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Program #20536RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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. 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 Jul 7 — Jul 13, 2012

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Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a lakefront on Church Po1nd, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Bathroom: Shared bathrooms in the chalets

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day One: Saturday, July 07 - Welcome to Cabot Shores
Afternoon: Arrival at Cabot Shores after 3pm Afternoon Tea with Oat Cakes followed by introduction to the grounds of Cabot Shores

Dinner: Dinner at Cabot Shores Lodge

Evening: Welcome Ceremony, Introductions and Orientation in Great Room of Lodge

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a lakefront on Church Po1nd, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Bathroom: Shared bathrooms in the chalets

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day Two: Sunday, July 08 - Exploring the Indian Brook Wilderness
Breakfast: Start the day with an Optional Qi Gong, mindfulness meditation or Nature Walk followed by Breakfast in Cabot Shores lodge.

Morning: Hike & explore the Indian Brook Wilderness Trail See old moose hunting camps; cross creeks leading to three waterfalls. Follow paths of eagles up from Church Pond to Indian Brook; look for eagles' nest beyond the 2nd falls. Explore vistas looking at Indian Brook and even St. Ann's Bay & the Atlantic

Lunch: Trail lunches

Afternoon: Learn about the path of salmon, trout, moose and deer along the Trail (prey vs. predators...) Learn about native Mi'kmaq Trail from Atlantic Ocean, into Church Pond and up Indian Brook Learn about Celtic settlement just above Indian Brook Great Falls Hiking distance about 6km round trip to Great Falls, 2-4km to smaller falls, according to interest and stamina or Return to Cabot Shores Campus to relax for the afternoon, browse our eclectic library or take an infrared sauna

Dinner: BBQ on open fire outside of the Lodge

Evening: Stories and Legends around the fire or in the tipi Guides: Mi'kmaq elders offering information on Mi'kmaq gatherings and trails; fishing and hunting practices, Cabot Shores’ experts

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a lakefront on Church Po1nd, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Bathroom: Shared bathrooms in the chalets

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day Three: Monday, July 09 - Water & Beach Adventures
Breakfast: Start the day off with optional Qi Gong, meditation or morning walk followed by Breakfast in Cabot Shores lodge.

Morning: Explore Indian Brook into Church Pond & along the Beach via ferry, walking, canoes, kayaks and yolo boards (includes instructions for those needing it). Ride the gentle current along Indian Brook into Church Pond Observe a variety of ducks, geese, cormorans, gulls and the occasional bald eagle (before returning to nest above 2nd waterfall) Explore inlets with oyster patches

Lunch: Cook-out on the beach, build a fire site using beach rock, collect drift wood for fire

Afternoon: Walk along the beach to the Red Island Trail & Explore the Barachois River & Beach (A 4km hike 1km along the beach), discover hidden lakes only accessible by hiking or by boat Collect seashells and heart-shaped rocks Or: Return to Cabot Shores’ campus to relax for the afternoon......

Dinner: Local Nova Scotia seafood dinner with Cape Breton Fisherman

Evening: Presentation: Five Generations of Fraser family Fishermen

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a lakefront on Church Po1nd, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Bathroom: Shared bathrooms in the chalets

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day Four: Tuesday, July 10 - Celtic or Native Mi'kmaq Immersion -Experience th...
Breakfast: Optional Qi Gong, meditation, Nature walk followed by Breakfast in Cabot Shores lodge.

Morning: Gaelic language Immersion Story-telling Local History

Lunch: Local Cape Breton specialties

Afternoon: Sharing Circle: What’s your family history? Step Dancing Demonstration Quilting Demonstration Tea with Shirley

Dinner: Local Specialties

Evening: Ceilidh -Celtic music and dancing -participatory instruction provided

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a lakefront on Church Po1nd, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Bathroom: Shared bathrooms in the chalets

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day Five: Wednesday, July 11 - Demonstrations by Local Artisans
Breakfast: Start the day with optional Qi Gong, mindfulness meditation, Nature walk followed by breakfast in Cabot Shores lodge.

Morning: Demonstrations by local Artisans: Photography, Instruments, Jewelry, pottery Make your own: Medicine Pouches, Beading (instruction provided)

Lunch: At Cabot Shores Lodge

Afternoon: Participate in a Medicine Walk, learn about local flora Or relax in the lodge....

Dinner: At Cabot Shores

Evening: Locally-produced Film

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a lakefront on Church Po1nd, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Bathroom: Shared bathrooms in the chalets

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day Six: Thursday, July 12 - Adventures in Outdoor Cooking
Breakfast: Optional Qi Gong, mindfulness meditation, nature walk followed by Breakfast in Cabot Shores lodge.

Morning: Participate in Scavenger Hunt or Free Time

Lunch: At Cabot ShoresLodge

Afternoon: Adventures in Outdoor Cooking with: “Adventure” Chef and Cabot Shores’ resident gardener Learn to: Set up “Plank Salmon” (or Mackerel or Trout) on cedar planks Build fire for cooking dinner Bake bread and pizza in outdoor wood-fired oven

Dinner: At Cabot Shores’ Lodge

Evening: Sharing Circle, Closing Ceremony

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Friday, July 13 - Recap Adventures of the Week
Breakfast: Optional Qi Gong, mindfulness meditation, nature walk followed by Breakfast in Cabot Shores lodge.

Morning: Recap as group the adventures experienced -mild to wild Free time to walk, pack, kayak or canoe... end of program

Meals Included: Breakfast

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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17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
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