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Program #8996RJ
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.
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
Participants may hike (on their own) in surrounding mountains, which peak elevations exceed 5,400

Itinerary for Aug 3 — Aug 8, 2014

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Type: Conference Center

Contact info:
401 Assembly Drive
Montreat, NC 28757 USA
phone: 828-669-2911 x316
Room amenities: Rooms have a desk, a clock radio, kleenex, closets and bed lamps. Blankets, sheets, pillows, bath mat, and a towel set will be provided (clean towels available daily). No phones or televisions in the rooms.

Facility amenities: Outdoor pool, tennis courts, and youth center on the grounds

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

Bathroom: If more than 3 in a family unit, we may assign rooms with a connecting bathroom, between the two rooms. If 5 in a group, we will assign rooms with private baths and a connecting door.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Rooms are not typically available, due to retreats. Participants may call to check availability. If no rooms are available, the coordinator will assist them in finding a hotel nearby.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, August 03 - Arrival and Check-In/Opening Program/Orientation
Afternoon: Arrival at the Assembly Inn, check in between 3 - 5:30 p.m. Pull up to the Assembly Inn porch to unload, then park your vehicle in any designated spot close by the Inn or the lake. Registration for our program will begin at 4 p.m., in the lower lobby. Relax and meet other participants in the main lobby, or enjoy a walk around the beautiful campus.

Dinner: Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Assembly Inn Dining Room. A relaxing break after your travel day! All our meals are served buffet style (with lots of good options for the kids), so grab your plate and utensils and settle in for some comfort foods. A choice of two entrées (or have both), good for you vegetables (don't tell the kids that part), a complete salad bar, bread, and of course, some yummy desserts. Tea (sweet and unsweetened), coffee, milk, and water available.

Evening: Our opening program/orientation will be at 7 p.m. in Assembly #1 (lower level of Assembly Inn). We'll spend some time learning a little about Montreat, meeting your instructor, going over the schedule, and answering questions. Our clubs counselors will take the children for some separate time (close by) to begin to get to know each other, and we will do the same. We know you're tired from your travels, so we'll wrap up around 8 p.m. Refreshments and fellowship follow in the lobby, (or retire to your room for rest).

Lodging: Assembly Inn, Montreat Conference Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Contact info:
401 Assembly Drive
Montreat, NC 28757 USA
phone: 828-669-2911 x316
Room amenities: Rooms have a desk, a clock radio, kleenex, closets and bed lamps. Blankets, sheets, pillows, bath mat, and a towel set will be provided (clean towels available daily). No phones or televisions in the rooms.

Facility amenities: Outdoor pool, tennis courts, and youth center on the grounds

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

Bathroom: If more than 3 in a family unit, we may assign rooms with a connecting bathroom, between the two rooms. If 5 in a group, we will assign rooms with private baths and a connecting door.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Rooms are not typically available, due to retreats. Participants may call to check availability. If no rooms are available, the coordinator will assist them in finding a hotel nearby.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, August 04 - Morning Activities, Afternoon Clubs for Grandchil...
Morning Activities, Afternoon Clubs for Grandchildren and Free Time for Grandparents

Breakfast: (early morning coffee available around 6:30 a.m.) Our buffet breakfast is served from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. in the Assembly Inn dining room. Is breakfast your favorite meal of the day? If so, you're in for a treat! Breakfast options change each day, but will incorporate lots of your favorites. Biscuits and gravy, French toast, pancakes, waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, hash browns, oatmeal (not the packaged kind either), and lots of others. Standard offerings include fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, granola, baked pastries, orange juice (and another juice option). Fresh coffee or hot tea will start your morning off right!

Morning: Today we begin our adventure! To follow our heroes in this magical tale, we will create our personal sailing characters through making felt masks and sailor profiles of strengths/weaknesses. We will begin our own travel logs (to be continued each day) where our imaginations will know no boundaries. Today, we are caught be slavers and compelled to find an escape! READINGS: Chap. 1-3.

Lunch: Lunch is served from 12:30 - 1:30 in the Assembly Inn Dining Room. "Deli Day" is typically the menu for Monday.... freshly sliced deli meat... turkey, ham, etc., cheeses, lettuce, tomato, and a variety of breads. A full salad bar, as well as some salad-type options on the regular bar (chicken or tuna salad, potato salad, macaroni salad, etc.) Don't forget a little something for your sweet tooth!

Afternoon: 2:00 - 4:30 children go to Clubs (age based recreation with adult counselors) Typical activities include swimming, boating, and big group games (like capture the flag). Wear athletic shoes and bring some water! Grandparents may enjoy free time or optional activiities (Walk Around Montreat or activities at the Currie Craft Center)

Dinner: Another great dinner buffet awaits us in the Assembly Inn dining room, served from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Evening: Evening program 7 - 8 PM (Fun in the Mountains) recreation with grandparents and grandchildren together

Lodging: Assembly Inn, Montreat Conference Center

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

Contact info:
401 Assembly Drive
Montreat, NC 28757 USA
phone: 828-669-2911 x316
Room amenities: Rooms have a desk, a clock radio, kleenex, closets and bed lamps. Blankets, sheets, pillows, bath mat, and a towel set will be provided (clean towels available daily). No phones or televisions in the rooms.

