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Program #20536RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
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Itinerary for Jul 9 — Jul 15, 2013

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Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a lakefront on Church Po1nd, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day One: Tuesday, July 09 - Welcome to Cabot Shores
Note: The complimentary shuttle will leave the Halifax International Airport at 1:30 pm to make the 4 hour drive to Cabot Shores. Those travelling independently should plan to arrive at Cabot Shores between 3 pm and 6 pm.

Afternoon: Arrival at Cabot Shores after 3pm Afternoon Tea and snack followed by introduction to the grounds of Cabot Shores

Dinner: Welcome Dinner - Lobster at Cabot Shores Lodge

Evening: Live local music

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a lakefront on Church Po1nd, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day Two: Wednesday, July 10 - Water & Beach Adventures
Breakfast: Start the day off with optional Qi Gong, meditation or morning walk followed by Breakfast in Cabot Shores lodge.

Morning: Meet in Lodge for an orientation of the day. Set out with your guides across the Eagle Feather Ferry onto the Cabot Shores beach. Observe eagle, search the beach for heart shaped rocks and interesting drift wood, learn about seaweed mulching.

Lunch: Cook-out on the beach, build a fire site using beach rock, collect drift wood for fire

Afternoon: Walk along the beach for guided beach combing. Start collecting things for your memory box; collect a beach rock to paint. Return to Cabot Shores to relax and enjoy tea and snack. Optional: Laughter Yoga

Dinner: Dinner in the lodge

Evening: Journal about your experiences of the day & share what you learned and found that day. Sharing Circle: What’s your family history?

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a lakefront on Church Po1nd, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day Three: Thursday, July 11 - Native Mi'kmaq Immersion -Experience the Local Cu...
Breakfast: Optional Qi Gong, meditation, Nature walk followed by Breakfast in Cabot Shores lodge.

Morning: Today Elders from the Wagmatcook Band will guide us through traditional ceremonies, crafts, language, drumming and singing. Prepare to be filled with extensive knowledge of the local indigenous people who have so much to offer.

Lunch: Enjoy soup, salad & a sandwich bar in the lodge

Afternoon: The Elders will continue to present activities. Later, tea and snack followed by free time.

Dinner: BBQ Dinner around the fire

Evening: Stories around the fire (or in the tipi); Journal about your experiences of the day & share.

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a lakefront on Church Po1nd, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day Four: Friday, July 12 - Medicine Walk & Church Pond- kayak and canoe
Breakfast: Start the day with an Optional Qi Gong, mindfulness meditation or nature walk followed by Breakfast in Cabot Shores lodge.

Morning: Participate in a Medicine Walk with Barbara, open your senses to the natural environment, learn about local flora, identify plants & flowers, collect flowers to press, collect mementos and work on your memory box.

Lunch: Lunch at Cabot Shores Lodge

Afternoon: Orientation to the Ceilidh.

Afternoon: Explore Church Pond by canoes and kayaks (includes instructions for those needing it). Observe a variety of ducks, geese, cormorans, gulls and the occasional bald eagle. After return to Cabot Shores for tea and snack.

Dinner: Dinner at Cabot Shores

Evening: Attend local Ceilidh

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a lakefront on Church Po1nd, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day Five: Saturday, July 13 - Celtic Immersion and Local Specialties
Breakfast: Start the day with optional Qi Gong, mindfulness meditation, nature walk followed by breakfast in Cabot Shores lodge.

Morning: Gaelic language immersion story-telling, local Celtic history

Lunch: Lunch of local Cape Breton specialties

Afternoon: Learn to bake Cape Breton Oatcakes. Followed by tea and snack time

Dinner: Local Specialties

Evening: Music, singing, step dancing

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a lakefront on Church Po1nd, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day Six: Sunday, July 14 - Adventures in Outdoor Cooking
Breakfast: Optional Qi Gong, mindfulness meditation, nature walk followed by Breakfast in Cabot Shores lodge.

Morning: Participate in a scavenger hunt & kayak/canoe during free time

Lunch: Enjoy soup, salad & sandwich bar at the lodge.

Afternoon: Adventures in Outdoor Cooking -Learn to make pizza dough, prepare pizza toppings; build fire for cooking dinner, bake bread and pizza in outdoor wood-fired oven.

Dinner: Make your personal pizza in the outdoor wood-fired oven. Pizza Extravaganza!

Evening: Journal about your day, share what you learned today and during your entire stay. View the “week in review”. Present your memory box to your grandparent or grandchild. Closing Circle

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Cabot Shores, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Indian Brook and the French River Wilderness. It has four star comforts by night and all kinds of adventures, from mild to wild, by day. Cabot Shores is becoming a “green” eco friendly Wilderness Resort. Add great local food, music and guides to friendly staff, and you have the makings of a great gathering place for life long learners enjoying adventure experiences. Outdoor and cultural--with great stories and memories guaranteed.

Contact info:
30 Cuchanan Drive & Buchanan Dr
Indian Brook, NS B0C1H0
phone: 866-929-2585
web: www.cabotshores.com

Room amenities: Depending on the number of enrollments, the group will be staying in either the lodge or chalets. Both of these accommodations are 4 stars and have private baths.

Facility amenities: Cabot Shores is a 55-acre private Cape Breton Island sanctuary with breathtaking views, a 2000-foot ocean beachfront, a lakefront on Church Po1nd, a waterfall fed Indian Brook, and all modern conveniences. Services and amenities include: fire-pits, laundry service, high speed wireless internet access in lodge,

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

Additional nights before: $125 for food and lodging
Participants can register for pre and post nights at Cabot Shores. Cabot Shores offereing Road Scholar participants special rate of $125 per day all inclusive lodging and food for Road Scholar participants (not including alcohol, tax, optional gratuity). Please contact Cabot Shores directly at 866-929-2585 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group.


Day Seven: Monday, July 15 - Recap Adventures of the Week
Breakfast: Optional Qi Gong, mindfulness meditation, nature walk followed by Breakfast in Cabot Shores lodge.

Morning: Free time to walk, pack, kayak or canoe... end of program. For those who wish to take the complimentary shuttle to Halifax Int'l Airport, it departs at 7:30 am.

Lodging: Cabot Shores

Meals Included: Breakfast

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