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Program #15881RJ
7 Days | 6 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.
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Elevation Note
Monastery is located at 4000 feet.

Itinerary for Jul 1 — Jul 7, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: The Road Scholar is held in a retreat center phyiscally attached to a small Benedictine Monastery. Participants may share in the monastic prayers if they wish.

Contact info:
541 East--100 South
Jerome, ID 83338 USA
phone: 208-324-2377 x202
web: www.idahomonks.org

Room amenities: All air conditioned, with outside window. All open onto pleasant, quiet lounge area. Four single rooms, used when the main facility is full, are available in an annex. These rooms have private bath and shower, but are more rustic.

Facility amenities: Air conditioned. Free snack bar, laundry, private baths, RV spaces with ordinary household electricity (30 AMP only) and access to showers (limited water hookups; no dump site on the premises). Facility provides nice panorama to the south over the Magic Valley and the town of Twin Falls with mountains in the background.

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

Additional nights before: Dbl occupancy: $25 per pers.
Accommodations for extra nights may be, but are not always, available. Extra meals: breakfast $4; lunch $5; supper $7.

Check in time: 1:30 PM


Day One: Monday, July 01 - Social and dinner prepared by professional chef, ...
Social and dinner prepared by professional chef, get acquainted meeting.

Dinner: 5:50 Social; 6:15 Dinner. The program officially begins with a social at which soft drinks, beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres are available. It is followed by dinner.

Evening: 7:30 PM Orientation to the facility and its amenities, the program and the instructors and introductions of participants.

Lodging: Monastery of the Ascension

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: The Road Scholar is held in a retreat center phyiscally attached to a small Benedictine Monastery. Participants may share in the monastic prayers if they wish.

Contact info:
541 East--100 South
Jerome, ID 83338 USA
phone: 208-324-2377 x202
web: www.idahomonks.org

Room amenities: All air conditioned, with outside window. All open onto pleasant, quiet lounge area. Four single rooms, used when the main facility is full, are available in an annex. These rooms have private bath and shower, but are more rustic.

Facility amenities: Air conditioned. Free snack bar, laundry, private baths, RV spaces with ordinary household electricity (30 AMP only) and access to showers (limited water hookups; no dump site on the premises). Facility provides nice panorama to the south over the Magic Valley and the town of Twin Falls with mountains in the background.

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

Additional nights before: Dbl occupancy: $25 per pers.
Accommodations for extra nights may be, but are not always, available. Extra meals: breakfast $4; lunch $5; supper $7.

Check in time: 1:30 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, July 02 - Historical overview: England in 1400. Life in a v...
Historical overview: England in 1400. Life in a village, monastery, university and castle; building a "cathedral" (Pillars of the Earth). Replica clothing reflecting English fashion of the time.

Breakfast: 8 AM All meals are served in the dining room.

Morning: 9:00 - 10:15 Overview of England in 1400 10:30 - 11:30 Life in a Medieval Village 11:30-11:55 Movement

Lunch: 12:10 Dining room.

Afternoon: 1:00 - 2:30 Life in a Medieval Village, Monastery and University 2:45 - 4:45 Life in a Castle

Dinner:

Evening: 7:15 - 8:45 Building a "cathedral": Pillars of the Earth

Lodging: Monastery of the Ascension

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

Description: The Road Scholar is held in a retreat center phyiscally attached to a small Benedictine Monastery. Participants may share in the monastic prayers if they wish.

Contact info:
541 East--100 South
Jerome, ID 83338 USA
phone: 208-324-2377 x202
web: www.idahomonks.org

Room amenities: All air conditioned, with outside window. All open onto pleasant, quiet lounge area. Four single rooms, used when the main facility is full, are available in an annex. These rooms have private bath and shower, but are more rustic.

Facility amenities: Air conditioned. Free snack bar, laundry, private baths, RV spaces with ordinary household electricity (30 AMP only) and access to showers (limited water hookups; no dump site on the premises). Facility provides nice panorama to the south over the Magic Valley and the town of Twin Falls with mountains in the background.

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

Additional nights before: Dbl occupancy: $25 per pers.
Accommodations for extra nights may be, but are not always, available. Extra meals: breakfast $4; lunch $5; supper $7.

Check in time: 1:30 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, July 03 - Chaucer's Canterbury Tales; Books of Hours; build...
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales; Books of Hours; building a "cathedral" (continued).

Breakfast: 8 AM All meals are prepared in the monastery kitchen and served in the dining room.

Morning: 9:00 - 11:30 Chaucer (d. ca. 1400): Canterbury Tales

Lunch: 12:10 Dining room.

Afternoon: 1:00 - 3:00 Books of Hours

Dinner: 6:00 l Dinner

Evening: 7:15-8:45 Building a Cathedral (Pillars of the Earth)

Lodging: Monastery of the Ascension

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

Description: The Road Scholar is held in a retreat center phyiscally attached to a small Benedictine Monastery. Participants may share in the monastic prayers if they wish.

Contact info:
541 East--100 South
Jerome, ID 83338 USA
phone: 208-324-2377 x202
web: www.idahomonks.org

Room amenities: All air conditioned, with outside window. All open onto pleasant, quiet lounge area. Four single rooms, used when the main facility is full, are available in an annex. These rooms have private bath and shower, but are more rustic.

Facility amenities: Air conditioned. Free snack bar, laundry, private baths, RV spaces with ordinary household electricity (30 AMP only) and access to showers (limited water hookups; no dump site on the premises). Facility provides nice panorama to the south over the Magic Valley and the town of Twin Falls with mountains in the background.

