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WEST SWANZEY, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Verdi 200, Effervescent Operetta, and the Courage to Create Beauty

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Program #21055RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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 Aug 18 — Aug 23, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere

Contact info:
220 W. Shore Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446 USA
phone: 603-352-0443
web: www.pilgrimpines.org

Room amenities: Wifi is available in some rooms and Meetinghouse

Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available.

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

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Sunday, August 18 - Afternoon arrival/check in and Orientation
Note: After Check-in you are invited to enjoy the beach, open for swimming, canoeing and relaxing.

Afternoon: Registration begins at 3:00-3:30 p.m.in Mayflower Lodge - Office where you will receive a welcome packet with a an updated schedule, emergency information, and information about the campus. Coffee and snacks, 3:30-5:00 p.m

Dinner: Dinner will be served buffet style, 6:00 p.m in the Mayflower Dining Room featuring a salad bar, meat and vegetable entrée, dessert, coffee and choice of drinks. (Gluten free and vegetarian meals are available upon request).

Evening: Orientation will begin at 7:30 p.m. It will include introductions of instructors, review of schedule for the week, safety guidelines, emergency procedures and an oppotunity to begin to become acqainted with other participants.

Lodging: Pilgrim Pines

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere

Contact info:
220 W. Shore Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446 USA
phone: 603-352-0443
web: www.pilgrimpines.org

Room amenities: Wifi is available in some rooms and Meetinghouse

Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available.

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

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Monday, August 19 - Introduction to Effervescent Operetta, Courage to...
Introduction to Effervescent Operetta, Courage to create beauty, Verdi 200, Boat rides on Swanzey Lake, canoeing, swimming, hiking

Note: There will be an pportunity for an organized Hike, Patoon Boat rides,and free time for waterfront activities.

Breakfast: Breakfast, 8:00 a.m in the lodge.

Morning: Class one, 9:00 a.m. Effervescent Operetta Break Class two, 10:45 a.m. - Verdi 200

Lunch: Lunch, 12:30 p.m. in the lodge

Afternoon: 1:30 p.m. Free TIme - Options will include swimming, canoeing, golf, tennis, and hiking. Boat rides will be offered along with a hike to tippin rock.

Dinner: Dinner, 6:00 p.m in lodge

Evening: Class three, 7:15 p.m. - Courage to create beauty

Evening: Evening snacks and fun 8:45 p.m.

Lodging: Pilgrim Pines

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

Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere

Contact info:
220 W. Shore Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446 USA
phone: 603-352-0443
web: www.pilgrimpines.org

Room amenities: Wifi is available in some rooms and Meetinghouse

Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available.

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

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, August 20 - Effervescent Operetta, courage to create beauty, ...
Effervescent Operetta, courage to create beauty, Verdi 200, Hart Family in Concert, Covered Bridge tour

Note: Tour of six Covered Bridges of Cheshire County by Maxi-van and Swimming in Swanzey Lake

Breakfast: Breakfast in the lodge

Morning: Class one at 9:00 am - Effervescent Operetta Break Class two at 10:45 am - Verdi 200

Lunch: Lunch at 12:30 pm in the lodge.

Afternoon: 1:30 p.m. Tour by maxi vans of covered bridges of Chesire County. 4:00 p.m. Class three - Courage to create beauty

Dinner: Dinner at 6:00 pm in the lodge

Evening: 7:30 p.m. Hart family in concert Craig, operatic bass, Susan, piano coach along with their children will present a concert featuring, opera classical, broadway and fun selections.

Lodging: Pilgrim Pines

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

Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere

Contact info:
220 W. Shore Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446 USA
phone: 603-352-0443
web: www.pilgrimpines.org

Room amenities: Wifi is available in some rooms and Meetinghouse

Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available.

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

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, August 21 - Tour of Monadnock Region by maxi-vans, A celebrat...
Tour of Monadnock Region by maxi-vans, A celebration of Verdi's 200th birthday.

Note: Tour of the Monadnock region - place to be determined by weather and interests of the Road Scholars.

Breakfast: Breakfast at 8:00 am in the lodge.

Morning: Class one at 9:00 am - Effervescent Operetta Break Class two at 10:45 am - Courage to create beauty

Lunch: Lunch at 12:30 pm in the lodge.

Afternoon: Tour of Monadnock Region by maxi-vans. The place will be determined by interest of Road Scholars and weather permitting. Late afternoon there will be opportunities for swimming and canoeing..

Dinner: Dinner at 6:00 pm in the lodge.

Evening: Class three at 7:15 p.m. - Wednesday night at the Opera - A Verdi Opera to celebrate his 200th Birthday

Lodging: Pilgrim Pines

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

Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere

Contact info:
220 W. Shore Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446 USA
phone: 603-352-0443
web: www.pilgrimpines.org

Room amenities: Wifi is available in some rooms and Meetinghouse

Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available.

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

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Five: Thursday, August 22 - Effervescent operetta, courage to create beauty, ...
Note: Excursion to Keene during free time abd waterfront activities, canoeing and swmming. Participate in Homespun where Road Scholars are invited to share a poem, story, song, etc.

Breakfast: Breakfast at 8:00 am in the lodge.

Morning: Class one at 9:00 am - Effervescent Operetta Break Class two at 10:45 am - Courage to create beauty

Lunch: Lunch at 12:30 pm in the lodge.

Afternoon: 1:30 p.m. Free Time - Options - will include waterfront activities and an excursion to Keene. 4:00 p.m. Class three - Verdi 200

Dinner: Dinner at 6:00 pm in the lodge.

Evening: 7:30 pm Road Scholars are invited to participate in a Homespun event where they share their favorite story, poem, creative writing, song, joke, etc.

Evening: Following the program we will make our own sundaes.

Lodging: Pilgrim Pines

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, August 23 - Effervescent operetta, courage to create beauty, ...
Effervescent operetta, courage to create beauty, Verdi 200, check out of rooms and farewell luncheons.

Note: Check out of rooms, wrap up of classes and farewell luncheon

Breakfast: Breakfast at 7:45 am in the lodge.

Morning: Class one, 8:45 a.m.- Effervescent Operetta Check out of Rooms, 9:45 a.m., Class two, 10:15 a.m. - Courage to create beauty Class three, 11:15 a.m. - Verdi 200

Lunch: Farewell luncheon, 12:15 p.m. in the lodge.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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West Swanzey
New Hampshire Division of Travel and TourismState of New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development 172 Pembroke Road P.O. Box 1856 Concord, New Hampshire 03302-1856 Fax: 603-271-6870 or travel@dred.state.nh.us To order your vacation kit please call: 800-FUN-IN-NH (386-4664) To speak with one of our Division office staff please call: 603-271-2665
For additional information, visit: www.visitnh.gov/

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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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15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
13 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
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