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JEKYLL ISLAND, GEORGIA

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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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.
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Elevation Note
Elevation is just above sea level.

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Itinerary for Jan 18 — Jan 23, 2015

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Type: Resort

Description: The Jekyll Island Club Hotel is Jekyll Island's only 4-star resort and National Historic Landmark. Nestled amid live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, this Victorian landmark enjoys a setting of unspoiled natural beauty on Jekyll Island. The island is protected from extensive development by the state of Georgia and has miles of beaches and forest waiting to be explored. Here, millionaires wintered in scenic seclusion for decades, enjoying many amenities and privileges. The club was returned to its original elegance, highlighted by leaded art glass windows, ornate woodwork, and Rumford fireplaces. From its lofty tower to encircling verandas, Victorian charm still permeates the public areas and rooms once occupied by America's wealthiest families. The Club's guest rooms and suites have been custom-decorated in a style befitting the elegance presumed by the original socialite owners. This historic hotel serves not only as lodging for the program’s participants; it is itself part of the course of study.

Contact info:
371 Riverview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 855-787-3857 xor9126352600
web: www.jekyllclub.com

Room amenities: iPod Dock Clock Radio, Color 32" LCD Flat Panel TV with Cable and DVD player, Iron / Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, High Speed Wireless Internet Service, Phone with V/M & Data Ports, In Room Safe, Refreshment Center, Coffee Maker.

Facility amenities: Your resort fee provides: bell staff service with your luggage, housekeeping gratuity, in-room coffee, in-room bottled water (2), daily newspaper, use of in-room safe, local phone calls and in-coming faxes, toll free numbers and long distance access charges, high speed wireless Internet services, use of the fitness room, pool towel service (seasonal), beach pavilion chairs & umbrellas (seasonal), complimentary on property parking, and the use of computer station with printer in front desk lobby. Enjoy extraordinary amenities within the Jekyll Island Club Hotel accommodations (some are fee based): room service (7:00am 10:00pm), lending library, day spa and salon, gift shops, bike rentals, concierge services, swimming pool (outdoor), croquet lawn, and complimentary intra-island transportation.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $110 - $175 approximately.
Call the for current price (855) 787-3857.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, January 18 - Arrival and Check-in / Program Registration / Wel...
Arrival and Check-in / Program Registration / Welcome Dinner / Orientation

Afternoon: Program Registration: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, and other important information. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in.

Dinner: In a private banquet room at the historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel, we’ll enjoy a three-course chef’s choice meal including a salad, entrée, and dessert, plus coffee, tea, and water; additional beverages available for purchase.

Evening: Orientation: The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, roles and responsibilities, and answer any questions you may have. Indicated times are approximate; program activities and schedules may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding. We have set aside some free time in the schedule for your personal independent exploration. The Group Leader will often be available during free time to accompany informal excursions, activities, or meals that have been excluded from the program cost. You are welcome to join if you like, with any associated costs on your own.

Lodging: Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: The Jekyll Island Club Hotel is Jekyll Island's only 4-star resort and National Historic Landmark. Nestled amid live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, this Victorian landmark enjoys a setting of unspoiled natural beauty on Jekyll Island. The island is protected from extensive development by the state of Georgia and has miles of beaches and forest waiting to be explored. Here, millionaires wintered in scenic seclusion for decades, enjoying many amenities and privileges. The club was returned to its original elegance, highlighted by leaded art glass windows, ornate woodwork, and Rumford fireplaces. From its lofty tower to encircling verandas, Victorian charm still permeates the public areas and rooms once occupied by America's wealthiest families. The Club's guest rooms and suites have been custom-decorated in a style befitting the elegance presumed by the original socialite owners. This historic hotel serves not only as lodging for the program’s participants; it is itself part of the course of study.

Contact info:
371 Riverview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 855-787-3857 xor9126352600
web: www.jekyllclub.com

Room amenities: iPod Dock Clock Radio, Color 32" LCD Flat Panel TV with Cable and DVD player, Iron / Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, High Speed Wireless Internet Service, Phone with V/M & Data Ports, In Room Safe, Refreshment Center, Coffee Maker.

