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CALLAWAY GARDENS, GEORGIA

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Program #2532RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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 28 — Aug 2, 2013

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Type: Resort

Description: Callaway is comprised of 13,000 acres of natural and man-made beauty. 2500 acres are open to the public with 14 lakes, spring fed streams and forests to delight anyone who loves the outdoors. This is a unique public garden in that it was designed to be a place of refuge and solace for the people and not just for the Callaway family. The natural landscaping combined with the more formal areas make it a truly spectacular place. The displays at the horticultural and discovery center change frequently, so that there is a new presentation with each of the seasons. Not only can the gardens be enjoyed by automobile, but there is approximately an 8-12 mile bicycle/walking trail that accesses most of the major venues (eg: butterfly center, chapel, tennis courts, golf course, etc.) For summer programs a white sand lake beach, a putt-putt golf course, a miniature train ride around a lake, and shuffle board and ping-pong are all part of the "beach activities".

Contact info:
Highway 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000 USA
phone: 800-225-5292
web: www.callawaygardens.com

Room amenities: In-room coffee, hair dryer, cable TV, iron/board and desk. Vanity area separate from toilet/shower area. Road Scholar will request rooms close to the outdoor pool. Some rooms have small refrigerators. The room has either two double beds or a king size bed.

Facility amenities: The Mountain Creek Inn boasts a well-equipped fitness room, a very large outdoor pool, a short walk to the tennis courts and racquetball courts, and the bicycle trail just behind the Inn. There is a Jacuzzi and indoor pool nearby (short drive) which guests can use, and a guest computer is found at the Mtn. Creek Conference Center. Participants receive special discount rate for recreational activities. High-speed Internet access (pay for use) available, and a laundromat is located across from the indoor pool.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $105.00-115.00
Participant must call a special number, provided in confirmation materials, and identify themselves as being part of the Road Scholar program to receive the Road Scholar rate. Participants should call well in-advance to insure there are vacancies.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 28 - Registration, Getting To Know You and Orientation...
Afternoon: Check at lobby registration desk and ask where program registration site has been scheduled. Program registration is at 3:30, hotel registration is at 4:00 p.m. Different "Getting to Know You" activities for grand kids and grandparents. Then the whole group is brought together for additional introductions and orientation to the week's program. Besides the schedule review, a daily diary is provided for the grandchild, a map depicting all states that have representatives from this particular Road Scholar, and the poster board project are all explained.

Dinner: The buffet has many choices including scrumptious desserts. (Salad bar with fruit selections, several vegetable choices, several meat/fish choices, bread and non-alcoholic drink).

Evening: Lifeguard hired for "moonlight" swim. This is a good way for grandkids and grandparents to further their acquaintances. Sometimes the grandparents only like to sit on the side of the pool and visit with each other, and sometimes they like to get in the water. The kids are usually very anxious to get in to the pool.

Lodging: Mountain Creek Inn at Callaway

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Callaway is comprised of 13,000 acres of natural and man-made beauty. 2500 acres are open to the public with 14 lakes, spring fed streams and forests to delight anyone who loves the outdoors. This is a unique public garden in that it was designed to be a place of refuge and solace for the people and not just for the Callaway family. The natural landscaping combined with the more formal areas make it a truly spectacular place. The displays at the horticultural and discovery center change frequently, so that there is a new presentation with each of the seasons. Not only can the gardens be enjoyed by automobile, but there is approximately an 8-12 mile bicycle/walking trail that accesses most of the major venues (eg: butterfly center, chapel, tennis courts, golf course, etc.) For summer programs a white sand lake beach, a putt-putt golf course, a miniature train ride around a lake, and shuffle board and ping-pong are all part of the "beach activities".

Contact info:
Highway 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000 USA
phone: 800-225-5292
web: www.callawaygardens.com

Room amenities: In-room coffee, hair dryer, cable TV, iron/board and desk. Vanity area separate from toilet/shower area. Road Scholar will request rooms close to the outdoor pool. Some rooms have small refrigerators. The room has either two double beds or a king size bed.

