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OAKHURST, CALIFORNIA

Yosemite: Birding in Paradise

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Program #14610RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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
ECCO is at 3,100 feet.

Itinerary for Jun 2 — Jun 6, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Program begins with registration 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday. Please do not plan to arrive before 2:00 PM or later than 6:00 PM. (Sleeping rooms may not be available until 4:00 PM.) You are asked to check out of your sleeping rooms by 9:00 a.m. on Friday; however program ends after lunch.

Contact info:
43803 Highway 41
Oakhurst, CA 93644 USA
phone: 559-683-8162
web: www.conferencecenter.org

Room amenities: All rooms have private baths.

Facility amenities: In keeping with our tranquil retreat setting, you are not disturbed by the distraction of televisions or telephones in sleeping rooms. Satellite TV is available in the main lodge, as well as a recreation room with ping pong/game tables. Walking/hiking trails on-site and nearby, including a self-interpretive nature trail on ECCO's grounds Our "Fourth Green" recreation complex features volleyball, basketball and soccer/football fields, plus a horseshoe pitch.. The towns of Oakhurst, Bass Lake, North Fork and Mariposa feature a number of fine arts galleries and museums. Bass Lake offers swimming/boating opportunities 5 miles from ECCO.

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

Additional nights before:
Unfortunately we are unable to offer early arrivals or extended stayovers beyond the scope of our published program times. We are happy to provide names and telephone numbers of local motels which may be able to meet your needs.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 02 - Check in between 3 and 5pm. Social Hour at 5pm an...
Arrive To: Arrival and registration from 3-5 PM (Please do not arrive before 2 PM as staff will not be available to assist you until that time.)

Afternoon: 5 PM - Get-acquainted social hour, which will include wine, sparkling cider and hors d'oeuvre.

Dinner: 6 PM - Dinner in Lyles Hall. (Note: Dinner is not available after 6:20 p.m.)

Evening: 7 PM - Introductions, orientation and discussion of the week's birding adventures.

Lodging: Evergreen Conference Center, Oakhurst (ECCO)

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Program begins with registration 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday. Please do not plan to arrive before 2:00 PM or later than 6:00 PM. (Sleeping rooms may not be available until 4:00 PM.) You are asked to check out of your sleeping rooms by 9:00 a.m. on Friday; however program ends after lunch.

Contact info:
43803 Highway 41
Oakhurst, CA 93644 USA
phone: 559-683-8162
web: www.conferencecenter.org

Room amenities: All rooms have private baths.

Facility amenities: In keeping with our tranquil retreat setting, you are not disturbed by the distraction of televisions or telephones in sleeping rooms. Satellite TV is available in the main lodge, as well as a recreation room with ping pong/game tables. Walking/hiking trails on-site and nearby, including a self-interpretive nature trail on ECCO's grounds Our "Fourth Green" recreation complex features volleyball, basketball and soccer/football fields, plus a horseshoe pitch.. The towns of Oakhurst, Bass Lake, North Fork and Mariposa feature a number of fine arts galleries and museums. Bass Lake offers swimming/boating opportunities 5 miles from ECCO.

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

Additional nights before:
Unfortunately we are unable to offer early arrivals or extended stayovers beyond the scope of our published program times. We are happy to provide names and telephone numbers of local motels which may be able to meet your needs.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 03 - We will begin our exploration of Yosemite with a ...
We will begin our exploration of Yosemite with a visit to Yosemite Valley (road and trail conditions permitting; alternate destination if not)

Breakfast: Breakfast in Lyles Hall

Morning: Bus departs for field trip. Destination will depend on weather and road conditions.

Lunch: Lunch on the trail

Afternoon: Continue field trip

Dinner: Dinner in Lyles Hall

Evening: Evening program

Lodging: Evergreen Conference Center, Oakhurst (ECCO)

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

Description: Program begins with registration 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday. Please do not plan to arrive before 2:00 PM or later than 6:00 PM. (Sleeping rooms may not be available until 4:00 PM.) You are asked to check out of your sleeping rooms by 9:00 a.m. on Friday; however program ends after lunch.

