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LAKE JUNALUSKA, NORTH CAROLINA

Why Am I Scots-Irish?, Southern Appalachia Culture, Mountain Folklore

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Program #21340RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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.
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 Aug 24 — Aug 29, 2014

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Hotel overlooking scenic Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains with a 2.5 mile walking trail around the lake. Indoor fitness center and outdoor tennis courts on campus. Golf course located across from the Assembly grounds. Boating and swimming available in season. Alcohol and smoke-free facilities.

Contact info:
55 Lambuth Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x290
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board, hair dryer. Each room has a TV and wireless Internet access (with personal laptop). Computer in main lobby for access to email and Internet. Individual climate controlled heating and air conditioning. Linens are provided for the week. Full maid service with fresh linens and towels will be provided on Wednesday. Daily maid service is limited to the emptying of trash baskets.

Facility amenities: Hotel lobby offers coffee and tea. Drink and snack machines, classroom and dining room on first floor. Ice and drink machines located near elevator on each guest floor.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. 1-800-222-4930

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, August 24 - Welcome!
Afternoon: Registration from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM in the lobby of the Lambuth Inn hotel.
Following Registration enjoy all Lake Junaluska has to offer.

Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room, buffet style.

Evening: Orientation

Lodging: Lambuth Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Hotel overlooking scenic Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains with a 2.5 mile walking trail around the lake. Indoor fitness center and outdoor tennis courts on campus. Golf course located across from the Assembly grounds. Boating and swimming available in season. Alcohol and smoke-free facilities.

Contact info:
55 Lambuth Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x290
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board, hair dryer. Each room has a TV and wireless Internet access (with personal laptop). Computer in main lobby for access to email and Internet. Individual climate controlled heating and air conditioning. Linens are provided for the week. Full maid service with fresh linens and towels will be provided on Wednesday. Daily maid service is limited to the emptying of trash baskets.

Facility amenities: Hotel lobby offers coffee and tea. Drink and snack machines, classroom and dining room on first floor. Ice and drink machines located near elevator on each guest floor.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. 1-800-222-4930

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, August 25 - Morning and afternoon courses with evening entert...
Breakfast: Breakfast served in Hotel dining room

Morning: Course one: Examine the origins and pre-contact of the Cherokee Indians with Lee Knight. Course two: Scottish emigrations to America and settlers of the British Isles

Lunch: Lunch served in Hotel dining room

Afternoon: "Blow the Tannery Whistle".....a story about growing up in Sylva where the whistle at the local tannery regulated not only the work shifts, but the daily lives of the people living there. The story covers 60 years and stresses the role that the whistle had in the lives of family.

Dinner: Dinner served in Hotel dining room

Evening: History of Lake Junaluska tour by trolley or boat.

Lodging: Lambuth Inn

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

Description: Hotel overlooking scenic Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains with a 2.5 mile walking trail around the lake. Indoor fitness center and outdoor tennis courts on campus. Golf course located across from the Assembly grounds. Boating and swimming available in season. Alcohol and smoke-free facilities.

Contact info:
55 Lambuth Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x290
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board, hair dryer. Each room has a TV and wireless Internet access (with personal laptop). Computer in main lobby for access to email and Internet. Individual climate controlled heating and air conditioning. Linens are provided for the week. Full maid service with fresh linens and towels will be provided on Wednesday. Daily maid service is limited to the emptying of trash baskets.

Facility amenities: Hotel lobby offers coffee and tea. Drink and snack machines, classroom and dining room on first floor. Ice and drink machines located near elevator on each guest floor.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. 1-800-222-4930

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, August 26 - Morning and afternoon courses
Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room

Morning: Course one: Coming of Europeans, where they came from and how they lived. Course two: Celts - their language, culture and religion and early Scottish history.

Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room

Afternoon: Course: Mason Jars in the Flood. This class as well as Class 3 will focus on my book and the episodes that give an insight into Appalachian culture and tradition. In addition, there will be discussion on three of the instructor's plays: "The Raindrop Waltz, "Prince of Dark Corners" and "Birdell."

Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room

Evening: Enjoy a movie.

Lodging: Lambuth Inn

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

Description: Hotel overlooking scenic Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains with a 2.5 mile walking trail around the lake. Indoor fitness center and outdoor tennis courts on campus. Golf course located across from the Assembly grounds. Boating and swimming available in season. Alcohol and smoke-free facilities.

Contact info:
55 Lambuth Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x290
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board, hair dryer. Each room has a TV and wireless Internet access (with personal laptop). Computer in main lobby for access to email and Internet. Individual climate controlled heating and air conditioning. Linens are provided for the week. Full maid service with fresh linens and towels will be provided on Wednesday. Daily maid service is limited to the emptying of trash baskets.

Facility amenities: Hotel lobby offers coffee and tea. Drink and snack machines, classroom and dining room on first floor. Ice and drink machines located near elevator on each guest floor.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. 1-800-222-4930

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, August 27 - Morning and evening courses with the afternoon fr...
Morning and evening courses with the afternoon free for your own pleasure.

Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room

Morning: Course one: Cherokee-European conflict – trail of tears. Course two: Basic Scottish history to the Plantation

Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room

Afternoon: Free Afternoon to explore the area.

Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room

Evening: Storytelling and lecture will stress stereotypes in Appalachia, and theories in such books as Night Comes to the Cumberlands (Harry Caudell) and Yesterday's People (Jack Weller).

Lodging: Lambuth Inn

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

Description: Hotel overlooking scenic Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains with a 2.5 mile walking trail around the lake. Indoor fitness center and outdoor tennis courts on campus. Golf course located across from the Assembly grounds. Boating and swimming available in season. Alcohol and smoke-free facilities.

Contact info:
55 Lambuth Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x290
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board, hair dryer. Each room has a TV and wireless Internet access (with personal laptop). Computer in main lobby for access to email and Internet. Individual climate controlled heating and air conditioning. Linens are provided for the week. Full maid service with fresh linens and towels will be provided on Wednesday. Daily maid service is limited to the emptying of trash baskets.

Facility amenities: Hotel lobby offers coffee and tea. Drink and snack machines, classroom and dining room on first floor. Ice and drink machines located near elevator on each guest floor.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. 1-800-222-4930

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, August 28 - Morning and afternoon courses with evening entert...
Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room

Morning: Course one: 1800’s American Civil War, Industrialization of Southern Appalachia. Course two: Emigration to Ulster and emigration to America.

Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room

Afternoon: Delve into The Tall Tale. This is a collection of Appalachian tall tales. They will include "The Coldest Day" and a series of snake tales, including hoop snakes, milk snakes and whip snakes.

Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room

Evening: Entertainment

Lodging: Lambuth Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, August 29 - Wrap Up
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room

Morning: Wrap up of Course One: Deeper your understanding of the Appalachians today. Wrap up of Course two: Enhance your knowledge of the Indenture, settlement in the colonies through American Revolution.

Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Lake Junaluska, NC
General OverviewOn the grounds: Golf (adjacent to Lake Junaluska); Tennis, Shuffleboard, walk around the lake (featuring the Rose Walk, Foot Bridge, Asbury Trail); Corneille Bryan Native Garden; The United Methodist Heritage Center; Junaluska Bookstore and Gift Shop; World Methodist Museum; Suzanna Wesley Gardens. Nearby places of interest: Downtown Waynesville with many unique shops; Asheville; Biltmore House in Asheville; Blue Ridge Parkway; Cherokee Indian Reservation; Dillsboro, Maggie Valley, Smoky Mountain National Park.

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
14 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
1 Performances

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