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FAIRHOPE, ALABAMA

5 Scholars in 5 Days: History, Humor, Music and More

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Program #7243RJ
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.

Itinerary for Feb 17 — Feb 22, 2013

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Type: Other

Description: Hiking trails, private pier with gazebo, chapel, rec hall, pool, kayaks, canoes and sunfish, comfortable southern porches for socializing and relaxing.

Contact info:
10400 Beckwith Lane
Fairhope, AL 36532 USA
phone: 251-928-7844
Room amenities: Private bath and air conditioning.

Facility amenities: All rooms have a private bath and free parking. Beckwith has a wonderful pool, and is located on Weeks Bay, fun for fishing, boating and swimming.

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

Additional nights before:
Local hotels available. Please call to get information on Hampton Inn 1-800-426-7866, Holiday Inn Express 1-800-962-1833 or Marriott's Grand Hotel 1-800-228-9290.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, February 17 - Registration, Check-in and Orientation/Dinner is ...
Registration, Check-in and Orientation/Dinner is in the Dining room/Introductions

Afternoon: Participants will check in and register for the week from 4-5:30 PM. They will receive keys to their rooms and packets of information for the week. Beginning at 5:30 PM we will have an orientation, all information will be discussed and any questions will be answered at this time. (*Please note classes and class time are subject to change based on weather and instructor availability.)

Dinner: Dinner is served in the Beckwith dining room.

Evening: Introductions and any additional questions will be asked at this time.

Lodging: Beckwith Episcopal Camp and Conference Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Hiking trails, private pier with gazebo, chapel, rec hall, pool, kayaks, canoes and sunfish, comfortable southern porches for socializing and relaxing.

Contact info:
10400 Beckwith Lane
Fairhope, AL 36532 USA
phone: 251-928-7844
Room amenities: Private bath and air conditioning.

Facility amenities: All rooms have a private bath and free parking. Beckwith has a wonderful pool, and is located on Weeks Bay, fun for fishing, boating and swimming.

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

Additional nights before:
Local hotels available. Please call to get information on Hampton Inn 1-800-426-7866, Holiday Inn Express 1-800-962-1833 or Marriott's Grand Hotel 1-800-228-9290.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, February 18 - All meals served in dining room/Morning Class on ...
All meals served in dining room/Morning Class on History of Beckwith and Music/Afternoon Class continue with your music program/Evening Class

Breakfast: Breakfast served in the dining room.

Morning: Begin the week learning about the history of Beckwith. See how this beautiful space was developed and why. Next, follow fiddle music from the 1600s to today with instructor's performance, lectures, and recordings.

Lunch: Lunch served in the dining room.

Afternoon: Follow fiddle music from the 1600s to today with instructor's performance, lectures, and recordings.

Dinner: Dinner served in the dining room.

Evening: Enjoy a relaxing and entertaining evening class. From music to humor, area studies, and special lectures this is a session you're sure to enjoy!

Lodging: Beckwith Episcopal Camp and Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Hiking trails, private pier with gazebo, chapel, rec hall, pool, kayaks, canoes and sunfish, comfortable southern porches for socializing and relaxing.

Contact info:
10400 Beckwith Lane
Fairhope, AL 36532 USA
phone: 251-928-7844
Room amenities: Private bath and air conditioning.

Facility amenities: All rooms have a private bath and free parking. Beckwith has a wonderful pool, and is located on Weeks Bay, fun for fishing, boating and swimming.

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

Additional nights before:
Local hotels available. Please call to get information on Hampton Inn 1-800-426-7866, Holiday Inn Express 1-800-962-1833 or Marriott's Grand Hotel 1-800-228-9290.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, February 19 - All meals served in dining room/Morning Class on ...
All meals served in dining room/Morning Class on Area History/This afternoon continue your history class, then take a field trip to discover the area/Free Evening

Breakfast: Breakfast served in the dining room.

Morning: Study the history of Fairhope - a dream for a group of individuals who sought a special utopia. First settled by the Single-Tax colonists, the town had a “fair hope” of success. It soon established a spirit of individualism, attracting an eclectic assemblage of industrious, freethinking, and creative people. Today, the city is a growing community with more than 12,000 residents.

Lunch: Lunch served in the dining room.

Afternoon: During your first session, learn about Baldwin County, known for its lovely parks, moss-draped live oaks, and charming panoramic views of Mobile Bay. Discover how artists, writers, and craftsmen have found this area be an inspiring haven for their work and creativity. In this class you will also get a taste of the rich history and heritage that makes the city of Fairhope one of the top three Southern towns in Southern Living’s Readers Choice Awards. Hop aboard a bus for a guided tour of the area. The guide points out areas of interest including places to go and things to see.

Dinner: Dinner served in the dining room.

Evening: Free Evening

Lodging: Beckwith Episcopal Camp and Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Hiking trails, private pier with gazebo, chapel, rec hall, pool, kayaks, canoes and sunfish, comfortable southern porches for socializing and relaxing.

