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Seashore Adventures on Prince Edward Island

Program Number: 11462RJ
Start and End Dates:
7/14/2013 - 7/19/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Stanley Bridge, Prince Edward Island
Price starting at: $1,043.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Intergenerational
Intergenerational
Meals: 14; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners    

Program intended for grandchildren from 9 - 11 years of age.

Enter an enchanting and magical world as you visit the home of the red-haired orphan from L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. Follow in Anne's footsteps as you tramp through Balsam Hollow and the Haunted Wood, and along the sand dunes and beaches of "Avonlea". A visit to a local farm offers opportunities to pick strawberries and enjoy a wagon ride, while a morning visit with a Parks Canada naturalist offers pointers for combing the beaches for shells. Take tea at the “White Sands Hotel” and delight in a traditional ceilidh of music and dance.




Highlights

• Learn old-fashioned chores and crafts such as berry picking, ice-cream making and weaving.
• Grandchildren participate in Victorian-era games, scrapbooking and attend a one-room school, while grandparents learn about life on Prince Edward Island.
• Attend a performance of the musical “Anne of Green Gables” at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to one mile on varied terrain, slight incline; getting on, off bus; standing during daily field trips.




Stanley Bridge

Located at the junction of the Stanley River and New London Bay southwest of Cavendish, the historic village of Stanley Bridge was a bustling point of commerce in the 19th century for farmers who brought their goods to the coastal wharves. Author Lucy Maud Montgomery visited this quaint community as a child growing up nearby.



Accommodations
Modern country inn and cottages on New London Bay.
Meals and Lodgings
   Stanley Bridge Country Resort
  New London, PE 5 nights
 Stanley Bridge Country Resort
Type: Conference Center
  Description: The resort overlooks New London Bay, Stanley Bridge wharf and the Cavendish sand dunes. There are on-site craft studios and an antique shop, an outdoor pool, kids playground and baseball diamond and lovely grounds for walking.
  Contact info: P.O. Box 8203
RR#6
Kensington, PE C0B 1M0 Canada
phone: 800-361-2882
web: www.peisland.com/stanleybridge
  Room amenities: satellite tv, alarm clock, hair dryers
  Facility amenities: Fyfe's Landing "smoke free" restaurant, overlooking the Cavendish Dunes, store on site, heated pool and hot tub.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights prior: Dependent upon season. Please contact the inn directly.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Dependent upon season. Please contact the inn directly.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
4:00 Inn Meeting Room. You will be staying at Stanley Bridge Country Resort that night.
  End of Program:
10:00 after breakfast. You will be staying at Stanley Bridge Country Resort the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Passport is required for all air travel to and from Canada. A valid passport or original birth certificate along with a valid driver’s license or a state issued photo ID card will be required for land and sea border crossings to and from Canada. Passport requirement for land and sea is subject to change. Visit www.travel.state.gov/travel/cbpmc/cbpmc_2223.html for up-to-date info.
  Parking availability:
Parking available for free on site.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  New London, PE
  Nearest city or town:  Kensington
  Nearest highway: Rte 6
  Nearest airport:  Charlottetown
  From End of Program
  Location: New London, PE
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Charlottetown

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Yellow Cab
phone: 902-566-6666

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$56
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1/2 

 

Distance:

 

20 miles

   

Price may be decreased with more passengers

 
Driving Directions
  Charlottetown, PE Take Rte. 2 west to Hunter River. Turn right on Rte. 13 (Irving station at the bottom of the hill) towards Cavendish. Turn west (left) on Rte. 224 in New Glasgow. Continue through the stop sign in Stanley Bridge and across the wharf. The Stanley Bridge Resort is on the right just up the hill from the wharf. (Look for the red roofs.)
  Confederation Bridge Take the Trans Canada Highway (Rte. 1) until it intersects with 1A. Take 1A towards Summerside. Follow 1A to Rte. 2. Take Rte. 2 east toward Kensington. When you come to the traffic light in Kensington, continue straight through the light (past the Petro Can gas station) which then becomes Rte. 6 through Margate, Clinton, and New London to Stanley Bridge. The Stanley Bridge Country Resort will be on your left, overlooking the harbour. (Look for the red roofs.)
  Wood Island Ferry Terminal Car/Passenger ferry that travels from Nova Scotia to PEI (14 miles/75 minutes). Take the Trans Canada Highway, 1A, to Charlottetown, then Take Rte. 2 west to Hunter River. Turn right on Rte. 13 (Irving station at the bottom of the hill) towards Cavendish. Turn west (left) on Rte. 224 in New Glasgow. Continue through the stop sign in Stanley Bridge and across the wharf. The Stanley Bridge Resort is on the right just up the hill from the wharf. (Look for the red roofs.)
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: Check-In and Orientation
(Sunday, July 14)
   
 Arrive To: Need to arrive at resort in time for 4:00 orientation
 Dinner: Dinner is a buffet featuring Island Mussels, seafood chowder and roast beef, as well as kid-tested favorites such as pizza and fries.
 Evening: Adults have PEI overview and introduction while children do ice breaker games. Grandparents and grandchildren will then pair up to enjoy a scavenger hunt to familiarize participants with the resort and conference center.
   
