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CRAFTSBURY COMMON, VERMONT

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Program #20276RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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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
The elevation at the Craftsbury outdoor Center does not exceed 2000 feet.

Equipment Requirements
Our Touring Center has a wide array of wax less rental skis, and can outfit anyone needing ski gear. High-performance skating and wax able classic ski equipment is also available, and our demo program is a great way to try out the latest ski equipment. Our rental fee for a package including skis, boots and poles costs $40.00 for the week.

Itinerary for Jan 21 — Jan 25, 2013

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Type: Lodge

Contact info:
535 Lost Nation Road
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 USA
phone: 802-586-7767
web: www.craftsbury.com/Road Scholar

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

Bathroom: Our lodging is dorm style with a shared bath down the hall. For an upgrade fee, bedrooms are available with private bath facilities. For information and availability please contact our office at 802-586-7767.

Additional nights before: $ 98.00 to $165.00
Please call our office at 802-586-7767 to arrange reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Monday, January 21 - Check -In Dinner Orientation
Afternoon: CHECK-IN: You may check in between 2:00 - 5:00 pm at the front desk in the white farmhouse. You'll receive your room assignment, room key and arrival packet with the most up-to-date schedule that we'll review during orientation this evening. You're free to explore the grounds and facilities until dinner.

Dinner: Dinner is a catered buffet of home-cooked dishes served family style in our rustic dining hall. Hot entrées with a vegetarian option, salad bar, fresh fruit and dessert are offered every evening. Every effort is made to source locally grown and organic foods and products.

Evening: ORIENTATION:.We'll have our orientation session in the Tamarack classroom following dinner. You'll meet the course instructor and review the content of the arrival packet that contains the updated schedule of activities and meals for the program, a map of the Craft bury Outdoor Center, information about the facility and roster of the participants. INTRODUCTION to ASTRONOMY:Participants will learn the fundamentals of astronomy, with an emphasis on some of the more exciting and interesting aspects. We will explore the scale of the universe and it;s contents - galaxies, dark matter, stars and planets and the story of the Big Bang.

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Contact info:
535 Lost Nation Road
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 USA
phone: 802-586-7767
web: www.craftsbury.com/Road Scholar

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

Bathroom: Our lodging is dorm style with a shared bath down the hall. For an upgrade fee, bedrooms are available with private bath facilities. For information and availability please contact our office at 802-586-7767.

Additional nights before: $ 98.00 to $165.00
Please call our office at 802-586-7767 to arrange reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, January 22 - Astronomy Course Ski Lesson
Breakfast: A hearty breakfast buffet with hot entrée, fruit, and cereal options.

Morning: STRETCHING CLASS: Learn good stretching technique for before and after skiing. SKI LESSONS: Chose a ski group to fit your ability. Novice to expert technique will be taught with plenty of time to practice your new skills.

Lunch: A hearty lunch buffet with hot entrees, homemade bread, soups , salad , fresh fruit and dessert.

Afternoon: Astronomy course: The Scale of the Universe: How big and how far? Appreciating the scale of the universe requires both a language to communicate and a series of exercises to build a mental model of the nearly inconceivably huge. For most non- Scientists, this is also an exercise in frustration. Yet that very nature of the visible Universe( and beyond!)_ generates a deep fascination for us all because the size and age of the Universe is , in fact, describable. How big is the visible Universe? How old is it? How is it changing?

Afternoon: SKI TOUR: Join our ski instructors on our cross-country trails which are wide, expertly maintained, and groomed daily. Taste Vermont cheeses at the Wine, Cider, and Cheese Social. This is a great way mingle with other Road Scholar participants.

Dinner: Self-serve buffet in family style dining hall.

Evening: Social time / Games

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Contact info:
535 Lost Nation Road
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 USA
phone: 802-586-7767
web: www.craftsbury.com/Road Scholar

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

Bathroom: Our lodging is dorm style with a shared bath down the hall. For an upgrade fee, bedrooms are available with private bath facilities. For information and availability please contact our office at 802-586-7767.

Additional nights before: $ 98.00 to $165.00
Please call our office at 802-586-7767 to arrange reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, January 23 - Astronomy Course Ski Lesson
Breakfast: A hearty breakfast buffet with hot entrée, fruit, and cereal options.

Morning: STRETCHING CLASS then SKI LESSONS: Chose a ski group to fit your ability. Novice to expert technique will be taught with plenty of time to practice your new skills.

Lunch: A hearty lunch buffet with hot entrée, homemade bread, soup, and salad.

Afternoon: Ski Tour. Join our ski instructors on our cross-country trails which are wide, expertly maintained, and groomed daily for your enjoyment. Astronomy course: The contents of the universe: galaxies, dark matter, stars, planets. The fact that we occupy only one small planet is obvious. The fact that we orbit a star called the Sun, which provides us with heat and light is understood by even small children. But as astronomers developed better methods of gazing out into the cosmos, and better methods of understanding the science of deep space, our little corner of the Universe was found to be just one small sample of the great zoo of objects forming, burning, expanding, collapsing, orbiting and exploding across the heavens.

Dinner: Self-serve buffet in family style dining hall.

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Contact info:
535 Lost Nation Road
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 USA
phone: 802-586-7767
web: www.craftsbury.com/Road Scholar

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

Bathroom: Our lodging is dorm style with a shared bath down the hall. For an upgrade fee, bedrooms are available with private bath facilities. For information and availability please contact our office at 802-586-7767.

Additional nights before: $ 98.00 to $165.00
Please call our office at 802-586-7767 to arrange reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, January 24 - Astronomy Course Snowshoe Tour Skate Ski Lesson
Breakfast: A hearty breakfast buffet with hot entrée, fruit and cereal options.

Morning: GROUP SKI TOUR: to the classic New England village of Craftsbury. The option of a tour to Craftsbury Village is dependant upon the weather and snow conditions and requires stamina.. .

Lunch: A hearty lunch buffet with hot entrée, homemade bread, soup and salad.

Afternoon: SNOW-SHOE TOUR: Explore our snowshoe trails for lead by our resident naturalist. SKATE SKI LESSON: This option is provided for participants who are interested in learning the technique of skate skiing. Skate equipment can be borrowed from the touring center at no cost to Road Scholar. ASTRONOMY COURSE: STARS: how they form and burn and die. Stars form naturally, like raindrops, from great clouds of gas. But because they constitute the only source of light in the cosmos, their variety, forms and evolution are the most studied subject beyond our solar system. Furthermore, the demise of stars often results in the spectacular explosions called Supernovae that shine with the light of billions of stars and leave fragments behind that form the most exotic objects known.

Dinner: Self-serve buffet in family style dining hall.

Evening: Movie night

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Contact info:
535 Lost Nation Road
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 USA
phone: 802-586-7767
web: www.craftsbury.com/Road Scholar

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

Bathroom: Our lodging is dorm style with a shared bath down the hall. For an upgrade fee, bedrooms are available with private bath facilities. For information and availability please contact our office at 802-586-7767.

Additional nights before: $ 98.00 to $165.00
Please call our office at 802-586-7767 to arrange reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Friday, January 25 - Free Ski Departure
Breakfast: A hearty breakfast buffet with hot entrée, fruit, and cereal options.

Morning: Free Ski

Lunch: A hearty lunch buffet with hot entrée, homemade bread, soup, and salad or a bag lunch for travel.

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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
12 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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