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Adventures in Bridge

Program Number: 20083RJ
Start and End Dates:
8/11/2013 - 8/16/2013; 8/16/2015 - 8/21/2015; 10/18/2015 - 10/23/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Warwick, New York
Price starting at: $699.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Bridge & Other Games
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Low Salt; Low Fat; Vegetarian    

Become a star at unraveling the mysteries of bridge! Each hand is an adventure, and you will learn new ways to uncover the solutions. Using a unique method of teaching, a nationally-recognized instructor will lead you to an entirely new way of looking at bridge, without lectures or rules to memorize. Instead, players use the most modern bidding techniques, and develop concepts of bidding, play and defense by actual play of hands. This light-hearted approach makes mastery of bridge clear and fun, and is perfect for social, party and duplicate gamers.




Highlights

• Perfect your strategies for taking tricks, bidding methods and more during morning workshops and play.
• Build a perfect defense approach during afternoon workshops that offer tips on making leads, suit preference, card signals and more.
• Test your newly perfected bridge skills and stratagems during a final tournament.



Activity Particulars

Walking over even and varied terrain; some stairs; getting on/off bus.



This program is intended for those who know the basics of the game and play on a regular basis. It is not suitable for brand new players.




Date Specific Information

8-11-2013

This course is for all players, social, party, and duplicate. It will most benefit players who already know the basics and play on a regular basis.
Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by The Warwick Center.




Warwick

Warwick lies in a beautiful area at the entrance to the historic Hudson Valley just 55 miles from New York City. With Victorian and rural charm, Warwick and nearby Greenwood Lake attract visitors from near and far.



Accommodations
Conference center on 500-acre hilltop estate with magnificent mountain views and walking trails.
Meals and Lodgings
   The Warwick Conference Center
  Warwick, NY 5 nights
 The Warwick Conference Center
Type: Conference Center
  Description: The Warwick Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.
  Contact info: 62 Warwick Center Road
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com
  Room amenities: The Warwick Conference Center offers air-conditioned rooms with private baths. Please bring an alarm clock and a radio if you desire it. Hair dryers, shampoo, and facial soap are not provided.
  Facility amenities: Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views. The Warwick Conference Center offers private rooms with private baths and air-conditioning.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $72/night Additional Nights are based on availability.
  Check in time: 4:30 PM
  Additional nights after: $72/night Additional Nights are based on availability.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
4:30 p.m. Check-In Time is 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the East House Main Lobby. You will be staying at The Warwick Conference Center that night.
  End of Program:
11:30 a.m. Room checkout is 12:00 noon. You will be staying at The Warwick Conference Center the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free Parking available.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Warwick, NY
  Nearest city or town:  Florida, NY
  Nearest highway: Highway Route 94
  Nearest airport:  Stewart International (Newburgh, NY) and Newark Airports.
  From End of Program
  Location: Warwick, NY
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Newburgh, NY, Stewart International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
The Warwick Conference Center Shuttle
phone: 845-986-1164
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$60.00 per person or traveling pair.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Stewart Airport is approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour from The Warwick Conference Center. 

 

Distance:

 

The Warwick Conference Center is 45 miles from Stewart International Airport.

   

If you wish to reserve The Warwick Conference Center shuttle, call Arlene at 845 986-1164. Your pick-up arrangements will be confirmed by phone.

 

Newark, NJ - Liberty International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Newark Airport Ground Transporation
phone: 800-247-7433

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $14.00 one way plus fare from Port Authority to Warwick on NJ Transit Line.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

3 - 4 hours at a minimum. 

   

To take public transportation from Newark involves a 3 step process: 1. Take Newark Airport Shuttle to Port Authority in NYC. Upon arrival at Newark Airport go to the Transportation Information Desk to arrange. Time to NYC: 1 hour minimum. 2. Take the New Jersey Transit Line Bus # 197 to the Village of Warwick getting off at the Oakland Ave. Bus Stop. Cost: $8.00 - $10.00 one way using Senior Citizen Card. Time to The Warwick Center from NYC: 2 hours. 3. Shuttle to The Center

 

Newburgh, NY - Stewart Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Crown Vicky Limnousine Service
phone: 800-233-9922
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Price is subject to change. Call the Service to obtain cost.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. 

