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Program #14349RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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Itinerary for May 18 — May 23, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel has two giant sun decks overlooking the sea.

Contact info:
1045 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5611
web: www.grandhotelcapemay.com

Room amenities: Full Bath, Vanity Area with Hair Dryer, Serta Pillow Top Mattress, Electronic Safe, 3 cubic ft. compact Beverage Refrigerator, Microwave Oven, Coffee Maker(bring your favorite coffee!), Iron & Ironing Board.

Facility amenities: Fitness center, indoor whirlpool, indoor and outdoor heated pools

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: market rate
call hotel to arrange extra nights

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, May 18 - Registration/Meet & Greet Reception/Orientation
Afternoon: 3:00 PM: Hotel check-in. From 4pm on, pick up materials from Road Scholar in hotel meeting room. 5:00 PM: Wine and cheese reception and introductions in hotel meeting room.

Dinner: 6 PM: Dinner in the Hotel

Evening: 7:30 PM: Orientation: Introductions, review of week's program, orientation to hotel and area.

Lodging: Grand Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel has two giant sun decks overlooking the sea.

Contact info:
1045 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5611
web: www.grandhotelcapemay.com

Room amenities: Full Bath, Vanity Area with Hair Dryer, Serta Pillow Top Mattress, Electronic Safe, 3 cubic ft. compact Beverage Refrigerator, Microwave Oven, Coffee Maker(bring your favorite coffee!), Iron & Ironing Board.

Facility amenities: Fitness center, indoor whirlpool, indoor and outdoor heated pools

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: market rate
call hotel to arrange extra nights

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, May 19 - Coastal Birding Field Trip Birding ID Workshop
Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet in the hotel

Morning: 7 AM: Pre-breakfast guided beach bird walk. 9:45 AM: Birding field trip to Cape May Point State Park, site of the world-famous Cape May Hawk Watch, where habitats include beach, dune, freshwater pond, marsh, field and coastal forest. Also includes a visit to the 1859 Cape May Lighthouse.

Lunch: 12:30 PM: Lunch in the hotel.

Afternoon: 1:45 PM: "Building Better Birding Skills" - Illustrated interactive lecture with naturalist. 3:30 PM: Birds and Birding at Cape May with Pat and Clay Sutton.

Dinner: 6:00 PM: Three-course dinner in the hotel.

Evening: 7:30 PM: Building Better Birding Skills Workshop with Mark Garland.

Lodging: Grand Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel has two giant sun decks overlooking the sea.

Contact info:
1045 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5611
web: www.grandhotelcapemay.com

Room amenities: Full Bath, Vanity Area with Hair Dryer, Serta Pillow Top Mattress, Electronic Safe, 3 cubic ft. compact Beverage Refrigerator, Microwave Oven, Coffee Maker(bring your favorite coffee!), Iron & Ironing Board.

Facility amenities: Fitness center, indoor whirlpool, indoor and outdoor heated pools

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: market rate
call hotel to arrange extra nights

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, May 20 - Field Trip to Birding Hotsposts
Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet in the hotel

Morning: 7:00 AM: Pre-breakfast guided bird walk around town. 10:00 AM: The Bayshore Birding Phenomenon with Mark Garland. 11:00 AM: Birding Film: Crash: A Tale of Two Species.

Lunch: 12:30 PM: Lunch at hotel.

Afternoon: 1:30 PM: Birding the Bayshore and visit to CMBO's goshen Center.

Dinner: 6:00 PM: Three-course dinner in the hotel.

Evening: 7:30 PM: Free evening

Lodging: Grand Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel has two giant sun decks overlooking the sea.

Contact info:
1045 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5611
web: www.grandhotelcapemay.com

Room amenities: Full Bath, Vanity Area with Hair Dryer, Serta Pillow Top Mattress, Electronic Safe, 3 cubic ft. compact Beverage Refrigerator, Microwave Oven, Coffee Maker(bring your favorite coffee!), Iron & Ironing Board.

Facility amenities: Fitness center, indoor whirlpool, indoor and outdoor heated pools

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: market rate
call hotel to arrange extra nights

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, May 21 - Coastal Birding Field Trip
Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet in the hotel

Morning: 10:00 AM: Birding at Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area.

Lunch: 12:30 PM: Lunch

Afternoon: 1:45 PM: Birding at the South Cape May Meadows. 3:30 PM: Birding at Cape May Point State Park. 5:00 PM: Free time.

Dinner: 6:00 PM: Three-course dinner in thehotel.

Evening: 7:30 PM: The Next Steps in Birding with Mark Garland.

Lodging: Grand Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel has two giant sun decks overlooking the sea.

Contact info:
1045 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5611
web: www.grandhotelcapemay.com

Room amenities: Full Bath, Vanity Area with Hair Dryer, Serta Pillow Top Mattress, Electronic Safe, 3 cubic ft. compact Beverage Refrigerator, Microwave Oven, Coffee Maker(bring your favorite coffee!), Iron & Ironing Board.

Facility amenities: Fitness center, indoor whirlpool, indoor and outdoor heated pools

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: market rate
call hotel to arrange extra nights

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, May 22 - Back Bay Birding Cruise
Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet

Morning: Free time until noon trolley to lunch.

Lunch: 12:15 PM: Lunch at Lucky Bones Restaurant.

Afternoon: 1:30 PM: Back Bay Birding Cruise with naturalist to see the habitats in and around the harbor.

Dinner: 6:00 PM: Dinner at a local Inn. Choice of three dinner options.

Evening: 7:30 PM: 101 Great Birds from Around the World with Mark Garland.

Lodging: Grand Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, May 23 - Magic & Mystique of Cape May
Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet in the Hotel

Morning: 9:30 AM: "Magic and Mystique of Cape May:" Powerpoint presentation highlighting the birding and ecology of Cape May and explaining why so many birds come to Cape May each year. Program ends at 11.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Cape May, NJ
Cape May County Historical Museum(609) 465-3535
For additional information, visit: www.cmcmuseum.org
Leaming's Run Gardens(609) 465-5871
For additional information, visit: www.leamingsrungardens.com/
Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts(609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278
For additional information, visit: www.capemaymac.org
Naval Air Station WildwoodAviation Museum PHONE (609) 886-8787
For additional information, visit: www.usnasw.org

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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
6 Hands-on experiences

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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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