long rifle pits ran out from the walls and a reinforced board fence topped the earthworks. Access to the fort was through a drawbridge on the southeastern corner of the structure. In September of 1864, Fort Davidson became the scene of one of the bloodiest and most important battles of the Civil War in Missouri . . . the Battle of Pilot Knob.
For additional information, visit: www.missourihistorictowns.com/missouri-historic-places/pilot-knob-missouri-history-landmarks.htm

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

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