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FAIRHOPE, ALABAMA

Horses, Monkeys, Gators Galore: Adventures With Your Grandchild by the Bay and More

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Program #14915RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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 28 — Aug 2, 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 or Marriott's Grand Hotel 1-800-228-9290.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 28 - Registration, Check-in and Orientation/Dinner in ...
Registration, Check-in and Orientation/Dinner in Beckwith Dining Room/Orientation and 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 for the week, all information will be discussed and any questions will be answered at this time. **Please note: schedule is subject to change based on weather and instructor availability.

Dinner: Dinner is served in the Beckwith dining room.

Evening: Introductions include lively games for getting to know each other. Additional questions about the program will be answered 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 or Marriott's Grand Hotel 1-800-228-9290.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 29 - Breakfast in the dining room/Horseback riding/Lun...
Breakfast in the dining room/Horseback riding/Lunch at Oak Hollow Farm/Swim and Class on Marine Life in Weeks Bay/Dinner in the dining room/Evening Class on area history for Grandparents & Skit Planning for Grandchildren

Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the Beckwith dining room.

Morning: Participants will have a class on basics about horses and their care. All participants will have a chance to ride a horse if they choose. Other activies available at the farm are various games, swings, and hay ride. Schedule may change due to weather.

Lunch: Lunch is served buffet style at the Oak Hollow Barn.

Afternoon: After returning to Beckwith we will have time to swim in the junior olympic size pool. Later in the afternoon we will have a class on marine life, including seining in Weeks Bay. Class will include discussions about the different marine animals caught in our nets.

Dinner: Dinner is served in the Beckwith dining room

Evening: History of Mobile Bay class for grandparents in the classroom. Class taught by noted local historian and artist. Grandchildren will meet with the coordinator to plan skits for Friday morning.

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 or Marriott's Grand Hotel 1-800-228-9290.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 30 - Hands on morning classes with coastal animals/Aft...
Hands on morning classes with coastal animals/Afternoon class with an environmental specialist and swimming/All meals in the dining room today/Evening class on nocturnal animals

Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the Beckwith dining room.

Morning: Morning includes classes on the Alligator Farm and coastal creatures. Information about the Alligators/Alligator Farm will be given by an alligator handler. The coastal creatures information will be presented by a local environmentalist. Both presenters will bring animals for the whole class to touch. Enjoy learning with these hands on sessions.

Lunch: Lunch is served in the Beckwith dining room

Afternoon: Class in the afternoon with the Environmental Specialist at Beckwith. Class will bring the wonders of the coast to life. Pool open for swimming in the late afternoon, weather permitting.

Dinner: Dinner is served in the Beckwith dining room

Evening: Games and puzzles available in the classroom after dinner. Environmental Specialist will have an after dark talk to learn about nocturnal animals.

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 or Marriott's Grand Hotel 1-800-228-9290.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 31 - Breakfast in the dining room./Field trip to Allig...
Breakfast in the dining room./Field trip to Alligator Farm/Lunch at Beckwith dining room/Swim and Free Time/Dinner in the dining room/Evening entertainment

Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the Beckwith dining room.

Morning: Field trip to the Alligator Farm. Explore the farm where you will be able to see alligators of all sizes from very young and small to very large adult animals. Explore "up close and personal" the feeding of the alligators from a safe observation location.

Lunch: Lunch is served in the Beckwith dining room

Afternoon: Swim after lunch, weather permitting. Free time after swimming. Take this afternoon to explore the local hot spots. In picturesque downtown Fairhope, just up the hill from the bay, you'll find shops, boutiques, cafés, art galleries and gift shops galore. The beaches, a short drive south, provide opportunities for souvenir shopping, beach combing, and relaxation! Make a trip to the causeway to sample the area’s finest cuisine – fresh gulf seafood. While you’re there, don’t miss the USS Alabama Battleship. Or if you prefer, plan to stay at Beckwith and enjoy the waterfront.

Dinner: Dinner is served in the Beckwith dining room

Evening: Craft class in the classroom. Children, with grandparents help, will make a picture frame to take home. Pictures of grandparent with grandchild will be given to place in the frame. Games and puzzles available in the classroom after evening class.

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 or Marriott's Grand Hotel 1-800-228-9290.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, August 01 - Breakfast in the dining room/Field Trip to Gulf S...
Breakfast in the dining room/Field Trip to Gulf Shores Zoo/Lunch at local Seafood Restaurant on the beach/Swimming in the Gulf of Mexico/Dinner in the dining room/Grandchildren skits and pictures from the week

Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the dining room.

Morning: Explore the "Little Zoo That Could" (featured on Animal Planet). Learn about what goes on at the zoo and enjoy a special animal demonstration with the zookeepers. Also, feed specially selected animals.

Lunch: Lunch at a local seafood restaurant overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. For over twenty five years, Sea-n-Suds has been a Gulf Shores tradition, offering the freshest Gulf seafood. They are known for having the best Gumbo, crab claws and steamed shrimp in town, plus a great salad bar, sandwiches and fried seafood dinners.

Afternoon: Afternoon swim in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Play in the water, build sand castles, and collect seashells on this beautiful white sand beach.

Dinner: Dinner is served in the Beckwith dining room

Evening: Grandchildren's talent show followed by a slide show of all the activities of the week. Thank you to the grandparents from the grandchildren.

Lodging: Beckwith Episcopal Camp and Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, August 02 - Breakfast in the dining room/Class on Jubilee and...
Breakfast in the dining room/Class on Jubilee and check-out/Lunch in Beckwith Dining Room

Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the Beckwith dining room.

Morning: 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.

Lunch: Farewell lunch is served in the Beckwith dining room.

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 are featured
For additional information, visit: www.esartcenter.com
Historic Blakeley State ParkBlakeley is the site of the last major battle of the Civil War. Excellently preserved battlefield and breastwork for you to come and explore.
For additional information, visit: www.blakeleypark.com
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.
For additional information, visit: www.mariettajohnson.org
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.
For additional information, visit: www.cofairhope.com/dep_museum.php
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.
For additional information, visit: www.asama.org
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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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
8 Hands-on experiences

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4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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