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HUDSON VALLEY, NEW YORK

Exploring The Historic Hudson River Valley: A Landscape That Defined America

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Program #20509RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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 21 — Jul 26, 2013

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Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Our lovely campus has a beautiful view of the Hudson River. We are located in historic Newburgh, home to Washington's Revolutionary War Headquarters and closeby to West Point, Hyde Park, and many other attractions. The campus features a modern library and a gym/recreation complex which is shared with other programs.

Contact info:
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550 USA
phone: 845-926-9000
web: www.msmc.edu/roadscholar

Room amenities: The dorm rooms will be clean and comfortable. Each room has a refrigerator and microwave. However, participant may want to bring their own alarm clock, radio, reading lamp, hair dryer, extra pillow .... for their comfort.

Facility amenities: Our secure dormitory facilities are seven years old with air conditioning, private baths and amazing views of the Hudson River! Anyone who has said they were hesitant about staying in a dorm has encouraged us to tell people that the facility is terrific and the views can't be beat!

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

Bathroom: Sakac Hall rooms are a typical suite set-up. Each bedroom has its own bath but the bathroom door is 3' adjacent to the bedroom door and one must step into shared area (not hallway) to go into the bathroom.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $40 sngl; $60 dbl. per night.
We are sorry that we cannot accommodate extra night stayovers unless it is a bridge between two programs.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 21 - Welcome to the Mount!
Note: a tour of campus and a welcome dinner and orientation for the week

Afternoon: Welcome to Mount Saint Mary College! Following check-in we will tour the lovely Mount campus.

Dinner: The tour will end at Aquinas Hall where you will enjoy a welcome dinner. After dinner there will be an orientation where we will go over the schedule for the upcoming week.

Lodging: Mount Saint Mary College

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Our lovely campus has a beautiful view of the Hudson River. We are located in historic Newburgh, home to Washington's Revolutionary War Headquarters and closeby to West Point, Hyde Park, and many other attractions. The campus features a modern library and a gym/recreation complex which is shared with other programs.

Contact info:
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550 USA
phone: 845-926-9000
web: www.msmc.edu/roadscholar

Room amenities: The dorm rooms will be clean and comfortable. Each room has a refrigerator and microwave. However, participant may want to bring their own alarm clock, radio, reading lamp, hair dryer, extra pillow .... for their comfort.

Facility amenities: Our secure dormitory facilities are seven years old with air conditioning, private baths and amazing views of the Hudson River! Anyone who has said they were hesitant about staying in a dorm has encouraged us to tell people that the facility is terrific and the views can't be beat!

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

Bathroom: Sakac Hall rooms are a typical suite set-up. Each bedroom has its own bath but the bathroom door is 3' adjacent to the bedroom door and one must step into shared area (not hallway) to go into the bathroom.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $40 sngl; $60 dbl. per night.
We are sorry that we cannot accommodate extra night stayovers unless it is a bridge between two programs.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 22 - We will begin the day with a special lecture and ...
We will begin the day with a special lecture and then tour the beautiful Huguenot Street.

Note: We are v. fortunate to be visiting Huguenot Street at the time of completion of a major restoration of the interior of the Abraham Hasbrouck House, c. 1721. Please see: www.huguenotstreet.org for a preview of what is in store for you!

Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the dormitory.

Morning: We will travel to America's oldest street, the beautiful Huguenot Street in New Paltz for a lecture and a tour. The seven stone houses and several accompanying structures in the district were built in the early 18th century by Huguenot settlers fleeing discrimination in France and Belgium. The house museums are in their original village setting.

Lunch: We will have lunch.

Afternoon: After lunch we will visit Washington's final Revolutionary Headquarters.

Dinner: Dinner is included and served from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Evening: After dinner there will be a class or a film shown.

Lodging: Mount Saint Mary College

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Our lovely campus has a beautiful view of the Hudson River. We are located in historic Newburgh, home to Washington's Revolutionary War Headquarters and closeby to West Point, Hyde Park, and many other attractions. The campus features a modern library and a gym/recreation complex which is shared with other programs.