Contact info:
10400 Beckwith Lane
Fairhope, AL 36532 USA
phone: 251-928-7844
Room amenities: Private bath and air conditioning.

Facility amenities: All rooms have a private bath and free parking. Beckwith has a wonderful pool, and is located on Weeks Bay, fun for fishing, boating and swimming.

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

Additional nights before:
Local hotels available. Please call to get information on Hampton Inn 1-800-426-7866, Holiday Inn Express 1-800-962-1833 or Marriott's Grand Hotel 1-800-228-9290.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, February 20 - All meals served in the dining room/Morning Class...
All meals served in the dining room/Morning Class on the Battle of Mobile Bay/After lunch take a Field Trip to Fort Morgan/Evening Class on Storytelling.

Breakfast: Breakfast served in the dining room.

Morning: Spend a class with a local historian! Learn about Mobile Bay and its explorations by the Spanish, French, and British. Trace the history of Fort Morgan and its role in the War of 1812, WWI, and WWII. From history buff to casual listener, this segment is guaranteed to impress!

Lunch: Lunch served in the dining room.

Afternoon: Forget the history books and the classroom chalkboards, experience history first-hand along Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast. During your field trip to Fort Morgan you will meet a guide who will explain how the Spanish used Fort Morgan in the 1500's, then rebuilt it in the early 1800's as protection against Native Americans. Standing atop the fort with a view of the once-embattled Mobile bay, visitors today can imagine the summer of 1864 when Confederate and Union naval forces fought for control of the harbor entrance. Rich in fun, rich in beauty... rich in history, Fort Morgan is a must-see attraction!

Dinner: Dinner served in the dining room.

Evening: Enjoy an evening on Storytelling

Lodging: Beckwith Episcopal Camp and Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Hiking trails, private pier with gazebo, chapel, rec hall, pool, kayaks, canoes and sunfish, comfortable southern porches for socializing and relaxing.

Contact info:
10400 Beckwith Lane
Fairhope, AL 36532 USA
phone: 251-928-7844
Room amenities: Private bath and air conditioning.

Facility amenities: All rooms have a private bath and free parking. Beckwith has a wonderful pool, and is located on Weeks Bay, fun for fishing, boating and swimming.

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

Additional nights before:
Local hotels available. Please call to get information on Hampton Inn 1-800-426-7866, Holiday Inn Express 1-800-962-1833 or Marriott's Grand Hotel 1-800-228-9290.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, February 21 - All meals served in the dining room/Morning Class...
All meals served in the dining room/Morning Classes on humor and comedy/After lunch class on Jubilee/Evening Class with dogwood trailmaids.

Breakfast: Breakfast served in the dining room.

Morning: Humor and Comedy begins your morning. Explore the world of illustration with a local cartoonist. Discover how to tell your own personal stories in a humorous manner with local storyteller.

Lunch: Lunch served in the dining room.

Afternoon: Discover Jubilee, a natural phenomenon that takes place from time to time on the shores of Mobile Bay in Alabama. Occurring mainly on warm summer nights, often in the early pre-dawn hours, the event initiates a joyous community beach party. Learn what this rare celebration is all about and why it benefits coastal residents.

Dinner: Dinner served in the dining room.

Evening: Enjoy the lovely ambassadors of the Fairhope area the Dogwood Trailmaids

Lodging: Beckwith Episcopal Camp and Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, February 22 - Breakfast/Check Out/Morning Class Humor and Comed...
Breakfast: Breakfast served family style in the dining room.

Morning: Check out of lodging. Get ready to laugh this morning as you take a look at films and how they are developed in a comical way.

Lunch: Class ends at 10:30 AM. Box lunch to go.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Fairhope, Alabama
Eastern Shore Art CenterBuilt around the site of wood-burning Pinewood Kiln, an Alabama Historical Landmark. Monthly exhibits feature oils, watercolors, mixed media, photography, sculpture and ceramics. Concerts, lectures and workshops also featured.
For additional information, visit: www.easternshoreartcenter.com
Historic Blakeley State ParkBlakeley is the site of the last major battle of the Civil War. Excellently preserved battlefield and breast works for you to come and explore.
Marietta Johnson MuseumHoused in one the 1907 classrooms of the Marietta Johnson School of Organic Education. The museum contains books, literature, artifacts, photos and videotapes pertaining to the progressive philosophy of Marietta Johnson.
The Fairhope Historical MuseumFor an exciting view into Fairhope's past, please visit the Fairhope Historical Museum. The museum is full of artifacts from old Fairhope. You can see displays on Clay City, the Single Tax Association and the Civil War. You can also see personal belongings from some of Fairhope's first families.
U. S. Sports Academy/Sport Art MuseumIt is considered to have one of the largest collections of sport art in the world. Additionally, it houses archives which document the history of science of sport. Tours are available and it is free to the public.
Weeks Bay ReserveThe Weeks Bay Reserve provides a living laboratory for education and research groups to learn about estuaries, those coastal areas where rivers meet the sea. The Reserve is managed by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and is also a part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the U. S. Department of Commerce.
For additional information, visit: www.weeksbay.org

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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