After you receive your room assignment, you will also get an arrival packet containing your name tag(s), up-to-date schedule, and other important information we will review during orientation this evening.
The daily schedule that follows is an outline of what has been planned. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to weather and other local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible.Dinner: Dinner is a buffet in the Empire Café (dining hall) with a variety of choices. Grandparents are responsible for supervising their grandchildren in their selections.
The college food service is supervised by the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI) and offers opportunities for OCCI students to work under the direction of industry professionals.Evening: WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS: Meet the program staff and begin getting to know your fellow participants and culinary adventurers.
ORIENTATION: We will have an informative overview of the program including a review of the updated daily schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, your gear, and answer any questions you may have.
Lodging: Southwestern Oregon Community CollegeMeals Included: Dinner
HANDS ON COOKING DEMONSTRATION: An OCCI chef will demonstrate methods of preparing the catch of crab and fresh salmon. In addition to the entrée, grandparent-grandchild teams will learn how to prepare appropriate side dishes with the fresh produce picked from the market to accompany this delicious meal.
Dinner: Enjoy the fruits of your labors and more!Evening: INFORMAL TIME: Spend the rest of the evening continuing to make new friends and talking about what you enjoyed most. Don't forget to get to bed early for an early start tomorrow!Lodging: Southwestern Oregon Community CollegeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
We will travel to a farm in the Fairview mountain valley of Coquille, explore the farm and learn which berries to pick by color and the best gathering techniques. We'll then spend a beautiful summer morning picking delicious Southern Oregon Blueberries. You can eat berries as you pick them, but be sure to save as much as you can for this afternoon’s demonstration.Lunch: Enjoy a picnic lunch.Afternoon: HANDS ON COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Back on campus, we will learn how to make jams and will even make some you can take home to enjoy with family and friends. In addition to making jams, tonight’s menu calls for homemade berry pie for dessert. We'll also see demonstrations by OCCI's chef's on how to prepare oysters.Dinner: Top off dinner with some of the scrumptious blueberry pies you helped make.Evening: INFORMAL TIME: What did you have the most fun doing today?Lodging: Southwestern Oregon Community CollegeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
For your convenience, check-out at the Lighthouse Depot will be between 9:00am-11:0am. Please return your keys and lanyard for your end-of-the-week DVD.
We hope you have enjoyed this exciting program and will return for other rewarding Road Scholar learning adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!
Downtown Coos Bay hosts a Farmer's Market on Wednesdays; feel free to stop by as you start your journey towards home.Meals Included: Breakfast