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Program #4765RJ
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.
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Itinerary for Jun 23 — Jun 28, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Oglebay Resort is a 1600 acre resort featuring 72 holes of golf including two championship courses. Bissonnette Gardens is a 16-acre restoration of gardens that existed in the early 1900s. There are several unique shops including Carriage House Glass and Christmas in the Gardens. The 30-acre Good Zoo and Benedum Planetarium are two of the other features of this outstanding resort. Wilson Lodge, the centerpiece of Oglebay, has 212 guest rooms, several dining rooms, a grill and lounge, indoor pool, finess center, sauna, and game room.

Contact info:
Rt. 88 North
Wheeling, WV 26003 USA
phone: 304-243-4000 x18006246988
web: www.oglebay-resort.com

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Check with Oglebay Resort.
Additional nights are not guaranteed; they are based on availability.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 23 - Arrival and Orientation
Afternoon: Check-in at Wilson Lodge front desk at 4:00 p.m.; pick up Registration Packet at 5:15 p.m.

Dinner: Dinner at Wilson Lodge at 6:00 p.m.

Evening: Orientation Program immediately following dinner.

Lodging: Oglebay Resort, Wilson Lodge

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Oglebay Resort is a 1600 acre resort featuring 72 holes of golf including two championship courses. Bissonnette Gardens is a 16-acre restoration of gardens that existed in the early 1900s. There are several unique shops including Carriage House Glass and Christmas in the Gardens. The 30-acre Good Zoo and Benedum Planetarium are two of the other features of this outstanding resort. Wilson Lodge, the centerpiece of Oglebay, has 212 guest rooms, several dining rooms, a grill and lounge, indoor pool, finess center, sauna, and game room.

Contact info:
Rt. 88 North
Wheeling, WV 26003 USA
phone: 304-243-4000 x18006246988
web: www.oglebay-resort.com

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Check with Oglebay Resort.
Additional nights are not guaranteed; they are based on availability.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 24 - Meet zoo staff and volunteers, learn about the su...
Meet zoo staff and volunteers, learn about the summer's new exhibit and take a train ride through the zoo

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at Ihlenfeld Dining Room

Morning: Program at Wilson Lodge where participants will meet the zoo staff and volunteers who will share the week's adventures with them. Get acquainted time and fun icebreaker activities. Participants will learn to classify animals and meet some furry, scaly and fethery critters up-close.

Lunch: Lunch at Wilson Lodge

Afternoon: Shuttle to the Good Zoo. The afternoon will be filled with hand-on activities focusing on the summer's special new exhibit followed by a journey through the zoo on the historic C.P. Huntington Train Ride. This one and half mile train ride will take you by the grasslands exhibit featuring the largest living bird - the ostrich.

Dinner: Dinner at Wilson Lodge

Evening: Free evening.

Lodging: Oglebay Resort, Wilson Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Oglebay Resort is a 1600 acre resort featuring 72 holes of golf including two championship courses. Bissonnette Gardens is a 16-acre restoration of gardens that existed in the early 1900s. There are several unique shops including Carriage House Glass and Christmas in the Gardens. The 30-acre Good Zoo and Benedum Planetarium are two of the other features of this outstanding resort. Wilson Lodge, the centerpiece of Oglebay, has 212 guest rooms, several dining rooms, a grill and lounge, indoor pool, finess center, sauna, and game room.

Contact info:
Rt. 88 North
Wheeling, WV 26003 USA
phone: 304-243-4000 x18006246988
web: www.oglebay-resort.com

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Check with Oglebay Resort.
Additional nights are not guaranteed; they are based on availability.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 25 - Learn about domesticated animals and farm life, a...
Learn about domesticated animals and farm life, and about the Species Survival Plans to save endangered animals

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at Ihlenfeld Dining Room

Morning: "Domestic and Wild/Rare and Endangered" The zoo is home to domestic and wild animals. During the morning, participants will discover how animals such as llama, goats, miniature donkeys and other domestic animals are useful to us. Through up-close animal encounters and hands-on activities you will explore life on a farm as well as what animals make good pets and which ones do not. Participants will also search the wetland area of the zoo where benefits of wetland ecosystems will be revealed. Animals such as the endangered red-crowned crane and bald eagles are featured.

