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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 Sep 20 — Sep 25, 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, September 20 - Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinn...
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: One of two short movies; either the Road Scholar shorts or the documentary called "Just that much Hillbilly in Me."

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, September 21 - Scenic White River float; walk in old Calico; mus...
Note: Should be able to load and unload from a large rubber raft; able to sit on a backless seat for up to two hours time; wouldn't mind using primitive facilities before loading rafts

Breakfast: Early morning breakfast at the Skillet Restaurant at the Ozark Folk Center

Morning: A scenic drive to the Chessman Ferry landing to load the rafts for the float on the White River. Each raft will have a staff member to answer questions and talk about the area views. A snack and water provided.

Lunch: A picnic lunch at the Calico Rock Recreation park

Afternoon: A leisurely walk through old Calico with Greasy Slim, called so due to his work on the railroad. A short visit to the Calico Rock Museum before returning to rooms at the Ozark Folk Center State Park.

Dinner: Dinner @ the Skillet Restaurant @ the Folk Center

Evening: Learn the culture of the Ozarks by hearing about the food, clothing, social times and stories as related to the group by the Centers' former Crafts Director.

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, September 22 - Ozark artisans in the Village; storytelling at no...
Note: Most artisans work in air-conditioned comfort. There are areas for sitting and relaxing throughout the Park; fully accessible

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

Morning: The nuts and bolts of the Folk Centers' beginning and its present day mission. After a short break to have something hot or cold to drink, participants may enter the Crafts Village and visit with the working artisans. Music programs hourly and a storytelling program at noon.

Lunch: Lunch @ the Folk Centers' Skillet Restaurant, following the noon program; approximately 12:30pm.

Afternoon: A program on the social event called Playparty Games. Done during the time that dancing was considered to be bad, this fun activity will have you laughing. There will also be more time for exploring more of the Crafts Village.

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

Evening: Multi-talented musician Joe Jewell, will have you tapping your toes as you learn about music and musical instruments of the Ozarks. Joe usually brings along one of the younger and equally talented performers from the Folk Center music family.

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, September 23 - Ozark National Forest/ Blanchard Cave and Spring
Note: Walking 1 mile on grassy and hardtop terrain; another .9 of a mile in the Cave; Spring is 200 yards from bus

Breakfast: Breakfast @ the Folk Centers' full service restaurant

Morning: Before going on the guided walk in the National Forest, Tony Guinn will present the history of the area where the walk takes place. You'll find out about many aspects of this forest as you go along.

Lunch: Picnic lunch at the Blanchard Recreation Area

Afternoon: View the movie, "The Amazing World Below and visit the Exhibit Hall, getting you ready for your guided tour of Blanchard Cave. Your guide will once again be Tony Guinn. Afterward the tour, there will be time to look over the items in the Interpretive Center before a short drive to Blanchard Spring.

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

Evening: First of the Folk Centers' evening musicals in the large auditorium @ the Park

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, September 24 - Garden walk, square dancing, storytelling in the ...
Note: In the afternoon a Folk Center bus will take you to the downtown area and pick you up; two different times to choose from, depending on your interest in the town.

Breakfast: Skillet restaurant @ the Ozark Folk Center

Morning: The group will be divided into two smaller groups; one will have a talk and a garden walk in the Heritage Herb Gardens while the other group has fun with 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

Lunch: Storytelling in the Village at noon and then lunch at the Skillet Restaurant at the Folk Center, approximately 12:30pm.

Afternoon: A self-guided visit(w/map provided) of the historic buildings of Mountain View

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, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, September 25 - Living history, closing program, lunch before dep...
Note: We encourage participants, who feel they must travel just after breakfast, to give a thought to staying for this last program; we try our best to make it worth the while

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

Morning: Living History presentation before returning to rooms for check-out by 11am; after short, closing remarks and comments, lunch

Lunch: A light lunch @ the Skillet Restaurant (directly following the wrap-up) about 11:30-11:45am

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


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
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
23 Performances

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4.9
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