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CRAFTSBURY COMMON, VERMONT

Cross-Country Skiing in Beautiful Rural Vermont…Plus!

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Road Scholar
Program #20276RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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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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Elevation Note
The elevation at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center does not exceed 2000 ft.

Equipment Requirements
Our Touring Center has a wide array of wax less rental skis, and can outfit anyone needing ski gear. High-performance skating and wax able classic ski equipment is also available, and our demo program is a great way to try our the latest ski equipment.Our Road Scholar rental fee for a package including skis, boots and poles costs $40.00 for the week.

Itinerary for Jan 12 — Jan 17, 2014

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Type: Lodge

Contact info:
535 Lost Nation Road
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 USA
phone: 802-586-7767
web: www.craftsbury.com/Road Scholar

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

Bathroom: Our lodging is dorm style with a shared bath down the hall. For an upgrade fee, bedrooms are available with private bath facilities. For information and availability please contact our office at 802-586-7767.

Additional nights before: $98.00 to $165.00
Please call our office at 802-586-7767 to arrange reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, January 12 - Check -In Dinner Orientation
Afternoon: CHECK-IN: You may check in between 2:00 - 5:00 pm at the front desk in the white farmhouse. You'll receive your room assignment, room key and arrival packet with the most up-to-date schedule that we'll review during orientation this evening. You're free to explore the grounds and facilities until dinner.

Dinner: Dinner is a catered buffet of home-cooked dishes served family style in our rustic dining hall. Hot entrees,with a vegetarian option, salad bar, fresh fruit and dessert are offered every evening. The Craftsbury Outdoor Center has a strong commitment to offering locally grown foods.

Evening: Orientation. We'll have our orientation session in the Tamarack classroom following dinner. You'll meet the course instructor and review the content of the arrival packet that contains the updated schedule of activities and meals for the program, a map of the Craft bury Outdoor Center, information about the facility and roster of the participants. GLOBAL DIVAS: EVER SINCE THE FIRST SONG WAS SUNG AND THE FIRST TUNE WAS PLAYED MUSIC HAS BEEN A POWERFUL CONDUIT FOR COMMUNICATING EMOTIONS AND DREAMS. THE VOICES OF WOMEN HAVE BEEN RAISED THROUGHOUT TIME IN CELEBRATION OF LIFE PASSING ON A LEGACY OF WISDOM AND TRADITION. THE UNIVERSALITY OF MUSIC IN OUR WORLD WILL BE EXPLORED IN THIS COURSE. WOMENS VOICES FROM JAZZ TO OPERA, FROM GOSPEL TO R AND B, FROM POP TO FOLK, FROM MUSICAL THEATRE TO COUNTRY MUSIC WILL BE COVERED. THE WOMEN PORTRAYED IN THIS COURSE ARE REVERED FOR THEIR ARTISTIC AND SOCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS MANY OF THEM HAVE EVEN OVERCOME THE RESTRICTIONS OF THEIR CULTURES TO BECOME INTERNATIONAL STARS. SOME HAVE HAD TO LEAVE THEIR NATIVE LANDS TO PURSUE THEIR ARTISTIC GOALS, WHEREAS OTHERS HAVE FOUND FAME AND SUPPORT WITHIN THEIR COUNTRY. THE TERM DIVA ...GODDESS QUEENLY PRIMA DONNAS SOME OF THE SINGERS REPRESENTED ARE GLAMOUR AND SOPHISTICATION PERSONIFIED, HOWEVER DIVAS ARE ALSO TO BE FOUND AMONG THOSE WHO FIND DIGNITY IN HUMBLER THINGS.THESE WOMEN TELL TALES FROM THEIR FOLKLORE THEY SING OF ASPIRATIONS FOR THEIR CHILDREN.MANY HAD TO FORGE THEIR OWN VOCABULARIES, BRAVING ENTRENCHED TABOOS BECAUSE THEIR CHOSEN INSTRUMENT WAS PREVIOUSLY CONSIDERED TO BE EXCLUSIVELY FOR MEN. EACH OF THESE ARTISTS HAD TO FIND COURAGE TO GET THEIR MESSAGE OUT. THEY FOUND THEIR IDENTITIES. BEAT THE ODDS AND SPOKE FOR THE SILENT ONES.