Facility amenities: The Mountain Creek Inn boasts a well-equipped fitness room, a very large outdoor pool, a short walk to the tennis courts and racquetball courts, and the bicycle trail just behind the Inn. There is a Jacuzzi and indoor pool nearby (short drive) which guests can use, and a guest computer is found at the Mtn. Creek Conference Center. Participants receive special discount rate for recreational activities. High-speed Internet access (pay for use) available, and a laundromat is located across from the indoor pool.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $105.00-115.00
Participant must call a special number, provided in confirmation materials, and identify themselves as being part of the Road Scholar program to receive the Road Scholar rate. Participants should call well in-advance to insure there are vacancies.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 29 - Nature or sports classes/Discovery Center Cafe/Bi...
Nature or sports classes/Discovery Center Cafe/Big Top Circus Performance followed by private instruction. Buffet dinner and optional star gazers class.

Breakfast: Hot line buffet choices (eg: eggs, bacon, potatoes), plus cold and hot cereal, fresh fruit, cottage cheese, juice, pancakes or French toast, and assorted breakfast donuts/rolls.

Morning: Pro golf lessons start the day followed by a walk through the lovely Wildflower Trail guided by a Callaway naturalist.

Lunch: Lunch at Discovery Center Cafe. Lunch is pre-selected, vegetarian options are available

Afternoon: Time for a "free-swim" at the Inn with a hired lifeguard, then off to see the Circus! The performance is followed by a private class on specific circus skills. The circus performers are hired to teach us exciting and unique circus skills. Grandchildren and Grandparents may elect to try some of the tantalizing high flying, or ground-bound activities under the guidance of the teachers and with appropriate safety apparatus (if needed). For example, put on a safety line/belt and "fly through the air with the greatest of ease - and become the one on the high trapeze." Or, learn the basics of juggling, ride on the bicycle built for five with one of the instructors, or test your balancing skills on the bongo board or the low wire.

Dinner: A late dinner follows the circus activities. The buffet has many choices, including a salad bar, kid friendly options, and scrumptious desserts. See Day 1.

Evening: Optional visit to the beach pavillion for shuffle board, horse shoes, or mini golf.

Lodging: Mountain Creek Inn at Callaway

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Callaway is comprised of 13,000 acres of natural and man-made beauty. 2500 acres are open to the public with 14 lakes, spring fed streams and forests to delight anyone who loves the outdoors. This is a unique public garden in that it was designed to be a place of refuge and solace for the people and not just for the Callaway family. The natural landscaping combined with the more formal areas make it a truly spectacular place. The displays at the horticultural and discovery center change frequently, so that there is a new presentation with each of the seasons. Not only can the gardens be enjoyed by automobile, but there is approximately an 8-12 mile bicycle/walking trail that accesses most of the major venues (eg: butterfly center, chapel, tennis courts, golf course, etc.) For summer programs a white sand lake beach, a putt-putt golf course, a miniature train ride around a lake, and shuffle board and ping-pong are all part of the "beach activities".

Contact info:
Highway 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000 USA
phone: 800-225-5292
web: www.callawaygardens.com

Room amenities: In-room coffee, hair dryer, cable TV, iron/board and desk. Vanity area separate from toilet/shower area. Road Scholar will request rooms close to the outdoor pool. Some rooms have small refrigerators. The room has either two double beds or a king size bed.

Facility amenities: The Mountain Creek Inn boasts a well-equipped fitness room, a very large outdoor pool, a short walk to the tennis courts and racquetball courts, and the bicycle trail just behind the Inn. There is a Jacuzzi and indoor pool nearby (short drive) which guests can use, and a guest computer is found at the Mtn. Creek Conference Center. Participants receive special discount rate for recreational activities. High-speed Internet access (pay for use) available, and a laundromat is located across from the indoor pool.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $105.00-115.00
Participant must call a special number, provided in confirmation materials, and identify themselves as being part of the Road Scholar program to receive the Road Scholar rate. Participants should call well in-advance to insure there are vacancies.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 30 - Special classes/activities for grandparents and g...
Special classes/activities for grandparents and grand kids/At the Beach Pavilion/Robin Lake Beach / Quiet time activities to prepare for Dress Alike, Look Alike fun.