Accommodations: Stanley Bridge Country Resort
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Scrapbooking and Journal Writing/Green Gables National Historic Site/LM Montgomery's Cavendish Home/Community "Ceilidh" Gathering
(Monday, July 15)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast included.
 Morning: The grandparents will enjoy a lively presentation on Prince Edward Island history while the grandchildren are introduced to "the world of Anne" in a session with a local school teacher. Both groups will join in a session of scrapbooking and journal writing which includes a presentation as well as group participation.
 Lunch: Lunch included.
 Afternoon: Grandparents and grandchildren will experience a guided visit to Green Gables National Historic Site. They will learn about the significance of this special place, view a video presentation, tour the house, walk down Lover's Lane and have guided activities in the Haunted Wood. While the grandparents visit the site of LM Montgomery's Cavendish Home, the grandchildren will participate in old-fashioned games and learn to make home-made ice cream, which they will share with their grandparents upon their return to Green Gables.
 Dinner: The meal will consist of barbecued hamburgers and hotdogs and a salad bar and dessert.
 Evening: The group will attend a community "ceilidh", a type of concert or gathering where local musicians and dancers share traditional tunes, songs and humor.
   
Accommodations: Stanley Bridge Country Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Prince Edward Island National Park beach and pond explorations, tea at the "White Sands Hotel", cooking class for grandchildren
(Tuesday, July 16)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast included.
 Morning: One of the favorite activities enjoyed by grandparents and grandchildren is the felting and weaving session. The presenters/instructors are charming and so well-prepared to work with the group. And the creative results are always a special take-home memento. The rest of the morning will be spent with a Parks Canada naturalist. The group will beach comb, learn about sea life and the ecology of PEI National Park.
 Lunch: The group will enjoy a seaside picnic lunch in Prince Edward Island National Park.
 Afternoon: A Parks Canada naturalist will facilitate the afternoon activities at a barachois pond within the National Park. Then the group will experience the elegance of Dalvay by the Sea (the "White Sands Hotel" from Anne of Green Gables). There will be a special presentation on Dalvay and then the group will enjoy "tea". Then it is off to the beach for an hour of free time at the supervised swim area in PEI National Park.
 Dinner: Grandchildren will help a culinary institute chef prepare the dinner meal for themselves and their grandparents. Recipes and aprons provided for the grandchildren to take home.
   
Accommodations: Stanley Bridge Country Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: The musical "Anne of Green Gables" at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, old fashioned school house visit and activities for grandchildren, presentations on PEI culture and the fishery for grandparents
(Wednesday, July 17)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast included.
 Morning: The grandparents will hear an engaging presentation on Island stories and then visit a local fishery to learn about lobster and mussels. The grandchildren will step back in time to the late 1800's and experience school activities of the that time period at a local one-room school house. The kids will then do some presentations for their grandparents and then both groups will enjoy a picnic lunch at the school house.
 Lunch: Picnic Lunch
 Afternoon: The group will travel to Charlottetown, the capitol of Prince Edward Island. There they will attend the musical "Anne of Green Gables" at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. This show is Canada's longest running musical and is always a highlight for visitors of all ages to Prince Edward Island.
 Dinner: Dinner will be enjoyed at a family style restaurant in Charlottetown.
   
Accommodations: Stanley Bridge Country Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Farm visit with animals and berry picking, Cow's Ice Creamery tour, sharing of scrapbooks
(Thursday, July 18)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast included.
 Morning: The group will visit a farm to learn about PEI farming, take a wagon ride and pick strawberries. Then it is off to Charlottetown to enjoy exploring this lovely city.
 Lunch: Lunch in downtown Charlottetown while enjoying a performance by the Confederation Centre Young Company.
 Afternoon: Take a fun, educational and delicious tour of the Cows Creamery where you can watch ice cream and cheese being made (and do some taste-testing!) Following the tour, the group will head back to Stanley Bridge resort and will have another session to complete and share their scrapbooks and journals, along with some free time to enjoy the pool and grounds.
 Dinner: Dinner at Stanley Bridge Country Resort. Optional lobster dinner (for additional cost) is available.
   
Accommodations: Stanley Bridge Country Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:
(Friday, July 19)
   
 Breakfast: Independent departures from program after breakfast
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  New London, PE Hiking
Abandoned railway trails that link the island tip to tip (Tignish to Elmira) totals over 270 kms. past landscape, woodlands and rivers between tiny Island communities.
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