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PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS

Intergenerational: Discovering Plimoth Plantation and Cape Cod Maritime Life

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Program #16349RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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 7 — Jul 12, 2013

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Type: Inn

Contact info:
25 Summer Street
Plymouth, MA 02360 USA
phone: 888-906-6181
web: www.johncarverinn.com

Room amenities: Cable television; direct-dial telephone; air conditioning; individual climate control; comfortable queen or king beds; wireless internet connection; reading chair and table; private bath with shower; room service

Facility amenities: Pilgrim Cove Indoor Theme Pool Exercise Room Beach Plum Spa Dining at the Hearth 'n Kettle Restaurant Gift Shop Frequent Guest Program

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call Program Coordinator
Call hotel directly at (508) 746-7100 X0

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 07 - Arrival/Orientation
Arrive To: Arrive to hotel, get registration information, and settle into your rooms.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at hotel.

Evening: Orientation to program with your group leader for the week

Lodging: John Carver Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Contact info:
25 Summer Street
Plymouth, MA 02360 USA
phone: 888-906-6181
web: www.johncarverinn.com

Room amenities: Cable television; direct-dial telephone; air conditioning; individual climate control; comfortable queen or king beds; wireless internet connection; reading chair and table; private bath with shower; room service

Facility amenities: Pilgrim Cove Indoor Theme Pool Exercise Room Beach Plum Spa Dining at the Hearth 'n Kettle Restaurant Gift Shop Frequent Guest Program

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call Program Coordinator
Call hotel directly at (508) 746-7100 X0

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 08 - Plimoth Plantation/Plimoth Grist Mill
Note: Today you will be walking up to 1.5 miles at Plimoth Plantation.. This includes walking on unpaved and hilly terrain. . To be comfortable throughout the day we encourage wearing sneakers, casual clothes and remember to protect yourself from the sun.

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Visit Plimoth Plantation and explore the grounds on a guided tour and then on your own. You will explore the Wampanoag Village and the Pilgrim Settlement with a museum expert.

Lunch: lunch at Plimoth Plantation.

Afternoon: Enjoy presentations and hands on activities at Plimoth Plantation with the museum historians. Learn to cook over the hearth as the Pilgrims did, and play games as the Pilgrim and Native American children did. Before returning to the hotel visit the Plimoth Grist Mill. Learn the story of the grist (corn grinding) mill built by the Pilgrims in Plymouth Colony. After more than a decade of laboriously grinding corn by hand in wooden mortars, the colony authorized the construction of a water-powered corn grinding mill on Town Brook in 1636.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel.

Lodging: John Carver Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1225 Iyanough Rd.
Route 132 & Bearse's Way
Hyannis, MA 02601 USA
phone: 855-861-4370
web: www.capecodderresort.com

Room amenities: All rooms feature direct-dial telephones, voice mail, modem capabilities, in-room movies and individual climate control.

Facility amenities: Wave Pool Fitness Center Restaurants Room Service Entertainment Spa Playground & Sports Landscaped Courtyard Gift Shop

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

Additional nights after: Call Program Coordinator


Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Three: Tuesday, July 09 - Pilgrim Hall Museum/Heritage Museum and Gardens i...
Note: Today you will spend the afternoon walking the grounds of Heritage Museum & Gardens. Enjoying the beautiful grounds requires walking on paved paths included portions with small hills. Walking for up to 1.5 hours with some standing stops along the way. To be comfortable throughout the day we encourage wearing sneakers, casual clothes and remember to protect yourself from the sun

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Spend time exploring the Pilgrim Hall Museum, the nation’s oldest continuously–operating public museum before boarding the bus to drive to Sandwich.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch at the Heritage Museum and Gardens.

Afternoon: Explore the garden labyrinth at the Heritage Museum and Gardens, visit the antique car exhibit and the American folk art exhibit, and ride the carousel with a museum educator. Finish the day with an Autos & Assembly Lines workshop This interactive and fun activity provides participants with an understanding of Henry Ford’s innovative use of the assembly line to revolutionize the automotive industry. Participants will test their knowledge of the six simple machines, act out an assembly line, and then work in small groups to complete a LEGO-building competition. Take a bus to Hyannis.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel.

Evening: Enjoy an evening of games at the hotel

Lodging: Cape Codder Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1225 Iyanough Rd.
Route 132 & Bearse's Way
Hyannis, MA 02601 USA
phone: 855-861-4370
web: www.capecodderresort.com

Room amenities: All rooms feature direct-dial telephones, voice mail, modem capabilities, in-room movies and individual climate control.

