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JEKYLL ISLAND, GEORGIA

Ragtime, Early Tin Pan Alley and Dixieland Jazz; The Jekyll Island Club: Millionaire’s Retreat

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Program #8009RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Elevation Note
Elevation is just above sea level.

Itinerary for Jan 27 — Feb 1, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Jekyll Island sometimes referred to as "the best kept secret" in the Southeast, offers its own unique and unspoiled natural beauty in a barrier island setting.

Contact info:
200 South Beachview Dr.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 912-635-3733
web: www.jekyllislandhamptoninn.com

Room amenities: Featuring cloud nine - the Hampton Inn experience in all guest rooms. Mini fridge with microwave and coffee maker in all rooms. All rooms have 32" flat screen TVs. Outdoor pool and patio. Free US Today in hotel lobby.

Facility amenities: The brand new Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island is situated beachside with a short stroll to the ocean via a boardwalk The unspoiled beaches line the perimeter of the tiny island paradise. Fitness room, whirlpool and bike rentals available.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $159.00
Reservations need to be made by contacting the hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, January 27 - Registration/Welcome
Afternoon: Arrive at hotel for registration and room assignment.

Dinner: Dinner at the Jekyll Island Club.

Evening: Welcome, orientation and get acquainted.

Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Jekyll Island sometimes referred to as "the best kept secret" in the Southeast, offers its own unique and unspoiled natural beauty in a barrier island setting.

Contact info:
200 South Beachview Dr.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 912-635-3733
web: www.jekyllislandhamptoninn.com

Room amenities: Featuring cloud nine - the Hampton Inn experience in all guest rooms. Mini fridge with microwave and coffee maker in all rooms. All rooms have 32" flat screen TVs. Outdoor pool and patio. Free US Today in hotel lobby.

Facility amenities: The brand new Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island is situated beachside with a short stroll to the ocean via a boardwalk The unspoiled beaches line the perimeter of the tiny island paradise. Fitness room, whirlpool and bike rentals available.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $159.00
Reservations need to be made by contacting the hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, January 28 - Ragtime/Early Tin Pan Alley/Dixieland/Jazz, and J...
Breakfast: Hot breakfast bar at the hotel.

Morning: Learn about ragtime, including its history and structure, and its different styles. Scott Joplin, Eubie Blake and other prominent ragtime composers will be covered, including complete live piano solo performances of important rags.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Learn about the millionaires, once representing 1/6 of our nation's wealth, who used this area as a winter retreat. A guide will lead you through the Club and discuss the social history.

Dinner: Dinner at the Jekyll Island Club.

Evening: The instructor will talk about life in the colonies; what they wore, what they ate and their way of life. She will bring colonial clothing and dress some of the participants for a "look" at colonial dress.

Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Jekyll Island sometimes referred to as "the best kept secret" in the Southeast, offers its own unique and unspoiled natural beauty in a barrier island setting.

Contact info:
200 South Beachview Dr.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 912-635-3733
web: www.jekyllislandhamptoninn.com

Room amenities: Featuring cloud nine - the Hampton Inn experience in all guest rooms. Mini fridge with microwave and coffee maker in all rooms. All rooms have 32" flat screen TVs. Outdoor pool and patio. Free US Today in hotel lobby.

Facility amenities: The brand new Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island is situated beachside with a short stroll to the ocean via a boardwalk The unspoiled beaches line the perimeter of the tiny island paradise. Fitness room, whirlpool and bike rentals available.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $159.00
Reservations need to be made by contacting the hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, January 29 - Ragtime Jazz, Ecology, Sheet Music
Breakfast: Hot breakfast bar at the hotel.

Morning: Begin with an introduction to blues music, its history and structure, including live piano performances of key blues compositions by W. C Handy and other blues pioneers. Continue through the origins of Tin Pan Alley, touching on its prominent composers and lyricists, such as Irving Berlin, and hear some of its most famous works, such as "Alexander's Ragtime Band" and " I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Baby)".

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: You will hear about the fascinating Ecology of one of Georgia's Barrier Island. Learn about the inhabitants that call this area home such as the Knobbed Whelk, the State Shell of Georgia and other interesting critters. You'll also hear about the sea turtles who come back year after year to use the beaches of Jekyll Island as a nesting ground.

Dinner: Dinner at the Jekyll Island Club.

Evening: See examples of sheet music cover art from the late 1800s to the late 1930s. Learn about some of the artists and several of the publishers. Find out how the sheet music publishing business expanded during the Tin Pan Alley period.

Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Jekyll Island sometimes referred to as "the best kept secret" in the Southeast, offers its own unique and unspoiled natural beauty in a barrier island setting.

Contact info:
200 South Beachview Dr.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 912-635-3733
web: www.jekyllislandhamptoninn.com

Room amenities: Featuring cloud nine - the Hampton Inn experience in all guest rooms. Mini fridge with microwave and coffee maker in all rooms. All rooms have 32" flat screen TVs. Outdoor pool and patio. Free US Today in hotel lobby.

Facility amenities: The brand new Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island is situated beachside with a short stroll to the ocean via a boardwalk The unspoiled beaches line the perimeter of the tiny island paradise. Fitness room, whirlpool and bike rentals available.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $159.00
Reservations need to be made by contacting the hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, January 30 - Ragtime lecture, Free Afternoon and Evening
Breakfast: Hot breakfast bar at the hotel.

Morning: Continue Tin Pan Alley presentation, including live piano performances of selections by Jerome Kern ("They Didn't Believe Me""), Shelton Brooks ("Some Of These Days") and a special section on Walter Donaldson ""My Blue Heaven", "Yes, Sir! That's My Baby!" and many others). Learn why Tin Pan Alley died.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Wednesday afternoon and evening is free to give participants a chance to visit St. Simons Island and enjoy the local cuisine. Dinner on your own.

Evening: Free time for exploring on your own.

Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Jekyll Island sometimes referred to as "the best kept secret" in the Southeast, offers its own unique and unspoiled natural beauty in a barrier island setting.

Contact info:
200 South Beachview Dr.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 912-635-3733
web: www.jekyllislandhamptoninn.com

Room amenities: Featuring cloud nine - the Hampton Inn experience in all guest rooms. Mini fridge with microwave and coffee maker in all rooms. All rooms have 32" flat screen TVs. Outdoor pool and patio. Free US Today in hotel lobby.

Facility amenities: The brand new Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island is situated beachside with a short stroll to the ocean via a boardwalk The unspoiled beaches line the perimeter of the tiny island paradise. Fitness room, whirlpool and bike rentals available.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $159.00
Reservations need to be made by contacting the hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, January 31 - Dixieland Jazz, Georgia Sea Turtle Excursion
Breakfast: Hot breakfast bar at the hotel.

Morning: Explore Dixieland jazz via capsule biographies of some of the most influential Dixielanders, such as Bix Beiderbecke, Fats Waller, Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Eddie Condon, James P. Johnson and Louis Armstrong including live piano performances of tunes for which they are best remembered. Say good-bye with a special wrapup section of the program.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Excursion to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Our ecology instructor will continue to amaze you with the many critters that call our area home. Marsh/Beach walk for a hands-on experience of Georgia's ecology.

Dinner: Dinner ar the Jekyll Island Club.

Evening: An entertaining program will be held.

Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, February 01 - Program Wrap Up/Departures
Breakfast: Hot breakfast bar at the hotel.

Morning: Jekyll Trivia wrap-up.

Morning: Independent departures.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Jekyll Island, GA
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 Island 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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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips

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