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MOUNT VERNON, WASHINGTON

Back to the Farm: Nature Studies With Your Younger Grandchild

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Program #14858RJ
3 Days | 2 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
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Itinerary for Jun 24 — Jun 26, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Camp Brotherhood is a 200 acre "family friendly" retreat facility where people from different faiths, ethnic and racial backgrounds can come together and learn from one another in a tranquil setting.

Contact info:
24880 Brotherhood Road
Mt. Vernon, WA 98274 USA
phone: 866-344-2267
web: www.campbrotherhood.org

Room amenities: Each uniquely furnished.

Facility amenities: Farm, forested setting, walking trails.

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

Additional nights before:
Not available.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Monday, June 24 - Check-In/Orientation
Afternoon: Check in at between 3-5 PM. Kids will assist adults in making their own beds and unpacking. Each child will be given a disposable camera for shots during their stay. Crank home-made ice cream from 4-5. Reception, Welcome, introductions and orientation at 5 PM.

Dinner: Hayride to outdoor barbeque at picnic shelter.

Evening: Under instruction, nail a bird house together. Meet the animals. At dark, view the heavens with telescopes under the direction of amateur astronomers.

Lodging: Camp Brotherhood

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Camp Brotherhood is a 200 acre "family friendly" retreat facility where people from different faiths, ethnic and racial backgrounds can come together and learn from one another in a tranquil setting.

Contact info:
24880 Brotherhood Road
Mt. Vernon, WA 98274 USA
phone: 866-344-2267
web: www.campbrotherhood.org

Room amenities: Each uniquely furnished.

Facility amenities: Farm, forested setting, walking trails.

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

Additional nights before:
Not available.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, June 25 - Paint a Bird House, Feed the Animals and Make S'm...
Paint a Bird House, Feed the Animals and Make S'mores with Your Grandchild

Breakfast: Breakfast at 8 AM in Dining Hall.

Morning: Under instruction, the two of you will paint your own birdhouse using water color paint. A nature hike and free time will take you to lunch.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: After lunch, a science teacher will instruct adults and kids on the use of a microscope there will be free time for rests and/or walks. Children and adults will also have time to swim together with a lifeguard present, as an option. Feeding the Camp's farm animals will again take place before the humans have dinner.

Dinner:

Evening: Field games for the kids will be followed by a campfire and smores.

Lodging: Camp Brotherhood

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Three: Wednesday, June 26 - Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast at 8 AM. Each make their own sandwiches for lunch.

Morning: Each child will put together a memory book from the pictures taken during days 1 & 2, with the assistance of their grandparents. There will be a time for grandparents to meet as a group and share their experience and discuss ways in which to build on the new relationships that have been developed.

Lunch: Grandparent and child pick a spot on the grounds to have lunch...weather providing.

Afternoon: The packing up and leaving process will take place. Adults may want to select a scenic drive on their way home.

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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