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MCCORMICK'S CREEK STATE PARK, INDIANA

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Program #20243RJ
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.
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Itinerary for Apr 21 — Apr 26, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: The Inn features 75 recently renovated guest rooms with private baths and maid service. A dining room, meeting rooms, recreation room and several different lounge areas. The Inn is smoke free and alcohol free. Alcohol is permitted in the individual guests rooms. The Inn is situated in McCormick's Creek, a 1,924 acre Indiana State Park south of Indianapolis and fourteen miles west of Blooming. In 1927 a naturalist program was started, the first in Indiana and the United States. Much of the infrastructure of the park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and many of the CCC-built structures, retaining walls, and elegant, arched limestone bridges remain in use today. The park entrance gatehouse and a stone arch bridge over McCormick's Creek are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Ship Information: Please address all mail to: Virginia "Ginny" Hayes Special Events Coordinator Indiana State Parks Inns 420 Water Street Kendallville IN 46755

Contact info:
250 McCormick's Creek Park Road
Spencer, IN 47460 USA
phone: 877-922-6966
web: indianainns.com

Room amenities: TV, Clock radio, desk/table, chairs. hair dryers, ironing board and iron

Facility amenities: Several lounge areas (non-alcoholic), a game room and gift shop are available year 'round. The outdoor swimming pool is only available between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies according to room type
Subject to availability. Call 1-877-922-6966 for availability and prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 21 - Check-in and Registration, Welcome Dinner, Introd...
Afternoon: Check-in and Registration available from 2.30pm at the Front Desk and in the Oak Room.

Dinner: 5:30-6:30 pm, Dinner Buffet in Inn Dining Room

Evening: After dinner Park personnel will introduce you to the park with a lecture: "This is McCormick's Creek State Park". We will also have a group photo, a chance get acquainted with classmates and staff and a tour of Inn.

Lodging: Canyon Inn @ McCormick's Creek State Park

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: The Inn features 75 recently renovated guest rooms with private baths and maid service. A dining room, meeting rooms, recreation room and several different lounge areas. The Inn is smoke free and alcohol free. Alcohol is permitted in the individual guests rooms. The Inn is situated in McCormick's Creek, a 1,924 acre Indiana State Park south of Indianapolis and fourteen miles west of Blooming. In 1927 a naturalist program was started, the first in Indiana and the United States. Much of the infrastructure of the park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and many of the CCC-built structures, retaining walls, and elegant, arched limestone bridges remain in use today. The park entrance gatehouse and a stone arch bridge over McCormick's Creek are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Ship Information: Please address all mail to: Virginia "Ginny" Hayes Special Events Coordinator Indiana State Parks Inns 420 Water Street Kendallville IN 46755

Contact info:
250 McCormick's Creek Park Road
Spencer, IN 47460 USA
phone: 877-922-6966
web: indianainns.com

Room amenities: TV, Clock radio, desk/table, chairs. hair dryers, ironing board and iron

Facility amenities: Several lounge areas (non-alcoholic), a game room and gift shop are available year 'round. The outdoor swimming pool is only available between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies according to room type
Subject to availability. Call 1-877-922-6966 for availability and prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 22 - "A 3 Act Lincoln," The making of a Man," "Native...
"A 3 Act Lincoln," The making of a Man," "Native Indiana Wildflowers, Trees and Insects," "Movies and Music"

Note: Afternoon Nature Hike

Breakfast: 7:15-8:30 Breakfast Buffet
8:15-8:40 Exercise

Morning: 9:00 "A 3 Act Lincoln, The Making of a Man" Dr. Buchman

Lunch: 11:30-1 Lunch, Dining Room

Afternoon: 1:00 Indiana Wildflowers, Trees and Insects" William Brenneman, Biologist 2:00 Nature Hikes

Dinner: 5:30 Dinner Buffet

Evening: 7:00 Famous Hoosiers, Movies and Music with Bruce Johnson, Historian

Lodging: Canyon Inn @ McCormick's Creek State Park

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

Description: The Inn features 75 recently renovated guest rooms with private baths and maid service. A dining room, meeting rooms, recreation room and several different lounge areas. The Inn is smoke free and alcohol free. Alcohol is permitted in the individual guests rooms. The Inn is situated in McCormick's Creek, a 1,924 acre Indiana State Park south of Indianapolis and fourteen miles west of Blooming. In 1927 a naturalist program was started, the first in Indiana and the United States. Much of the infrastructure of the park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and many of the CCC-built structures, retaining walls, and elegant, arched limestone bridges remain in use today. The park entrance gatehouse and a stone arch bridge over McCormick's Creek are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Ship Information: Please address all mail to: Virginia "Ginny" Hayes Special Events Coordinator Indiana State Parks Inns 420 Water Street Kendallville IN 46755

Contact info:
250 McCormick's Creek Park Road
Spencer, IN 47460 USA
phone: 877-922-6966
web: indianainns.com

Room amenities: TV, Clock radio, desk/table, chairs. hair dryers, ironing board and iron

Facility amenities: Several lounge areas (non-alcoholic), a game room and gift shop are available year 'round. The outdoor swimming pool is only available between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies according to room type
Subject to availability. Call 1-877-922-6966 for availability and prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 23 - History: "A 3 Act Lincoln," The making of a Candi...
History: "A 3 Act Lincoln," The making of a Candidate,". "Native Indiana Birds," "Famous Hoosiers" Authors, Artists and Sports"

