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Pennsylvania's Gardens: From Amish Charm to Longwood Sophistication

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Program #11116RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
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.
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Itinerary for May 5 — May 10, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Nestled in the heart of 100 acres of peaceful woodland, Black Rock Retreat is located in picturesque Southern Lancaster County, PA and is surrounded by Amish farmland. Begun 50 years ago by a vision of a local Mennonite leader, Black Rock has grown from a small summer camp to a year-round facility which offers quiet, comfortable accommodations for many various groups. The Road Scholar program is held in the beautiful and modern Maranatha Retreat Center. You will have time to walk the trails which lead to our "Lake in the Woods" or the Octorara Creek. Also available for your use is a gymnasium and plenty of comfortable seating by a fireplace.

Contact info:
1345 Kirkwood Pike
Quarryville, PA 17566 USA
phone: 800-858-9299
web: www.blackrockretreat.com

Room amenities: Comfortable motel-style rooms.

Facility amenities: Black Rock Retreat Center welcomes Participants in the Maranatha Retreat Center which includes an inviting lobby area which hosts two stone fireplaces and access to a large deck. Also located in the retreat center are the spacious meeting rooms for sessions, dining area serving buffet style meals and hotel-style rooms.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $50.00 - $70.00/night
Depends on availability.

Check in time: 5:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, May 05 -
Afternoon: Registration and welcome in retreat center lobby.

Dinner: Retreat center dining room. Meet in lobby for instructions.

Evening: Black Rock information session and get acquainted time.

Lodging: Black Rock Retreat

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Nestled in the heart of 100 acres of peaceful woodland, Black Rock Retreat is located in picturesque Southern Lancaster County, PA and is surrounded by Amish farmland. Begun 50 years ago by a vision of a local Mennonite leader, Black Rock has grown from a small summer camp to a year-round facility which offers quiet, comfortable accommodations for many various groups. The Road Scholar program is held in the beautiful and modern Maranatha Retreat Center. You will have time to walk the trails which lead to our "Lake in the Woods" or the Octorara Creek. Also available for your use is a gymnasium and plenty of comfortable seating by a fireplace.

Contact info:
1345 Kirkwood Pike
Quarryville, PA 17566 USA
phone: 800-858-9299
web: www.blackrockretreat.com

Room amenities: Comfortable motel-style rooms.

Facility amenities: Black Rock Retreat Center welcomes Participants in the Maranatha Retreat Center which includes an inviting lobby area which hosts two stone fireplaces and access to a large deck. Also located in the retreat center are the spacious meeting rooms for sessions, dining area serving buffet style meals and hotel-style rooms.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $50.00 - $70.00/night
Depends on availability.

Check in time: 5:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, May 06 - Hans Herr House/ Amish gardens/traditional Amish ...
Hans Herr House/ Amish gardens/traditional Amish dinner hosted by Old Order Amish family

Breakfast: Retreat center dining room.

Morning: Field trip to include historic Hans Herr House and Amish Quilt Shop and farm

Lunch: Boxed lunch

Afternoon: Lancaster County guided excursion including stops at an Amish-Mennonite farm and bake shop and popular Kitchen Kettle Village.

Dinner: Traditional Amish meal hosted by Old Order Amish family.

Evening: Visit with Amish family and travel on beautiful country roads back to Black Rock Retreat.

Lodging: Black Rock Retreat

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Nestled in the heart of 100 acres of peaceful woodland, Black Rock Retreat is located in picturesque Southern Lancaster County, PA and is surrounded by Amish farmland. Begun 50 years ago by a vision of a local Mennonite leader, Black Rock has grown from a small summer camp to a year-round facility which offers quiet, comfortable accommodations for many various groups. The Road Scholar program is held in the beautiful and modern Maranatha Retreat Center. You will have time to walk the trails which lead to our "Lake in the Woods" or the Octorara Creek. Also available for your use is a gymnasium and plenty of comfortable seating by a fireplace.

Contact info:
1345 Kirkwood Pike
Quarryville, PA 17566 USA
phone: 800-858-9299
web: www.blackrockretreat.com

Room amenities: Comfortable motel-style rooms.

