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ROHNERT PARK, CALIFORNIA

Intergenerational: Puppy Love — Share the World of Canines With Your Grandchild

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Program #18626RJ
5 Days | 4 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.

Itinerary for Jun 22 — Jun 26, 2014

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Ideally located in the heart of Sonoma County, the DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country hotel is less than an hour’s drive from Napa and San Francisco. The hotel is situated in the midst of Sonoma County’s world-renowned wineries, exquisite dining, and picturesque countryside. Popular attractions like the Armstrong Redwoods and Safari West Wildlife Reserve are all within easy driving distance. Airport shuttle service is available to and from San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Oakland Airport (OAK).

Contact info:
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 USA
phone: 707-586-9726
web: doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-sonoma-wine-country-RLSC-DT/index.html

Room amenities: All guest rooms are equipped with DoubleTree Sweet Dreams Beds, 37-inch flat panel HD TVs, sitting area with large desk, iron/ironing board, coffeemaker, mini-refrigerator, tile bathroom and curved shower rod, and hairdryer. All king rooms include sofa beds. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a fee of $9.95/day.

Facility amenities: This non-smoking 245-room hotel features a large outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, two tennis courts and complimentary use of clubs at the adjacent Foxtail Golf Club. Other amenities include the on-site Bacchus Restaurant & Wine Bar, gift shop with Starbucks Coffee Bar, 24-hour front desk, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, room service, free parking, 24–hour business center, Concierge service, ATM machine, safe-deposit box at front desk, and laundry facilities/dry cleaning service. WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in the lobby. However, there is a fee of $9.95 per 24-hour period for in-room wireless Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for rate quote
Call the hotel at (707) 584-5466 to inquire about reservations for additional nights before or after the program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 22 - Independent Arrivals/Registration/Orientation
Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: Check into DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country after 3:00PM.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet which we'll review during our orientation session before dinner.

ORIENTATION: We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, any other administrative issues, and answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.

Dinner: NOTE FOR THIS PROGRAM: Menus are contracted well in advance with a variety of dining facilities and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants.

Since meals are served in a group setting, it is difficult to adjust to individual dietary requests. If you are unable to eat what is on the regular menu, a vegetarian alternative is available, if not already part of the menu.

Since alternative meal arrangements have to be made in advance, please indicate your need for a vegetarian entree on the enclosed Participant Information Form. If you have other dietary concerns, you can order (at your own expense) from a different menu.

Evening: CROSSING POINTS: Participants and grandchildren introduce themselves to the rest of the group.

Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.

Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country

Meals Included: Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Ideally located in the heart of Sonoma County, the DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country hotel is less than an hour’s drive from Napa and San Francisco. The hotel is situated in the midst of Sonoma County’s world-renowned wineries, exquisite dining, and picturesque countryside. Popular attractions like the Armstrong Redwoods and Safari West Wildlife Reserve are all within easy driving distance. Airport shuttle service is available to and from San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Oakland Airport (OAK).

Contact info:
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 USA
phone: 707-586-9726
web: doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-sonoma-wine-country-RLSC-DT/index.html

Room amenities: All guest rooms are equipped with DoubleTree Sweet Dreams Beds, 37-inch flat panel HD TVs, sitting area with large desk, iron/ironing board, coffeemaker, mini-refrigerator, tile bathroom and curved shower rod, and hairdryer. All king rooms include sofa beds. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a fee of $9.95/day.

Facility amenities: This non-smoking 245-room hotel features a large outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, two tennis courts and complimentary use of clubs at the adjacent Foxtail Golf Club. Other amenities include the on-site Bacchus Restaurant & Wine Bar, gift shop with Starbucks Coffee Bar, 24-hour front desk, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, room service, free parking, 24–hour business center, Concierge service, ATM machine, safe-deposit box at front desk, and laundry facilities/dry cleaning service. WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in the lobby. However, there is a fee of $9.95 per 24-hour period for in-room wireless Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for rate quote
Call the hotel at (707) 584-5466 to inquire about reservations for additional nights before or after the program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 23 - Guide Dogs for the Blind/Bergin University/Pet Fi...
Note: Be prepared to walk a half mile and stand up to an hour on guided walks at different venues.

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel restaurant

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Field trip to Guide Dogs for the Blind

Introduction and guided walking tour of Guide Dogs for the Blind campus

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Visit the Bergin University of Canine Studies to learn how people are taught to train dogs. Children have an opportunity to observe training techniques and learn how to apply them to their pets at home.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel

Evening: CLASS: First Aid for your Pet

A local specialist talks about first aid for your pet.

Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Ideally located in the heart of Sonoma County, the DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country hotel is less than an hour’s drive from Napa and San Francisco. The hotel is situated in the midst of Sonoma County’s world-renowned wineries, exquisite dining, and picturesque countryside. Popular attractions like the Armstrong Redwoods and Safari West Wildlife Reserve are all within easy driving distance. Airport shuttle service is available to and from San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Oakland Airport (OAK).

