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Program #8553RJ
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.
Elevation Note
Elevation ranges from 800 - 1100 feet

Itinerary for Feb 24 — Mar 1, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Hotel-style room with patio or balcony overlooking Sunnen Lake. Rooms include two queen sized beds, private bathroom and individual heating and air conditioning controls. Rooms do not include televisions. Free WiFi is available.

Contact info:
13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, MO 63664 USA
phone: 314-241-9622
web: www.troutlodge.org

Room amenities: Guest controlled heat and air condition. Balcony or patio overlooking Sunnen Lake.

Facility amenities: Wi-Fi available in most areas of property. Laundry is also available

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 per person special rate.
Additional nights include 3 meals in our dining room and most Trout Lodge activities.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Sunday, February 24 - Chek-in and orientation.
Note: Arrive and check in beginning at 3:30pm. Fruit basket at registration table.

Afternoon: Orientation at 4:30pm.

Dinner: Buffet-style dinner at Lodge.

Evening: Instructor introductions and get to know you activities. Refreshments will be served.

Lodging: YMCA Trout Lodge

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Hotel-style room with patio or balcony overlooking Sunnen Lake. Rooms include two queen sized beds, private bathroom and individual heating and air conditioning controls. Rooms do not include televisions. Free WiFi is available.

Contact info:
13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, MO 63664 USA
phone: 314-241-9622
web: www.troutlodge.org

Room amenities: Guest controlled heat and air condition. Balcony or patio overlooking Sunnen Lake.

Facility amenities: Wi-Fi available in most areas of property. Laundry is also available

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 per person special rate.
Additional nights include 3 meals in our dining room and most Trout Lodge activities.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Monday, February 25 - Conferences. Facility van tours. Nature Hike.
Note: Day begins with announcements from YMCA staff at 8:15 AM in the Meeting Room.

Breakfast: Hot buffet breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, cereals and pastries.

Morning: Comedic Writers Session - Humorists who were best selling authors (75 minutes) Humor and Fun and Games Session (75 minutes) Break with refreshments, coffee, tea and lemonade available.

Lunch: Hot buffet lunch with a soup, chili and salad bar. Menu varies, but includes one vegetarian entree and options for vegan and gluten free diets.

Afternoon: Humor in Music and Entertainment Session - Multimedia session with humor is acting, singing and variety (75 minutes) Facility Tours - Guided tour of the YMCA's 5000 acre property by shuttle bus. Nature Hike - Guided 1 mile nature hike through an Ozark forest.

Dinner: Hot buffet dinner with a soup, chili and salad bar. Menu varies, but includes one vegetarian entree and options for vegan and gluten free diets.

Evening: Evening tea - an opportunity to socialize and get to know each other better. Hot tea, coffee, and scones will be available.

Lodging: YMCA Trout Lodge

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

Description: Hotel-style room with patio or balcony overlooking Sunnen Lake. Rooms include two queen sized beds, private bathroom and individual heating and air conditioning controls. Rooms do not include televisions. Free WiFi is available.

Contact info:
13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, MO 63664 USA
phone: 314-241-9622
web: www.troutlodge.org

Room amenities: Guest controlled heat and air condition. Balcony or patio overlooking Sunnen Lake.

Facility amenities: Wi-Fi available in most areas of property. Laundry is also available

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 per person special rate.
Additional nights include 3 meals in our dining room and most Trout Lodge activities.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, February 26 - Conferences. Free time. Pontoon tours. Wine tasti...
Note: Each pontoon tour lasts 25 minutes. Pontoon trips will begin at 3 PM. Free time activities are available through YMCA Trout Lodge.

Breakfast: Hot buffet breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, cereals and pastries.

Morning: Comedic Writers Session - features clever word play on the written page or on the screen as well as cartoonists. (75 minutes) Humor and Fun and Games session (75 minutes) Break with refreshments, coffee, tea and lemonade available.

Lunch: Buffet lunch with a soup, chili and salad bar. Menu varies, but includes one vegetarian entree and options for vegan and gluten free diets.

Afternoon: Humor in Music and Entertainment session focuses on the violin and the art and skill that is needed to make one. Demonstrations on making a Ozark style fiddle (75 minutes) Afternoon pontoon tours of 360 acre Sunnen Lake.

Dinner: Hot buffet dinner with a soup, chili and salad bar. Menu varies, but includes one vegetarian entree and options for vegan and gluten free diets.

Evening: Wine tasting with Peaceful Bend Winery.Katie Gill from Peaceful Bend is a member of the Missouri Wine and Grape board and will discuss the Missouri wine industry. She will provide samples of different wines and discuss the variations of each.

Lodging: YMCA Trout Lodge

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

Description: Hotel-style room with patio or balcony overlooking Sunnen Lake. Rooms include two queen sized beds, private bathroom and individual heating and air conditioning controls. Rooms do not include televisions. Free WiFi is available.