Facility amenities: Your resort fee provides: bell staff service with your luggage, housekeeping gratuity, in-room coffee, in-room bottled water (2), daily newspaper, use of in-room safe, local phone calls and in-coming faxes, toll free numbers and long distance access charges, high speed wireless Internet services, use of the fitness room, pool towel service (seasonal), beach pavilion chairs & umbrellas (seasonal), complimentary on property parking, and the use of computer station with printer in front desk lobby. Enjoy extraordinary amenities within the Jekyll Island Club Hotel accommodations (some are fee based): room service (7:00am 10:00pm), lending library, day spa and salon, gift shops, bike rentals, concierge services, swimming pool (outdoor), croquet lawn, and complimentary intra-island transportation.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $110 - $175 approximately.
Call the for current price (855) 787-3857.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, January 19 - Notrump Bidding Techniques / Defense and Play / M...
Notrump Bidding Techniques / Defense and Play / Mini-Bridge Tournament / Supervised Play

Breakfast: In the Club’s Victorian-era Grand Dining Room, we’ll enjoy a buffet with an assortment of seasonal fresh fruits, yogurt, scrambled eggs, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, breakfast potatoes, grits, homemade pastries, toast, bagels, and muffins, and a daily special breakfast entrée, plus coffee, tea, milk, juices, and water.

Morning: Today we study: Notrump Bidding Techniques, Defense and Play. We’ll play, analyze and discuss presorted bridge hands, with minimum lecture. We’ll analyze options such as balanced raises, the Stayman convention and Jacoby transfers. Defensive leads and interference will be evaluated. Your Intermediate bridge class will be taught by a Bronze Life Master.

Lunch: In the Jekyll Island Club’s dining room, we’ll enjoy a selection of salad, sandwich or soup, plus coffee, tea, and water.

Afternoon: We’ll participate in our first mini-bridge tournament with our new friends and our instructor. In a relaxed and social environment, we’ll play and analyze hands based on this morning’s subject matter.

Dinner: At the Club.

Evening: We’ll gather in our private meeting room at the hotel with our instructor to shuffle, play and relax for an evening with no set agenda. As we play with our new friends, we’ll consider how today’s lesson fits into our individual style of play. Our instructor will be on hand to observe, make comments, and answer questions.

Lodging: Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: The Jekyll Island Club Hotel is Jekyll Island's only 4-star resort and National Historic Landmark. Nestled amid live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, this Victorian landmark enjoys a setting of unspoiled natural beauty on Jekyll Island. The island is protected from extensive development by the state of Georgia and has miles of beaches and forest waiting to be explored. Here, millionaires wintered in scenic seclusion for decades, enjoying many amenities and privileges. The club was returned to its original elegance, highlighted by leaded art glass windows, ornate woodwork, and Rumford fireplaces. From its lofty tower to encircling verandas, Victorian charm still permeates the public areas and rooms once occupied by America's wealthiest families. The Club's guest rooms and suites have been custom-decorated in a style befitting the elegance presumed by the original socialite owners. This historic hotel serves not only as lodging for the program’s participants; it is itself part of the course of study.

Contact info:
371 Riverview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 855-787-3857 xor9126352600
web: www.jekyllclub.com

Room amenities: iPod Dock Clock Radio, Color 32" LCD Flat Panel TV with Cable and DVD player, Iron / Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, High Speed Wireless Internet Service, Phone with V/M & Data Ports, In Room Safe, Refreshment Center, Coffee Maker.

Facility amenities: Your resort fee provides: bell staff service with your luggage, housekeeping gratuity, in-room coffee, in-room bottled water (2), daily newspaper, use of in-room safe, local phone calls and in-coming faxes, toll free numbers and long distance access charges, high speed wireless Internet services, use of the fitness room, pool towel service (seasonal), beach pavilion chairs & umbrellas (seasonal), complimentary on property parking, and the use of computer station with printer in front desk lobby. Enjoy extraordinary amenities within the Jekyll Island Club Hotel accommodations (some are fee based): room service (7:00am 10:00pm), lending library, day spa and salon, gift shops, bike rentals, concierge services, swimming pool (outdoor), croquet lawn, and complimentary intra-island transportation.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $110 - $175 approximately.
Call the for current price (855) 787-3857.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, January 20 - Intermediate Duplicate Bridge Lecture / Mini-Tour...
Intermediate Duplicate Bridge Lecture / Mini-Tournament / Supervised Play

Breakfast: At the Club in the Grand Dining Room.

