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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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 May 31 — Jun 5, 2015

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Type: Other

Description: Newly renovated rooms with two queen sized beds; private bath; television with cable; telephone; set in a wooded area; all rooms non-smoking; patios with furniture; glider rockers in rooms.

Contact info:
1032 Park Ave
Mountain View, AR 72560 USA
phone: 800-264-3655
web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com

Room amenities: Coffee maker with regular and decaf. coffee; small refrigerator; TV with cable.

Facility amenities: Unheated, outdoor pool within walking distance of rooms; large lodge rec room for cards or visiting; a walking path from the Lodge area to meals and classes, although there is a Park bus that will take you to all meals and classes to and from the Lodge room area.

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

Additional nights before: $65.-$70. for one/two people
Please call 800-264-3655 to check on availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, May 31 - After dinner there will be an overview of schedu...
After dinner there will be an overview of schedule and get acquainted. Park bus will take participants to an informal, local music program.

Note: Should be able to get on & off bus; please let us know beforehand if bus with lift is needed.

Arrive To: Check-in @ Cabins at Dry Creek from 2-4pm.

Afternoon: Light snacks & get aquainted during check-in time; can pick up name badges & folders

Dinner: Dinner @ Skillet Restaurant

Evening: Transportation to one of the local, informal music programs known as Jimmy Driftwood's. There will be a number of different performers. Program lasts for 2 hours, but you will be able to ride the Park bus back to your room, half way through.

Lodging: Cabins at the Dry Creek @ Ozark Folk Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Newly renovated rooms with two queen sized beds; private bath; television with cable; telephone; set in a wooded area; all rooms non-smoking; patios with furniture; glider rockers in rooms.

Contact info:
1032 Park Ave
Mountain View, AR 72560 USA
phone: 800-264-3655
web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com

Room amenities: Coffee maker with regular and decaf. coffee; small refrigerator; TV with cable.

Facility amenities: Unheated, outdoor pool within walking distance of rooms; large lodge rec room for cards or visiting; a walking path from the Lodge area to meals and classes, although there is a Park bus that will take you to all meals and classes to and from the Lodge room area.

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

Additional nights before: $65.-$70. for one/two people
Please call 800-264-3655 to check on availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 01 - Morning program of Ozark social traditions; head ...
Morning program of Ozark social traditions; head to Blanchard Cave for movie & guided cave tour; walk to Blanchard Springs before heading back to the Folk Center for lunch; afternoon living history program and free time.

Note: Cave tour is .4 mile on well lit, non skid surfaces w/hand rails on inclines; Spring is 25 yards on wooden/concrete walkway.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Skillet Restaurant at the Ozark Folk Center

Morning: The trip on the gently flowing White River often allows for the viewing of birds, flowers, trees and beautiful bluffs of limestone and sandstone. Each staff in the raft, will offer their own special stories and history of this part of the river system.

Lunch: A picnic lunch at the City Park in Calico Rock.

Afternoon: We'll meet the character, Greasy Slim in what is now called "old Calico." While walking through this part of what was once a thriving river town, Slim will tell stories and history as he knew about from those days. (and the studying he's done in the present day!) Afterwards, you may visit the Calico Rock museum and walk in this picturesque town that sits alongside the White River.

Dinner: Dinner @ the Skillet Restaurant @ the Folk Center

Evening: An evening program called Ozark Lifestyles. This program covers many aspects of clothing, food, entertainment, basic living skills and language. It is presented by the Ozark Folk Centers' former Crafts Director, Kay Thomas.

Lodging: Cabins at the Dry Creek @ Ozark Folk Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Newly renovated rooms with two queen sized beds; private bath; television with cable; telephone; set in a wooded area; all rooms non-smoking; patios with furniture; glider rockers in rooms.

Contact info:
1032 Park Ave
Mountain View, AR 72560 USA
phone: 800-264-3655
web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com

Room amenities: Coffee maker with regular and decaf. coffee; small refrigerator; TV with cable.

Facility amenities: Unheated, outdoor pool within walking distance of rooms; large lodge rec room for cards or visiting; a walking path from the Lodge area to meals and classes, although there is a Park bus that will take you to all meals and classes to and from the Lodge room area.

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

Additional nights before: $65.-$70. for one/two people
Please call 800-264-3655 to check on availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 02 - Following an orientation about the Ozark Folk Cen...
Following an orientation about the Ozark Folk Center you'll be able to enter the Crafts Village and visit with the artisans working there. At noon there is a presentation on the deck next to the old Schoolhouse.

Breakfast: Breakfast @ the Skillet Restaurant

Morning: A staff guided float on the gently flowing White River; snack & water provided

Lunch: Lunch @ the Skillet Restaurant at the Ozark Folk Center immediately following the noon presentation.

Afternoon: During another visit to the Crafts Village you may participate in an Ozark social event known as a Playparty Game. It's fun and is sure to have you laughing and enjoying the companionship of the group.

Dinner: Dinner @ the Skillet Restaurant @ the Ozark Folk Center

Evening: An interesting program on music and musical instruments of the Ozarks. You'll hear how they sound as well as learn why each was important to traditional music.

