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Program #4555RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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Itinerary for Jun 2 — Jun 7, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: octagonal shaped clusters have rooms with glass on three sides, many with view of the woods; oak furnishings include glider rockers

Contact info:
1032 Park Ave.
Mountain View, AR 72560 USA
phone: 180-026-4365 x5or8702693851
web: ozarkfolkcenter.com

Room amenities: small refrigerator, cable television, coffee maker/coffee, cement pad with outdoor furniture

Facility amenities: small refrigerator, cable television, coffee maker/coffee, private bath, telephone

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

Bathroom: one of our accessible rooms has a roll in shower

Additional nights before: $65.-75.
please call for availability 1-800-264-3655

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 02 - After dinner there will be an overview of schedu...
After dinner there will be an overview of schedule and get acquainted. Park bus will take participants to an informal, local music program.

Note: Should be able to get on & off bus; please let us know beforehand if bus with lift is needed.

Arrive To: Check-in @ Cabins at Dry Creek from 2-4pm.

Afternoon: Light snacks & get aquainted during check-in time; can pick up name badges & folders

Dinner: Dinner @ Skillet Restaurant

Evening: Transportation to one of the local, informal music programs known as Jimmy Driftwoods

Lodging: Cabins at the Dry Creek

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: octagonal shaped clusters have rooms with glass on three sides, many with view of the woods; oak furnishings include glider rockers

Contact info:
1032 Park Ave.
Mountain View, AR 72560 USA
phone: 180-026-4365 x5or8702693851
web: ozarkfolkcenter.com

Room amenities: small refrigerator, cable television, coffee maker/coffee, cement pad with outdoor furniture

Facility amenities: small refrigerator, cable television, coffee maker/coffee, private bath, telephone

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

Bathroom: one of our accessible rooms has a roll in shower

Additional nights before: $65.-75.
please call for availability 1-800-264-3655

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 03 - Guided walk/program in the Ozark National Forest;...
Guided walk/program in the Ozark National Forest; a picnic lunch followed by a guided tour of Blanchard Cave; after tour, short walk to Blanchard Springs before Park bus returns to Folk Center; evening program

Note: Should be able to walk 1 mile on forest path/hard top road/board walk; Cave tour is .6 mile on well lit, non skid surfaces w/hand rails on inclines;

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Skillet Restaurant at the Ozark Folk Center

Morning: A guided walk to learn more about Blanchard Spring and the Ozark people who first settled that area

Lunch: A picnic lunch in the Ozark National Forest @ Blanchard

Afternoon: A guided tour of Blanchard Springs Caverns and a self guided tour of Blanchard Springs

Dinner: Dinner @ the Skillet Restaurant @ the Folk Center

Evening: One of two programs, either music & musical instruments or a living history program about the White River

Lodging: Cabins at the Dry Creek

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: octagonal shaped clusters have rooms with glass on three sides, many with view of the woods; oak furnishings include glider rockers

Contact info:
1032 Park Ave.
Mountain View, AR 72560 USA
phone: 180-026-4365 x5or8702693851
web: ozarkfolkcenter.com

Room amenities: small refrigerator, cable television, coffee maker/coffee, cement pad with outdoor furniture

Facility amenities: small refrigerator, cable television, coffee maker/coffee, private bath, telephone

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

Bathroom: one of our accessible rooms has a roll in shower

Additional nights before: $65.-75.
please call for availability 1-800-264-3655

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 04 - Float the gently flowing White River in a rubber ...
Float the gently flowing White River in a rubber raft with Park staff as guide & paddler; evening program

Note: Should be able to get in and out of a rubber raft

Breakfast: Early morning breakfast @ the Skillet Restaurant

Morning: A staff guided float on the gently flowing White River; snack & water provided

Lunch: At the Folk Center upon return from the White River; time will depend on the level of the river, generally between noon and 12:20pm; snacks during the float.

