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FAIRHOPE, ALABAMA

Sailing and Navigation on Spectacular Waterways by Schooner and Sunfish

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Program #13878RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
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Itinerary for Sep 29 — Oct 4, 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
web: www.beckwithccc.org

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, September 29 - Registration and Orientation/Dinner in the dining...
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 gone over and any questions will be answered at this time. (Schedule is dependent on weather)

Dinner: Dinner is served family style in the Beckwith dining room.

Evening: Introductions and opportunity to ask additional questions about the week or the schedule.

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
web: www.beckwithccc.org

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, September 30 - All meals served in the dining room/Beginning Sai...
All meals served in the dining room/Beginning Sailing and Navigation with the sunfish boats/Evening Session

Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the Beckwith dining room.

Morning: Join Captain Carol Bramblett in your first lesson on Beginning Sailing and Navigation! You will get instructions about winds, sailing, navigating, and currents as you then enjoy your sailing on a sunfish. Learn boating safety, rules of the waterway,and information about tides, currents, and wind to plot your course. (weather permitting)

Lunch: Lunch is served in the Beckwith dining room.

Afternoon: Beginning Sailing and Navigation continued. (weather permitting)

Dinner: Dinner is served in the Beckwith dinning room.

Evening: Sit back and relax as you finish your day with an entertaining 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
web: www.beckwithccc.org

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, October 01 - Breakfast in dining room/Morning Class aboard the...
Breakfast in dining room/Morning Class aboard the 72 foot wooden schooner/Picnic lunch on boat/Continue sailing/Dinner in dining room/Evening Session

Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the Beckwith dining room.

Morning: Join Captain Carol Bramblett and crew aboard the Joshua for Beginning Sailing and Navigation! Take a turn at the wheel and soak up the sights and sounds of beautiful Mobile Bay on a 72-foot wooden schooner. During this session activities may include viewing the historic Middle Bay Lighthouse, knot tying, learning about boat safety, docking, anchoring, rules of the waterway, or planning a trip the smart way. During trip planning, use navigational charts and information about tides, currents, and wind to plot your course. (weather permitting)

Lunch: Enjoy a delightful picnic lunch aboard the Joshua!

Afternoon: Beginning Sailing and Navigation continued. (weather permitting)

Dinner: Dinner is served in the Beckwith dining room.

Evening: Sit back and relax as you finish your day with an entertaining evening class or free time to explore the area.

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
web: www.beckwithccc.org

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, October 02 - All meals served in the dining room/Morning Class...
All meals served in the dining room/Morning Class aboard the 72 foot wooden schooner/Free Afternoon to explore the area/Evening Session

Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the Beckwith dining room.

Morning: Join Captain Carol Bramblett and crew aboard the Joshua for Beginning Sailing and Navigation! Take a turn at the wheel and soak up the sights and sounds of beautiful Mobile Bay on a 72-foot wooden schooner. During this session activities may include viewing the historic Middle Bay Lighthouse, knot tying, learning about boat safety, docking, anchoring, rules of the waterway, or planning a trip the smart way. During trip planning, use navigational charts and information about tides, currents, and wind to plot your course. (weather permitting)

Lunch: Lunch is served in the Beckwith dining room.

Afternoon: 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.

Dinner: Dinner is served in Beckwith dining room.

Evening: Sit back and relax as you finish your day with an entertaining evening class or free time to explore the area. From comedy to music or local flair, you will always look forward to what this session offers.

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
web: www.beckwithccc.org

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, October 03 - Breakfast in dining room/Morning class aboard the...
Breakfast in dining room/Morning class aboard the 72 foot wooden schooner/Picnic lunch on board boat/Continued Sailing/Dinner in dining room/Evening Session

Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the dining room.

Morning: Join Captain Carol Bramblett and crew aboard the Joshua for Beginning Sailing and Navigation! Take a turn at the wheel and soak up the sights and sounds of beautiful Mobile Bay on a 72-foot wooden schooner. During this session activities may include viewing the historic Middle Bay Lighthouse, knot tying, learning about boat safety, docking, anchoring, rules of the waterway, or planning a trip the smart way. During trip planning, use navigational charts and information about tides, currents, and wind to plot your course. (weather permitting)

Lunch: Enjoy a delightful picnic lunch aboard the Joshua!

Afternoon: Beginning Sailing and navigation continued. (Weather permitting)

Dinner: Dinner is served in the Beckwith dining room.

Evening: Sit back and relax as you finish your day with an entertaining evening class or free time to explore the area.

Lodging: Beckwith Episcopal Camp and Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 04 - Breakfast in dining room/Sailing Class aboard the...
Breakfast in dining room/Sailing Class aboard the 72 foot wooden schooner/Farewell lunch

Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the Beckwith dining room.

Morning: Join Captain Carol Bramblett and crew aboard the Joshua for Beginning Sailing and Navigation! Take a turn at the wheel and soak up the sights and sounds of beautiful Mobile Bay on a 72-foot wooden schooner. During this session activities may include viewing the historic Middle Bay Lighthouse, knot tying, learning about boat safety, docking, anchoring, rules of the waterway, or planning a trip the smart way. During trip planning, use navigational charts and information about tides, currents, and wind to plot your course. (weather permitting)

Lunch: Boxed lunch to go ready at 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 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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
8 Hands-on experiences

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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