Morning: With our instructor, we’ll continue building confidence as we explore how to compete in bidding. How can you and your partner communicate and compete when your opponents open the bidding? We will consider overcalls and learn how to use takeout doubles, negative doubles and re-doubles.

Lunch: At the Club.

Afternoon: We’ll enjoy a second mini-bridge tournament with our new friends and our instructor. In a relaxed and social environment, we’ll once again play and analyze hands based on this morning’s subject matter.

Dinner: At the Club.

Evening: We’ll gather for another evening of “no agenda” play, with our instructor on hand to make comments and answer questions. This morning’s lessons are the building blocks for this evening’s play. It’s a great way to learn.

Lodging: Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: The Jekyll Island Club Hotel is Jekyll Island's only 4-star resort and National Historic Landmark. Nestled amid live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, this Victorian landmark enjoys a setting of unspoiled natural beauty on Jekyll Island. The island is protected from extensive development by the state of Georgia and has miles of beaches and forest waiting to be explored. Here, millionaires wintered in scenic seclusion for decades, enjoying many amenities and privileges. The club was returned to its original elegance, highlighted by leaded art glass windows, ornate woodwork, and Rumford fireplaces. From its lofty tower to encircling verandas, Victorian charm still permeates the public areas and rooms once occupied by America's wealthiest families. The Club's guest rooms and suites have been custom-decorated in a style befitting the elegance presumed by the original socialite owners. This historic hotel serves not only as lodging for the program’s participants; it is itself part of the course of study.

Contact info:
371 Riverview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 855-787-3857 xor9126352600
web: www.jekyllclub.com

Room amenities: iPod Dock Clock Radio, Color 32" LCD Flat Panel TV with Cable and DVD player, Iron / Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, High Speed Wireless Internet Service, Phone with V/M & Data Ports, In Room Safe, Refreshment Center, Coffee Maker.

Facility amenities: Your resort fee provides: bell staff service with your luggage, housekeeping gratuity, in-room coffee, in-room bottled water (2), daily newspaper, use of in-room safe, local phone calls and in-coming faxes, toll free numbers and long distance access charges, high speed wireless Internet services, use of the fitness room, pool towel service (seasonal), beach pavilion chairs & umbrellas (seasonal), complimentary on property parking, and the use of computer station with printer in front desk lobby. Enjoy extraordinary amenities within the Jekyll Island Club Hotel accommodations (some are fee based): room service (7:00am 10:00pm), lending library, day spa and salon, gift shops, bike rentals, concierge services, swimming pool (outdoor), croquet lawn, and complimentary intra-island transportation.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $110 - $175 approximately.
Call the for current price (855) 787-3857.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, January 21 - Defensive Play / Free Afternoon and Evening
Breakfast: At the Club in the Grand Dining Room.

Morning: This morning our instructor will focus on taking extra defensive tricks. We’ll be alert for our partner’s signals such as attitude, count, and suit preference. We will also evaluate the impact of opening leads between notrump and suit contracts. Key points from this session are how to eliminate the bad leads, and choose from the rest. And, above all, remember that bridge is a partnership game!

Lunch: At the Club.

Afternoon: Free afternoon. Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions. You might visit the Jekyll Island Historic District, to see how the millionaires enjoyed their winter vacations here. Or take a leisurely walk to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. This is also an ideal time to discover the island’s pristine beaches and nature reserves. The Club’s conference room will also be open for participants who would prefer to continue playing bridge.

Dinner: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.

Evening: At leisure to explore more of Jekyll Island, relax at the Club, or play more bridge in the conference room.

