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Program #15828RJ
6 Days | 5 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.
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
Warm, waterproof hiking boots, warm outdoor wear for hiking in the snow in the winter.

Itinerary for Jan 26 — Jan 31, 2014

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Type: Inn

Description: Tudor style lodge located in Pokagon State Park. Most of the Road Scholar activities are held in the Lake James Conference Room. Meals are either in the Dining Room or the Conference Room.

Contact info:
6 Lane 100A Lake James
Angola, IN 46703 USA
phone: 260-833-1077
Room amenities: Queen size beds, private baths, full maid service.

Facility amenities: Pool, sauna, whirlpool, library, several gas and woodburning fireplaces, craft room, activity room, and exercise room. Free coffee in the lobby.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99.00 + tax.
Dec, Jan and Feb are toboggan weekends, so Friday night and Saturday night are usually booked up two years in advance. There are cancellations for those times, so the best procedure is to call in frequently to find out if any rooms are available.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, January 26 - Arrival, Check-in, Buffet Dinner, Park Orientatio...
Arrival, Check-in, Buffet Dinner, Park Orientation, Group photo, Meet your classmates

Afternoon: Check-in time is from 2:00-5:30 PM. Our meeting room will be available after 1:00 PM. You may store your luggage in the meeting room until your guest room is available (by 4:00 PM). Early bird activities will be available in the meeting room. Meet new participants, renew old friendships, play cards, help put together the jigsaw puzzle, play games or just visit.

Dinner: 5:30 PM: Dinner buffet in the Historic Dining Room.

Evening: 7:00 PM - Lake James Ballroom - "This is Pokagon State Park" with a Pokagon State Park Interpreter, followed by a group photo. Meet your classmates and then join us on a tour of the Inn. (Swim, sauna, whirlpool are open until 11:00 PM.)

Lodging: Potawatomi Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Tudor style lodge located in Pokagon State Park. Most of the Road Scholar activities are held in the Lake James Conference Room. Meals are either in the Dining Room or the Conference Room.

Contact info:
6 Lane 100A Lake James
Angola, IN 46703 USA
phone: 260-833-1077
Room amenities: Queen size beds, private baths, full maid service.

Facility amenities: Pool, sauna, whirlpool, library, several gas and woodburning fireplaces, craft room, activity room, and exercise room. Free coffee in the lobby.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99.00 + tax.
Dec, Jan and Feb are toboggan weekends, so Friday night and Saturday night are usually booked up two years in advance. There are cancellations for those times, so the best procedure is to call in frequently to find out if any rooms are available.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, January 27 - Optional Morning Exercises; History Part I; Nativ...
Optional Morning Exercises; History Part I; Native American Artifacts; Free Time; Show and Tell; Free Time

Breakfast: 7:00-8:30 AM: Breakfast Buffet in the Historic Dining Room. Please come to breakfast early, if you plan to exercise at 8:00 AM.

8:00 AM: Early Morning Exercises in the Lake James Room for those interested (something for everyone).

Morning: 9:00-11:00 AM - History Part I: "Native Americans from the Appalachians to the Mississippi" - Learn about Native American life on the continent prior to the arrival of European settlers, with Dr. Randall Buchman, author and professor emeritus at Defiance College.

Lunch: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Lunch buffet in the Historic Dining Room.

Afternoon: 1:00 PM - Native American Artifacts.

3:30 PM: Enjoy free time to hike in the park, read a book, use the pool or whirlpool, or take a nap.

Dinner: 5:30 PM: Dinner buffet in the Historic Dining Room.

Evening: 7:00 pm - Show and Tell. Bring a favorite item from the 1940s that you have saved and tell why it means so much to you. It doesn't need to have monetary value. (3 min limit.)

Free Time: The remainder of evening may be spent singing old favorites or putting together a jigsaw puzzle, playing cards or games, or just enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and popcorn with your classmates.

Lodging: Potawatomi Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Tudor style lodge located in Pokagon State Park. Most of the Road Scholar activities are held in the Lake James Conference Room. Meals are either in the Dining Room or the Conference Room.

Contact info:
6 Lane 100A Lake James
Angola, IN 46703 USA
phone: 260-833-1077
Room amenities: Queen size beds, private baths, full maid service.

Facility amenities: Pool, sauna, whirlpool, library, several gas and woodburning fireplaces, craft room, activity room, and exercise room. Free coffee in the lobby.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99.00 + tax.
Dec, Jan and Feb are toboggan weekends, so Friday night and Saturday night are usually booked up two years in advance. There are cancellations for those times, so the best procedure is to call in frequently to find out if any rooms are available.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, January 28 - Optional Morning Exercises; History Part II; Smal...
Optional Morning Exercises; History Part II; Small Group Breakouts; Free Time; Native American Stories; Free Time

Breakfast: 7:00-8:30 AM: Breakfast Buffet in the Historic Dining Room. Please come to breakfast early, if you plan to exercise at 8:00 AM.

8:00 AM: Early Morning Exercises in the Lake James Room for those interested (something for everyone).

Morning: 9:00 - 11:00 AM: History Part II - Native Americans and the 200 years of Co-Habitation with Dr. Randall Buchman.

Lunch: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Lunch buffet in the Historic Dining Room.

Afternoon: 1:00 PM: Breakout Groups (First Session). Participants will be broken down into smaller groups for one of three rotating breakout sessions -

Winter Botany: Participants will learn about winter plants, their buds bark and berries, with an indoor presentation followed by a short walk around the nearby grounds.

Tai Chi

Make a Native American Talking Stick: Learn the legend of the talking stick and make your own.

