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KOHLER, WISCONSIN

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Program #2074RJ
5 Days | 4 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 Apr 21 — Apr 25, 2013

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Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: Escape to where village charm meets old-world elegance. The American Club once provided housing, meals and recreational facilities for immigrant employees who could not afford housing. Today, The American Club Resort is a Forbes Five-Star Resort Hotel and the Midwest’s only AAA Five Diamond Resort Hotel providing unique, luxurious décor that creates a singular quality experience room by room. Hop on the complimentary resort shuttle for a meal at one of the resort's nine restaurants. From pub-style, to Italian to fine dining, you're sure to find cuisine that you'll rave about. Relax and renew at the four-star Kohler Waters Spa. Traditional spa treatments are just the beginning; tray one of a collection of water-inspired services to meet your needs. If you're a fan of golf you'll want to bring your clubs and test your game on Kohler's championship golf courses, Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. As host of the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships; the 1998 and 2012 U.S. Women's Open and the 2020 Ryder Cup, The American Club Resort offers a golf experience unlike anywhere in the world.

Contact info:
419 Highland Drive
Kohler, WI 53044 USA
phone: 800-344-2838
web: www.americanclubresort.com

Room amenities: Honor service bar, feather comforters and pillows, turn down service, TV, VCR, phone.

Facility amenities: Swim at the Sports Core Health & Racquete Club, a private club accessible to guests of The American Club.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates
Please call the resort for availability and rates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 21 - Arrival and Check-In/Group Orientation
Afternoon: Plan for an afternoon arrival. Check-in begins at 4:00 PM CDT. Pick up your room key at the Front Desk, then find your Group Leader in the adjacent Lincoln Room for your nametag and program materials.

Dinner: Plated meal served at 5:30 PM in our meeting room.

Evening: During your after dinner ORIENTATION your Group Leader will give an overview of the program, provide additional information about your accommodations and answer any questions. Then you'll have a chance to introduce yourself to the group and tell a little about your hometown and hobbies.

Lodging: The American Club

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: Escape to where village charm meets old-world elegance. The American Club once provided housing, meals and recreational facilities for immigrant employees who could not afford housing. Today, The American Club Resort is a Forbes Five-Star Resort Hotel and the Midwest’s only AAA Five Diamond Resort Hotel providing unique, luxurious décor that creates a singular quality experience room by room. Hop on the complimentary resort shuttle for a meal at one of the resort's nine restaurants. From pub-style, to Italian to fine dining, you're sure to find cuisine that you'll rave about. Relax and renew at the four-star Kohler Waters Spa. Traditional spa treatments are just the beginning; tray one of a collection of water-inspired services to meet your needs. If you're a fan of golf you'll want to bring your clubs and test your game on Kohler's championship golf courses, Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. As host of the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships; the 1998 and 2012 U.S. Women's Open and the 2020 Ryder Cup, The American Club Resort offers a golf experience unlike anywhere in the world.

Contact info:
419 Highland Drive
Kohler, WI 53044 USA
phone: 800-344-2838
web: www.americanclubresort.com

Room amenities: Honor service bar, feather comforters and pillows, turn down service, TV, VCR, phone.

Facility amenities: Swim at the Sports Core Health & Racquete Club, a private club accessible to guests of The American Club.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates
Please call the resort for availability and rates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 22 - History of Kohler and The American Club, Walking ...
History of Kohler and The American Club, Walking Hotel Tour, Waelderhaus Museum, and Native American Heritage and Archeology

Note: Hotel Tour involves one hour of sustained walking and standing.

Breakfast: Join us any time from 7:30-8:30 AM for your continental breakfast buffet. You'll find a selection of fresh fruit, scrumptious pastries and hot cereal. Additional items may include yogurt or hard-boiled eggs along with a variety of breakfast beverages.

Morning: Gather in the meeting room at 9:00 AM for a lecture on THE HISTORY OF KOHLER AND THE AMERICAN CLUB. With a population just under 2,000, the Village of Kohler encompasses an area of just 4.5 square miles yet supports diverse cultural and recreational amenities. The Village was incorporated in 1912, developed as a garden/industrial community by Walter J. Kohler, son of Kohler Company founder John Michael Kohler. Using the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, the noted landscape architect who designed New York's Central Park and the Biltmore Estate's grounds, Walter Kohler developed one of the nation's first and finest planned communities. Originally built to house the immigrant craftsmen, The American Club was been transformed from a dormitory to luxury resort in 1981. With this history in mind, join the Concierge for a WALKING HOTEL TOUR.

Lunch: Dining in the Village of Kohler is an unforgettable experience. Your pre-loaded gift card allows you to choose from nine distinctive dining establishments. Today, perhaps enjoy a cup of beer cheese soup at the pub-style Horse & Plow, just a few steps from your meeting room.

