Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel,
the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.


Call (800) 454-5768

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET


Create an account                             Forgot your password?

or Log In via Facebook

Log in to see all you can do with your online Road Scholar account.

JEKYLL ISLAND, GEORGIA

Beginner’s Bridge, Intermediate Bridge or Advancing Bridge: Choose Your Level on the Golden Isles

Select a Date

 

SIGN UP

and receive your

FREE E-NEWSLETTER

&

E-Photo Book:



Top 10 Learning Experiences Around the World

Find A Program

Search By:

Location

GA

Interest

Bridge & Other Games

Price Range

$700 - $1000

Start Date

End Date

More Options


Road Scholar
Program #20716RJ
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
Elevation is just above sea level.

Equipment Requirements
Bring cards.

Itinerary for Oct 11 — Oct 16, 2015

Expand all
Type: Resort

Description: Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island is located on ¼ mile of unobstructed oceanfront property. Recently completing a $17 million renovation to become a Holiday Inn Resort, this hotel is perfect for the business or leisure guest. Our unique location and amenities provide for a relaxing yet stimulating experience on Jekyll Island.

Contact info:
711 North Beachview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 912-635-2211
web: www.hijklresort.com

Room amenities: Room amenities include a flat panel tv, iron/ironing board, coffee maker, hair dryer, and Wifi.

Facility amenities: Amenities include an oceanfront pool and hot tub, poolside tiki bar, on-site bicycle rentals, business center, full service restaurant and bar, state of the art fitness center with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean,and free Wifi to name a few.

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

Additional nights before: $90 plus resort fee and taxes.
Book directly through the Sales Office to receive this rate call.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 11 - Registration, orientation and meet the group over...
Afternoon: Arrive on Jekyll Island, GA and check into the Holiday Inn Resort. After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar desk in the lobby to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet containing your name tag, the up-to-date schedule, and other important information we will review during Orientation, and to confirm the time and place of the session. If you arrive late, please pick up your packet at the front desk.

Dinner: A delicious dinner will be served.

Evening: We will gather in our private meeting room where the Group Leader will greet you with a warm welcome and introduce everyone. We will review the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island is located on ¼ mile of unobstructed oceanfront property. Recently completing a $17 million renovation to become a Holiday Inn Resort, this hotel is perfect for the business or leisure guest. Our unique location and amenities provide for a relaxing yet stimulating experience on Jekyll Island.

Contact info:
711 North Beachview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 912-635-2211
web: www.hijklresort.com

Room amenities: Room amenities include a flat panel tv, iron/ironing board, coffee maker, hair dryer, and Wifi.

Facility amenities: Amenities include an oceanfront pool and hot tub, poolside tiki bar, on-site bicycle rentals, business center, full service restaurant and bar, state of the art fitness center with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean,and free Wifi to name a few.

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

Additional nights before: $90 plus resort fee and taxes.
Book directly through the Sales Office to receive this rate call.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 12 - Beginning Bridge lecture and evaluating hands.
Breakfast: Enjoy our delicious breakfast at Beach House, our on-site restaurant. Items include: seasonal fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, cold cereals, yogurt, bacon, sausage, gravy, hash browns, grits, Danish, biscuits, waffles, bagels, toast, and muffins. Choose from coffee, hot tea, milk, and assorted juices to complete your meal.

Morning: We will divide into groups of four at the bridge table and to play and discuss practice hands. You’ll learn terminology and goals of this great game. No fear, you’ll never be tested nor asked questions. You’ll simply participate; meet new friends and HAVE FUN!

Lunch: Enjoy a delightful lunch.

Afternoon: Evaluating our hands. Aces and kings and other high cards are nice but length and shortness and also important. We’ll play hands to learn the difference between Trump and Notrump contracts. After this session (on your own) take a stroll along the boardwalk from the pool area to the beach, appreciating the protected ancient oak trees of the Maritime Forest along the way.

Dinner: A delicious dinner will be served.

Evening: Play “No Bid” bridge with new friends. Your instructor will be available to discuss hands as needed.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island is located on ¼ mile of unobstructed oceanfront property. Recently completing a $17 million renovation to become a Holiday Inn Resort, this hotel is perfect for the business or leisure guest. Our unique location and amenities provide for a relaxing yet stimulating experience on Jekyll Island.

Contact info:
711 North Beachview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 912-635-2211
web: www.hijklresort.com

Room amenities: Room amenities include a flat panel tv, iron/ironing board, coffee maker, hair dryer, and Wifi.

Facility amenities: Amenities include an oceanfront pool and hot tub, poolside tiki bar, on-site bicycle rentals, business center, full service restaurant and bar, state of the art fitness center with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean,and free Wifi to name a few.

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

Additional nights before: $90 plus resort fee and taxes.
Book directly through the Sales Office to receive this rate call.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 13 - Introduction to Notrump play.
Breakfast: Enjoy our delicious breakfast at Beach House, our on-site restaurant.

Morning: Introduction to Notrump play. We’ll examine the qualities of notrump hands and how to respond when partner opens notrump

Lunch: Enjoy a delightful lunch.

Afternoon: Opening the bidding in Hearts and Spades. We will learn the Five-Card Major system of bidding. In addition, we will consider defensive tactics like: “What’s a good opening lead?”

Dinner: A delicious dinner will be served.

Evening: Shuffle, play and relax with no set agenda. Consider the building blocks of today’s activity. It’s a great opportunity for questions.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island is located on ¼ mile of unobstructed oceanfront property. Recently completing a $17 million renovation to become a Holiday Inn Resort, this hotel is perfect for the business or leisure guest. Our unique location and amenities provide for a relaxing yet stimulating experience on Jekyll Island.

Contact info:
711 North Beachview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 912-635-2211
web: www.hijklresort.com

Room amenities: Room amenities include a flat panel tv, iron/ironing board, coffee maker, hair dryer, and Wifi.

Facility amenities: Amenities include an oceanfront pool and hot tub, poolside tiki bar, on-site bicycle rentals, business center, full service restaurant and bar, state of the art fitness center with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean,and free Wifi to name a few.

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

Additional nights before: $90 plus resort fee and taxes.
Book directly through the Sales Office to receive this rate call.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 14 - How to open a bid.
Breakfast: Enjoy our delicious breakfast at Beach House, our on-site restaurant.

Morning: Opening the bidding in Clubs and Diamonds. We refer to these as minor suits. We will play and defend practice hands and how to respond to opener’s bid.

Lunch: Enjoy a delightful lunch.

Afternoon: This is the ideal time to discover the island’s pristine beaches and nature reserves, or pay a visit to the historic district. The conference room will also be open for participants who would prefer to play bridge.

Dinner: One dinner is open for you to explore on your own at award winning local restaurants.

Evening: Enjoy your free evening or bridge play with your new friends in the conference room.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Resort

Description: Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island is located on ¼ mile of unobstructed oceanfront property. Recently completing a $17 million renovation to become a Holiday Inn Resort, this hotel is perfect for the business or leisure guest. Our unique location and amenities provide for a relaxing yet stimulating experience on Jekyll Island.

Contact info:
711 North Beachview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 912-635-2211
web: www.hijklresort.com

Room amenities: Room amenities include a flat panel tv, iron/ironing board, coffee maker, hair dryer, and Wifi.

Facility amenities: Amenities include an oceanfront pool and hot tub, poolside tiki bar, on-site bicycle rentals, business center, full service restaurant and bar, state of the art fitness center with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean,and free Wifi to name a few.

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

Additional nights before: $90 plus resort fee and taxes.
Book directly through the Sales Office to receive this rate call.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 15 - Advancing the bidding.
Breakfast: Enjoy our delicious breakfast at Beach House, our on-site restaurant.

Morning: Advancing the bidding. What do we do after an opening bid is made? We’ll also consider hands with lots of high cards

Lunch: Enjoy a delightful lunch.

Afternoon: Competing in the bidding. We do have opponents! We’ll examine overcalls, the concept of “takeout doubles” and preempts.

Dinner: A delicious dinner will be served.

Evening: Relax and play in a friendly tournament. We will play hands to reinforce our newly acquired skills

Lodging: Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 16 - Putting it all together.
Breakfast: Enjoy our delicious breakfast at Beach House, our on-site restaurant.

Morning: Putting it All Together. We’ll review key points and discuss: What’s next?

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Jekyll Island
General OverviewJekyll Island's Historic District has several speciality shops as well as the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, once the clubhouse for many of America's elite business men. Other areas of interest located near Jekyll Island are St. Simons Island, home to several historic places including Fort Frederica, Bloody Marsh Battle site, etc. There are also other interesting islands located near Jekyll Island including Sapelo Island where you will find a plantation once owned by R. J. Reynolds and Cumberland Island home to many wild horses. Other areas of interest near Jekyll Isalnd include Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, an old rice plantation and Brunswick Georgia which has many historic buildings and landmarks as well as several antique shops. Jekyll Island is located approximately one hour south of Historic Savannah Georgia.

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
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
10 Hands-on experiences

Ratings

4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

Support Lifelong Learning

Our educational adventures are made possible by donors like you

Please support lifelong learning here

Free Catalog | Refer a Friend | Gift Certificates | Press | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Careers | Contact Us

© Elderhostel, Inc. 2014
11 Avenue de Lafayette | Boston MA 02111 | Toll-Free 1-800-454-5768