3:30 PM: Enjoy free time to hike in the park, read a book, use the pool or whirlpool, or take a nap.

Dinner: 5:30 PM: Dinner buffet in the Historic Dining Room.

Evening: 7:00 PM: Lucy LaHurreau shares her stories as a Potawatomi Indian.

Free Time: The remainder of evening may be spent singing old favorites or putting together a jigsaw puzzle, playing cards or games, or simply enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and popcorn with your classmates.

Lodging: Potawatomi Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Tudor style lodge located in Pokagon State Park. Most of the Road Scholar activities are held in the Lake James Conference Room. Meals are either in the Dining Room or the Conference Room.

Contact info:
6 Lane 100A Lake James
Angola, IN 46703 USA
phone: 260-833-1077
Room amenities: Queen size beds, private baths, full maid service.

Facility amenities: Pool, sauna, whirlpool, library, several gas and woodburning fireplaces, craft room, activity room, and exercise room. Free coffee in the lobby.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99.00 + tax.
Dec, Jan and Feb are toboggan weekends, so Friday night and Saturday night are usually booked up two years in advance. There are cancellations for those times, so the best procedure is to call in frequently to find out if any rooms are available.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, January 29 - Optional morning exercises; Continue breakout gro...
Optional morning exercises; Continue breakout group rotations; Trinkets and Treasures Antique Evaluations

Breakfast: 7:00-8:30 AM: Breakfast Buffet in the Historic Dining Room. Please come to breakfast early, if you plan to exercise at 8:00 AM.

8:00 AM: Early Morning Exercises in the Lake James Room for those interested (something for everyone).

Morning: 9:00 AM: Breakout Groups (Second Session). Participants will continue their rotation of breakout sessions in their smaller groups -

Winter Botany: Participants will learn about winter plants, their buds bark and berries, with an indoor presentation followed by a short walk around the nearby grounds.

Tai Chi

Make a Native American Talking Stick: Learn the legend of the talking stick and make your own.

Lunch: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Lunch buffet in the Historic Dining Room.

Afternoon: 1:00 PM: Breakout Groups (Third Session). Participants will continue their rotation of breakout sessions in their smaller groups -

Winter Botany: Participants will learn about winter plants, their buds bark and berries, with an indoor presentation followed by a short walk around the nearby grounds.

Tai Chi

Make a Native American Talking Stick: Learn the legend of the talking stick and make your own.

3:30 PM: Enjoy free time to hike in the park, read a book, use the pool or whirlpool, or take a nap.

Dinner: 5:30 PM: Dinner buffet in the Historic Dining Room.

Evening: 7:00 PM: Trinkets or Treasures? Antique Evaluations with Roger Lash in the Lake James Room. Don't forget to bring an item for evaluation. Afterwards, have a cup of tea or hot chocolate and sing-along with the gang or play cards, games, or help put together a jigsaw puzzle.

Lodging: Potawatomi Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Tudor style lodge located in Pokagon State Park. Most of the Road Scholar activities are held in the Lake James Conference Room. Meals are either in the Dining Room or the Conference Room.

Contact info:
6 Lane 100A Lake James
Angola, IN 46703 USA
phone: 260-833-1077
Room amenities: Queen size beds, private baths, full maid service.

Facility amenities: Pool, sauna, whirlpool, library, several gas and woodburning fireplaces, craft room, activity room, and exercise room. Free coffee in the lobby.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99.00 + tax.
Dec, Jan and Feb are toboggan weekends, so Friday night and Saturday night are usually booked up two years in advance. There are cancellations for those times, so the best procedure is to call in frequently to find out if any rooms are available.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, January 30 - Optional morning exercises; History Part III - "T...
Optional morning exercises; History Part III - "The Railroad in the US"; How do trains run?; Toy Trains; Free time; "40s Music" sing along

Breakfast: 7:00-8:30 AM: Breakfast Buffet in the Historic Dining Room. Please come to breakfast early, if you plan to exercise at 8:00 AM.

8:00 AM: Early Morning Exercises in the Lake James Room for those interested (something for everyone).

Morning: 9:00 am - History Part III - The Railroad Story in the Eastern US: Learn about the introduction of the railroad in the United States with Dr. Randall Buchman.

Lunch: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Lunch buffet in the Historic Dining Room.

Afternoon: 1:00 PM - Trains - Learn how a steam engine functions and about America's love of toy trains. Bring your favorite toy train.

3:30 PM: Enjoy free time to hike in the park, read a book, use the pool or whirlpool, or take a nap.

Dinner: 5:30 PM: Dinner buffet in the Historic Dining Room.

Evening: 7:00 PM: Join us for a sing along with music from the 1940s with Bruce Johnson and friends. Take the opportunity to sing along, dance or just listen and enjoy. Afterwards, have a cup of tea or hot chocolate with the gang, play cards or games, or help put together a jigsaw puzzle.

Lodging: Potawatomi Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, January 31 - Optional morning exercieses; History Part IV; Che...
Breakfast: 7:00-8:30 AM: Breakfast Buffet in the Historic Dining Room. Please come to breakfast early, if you plan to exercise at 8:00 AM.

8:00 AM: Early Morning Exercises in the Lake James Room for those interested (something for everyone).

Morning: 9:00 AM: History Part IV - "The Railroad Story in the Eastern US Part 2: Onto the Mississippi." Join us for our final lecture, covering the western expansion of the railroad with Dr. Randall Buchman.

Lunch: Checkout anytime before noon.

11:00 AM: Lunch buffet in the Historic Dining Room followed by goodbyes and farewells.

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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7 Expert-led lectures
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