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Program #19786RJ
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.

Itinerary for Jul 10 — Jul 15, 2014

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Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Southwestern Oregon Community College is a dry campus, no alcohol is allowed in housing. The accommodations we offer are apartment-style college housing. Each apartment has four private bedrooms with two private bathrooms (shower/tub and toilet) at opposite ends of the apartment and double-sink vanities. Towels, soap bars, 6 hangers, an alarm clock, desk lamp, and room phone are provided. A common living room, dining room and kitchen with full-size stove and refrigerator are in the apartment. The apartments are located on a freshwater lake with easy access to wooded walking trails.

Contact info:
1988 Newmark Street
Coos Bay, OR 97420 USA
phone: 541-888-7311
web: www.socc.edu/housing/pgs/apartments/index.shtml

Room amenities: Each bedroom has one twin bed, lamp, and alarm clock. A phone is provided in the apartment. Local calls are free. Complimentary coffee/tea service included.

Facility amenities: Computer lab with Internet. Large screen TV in "clubhouse" Laundry facilities

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

Bathroom: Each apartment has two bathrooms which have a shower/tub and toilet. The apartment also features two double-sink vanities.

Additional nights before: $48.00 for two, $34.00 for one
Additional nights are subject to availability

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, July 10 - Arrival & Check-in, Welcome & Introductions, Orie...
Arrive To: CHECK-IN: At Lighthouse Depot from 2:00pm-5:00pm.

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 College

Meals Included: Dinner

Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Southwestern Oregon Community College is a dry campus, no alcohol is allowed in housing. The accommodations we offer are apartment-style college housing. Each apartment has four private bedrooms with two private bathrooms (shower/tub and toilet) at opposite ends of the apartment and double-sink vanities. Towels, soap bars, 6 hangers, an alarm clock, desk lamp, and room phone are provided. A common living room, dining room and kitchen with full-size stove and refrigerator are in the apartment. The apartments are located on a freshwater lake with easy access to wooded walking trails.

Contact info:
1988 Newmark Street
Coos Bay, OR 97420 USA
phone: 541-888-7311
web: www.socc.edu/housing/pgs/apartments/index.shtml

Room amenities: Each bedroom has one twin bed, lamp, and alarm clock. A phone is provided in the apartment. Local calls are free. Complimentary coffee/tea service included.

Facility amenities: Computer lab with Internet. Large screen TV in "clubhouse" Laundry facilities

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

Bathroom: Each apartment has two bathrooms which have a shower/tub and toilet. The apartment also features two double-sink vanities.

Additional nights before: $48.00 for two, $34.00 for one
Additional nights are subject to availability

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, July 11 - Visit a cranberry bog, go crabbing, and shop for ...
Visit a cranberry bog, go crabbing, and shop for fresh produce at Bandon's Old Town Market.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Empire Cafe, on campus.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Ecological Farming. We’ll go to a local farm and cranberry bog just south of Bandon--Crooked Creek Berry Farm. Learn how cranberries are harvested and talk to the family farm owners. Tammy and Donn will give you a warm welcome and have the grandkids pick potatoes straight from their garden for dinner!

Lunch: Picnic lunch. If you finish your meal early you can explore Bandon!

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Meet Marty Giles, naturalist and director of Wavecrest Discoveries. Marty will talk about the fishing industry and show us how to tell what boats serve what purpose. She will talk about the different types of bait, show us how to toss and pull our crab rings, and how to tell the difference between a male and female crab. Waiting can be difficult, so to fight off the temptation the group will visit Bandon's local Farmer's Market. Each team will have a list of ingredients that must be picked for 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 College

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Southwestern Oregon Community College is a dry campus, no alcohol is allowed in housing. The accommodations we offer are apartment-style college housing. Each apartment has four private bedrooms with two private bathrooms (shower/tub and toilet) at opposite ends of the apartment and double-sink vanities. Towels, soap bars, 6 hangers, an alarm clock, desk lamp, and room phone are provided. A common living room, dining room and kitchen with full-size stove and refrigerator are in the apartment. The apartments are located on a freshwater lake with easy access to wooded walking trails.

Contact info:
1988 Newmark Street
Coos Bay, OR 97420 USA
phone: 541-888-7311
web: www.socc.edu/housing/pgs/apartments/index.shtml

Room amenities: Each bedroom has one twin bed, lamp, and alarm clock. A phone is provided in the apartment. Local calls are free. Complimentary coffee/tea service included.

Facility amenities: Computer lab with Internet. Large screen TV in "clubhouse" Laundry facilities

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

Bathroom: Each apartment has two bathrooms which have a shower/tub and toilet. The apartment also features two double-sink vanities.

Additional nights before: $48.00 for two, $34.00 for one
Additional nights are subject to availability

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, July 12 - Rock Fishing, Cooking & Cleaning Your Catch, Cook...
Rock Fishing, Cooking & Cleaning Your Catch, Cooking Demonstration. Enjoy Your Fresh Caught Fish Dinner

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Empire Cafe, on campus.