Contact info:
43803 Highway 41
Oakhurst, CA 93644 USA
phone: 559-683-8162
web: www.conferencecenter.org

Room amenities: All rooms have private baths.

Facility amenities: In keeping with our tranquil retreat setting, you are not disturbed by the distraction of televisions or telephones in sleeping rooms. Satellite TV is available in the main lodge, as well as a recreation room with ping pong/game tables. Walking/hiking trails on-site and nearby, including a self-interpretive nature trail on ECCO's grounds Our "Fourth Green" recreation complex features volleyball, basketball and soccer/football fields, plus a horseshoe pitch.. The towns of Oakhurst, Bass Lake, North Fork and Mariposa feature a number of fine arts galleries and museums. Bass Lake offers swimming/boating opportunities 5 miles from ECCO.

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

Additional nights before:
Unfortunately we are unable to offer early arrivals or extended stayovers beyond the scope of our published program times. We are happy to provide names and telephone numbers of local motels which may be able to meet your needs.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 04 - Today we will visit Mariposa Grove, Wawona and th...
Today we will visit Mariposa Grove, Wawona and the Wawona Loop (road and trail conditions permitting; alternate destination if not)

Breakfast: Breakfast in Lyles Hall

Morning: Bus departs for field trip. Destination depends on weather & road conditions.

Lunch: Lunch on the trail

Afternoon: Continue field trip

Dinner: Dinner in Lyles Hall

Evening: Evening program

Lodging: Evergreen Conference Center, Oakhurst (ECCO)

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

Description: Program begins with registration 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday. Please do not plan to arrive before 2:00 PM or later than 6:00 PM. (Sleeping rooms may not be available until 4:00 PM.) You are asked to check out of your sleeping rooms by 9:00 a.m. on Friday; however program ends after lunch.

Contact info:
43803 Highway 41
Oakhurst, CA 93644 USA
phone: 559-683-8162
web: www.conferencecenter.org

Room amenities: All rooms have private baths.

Facility amenities: In keeping with our tranquil retreat setting, you are not disturbed by the distraction of televisions or telephones in sleeping rooms. Satellite TV is available in the main lodge, as well as a recreation room with ping pong/game tables. Walking/hiking trails on-site and nearby, including a self-interpretive nature trail on ECCO's grounds Our "Fourth Green" recreation complex features volleyball, basketball and soccer/football fields, plus a horseshoe pitch.. The towns of Oakhurst, Bass Lake, North Fork and Mariposa feature a number of fine arts galleries and museums. Bass Lake offers swimming/boating opportunities 5 miles from ECCO.

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

Additional nights before:
Unfortunately we are unable to offer early arrivals or extended stayovers beyond the scope of our published program times. We are happy to provide names and telephone numbers of local motels which may be able to meet your needs.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 05 - Today we will visit Henness Ridge, Glacier Point,...
Today we will visit Henness Ridge, Glacier Point, McGurk Meadow (road and trail conditions permitting; alternate destination if not)

Breakfast: Breakfast in Lyles Hall

Morning: Bus departs. Field trip destination depends on weather & road conditions.

Lunch: Lunch on the trail

Afternoon: Continue field trip

Dinner: Banquet dinner in Lyles Hall followed by presentation of graduation certificates

Evening: Evening program

Lodging: Evergreen Conference Center, Oakhurst (ECCO)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Thursday, June 06 - A short hike from Lewis Creek back to Evergreen C...
A short hike from Lewis Creek back to Evergreen Conference Center, Oakhurst.

Breakfast: Breakfast in Lyles Hall

Morning: Begin walking field trip from ECCO to Lewis Creek trailhead. NOTE: Please check out of your rooms after breakfast and return your keys, badge holders and evaluations to the host desk so our housekeeping staff may begin preparing for the arrival of our next group.

Lunch: Lunch in Lyles Hall and farewell

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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
12 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
4 Field trips
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