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POTOSI, MISSOURI

Hiking, Canoeing and an Amazing Underground Adventure in the Ozarks

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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Elevation ranges from 800 - 1100 feet

Itinerary for Oct 13 — Oct 18, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Modern hotel style room with patio or balcony overlooking Sunnen Lake. Property has Wi-Fi.

Contact info:
13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, MO 63664 USA
phone: 314-241-9622
web: www.troutlodge.org

Room amenities: Guest controlled heat and air condition. Balcony or patio overlooking Sunnen Lake.

Facility amenities: Wi-Fi available in most areas of property. Laundry is also available

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 per person special rate.
Additional nights include 3 meals in our dining room and most Trout Lodge activities.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 13 - Check-in and orientation.
Note: Arrive and check in beginning at 3:30pm. Fruit basket at registration table.

Afternoon: Orientation at 4:30pm.

Dinner: Hot buffet dinner including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices. Full salad bar with fresh fruit and soup. Many dessert options.

Evening: Get To Know You Activities with a snack.

Lodging: YMCA Trout Lodge

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Modern hotel style room with patio or balcony overlooking Sunnen Lake. Property has Wi-Fi.

Contact info:
13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, MO 63664 USA
phone: 314-241-9622
web: www.troutlodge.org

Room amenities: Guest controlled heat and air condition. Balcony or patio overlooking Sunnen Lake.

Facility amenities: Wi-Fi available in most areas of property. Laundry is also available

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 per person special rate.
Additional nights include 3 meals in our dining room and most Trout Lodge activities.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 14 - 1 mile Nature hike through the Ozark woods with n...
1 mile Nature hike through the Ozark woods with naturalist Pontoon Tour Climb Alpine Tower Canoeing lessons Karaoke

Note: Group will meet in the main lobby before heading to activity areas. Guests may be split into smaller groups to maximize the time and quality at each activity.

Breakfast: Hot buffet style breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, hot and cold cereals and pastries as well as coffees, teas and juices.

Morning: Take a guided one mile nature hike through the woods here on our 5200 acres. Follow the hike with canoeing lessons on beautiful Sunnen Lake.

Lunch: Hot buffet lunch including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices. Full salad bar with fresh fruit and soup. Many dessert options.

Afternoon: Climb Alpine Tower as well as spend more time learning about canoeing and exploring the different coves of Sunnen Lake. Optional pontoon tour in the afternoon.

Dinner: Hot buffet dinner including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices. Full salad bar with fresh fruit and soup. Many dessert options.

Evening: Karaoke and Evening tea - an opportunity to socialize and get to know each other better. Hot tea, coffee, and scones will be available as well as some of your favorite songs to sing along with.

Lodging: YMCA Trout Lodge

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

Description: Modern hotel style room with patio or balcony overlooking Sunnen Lake. Property has Wi-Fi.

Contact info:
13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, MO 63664 USA
phone: 314-241-9622
web: www.troutlodge.org

Room amenities: Guest controlled heat and air condition. Balcony or patio overlooking Sunnen Lake.

Facility amenities: Wi-Fi available in most areas of property. Laundry is also available

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 per person special rate.
Additional nights include 3 meals in our dining room and most Trout Lodge activities.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 15 - Options for hiking or Zumba and Archery or Rifler...
Options for hiking or Zumba and Archery or Riflery lessons Aquatic ecology lessons and more canoeing on Sunnen Lake and a Barn dance in the evening

Note: We will meet in the lobby to go to activity areas - participants may be split into groups to maximize time at activities

Breakfast: Hot buffet style breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, hot and cold cereals and pastries as well as coffees, teas and juices.

Morning: Participants will have the choice between a Zumba class and a guided 1 mile nature hike. Following the class participants will take archery and riflery lessons.

Lunch: Hot buffet lunch including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices. Full salad bar with fresh fruit and soup. Many dessert options.

Afternoon: Archery and riflery lessons followed by over 2 hours of caoneing on Sunnen Lake learning about the history and exploring the Aquatic Ecosystems

Dinner: Hot buffet dinner including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices. Full salad bar with fresh fruit and soup. Many dessert options.

Evening: Barn Dance - Line dancing instruction with our professional ranch staff

Lodging: YMCA Trout Lodge

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

Description: Modern hotel style room with patio or balcony overlooking Sunnen Lake. Property has Wi-Fi.

Contact info:
13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, MO 63664 USA
phone: 314-241-9622
web: www.troutlodge.org

Room amenities: Guest controlled heat and air condition. Balcony or patio overlooking Sunnen Lake.

Facility amenities: Wi-Fi available in most areas of property. Laundry is also available

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 per person special rate.
Additional nights include 3 meals in our dining room and most Trout Lodge activities.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 16 - Guided hike along our beautiful 2 mile Cold Sprin...
Guided hike along our beautiful 2 mile Cold Springs trail and a trip to the Bonne Terre Mine - followed by a trip to a local winery. Spend the evening discussing some of the greatest adventure movies in Hollywoods History.

Note: Bus will depart at 12:15pm and return at dinner time. Must be able to walk down 60 stairs to enter the mine. Bring your camera as this is a sight to see!!

Breakfast: Hot buffet style breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, hot and cold cereals and pastries as well as coffees, teas and juices.

