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Program #16204RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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: Hotel

Contact info:
3291 Market Street Extension
Warren, PA 16365 USA
phone: 814-723-2722
web: hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/hotels/accommodations.jhtml?ctyhocn=WARPAHX

Room amenities: High Speed Internet, coffee maker, hair dryer Iron/ironing board.

Facility amenities: Pool, fitness area, business center and coin operated laundry. Children's video rental.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for pricing
Contingent on availability

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 28 - Welcome and orientation. Ice-breakers, introducti...
Welcome and orientation. Ice-breakers, introduction of staff and presentation of the week's activities.

Arrive To: Check-in and program registration is from 3-5pm.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner prepared especially to satisfy young and mature pallets. Afterward, we will familiarize the group with the facilities, introduce the naturalists who are hosting you for the week, and enjoy fun ice-breakers as you get to know your fellow Road Scholars.

Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites Warren

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
3291 Market Street Extension
Warren, PA 16365 USA
phone: 814-723-2722
web: hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/hotels/accommodations.jhtml?ctyhocn=WARPAHX

Room amenities: High Speed Internet, coffee maker, hair dryer Iron/ironing board.

Facility amenities: Pool, fitness area, business center and coin operated laundry. Children's video rental.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for pricing
Contingent on availability

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 29 - Welcome to the Audubon Center and Sanctuary, and ...
Welcome to the Audubon Center and Sanctuary, and an introduction to the week's explorations.

Breakfast: Continental breakfast with cereal, hot dishes and more provided by the Hampton Inn.

Morning: Discover the exhibits and trails of the Audubon Center and Sanctuary of Jamestown, which will be our headquarters as we learn about insects, birds, salamanders, and more. Get a chance to look at some of the books, nets and other tools we will be using through the week.

Lunch: Lunch and relaxation. Lunch with selections specially prepared to offer a fun and healthy meal for everybody. Enjoy it outside or on the third floor "Sky Room" of the Nature Center, with a view that often will include ospreys and eagles hunting over Big Pond.

Afternoon: We'll return to the hotel and dive into journalling with the grandchildren. Journals are a map of our experiences for the week. We'll learn how to incorporate our scientific finds of the day with the experiences and memories of working with grandparents. As we finish journals, there will be free time to enjoy the pool, lawn games or just relax.

Afternoon: Introduction to Field Ecology. Discover some of the most common insects and spiders to be found in local fields through a quick introduction. We will then teach the basics of using an insect net before heading out to catch, identify and release some of the local insects. We'll be using insect field guides, nets, and magnifiers in our quest to identify the local insects, while our naturalists add interesting facts and stories about what is found.

Dinner: Dinner will be at a nearby local restaurant, followed by movie night at the hotel. We will provide a short movie that has to do with the day and popcorn.

Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites Warren

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
3291 Market Street Extension
Warren, PA 16365 USA
phone: 814-723-2722
web: hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/hotels/accommodations.jhtml?ctyhocn=WARPAHX

Room amenities: High Speed Internet, coffee maker, hair dryer Iron/ironing board.

Facility amenities: Pool, fitness area, business center and coin operated laundry. Children's video rental.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for pricing
Contingent on availability

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 30 - Morning Bird Banding and afternoon rock outcroppi...
Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet at the Hampton Inn.

Morning: Join a professional researcher as he hangs mist nets to catch small birds and outfits them with metal tags for future identification. You may even get a chance to hold a bird.

Lunch: We'll take a brown bag lunch and get an early start to Kinzua Dam and Jake's Rocks.

Afternoon: Jake's Rocks is an amazing rock formation in the Allegheny National Forest that is home to one of our most unique ecosystems. These huge rocks are sometimes as large as buildings. Grandparents and grandchildren will split up for awhile to explore the rocks, overlooks and trails with guides. Afterward, we'll join together again to share what we discovered.

Dinner: We'll journal for awhile on our return, then have some free time before heading out for a campfire dinner at Audubon.

Evening: Update journals and share highlights of the day. Then take an evening walk to campfire with s'mores and night bugs.

Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites Warren

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
3291 Market Street Extension
Warren, PA 16365 USA
phone: 814-723-2722
web: hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/hotels/accommodations.jhtml?ctyhocn=WARPAHX

Room amenities: High Speed Internet, coffee maker, hair dryer Iron/ironing board.

Facility amenities: Pool, fitness area, business center and coin operated laundry. Children's video rental.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for pricing
Contingent on availability

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 31 - Morning for your own discovery. Explore for salam...
Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet at the Hampton Inn.

Morning: Enjoy a morning off to explore the world with your grandchildren on your own. You can sleep in if you want, or get up early and head out for a special time of your choice. Local attractions include Midway Park Amusement Park, Chautauqua Gorge for hiking, the Summer Wind boat tour of Chautauqua Lake, the JSB Ice Arena, the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Center, the Robert H. Jackson Center, the Fenton History Museum. There is also marvelous hiking at the Hatch Run Conservation Area, Anders Run Old Growth Forest, and in the Allegheny National Forest.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch at noon at the hotel before we head back to Audubon for a relaxed afternoon.

Afternoon: Explore the Underworld at Audubon. Many things live under the logs at Audubon, including lungless salamanders and more. Grandparents and grandchildren will pair up to search under logs and rocks at Audubon to see what animals live underground at Audubon. (And don't worry! There are no venomous snakes on our property!)

Dinner: Grandchildren will journal before dinner followed by movie night at the hotel.

Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites Warren

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
3291 Market Street Extension
Warren, PA 16365 USA
phone: 814-723-2722
web: hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/hotels/accommodations.jhtml?ctyhocn=WARPAHX

Room amenities: High Speed Internet, coffee maker, hair dryer Iron/ironing board.

Facility amenities: Pool, fitness area, business center and coin operated laundry. Children's video rental.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for pricing
Contingent on availability

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, August 01 - Morning birding and kayaking or canoeing with aft...
Morning birding and kayaking or canoeing with afternoon Monarch butterfly study

Breakfast: Bird walk and breakfast: For the bird lovers in the group, set that alarm early and leave the front entrance at 6:30 am for a bird walk with a local expert. Buffet breakfast for all in the hotel.

Morning: return

Lunch: Enjoy a morning kayak adventure on the slow water of the Conewango Creek. Expect to see herons, ospreys, turtles and more! You never know what may be around the next bend.

Afternoon: Get a hands on experience with the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. We'll take caterpillars and butterflies in hand and learn as much as we can about them and their lives.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel with a slideshow of photos from the week.

Evening: We'll wrap up the week with skits and fun, as well as a sharing circle to remember the highlights of the week.

Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites Warren

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, August 02 - What's in that water and muddy muck? Learn water ...
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the dormitory

Morning: Many insects begin their lives under water. Search along the banks and even enter into the ponds and streams for insects, adults, nymphs and exuviae. Find out how these provide essential clues, not just about dragonflies and insects, but also about the health of the waters in which they live. Is pollution threatening to wipe out the population? As citizen scientists, you will uncover the answers.

Lunch: Prepare a lunch to eat at the hotel, or make it to go if you want to get on the road.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Jamestown, New York
Chautauqua County Visitors BureauIncludes accommodations, restaurants, attractions and links to many tourist related businesses.
For additional information, visit: www.tourchautauqua.com
Chautauqua InstitutionEducation, religion, arts and recreation, all available daily. Chautauqua is a community of people seeking life-long learning and growth. Many of the visitors who return to Chautauqua year after year describe it as an experience rather than a vacation -- a place for renewal. The Chautauqua Institution was founded on the belief that everyone “has a right to be all that he can be -- to know all that he can know.” The experiences come in many forms. A dramatic lakeside setting and the beauty of its National Historic Landmark architecture (it was designated a National Historic Landmark June 30, 1989) make the Chautauqua Institution a thriving community where visitors come to find intellectual and spiritual growth and renewal. 716-357-6200
For additional information, visit: www.ciweb.org
Fenton History CenterReuben E. Fenton was Governor of New York State from 1865 to 1869. He also served in the US Congress (1853-1864) and US Senate 1869-1875). As one of the founders of the Republican Party, he was a close political associate of Abraham Lincoln. The Fenton History Center provides educational and cultural opportunities for the residents of Chautauqua County and its visitors through the collection, preservation and exhibition of artifacts and archival materials pertaining to Jamestown and Chautauqua County, New York. Governor Fenton, who made his fortune in the lumbering business, commissioned local architect Aaron Hall to design and build a mansion in 1863. A typical example of Italian Villa style architecture, the Fenton Mansion was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. 67 Washington Street, Jamestown, NY 14701 Phone (716) 664-6256 Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm Library Open Monday Evenings 4:00pm - 9:00pm Admission: Adult $5.00, Child $4.00 (12 and under )
For additional information, visit: www.fentonhistorycenter.org
Jamestown JammersMinor league baseball at its finest. Russell E. Diethrick, Jr. Park 485 Falconer Street Jamestown, NY 14701 Phone: (716) 664-0915
For additional information, visit: jamestown.jammers.milb.com
Lily DaleSince it was established in 1879, Lily Dale has been the world’s largest center for spiritual development and the practice of the Spiritualist religion. For nearly 130 years, Lily Dale has offered a world-renowned summer program of lectures, workshops and other activities featuring best-selling authors, leaders in academic and scientific research into psychic phenomena, as well as the world’s most powerful mediums, teachers and healers. Lily Dale is widely known as a place where knowledge and enlightenment converge in ways that deepen faith and heighten awareness. The energy of the universal life force can be felt, experienced and developed here in this serene 19th century lakeside community surrounded by towering, old-growth forest. Daily Pass (24 hours) $10.00 per person 6:00 pm - Midnight $5.00 per person Lily Dale Assembly, 5 Melrose Park, PO Box 248 Lily Dale, NY 14752 Phone: (716) 595-8721
For additional information, visit: www.lilydaleassembly.com
Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz CenterThe Queen of Comedy, Lucille Ball, was born and grew up in Jamestown and often visited even after attaining stardom. Downtown Jamestown holds the official museum, gift shop and stage sets from the Lucy Show. Call for availability of tours. 877-LUCY-FAN The Lucy-Desi Center manages three unique visitor facilities! All observe the same hours of operation and are open daily except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day and New Year’s Eve and Day. THE LUCY-DESI MUSEUM 212 Pine Street, Jamestown, NY 14701 Admission Prices:$6 Adult; $5 Senior (60+); $4Youth (6-18) THE DESILU PLAYHOUSE 2 W. Third Street, Jamestown, NY 14701 Admission Prices: $10 Adult; $9 Senior (60+);$8 Lucy-Desi Museum Members; $7 Youth (6-18) Admission THE LUCY-DESI CENTER GIFT SHOP 300 N. Main Street, Jamestown, NY 14701 There is no charge to visit the Gift Shop. Visitor Hours: Mondays - Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
For additional information, visit: www.lucy-desi.com
Niagara FallsOne of the wonders of North America. View the falls from the American or Canadian side. Enjoy museums and Casinos. Something for everyone.
For additional information, visit: www.niagarafallslive.com
Robert H. Jackson CenterRobert H. Jackson was a self-educated lawyer, who became a Supreme Court Justice, and was the United State's Judge at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II. The museum is located in the Alonzo Kent Mansion, an 1860's mansion in downtown Jamestown. 305 East Fourth Street, Jamestown, New York 14701 Telephone: 716-483-6646
For additional information, visit: www.roberthjackson.org

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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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