Facility amenities: Black Rock Retreat Center welcomes Participants in the Maranatha Retreat Center which includes an inviting lobby area which hosts two stone fireplaces and access to a large deck. Also located in the retreat center are the spacious meeting rooms for sessions, dining area serving buffet style meals and hotel-style rooms.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $50.00 - $70.00/night
Depends on availability.

Check in time: 5:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, May 07 - Brandywine River Museum and Winterthur Museum and...
Breakfast: Retreat center dining room.

Morning: Field trip to Brandywine River Museum which features many Wyeth paintings

Lunch: Lunch on your own - purchase lunch at lovely Winterthur Cafeteria.

Afternoon: Afternoon spent at Winterthur including free time to wander the gardens and woods and Winterthur Introductory tour

Dinner: Retreat Center Dining Room

Evening: PBS film - Amish: People of Preservation

Lodging: Black Rock Retreat

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Nestled in the heart of 100 acres of peaceful woodland, Black Rock Retreat is located in picturesque Southern Lancaster County, PA and is surrounded by Amish farmland. Begun 50 years ago by a vision of a local Mennonite leader, Black Rock has grown from a small summer camp to a year-round facility which offers quiet, comfortable accommodations for many various groups. The Road Scholar program is held in the beautiful and modern Maranatha Retreat Center. You will have time to walk the trails which lead to our "Lake in the Woods" or the Octorara Creek. Also available for your use is a gymnasium and plenty of comfortable seating by a fireplace.

Contact info:
1345 Kirkwood Pike
Quarryville, PA 17566 USA
phone: 800-858-9299
web: www.blackrockretreat.com

Room amenities: Comfortable motel-style rooms.

Facility amenities: Black Rock Retreat Center welcomes Participants in the Maranatha Retreat Center which includes an inviting lobby area which hosts two stone fireplaces and access to a large deck. Also located in the retreat center are the spacious meeting rooms for sessions, dining area serving buffet style meals and hotel-style rooms.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $50.00 - $70.00/night
Depends on availability.

Check in time: 5:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, May 08 - Lancaster County lecturers
Breakfast: Retreat center dining room.

Morning: Amish/Mennonite lecture

Lunch: Retreat center dining room.

Afternoon: Free time.

Dinner: Retreat center dining room.

Evening: Gardening lecture by local Master Gardener

Lodging: Black Rock Retreat

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Nestled in the heart of 100 acres of peaceful woodland, Black Rock Retreat is located in picturesque Southern Lancaster County, PA and is surrounded by Amish farmland. Begun 50 years ago by a vision of a local Mennonite leader, Black Rock has grown from a small summer camp to a year-round facility which offers quiet, comfortable accommodations for many various groups. The Road Scholar program is held in the beautiful and modern Maranatha Retreat Center. You will have time to walk the trails which lead to our "Lake in the Woods" or the Octorara Creek. Also available for your use is a gymnasium and plenty of comfortable seating by a fireplace.

Contact info:
1345 Kirkwood Pike
Quarryville, PA 17566 USA
phone: 800-858-9299
web: www.blackrockretreat.com

Room amenities: Comfortable motel-style rooms.

Facility amenities: Black Rock Retreat Center welcomes Participants in the Maranatha Retreat Center which includes an inviting lobby area which hosts two stone fireplaces and access to a large deck. Also located in the retreat center are the spacious meeting rooms for sessions, dining area serving buffet style meals and hotel-style rooms.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $50.00 - $70.00/night
Depends on availability.

Check in time: 5:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, May 09 - Longwood Gardens - one of "must see gardens of th...
Breakfast: Retreat center dining room.

Morning: Field trip to Longwood Gardens with guided tour

Lunch: Lunch on your own - purchase lunch at Longwood Gardens The Terrace featuring a Cafe' or 1906 Fine Dining Room.

Afternoon: Free time to meander through the gardens.

Dinner: Retreat center dining room.

Evening: Herb Gardening lecture by local Master Gardener

Lodging: Black Rock Retreat

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, May 10 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in Dining Hall.

Morning: Check out and wrap up session.

Lunch: Boxed lunch available at 10AM.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Quarryville, PA
General OverviewVarious attractions in Lancaster County including Strasburg Railroad and Museum, Amish attractions, museums and Sight and Sound Theatre.
For additional information, visit: www.padutchcountry.com/

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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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips

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