Morning: Take a guided tour through our beautiful forest ending by our natural cold springs. Also enjoy some free time at our facility. You can enjoy more canoeing, archery or riflery.

Lunch: Hot buffet lunch including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices. Full salad bar with fresh fruit and soup. Many dessert options.

Afternoon: Enjoy a field trip to the well known Bonne Terre Mine. This is truly a natural wonder. We will hike through the mines as well as take a pontoon ride on the underground lake. This destination was voted as one of America's top 100 adventures. We will follow this trip with a visit to a local winery where you will sample local made wines.

Dinner: Hot buffet dinner including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices. Full salad bar with fresh fruit and soup. Many dessert options.

Evening: Enjoy a fun, relaxing evening discussing the greatest Adventure films in Hollywood while spending time with your new friends.

Lodging: YMCA Trout Lodge

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

Description: Modern hotel style room with patio or balcony overlooking Sunnen Lake. Property has Wi-Fi.

Contact info:
13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, MO 63664 USA
phone: 314-241-9622
web: www.troutlodge.org

Room amenities: Guest controlled heat and air condition. Balcony or patio overlooking Sunnen Lake.

Facility amenities: Wi-Fi available in most areas of property. Laundry is also available

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 per person special rate.
Additional nights include 3 meals in our dining room and most Trout Lodge activities.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 17 - Travel in the air on a zip line, enjoy a tour of ...
Travel in the air on a zip line, enjoy a tour of the ranch and a peaceful valley ride, explore mud cave and spend the evening at a campfire under the stars

Note: Today will require closed toed shoes. You will get muddy and wet while exploring the mud cave located here on property. Guests may be split into smaller groups top maximize the experience with each activity

Breakfast: Hot buffet style breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, hot and cold cereals and pastries as well as coffees, teas and juices.

Morning: Enjoy a ride on our 50 foot zip line. This is quite a thrill. You will also learn a bit about horses down at the triangle Y ranch as you get a tour of the stables and enjoy a peaceful ride.

Lunch: Hot buffet lunch including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices. Full salad bar with fresh fruit and soup. Many dessert options.

Afternoon: Spend the afternoon taking a nature hike to our very own natural wonder...Mud Cave. We will then explore the cave and get a sense of what total and complete darkness is. This is a fun adventure but you will get wet and dirty!

Dinner: Hot buffet dinner including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices. Full salad bar with fresh fruit and soup. Many dessert options.

Evening: Campfire under the stars followed by an Astronomy lesson and an Ice Cream Social - have a snack with all the fixings! Pick up your passport sticker and socialize on the last night.

Lodging: YMCA Trout Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 18 - Check out. Free time.
Note: Check out time is by 11:30am

Breakfast: Hot buffet style breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, hot and cold cereals and pastries as well as coffees, teas and juices.

Morning: Enjoy a relaxing morning, play a round of min golf or try more activities such as archery, riflery or more canoeing. Say goodbyes to your new friends.

Lunch: Hot buffet lunch with salad bar. Menu varies. A boxed lunch is available for an additional fee for those that wish to leave as soon as class is over.

Afternoon: Free time available to use YMCA Trout Lodge after check-out for all participants. Do some of the activities that you wanted to do but didn't get the chance.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Potosi, MO
YMCA Trout LodgeFull use of YMCA Trout Lodge. Includes boathouse, fishing, hiking, tennis, golf, mini-golf, lake swimming, Arts and Crafts, horseback riding and climbing towers. Some may require an additional fee.
For additional information, visit: www.ymcatroutlodge.org
Elephant RocksThe giant elephant-shaped granite boulders are the star at Elephant Rocks State Park. The coarsely crystalline red granite forms are popular with history buffs (who like to read the names of the 19th century miners who used to work in the area and who carved their names into rocks), children (who love to climb and scramble over and through the rocks) and parents (who revel in taking pictures of their children pretending to push the rocks). The park has a trail that winds through the rocks, which is an interpretative Braille trail. Abundant picnic areas and vibrant fall colors add to the park’s appeal.
For additional information, visit: mostateparks.com/park/elephant-rocks-state-park
Johnson Shut-insPlay in the shallows of the East Fork of the Black River. Shoot through Mother Nature’s hydraulics in the shut-ins. Hike a trail that will show you 1.4 billion years of geologic history. Take your horse on a pretty mountain trail. Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park is a jewel of the system, a place with something for everyone: pretty picnic areas, Ozark landscapes, natural places to swim, great campsites.
For additional information, visit: mostateparks.com/park/johnsons-shut-ins-state-park
Fort DavidsonFort Davidson (at the base of the lookout, Pilot Knob Mountain) was a strong defensive position: hexagonal walls nine feet high and ten feet thick, surrounded by a dry moat nine feet deep. Two long rifle pits ran out from the walls and a reinforced board fence topped the earthworks. Access to the fort was through a drawbridge on the southeastern corner of the structure. In September of 1864, Fort Davidson became the scene of one of the bloodiest and most important battles of the Civil War in Missouri . . . the Battle of Pilot Knob.
For additional information, visit: www.missourihistorictowns.com/missouri-historic-places/pilot-knob-missouri-history-landmarks.htm

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.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
20 Hands-on experiences

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