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Program #4983RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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 21 — Jul 26, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Watson Homestead has been an Road Scholar super site since 1982. Comprised of over 500 acres, the site is located 15 minutes (8 miles) west of Corning. It was established by Thomas J. Watson (founder of IBM) on his birthplace - hence Watson Homestead.

Contact info:
9620 Dry Run Road
Painted Post, NY 14870 USA
phone: 607-962-0541
web: www.watsonhomestead.org

Room amenities: Heat and AC, some rooms feature an outside patio and are located one level below the dining room and classroom level - via stairs. Since we are a retreat center, individual guest rooms do not have television sets. There are television sets in three lounge areas available for guests.

Facility amenities: Amenities on site and at no extra charge to participants include indoor heated pool, hiking trails, daily group newspapers, wi-fi capable in classroom and lounge areas, chapel, coffee/beverage, free parking and snacks.

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

Additional nights before: $85
Add-a-room accommodations for participants may be available, depending on availability. Please inquire.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 21 - Registration and Swimming/Orientation
Afternoon: Registration at 3PM in the lobby, refreshments in the dining room. Swimming pool available from 4:30 - 5:30 PM.

Dinner: Dinner at 6PM

Evening: We'll go over our week's schedule and get to know each other with various ice breakers and name games.

Lodging: Watson Homestead Conference & Retreat Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Watson Homestead has been an Road Scholar super site since 1982. Comprised of over 500 acres, the site is located 15 minutes (8 miles) west of Corning. It was established by Thomas J. Watson (founder of IBM) on his birthplace - hence Watson Homestead.

Contact info:
9620 Dry Run Road
Painted Post, NY 14870 USA
phone: 607-962-0541
web: www.watsonhomestead.org

Room amenities: Heat and AC, some rooms feature an outside patio and are located one level below the dining room and classroom level - via stairs. Since we are a retreat center, individual guest rooms do not have television sets. There are television sets in three lounge areas available for guests.

Facility amenities: Amenities on site and at no extra charge to participants include indoor heated pool, hiking trails, daily group newspapers, wi-fi capable in classroom and lounge areas, chapel, coffee/beverage, free parking and snacks.

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

Additional nights before: $85
Add-a-room accommodations for participants may be available, depending on availability. Please inquire.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 22 - Visit the Glenn Curtiss Museum of Aviation, lunch...
Visit the Glenn Curtiss Museum of Aviation, lunch at Keuka Lake and hike down the famous Watkins Glen Gorge, hayride.

Breakfast: Breakfast in dining room

Morning: Field trip to the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum of Aviation in Hammondsport. After a tour of the museums collections of early motorcycles and airplanes, students will create and fly their own airplane creations.

Lunch: Picnic lunch served at Champlain Beach, along the shores of Keuka Lake.

Afternoon: Hike down the famous Watkins Glen gorge with many waterfalls and deep caverns. Upon returning to the Homestead, afternoon swim time in the pool.

Dinner: Dinner in dining room

Evening: Tonight we have our hayride to the one room schoolhouse on our site.

Lodging: Watson Homestead Conference & Retreat Center

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

Description: Watson Homestead has been an Road Scholar super site since 1982. Comprised of over 500 acres, the site is located 15 minutes (8 miles) west of Corning. It was established by Thomas J. Watson (founder of IBM) on his birthplace - hence Watson Homestead.

Contact info:
9620 Dry Run Road
Painted Post, NY 14870 USA
phone: 607-962-0541
web: www.watsonhomestead.org

Room amenities: Heat and AC, some rooms feature an outside patio and are located one level below the dining room and classroom level - via stairs. Since we are a retreat center, individual guest rooms do not have television sets. There are television sets in three lounge areas available for guests.

Facility amenities: Amenities on site and at no extra charge to participants include indoor heated pool, hiking trails, daily group newspapers, wi-fi capable in classroom and lounge areas, chapel, coffee/beverage, free parking and snacks.

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

Additional nights before: $85
Add-a-room accommodations for participants may be available, depending on availability. Please inquire.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 23 - Visit the Corning Museum of Glass and create your...
Visit the Corning Museum of Glass and create your own blown ornament and fused piece at the Hands-on Glass Studio in Corning. Climb the 36 foot tower! Begin the painting of our ceramic art projects in the Art Room.

Breakfast: Breakfast in dining room.

Morning: Field trip to the famous Corning Museum of Glass, the largest collection of glass in the world. This morning we will also each blow a glass ornament and make a fused glass magnet or pin.

Lunch: Picnic lunch served on the Patio of the Museum of Glass.

Afternoon: Finish up our visit to the Corning Museum of Glass complex and return to the Homestead to climb the 36' vertical climbing tower. Plus afternoon swim time in the pool.

