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LAKE JUNALUSKA, NORTH CAROLINA

Appalachian Culture, Stories and Songs

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Program #19149RJ
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.
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Itinerary for Apr 6 — Apr 11, 2014

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Hotel overlooking scenic Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains with a 2.5 mile walking trail around the lake. Indoor fitness center and outdoor tennis courts on campus. Golf course located across from the Assembly grounds. Boating and swimming available in season. Alcohol and smoke-free facilities.

Contact info:
689 N Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x490
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board, hair dryer. Each room has a TV and wireless Internet access (with personal laptop). Individual room climate controlled heating and air conditioning. Linens are provided for the week. Full maid service with fresh linens and towels will be provided on Wednesday. Daily maid service is limited to the emptying of trash baskets.

Facility amenities: Hotel Lobby offers coffee 24 hours/day; Internet access; Computers in main lobby for access to email and Internet. Private baths, air-conditioning, buffet meals served in the dining room over-looking the lake, fitness center on campus. Snack and drink machines located on 2nd floor on the left between front desk and elevator. Drink and ice machines located near elevator on each guest room floor.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact 800-222-4930
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 06 - Registration/Check-in - Hotel lobby/Orientation
Afternoon: Registration/Check-In Hotel Lobby

Dinner: Dinner in the dining room buffet style.

Evening: Orientation

Lodging: Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Hotel overlooking scenic Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains with a 2.5 mile walking trail around the lake. Indoor fitness center and outdoor tennis courts on campus. Golf course located across from the Assembly grounds. Boating and swimming available in season. Alcohol and smoke-free facilities.

Contact info:
689 N Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x490
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board, hair dryer. Each room has a TV and wireless Internet access (with personal laptop). Individual room climate controlled heating and air conditioning. Linens are provided for the week. Full maid service with fresh linens and towels will be provided on Wednesday. Daily maid service is limited to the emptying of trash baskets.

Facility amenities: Hotel Lobby offers coffee 24 hours/day; Internet access; Computers in main lobby for access to email and Internet. Private baths, air-conditioning, buffet meals served in the dining room over-looking the lake, fitness center on campus. Snack and drink machines located on 2nd floor on the left between front desk and elevator. Drink and ice machines located near elevator on each guest room floor.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact 800-222-4930
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 07 - Three classes--two in the morning and one in the ...
Three classes--two in the morning and one in the afternoon--with stories and music from the Southern Appalachian region. Entertainment in evening.

Note: Classes in hotel. Walk around the Lake an option after classes.

Breakfast: Breakfast in Hotel dining room, buffet style

Morning: Experience the rich tapestry of Southern Appalachian music and stories and their cultural significance. "Authentic voices" in fiction, dram, and poetry. Focus will be on literary and social characteristics of Appalachia with Gary Carden.

Lunch: Lunch in Hotel dining room, buffet style

Afternoon: One class with Marilyn McMinn McCredie, whose humor shines through her stories of Appalachian past. You will examine the comparison and contrast of Appalachian folklore and history with contemporary lifestyles. There will be time for a walk around the Lake or trip to nearby Waynesville after class

Dinner: Dinner in Hotel dining room, buffet style

Evening: Evening entertainment

Lodging: Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska

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

Description: Hotel overlooking scenic Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains with a 2.5 mile walking trail around the lake. Indoor fitness center and outdoor tennis courts on campus. Golf course located across from the Assembly grounds. Boating and swimming available in season. Alcohol and smoke-free facilities.

Contact info:
689 N Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x490
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board, hair dryer. Each room has a TV and wireless Internet access (with personal laptop). Individual room climate controlled heating and air conditioning. Linens are provided for the week. Full maid service with fresh linens and towels will be provided on Wednesday. Daily maid service is limited to the emptying of trash baskets.

Facility amenities: Hotel Lobby offers coffee 24 hours/day; Internet access; Computers in main lobby for access to email and Internet. Private baths, air-conditioning, buffet meals served in the dining room over-looking the lake, fitness center on campus. Snack and drink machines located on 2nd floor on the left between front desk and elevator. Drink and ice machines located near elevator on each guest room floor.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact 800-222-4930
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 08 - Three classes//Entertainment
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room, buffet style

Morning: Course 1: Experience the rich tapestry of Southern Appalachian music and stories and their cultural significance. Course 2: Enjoy humor and insight into the mountain culture as well as gain knowledge and wisdom to better understand Appalachia.