Contact info:
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 USA
phone: 707-586-9726
web: doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-sonoma-wine-country-RLSC-DT/index.html

Room amenities: All guest rooms are equipped with DoubleTree Sweet Dreams Beds, 37-inch flat panel HD TVs, sitting area with large desk, iron/ironing board, coffeemaker, mini-refrigerator, tile bathroom and curved shower rod, and hairdryer. All king rooms include sofa beds. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a fee of $9.95/day.

Facility amenities: This non-smoking 245-room hotel features a large outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, two tennis courts and complimentary use of clubs at the adjacent Foxtail Golf Club. Other amenities include the on-site Bacchus Restaurant & Wine Bar, gift shop with Starbucks Coffee Bar, 24-hour front desk, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, room service, free parking, 24–hour business center, Concierge service, ATM machine, safe-deposit box at front desk, and laundry facilities/dry cleaning service. WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in the lobby. However, there is a fee of $9.95 per 24-hour period for in-room wireless Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for rate quote
Call the hotel at (707) 584-5466 to inquire about reservations for additional nights before or after the program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 24 - Local Dog Agility Trainer/Canine Companions for I...
Note: Be prepared to walk a half mile and stand up to an hour on guided walks at different venues. At AARF, walk one block on gravel path. Access to sheep herding demo field MAY involve walking down/up dirt ditch 8 ft across and 5 ft deep.

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel restaurant

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Visit Agility Acres Recreation Facility (AARF), a local dog agility training center. Learn how the animals are trained and watch a sheep herding demonstration.

Lunch: Lunch at hotel

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Guided walk of Canine Companions for Independence campus. CCI provides highly-trained assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities, free of charge. They train four types of assistance dogs to master over 40 specialized commands: Service Dogs, Skilled Companions, Hearing Dogs and Facility Dogs.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel

Evening: Meet service dog and companion

Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country

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

Description: Ideally located in the heart of Sonoma County, the DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country hotel is less than an hour’s drive from Napa and San Francisco. The hotel is situated in the midst of Sonoma County’s world-renowned wineries, exquisite dining, and picturesque countryside. Popular attractions like the Armstrong Redwoods and Safari West Wildlife Reserve are all within easy driving distance. Airport shuttle service is available to and from San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Oakland Airport (OAK).

Contact info:
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 USA
phone: 707-586-9726
web: doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-sonoma-wine-country-RLSC-DT/index.html

Room amenities: All guest rooms are equipped with DoubleTree Sweet Dreams Beds, 37-inch flat panel HD TVs, sitting area with large desk, iron/ironing board, coffeemaker, mini-refrigerator, tile bathroom and curved shower rod, and hairdryer. All king rooms include sofa beds. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a fee of $9.95/day.

Facility amenities: This non-smoking 245-room hotel features a large outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, two tennis courts and complimentary use of clubs at the adjacent Foxtail Golf Club. Other amenities include the on-site Bacchus Restaurant & Wine Bar, gift shop with Starbucks Coffee Bar, 24-hour front desk, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, room service, free parking, 24–hour business center, Concierge service, ATM machine, safe-deposit box at front desk, and laundry facilities/dry cleaning service. WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in the lobby. However, there is a fee of $9.95 per 24-hour period for in-room wireless Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for rate quote
Call the hotel at (707) 584-5466 to inquire about reservations for additional nights before or after the program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 25 - Sonoma Humane Society/Charles Schulz Museum
Note: Be prepared to walk a half mile and stand up to an hour on guided walks at different venues. Walk one block between Charles Schulz Museum and gift shop/Warm Puppy Cafe. Walk one block on a paved terrain to restaurant for dinner

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel restaurant

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Visit the Sonoma Humane Society and learn about the operation. Spend time holding, petting and playing with animals. Donate toys for dogs and cats.

Visit the Charles Schulz Museum, home of Snoopy and the Peanuts cartoon gang.

Lunch: Lunch at the Warm Puppy Cafe at the Charles Schulz Ice Arena

Afternoon: Complete craft project at Charles Schulz Museum before returning to the hotel for pool time

Dinner: Dinner at local restaurant

Evening: Enjoy the movie "Underdog"

Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Five: Thursday, June 26 - K9 Unit Visit/Independent Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel restaurant

Morning: CLASS: Visit with a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Behavior Consultant, and K9 Nose Work Instructor.

HOTEL CHECK OUT: This concludes the program. We hope you have enjoyed our "Intergenerational: Puppy Love - Share the World of Canines With Your Grandchild" program and will join us for other rewarding programs in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys.

Meals Included: Breakfast



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Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa
Rohnert ParkThis tourism site offers information on hotels, restaurants and attractions in Rohnert Park, CA, one of the first planned communities in the United States, which is attractively designed for families, with charming neighborhoods and tree-lined boulevards. This children-oriented community is a sports and recreation destination boasting many recreational facilities and opportunities.
For additional information, visit: http://www.rohnertpark-ca.worldweb.com/
Santa Rosa Convention & Visitors Bureau9 Fourth Street

Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Toll Free: 800-404-7673

Local: 707-577-8674

Get the FREE Official Visitors Guide & Map of the Sonoma County area from this friendly and informative tourism site.
For additional information, visit: http://www.sonomacounty.com/chamberscvbs/santa-rosa-convention-visitors-bureau-california-welcome-center


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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Included
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4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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