Dinner: Dinner in dining room

Evening: Evening program: We begin painting our ceramic projects in the Art Room.

Lodging: Watson Homestead Conference & Retreat Center

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

Description: Watson Homestead has been an Road Scholar super site since 1982. Comprised of over 500 acres, the site is located 15 minutes (8 miles) west of Corning. It was established by Thomas J. Watson (founder of IBM) on his birthplace - hence Watson Homestead.

Contact info:
9620 Dry Run Road
Painted Post, NY 14870 USA
phone: 607-962-0541
web: www.watsonhomestead.org

Room amenities: Heat and AC, some rooms feature an outside patio and are located one level below the dining room and classroom level - via stairs. Since we are a retreat center, individual guest rooms do not have television sets. There are television sets in three lounge areas available for guests.

Facility amenities: Amenities on site and at no extra charge to participants include indoor heated pool, hiking trails, daily group newspapers, wi-fi capable in classroom and lounge areas, chapel, coffee/beverage, free parking and snacks.

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

Additional nights before: $85
Add-a-room accommodations for participants may be available, depending on availability. Please inquire.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 24 - Morning and lunch at the Benjamin Patterson Inn i...
Morning and lunch at the Benjamin Patterson Inn in Corning to work on early 19th century crafts. Walking tour of historic Market Street to learn about 19th century architecture. Slippy slide and pool time. Iroquois stories.

Breakfast: Breakfast in dining room

Morning: Field trip to the Benjamin Patterson Inn, home of the Corning-Painted Post Historical Society. There we will divide into small groups to experience hands-on early 19th century crafts: blacksmithing, spinning, open hearth cooking, their log cabin and the one-room schoolhouse.

Lunch: Picnic lunch served at the Inn.

Afternoon: This afternoon we will visit historic Market Street and learn about the architectural vocabulary for brick buildings with amazing terra cotta ornamentation, all manufactured in 19th century Corning. Plus afternoon slippy slide and swim time in the pool.

Dinner: Dinner in dining room

Evening: Evening program includes Iroquois stories, artifacts and music.

Lodging: Watson Homestead Conference & Retreat Center

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

Description: Watson Homestead has been an Road Scholar super site since 1982. Comprised of over 500 acres, the site is located 15 minutes (8 miles) west of Corning. It was established by Thomas J. Watson (founder of IBM) on his birthplace - hence Watson Homestead.

Contact info:
9620 Dry Run Road
Painted Post, NY 14870 USA
phone: 607-962-0541
web: www.watsonhomestead.org

Room amenities: Heat and AC, some rooms feature an outside patio and are located one level below the dining room and classroom level - via stairs. Since we are a retreat center, individual guest rooms do not have television sets. There are television sets in three lounge areas available for guests.

Facility amenities: Amenities on site and at no extra charge to participants include indoor heated pool, hiking trails, daily group newspapers, wi-fi capable in classroom and lounge areas, chapel, coffee/beverage, free parking and snacks.

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

Additional nights before: $85
Add-a-room accommodations for participants may be available, depending on availability. Please inquire.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 25 - Woods hike to gather dried materials for creating...
Woods hike to gather dried materials for creating a branch weaving. Creek Crawl and many more art and craft projects. Campfire with songs and skits by the grandchildren. Hand crank ice cream!

Breakfast: Breakfast in dining room

Morning: Woods hike on our property to gather natural materials to make a branch weaving. We will look for tree and flower species, animal tracks and evidence of insects.

Lunch: Lunch in the dining room.

Afternoon: Art activities including completing the branch weavings, candle dipping, rope making and tin punching. Late afternoon we will have a creek crawl - looking for fish, salamanders and frogs! Plus afternoon swim time in the pool.

Dinner: Dinner in dining room

Evening: Evening program will be making hand-cranked ice cream and our final campfire with s'mores, stories and songs.

Lodging: Watson Homestead Conference & Retreat Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, July 26 - Final art project, nine patch paper quilt square ...
Final art project, nine patch paper quilt square and one last swim in the pool. Checkout and departures.

Breakfast: Breakfast in dining room

Morning: We will explore the geometric traditions of the nine-patch quilt square and make a few squares with paper rather than cloth. One final swim for the students while the grandparents pack the car.

Lunch: Everyone creates bag lunches for departures at 11:30 a.m. Vouchers to visit the Rockwell Museum of Western Art in downtown corning will be available.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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Painted Post, NY
Finger Lakes Wine Country607.974.6570 tollfree 1.800.596.9322
For additional information, visit: www.fingerlakeswinecountry.com
Greater Corning Area Chamber of Commerce607.962.8997 toll free 1.866.163.6264
For additional information, visit: www.CorningNY.com

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
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
14 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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