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The Berea College Difference: Learning and Labor to Serve Appalachia

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Program #21198RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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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Itinerary for Sep 22 — Sep 27, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: This beautiful and historic hotel with graceful white columns and airy verandas nestles among the vibrant galleries, cafes, shops, and studios in Berea; the Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky. After hosting several hundred guests in her home, Nellie Frost, First Lady of Berea College, insisted on building a guest home for future visitors. Thus, the idea of Boone Tavern began and opened its doors in 1909. Based on Berea College core values, $11.3 million renovation in 2009 led to the 1st LEED Gold Certified hotel in Kentucky. 63 smoke free welcoming guestrooms all feature handcrafted touches which include rich wood furniture made from oak, pine, and cherry woods, woven bedding, mosaic art tiled mirrors, and woven baskets made by Berea College Student Crafts. Additional amenities include ceiling fans, legendary towel warmers, soaking tubs, and all natural bathroom amenities add comfort. Cutting edge in room technology featuring flat screen TV, wireless internet connection, and new voice over IP phone complete your stay. Boone Tavern Hotel, part of the Historic Hotels of America, has gained a reputation for elegant dining and a welcoming atmosphere. Berea College students play a big part at Boone Tavern Hotel by providing guests with friendly and courteous service in the Hotel and Dining Room. These students work 10 to 15 hours weekly while carrying a full academic load. Since 1855, all of Berea's 1500 students are employed in one or more of 140 work areas at the college.

Contact info:
100 Main St.
Berea, KY 40403 USA
phone: 800-366-9358
web: www.boonetavernhotel.com

Room amenities: Keurig gourmet coffee makers, hair dryers, ceiling fan, flat screen TV with cable, luggage racks, complimentary bottled water, eco-friendly master switch, and all natural bathroom amenities. Irons and ironing board available upon request.

Facility amenities: Historic Hotel. Southern style rocking chairs on the porch. Handmade furniture in the guest rooms. Memory room featuring pictures and articles of famous guests that have stayed at Boone Tavern. Wireless internet in all rooms. Business Center located in the lobby. Bicycles available complimentary and can be checked-out at the front desk.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $90 - $110.
Make additional night(s) reservations directly with Boone Tavern Hotel. Indicate that you are with the Road Scholar program to stay in your same room.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 22 - Arrive and Check In/Welcome & Orientation
Afternoon: 3:00 - 4:00 PM Check-In at the Historic Boone Tavern Hotel and Restaurant.

Dinner: Regional cuisine served in the Main Dining Room, the Historic Boone Tavern Hotel and Restaurant.

Evening: Begins at 5:00 PM in the Skylight Room at Boone Tavern with dinner to follow in the Boone Tavern Dining Room.

Lodging: Boone Tavern Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This beautiful and historic hotel with graceful white columns and airy verandas nestles among the vibrant galleries, cafes, shops, and studios in Berea; the Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky. After hosting several hundred guests in her home, Nellie Frost, First Lady of Berea College, insisted on building a guest home for future visitors. Thus, the idea of Boone Tavern began and opened its doors in 1909. Based on Berea College core values, $11.3 million renovation in 2009 led to the 1st LEED Gold Certified hotel in Kentucky. 63 smoke free welcoming guestrooms all feature handcrafted touches which include rich wood furniture made from oak, pine, and cherry woods, woven bedding, mosaic art tiled mirrors, and woven baskets made by Berea College Student Crafts. Additional amenities include ceiling fans, legendary towel warmers, soaking tubs, and all natural bathroom amenities add comfort. Cutting edge in room technology featuring flat screen TV, wireless internet connection, and new voice over IP phone complete your stay. Boone Tavern Hotel, part of the Historic Hotels of America, has gained a reputation for elegant dining and a welcoming atmosphere. Berea College students play a big part at Boone Tavern Hotel by providing guests with friendly and courteous service in the Hotel and Dining Room. These students work 10 to 15 hours weekly while carrying a full academic load. Since 1855, all of Berea's 1500 students are employed in one or more of 140 work areas at the college.

Contact info:
100 Main St.
Berea, KY 40403 USA
phone: 800-366-9358
web: www.boonetavernhotel.com

Room amenities: Keurig gourmet coffee makers, hair dryers, ceiling fan, flat screen TV with cable, luggage racks, complimentary bottled water, eco-friendly master switch, and all natural bathroom amenities. Irons and ironing board available upon request.

Facility amenities: Historic Hotel. Southern style rocking chairs on the porch. Handmade furniture in the guest rooms. Memory room featuring pictures and articles of famous guests that have stayed at Boone Tavern. Wireless internet in all rooms. Business Center located in the lobby. Bicycles available complimentary and can be checked-out at the front desk.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $90 - $110.
Make additional night(s) reservations directly with Boone Tavern Hotel. Indicate that you are with the Road Scholar program to stay in your same room.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 23 - The day will start with an overview of the Great ...
The day will start with an overview of the Great Commitments of the College and then will focus in first on the commitment to interracial education and equality.

Note: Walking tour of Berea College Campus. Approximately one hour of walking and standing with a student tour guide.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast available between 7:00-8:00 AM in the Main Dining Room, Boone Tavern Hotel.

Morning: We begin the day with an interactive, expert led, review of Eight Great Commitments of Berea College and how the College serves the Appalachian region students wtih high academic promise and low economic means by providing a tuition free education. We'll conclude the morning with a student-led tour of the lovely grounds of the College.

Lunch: Buffet lunch available between 12:00-1:00 PM in Main Dining Room, Boone Tavern Hotel.

Afternoon: During the afternoon, we will meet in the new state of the art Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Eduation. There, we will have an in-depth, interactive overview of the highly unique role Berea College has played since it's founding by abolitionists in 1855 as the first non-segregated, coeducation Higher Education institution in America. We'll trace the timeline through the historic battle to the Supreme Court in 1904 to overturn the Day Law, and how the Great Commitment to interracial education continues today. We will take a field trip around the city of "Historic Black Berea".

Dinner: 5:30 PM Regional cuisine served in the Main Dining Room, Boone Tavern Hotel.

Evening: The eveing with conclude with a rousing and spirited concert especially for you by the renowned Berea College Black Music Ensemble.

Lodging: Boone Tavern Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This beautiful and historic hotel with graceful white columns and airy verandas nestles among the vibrant galleries, cafes, shops, and studios in Berea; the Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky. After hosting several hundred guests in her home, Nellie Frost, First Lady of Berea College, insisted on building a guest home for future visitors. Thus, the idea of Boone Tavern began and opened its doors in 1909. Based on Berea College core values, $11.3 million renovation in 2009 led to the 1st LEED Gold Certified hotel in Kentucky. 63 smoke free welcoming guestrooms all feature handcrafted touches which include rich wood furniture made from oak, pine, and cherry woods, woven bedding, mosaic art tiled mirrors, and woven baskets made by Berea College Student Crafts. Additional amenities include ceiling fans, legendary towel warmers, soaking tubs, and all natural bathroom amenities add comfort. Cutting edge in room technology featuring flat screen TV, wireless internet connection, and new voice over IP phone complete your stay. Boone Tavern Hotel, part of the Historic Hotels of America, has gained a reputation for elegant dining and a welcoming atmosphere. Berea College students play a big part at Boone Tavern Hotel by providing guests with friendly and courteous service in the Hotel and Dining Room. These students work 10 to 15 hours weekly while carrying a full academic load. Since 1855, all of Berea's 1500 students are employed in one or more of 140 work areas at the college.

Contact info:
100 Main St.
Berea, KY 40403 USA
phone: 800-366-9358
web: www.boonetavernhotel.com

Room amenities: Keurig gourmet coffee makers, hair dryers, ceiling fan, flat screen TV with cable, luggage racks, complimentary bottled water, eco-friendly master switch, and all natural bathroom amenities. Irons and ironing board available upon request.

Facility amenities: Historic Hotel. Southern style rocking chairs on the porch. Handmade furniture in the guest rooms. Memory room featuring pictures and articles of famous guests that have stayed at Boone Tavern. Wireless internet in all rooms. Business Center located in the lobby. Bicycles available complimentary and can be checked-out at the front desk.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $90 - $110.
Make additional night(s) reservations directly with Boone Tavern Hotel. Indicate that you are with the Road Scholar program to stay in your same room.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, September 24 - The day will focus on the Great Commitment to ser...
The day will focus on the Great Commitment to serve Appalachia with informative sessions ranging from history to humor. The day will be spent at the renowned Loyal B. Jones Appalachian Center & Museum.

Note: A country dancing exhibition that you can participate in!

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast available between 7:00-8:00 AM in the Main Dining Room, Boone Tavern Hotel.

Morning: The morning begins with a "deep dive" into Appalachia. The focus will be on history, stereotypes, and the significance and issues surrounding coal. The morning session will be held in the renowned Loyal B. Jones Appalachian Center and Museum.