Breakfast: Full service buffet, same as Day 2.

Morning: Start the day with tennis lessons before heading to the beach. Robin Lake Beach offers lots of fun activities- in addition to swimming, guests may enjoy playing mini-golf, ping pong, and shuffle board.

Lunch: Fast food selections at The Beach Pavilion. Participant presents meal card at public eating venue. Fast food style (grilled chicken sandwich, hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, salad, etc.)

Afternoon: Families work on an educational and satisfying gardening/horticulture project that is usually "take home" in nature i.e. "Shoe Gardening". Quiet time activity: Work on map, projects and/or diaries. Prepare for evening activity.

Dinner: Full buffet at the Inn. See Day 1.

Evening: Dress Alike, Look Alike family fun. No money should be spent for this activity. Props are made from napkins, or straws, newspapers, etc. Many grandparents report that this is a good bonding, family activity and lets them "create" together. Working on the project, also serves as a "quiet time" activity when they are in their hotel room. An optional visit to the covered pavilion which overlooks beautiful Robin Lake for music, shuffle board, ping pong or a stroll along the lake with new found friends completes the evening activities.

Lodging: Mountain Creek Inn at Callaway

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Callaway is comprised of 13,000 acres of natural and man-made beauty. 2500 acres are open to the public with 14 lakes, spring fed streams and forests to delight anyone who loves the outdoors. This is a unique public garden in that it was designed to be a place of refuge and solace for the people and not just for the Callaway family. The natural landscaping combined with the more formal areas make it a truly spectacular place. The displays at the horticultural and discovery center change frequently, so that there is a new presentation with each of the seasons. Not only can the gardens be enjoyed by automobile, but there is approximately an 8-12 mile bicycle/walking trail that accesses most of the major venues (eg: butterfly center, chapel, tennis courts, golf course, etc.) For summer programs a white sand lake beach, a putt-putt golf course, a miniature train ride around a lake, and shuffle board and ping-pong are all part of the "beach activities".

Contact info:
Highway 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000 USA
phone: 800-225-5292
web: www.callawaygardens.com

Room amenities: In-room coffee, hair dryer, cable TV, iron/board and desk. Vanity area separate from toilet/shower area. Road Scholar will request rooms close to the outdoor pool. Some rooms have small refrigerators. The room has either two double beds or a king size bed.

Facility amenities: The Mountain Creek Inn boasts a well-equipped fitness room, a very large outdoor pool, a short walk to the tennis courts and racquetball courts, and the bicycle trail just behind the Inn. There is a Jacuzzi and indoor pool nearby (short drive) which guests can use, and a guest computer is found at the Mtn. Creek Conference Center. Participants receive special discount rate for recreational activities. High-speed Internet access (pay for use) available, and a laundromat is located across from the indoor pool.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $105.00-115.00
Participant must call a special number, provided in confirmation materials, and identify themselves as being part of the Road Scholar program to receive the Road Scholar rate. Participants should call well in-advance to insure there are vacancies.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 31 - Enjoy a day of biking, a nature class and Aqua Is...
Breakfast: Full service buffet same as Day 2.

Morning: Grand kids go on instructor-led "Bike Hike" on paved trail through gardens. Grandparents will spend time enjoying beautiful Callaway sites including the English Gothic designed memorial chapel with its stained glass windows depicting the seasons of the year, followed by a stroll through the incomparable horticulture center with its colorful displays. Grandparents are welcome to join the youngsters for the bike hike if they prefer. Grandparents and youngsters reunite for a nature class and lunch at the Discovery Center. (Bikes and helmets provided.)

Lunch: Pre-selected lunch at the Discovery Center Cafe. (vegetarian options available)

Afternoon: The Aqua Island activity is something the youngsters look forward to all week. They can test their strength and balance on the new floating playground located in Robin Lake. Grandparents will enjoy watching the antics of their grandchildren play on the floatation devices from the shady, grassy lawn overlooking Aqua Island.

Dinner: Full buffet service at the Inn. See Day 1. Grandparents can opt to let their grandchild pre order something from the kid's menus. See Day 2.