Contact info:
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550 USA
phone: 845-926-9000
web: www.msmc.edu/roadscholar

Room amenities: The dorm rooms will be clean and comfortable. Each room has a refrigerator and microwave. However, participant may want to bring their own alarm clock, radio, reading lamp, hair dryer, extra pillow .... for their comfort.

Facility amenities: Our secure dormitory facilities are seven years old with air conditioning, private baths and amazing views of the Hudson River! Anyone who has said they were hesitant about staying in a dorm has encouraged us to tell people that the facility is terrific and the views can't be beat!

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

Bathroom: Sakac Hall rooms are a typical suite set-up. Each bedroom has its own bath but the bathroom door is 3' adjacent to the bedroom door and one must step into shared area (not hallway) to go into the bathroom.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $40 sngl; $60 dbl. per night.
We are sorry that we cannot accommodate extra night stayovers unless it is a bridge between two programs.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 23 - There will be free time today with information of...
There will be free time today with information of places to tour in the Hudson Valley provided.

Note: Please see our website at www.msmc.edu/roadscholar for a list of suggestions of places to visit. We will also be v. happy to help you and give directions once you are here.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the dorm.

Morning: This morning there will be a class or some entertainment.

Lunch: Lunch will be served.

Afternoon: You will have an afternoon of free time to enjoy the area. Please ask for suggestions of where to visit! (Prior to your arrival you can check the Mount website - www.msmc.edu/roadscholar- and view a sightseeing list. Any ?'s, please call! 845 565 2076.

Dinner: Dinner will be served.

Evening: Tonight there will be a class or some entertainment.

Lodging: Mount Saint Mary College

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Our lovely campus has a beautiful view of the Hudson River. We are located in historic Newburgh, home to Washington's Revolutionary War Headquarters and closeby to West Point, Hyde Park, and many other attractions. The campus features a modern library and a gym/recreation complex which is shared with other programs.

Contact info:
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550 USA
phone: 845-926-9000
web: www.msmc.edu/roadscholar

Room amenities: The dorm rooms will be clean and comfortable. Each room has a refrigerator and microwave. However, participant may want to bring their own alarm clock, radio, reading lamp, hair dryer, extra pillow .... for their comfort.

Facility amenities: Our secure dormitory facilities are seven years old with air conditioning, private baths and amazing views of the Hudson River! Anyone who has said they were hesitant about staying in a dorm has encouraged us to tell people that the facility is terrific and the views can't be beat!

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

Bathroom: Sakac Hall rooms are a typical suite set-up. Each bedroom has its own bath but the bathroom door is 3' adjacent to the bedroom door and one must step into shared area (not hallway) to go into the bathroom.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $40 sngl; $60 dbl. per night.
We are sorry that we cannot accommodate extra night stayovers unless it is a bridge between two programs.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 24 - A tour of the beautiful Boscobel mansion. A perf...
A tour of the beautiful Boscobel mansion. A performance of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

Note: Boscobel is an elegant Federal period house museum with breathtaking views of the Hudson River and one of the nation's leading collections of furniture and decorative arts. The performance of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is always an unforgettable experience!

Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the dorm.

Morning: There will be a class this morning.

Lunch: Lunch will be served.

Afternoon: This afternoon we will tour Boscobel, an absolutely beautiful home, once slated for demolition but moved to its present location. Wait till you see the view! Boscobel was originally built from 1804-08. Currently Boscobel is home of one of the nation's leading collections of furniture and decorative arts from the Federal period.

Dinner: We will have box dinners on the grounds of Boscobel following the tour.

Evening: Tonight we will see a performance of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Be ready for a unique and splendid experience! The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival began in 1987. Over 25 years later, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is a critically-acclaimed regional theater, attracting audiences from the tri-state area and beyond.

Lodging: Mount Saint Mary College

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Our lovely campus has a beautiful view of the Hudson River. We are located in historic Newburgh, home to Washington's Revolutionary War Headquarters and closeby to West Point, Hyde Park, and many other attractions. The campus features a modern library and a gym/recreation complex which is shared with other programs.

