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Canoeing, Horses, Outdoor Exploration and Summer Fun with Your Grandchild

Program Number: 14633RJ
Start and End Dates:
7/13/2014 - 7/18/2014;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Potosi, Missouri
Price starting at: $638.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Intergenerational; Multi-Sport; Outdoor Adventures, Misc.
Intergenerational
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Vegetarian    

Program intended for grandchildren from 10 - 12 years of age.

You and your young learner will grow closer while you participate in great, fun activities, at YMCA Trout Lodge, a family camp/conference center in the foothills of the eastern Ozarks. Begin by learning about rocks and minerals, and then head off into some of the world's largest granite boulders. Enjoy a campfire with s'mores and other activities, and get comfortable riding a horse in our arena before heading out on a trail ride through hardwood forests.




Highlights

Enjoy a half-day Ozark style canoe trip down the scenic Courtois River.
Challenge yourself by climbing a 50-foot Alpine Tower and feel like you are flying on the Alpine Swing.
Spend time at our Triangle Y Ranch meeting and learning about the horses.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to two miles on uneven terrain. Horseback riding up to three hours.



Coordinated by YMCA of Greater St. Louis/Trout Lodge.




Potosi

The Eastern Ozarks are defined as much by its history and culture as by geology, geography and landscapes. Potosi is one of several rural communities in this region of clear streams, big springs and pastoral scenery. Gently rolling hills, deep valleys and plateaus are home to small farms and an abundance of wineries which dot the countryside.



Accommodations
Lodge with hotel-style rooms with lake-view balconies. Buffet-style meals with many options in lodge dining room. Lodge shuttle between St. Louis and Trout Lodge runs once on Sunday and once on Friday; additional fee.
Meals and Lodgings
   YMCA Trout Lodge
  Potosi, MO 5 nights
 YMCA Trout Lodge
Type: Conference Center
  Description: Trout Lodge is situated on a beautiful 360-acre lake surrounded by 5,000 acres of forested hills, on the fringe of the St. Francois Mountains.
  Contact info: 13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, MO 63664 USA
phone: 314-241-YMCA
web: www.ymcaoftheozarks.org
  Room amenities: Lodge rooms have lake-view balconey, A/C and private bath. Cabins have bedroom, living room, private bath, 1 double and twin bunks, A/C, screened porch. Rooms and cabins do not have phones or TV's.
  Facility amenities: Country store (gifts, souvenirs, snacks, t-shirts, etc.). Wondeful, varied meals at lodge.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $74 - 154 per person Extra nights include three meals per day and many guest activities are free.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $74 - 154 per person Extra nights include three meals per day and many guest activities are free.
  Check out time: 11:30 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Registration opens at 2 PM; check into rooms after 3 PM. You will be staying at YMCA Trout Lodge that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends at 1 PM after lunch. You will be staying at YMCA Trout Lodge the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free Parking. Located up a small hill from the lodge. Handicap parking is available in the front drive.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Potosi, MO
  Nearest city or town:  St. Louis
  Nearest highway: State Highway AA
  Nearest airport:  Lambert Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Potosi, MO
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

St. Louis

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
YMCA Trout Lodge
phone: 573-438-2154
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$40 per person / $65 per couple round-trip
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1.5 - 2 depending on traffic 

   

Shuttle is run by YMCA Trout Lodge. Sign up form is sent out with Health Forms approx 6 weeks before arrival. Current pick up times... 1:30 St. Louis Airport 2:30 St. Louis Amtrak Station Return at end of program is approx 2:00 PM to airport and 2:45 to Train Station

 
Driving Directions
  Greater St. Louis Follow I-70 West to I-270 South. I-270 South to State Hwy 21 South. Follow 21 South to the town of Potosi. Turn right onto State Hwy 8. Follow 8 through town and turn right onto State Hwy AA. Main enterence to YMCA of the Ozarks is about 2 miles on the right.
Elevation Note: Elevation ranges from 800 - 1,100 feet.