Note: Afternoon Nature Hike

Breakfast: 7:15-8:30 Breakfast Buffet 8:15-8:30 Exercise

Morning: 9:00 "A 3 Act Lincoln, The Making of a Candidate." Dr. Randall Buchman

Lunch: 11:30 Lunch Buffet

Afternoon: 1:00 pm "Native Indiana Birds," Sam Arthur, Interpretive Naturalist 2:00 pm Nature Hikes

Dinner: 5:30 Dinner Buffet

Evening: 7:00 Famous Hoosiers "Authors, Artists, Sports" with Bruce Johnson

Lodging: Canyon Inn @ McCormick's Creek State Park

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

Description: The Inn features 75 recently renovated guest rooms with private baths and maid service. A dining room, meeting rooms, recreation room and several different lounge areas. The Inn is smoke free and alcohol free. Alcohol is permitted in the individual guests rooms. The Inn is situated in McCormick's Creek, a 1,924 acre Indiana State Park south of Indianapolis and fourteen miles west of Blooming. In 1927 a naturalist program was started, the first in Indiana and the United States. Much of the infrastructure of the park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and many of the CCC-built structures, retaining walls, and elegant, arched limestone bridges remain in use today. The park entrance gatehouse and a stone arch bridge over McCormick's Creek are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Ship Information: Please address all mail to: Virginia "Ginny" Hayes Special Events Coordinator Indiana State Parks Inns 420 Water Street Kendallville IN 46755

Contact info:
250 McCormick's Creek Park Road
Spencer, IN 47460 USA
phone: 877-922-6966
web: indianainns.com

Room amenities: TV, Clock radio, desk/table, chairs. hair dryers, ironing board and iron

Facility amenities: Several lounge areas (non-alcoholic), a game room and gift shop are available year 'round. The outdoor swimming pool is only available between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies according to room type
Subject to availability. Call 1-877-922-6966 for availability and prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 24 - "Health Care Alternatives," "Native Indiana Critt...
"Health Care Alternatives," "Native Indiana Critters," "Famous Hoosiers - Music,"

Note: Afternoon Hikes

Breakfast: 7:15-8:30 Breakfast Buffet - Dining Room 8:15-8:40 Exercise

Morning: 9:00 Health Care Alternatives with William Brenneman, Naturopath

Lunch: 11:30 -1:00 Lunch Buffet

Afternoon: 1:00 Spring at McCormick's Creek State Park - "Other woodland critters" with Sam Arthur, Interpretive Naturalist. 2:00 Nature Hikes

Dinner: 5:30 pm Dinner Buffet

Evening: 7:00 "Famous Hoosiers, Music" with Adrienne Provenzano and Bruce Johnson.

Lodging: Canyon Inn @ McCormick's Creek State Park

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

Description: The Inn features 75 recently renovated guest rooms with private baths and maid service. A dining room, meeting rooms, recreation room and several different lounge areas. The Inn is smoke free and alcohol free. Alcohol is permitted in the individual guests rooms. The Inn is situated in McCormick's Creek, a 1,924 acre Indiana State Park south of Indianapolis and fourteen miles west of Blooming. In 1927 a naturalist program was started, the first in Indiana and the United States. Much of the infrastructure of the park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and many of the CCC-built structures, retaining walls, and elegant, arched limestone bridges remain in use today. The park entrance gatehouse and a stone arch bridge over McCormick's Creek are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Ship Information: Please address all mail to: Virginia "Ginny" Hayes Special Events Coordinator Indiana State Parks Inns 420 Water Street Kendallville IN 46755

Contact info:
250 McCormick's Creek Park Road
Spencer, IN 47460 USA
phone: 877-922-6966
web: indianainns.com

Room amenities: TV, Clock radio, desk/table, chairs. hair dryers, ironing board and iron

Facility amenities: Several lounge areas (non-alcoholic), a game room and gift shop are available year 'round. The outdoor swimming pool is only available between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies according to room type
Subject to availability. Call 1-877-922-6966 for availability and prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, April 25 - "A 3 Act Lincoln, The Civil War President," "Reso...
"A 3 Act Lincoln, The Civil War President," "Resource Management," "Famous Hoosiers, Gene Stratton Porter."

Note: Nature Hikes

Breakfast: 7:15-8:30 Breakfast Buffet 8:15-8:40 Exercise

Morning: "A 3 Act Lincoln, The Civil War President," Dr. Randall Buchman

Lunch: 11:30 Lunch

Afternoon: 1:00 "Resource Management," with Sam Arthur, Interpretive Naturalist 2:00 Nature Hikes

Dinner: Buffet dinner at the hotel

Evening: 7:00 "Gene Stratton Porter, Biography and Musical Tribute" with Adrienne Provenzano.

Lodging: Canyon Inn @ McCormick's Creek State Park

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 26 - "A 3 Act Lincoln - The War comes North."
Breakfast: 7:15-8:30 Breakfast Buffet 8:15-8:40 Exercise

Morning: 9:00 "A 3 Act Lincoln, The War Comes North," with Dr. Randall Buchman.

Lunch: 11:00 Lunch buffet - Dining Room Checkout before 12:00

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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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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15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences
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