Facility amenities: Outdoor pool, tennis courts, and youth center on the grounds

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

Bathroom: If more than 3 in a family unit, we may assign rooms with a connecting bathroom, between the two rooms. If 5 in a group, we will assign rooms with private baths and a connecting door.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Rooms are not typically available, due to retreats. Participants may call to check availability. If no rooms are available, the coordinator will assist them in finding a hotel nearby.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, August 05 - Morning Activities, Afternoon Clubs for Grandchil...
Morning Activities, Afternoon Clubs for Grandchildren and Free Time for Grandparents

Breakfast: Another yummy breakfast is served from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. in the Assembly Inn dining room. Get your morning off to a good start! It's the most imporant meal of the day!

Morning: Storytelling and songs abound as rainy day activities when we weather a fierce storm, encounter a dragon, and create inspiring sea shanties to help us on our voyage. Games like “Smaug’s Jewels” test agility and clever strategies within each team. READINGS: Chap. 4-6.

Lunch: 12:30 - 1:30 lunch will be served in the dining room. Ready for something different? Today's menu is "Taco Tuesday." Build your own taco, taco salad, burritos or whatever creative combination of Mexican fare you choose. Chips, melted cheese, and salsa (along with jalapeños if you so desire), top it all off. A complete salad bar is available as well. Don't forget to leave room for some cobbler and ice cream!

Afternoon: 2:00 - 4:30 children to Clubs grandparents enjoy free time or a hike in the mountains

Dinner: Dinner is served from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Usually our holiday dinner, with ham, turkey, dressing and all the trimmings... and of course, pumpkin pie! And the best part... no dishes to wash!

Evening: Evening program 7 - 8 PM (probably a concert)

Lodging: Assembly Inn, Montreat Conference Center

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

Contact info:
401 Assembly Drive
Montreat, NC 28757 USA
phone: 828-669-2911 x316
Room amenities: Rooms have a desk, a clock radio, kleenex, closets and bed lamps. Blankets, sheets, pillows, bath mat, and a towel set will be provided (clean towels available daily). No phones or televisions in the rooms.

Facility amenities: Outdoor pool, tennis courts, and youth center on the grounds

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

Bathroom: If more than 3 in a family unit, we may assign rooms with a connecting bathroom, between the two rooms. If 5 in a group, we will assign rooms with private baths and a connecting door.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Rooms are not typically available, due to retreats. Participants may call to check availability. If no rooms are available, the coordinator will assist them in finding a hotel nearby.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, August 06 - Morning Activities, Afternoon Clubs for Grandchil...
Morning Activities, Afternoon Clubs for Grandchildren and Free Time for Grandparents

Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. our breakfast buffet is served. Have you tried Ronnie's biscuits and gravy yet? If not, you're missing out!

Morning: Today we focus on magical creatures. Learn the legends and lore surrounding beasts encountered along the waves then make up one of your own! Artwork and creative writing opportunities allow for wonderful explorations into new islands, new realms. READINGS: Chap. 7-9.

Lunch: 12:30 - 1:30 lunch is served.

Afternoon: 2:00 children to Clubs (rock hopping / hike / stream ecology Grandparents enjoy free time OR Grandparents may choose to keep children out of clubs and take them somewhere locally for fun!

Dinner: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., dinner is served in the Assembly Inn dining room.

Evening: Evening program from 7 - 8 p.m. incorporates a concert or recreational activity.

Lodging: Assembly Inn, Montreat Conference Center

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

Contact info:
401 Assembly Drive
Montreat, NC 28757 USA
phone: 828-669-2911 x316
Room amenities: Rooms have a desk, a clock radio, kleenex, closets and bed lamps. Blankets, sheets, pillows, bath mat, and a towel set will be provided (clean towels available daily). No phones or televisions in the rooms.

Facility amenities: Outdoor pool, tennis courts, and youth center on the grounds

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

Bathroom: If more than 3 in a family unit, we may assign rooms with a connecting bathroom, between the two rooms. If 5 in a group, we will assign rooms with private baths and a connecting door.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Rooms are not typically available, due to retreats. Participants may call to check availability. If no rooms are available, the coordinator will assist them in finding a hotel nearby.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, August 07 - Morning Activities, Afternoon Clubs for Grandchil...
Morning Activities, Afternoon Clubs for Grandchildren and Free Time for Grandparents

Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. breakfast is served in the Assembly Inn dining room.

Morning: We land upon the mysterious island of the Dufflepuds, those lovable one-footed beings with a masterful wizard as their guardian. We investigate spells for invisibility and protection, create some new ones to aid us against enemies, and play games to strengthen our teamwork skills. READINGS: Chap. 10-12.

Lunch: 12:30 - 1:30 lunch

Afternoon: 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. Children go to Clubs program Grandparents enjoy free time

Dinner: 5:30 - 6:30 dinner is served. Italian Night! Enjoy spaghetti, veg or meat sauce, meatballs, or perhaps some vegetarian lasagna. Cesar salad with all the goodies, garlic bread, and of course, a great dessert.

Evening: 7:00 p.m. Evening program (probably a storyteller)

Lodging: Assembly Inn, Montreat Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, August 08 - Morning Activities, Lunch and Departures
Breakfast: breakfast, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. it's your last chance to try Ronnie's biscuits and gravy! You'll wish you'd had some every morning....

Morning: As we recover the last of the missing lords and begin sailing towards the Utter East, we see new night skies, begging for us to name and create Narnian constellations. Pairing our drawing abilities with storytelling, we will leave our imprint upon the Narnian sky. As we say good-bye to Reepicheep, as sailors we will choose our final destinations. READINGS: Chap. 13-16. (break for check out from 10:30 - 11:30) 11:30 - 12:15 wrapping up and sharing our stories 12:15 closing program and then lunch and goodbyes :(

Lunch: lunch in the dining room and saying goodbye....

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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