Afternoon: Class varies; could be playparty games or old time square dance; however, if the river is low and the float has taken some time, then we may offer a free afternoon

Dinner: Dinner @ the Skillet Restaurant @ the Ozark Folk Center

Evening: Evening program on some aspect of the Ozarks; may be living history or may be about music & musical instruments

Lodging: Cabins at the Dry Creek

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: octagonal shaped clusters have rooms with glass on three sides, many with view of the woods; oak furnishings include glider rockers

Contact info:
1032 Park Ave.
Mountain View, AR 72560 USA
phone: 180-026-4365 x5or8702693851
web: ozarkfolkcenter.com

Room amenities: small refrigerator, cable television, coffee maker/coffee, cement pad with outdoor furniture

Facility amenities: small refrigerator, cable television, coffee maker/coffee, private bath, telephone

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

Bathroom: one of our accessible rooms has a roll in shower

Additional nights before: $65.-75.
please call for availability 1-800-264-3655

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 05 - Program on the Folk Center and the Ozarks; first ...
Program on the Folk Center and the Ozarks; first visit to Crafts Village; storytelling program @ noon; musicians give 30 minute concerts, hourly; attend the evening musical in Centers' large auditorium

Note: Craft area is fully accessible and has areas for sitting; shops are air conditioned

Breakfast: Breakfast @ the Folk Centers' full service restaurant

Morning: An orientation program about the Folk Center, its inception and other interesting aspects of this unique Arkansas State Park

Morning: First visit to the Craft Village and the artisans of the Folk Center w/break as needed

Lunch: Lunch @ the Skillet Restaurant

Lunch: Before lunch, there will be storytelling in the Crafts Village

Afternoon: One of a variety of programs highlighting some aspect of the Ozark way of life

Afternoon: Another time to visit the Crafts Village

Dinner: Once again, we'll be @ the Skillet Restaurant

Evening: First of the Folk Centers' evening musicals in the large auditorium @ the Park

Lodging: Cabins at the Dry Creek

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: octagonal shaped clusters have rooms with glass on three sides, many with view of the woods; oak furnishings include glider rockers

Contact info:
1032 Park Ave.
Mountain View, AR 72560 USA
phone: 180-026-4365 x5or8702693851
web: ozarkfolkcenter.com

Room amenities: small refrigerator, cable television, coffee maker/coffee, cement pad with outdoor furniture

Facility amenities: small refrigerator, cable television, coffee maker/coffee, private bath, telephone

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

Bathroom: one of our accessible rooms has a roll in shower

Additional nights before: $65.-75.
please call for availability 1-800-264-3655

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 06 - Morning program; noon storytelling in the Crafts ...
Morning program; noon storytelling in the Crafts Village; visit to Stone County museum; self guided tour of historic buildings in downtown Mountain View; final visit to Crafts Village; evening musical performance

Breakfast: Skillet restaurant @ the Ozark Folk Center

Morning: Half of the group (12) will go to a talk and a hands-on program about tomahawks & a chance to try your hand at throwing one; the other half of the group will be lead on a walk through the Heritage Herb gardens by a Folk Center herbalist/gardener. after a break for hot or cold drinks the two groups will switch; a last chance visit to the Crafts Village will follow.

Lunch: At the full service restaurant, the Skillet

Lunch: Storytelling before the noon meal

Afternoon: A trip to the Stone County Museum

Afternoon: A self-guided tour (w/map provided) of the historic buildings of Mountain View

Dinner: Grilled or fried, Arkansas raised catfish dinner complete with all the trimmings

Evening: A special music concert for just the Road Scholar partipants; afterwards there will be a music concert, different from the previous evenings concert, in the large auditorium at the Park

Lodging: Cabins at the Dry Creek

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: octagonal shaped clusters have rooms with glass on three sides, many with view of the woods; oak furnishings include glider rockers

Contact info:
1032 Park Ave.
Mountain View, AR 72560 USA
phone: 180-026-4365 x5or8702693851
web: ozarkfolkcenter.com

Room amenities: small refrigerator, cable television, coffee maker/coffee, cement pad with outdoor furniture

Facility amenities: small refrigerator, cable television, coffee maker/coffee, private bath, telephone

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

Bathroom: one of our accessible rooms has a roll in shower

Additional nights before: $65.-75.
please call for availability 1-800-264-3655

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, June 07 - Passionate, living history program; time given t...
Passionate, living history program; time given to Cabin check-out; short closing remarks, regarding the prior week; light lunch before departure

Breakfast: Breakfast provided by the Skillet Restaurant at the Ozark Folk Center State Park

Morning: After room check-out (10am) a wrap-up of the weeks events (11:15am)

Morning: Living History presentation

Lunch: A light lunch @ the Skillet Restaurant (directly following the wrap-up)

Lodging: Cabins at the Dry Creek

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Ozark Folk Center State Park
Ozark GetawaysPhone: 888-679-2859 OR you may go to www.yourplaceinthemountains.com; this is the Mountain View area Chamber of Commerce website or call them at 870-269-8068
For additional information, visit: www.ozarkgetaways.com

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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You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
2 Field trips
10 Performances

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4.8
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