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Program #1625RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
Elevation Note
Elevation ranges from 800 - 1100 feet

Itinerary for May 4 — May 9, 2014

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Modern hotel style room with patio or balcony overlooking Sunnen Lake. Property has Wi-Fi.

Contact info:
13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, MO 63664 USA
phone: 314-241-9622
web: www.troutlodge.org

Room amenities: Guest controlled heat and air condition. Balcony or patio overlooking Sunnen Lake.

Facility amenities: Wi-Fi available in most areas of property.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 per person special rate.
Additional nights include 3 meals in our dining room and most Trout Lodge activities.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Sunday, May 04 - Check-in & orientation. Get to know you activiti...
Afternoon: Check-in begins at 3:30pm. Fruit basket and coffee at Registration table. Orientation at 4:30pm.

Dinner: Buffet-style dinner at Lodge

Evening: Get To Know You Activities and meet everybody. We will provide snacks and decaf coffee.

Lodging: YMCA Trout Lodge

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Modern hotel style room with patio or balcony overlooking Sunnen Lake. Property has Wi-Fi.

Contact info:
13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, MO 63664 USA
phone: 314-241-9622
web: www.troutlodge.org

Room amenities: Guest controlled heat and air condition. Balcony or patio overlooking Sunnen Lake.

Facility amenities: Wi-Fi available in most areas of property.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 per person special rate.
Additional nights include 3 meals in our dining room and most Trout Lodge activities.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Monday, May 05 - 3 expert-led lectures. Facility tours by van. Oza...
3 expert-led lectures. Facility tours by van. Ozarks bonfire & storytelling.

Note: Tour our beautiful 5000 acre Campus and learn about the history of our YMCA. In the evening, be ready to tell stories by the fire, while enjoying a s'more in good company!

Breakfast: Hot buffet breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, cereals and pastries.

Morning: 2 - 75 minute class sessions. Coffee and water available during class.

Lunch: Hot buffet lunch with salad bar. Menu varies.

Afternoon: Property tours by van. Free time to hike or use Trout Lodge facilities. Additional class with instructor.

Dinner: Hot buffet dinner with salad bar. Menu varies.

Evening: Ozarks Bonfire & Storytelling - a time to share your stories and enjoy sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows.

Lodging: YMCA Trout Lodge

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

Description: Modern hotel style room with patio or balcony overlooking Sunnen Lake. Property has Wi-Fi.

Contact info:
13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, MO 63664 USA
phone: 314-241-9622
web: www.troutlodge.org

Room amenities: Guest controlled heat and air condition. Balcony or patio overlooking Sunnen Lake.

Facility amenities: Wi-Fi available in most areas of property.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 per person special rate.
Additional nights include 3 meals in our dining room and most Trout Lodge activities.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, May 06 - 3 expert-led lectures. Nature hiking. Wine tastin...
3 expert-led lectures. Nature hiking. Wine tasting. Bright Star Viewing session.

Note: Our 1 mile hiking trail is hilly but its intensity is moderate.

Breakfast: Hot buffet breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, cereals and pastries.

Morning: 2 - 75 minutes classroom sessions. Coffee and Water available in the classroom.

Lunch: Hot buffet lunch with salad bar. Menu varies.

Afternoon: Join us on a nature hike and check out our local wildlife. Various activities are offered at the Lodge to spend your afternoon.

Dinner: Hot buffet dinner with salad bar. Menu varies.

Evening: Wine tasting program led by Peaceful Bend Vineyard. Also, bright start viewing session will be provided.

Lodging: YMCA Trout Lodge

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

Description: Modern hotel style room with patio or balcony overlooking Sunnen Lake. Property has Wi-Fi.

Contact info:
13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, MO 63664 USA
phone: 314-241-9622
web: www.troutlodge.org

Room amenities: Guest controlled heat and air condition. Balcony or patio overlooking Sunnen Lake.

Facility amenities: Wi-Fi available in most areas of property.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 per person special rate.
Additional nights include 3 meals in our dining room and most Trout Lodge activities.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, May 07 - 2 expert-led lectures. Field Trip to Maramec Spri...
2 expert-led lectures. Field Trip to Maramec Springs and Peaceful Bend Vineyard. Movie night.