Contact info:
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550 USA
phone: 845-926-9000
web: www.msmc.edu/roadscholar

Room amenities: The dorm rooms will be clean and comfortable. Each room has a refrigerator and microwave. However, participant may want to bring their own alarm clock, radio, reading lamp, hair dryer, extra pillow .... for their comfort.

Facility amenities: Our secure dormitory facilities are seven years old with air conditioning, private baths and amazing views of the Hudson River! Anyone who has said they were hesitant about staying in a dorm has encouraged us to tell people that the facility is terrific and the views can't be beat!

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

Bathroom: Sakac Hall rooms are a typical suite set-up. Each bedroom has its own bath but the bathroom door is 3' adjacent to the bedroom door and one must step into shared area (not hallway) to go into the bathroom.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $40 sngl; $60 dbl. per night.
We are sorry that we cannot accommodate extra night stayovers unless it is a bridge between two programs.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 25 - We will visit Gomez Mill House, Washington's Head...
We will visit Gomez Mill House, Washington's Headquarters, and cruise the beautiful Hudson River.

Note: Gomez Mill House is the oldest Jewish residence in the United States with a very interesting history. We will also tour Washington's final Revolutionary War Headquarters in Newburgh.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the dorm.

Morning: We will tour Gomez Mill House, the oldest continuously occupied Jewish dwelling in North America, and learn its amazing history. Built in 1714 by Luis Moses Gomez, a Sephardic Jew, for his trading operations along the nearby Hudson River. The house's interior has been restored to reflect all its residents over the years.

Lunch: Lunch will be served.

Afternoon: Following lunch we will cruise the beautiful Hudson River. The Hudson is a 315-mile watercourse that flows from north to south through eastern New York State. The highest official source is Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondack Mountains. The river flows southward past the state capital at Albany and then eventually forms the boundary between New York City and the state of New Jersey. The Hudson's current changes direction four times every day as ocean tides pulse upriver to the Troy dam. It is called the 'river that flows both ways.'

Dinner: Dinner will be served.

Evening: Following dinner we will have a farewell party!

Lodging: Mount Saint Mary College

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Our lovely campus has a beautiful view of the Hudson River. We are located in historic Newburgh, home to Washington's Revolutionary War Headquarters and closeby to West Point, Hyde Park, and many other attractions. The campus features a modern library and a gym/recreation complex which is shared with other programs.

Contact info:
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550 USA
phone: 845-926-9000
web: www.msmc.edu/roadscholar

Room amenities: The dorm rooms will be clean and comfortable. Each room has a refrigerator and microwave. However, participant may want to bring their own alarm clock, radio, reading lamp, hair dryer, extra pillow .... for their comfort.

Facility amenities: Our secure dormitory facilities are seven years old with air conditioning, private baths and amazing views of the Hudson River! Anyone who has said they were hesitant about staying in a dorm has encouraged us to tell people that the facility is terrific and the views can't be beat!

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

Bathroom: Sakac Hall rooms are a typical suite set-up. Each bedroom has its own bath but the bathroom door is 3' adjacent to the bedroom door and one must step into shared area (not hallway) to go into the bathroom.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $40 sngl; $60 dbl. per night.
We are sorry that we cannot accommodate extra night stayovers unless it is a bridge between two programs.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, July 26 - A visit with actors from the Hudson Valley Shakes...
Note: To visit with one or two actors from the performance that we have seen is a unique and special experience for everyone!

Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the dorm.

Morning: Be prepared for a very special experience when we meet an actor or two from the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival! This is a unique and fun experience!

Lunch: Following checking out and lunch the program is officially over for this week. We appreciate you coming to Mount Saint Mary College Road Scholar Program!

Lodging: Mount Saint Mary College

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Mount Saint Mary College
Mount Saint MaryCollegeThere is a morning or afternoon of free time scheduled during the week. Directions to local points of interest such as West Point or Washington's Headquarters are provided. For those without a car there are local taxi companies and the rates are reasonable.
For additional information, visit: www.msmc.edu/Road Scholar/
Newburgh
Mount Saint Mary CollegeThe Mount campus is accessible by car, train (Metro North Railroad from Grand Central Station / Beacon station), and bus (Newburgh Shortline Station). A car rental is suggested as the best way to fulfill sightseeing needs during free time.

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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