Afternoon: Gather in the Lobby at 1:45 PM to board the hotel shuttle for the WAELDERHAUS MUSEUM. The Waelderhaus was built in the architectural style of the Bregenzerwald region of Austria, ancestral home of the Kohler family. This "house in the woods" features carvings, woodcuts, iron and pewter work.

Dinner: The Village of Kohler offers a cuisine to meet every taste. Maybe tonight you'll take your gift card to the Wisconsin Room, which features cuisine focusing on locally sourced products simply, yet artfully prepared into innovative “farm-to-table” fare.

Evening: Gather in our meeting room for tonight's presentation on NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY with Gary Henschel from Henschel’s Indian Museum. Since the first Henschel homesteader settled in 1849, the family's land has yielded evidence of 10,000 years of human occupation. The collection is one of the most complete in Wisconsin, including chipped stone tools and points, bone tools and copper implements.

Lodging: The American Club

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: Escape to where village charm meets old-world elegance. The American Club once provided housing, meals and recreational facilities for immigrant employees who could not afford housing. Today, The American Club Resort is a Forbes Five-Star Resort Hotel and the Midwest’s only AAA Five Diamond Resort Hotel providing unique, luxurious décor that creates a singular quality experience room by room. Hop on the complimentary resort shuttle for a meal at one of the resort's nine restaurants. From pub-style, to Italian to fine dining, you're sure to find cuisine that you'll rave about. Relax and renew at the four-star Kohler Waters Spa. Traditional spa treatments are just the beginning; tray one of a collection of water-inspired services to meet your needs. If you're a fan of golf you'll want to bring your clubs and test your game on Kohler's championship golf courses, Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. As host of the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships; the 1998 and 2012 U.S. Women's Open and the 2020 Ryder Cup, The American Club Resort offers a golf experience unlike anywhere in the world.

Contact info:
419 Highland Drive
Kohler, WI 53044 USA
phone: 800-344-2838
web: www.americanclubresort.com

Room amenities: Honor service bar, feather comforters and pillows, turn down service, TV, VCR, phone.

Facility amenities: Swim at the Sports Core Health & Racquete Club, a private club accessible to guests of The American Club.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates
Please call the resort for availability and rates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 23 - Kohler Factory and Design Center, Championship Go...
Kohler Factory and Design Center, Championship Golf at Kohler, Kohler Floral Design

Note: Kohler Factory Tour requires the option of one or two hours of sustained standing and walking.

Breakfast: Join us any time from 7:30-8:30 AM for your continental breakfast buffet.

Morning: After breakfast, Docents from the Kohler Factory and Design Center will join you in our meeting room to escort you to the KOHLER FACTORY to explore the production of vitreous china, brass and enameled cast iron plumbing products. Here you will see how artist's concepts are incorporated into functional fixtures. You can choose either a one- or two-hour tour. Following the factory, wander over to the DESIGN CENTER for a self-guided tour. You'll find a video presentation and museum that takes you back to the beginning of plumbing fixtures in America. The gallery features the "Great Wall of China".

Lunch: Use your gift card to enjoy a taste of Kohler. Today would be a good time to enjoy some of the traditional fare at Blackwolf Run, maybe a cup of corn sausage chowder? Enjoy the panoramic views of this championship golf course before the afternoon lecture.

Afternoon: Gather at Blackwolf Run at 2:00 PM to discover what goes into creating a CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSE AT KOHLER. The Village has two -- Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. You've probably been admiring the beautiful fresh flower displays scattered around the hotel all week. Return to The American Club at 4:00 PM to learn more about KOHLER FLORAL DESIGN from the head florist and take some tips home to create your own masterpieces.

Dinner: With your evening free, you may wish to linger with other participants at Cucina. Or tonight may be the night to treat yourself to dinner at The Immigrant Restaurant, reservations required.

Evening: Take this evening to enjoy the area or relax with a good book in The American Club's old world charm.

Lodging: The American Club

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: Escape to where village charm meets old-world elegance. The American Club once provided housing, meals and recreational facilities for immigrant employees who could not afford housing. Today, The American Club Resort is a Forbes Five-Star Resort Hotel and the Midwest’s only AAA Five Diamond Resort Hotel providing unique, luxurious décor that creates a singular quality experience room by room. Hop on the complimentary resort shuttle for a meal at one of the resort's nine restaurants. From pub-style, to Italian to fine dining, you're sure to find cuisine that you'll rave about. Relax and renew at the four-star Kohler Waters Spa. Traditional spa treatments are just the beginning; tray one of a collection of water-inspired services to meet your needs. If you're a fan of golf you'll want to bring your clubs and test your game on Kohler's championship golf courses, Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. As host of the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships; the 1998 and 2012 U.S. Women's Open and the 2020 Ryder Cup, The American Club Resort offers a golf experience unlike anywhere in the world.