   

Call Arlene at 845.986.1164 at The Warwick Center to obtain additional limousine services.

 

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
The Warwick Center Shuttle
phone: 845-986-1164
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$95.00 per person or traveling pair.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes depending on traffic. 

   

To reserve The Warwick Center shuttle simply complete the Travel Form in the Confirmation Packet and return to The Warwick Center. Pick-up arrangements will be confirmed by phone.

 

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Crown VIcky Limousine Service
phone: 800-233-9922
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Price is subject to change. Call the Service to obtain cost.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes depending on traffic. 

   

Call Arlene at 845.986.1164 at The Warwick Center to obtain additional limousine services.

 

Newark, NJ - Liberty International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Crown Vicky Limousine Service
phone: 800-233-9922 xor8459869922
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Price is subject to change. Call the Service to obtain pricing.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes depending on traffic. 

   

Call Arlene at The Warwick Center for additional limousine services. Phone: 845.986.1164.

 

Warwick, NY

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
The Warwick Conference Center Shuttle
phone: 845-986-1164
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Cost from Warwick bus stop to The Warwick Conference Center is $5.00 one way.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

The Warwick Conference Center is 15 minutes away from the Village of Warwick bus stop. 

 

Distance:

 

The Warwick Conference Center is 3 miles from the Village of Warwick bus stop.

   

To arrive in Warwick using public transportation is a 3 step process: 1. Go to Port Authority in NYC, (8th Ave. between 40th & 41st Streets). 2. Take the New Jersey Transit Bus Line, Bus # 197 to the Oakland Ave. bus stop in Warwick. Use Senior Pass. Cost: $6.25 one way. Time: 2 hours. For bus schedule, go to www.njtransit.com or call 800.772.2222. 3. To arrange for shuttle from the bus stop to The Warwick Center complete the Travel Form or call Arlene at 845.986.1164 .

 

Newark, NJ - Liberty International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
The Warwick Conference Center Shuttle
phone: 845-986-1164
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$95.00 Per Person or Traveling Pair
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes depending on traffic. 

 

Distance:

 

Newark International Airport is located 60 miles from The Warwick Conference Center.

   

If you wish to reserve The Warwick Conference Center shuttle call Arlene at 845 986-1164. Pick up arrangements will be confirmed by phone.

 

John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
New York Airport Service
phone: 718-560-3915
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Current rates: $23.00 from JFK to Port Authority and $15.00 from LaGuardia to Port Authority.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Total travel time is 3 hours and 30 minutes to 4 hours. 

   

To arrive at The Warwick Center is a 3-step process: 1. Contact New York Airport Service at www.nyairportservice.com or call to arrange transport from either airport to Port Authority in Manhattan. Travel time: 60-90 minutes. 2. From Port Authority to Warwick use the New Jersey Transit Line bus # 197 to the Oakland Avenue bus stop in Warwick. Cost: $6 - $10 with senior citizen verification. Travel time: 2 hours. 3. Arrange to be picked up at the bus stop by calling 845-986-1164.

 

Port Authority in New York City

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
New Jersey Transit Bus Line
phone: 973-275-5555

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Cost: Currently $6.25 with Senior Citizen verification.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

The Warwick Conference Center is 2 hours and 15 minutes from Port Authority. 

 

Distance:

 

Port Authority is 60 miles from The Warwick Conference Center.

   

To arrive in Warwick using public transportation is a 3-step process: 1. Go to Port Authority in NYC (8th Ave. between 40th & 41st Streets). 2. Take the New Jersey Transit Bus Line, Bus # 197 to Warwick, the Oakland Ave. bus stop. Cost: $6.25 with Senior Citizen verification. Time: 2 hours. For bus schedule, go to www.njtransit.com or call 973.275.5555. 3. Arrange for pick-up from the Bus Stop in Warwick to The Warwick Conference Center. Cost: $5.00 one way. Time: 15 minutes.

