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OAKHURST, CALIFORNIA

Hiking Yosemite: Up Close and Personal

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Program #13977RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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.
Start of Program
May 4, 2014
Check in 3:00PM. You are welcome to arrive earlier and enjoy our serine landscape, but there may not be staff available to assist you before 2:00PM. Pleas call us if you plan to arrive after 6:00PM.
You will be staying at the Evergreen Conference Center, Oakhurst (ECCO) that night.
Location: Oakhurst, CA
Nearest city or town: Our nearest large town is Fresno, CA
Nearest highway: Highway 41 (Although our driveway begins on Hwy 41, the conf. ctr. is set back a mile from the highway.
Nearest airport: Fresno/Yosemite International Airport

End of Program
May 8, 2014
Lodge room late check-out at noon - Lunch is at 11:30AM - Program ends after lunch.
You will be staying at the Evergreen Conference Center, Oakhurst (ECCO) the night before.
Location: Oakhurst, CA
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Conference Center

Description: ECCO is a conference center situated on 162 acres in the Sierra Nevada foothills 12 miles south of the south entrance to Yosemite National Park. Our grounds are forested with oaks, incense cedar and manzanita, which provide a home to deer, raccoons, coyotes and squirrels. Our pond features a swan and other waterfowl as well as perch and bass. (Fishing is catch-and-release with barbless hooks.)

Contact info:
43803 Highway 41
Oakhurst, CA 93644 USA
phone: 559-683-8162
web: www.conferencecenter.org

Room amenities: Rooms are individually climate-controlled with private baths. Each room has a hair dryer. Please bring your own shampoo and conditioner.

Facility amenities: In keeping with our tranquil retreat setting, you are not disturbed by the distraction of televisions or telephones in sleeping rooms. Satellite TV is available in the main lodge, as well as a recreation room with ping pong/game tables. Our Fourth Green recreation complex features basketball, volleyball, soccer/football fields and a horseshoe pitch. Wireless internet is available in Lyles Hall and on Lyles Hall deck. (Bring your own laptop.) Walking/hiking trails on-site and nearby, including a self-interpretive nature trail onsite at ECCO. The towns of Oakhurst, Bass Lake, North Fork and Mariposa feature a number of fine arts galleries and museums. Bass Lake offers swimming/boating opportunities 5 miles from ECCO.

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

Additional nights before:
Because we are a conference center, we are rarely able to offer early arrives or late departures.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Conference Center

Description: ECCO is a conference center situated on 162 acres in the Sierra Nevada foothills 12 miles south of the south entrance to Yosemite National Park. Our grounds are forested with oaks, incense cedar and manzanita, which provide a home to deer, raccoons, coyotes and squirrels. Our pond features a swan and other waterfowl as well as perch and bass. (Fishing is catch-and-release with barbless hooks.)

Contact info:
43803 Highway 41
Oakhurst, CA 93644 USA
phone: 559-683-8162
web: www.conferencecenter.org

Room amenities: Rooms are individually climate-controlled with private baths. Each room has a hair dryer. Please bring your own shampoo and conditioner.

Facility amenities: In keeping with our tranquil retreat setting, you are not disturbed by the distraction of televisions or telephones in sleeping rooms. Satellite TV is available in the main lodge, as well as a recreation room with ping pong/game tables. Our Fourth Green recreation complex features basketball, volleyball, soccer/football fields and a horseshoe pitch. Wireless internet is available in Lyles Hall and on Lyles Hall deck. (Bring your own laptop.) Walking/hiking trails on-site and nearby, including a self-interpretive nature trail onsite at ECCO. The towns of Oakhurst, Bass Lake, North Fork and Mariposa feature a number of fine arts galleries and museums. Bass Lake offers swimming/boating opportunities 5 miles from ECCO.

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

Additional nights after:
Because we are a conference center, we are rarely able to offer early arrives or late departures.

Check out time: 9:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
4 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
4 Field trips
3 Performances

Ratings

4.8
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