Contact info:
419 Highland Drive
Kohler, WI 53044 USA
phone: 800-344-2838
web: www.americanclubresort.com

Room amenities: Honor service bar, feather comforters and pillows, turn down service, TV, VCR, phone.

Facility amenities: Swim at the Sports Core Health & Racquete Club, a private club accessible to guests of The American Club.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates
Please call the resort for availability and rates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 24 - John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Join us any time from 7:30-8:30 AM for your continental breakfast buffet.

Morning: Gather in the Lobby at 9:00 AM to board a coach bus for today's field trip. After a quick drive through the neighborhood to see Kohler's iconic home deign, we head to Sheboygan to explore the JOHN MICHAEL KOHLER ART CENTER. JMKAC docents will take you through this historic, yet modern gallery. The center was established to allow the artists from the Kohler factory to share their full expressions of art with the community, now focusing on American contemporary art exhibits of paintings, photography, sculpture and other art forms. You will hear a lecture from a resident artist, enabling you to understand ART FROM THE ARTIST'S PERSPECTIVE. And you'll want to stop in the bathroom before you leave, as they're some of the most beautifully decorated restrooms in the world!

Lunch: Use your gift card to grab a quick panini at the Sports Core's Take Five Cafe if you want to get a jump start on your free afternoon. Or sample the lunch fare at the Craverie Chocolatier Cafe before exploring the Shops at Wood Lake.

Afternoon: Enjoy a FREE AFTERNOON to explore the Village, resort and surrounding area. Take a self-guided audio tour of the Village gardens, featuring the work of former Artists in Residence. Or return to Sheboygan to walk the lakefront.

Dinner: Return to The American Club at 5:30 PM for a plated meal in our meeting room. Share your favorite parts of the program with your fellow participants.

Evening: Relax in our meeting room with some toe-tapping music from the Water Street Hot Shots.

Lodging: The American Club

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Thursday, April 25 - Pastry Chef Demo, Program Wrap Up and Departure
Breakfast: Join us any time from 7:30-8:30 AM for your continental breakfast buffet.

Morning: Gather in our meeting room at 9:00 AM for a PASTRY DEMONSTRATION. Tasty treats are a welcome way to wrap up a delicious program. Check-out of your room and make your way home. Thank you for joining us this week; your participation makes the journey worthwhile.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Kohler, WI
Golf in KohlerDesigned by the legendary Hall of Fame architect Pete Dye, Kohler’s four championship golf courses are all ranked among the best in the United States by the leading publications, and The American Club Resort is the only resort with four courses ranked in America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses for 2011/2012 by Golf Digest. WHISTLING STRAITS. A throwback to the raw freshness of Ireland sculpted into the Wisconsin coastline, Whistling Straits offers two courses which have hosted the PGA Championship, U.S. Senior Open and the Palmer Cup. Experience these two must-play courses, the Straits Course and the Irish Course - both ranked among the best in the United States. BLACKWOLF RUN. Melded into a river basin formed by the flows of glacial runoff, Blackwolf Run features courses which have hosted the U.S. Women’s Open and the Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf. Experience these extraordinary courses, the Meadow Valley Course and the River Course – ranked among the best in the country. April 21-25, 2013 Road Scholar guests can play a round on either the Meadow Valley Course or the Irish Course for the amazing rate of $58 including a cart.
For additional information, visit: www.americanclubresort.com
Kohler Waters SpaRelax and replenish your mind and body. Located next to The American Club Resort, the Kohler Waters Spa is conveniently located so you can drop in for a nourishing treatment, or step into a robe and experience all-day immersion. From our treatment rooms to our inviting locker room areas and warm relaxation pool, Kohler Waters Spa provides well-being around every corner. Enjoy our glass-enclosed rooftop deck with whirlpool, fireplace and lounge—a relaxing co-ed area to be enjoyed year-round. April 21-25, 2013 Road Scholar guests receive a 20% discount on spa services.
For additional information, visit: www.americanclubresort.com
Sheboygan CountyKnown as “the spirit on the lake,” the City of Sheboygan rests on the Lake Michigan shores about halfway along the state’s eastern seaboard on Interstate 43. Sheboygan is just 55 miles north of Milwaukee, 60 miles south of Green Bay, 110 miles northeast of Madison, 140 miles north of Chicago and 340 miles from Minneapolis. Our beaches are brighter. Our fish are bigger. Our golf is better. Our food is the best! And it’s fun to say our name. Try it…go ahead…She-boy-gan. How do you Sheboygan? We surf, kite surf, wind surf, sail, kayak, jet ski, boat, fish, bike, hike, climb, race, golf, eat, drink, dance, relax, spa, enjoy. And we fry brats! We are the Bratwurst Capital of the World, after all. So come Sheboygan with us!
For additional information, visit: www.visitsheboygan.com

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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4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
1 Performances

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