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Program #12545RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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 Jun 22 — Jun 27, 2014

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Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Our lovely campus has a beautiful view of the Hudson River. We are located in historic Newburgh, home to Washington's Revolutionary War Headquarters and closeby to West Point, Hyde Park, and many other attractions. The campus features a modern library and a gym/recreation complex which is shared with other programs and available on a limited basis.

Contact info:
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550 USA
phone: 845-926-9000
web: www.msmc.edu/roadscholar

Room amenities: The dorm rooms will be clean and comfortable. Each room has a refrigerator and microwave. However, Participant may want to bring their own alarm clock, radio, reading lamp, hair dryer .... to make their stay more comfortable.

Facility amenities: Our secure modern, air conditioned campus suites all have private baths. The breathtaking views of the Hudson River are truly the best in Newburgh and campus is just minutes away from a Hudson River walk. Breakfast served in the lobby of our accommodations; all other meals in campus dining facility a short walk from your suite.

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

Bathroom: Sakac Hall rooms are a typical suite set-up. Each bedroom has its own bath but the bathroom door is 3' adjacent to the bedroom door and one must step into shared area (not hallway) to go into the bathroom.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
We are sorry that we are not able to consider requests for extra nights lodging. Please call if you would like a listing of local hotels. 845 565 2076.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 22 - Registration/Welcome/Orientation
Note: Welcome! following a tour of our lovely campus you will enjoy a welcome dinner followed by an orientation and schedule review.

Afternoon: Our registration hours are from 2-4 p.m. Welcome to Mount Saint Mary College! We will take you on a walking tour of the lovely Mount campus en route to a welcome dinner.

Dinner: We are glad to have you join us and serve a nice welcome dinner to greet you.

Evening: Welcome and Orientation. We will go over the schedule for the week to come. Usually a film is shown tonight.

Lodging: Mount Saint Mary College

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Our lovely campus has a beautiful view of the Hudson River. We are located in historic Newburgh, home to Washington's Revolutionary War Headquarters and closeby to West Point, Hyde Park, and many other attractions. The campus features a modern library and a gym/recreation complex which is shared with other programs and available on a limited basis.

Contact info:
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550 USA
phone: 845-926-9000
web: www.msmc.edu/roadscholar

Room amenities: The dorm rooms will be clean and comfortable. Each room has a refrigerator and microwave. However, Participant may want to bring their own alarm clock, radio, reading lamp, hair dryer .... to make their stay more comfortable.

Facility amenities: Our secure modern, air conditioned campus suites all have private baths. The breathtaking views of the Hudson River are truly the best in Newburgh and campus is just minutes away from a Hudson River walk. Breakfast served in the lobby of our accommodations; all other meals in campus dining facility a short walk from your suite.

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

Bathroom: Sakac Hall rooms are a typical suite set-up. Each bedroom has its own bath but the bathroom door is 3' adjacent to the bedroom door and one must step into shared area (not hallway) to go into the bathroom.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
We are sorry that we are not able to consider requests for extra nights lodging. Please call if you would like a listing of local hotels. 845 565 2076.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 23 - Farm to learn about cheesemaking!
Note: We will visit a local goat farm to learn about their cheesemaking operation and sample some of their fine product.

Breakfast: Breakfast is from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. and served in the dorm.

Morning: We will visit a farm and learn about cheese making onsite.

Lunch: Lunch.

Dinner: Tonight you will enjoy an interactive cooking class emphasizing local produce and some cheeses from the farm and taught by a Culinary graduate. Dinner will be delicious!

Evening: View a "foodie" film.

Lodging: Mount Saint Mary College

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Our lovely campus has a beautiful view of the Hudson River. We are located in historic Newburgh, home to Washington's Revolutionary War Headquarters and closeby to West Point, Hyde Park, and many other attractions. The campus features a modern library and a gym/recreation complex which is shared with other programs and available on a limited basis.