Lodging: Cabins at the Dry Creek @ Ozark Folk Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Newly renovated rooms with two queen sized beds; private bath; television with cable; telephone; set in a wooded area; all rooms non-smoking; patios with furniture; glider rockers in rooms.

Contact info:
1032 Park Ave
Mountain View, AR 72560 USA
phone: 800-264-3655
web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com

Room amenities: Coffee maker with regular and decaf. coffee; small refrigerator; TV with cable.

Facility amenities: Unheated, outdoor pool within walking distance of rooms; large lodge rec room for cards or visiting; a walking path from the Lodge area to meals and classes, although there is a Park bus that will take you to all meals and classes to and from the Lodge room area.

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

Additional nights before: $65.-$70. for one/two people
Please call 800-264-3655 to check on availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 03 - Program on the Folk Center and the Ozarks; first ...
Program on the Folk Center and the Ozarks; first visit to Crafts Village; storytelling program @ noon; musicians give 30 minute concerts, hourly; attend the evening musical in Centers' large auditorium

Note: Craft area is fully accessible and has areas for sitting; shops are air conditioned

Breakfast: Breakfast @ the Folk Centers' full service restaurant

Morning: A short bus ride through the National Forest to the Blanchard Springs Caverns recreational area. Here you'll meet the Visitors Information Specialist, Tony Guinn and hear about one of the first families to settle this area. Then take a leisurely stroll with Tony, as she walks you to the remains of the mill that this family operated. You'll also see the dam and the lake that powered the mill.

Lunch: Lunch @ the Blanchard Recreational area pavilion

Afternoon: Just a few miles from the recreation area is the Blanchard Cave Visitors Center. Here you'll be able to walk through the exhibit hall and learn about life underground. There will also be a movie describing the Cave and it's unique features. The guided tour of the Cave is .9 of a mile on well lit, non slip walkways. Afterwards, you may shop for Nature oriented books, toys, jewellery and other handmade items. We will leave here and go the Spring that gives Blanchard it's name.

Dinner: Once again, we'll be at the Skillet Restaurant

Evening: First of the Folk Centers' evening musicals in the large auditorium at the Ozark Folk Center State Park. There will be a variety of musicians, dances and songs; both traditional tunes and those that sprang from this style of music.

Lodging: Cabins at the Dry Creek @ Ozark Folk Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Newly renovated rooms with two queen sized beds; private bath; television with cable; telephone; set in a wooded area; all rooms non-smoking; patios with furniture; glider rockers in rooms.

Contact info:
1032 Park Ave
Mountain View, AR 72560 USA
phone: 800-264-3655
web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com

Room amenities: Coffee maker with regular and decaf. coffee; small refrigerator; TV with cable.

Facility amenities: Unheated, outdoor pool within walking distance of rooms; large lodge rec room for cards or visiting; a walking path from the Lodge area to meals and classes, although there is a Park bus that will take you to all meals and classes to and from the Lodge room area.

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

Additional nights before: $65.-$70. for one/two people
Please call 800-264-3655 to check on availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 04 - Morning programs; noon storytelling in the Crafts...
Morning programs; noon storytelling in the Crafts Village; self guided tour of historic buildings in downtown Mountain View; final visit to Crafts Village; special, evening musical performance; Folk Center Musical in large auditorium.

Breakfast: Skillet restaurant @ the Ozark Folk Center

Morning: The group will be divided into two smaller groups; one group will have a walk and talk in the Folk Centers' garden and the other, a chance to learn old time square dancing. After a break for hot or cold drinks, the two groups will switch; the remainder of the morning can be spent in the Crafts Village, as this will be the final scheduled time for this visit. At noon, there will be another program on the deck next to the Schoolhouse.

Lunch: The Folk Centers' the full service restaurant, the Skillet

Afternoon: A self-guided tour (w/map provided) of the historic buildings of Mountain View. A bus will take you downtown and picked you up at 2 different, designated times.

Dinner: Grilled or fried, Arkansas raised catfish dinner complete with all the trimmings

Evening: A private, special concert for the Road Scholar participants and then the Folk Center music concert, different from the previous evenings line-up, in the large auditorium at the Park

Lodging: Cabins at the Dry Creek @ Ozark Folk Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 05 - A moving living history portrayal in the morning ...
A moving living history portrayal in the morning with room check-out immediately following. After this, we'll meet together for a final gathering and discussion of the weeks events. Lunch will be served directly after.

Note: You may drive your vehicle to the Skillet parking area after checking out of your room.

Breakfast: Breakfast provided by the Skillet Restaurant at the Ozark Folk Center State Park

Morning: Living History presentation.
After room check-out (10am) a wrap-up of the weeks events (11:15am)

Lunch: A light lunch @ the Skillet Restaurant (directly following the wrap-up)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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Ozark Folk Center State Park
Ozark GetawaysPhone: 888-679-2859 OR you may go to www.yourplaceinthemountains.com; this is the Mountain View area Chamber of Commerce website or call them at 870-269-8068
For additional information, visit: www.ozarkgetaways.com

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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
22 Performances

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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