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JEKYLL ISLAND, GEORGIA

Intermediate Bridge With a Taste of Barrier Island Ecology

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Program #11602RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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.
Elevation Note
Elevation is just above sea level.

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Itinerary for Mar 17 — Mar 22, 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, March 17 - Registration and Orientation!
Afternoon: Arrive on Jekyll Island, GA and check into the Hampton Inn at 3:00 PM. Registration and orientation to follow.

Dinner: A delicious dinner will be served.

Evening: Orientation and play a few hands of bridge.

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, March 18 - Intermediate Bridge lecture, supervised play and ...
Intermediate Bridge lecture, supervised play and Barrier Island Ecology.

Breakfast: Hot breakfast bar at the hotel.

Morning: Intermediate bridge class is taught by an ACBL Life Master. Suit bidding, opening bidding, responses and rebids.

Lunch: Enjoy a healthy lunch.

Afternoon: You will hear about the fascinating ecology of one of Georgia's Barrier Islands. 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. After a brief break you will head out to the beach to explore, first hand, the different inhabitants of the area.

Afternoon: Excursion to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Through sea turtle rehabilitation, research and education programs, the Turtle Center will increase awareness of habitat and wildlife conservation challenges, promote responsibility for ecosystem health and empower individuals to act locally, regionally, and globally to protect the environment. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a hospital for ill and injured sea turtles. They are the only hospital of its kind in the state of Georgia. The Center offers an interactive Exhibit Gallery and Rehabilitation Pavilion with a number of viewable sea turtle patients.

Dinner: A delicious dinner will be served.

Evening: Supervised bridge play at the hotel.

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, March 19 - Intermediate Bridge lecture, tourney and Ecology.
Breakfast: Hot breakfast bar at the hotel.

Morning: Notrump Bidding And Play, The Stayman Convention, and Play Of The Hand.

Lunch: Enjoy a healthy lunch.

Afternoon: Our ecology instructor will continue to amaze you with the many critters that call our area home. She will have the preserved remains of several of these critters available for you to see and touch. Beach walk included.

Dinner: A delicious dinner will be served.

Evening: Intermediate bridge instruction and supervised play.

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, March 20 - Intermediate Bridge lecture, and supervised play.
Breakfast: Hot breakfast bar at the hotel.

Morning: Leads and signals.

Lunch: Enjoy a healthy lunch.

Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore the island or conference room open for bridge play.

Dinner: One dinner is excluded to enjoy on your own in award winning local restaurants.

Evening: Free Evening.

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, March 21 - Intermediate Bridge lecture, supervised play, and...
Breakfast: Hot breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Competitive bidding, Takeout Doubles, and Overcalls.

Lunch: Enjoy a health lunch.

Afternoon: Discussion on Georgia's abundant salt marsh. Learn about tidal creeks, estuaries, food webs, spartina grass, and the importance of the marsh environment.

Dinner: A delicious dinner will be served.

Evening: Bridge tourney.

Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, March 22 - Intermediate Bridge lecture.
Breakfast: Hot breakfast bar at the hotel.

Morning: Wrap-up your week with preemptive bidding and summarize by putting it all together. The program concludes with this feedback session. We hope you have enjoyed this special new learning experience and will return for other rewarding Road Scholar adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Morning: Independent departures!

Meals Included: Breakfast


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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.

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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
6 Hands-on experiences

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