Morning: FISHING FIELD TRIP: Fishing Along the Beautiful Oregon Coast. We will board a 20-person capacity fishing boat with a comfortable cabin, staffed by an experienced and helpful crew. We will spend the morning cruising in waters 60-200 feet deep and from 1 to 2.5 miles offshore. Everyone will be fishing for Blue Rock Fish, Black Rock Fish, Cabazone, Quill Back, Tiger Rock, Yellow Tail, Vermilion, China Rock, and Ling Cod. You will also have opportunities to see kelp pads, reefs, pinnacles, dolphins, porpoises, sea lions, sea birds, and a commercial port.**Disclaimer: In order to ensure a marvelous experience, bring motion sickness medicine. If you have never been out to sea or are prone to motion sickness, consider opting-out of this activity.**

Lunch: Returning to land, we will have lunch back on campus.

Afternoon: HANDS ON COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Experienced chefs of the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute will lead a cooking demonstration where you will learn how to prepare fresh fish for a delicious menu. After the demonstration, we will clean the fish we caught and prepare fillets under expert guidance.

Dinner: Dine on the delicious fish dinner you helped prepare.

Evening: INFORMAL TIME: By now you've gotten into the rhythm of Southern Oregon, a very special place.

Lodging: Southwestern Oregon Community College

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Southwestern Oregon Community College is a dry campus, no alcohol is allowed in housing. The accommodations we offer are apartment-style college housing. Each apartment has four private bedrooms with two private bathrooms (shower/tub and toilet) at opposite ends of the apartment and double-sink vanities. Towels, soap bars, 6 hangers, an alarm clock, desk lamp, and room phone are provided. A common living room, dining room and kitchen with full-size stove and refrigerator are in the apartment. The apartments are located on a freshwater lake with easy access to wooded walking trails.

Contact info:
1988 Newmark Street
Coos Bay, OR 97420 USA
phone: 541-888-7311
web: www.socc.edu/housing/pgs/apartments/index.shtml

Room amenities: Each bedroom has one twin bed, lamp, and alarm clock. A phone is provided in the apartment. Local calls are free. Complimentary coffee/tea service included.

Facility amenities: Computer lab with Internet. Large screen TV in "clubhouse" Laundry facilities

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

Bathroom: Each apartment has two bathrooms which have a shower/tub and toilet. The apartment also features two double-sink vanities.

Additional nights before: $48.00 for two, $34.00 for one
Additional nights are subject to availability

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, July 13 - Blueberries! Eat and pick the berries. Learn to m...
Blueberries! Eat and pick the berries. Learn to make jam and a blueberry pie. Don't forget to make room in your suitcase for your souvenir homemade jam!

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Empire Cafe, on campus.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Blueberries! Blueberries are not just tasty, they are big business in Oregon. In 2011, more than 300 growers harvested more than 65 million pounds. Blueberries contain a load of vitamins and minerals and have all sorts of health benefits.

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 College

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Southwestern Oregon Community College is a dry campus, no alcohol is allowed in housing. The accommodations we offer are apartment-style college housing. Each apartment has four private bedrooms with two private bathrooms (shower/tub and toilet) at opposite ends of the apartment and double-sink vanities. Towels, soap bars, 6 hangers, an alarm clock, desk lamp, and room phone are provided. A common living room, dining room and kitchen with full-size stove and refrigerator are in the apartment. The apartments are located on a freshwater lake with easy access to wooded walking trails.

Contact info:
1988 Newmark Street
Coos Bay, OR 97420 USA
phone: 541-888-7311
web: www.socc.edu/housing/pgs/apartments/index.shtml

Room amenities: Each bedroom has one twin bed, lamp, and alarm clock. A phone is provided in the apartment. Local calls are free. Complimentary coffee/tea service included.

Facility amenities: Computer lab with Internet. Large screen TV in "clubhouse" Laundry facilities

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

Bathroom: Each apartment has two bathrooms which have a shower/tub and toilet. The apartment also features two double-sink vanities.

Additional nights before: $48.00 for two, $34.00 for one
Additional nights are subject to availability

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Monday, July 14 - Road Scholar Mystery Basket Competition and Fare...
Road Scholar Mystery Basket Competition and Farewell Cook-out with Chef Chris Foltz

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Empire Cafe, on campus.

Morning: HANDS ON: “Oregon Chef” Mystery Basket Competition. Test your skills in a friendly competition. Each table team of grandparent-grandchild will be given a basket of foods used in menus during the week to create a three-course meal. The dishes will be presented to three judges, who will announce the Road Scholar “Oregon Chefs”!

Lunch: Each team's delicious dishes will be their lunch.

Afternoon: HANDS ON: Chef Chris Foltz will share his knowledge and skills in preparing a traditional tribal cook-out. Be ready to lend a hand and learn traditions from a coastal Native American tribe.

Dinner: Farewell Dinner/Dessert

Evening: INFORMAL TIME: The program is coming to an end, so enjoy this last evening in the company of new friends!

Lodging: Southwestern Oregon Community College

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Tuesday, July 15 - Program Concludes. Safe Travels!
Breakfast: Breakfast in the Empire Cafe, on campus.

Morning: The program concludes after breakfast.

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


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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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
10 Hands-on experiences

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