Lunch: Buffet lunch available between 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Main Dining Room, Boone Tavern Hotel.

Afternoon: The afternoon session will revolve around informative and hands-on discussions and interaction with experts and students in regards to the College's Great Commitment to serve Appalachia. Programs such as CELTS, the Brushy Fork Institute, and others led or supported by the College and their historic and current impact on serving and improving the Appalachian region will be reviewed.

Dinner: 5:30 PM Regional cuisine served in the Main Dining Room, Boone Tavern Hotel.

Evening: An entertaining evening of Appalchian storytelling and comedy will be on tap that will leave you laughing the whole night long!

Lodging: Boone Tavern Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This beautiful and historic hotel with graceful white columns and airy verandas nestles among the vibrant galleries, cafes, shops, and studios in Berea; the Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky. After hosting several hundred guests in her home, Nellie Frost, First Lady of Berea College, insisted on building a guest home for future visitors. Thus, the idea of Boone Tavern began and opened its doors in 1909. Based on Berea College core values, $11.3 million renovation in 2009 led to the 1st LEED Gold Certified hotel in Kentucky. 63 smoke free welcoming guestrooms all feature handcrafted touches which include rich wood furniture made from oak, pine, and cherry woods, woven bedding, mosaic art tiled mirrors, and woven baskets made by Berea College Student Crafts. Additional amenities include ceiling fans, legendary towel warmers, soaking tubs, and all natural bathroom amenities add comfort. Cutting edge in room technology featuring flat screen TV, wireless internet connection, and new voice over IP phone complete your stay. Boone Tavern Hotel, part of the Historic Hotels of America, has gained a reputation for elegant dining and a welcoming atmosphere. Berea College students play a big part at Boone Tavern Hotel by providing guests with friendly and courteous service in the Hotel and Dining Room. These students work 10 to 15 hours weekly while carrying a full academic load. Since 1855, all of Berea's 1500 students are employed in one or more of 140 work areas at the college.

Contact info:
100 Main St.
Berea, KY 40403 USA
phone: 800-366-9358
web: www.boonetavernhotel.com

Room amenities: Keurig gourmet coffee makers, hair dryers, ceiling fan, flat screen TV with cable, luggage racks, complimentary bottled water, eco-friendly master switch, and all natural bathroom amenities. Irons and ironing board available upon request.

Facility amenities: Historic Hotel. Southern style rocking chairs on the porch. Handmade furniture in the guest rooms. Memory room featuring pictures and articles of famous guests that have stayed at Boone Tavern. Wireless internet in all rooms. Business Center located in the lobby. Bicycles available complimentary and can be checked-out at the front desk.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $90 - $110.
Make additional night(s) reservations directly with Boone Tavern Hotel. Indicate that you are with the Road Scholar program to stay in your same room.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, September 25 - The day will focus on the Great Commitment to La...
The day will focus on the Great Commitment to Labor, Learning, and Service. The day will include field trips to the College Farm, Ecovillage, and Student Crafts operations.

Note: walking tours of the farm will be on uneven ground, walking and standing.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast available 7:00-8:00 AM in the Main Dining Room, Boone Tavern Hotel.

Morning: We will begin the day with an in-depth review of the Labor Program experience at Berea College - one of only seven Work Colleges in the US. The morning will feature an interactive panel discussion, as well as a review of how the Labor Program contributes toward the Great Commitment of Learning, Labor, & Service. The morning will conclude with a field trip to see the operation of the College Farm and Farm Store, where students process and display organically grown and value-added food products.

Lunch: Buffet lunch at Boone Tavern Dining Room

Afternoon: The day will continue with a detailed tour of the Student Craft operations where you will get the opportunity to interact with students and supervisors as they create woodcrafts, brooms, pottery, jewelry, and weaved fabrics. The day will conclude with sufficient free time for you to be able to shop in the local crafts and boutique shops on the perimeter of campus.

Dinner: 5:30 PM Regional cuisine served in the Main Dining Room of Boone Tavern Hotel.

Evening: You will be entertained in the evening with "Country Dancing" as long practiced in Appalachia - and it won't just be an exhibition, you can participate if you want!