Contact info:
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550 USA
phone: 845-926-9000
web: www.msmc.edu/roadscholar

Room amenities: The dorm rooms will be clean and comfortable. Each room has a refrigerator and microwave. However, Participant may want to bring their own alarm clock, radio, reading lamp, hair dryer .... to make their stay more comfortable.

Facility amenities: Our secure modern, air conditioned campus suites all have private baths. The breathtaking views of the Hudson River are truly the best in Newburgh and campus is just minutes away from a Hudson River walk. Breakfast served in the lobby of our accommodations; all other meals in campus dining facility a short walk from your suite.

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

Bathroom: Sakac Hall rooms are a typical suite set-up. Each bedroom has its own bath but the bathroom door is 3' adjacent to the bedroom door and one must step into shared area (not hallway) to go into the bathroom.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
We are sorry that we are not able to consider requests for extra nights lodging. Please call if you would like a listing of local hotels. 845 565 2076.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 24 - The world renowned Culinary Institute!
Note: Visiting the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park is a fantastic experience! We will take a tour of the facility, enjoy the views of the Hudson from the campus, but, most important eat and savor some amazing food served by students nearing graduation in the beautiful Caterina de' Medici restaurant.

Breakfast: Breakfast is from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. and served in the dorm.

Morning: This morning we will head to the Culinary and begin with a tour. For more than six decades, The Culinary Institute of America has been setting the standard for excellence in professional culinary education. More than 44,000 alumni serving their professions are living testament to the quality of a CIA education. The CIA is in a former Jesuit seminary, St. Andrew-on-Hudson in Hyde Park. The college purchased the five-story, 150 room building situated on 80 acres of land overlooking the Hudson River, in 1970 for $1 million. Two years and $4 million in renovations later, the new school opened, with its main building renamed Roth Hall. The CIA is the recognized leader in culinary education for undergraduate students, food service and hospitality professionals, and food enthusiasts.

Lunch: Luncheon at the Culinary Institute! An experience you will always remember. (Code is dressy casual - please no jeans!) No matter which restaurant we eat in you are in for a wonderful time. The wait staff are students normally due to graduate in just a few weeks. It's enjoyable to learn about what they majored in, enjoyed the most about their educational experience, and where they are headed to work following graduation.

Afternoon: Local breweries are extremely popular and we will visit the Newburgh Brewing Co to tour and taste a bit.

Dinner: Dinner is from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Evening: A local farmer will lecture about the Historical Perspective of Food in the Hudson Valley. Steve Clarke is a sixth-generation grower of cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, apples, pears, and plums. In the mid-Hudson valley, fruit, nut, and berry crops account for more than $45 million in revenue. The health of the farms is a key component in efforts to conserve open space. For local families, the farms are a source for healthy, locally grown apples, pears, plums, and other fruits.

Lodging: Mount Saint Mary College

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Our lovely campus has a beautiful view of the Hudson River. We are located in historic Newburgh, home to Washington's Revolutionary War Headquarters and closeby to West Point, Hyde Park, and many other attractions. The campus features a modern library and a gym/recreation complex which is shared with other programs and available on a limited basis.

Contact info:
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550 USA
phone: 845-926-9000
web: www.msmc.edu/roadscholar

Room amenities: The dorm rooms will be clean and comfortable. Each room has a refrigerator and microwave. However, Participant may want to bring their own alarm clock, radio, reading lamp, hair dryer .... to make their stay more comfortable.

Facility amenities: Our secure modern, air conditioned campus suites all have private baths. The breathtaking views of the Hudson River are truly the best in Newburgh and campus is just minutes away from a Hudson River walk. Breakfast served in the lobby of our accommodations; all other meals in campus dining facility a short walk from your suite.

