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I Remember When: A Family Adventure

Program Number: 13925RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/17/2013 - 6/21/2013;
Duration: 4 nights
Location: Nappanee, Indiana
Price starting at: $588.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Intergenerational
Intergenerational
Meals: 12; 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Program intended for grandchildren from 7 - 12 years of age.

Discover what the world was like before video games, before cordless phones and before electricity. Learn from the past and each other as together you explore the history and the culture of the Amish and Mennonite people.




Highlights

• All generations will love the hands-on farm activities, craft demonstrations, a scavenger hunt, buggy ride, wagon ride and an old-fashioned spelling bee.
• Share the magic of a live performance at Indiana’s only resident musical repertory theater company. Talk to the actors and go behind the scenes.
• Visit a traditional one room Amish School House. Visit a buggy shop where traditional buggies and carriages are handmade.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to 2 miles over the course of a day. Must be able to travel by motor coach for field trips. Program is highly dependent on intergenerational interaction and participation.




Nappanee

Nappanee is the center of one of the largest Amish settlements in the United States. Built on the rich heritage of the woodworking industry, the railroad and Amish culture, the city houses nearly 2,500 Old Order Amish who live, work and interact with residents and visitors.



Accommodations
Full-service hotel with outdoor pool located on an 80-acre restored Amish farmstead. Family group shares accommodations.
Meals and Lodgings
   Inn at Amish Acres
  Nappanee, Indiana 4 nights
 Inn at Amish Acres
Type: Hotel
  Description: The Inn at Amish Acres sits peacefully on the grounds of the historic farm and offers guests a relaxed and convenient setting from which to enjoy all of the attractions. When staying at the inn you will truly experience the peaceful ways of rural life. Start your morning lounging in the oak rocking chairs on the front porch reading the morning paper, while listening to the soothing sound of horse & buggies trotting by along Market Street.
  Contact info: 1234 West Market Street
Nappanee, IN 46550 USA
phone: 800-800-4942
web: www.amishacres.com
  Room amenities: The Inn at Amish Acres offers 64 country guest rooms with private bath that feature plain pine furniture constructed in Indiana, wrought iron lamps, replica Amish patterned quilts on the beds, web-seated chairs and hand-signed framed photographs of Amish Acres. Cable TV, In-room iron & board, hairdryer, coffee maker.
  Facility amenities: Amish Acres activities within walking distance, ADA equipment and facilities available, Outdoor pool surrounded by perennial gardens, AAA 3-Diamond rating, Hotel Gift Shop, 24-hour Front Desk, USA Today complimentary papers (limited supply), Free high speed Internet access (limited areas)
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights prior: $80. Based on availability. Black-out dates apply
  Check in time: 2:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $80. Based on availability. Black-out dates apply
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Hotel check-in as early as 3:00PM. The program officially begins at 4:00PM with reception in the Hotel Lobby You will be staying at Inn at Amish Acres that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after lunch. Check out by 12:00 Noon. You will be staying at Inn at Amish Acres the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Completed health and safety questionnaire and parental consent form returned to Amish Acres prior to arrival.
  Parking availability:
Free on site parking for duration of program
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Nappanee, Indiana
  Nearest city or town:  Goshen, Indiana
  Nearest highway: U.S. 6
  Nearest airport:  South Bend, Indiana
  From End of Program
  Location: Nappanee, Indiana
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

South Bend

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Amish Acres
phone: 800-800-4942 xext213
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$60.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

45 miles

 
Driving Directions
  Chicago, Illinois Indiana Toll Road (I-80/90) east to exit 72, south on U.S. 31 (U.S. 20 Bypass) disregard the U.S. 20 east/west exit and proceed approximately 20 miles on bypass to Nappanee exit (S.R. 19). Take S.R. 19 south the U.S. 6, west 1 mile to Amish Acres. (Approximately 2 hours)
  Detroit, Michigan I-94 west to I-69 south, I-69 South to U.S. 6 West to Amish Acres (Approx. 4 hours)
  Indianapolis, Indiana U.S. 31 north to U.S. 6 east 16 miles to Amish Acres (Approx 2.5 hours)
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: Registration/Thresher's Dinner
(Monday, June 17)
   
 Afternoon: Participants can check-in to the hotel after 3 pm. Beginning at 4 pm, meet your Road Scholar Director, go over itinerary, and get to know other participants. Dinner will begin at 5 pm.
 Dinner: Enjoy the Famous All You Care to Eat Family Style Threshers Dinner.
 Evening: Settle into your hotel rooms and enjoy free time around the farm.
   
Accommodations: Inn at Amish Acres
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Heritage Adventure/Amish Culture/Theatrical Production
(Tuesday, June 18)
   
 Breakfast: Enjoy an expanded continental breakfast in The Geranium Room at The Inn at Amish Acres.
 Morning: Explore the 80 acre farm and experience the lifestyle of the Amish through guided tours of the house & farm, farm wagon ride tour and two documentary films, Genesis and Exodus of the Amish.
 Lunch: Delicious lunch at the Amish Acres prepared by the Amish Bakery Staff
 Afternoon: Enjoy Old Fashioned Fun on the Farm: Spend the afternoon around the pond enjoying paddle boat rides, old fashioned fishing, sack races, and a scavenger hunt.
 Dinner: Delicious dinner prepared by our Amish cooks
 Evening: Enjoy a professional Musical Theatre Production at the Round Barn Theatre
   
Accommodations: Inn at Amish Acres
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Visit an Amish School/Amish Adventure
(Wednesday, June 19)
   
 Breakfast: Enjoy an expanded continental breakfast in The Geranium Room at The Inn at Amish Acres.
 Morning: Visit an Amish One Room School House, Amish Dairy Farm, and Buggy Shop. A Highlight of the trip!
 Lunch: Enjoy a delicious homemade lunch!
 Afternoon: Learn about the Amish Heritage Experience
 Dinner: Delectable Dinner
 Evening: Evening Activity Surprise -- you won't want to miss this!
   
Accommodations: Inn at Amish Acres
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Amish Adventure/Haystack Meal/Theatrical Performance
(Thursday, June 20)
   
 Breakfast: Enjoy an expanded continental breakfast in The Geranium Room at The Inn at Amish Acres.
 Morning: Lectures or activities regarding Amish Culture
 Lunch: Enjoy a delicious lunch
 Afternoon: Lectures or activities regarding Amish Culture
 Dinner: Enjoy a northern Indiana favorite Amish meal -- the Haystack! Build your own meal and enjoy Frieda's delicious apple cake dessert!
 Evening: Enjoy a second professional musical at our historic repertory Round Barn Theatre
   
Accommodations: Inn at Amish Acres
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Set Designs and Secrets/Check-Out
(Friday, June 21)
   
 Breakfast: Expanded Continental Breakfast at the Inn
 Morning: A Special Surprise for Grandparents. Also, meet Richard Pletcher, Founder and CEO of Amish Acres for a conclusion to the week.
 Lunch: Enjoy a delicious lunch with review of the week and goodbyes.
   
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.


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