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Contact info:
535 Lost Nation Road
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 USA
phone: 802-586-7767
web: www.craftsbury.com/Road Scholar

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

Bathroom: Our lodging is dorm style with a shared bath down the hall. For an upgrade fee, bedrooms are available with private bath facilities. For information and availability please contact our office at 802-586-7767.

Additional nights before: $98.00 to $165.00
Please call our office at 802-586-7767 to arrange reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, January 13 - Group Ski Lesson Global Divas Wine & Cheese Soci...
Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: EXERCISE CLASS: Warm up those muscles for cross-country skiing. GROUP SKI LESSON: Experienced instructors provide easy to follow advice to skiers of all abilities.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: GROUP SKI LESSON GLOBAL DIVAS: Introduction to the concept of global divas. Explore the contribution of Marian Anderson, Aretha Franklin, Patsy Cline and Odetta. WINE & CHEESE SOCIAL: Here is a chance to get to know other Road Scholar participants while sampling Vermont cheeses and apple cider.

Dinner: Dinner.

Evening: Social Time: Enjoy a board game or puzzle in cozy Cedar Lounge. Take this time to read, watch a movie, relax or take a sauna.

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Contact info:
535 Lost Nation Road
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 USA
phone: 802-586-7767
web: www.craftsbury.com/Road Scholar

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

Bathroom: Our lodging is dorm style with a shared bath down the hall. For an upgrade fee, bedrooms are available with private bath facilities. For information and availability please contact our office at 802-586-7767.

Additional nights before: $98.00 to $165.00
Please call our office at 802-586-7767 to arrange reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, January 14 - Balance and Stretch Ski lesson Global Divas
Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: BALANCE and STRETCH: Maintain and improve your balance with a few simple exercises. Learn warm-up and cool-down exercises for cross-country skiing GROUP SKI LESSONS with expert instructors.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: GROUP SKI LESSON GLOBAL DIVAS: This afternoon we will listen to recordings by Joan Baez, Mercedes Sosa, Amalia Rodriguez, Gal Costa, Lydia Mendoza and Celina Gonzalez. We will also explore the works of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. Each afternoon may include listening to recordings, participatory singing and film clips.

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: Social Time

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Contact info:
535 Lost Nation Road
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 USA
phone: 802-586-7767
web: www.craftsbury.com/Road Scholar

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

Bathroom: Our lodging is dorm style with a shared bath down the hall. For an upgrade fee, bedrooms are available with private bath facilities. For information and availability please contact our office at 802-586-7767.

Additional nights before: $98.00 to $165.00
Please call our office at 802-586-7767 to arrange reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, January 15 - Core Conditioning Class Ski Lesson Global Divas
Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Core Strength Exercise: Learn the exercises that strengthen your torso and protects your back during skiing as well as daily activities. GROUP SKI LESSON

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: GROUP SKI LESSON GLOBAL DIVAS: This afternoon we will listen to Edith Piaf, Marlene Dietrich, Miriam Mekeba, Fairuz, Shoshana Damari,

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: Videos of Bartoli and Baez

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Contact info:
535 Lost Nation Road
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 USA
phone: 802-586-7767
web: www.craftsbury.com/Road Scholar

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

Bathroom: Our lodging is dorm style with a shared bath down the hall. For an upgrade fee, bedrooms are available with private bath facilities. For information and availability please contact our office at 802-586-7767.

Additional nights before: $98.00 to $165.00
Please call our office at 802-586-7767 to arrange reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, January 16 - Group Ski Tour Snowshoe Outing Skate Ski Lesson G...
Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: GROUP SKI TOUR, all abilities, to Charley's Cabin at Hosmer Point (dependent on weather and snow conditions).

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: SNOWSHOE TOUR: Join our expert naturalist and explore our woodlands at a slower pace on snowshoes. Observe animal tracks and habitats, northern tree species and winter birds. SKATE SKI LESSON:This option is provided for participants who are interested in learning the technique of skate skiing. Skate ski equipment can be borrowed from the Touring center at no charge to Road Scholar. GLOBAL DIVAS: The week will finish up with recordings of Cecelia Bartoli, Victoria De Los Angaeles, Maria Callas and Joan Sutherland.

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: Movie

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, January 17 - Ski lesson Lunch Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: SKI LESSONS: Enjoy an hour of sking with an intructor or explore the trails on your own before heading home. FREE TIME

Lunch: Lunch in the Dining Hall or pack a bag lunch for the road.

Afternoon: Departure

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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
15 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
16 Hands-on experiences

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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