 
Driving Directions
  FROM BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Take Interstate 90 south to Interstate 84 south through Connecticut into New York. Proceed to Route 17 (Exit 4 E). Take 17 east to Exit 124 (Goshen, NY). Proceed on 17 A south through Florida, NY. Continue to take 94 south through the village of Warwick, NY to Pennings Lane. Turn left onto Pennings Lane to Hoyt Road. Turn left onto Hoyt Road watching for The Warwick Conference Center on your right.
  FROM CONNECTICUT Take Rt 84 West to Exit 4E, taking Route 17 East to Route 17A Florida/Goshen Exit 124. Take Route 17A until it merges with Rt 94 at the first traffic light in Florida. Drive THROUGH the Villages of Florida and Warwick. Stay on Rt 94 South until Pennings Lane. Turn Left onto Pennings Lane. Follow the signs to The Warwick Center.
  FROM NEW YORK CITY/GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE From the George Washington Bridge, take Interstate 80 West to Exit 53 for Route 23 North. Take Route 23 North to 515 North. Take 515 North to Vernon where 515 North becomes Route 94 North. Take Route 94 North to Pennings Lane. Turn right onto Pennings Lane. Then follow signs to The Warwick Center.
  FROM NEW YORK THRUWAY/NORTH OR SOUTH Exit at Harriman - Exit 16. Take Rt 17 West to Exit 126 - Chester exit. Look for Route 94 South (or West). Take Rt 94 South toward Florida/Warwick. Continue on Rt 94 through the Villages of Florida and Warwick. Go approximately 2 1/2 miles beyond the Village of Warwick passing Shop Rite, Pennings Orchards and Warwick Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership, all on your left. Turn left at the next intersection onto Pennings Lane. Follow signs to the Warwick Center.
  FROM SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY Take 287 North to Exit 52B for Rt. 23 North. Take Rt. 23 North to 515 North. Take 515 North to Vernon where 515 North becomes Rt 94 North. Take Rt 94 North to Pennings Lane. Turn right onto Pennings Lane. Follow signs to The Warwick Center.
  FROM WASHINGTON, D.C./PHILADELPHIA AREA Take the New Jersey Turnpike to the Garden State Parkway North to Route 17 North. Approximately 2 1/2 miles past Tuxedo Park you will come to a traffic light. Exit left at the traffic light - Junction 17A. At the stop sign at the top of the hill, make a left hand turn onto Rt 17A (Sterling Forest). Rt 17A will take you directly to Warwick. At the "T" intersection in Warwick, turn LEFT onto Route 94 West. Go approximately 2 1/2 miles passing Shop Rite, Pennings Orchards and Warwick Chrysler Jeep Dodge Dealership, all on the left. Turn left at the next intersection onto Pennings Lane. Follow the signs to The Warwick Center.
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:
(Sunday, August 11)
   
 Afternoon: Arrive at The Warwick Conference Center in late afternoon for check-in beginning at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy a Wine and Cheese Reception and introduce yourself to fellow participants.
 Dinner: Dinner is in the East House Dining Hall. Enjoy a bountiful buffet with entries varying from turkey, pork, chicken, and fish. Dinner will include a fresh salad bar, vegetables, potatoes, rolls, and dessert. All meals at The Warwick Conference Center include a vegetarian option.
 Evening: (All itinerary details subject to change.) Following dinner there will be a time of introductions and an orientation session to familiarize everyone with The Warwick Conference Center and the week's activities.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Conference Center
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2:
(Monday, August 12)
   