Lunch: Lunch in hotel dining room, buffet style

Afternoon: One Course: Continue to examine the comparison and contrast of Appalachian folklore and history with contemporary lifestyles. offering with free time

Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room, buffet style

Evening: Evening Entertainment - Enjoy a delightful evening of entertainment "Traditional Scottish Music"provided by Flora McDonald-Gammon.

Lodging: Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska

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

Description: Hotel overlooking scenic Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains with a 2.5 mile walking trail around the lake. Indoor fitness center and outdoor tennis courts on campus. Golf course located across from the Assembly grounds. Boating and swimming available in season. Alcohol and smoke-free facilities.

Contact info:
689 N Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x490
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board, hair dryer. Each room has a TV and wireless Internet access (with personal laptop). Individual room climate controlled heating and air conditioning. Linens are provided for the week. Full maid service with fresh linens and towels will be provided on Wednesday. Daily maid service is limited to the emptying of trash baskets.

Facility amenities: Hotel Lobby offers coffee 24 hours/day; Internet access; Computers in main lobby for access to email and Internet. Private baths, air-conditioning, buffet meals served in the dining room over-looking the lake, fitness center on campus. Snack and drink machines located on 2nd floor on the left between front desk and elevator. Drink and ice machines located near elevator on each guest room floor.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact 800-222-4930
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 09 - Two classes/Free Time/class
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room, buffet style

Morning: Course 1: Gain a new appreciation and understanding of the Scots-Irish heritage and traditions through the history and literature of the ballads, folk songs and Jack Tales. Course 2: Be entertained by a delightful storyteller.

Lunch: Lunch in hotel dining room, buffet style

Afternoon: Free time from after lunch to explore the area. Asheville, Cherokee, Blue Ridge Parkway and parts of Great Smoky Mountain National Park within easy driving distance.

Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room, buffet style

Evening: Class Origins and Future of Appalachian Culture with Marilyn McMinn McCredie

Lodging: Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska

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

Description: Hotel overlooking scenic Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains with a 2.5 mile walking trail around the lake. Indoor fitness center and outdoor tennis courts on campus. Golf course located across from the Assembly grounds. Boating and swimming available in season. Alcohol and smoke-free facilities.

Contact info:
689 N Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x490
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board, hair dryer. Each room has a TV and wireless Internet access (with personal laptop). Individual room climate controlled heating and air conditioning. Linens are provided for the week. Full maid service with fresh linens and towels will be provided on Wednesday. Daily maid service is limited to the emptying of trash baskets.

Facility amenities: Hotel Lobby offers coffee 24 hours/day; Internet access; Computers in main lobby for access to email and Internet. Private baths, air-conditioning, buffet meals served in the dining room over-looking the lake, fitness center on campus. Snack and drink machines located on 2nd floor on the left between front desk and elevator. Drink and ice machines located near elevator on each guest room floor.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact 800-222-4930
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, April 10 - Three classes//Entertainment
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room, buffet style.

Morning: Course 1: Gain a new appreciation and understanding of the Scots-Irish heritage and traditions through the history and literature of the ballads, folk songs and Jack Tales. Course 2: Take a look at historical characteristics of the mountain people from the personal experience of the lecturer to better understand Appalachia.

Lunch: Lunch in hotel dining room, buffet style

Afternoon: One class offering - Uses of Folklore in a Modern Society

Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room, buffet style

Evening: Evening Entertainment -- First American Freeman Owle of the Cherokee Nation

Lodging: Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 11 - Two classes/ Check Out
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room, buffet style

Morning: Course 1: Wrap up of our look at the rich tapestry of Southern Appalachian music, stories, and their cultural significance. Course 2: Conclude course by storyteller about “authentic voices” in fiction, drama, and poetry as well as other literary, social, and historical characteristics of Appalachia and aspects of mountain culture and values in transition. Check out of room by 11:00 a.m. before class or during break.

Lunch: Lunch in hotel dining room, buffet style.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Lake Junaluska, NC
Lake Junaluska and surrounding areasOn the grounds: Fitness Center located on the Lake grounds a short walk from the hotel; Golf (adjacent to Lake Junaluska); Tennis, Shuffleboard, walk around the lake (featuring the Rose Walk, Foot Bridge, Asbury Trail); Corneille Bryan Native Garden; The United Methodist Heritage Center; Junaluska Bookstore and Gift Shop; Junaluska Library; World Methodist Museum; Susanna Wesley Gardens. Nearby places of interest: Downtown Waynesville with many unique shops; Asheville; Biltmore House in Asheville; Blue Ridge Parkway; Cherokee Indian Reservation; Dillsboro, Maggie Valley, Smoky Mountain National Park.
For additional information, visit: www.lakejunaluska.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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14 Expert-led lectures
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