Note: For more information about Maramec Spring, please visit maramecspringpark.com/maramec/. For more information about Peaceful Bend Vineyard, please visit www.peacefulbendvineyard.com/

Breakfast: Hot buffet breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, cereals and pastries.

Morning: 2 - 75 minutes classroom sessions. Coffee, tea, and water available in classroom.

Lunch: Hot buffet lunch with salad bar. Menu varies.

Afternoon: Free time at Trout Lodge or field trip. Trip to Maramec Springs Park and to Peaceful Bend Vineyard (www.peacefulbend.com). Maramec Springs is the site of a 100,000,000 gallon per day spring and area history museum. Peaceful Bend stop includes tour of cellar and overview of winemaking process. Tasting room and gift shop is also open.

Dinner: Hot buffet dinner with salad bar. Menu varies.

Evening: Movie Night with pop corn.

Lodging: YMCA Trout Lodge

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

Description: Modern hotel style room with patio or balcony overlooking Sunnen Lake. Property has Wi-Fi.

Contact info:
13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, MO 63664 USA
phone: 314-241-9622
web: www.troutlodge.org

Room amenities: Guest controlled heat and air condition. Balcony or patio overlooking Sunnen Lake.

Facility amenities: Wi-Fi available in most areas of property.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 per person special rate.
Additional nights include 3 meals in our dining room and most Trout Lodge activities.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Five: Thursday, May 08 - Field Trip to Elephant Rocks State Park. Nature C...
Field Trip to Elephant Rocks State Park. Nature Center. An evening with Daniel Boone. Ice cream social.

Note: For more information on elephant Rocks State Park, please visit: mostateparks.com/park/elephant-rocks-state-park

Breakfast: Hot buffet breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, cereals and pastries.

Morning: Field trip to Elephant Rocks State Park - home of giant elephant-shaped granite boulders and lots of history.

Lunch: Boxed lunch for a picnic at the park.

Afternoon: Visit our Nature Center where you will get to learn about different reptiles like snakes and lizards, rodents like chinchillas and sugar gliders and many more.

Dinner: Hot buffet dinner with salad bar. Menu varies.

Evening: An evening with Daniel Boone followed by the Ice Cream Social with all the fixings! Pick up your passport sticker and enjoy one final evening with new friends.

Lodging: YMCA Trout Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, May 09 - 2 expert-led lectures. Check out.
Note: Check out is by 11:30am. Feel free to spend the rest of your day with us, even if you have checked out already! All activities will be available upon request.

Breakfast: Hot buffet breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, cereals and pastries.

Morning: 2 - 75 minute classroom sessions. Classes will finish by 11:00am.

Lunch: Hot buffet lunch with salad bar. Menu varies. A boxed lunch is available for an additional $3.00 fee for those that wish to leave as soon as class is over.

Afternoon: Free time available to use YMCA Trout Lodge after check out for all participants. Do some of the activities that you wanted to do but didn't get the chance, like horseback riding or climbing towers.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Potosi, MO
YMCA Trout LodgeFull use of YMCA Trout Lodge. Includes boathouse, fishing, hiking, tennis, golf, mini-golf, lake swimming, Arts and Crafts, horseback riding and climbing towers. Some may require an additional fee.
For additional information, visit: www.ymcatroutlodge.org
Fort DavidsonThe history of Pilot Knob is inextricably linked with its sister communities, Ironton and Arcadia. A traveler will barely perceive the difference from one community to the next, along the three mile stretch which is seemingly continuous. History, however, sets each apart as important events occurred and historical landmarks appear, in all three.
For additional information, visit: www.missourihistorictowns.com/missouri-historic-places/pilot-knob-missouri-history-landmarks.htm
Johnson Shut-insPlay in the shallows of the East Fork of the Black River. Shoot through Mother Nature’s hydraulics in the shut-ins. Hike a trail that will show you 1.4 billion years of geologic history. Take your horse on a pretty mountain trail. Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park is a jewel of the system, a place with something for everyone: pretty picnic areas, Ozark landscapes, natural places to swim, great campsites.
For additional information, visit: mostateparks.com/park/johnsons-shut-ins-state-park

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
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
1 Performances

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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