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

Bathroom: Sakac Hall rooms are a typical suite set-up. Each bedroom has its own bath but the bathroom door is 3' adjacent to the bedroom door and one must step into shared area (not hallway) to go into the bathroom.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
We are sorry that we are not able to consider requests for extra nights lodging. Please call if you would like a listing of local hotels. 845 565 2076.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 25 - Cruise the spectacular Hudson River! Special Lec...
Note: You've been enjoying it from the dorms all week now enjoy the cruise on the "River that Flows Both Ways".

Breakfast: Breakfast is from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. and served in the dorm.

Morning: There will be a special lecture this morning.

Lunch: Lunch will be served. We are planning to eat down on the river at one of the local restaurants with a view that cannot be beat!

Afternoon: We will cruise the spectacular Hudson River. The Hudson River is a 315 mile watercourse that flows from north to south. It begins at Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondack Mountains, flows past the state capital at Albany, and eventually forms the boundary between New York City and New Jersey. Because its current changes four times every day as ocean tides pulse upriver to the Troy dam, it is also called the "river that flows both ways." The river is named after Henry Hudson who explored it in 1690.

Dinner: Dinner is from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Evening: Tonight : a special lecture is planned.

Lodging: Mount Saint Mary College

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Our lovely campus has a beautiful view of the Hudson River. We are located in historic Newburgh, home to Washington's Revolutionary War Headquarters and closeby to West Point, Hyde Park, and many other attractions. The campus features a modern library and a gym/recreation complex which is shared with other programs and available on a limited basis.

Contact info:
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550 USA
phone: 845-926-9000
web: www.msmc.edu/roadscholar

Room amenities: The dorm rooms will be clean and comfortable. Each room has a refrigerator and microwave. However, Participant may want to bring their own alarm clock, radio, reading lamp, hair dryer .... to make their stay more comfortable.

Facility amenities: Our secure modern, air conditioned campus suites all have private baths. The breathtaking views of the Hudson River are truly the best in Newburgh and campus is just minutes away from a Hudson River walk. Breakfast served in the lobby of our accommodations; all other meals in campus dining facility a short walk from your suite.

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

Bathroom: Sakac Hall rooms are a typical suite set-up. Each bedroom has its own bath but the bathroom door is 3' adjacent to the bedroom door and one must step into shared area (not hallway) to go into the bathroom.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
We are sorry that we are not able to consider requests for extra nights lodging. Please call if you would like a listing of local hotels. 845 565 2076.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 26 - Free time to enjoy the valley on your own. Tea a...
Free time to enjoy the valley on your own. Tea and pastry in the afternoon!

Note: The beautiful Buttermilk Falls Inn will be the site we visit to enjoy a lecture by the innkeeper and enjoy a delicious pastry with tea!

Breakfast: Breakfast is from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Morning: Enjoy a morning of free time!

Lunch: Lunch will be served.

Afternoon: This afternoon we will visit the beautiful Buttermilk Inn & Spa. We will enjoy afternoon tea and learn how running an inn has changed over the years. Buttermilk Falls is a 75 acre estate with a circa 1764 building and beautiful views of the Hudson River.

Dinner: Dinner is from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Evening: Farewell Party.

Lodging: Mount Saint Mary College

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 27 - A documentary will be shown to wrap up the week!
Breakfast: Breakfast is from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Morning: Watch the Gefilte Fish Chronicles! Much of this documentary revolves around the family as they lived in Newburgh! An enjoyable end to our "foodie" week!

Lunch: Lunch is from Noon - 1 p.m. Departure is 1 p.m.

Afternoon: Departure is promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Newburgh
Mount Saint Mary CollegeThe Mount campus is accessible by car, train (Metro North Railroad from Grand Central Station / Beacon station), and bus (Newburgh Shortline Station). A car rental is suggested as the best way to fulfill sightseeing needs during free time. Each participant's folder will have a list of directions from the Mount to the site. Examples would be to West Point, FDR's home in Hyde Park, Washington's Headquarters, Vanderbilt Mansion, and more. If what you're looking for is not on the list we will happily supply directions!

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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15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips

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