Evening: Evening program will be a fun family activity, such as Bingo with prizes.

Lodging: Mountain Creek Inn at Callaway

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Callaway is comprised of 13,000 acres of natural and man-made beauty. 2500 acres are open to the public with 14 lakes, spring fed streams and forests to delight anyone who loves the outdoors. This is a unique public garden in that it was designed to be a place of refuge and solace for the people and not just for the Callaway family. The natural landscaping combined with the more formal areas make it a truly spectacular place. The displays at the horticultural and discovery center change frequently, so that there is a new presentation with each of the seasons. Not only can the gardens be enjoyed by automobile, but there is approximately an 8-12 mile bicycle/walking trail that accesses most of the major venues (eg: butterfly center, chapel, tennis courts, golf course, etc.) For summer programs a white sand lake beach, a putt-putt golf course, a miniature train ride around a lake, and shuffle board and ping-pong are all part of the "beach activities".

Contact info:
Highway 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000 USA
phone: 800-225-5292
web: www.callawaygardens.com

Room amenities: In-room coffee, hair dryer, cable TV, iron/board and desk. Vanity area separate from toilet/shower area. Road Scholar will request rooms close to the outdoor pool. Some rooms have small refrigerators. The room has either two double beds or a king size bed.

Facility amenities: The Mountain Creek Inn boasts a well-equipped fitness room, a very large outdoor pool, a short walk to the tennis courts and racquetball courts, and the bicycle trail just behind the Inn. There is a Jacuzzi and indoor pool nearby (short drive) which guests can use, and a guest computer is found at the Mtn. Creek Conference Center. Participants receive special discount rate for recreational activities. High-speed Internet access (pay for use) available, and a laundromat is located across from the indoor pool.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $105.00-115.00
Participant must call a special number, provided in confirmation materials, and identify themselves as being part of the Road Scholar program to receive the Road Scholar rate. Participants should call well in-advance to insure there are vacancies.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, August 01 - Tennis Instruction and Cool Down Swim/Horticultur...
Tennis Instruction and Cool Down Swim/Horticulture Project and Special Aqua Park for Kids/Full Buffet and "Kid Friendly" Options/Graduation and Farewell Activities

Breakfast: Full buffet as in Day 2.

Morning: Explore Mr. Cason's Vegetable garden during a scavenger hunt. Learn how to make a leaf pounding design of your own as a keepsake. Swim in the Cottages Pool (lifeguard on duty) for a change of scene. Grands can enjoy the hot tub.

Lunch: Pizza Party at Rockin Robin's Cafe.

Afternoon: Enjoy a nature class at the Discovery Center followed by a visit to the Butterfly Center, which is one of the largest and most lush indoor facilities on the East Coast. The Butterfly Center is truly for "kids" of all ages.

Dinner: Full buffet dinner at the Inn. See Day 1. Grandparents may elect to let their child pre-order off of the "kid friendly" menu. See Day 2.

Evening: A graduation exercise and sharing of talents occurs on this final night (skits, etc.). Youngsters bring and share the posters they have been working on all week. Usually, a slide show of the week's activities conclude the evening's festivities.

Lodging: Mountain Creek Inn at Callaway

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, August 02 - Putting Instruction/Tournament
Breakfast: Full buffet service as in Day 2.

Morning: Basic golf etiquette, behind the scenes in club house, putting instruction and a grandparent/grandchild team putting contest w/ prizes. Must be checked out of hotel by 11:00 a.m. Last class usually finishes by 9:45 or 10:00 a.m.

Lunch: Lunch not included on last day.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Pine Mountain, GA
Opportunities At CallawayParticipant can relax around the pool, walk the many beautiful trails, enjoy the sports opportunities, etc. The little town of Pine Mountain has nice antique shops and there is a Wild Safari about 15 miles from town. Columbus (approximately 30 miles away) hosts Civil War Navy Museum and the quite famous River Fest, which is a well-known Performing Arts Center. FDR's Little White House in Warm Springs, GA is approximately 30 minutes from Callaway Gardens.
For additional information, visit: www.callawaygardens.com

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