Lodging: Boone Tavern Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This beautiful and historic hotel with graceful white columns and airy verandas nestles among the vibrant galleries, cafes, shops, and studios in Berea; the Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky. After hosting several hundred guests in her home, Nellie Frost, First Lady of Berea College, insisted on building a guest home for future visitors. Thus, the idea of Boone Tavern began and opened its doors in 1909. Based on Berea College core values, $11.3 million renovation in 2009 led to the 1st LEED Gold Certified hotel in Kentucky. 63 smoke free welcoming guestrooms all feature handcrafted touches which include rich wood furniture made from oak, pine, and cherry woods, woven bedding, mosaic art tiled mirrors, and woven baskets made by Berea College Student Crafts. Additional amenities include ceiling fans, legendary towel warmers, soaking tubs, and all natural bathroom amenities add comfort. Cutting edge in room technology featuring flat screen TV, wireless internet connection, and new voice over IP phone complete your stay. Boone Tavern Hotel, part of the Historic Hotels of America, has gained a reputation for elegant dining and a welcoming atmosphere. Berea College students play a big part at Boone Tavern Hotel by providing guests with friendly and courteous service in the Hotel and Dining Room. These students work 10 to 15 hours weekly while carrying a full academic load. Since 1855, all of Berea's 1500 students are employed in one or more of 140 work areas at the college.

Contact info:
100 Main St.
Berea, KY 40403 USA
phone: 800-366-9358
web: www.boonetavernhotel.com

Room amenities: Keurig gourmet coffee makers, hair dryers, ceiling fan, flat screen TV with cable, luggage racks, complimentary bottled water, eco-friendly master switch, and all natural bathroom amenities. Irons and ironing board available upon request.

Facility amenities: Historic Hotel. Southern style rocking chairs on the porch. Handmade furniture in the guest rooms. Memory room featuring pictures and articles of famous guests that have stayed at Boone Tavern. Wireless internet in all rooms. Business Center located in the lobby. Bicycles available complimentary and can be checked-out at the front desk.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $90 - $110.
Make additional night(s) reservations directly with Boone Tavern Hotel. Indicate that you are with the Road Scholar program to stay in your same room.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, September 26 - The focus will be on the Great Commitment to Plai...
The focus will be on the Great Commitment to Plain and Sustainable Living and will include a tour of the Ecovillage, a nationally recognized living campus residential community.

Note: Guided tours of the sustainable living areas that are part of the Berea Community.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet available 7:00-8:30 AM in the Main Dining Room, Boone Tavern Hotel.

Morning: The morning will start with an expert led, interactive discussion of the Commitment to Plain and Sustainable Living and it's tradition in Appalachia. The practical "triple bottom line" concept of economic, environmental, and social justice will be discussed in detail. The morning will conclude with a tour of the "inner workings" of the elegant and historic Boone Tavern Hotel where you are staying, which just happens to be the first LEED Gold "green" Hotel. You'll also learn of it's own historic relevance and the famed guests who have stayed there through the years.

Lunch: Buffet lunch available 12:00-1:00 PM in Main Dining Room, Boone Tavern Hotel.

Afternoon: The afternoon will continue with a tour of the EcoVillage, a residential campus community that is nationally recognized not only for it's sustainable environmental practices, but also because of it's dedicated use and service to non-traditional students (single mothers and families). The afternoon will conclude with another chance to shop at the Artisan's Village in "Old Town" Berea.

Dinner: 5:30 PM Regional cuisine served in the Main Dining Room of Boone Tavern Hotel.

Evening: Hear local musicians sing and play bluegrass and Appalachian folk music in "Jammin' on the Porch". Bring your favorite instrument along and you join in!

Lodging: Boone Tavern Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, September 27 - The program concludes with a tour of the Rogers-T...
The program concludes with a tour of the Rogers-Traylor Art Museum and an interactive panel discussion with Appalachian students and alumni of the College

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet available 7:00-8:30 AM in the Main Dining Room, Boone Tavern Hotel.

Morning: An expert led tour of the Rogers-Traylor Art Museum will allow you to see historic and recent artwork from Appalachia, treasures both nationally acclaimed and undiscovered. You will conclude with a summary, interactive panel discussion of Applachian natives who either attend or have attended the College who can share their own Appalachian regional experiences with you.

Lunch: Buffet lunch available 12:00-1:00 PM in Main Dining Room, Boone Tavern Hotel.

Afternoon: Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM. Program ends at 12:00 Noon.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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Berea, KY
BereaBerea is a mecca for artists and craftsmen who make beautiful treasures. Don't miss out on the new Kentucky Artisan Center displaying crafts, books, music and food of Kentucky. Berea also hosts a number of antique stores.
For additional information, visit: www.berea.com

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