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

Additional nights before: Dbl occupancy: $25 per pers.
Accommodations for extra nights may be, but are not always, available. Extra meals: breakfast $4; lunch $5; supper $7.

Check in time: 1:30 PM


Day Four: Thursday, July 04 - Chaucer; visit to family dairies (compare farm li...
Chaucer; visit to family dairies (compare farm life in 1400, and the 21st century). Ride on Snake River in pontoon boats (very smooth and safe) with guides to tell about local history.

Note: The two dairies we will visit are small (less than 100 cows) family operations, in sharp contrast to the large (1000-10,000 cows) dairies which dot south central Idaho. One delivers milk in glass bottles and makes superb ice cream; the other makes custom cheeses. We will sample both the ice cream and the cheese. / The local outfitter who will provide pontoon boat ride, will tell about the Snake River, its canyon and the settling on the Twin Falls area. Probably will see BASE jumpers also.

Breakfast: 8 AM Dining room.

Morning: 9:00 - 11:30 Chaucer 11:30-11:55 Movement

Lunch: 12:10 lunch

Afternoon: 1:00 PM board bus for visit to Ballard's Dairy in Godding & Cloverleaf Creamery and Dairy in Buhl; imagine the difference and continuity between farm life in 1400 England early 21st-century Idaho. If time allows, we will also visit the Hagerman Fossil Beds headquarters and Oregon Trail site.

Dinner: 5:45 Picnic at Centennial Park

Evening: 7:00 - 9:00 Pontoon boat trip in the Snake River Canyon

Lodging: Monastery of the Ascension

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

Description: The Road Scholar is held in a retreat center phyiscally attached to a small Benedictine Monastery. Participants may share in the monastic prayers if they wish.

Contact info:
541 East--100 South
Jerome, ID 83338 USA
phone: 208-324-2377 x202
web: www.idahomonks.org

Room amenities: All air conditioned, with outside window. All open onto pleasant, quiet lounge area. Four single rooms, used when the main facility is full, are available in an annex. These rooms have private bath and shower, but are more rustic.

Facility amenities: Air conditioned. Free snack bar, laundry, private baths, RV spaces with ordinary household electricity (30 AMP only) and access to showers (limited water hookups; no dump site on the premises). Facility provides nice panorama to the south over the Magic Valley and the town of Twin Falls with mountains in the background.

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

Additional nights before: Dbl occupancy: $25 per pers.
Accommodations for extra nights may be, but are not always, available. Extra meals: breakfast $4; lunch $5; supper $7.

Check in time: 1:30 PM


Day Five: Friday, July 05 - Medieval music and dance; medieval "household boo...
Breakfast: 8 AM Dining room.

Morning: 9:00 - 11:30 Music & Dance 11:30-11:55 Movement

Lunch: 12:10 Dining room.

Afternoon: 1:00 - 3:30 William Langland; household books

Dinner: .

Evening: 7:15-8:30 Medieval Dance

Lodging: Monastery of the Ascension

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

Description: The Road Scholar is held in a retreat center phyiscally attached to a small Benedictine Monastery. Participants may share in the monastic prayers if they wish.

Contact info:
541 East--100 South
Jerome, ID 83338 USA
phone: 208-324-2377 x202
web: www.idahomonks.org

Room amenities: All air conditioned, with outside window. All open onto pleasant, quiet lounge area. Four single rooms, used when the main facility is full, are available in an annex. These rooms have private bath and shower, but are more rustic.

Facility amenities: Air conditioned. Free snack bar, laundry, private baths, RV spaces with ordinary household electricity (30 AMP only) and access to showers (limited water hookups; no dump site on the premises). Facility provides nice panorama to the south over the Magic Valley and the town of Twin Falls with mountains in the background.

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

Additional nights before: Dbl occupancy: $25 per pers.
Accommodations for extra nights may be, but are not always, available. Extra meals: breakfast $4; lunch $5; supper $7.

Check in time: 1:30 PM


Day Six: Saturday, July 06 - Bestiaries; Medieval art; social; harp concert
Breakfast: 9:00 AM Breakfast in dining room.

Morning: 10:00 - 11:30 Bestiaries 11:30 - 11:55 Movement

Lunch: 12:10 Dining room .

Afternoon: 1:00 - 3:00 Art

Dinner: 5:50 Social, followed by dinner.

Evening: 7:15 Harp Concert 8:00 Wrap up

Lodging: Monastery of the Ascension

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Sunday, July 07 - Breakfast available from 6 am.
Breakfast: Pick-up breakfast will be available from 6:00 AM. Breakfast will be served at 7:40 AM. The program concludes with breakfast on Sunday.

Meals Included: Breakfast


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Jerome, ID
General OverviewThe Monastery of the Ascension and its attached retreat center are located centrally in the Magic Valley, five miles east of Jerome and ten miles north of Twin Falls. The monastery is within two hours' drive of Boise (state capitol; churches; Birds of Prey Center), Glens Ferry (Oregon Trail Interpretative Center; Three Island State Park), Malad Gorge State Park, Sun Valley, Jackpot, NV, Craters of the Moon, City of Rocks, Silver Creek Preserve, 1000 Spings (e.g., the spectacular Niagara Springs), Hagerman Fossil Beds Headquarters and Museum (Hagerman, ID), and ice caves north of Shoshone. There a number of museums (e.g., at College of Southern Idaho and in Twin Falls and Jerome), antique stores and galleries, as well as numerous golf courses, several hot springs, and scenic boat rides in the Snake River Canyon.

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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
7 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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