Contact info:
13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, MO 63664 USA
phone: 314-241-9622
web: www.troutlodge.org

Room amenities: Guest controlled heat and air condition. Balcony or patio overlooking Sunnen Lake.

Facility amenities: Wi-Fi available in most areas of property. Laundry is also available

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 per person special rate.
Additional nights include 3 meals in our dining room and most Trout Lodge activities.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, February 27 - Conferences. Maramec Springs State Park and Peace...
Conferences. Maramec Springs State Park and Peaceful Bend Wineries field trip.

Note: Bus will depart at 12:15pm and return at dinner time. Bring your camera!

Breakfast: Hot buffet breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, cereals and pastries.

Morning: Comedic Writers Session - features humor in fiction and scriptwrighting (75 minutes) Humor and Fun and Games session includes group and parlor games (75 minutes) Break with refreshments, coffee, tea and lemonade available.

Lunch: Buffet lunch with a soup, chili and salad bar. Menu varies, but includes one vegetarian entree and options for vegan and gluten free diets.

Afternoon: Trip to Maramec Springs Park and to Peaceful Bend Winery (www.peacefulbend.com). Maramec Springs is the site of a 100,000,000 gallon per day spring, area history museum and Trout farm for area trout streams. Trip includes videos on the spring and on the Trail of Tears relocation led by the park's naturalist. Peaceful Bend stop includes tour of cellar led by the wine maker and overview of winemaking process. Tasting room and gift shop is also open.

Dinner: Hot buffet dinner with a soup, chili and salad bar. Menu varies, but includes one vegetarian entree and options for vegan and gluten free diets.

Evening: Humor in Music and Entertainment session focuses on a feature length movie or documentary. Includes discussion on movie. Refreshments include popcorn.

Lodging: YMCA Trout Lodge

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

Description: Hotel-style room with patio or balcony overlooking Sunnen Lake. Rooms include two queen sized beds, private bathroom and individual heating and air conditioning controls. Rooms do not include televisions. Free WiFi is available.

Contact info:
13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, MO 63664 USA
phone: 314-241-9622
web: www.troutlodge.org

Room amenities: Guest controlled heat and air condition. Balcony or patio overlooking Sunnen Lake.

Facility amenities: Wi-Fi available in most areas of property. Laundry is also available

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 per person special rate.
Additional nights include 3 meals in our dining room and most Trout Lodge activities.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Five: Thursday, February 28 - Conferences. Free afternoon. Ice cream social.
Note: Free time favorite is Elephant Rock State Park located about 40 minutes south of the YMCA.

Breakfast: Hot buffet breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, cereals and pastries.

Morning: Comedic Writers Session - features modern humor and satire (75 minutes) Humor and Fun and Games session (75 minutes) Break with refreshments, coffee, tea and lemonade available.

Lunch: Buffet lunch with a soup, chili and salad bar. Menu varies, but includes one vegetarian entree and options for vegan and gluten free diets.

Afternoon: Humor in Music and Entertainment session allows participants to show off their vocal talents during YMCA Idol, a karaoke based session. Free afternoon to try new activities at the Lodge or to explore the surrounding area. Sights worth seeing include Elephant Rocks State Park, Fort Davidson, the antiques town of Caledonia, and the Bonne Terre Mines.

Dinner: Hot buffet dinner with a soup, chili and salad bar. Menu varies, but includes one vegetarian entree and options for vegan and gluten free diets.

Evening: Ice Cream Social and sharing session. Participants can share poetry, limericks, or other writings that they have done throughout the week while socializing and eating ice cream with all the fixings.

Lodging: YMCA Trout Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, March 01 - Wrap up sessions. Check out. Free time.
Note: Box lunches are available for an additional fee and are ready at 7 AM in the dining room. Must be ordered in advance.

Breakfast: Hot buffet breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, cereals and pastries.

Morning: Comedic Writers Session - Trends of the best sellers for the last century (45 minutes) Humor and Fun and Games Session focuses on childhood games (45 minutes) Humor in Music and Entertainment session focuses on whimsical sing-a-longs, campfire songs and jingles.

Lunch: Buffet lunch with a soup, chili and salad bar. Menu varies, but includes one vegetarian entree and options for vegan and gluten free diets. BOXED LUNCH AVAILABLE FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE.

Afternoon: Free time available to use YMCA Trout Lodge after check-out for all participants. Do some of the activities that you wanted to do but didn't get the chance like horseback riding or climbing towers.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Potosi, MO
YMCA Trout LodgeFull use of YMCA Trout Lodge. Includes boathouse, fishing, hiking, tennis, golf, mini-golf, lake swimming, Arts and Crafts, horseback riding and climbing towers. Some may require an additional fee.
For additional information, visit: www.ymcatroutlodge.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
16 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences

Ratings

4.5
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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