Lunch: Lunch at the Good Zoo

Afternoon: An aspect of the zoo's mission is to help save endangered species. Participants will learn about Species Survival Plans and other ways the zoo is working to help rare animals. You will study animals such as the red wolf, cotton top tamarin, ocelot and more. Trains, trains and more trains! A visit to the miniature railroad will round out the day. Shuttle back to Wilson Lodge.

Dinner: Dinner at Wilson Lodge

Evening: Magic Show.

Lodging: Oglebay Resort, Wilson Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Oglebay Resort is a 1600 acre resort featuring 72 holes of golf including two championship courses. Bissonnette Gardens is a 16-acre restoration of gardens that existed in the early 1900s. There are several unique shops including Carriage House Glass and Christmas in the Gardens. The 30-acre Good Zoo and Benedum Planetarium are two of the other features of this outstanding resort. Wilson Lodge, the centerpiece of Oglebay, has 212 guest rooms, several dining rooms, a grill and lounge, indoor pool, finess center, sauna, and game room.

Contact info:
Rt. 88 North
Wheeling, WV 26003 USA
phone: 304-243-4000 x18006246988
web: www.oglebay-resort.com

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Check with Oglebay Resort.
Additional nights are not guaranteed; they are based on availability.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 26 - Day Pass at Ogelbay Resort
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at Ihlenfeld Dining Room

Morning: OGLEBAY DAY PASS to enjoy many of the activities at the resort.

Lunch: Lunch at Wilson Lodge

Afternoon: OGLEBAY DAY PASS to enjoy many of the activities at the resort.

Dinner: Dinner at Wilson Lodge

Evening: OGLEBAY DAY PASS to enjoy many of the activities at the resort.

Lodging: Oglebay Resort, Wilson Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Oglebay Resort is a 1600 acre resort featuring 72 holes of golf including two championship courses. Bissonnette Gardens is a 16-acre restoration of gardens that existed in the early 1900s. There are several unique shops including Carriage House Glass and Christmas in the Gardens. The 30-acre Good Zoo and Benedum Planetarium are two of the other features of this outstanding resort. Wilson Lodge, the centerpiece of Oglebay, has 212 guest rooms, several dining rooms, a grill and lounge, indoor pool, finess center, sauna, and game room.

Contact info:
Rt. 88 North
Wheeling, WV 26003 USA
phone: 304-243-4000 x18006246988
web: www.oglebay-resort.com

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Check with Oglebay Resort.
Additional nights are not guaranteed; they are based on availability.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 27 - Create animal enrichment items and participate in...
Create animal enrichment items and participate in enrichment activities

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at Ihlenfeld Dining Room

Morning: Shuttle to the Good Zoo. Participants will enjoy a full day of animal enrichment and training. To make sure the animals are healthy and happy, zoo keepers must create an exciting environment for them and provide them with "toys" that encourage natural actions. Training is an important management tool that keepers use to make medical exams and procedures easier. Today, participants will make enrichment items such as fish-sickles and bear putty for several animals. They will also participate in a training activity that zoo keepers use to learn to train the animals under their care. During the day, participants will meet members of the animal care staff, participate in enrichment activities and observe animal training.

Lunch: Lunch at the Good Zoo

Afternoon: Participants will enjoy a full day of animal enrichment and training. To make sure the animals are healthy and happy, zoo keepers must create an exciting environment for them and provide them with "toys" that encourage natural actions. Training is an important management tool that keepers use to make medical exams and procedures easier. Today, participants will make enrichment items such as fish-sickles and bear putty for several animals. They will also participate in a training activity that zoo keepers use to learn to train the animals under their care. During the day, participants will meet members of the animal care staff, participate in enrichment activities and observe animal training. Shuttle back to Wilson Lodge.

Dinner: Dinner at Wilson Lodge

Evening: Musical entertainment and wrap-up

Lodging: Oglebay Resort, Wilson Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 28 - Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at Ihlenfeld Dining Room

Morning: Round out the week with a fun activity and special animal visitor! Room check-out is 11:00 - depart.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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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