Lodging: Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Resort

Description: The Jekyll Island Club Hotel is Jekyll Island's only 4-star resort and National Historic Landmark. Nestled amid live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, this Victorian landmark enjoys a setting of unspoiled natural beauty on Jekyll Island. The island is protected from extensive development by the state of Georgia and has miles of beaches and forest waiting to be explored. Here, millionaires wintered in scenic seclusion for decades, enjoying many amenities and privileges. The club was returned to its original elegance, highlighted by leaded art glass windows, ornate woodwork, and Rumford fireplaces. From its lofty tower to encircling verandas, Victorian charm still permeates the public areas and rooms once occupied by America's wealthiest families. The Club's guest rooms and suites have been custom-decorated in a style befitting the elegance presumed by the original socialite owners. This historic hotel serves not only as lodging for the program’s participants; it is itself part of the course of study.

Contact info:
371 Riverview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 855-787-3857 xor9126352600
web: www.jekyllclub.com

Room amenities: iPod Dock Clock Radio, Color 32" LCD Flat Panel TV with Cable and DVD player, Iron / Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, High Speed Wireless Internet Service, Phone with V/M & Data Ports, In Room Safe, Refreshment Center, Coffee Maker.

Facility amenities: Your resort fee provides: bell staff service with your luggage, housekeeping gratuity, in-room coffee, in-room bottled water (2), daily newspaper, use of in-room safe, local phone calls and in-coming faxes, toll free numbers and long distance access charges, high speed wireless Internet services, use of the fitness room, pool towel service (seasonal), beach pavilion chairs & umbrellas (seasonal), complimentary on property parking, and the use of computer station with printer in front desk lobby. Enjoy extraordinary amenities within the Jekyll Island Club Hotel accommodations (some are fee based): room service (7:00am 10:00pm), lending library, day spa and salon, gift shops, bike rentals, concierge services, swimming pool (outdoor), croquet lawn, and complimentary intra-island transportation.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $110 - $175 approximately.
Call the for current price (855) 787-3857.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, January 22 - How to Compete in Bidding / Mini-Tournament / Sup...
Breakfast: At the Club in the Grand Dining Room.

Morning: This morning, our instructor will go over ways to compete in the bidding. We’ll play and analyze preemptive and weak two bids as well as the strong two club opener. We’ll evaluate actions available to our partner when we preempt. We’ll also have some fun playing Michaels and Unusual No-trump hands.

Lunch: At the Club.

Afternoon: Mini-bridge tournament. We will continue to fine-tune what we learned through play and discussion. After the tourney, spend your free time exploring Jekyll Island.

Dinner: At the Club.

Evening: We’ll play a real duplicate game in a relaxed friendly environment. we are not only learning Bridge with each other; we will also be playing in a Club where gilded-age millionaires once enjoyed the game. It’s a great opportunity to reflect on how Bridge has been played around the world throughout history.

Lodging: Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, January 23 - Review and Farewell / Program Concludes Note: Ho...
Review and Farewell / Program Concludes Note: Hotel Check-out by 12:00 p.m.

Breakfast: At the Club in the Grand Dining Room.

Morning: Review and farewell. Remember that bridge is a lifelong game. There are millions of possible hands, each offering its own mystery. While we arrived at Jekyll Island with intermediate skills, we now possess the knowledge and confidence to play with anyone playing the Standard American system. This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy all your Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. We encourage you to join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Jekyll Island
General OverviewJekyll Island's Historic District has several speciality shops as well as the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, once the clubhouse for many of America's elite business men. Other areas of interest located near Jekyll Island are St. Simons Island, home to several historic places including Fort Frederica, Bloody Marsh Battle site, etc. There are also other interesting islands located near Jekyll Island including Sapelo Island where you will find a plantation once owned by R. J. Reynolds and Cumberland Island home to many wild horses. Other areas of interest near Jekyll Isalnd include Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, an old rice plantation and Brunswick Georgia which has many historic buildings and landmarks as well as several antique shops. Jekyll Island is located approximately one hour south of Historic Savannah Georgia.

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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13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
11 Hands-on experiences

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