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Restoration of the American Chestnut Tree

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Program #2638RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
Equipment Requirements
Comfortable clothing for working outdoors, rain gear, sunscreen, sun hat, work gloves. The site will provide galoshes and knee pads, but you may bring your own if you have them.

Itinerary for Jun 2 — Jun 7, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Small conference center with modern facilities, each room with a private bath. Located in a scenic but convenient location to downtown area attractions.

Contact info:
25236 Hillman Highway
Abingdon, VA 24210 USA
phone: 276-676-6180
web: www.ext.vt.edu/resources/4h/southwest

Room amenities: Air conditioning. Private bath.

Facility amenities: Air conditioning. Computer lab with access to the Internet. Communal comfort lobby with television, telephone and access to games and puzzles. Communal kitchen with access to microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker. 25 acres of woodland with walking trails. 53 acres of open land for recreation. Fishing pond. Outdoor swimming pool.

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

Additional nights before: $40.00 plus tax
Reservations for additional nights must be made in advance by calling 276-676-6180

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 02 - Arrival and Registration/Program Orientation
Arrive To: 3:00-5:00 pm registration at the Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center

Dinner: In the 4-H Center dining hall

Evening: Overview of the American Chestnut Research Farm and the work they do. Introduction to the service that participants will complete during the week. Get acquainted.

Lodging: Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center, Inc.

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Small conference center with modern facilities, each room with a private bath. Located in a scenic but convenient location to downtown area attractions.

Contact info:
25236 Hillman Highway
Abingdon, VA 24210 USA
phone: 276-676-6180
web: www.ext.vt.edu/resources/4h/southwest

Room amenities: Air conditioning. Private bath.

Facility amenities: Air conditioning. Computer lab with access to the Internet. Communal comfort lobby with television, telephone and access to games and puzzles. Communal kitchen with access to microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker. 25 acres of woodland with walking trails. 53 acres of open land for recreation. Fishing pond. Outdoor swimming pool.

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

Additional nights before: $40.00 plus tax
Reservations for additional nights must be made in advance by calling 276-676-6180

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 03 - Service at the Research Farm/Welcome to Abingdon
Breakfast: In 4-H Center dining hall

Morning: Inoculation demonstration. Work in the field at the research farm.

Lunch: Bagged lunch at the worksite

Afternoon: Field work continues through early afternoon. Rest and free time during late afternoon.

Dinner: in 4-H Center dining hall

Evening: A guided walk through historic downtown Abingdon and/or a visit to one of the many Arts Centers in the area.

Lodging: Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center, Inc.

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

Description: Small conference center with modern facilities, each room with a private bath. Located in a scenic but convenient location to downtown area attractions.

Contact info:
25236 Hillman Highway
Abingdon, VA 24210 USA
phone: 276-676-6180
web: www.ext.vt.edu/resources/4h/southwest

Room amenities: Air conditioning. Private bath.

Facility amenities: Air conditioning. Computer lab with access to the Internet. Communal comfort lobby with television, telephone and access to games and puzzles. Communal kitchen with access to microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker. 25 acres of woodland with walking trails. 53 acres of open land for recreation. Fishing pond. Outdoor swimming pool.

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

Additional nights before: $40.00 plus tax
Reservations for additional nights must be made in advance by calling 276-676-6180

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 04 - Service at the Research Farm/Evening performance ...
Service at the Research Farm/Evening performance by a local musician or musical group.

Breakfast: In 4-H Center dining hall

Morning: Continue inoculation work at the research farm

Lunch: Bagged lunch at the worksite

Afternoon: Field work continues through early afternoon. Rest and free time during late afternoon. An optional field trip to the local winery may be arranged

Dinner: At the 4-H Center dining hall

Evening: Enjoy a private musical performance by a local musician or musical group

Lodging: Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center, Inc.

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

Description: Small conference center with modern facilities, each room with a private bath. Located in a scenic but convenient location to downtown area attractions.

Contact info:
25236 Hillman Highway
Abingdon, VA 24210 USA
phone: 276-676-6180
web: www.ext.vt.edu/resources/4h/southwest

Room amenities: Air conditioning. Private bath.

Facility amenities: Air conditioning. Computer lab with access to the Internet. Communal comfort lobby with television, telephone and access to games and puzzles. Communal kitchen with access to microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker. 25 acres of woodland with walking trails. 53 acres of open land for recreation. Fishing pond. Outdoor swimming pool.

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

Additional nights before: $40.00 plus tax
Reservations for additional nights must be made in advance by calling 276-676-6180

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 05 - Service at the Research Farm/Barter Theatre
Breakfast: At the 4-H Center dining hall

Morning: Continue inoculation work at the research farm.

Lunch: Bag lunch at the work site.

Afternoon: Field work continues through early afternoon. Free time for the remainder of the afternoon.

Dinner: At the 4-H Center dining hall

Evening: Attend a performance at the world famous Barter Theatre, State Theatre of Virginia.

Lodging: Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center, Inc.

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

Description: Small conference center with modern facilities, each room with a private bath. Located in a scenic but convenient location to downtown area attractions.

Contact info:
25236 Hillman Highway
Abingdon, VA 24210 USA
phone: 276-676-6180
web: www.ext.vt.edu/resources/4h/southwest

Room amenities: Air conditioning. Private bath.

Facility amenities: Air conditioning. Computer lab with access to the Internet. Communal comfort lobby with television, telephone and access to games and puzzles. Communal kitchen with access to microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker. 25 acres of woodland with walking trails. 53 acres of open land for recreation. Fishing pond. Outdoor swimming pool.

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

Additional nights before: $40.00 plus tax
Reservations for additional nights must be made in advance by calling 276-676-6180

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 06 - Service at the Research Farm/Fine Dining
Breakfast: At the 4-H Center dining hall

Morning: Continue inoculation work at the research farm.

Lunch: Bagged lunch at the work site.

Afternoon: Field work continues through the early afternoon. Rest and free time for the remainder of the afternoon.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center, Inc.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 07 - Program Wrap-Up/Check-out
Breakfast: At the 4-H Center dining hall

Morning: The American Chestnut - What happens now? Wrap up session at the reserach farm.

Lunch: At the 4-H Center dining hall

Afternoon: Program ends at 1:00 pm. Check-out between 1:00-3:00 pm.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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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15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
2 Performances

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