Equipment Requirements: Water bottle. Closed heel and toe shoes for riding and climbing. Bring a spirit that is ready for some fun!!
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 & Orientation
(Sunday, July 13)

Note: www.ymcaoftheozarks.org/



   
 Afternoon: Program registration table is set up by 2:00 PM; sleeping rooms not available for check-in until after 3:30 PM. Orientation to take place at 4:30 PM.
 Dinner: Buffet style. Vegetarian options.
 Evening: Walking tour of Trout Lodge and Camp Lakewood followed by Get to Know You Activities.
   
Accommodations: YMCA Trout Lodge
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Canoeing / Arena Horse Ride
(Monday, July 14)

Note: mostateparks.com/park/elephant-rocks-state-park



   
 Breakfast: Buffet style. Vegetarian options.
 Morning: "What's in and around the water" - hands on lesson on aquatic ecology at our very own cold springs. Arena Ride and Barn Tour
 Lunch: Picnic lunch.
 Afternoon: Canoeing on Sunnen Lake by Trout Lodge canoe instructor.
 Dinner: Buffet style. Vegetarian options.
 Evening: Evening program of Karaoke and a Night hike led by Trout Lodge Program Specialists.
   
Accommodations: YMCA Trout Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Elephant Rocks State Park / Alpine Tower and Alpine Swing
(Tuesday, July 15)

Note: www.ymcaoftheozarks.org/activities



   
 Breakfast: Buffet style. Vegetarian options.
 Morning: Rocks and Minerals - enjoy an expert led hike to our Lead Mines where you will explore different types of rocks by digging for your own during this geology expedition.
 Lunch: Buffet style. Vegetarian options.
 Afternoon: Enjoy the afternoon at Elephant Rocks State Park where there are amazing natural geological wonders all around.
 Dinner: Buffet style. Vegetarian options.
 Evening: Enjoy climbing our very own Alpine Tower and Alpine Swing... Alpine Tower - You'll climb over obstacles including "Lucky Charms", hanging logs, giant logs, and missing link as you scale this 50-foot, hourglass-shaped climbing structure. Alpine Swing - You'll wear a harness and helmet, and you'll be hooked into a cable that will pulled into the air by your friends and family on the ground until you're hanging approximately 40 feet in the air. When you're ready to swing, you'll let go of a release cord. You'll fly through the air, "swinging" back and forth over a distance of about 60 feet. Followed by Campfire led by Trout Lodge Program Specialists
   
Accommodations: YMCA Trout Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Float Trip
(Wednesday, July 16)

Note: www.bassresort.com/bassresort/canoeing.cfm



   
 Breakfast: Buffet style. Vegetarian options.
 Morning: Board bus for Float Trip.
 Lunch: Lunch provided.
 Afternoon: Float trip continued followed by free time.
 Dinner: Buffet style. Vegetarian options.
 Evening: Enjoy a relaxing movie night after an exciting day on the river.
   
Accommodations: YMCA Trout Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Trail Ride/Pontoon Tour
(Thursday, July 17)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet style. Vegetarian options.
 Morning: Enjoy a trail ride and a Cowboy Campfire at the Triangle Y Ranch.
 Lunch: Buffet style. Vegetarian options.
 Afternoon: Leather working. Fishing tourney at Boat House.
 Dinner: Buffet style. Vegetarian options.
 Evening: Game night - kids versus grandparents (Pictionary, Trivia, Jello checkers).
   
Accommodations: YMCA Trout Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Hayride/Departure
(Friday, July 18)

Note: Check out is 11:30 am.



   
 Breakfast: Buffet-style. Vegetarian options available.
 Morning: Hayride.
 Lunch: Departure is after lunch, however, check out must be completed by 11:30 AM. Time is allowed in the program schedule for early check out.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Potosi, MO Fort Davidson Historic Site
Historic Site
  Potosi, MO Chamber of Commerce
121 E High Street, Potosi, MO Phone: 573-438-4517
  Washington State Park Indian Petroglyphs
Petroglyphs
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