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A Stroll Through Southern Culture, The Revolutionary War: Parts Untold and History of the Jocassee

Program Number: 8110RJ
Start and End Dates:
2/17/2013 - 2/22/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Pickens, South Carolina
Price starting at: $559.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic; History & Culture
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian    


Date Specific Information

2-17-2013

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Coordinated by Clemson University.



Turn Back The Clock: Experience Southern Culture

Discover the historical and social heritage of the South. Take field trips to historical sites and gain an understanding of the life of the people of South Carolina then and now.



The Revolutionary War: The Parts Untold

Delve into the many contributions of South Carolina during the Revolutionary War. Study the history, hear many stories and see the sights in the historical program. Gain a new understanding of both Francis Marion and Thomas Sumter.



History Of The Santee Lakes: One Of Man's Largest

History of the Jocassee Lake Lake Jocassee is tucked in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is one of the most scenic lakes in the country with a backdrop of several waterfalls that pour into the lake.




Pickens

Founded in 1868 by Scottish-Irish settlers and traders who lived among the native Cherokee, Pickens today is a friendly, small town at the foothills of the Appalachians where residents and visitors enjoy abundant hiking trails, gorgeous vistas and mountain lakes.



Accommodations
Beautiful learning institute overlooking Table Rock Mountain. Each room has two single beds and private bath. No television sets or phones in rooms.
Meals and Lodgings
   Youth Learning Institute Education Center, Pickens, SC
  Clemson University Youth Learning Institute Eduction Center 6 nights
 Youth Learning Institute Education Center, Pickens, SC
Type: Conference Center
  Contact info: 698 Concord Church Rd
Pickens, SC 29671 USA
phone: 864-878-1103
web: www.clemson.edu/yli
  Room amenities: No televisions or telephones in the sleeping rooms. You are free to enjoy television in the common area of the lodging or in the "the den" of the main building. The den features a flat screen television and leather couches and chairs.
  Facility amenities: exercise room and technology lab
  Smoking allowed: No
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Check out time: 1:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
4:00 p.m. You will be staying at Youth Learning Institute Education Center, Pickens, SC that night.
  End of Program:
1:00 p.m. You will be staying at Youth Learning Institute Education Center, Pickens, SC the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
free
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Clemson University Youth Learning Institute Eduction Center
  Nearest city or town:  Pickens, SC
  Nearest highway: State Road 183
  Nearest airport:  Greenville, SC
  From End of Program
  Location: Clemson University Youth Learning Institute Eduction Center
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Greenville/Spartanburg airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$50
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

3/4 of hour 

   

The Youth Learning Institute provides the shuttle. We meet you in baggage claim with a sign that bears your name. Please contact coordinator 2 weeks in advance of your arrival. We need to know your arrival time and airlines. Payment is made on Monday morning. Checks and credit cards accepted. NO Cash. We take you back to the airport at your convenience.

 
Driving Directions
  Greenville, SC Take Highway 124 towards Clemson University; take the 178 exit (Highway 178) and proceed until the Pickens County Courthouse; At the traffic light, turn left onto Highway 183. The road will reduce to 2 lanes at the Mobil Gas station. Turn right immediately after the Mobil Gas Station onto Shady Grove Road. Turn left onto Concord Church Road. The Youth Learning Institute will be on your left.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrival, registration, welcome, tour of facility, dinner and informal get acquainted
(Sunday, February 17)

Note: walking



   
 Arrive To: Arrive to program
 Dinner: Dinner
 Evening: informal get acquainted time
   
Accommodations: Youth Learning Institute Education Center, Pickens, SC
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: In the morning, a historian will present a lecture which will provide an excellent overview on the Revolutionary War in the South. He will guide us in the afternoon on a field trip to local battlefields.
(Monday, February 18)

Note: walking



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a morning meal together in the dinning room
 Morning: lecture
 Lunch: Enjoy a great lunch in the dinning room
 Afternoon: field trip to battlefields
 Dinner: An evening meal will be enjoyed together
 Evening: An optional movie will be presented
   
Accommodations: Youth Learning Institute Education Center, Pickens, SC
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Field trip to Cowpens National Battlefield - Coming on heels of a Patriot victory at Kings Mountain, Cowpens National Battlefield commemorates a decisive Patriot defeat of better-trained British forces under Lord Cornwallis.
(Tuesday, February 19)

Note: walking



   
 Breakfast: A good ol' southern breakfast will be served
 Morning: Travel to and experience Cowpens National Battlefield
 Lunch: Lunch at the Battlefield
 Afternoon: More overview of the Revolutionary War at Cowpens
 Dinner: A fine meal will be served in the dinning room
 Evening: For your enjoyment, part II of the optional movie will be presented.
   
Accommodations: Youth Learning Institute Education Center, Pickens, SC
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Morning -Field trip to Duke Power World of Energy -Located at Oconee Nuclear Station. Afternoon - free time or watch the featured historical movie
(Wednesday, February 20)

Note: walking



   
 Breakfast: Fill up on a big breakfast before the day's field trip
 Morning: Field trip to Duke Power's World of Energy to learn why the lakes were created.
 Lunch: Enjoy a relaxing lunch in the dinning room
 Afternoon: Free time to explore the local area, rest or watch the featured historical film
 Dinner: After a relaxing afternoon, come and meet the fellow participants for dinner in the dinning room
 Evening: Hear about the creation of the lake system and the efforts to conserve the surrounding land. An outstanding presentation will be provided by a gentleman employed by the Department of Natural Resources.
   
Accommodations: Youth Learning Institute Education Center, Pickens, SC
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: An overview of southern culture will be presented by visiting Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center. Founded in 1966, Foxfire's learner-centered, community-based educational approach is advocated through this demonstration site.
(Thursday, February 21)

Note: walking



   
 Breakfast: How about a big breakfast before the day starts? Meet us in the dinning room!
 Morning: Depart for an interesting day at the Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
 Lunch: A delicious bag lunch will be consumed at the Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
 Afternoon: Final details will be covered at the Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
 Dinner: Try some good ol' southern food during dinner
 Evening: An optional evening program is a lecture on the "Dark Corner" of South Carolina. Learn about local culture, heritage and tradition.
   
Accommodations: Youth Learning Institute Education Center, Pickens, SC
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Morning - Field trip to The Pickens County Museum of Art and History which is in the old Pickens County "Gaol" (jail). This is a wonderful example of turn-of-the-century architecture, constructed of hand-rolled brick and copper-colored tin roof.
(Friday, February 22)
   
 Breakfast: Enjoy your last breakfast with the program participants.
 Morning: A quick trip to the Pickens County Museum and Heritage Center will conclude the week up.
 Lunch: Before you hit the road, enjoy lunch with all those folks you became acquainted with during the week.
   
Accommodations: Youth Learning Institute Education Center, Pickens, SC
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


The Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolina


Author: John Buchanan


A Devil of a Whipping: The Battle of Cowpens


Author: Lawrence E. Babits


Partisans & Redcoats: The Southern Conflict That Turned the Tide of the American Revolution


Author: Walter Edgar


From Savannah to Yorktown: The American Revolution in the South


Author: Henry Lumpkin




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