 Breakfast: Wake up to a hearty breakfast buffet. Daily entrées will rotate, but you can look forward to a variety of breakfast foods including scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, ham, bacon, oatmeal, toast, muffins, yogurt, cold cereal, and hot coffee, tea, and orange juice.
 Morning: Bridge Adventure: Each morning we will focus on "Taking Tricks on Purpose," improving declarer play. Learn the secrets to pulling tricks out of thin air, amazing both your partner and your opponents. Since "a hand well bid is played," we'll be discussing all the different bidding methods and conventions that can result in each hand being bid to the optimum contract. We'll learn why finesses are for peasants and children, how to anticipate and short-circuit the defender's shenanigans, how to lose tricks when WE want to (not when THEY want to take them!), Strip and End Plays, Ruffing Finesses, Squeezes and other exotic moves, as well as placing the defender's cards.
 Lunch: Enjoy a buffet lunch in the East House dining Hall with entrées including a variety of the following: soup, sandwiches, paninis, pasta, salad bar, and a dessert.
 Afternoon: Bridge Adventure: Afternoons will be devoted to "Defense Designed to Make Them Tremble." Truly lethal defense is what separates the good player from the great player. Learn how to read through the back of your partner's cards. Finally get a grip on how to make the Killer Lead. Find out why the third card played in a hand of bridge is the most important for the defense. Master Attitude, Suit Preference and Count signals. And since one of the secrets to counting the declarer's hand and finding the setting tricks is understanding the bidding, we'll be examining the bidding on each hand. You declare 25% of the time, you're dummy 25% of the time (we hope that's all!), but you defend 50% of the time. It's time for you to make those declarers sweat!!
 Dinner: A plentiful buffet dinner will be served in the East House Dining Hall.
 Evening: Bridge Adventure: Shuffle and Schmooze. Evening Snack.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
(Tuesday, August 13)
   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty country breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Morning: Bridge Adventure: "Taking Tricks on Purpose". Break.
 Lunch: A hearty and satisfying buffet lunch will be served in the East House Dining Hall.
 Afternoon: Bridge Adventure: "Defense Designed to Make Them Tremble". Break.
 Dinner: Dinner served buffet style at 6:00 P.M. in the East House Dining Hall.
 Evening: Evening Entertainment. Evening Snack.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:
(Wednesday, August 14)
   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty country breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Morning: Bridge Adventure: "Taking Tricks on Purpose". Break.
 Lunch: Lunch served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Afternoon: Bridge Adventure: "Defense Designed to Make Them Tremble". Break.
 Dinner: Dinner will be served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Evening: Evening Entertainment. Evening Snack.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:
(Thursday, August 15)
   
 Breakfast: A hearty country breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Morning: Bridge Adventure: "Taking Tricks on Purpose". Break.
 Lunch: Lunch will be served buffet style in the East House DIning Hall.
 Afternoon: Bridge Adventure: "Defense Designed to Make Them Tremble". Break.
 Dinner: Dinner will be served at 6:00 P.M. in the East House Dining Hall.
 Evening: Bridge Adventure: Mini-Tournament. Evening Snack: Make Your Own Sundae.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:
(Friday, August 16)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in the East House Dining Hall.
 Morning: Bridge Adventure: "Resources to Enhance Your Bridge Life". Break.
 Lunch: Lunch will be served at 11:00 A.M. in the East House Dining Hall. Good-byes and departure after lunch.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Warwick, NY Demarest Hill Winery
28 different wines created from select varietal grapes by a master vintner who learned winemaking in Italy. The wineries' specialties include Warwick Black Pearl and Peach Wine, both from the vineyards at this winery. For additional information, visit www.demaresthillwinery.com
  Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame
Drive a sulky to the finish line in the 3-D simulator. Riveting state-of-the-art and interactive exhibits. Call and judge a race. Theaters tell the fascinating history of America's first sport. Open daily from 10 - 6. For additional information, visit www.harnessmuseum.com
  Pride of the Hudson
Cruise through history and the majestic beauty of the Hudson River on a 2-hour narrated sightseeing cruise. For additional information, visit www.prideofthehudson.com
  Washington's Headquarters
Gen. Washington made this fieldstone farmhouse his Continental Army headquarters and spent more time here than anywhere else during the Revolutionary War. At this site, Washington created and awarded the original purple heart badge. In 1850 the property became our nation's first public historic site. Open Wed. - Sat., 10-5. Sun. 1-5.
  West Point Museum
Military uniforms, flags, weapons and military art of both American and European derivation. Museum galleries include History of the Academy and the Corps of Cadets, US Army History, and History of Warfare from Egyptian times to Desert Storm. For additional information, visit www.usma.edu/Museum/
  West Point Tours, Inc.
Enjoy a guided tour of the U.S. Military Academy. Walk the paths of generals and presidents tracing the footsteps of our country's great leaders. Enjoy spectacular views of the majestic Hudson River. Hear exciting tales and fascinating stories. Tour buses depart daily from the West Point Visitor Center. For additional information, visit www.westpointtours.com
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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