Facility amenities: Wave Pool Fitness Center Restaurants Room Service Entertainment Spa Playground & Sports Landscaped Courtyard Gift Shop

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

Additional nights after: Call Program Coordinator


Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Four: Wednesday, July 10 - Whale Watch/Free time
Note: To get on and off whale watch you will be walking on a ramp. Depending on the tide this ramp may be at an incline or decline. To be comfortable on the whale watch we encourage wearing sneakers, bringing a light jacket or sweatshirt (it is usually 10-15 degrees cooler on the ocean), and remember to protect yourself from the sun

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: Take a whale watch out of Barnstable Harbor. Throughout your whale watching adventure, expert naturalists will share an intriguing look into the "wonderful world of whales". They will also provide commentary on the local ecology and history of this unique area.

Lunch: Lunch on the whale watch boat.

Afternoon: Free Time. Enjoy the hotels wave pool or ask your group leader for free time suggestions.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel.

Lodging: Cape Codder Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1225 Iyanough Rd.
Route 132 & Bearse's Way
Hyannis, MA 02601 USA
phone: 855-861-4370
web: www.capecodderresort.com

Room amenities: All rooms feature direct-dial telephones, voice mail, modem capabilities, in-room movies and individual climate control.

Facility amenities: Wave Pool Fitness Center Restaurants Room Service Entertainment Spa Playground & Sports Landscaped Courtyard Gift Shop

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

Additional nights after: Call Program Coordinator


Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Five: Thursday, July 11 - Tide Pool Exploration/Science at Sea: Oceanquest ...
Note: The tide pool exploration takes place on a remote part of the beach, there are no seating areas. To explore the tide pools you will be walking and standing on sand, rocks, and seaweed beds for 1 1/2 hours. Portions of the morning may be standing on slippery surfaces. We require that everyone wears sneakers or sturdy water shoes .Be prepared to get wet, wear a bathing suit or clothes that you don't mind getting wet. Pack a towel, change of clothes/shoes, sweatshirt and sun protection for the day

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: Discover life along the coast on a tide pool exploration. On this fun hands on learning adventure you will learn about: Adaptation: Find an example of a bodily adaptation (plant or animal) that enhances survival in a harsh environment. Describe how an animal's behavioral adaptations can increase its chances for survival. •Change: Describe changes that may occur during a day, year or long-term geological basis. Describe how these changes will affect an animal or plant. •Habitat: Find two or three microhabitats and explain how they differ. Describe an organism likely to live in each environment. •Ecosystem: Explain what makes the coastal environment unique to other environments. List five animals and three plants found in each coastal environment. •Energy Cycle: Explain the significance of the sun to the shore environment. Explain why the death of any organism is a necessary part of living. •Human Impact: Give examples of human impact on the shore, both positive and negative. Suggest how humans can lessen negative or strengthen positive impacts. •Interdependence: Describe an animal and/or plant relationship on the shore or in the marsh that demonstrates interdependence. Find a section where an interdependence link has been broken, and identify the cause of the disruption. Participants will connect to the natural world by making themselves part of that world. A personalized approach to "scientific" learning will make participants aware of the vital role THEY play in the health of the world.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Enjoy an ocean cruise that will actively engage participants in learning oceanography through first-hand observations of natural marine phenomena and data collection. Discover the wonders of ocean science aboard a fully certified and equipped research vessel. As 'guest' scientists, you will rotate from station to station, accompanied by professional scientists, educators and mariners. Collect samples of seawater and learn how weather affects sampling; sample bottom communities using traps, trawl or dredge and collect surface organisms with plankton nets. A great way to learn more about Cape Cod's ecological systems! * You will embark and disembark vessel via a small ladder.*

Dinner: Final Dinner

Evening: Enjoy a bonfire on the hotel grounds.

Lodging: Cape Codder Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, July 12 - Hyannis Maritime Museum
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: Explore the Cape Cod Maritime Museum and do a hands-on activity

Lunch: Enjoy a boxed lunch while you head back to Plymouth via coach.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Plymouth, MA
General InformationWebsite with lists of things to do in the area.
For additional information, visit: www.seeplymouth.com
General overviewWebsite with lists of things to do in the area.
For additional information, visit: www.capecodchamber.org
Hyannis, MA
General OverviewHyannis visitor's center website.
For additional information, visit: www.hyannis.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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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
7 Hands-on experiences

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