After you receive your room assignment, you will also get an arrival packet containing your name tag(s), up-to-date schedule, and other important information we will review during orientation this evening.
The daily schedule that follows is an outline of what has been planned. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to weather and other local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible.Dinner: Dinner is a buffet in the Empire Café (dining hall) with a variety of choices. Grandparents are responsible for supervising their grandchildren in their selections.
The college food service is supervised by the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI) and offers opportunities for OCCI students to work under the direction of industry professionals who produce tasty and healthful meals made from scratch everyday.Evening: WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS: Meet the program staff and begin getting to know your fellow participants and culinary adventurers.
ORIENTATION: We will have an informative overview of the program including a review of the updated daily schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, your gear, and answer any questions you may have.
PRESENTATION: Learn about food history along the Southern Oregon Coast going all the way back to ancient Native Americans.Lodging: Southwestern Oregon Community CollegeMeals Included: Dinner
We will travel to a farm in the Fairview mountain valley of Coquille, explore the farm and learn which berries to pick by color and the best gathering techniques. Then spend a beautiful summer morning picking delicious Southern Oregon Blueberries. You can eat berries as you pick them, but be sure to save as much as you can for this afternoon’s demonstration.Lunch: Enjoy a picnic lunch.Afternoon: HANDS ON COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Back on campus, we will learn about jams and make jams you can take home to enjoy with family and friends. In addition to making jams, tonight’s menu calls for homemade berry pies for dessert. As OCCI's chef's will have fun demonstrating how to prepare oysters.Dinner: Top off dinner with some of the scrumptious blueberry pies you helped to make.Evening: INFORMAL TIME: What did you have the most fun doing today?Lodging: Southwestern Oregon Community CollegeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Returning to campus, OCCCI's chef will demonstrate the various uses of the greens and berries you picked and will demonstrate how to use them to add flavor to your dishes.Dinner: Enjoy the fruits of your labors and more!Evening: INFORMAL TIME: By now you've gotten into the rhythm of Southern Oregon, a very special place.Lodging: Southwestern Oregon Community CollegeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HANDS ON: “Oregon Chef” Competition. Test your skills in a friendly competition. Each grandparent-grandchild team will be given a basket of foods used in menus during the week to create a three-course meal. The dishes will be presented to three judges, who will announce the first-ever Road Scholar “Oregon Chef”!Lunch: Each team's delicious dishes will be their lunch .Afternoon: EXCURSION: Dune Buggy Ride. Relax after the competition with a scenic Oregon big dune buggy ride that covers up to 10 miles of shifting, rolling sand dunes.Dinner: Farewell Dinner/Dessert in the OCCI Lobby.Evening: INFORMAL TIME: The program is coming to an end, so enjoy this last evening in the company of new friends and, of course, "grands"!Lodging: Southwestern Oregon Community CollegeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
For your convenience, check-out from Lighthouse Depot will be 9:00am-11:00am.
We hope you have enjoyed this exciting new program and will return for other rewarding Road Scholar learning adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!Meals Included: Breakfast