PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar desk in the lobby to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet that will contain your name tag, updated schedule, and other important information we will review during orientation.
ORIENTATION: We will gather for a warm welcome and introductions, followed by an orientation to the program. We will review the schedule and any changes; discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures and contact numbers for key staff; and answer any questions you may have.
Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to weather or other local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.Dinner: Dinner is at Davio's located off the hotel lobby. Considered the leading Northern Italian restaurant in Philadelphia, Davio’s at Club Quarters has been featured in Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best of Philly” and awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for five consecutive years. The dining room with its high ceilings and arched windows is a backdrop for expertly prepared regional Italian foods.Evening: FREE EVENING: The remainder of the evening is free for you to explore the neighborhood on your own, begin making new friends, or just relax from your travels and have a good night's rest to prepare for the day ahead.Lodging: Club Quarters HotelMeals Included: Dinner
The remainder of the afternoon is free for you to explore a bit on your own or just relax on the verandah with new friends.
RECEPTION: We will have a "Welcome to Cape May" reception at 5:00pm for shared conviviality before dinner.Dinner: Enjoy a three-course dinner in the hotel or another of Cape May's fine restaurants TBA.Evening: PRESENTATION: Dr. Emlen Physick and His World. Our living history interpreter will provide an introduction to the Victorian era as seen through the eyes of Cape May’s most notable citizen and lay the groundwork for the notable characters you will “meet” over the next several days. Cape May had been attracting Philadelphians and others who "resorted" here for more than a century. Emlen Physick was the descendant of two famous and wealthy Philadelphia families, yet chose to move here at the age of 21 upon earning his medical degree from Pennsylvania Hospital.In Transit: On The WAY to CAPE MAY ...FIELD TRIP: As we take the shore road, we will visit "Lucy The Elephant" in Margate an important landmark in the Victorian Era. Enjoy the sights as we continue on through Avalon, Stone Harbor, Wildwood to our destination Cape May.Lodging: The Grand Hotel of Cape MayMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner