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Zooventure for All Ages

Program Number: 4765RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/22/2014 - 6/27/2014;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Wheeling, West Virginia
Price starting at: $729.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Intergenerational
Intergenerational
Meals: 14; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Vegetarian; Low Salt    

Program intended for grandchildren from 8 - 11 years of age.

Experiment, explore and interact with your grandchild amid a fun learning environment at Oglebay Resort's Good Zoo. Enjoy hands-on activities, games, crafts and live animal demonstrations as you discover the secrets of animal training, create toys for the animals, design your own animal exhibit, visit the zoo's veterinary hospital and find out how the zoo is helping to save rare and endangered species.




Highlights

• Ride through the Good Zoo aboard the historic C.P. Huntington Train, which takes you by the grasslands exhibit to observe the largest living bird — the ostrich.
• Through up-close animal encounters and hands-on activities, explore life on a farm and learn which animals make good pets.
• Meet with zoo keepers to hear about promoting good animal health by creating exciting environments for zoo residents, and make animal-enrichment items and toys such as “fish-sicles” and "bear putty."



Activity Particulars

Walking up to one mile over hilly terrain.



Coordinated by the Wheeling Park Commission.




Wheeling

Settled in 1769 on the banks of the Ohio, Wheeling served as the state's first capital and became a major overland route when the Wheeling Suspension Bridge was constructed across the Ohio River more than 150 years ago. Today, the city boasts a thriving arts community, Victorian-era architecture and scenic destinations just beyond the city limits.



Accommodations
Modern resort lodge with indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness center and game room.
Meals and Lodgings
   Oglebay Resort, Wilson Lodge
  Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV 5 nights
 Oglebay Resort, Wilson Lodge
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: Oglebay Resort is a 1600 acre resort featuring 72 holes of golf including two championship courses. Bissonnette Gardens is a 16-acre restoration of gardens that existed in the early 1900s. There are several unique shops including Carriage House Glass and Christmas in the Gardens. The 30-acre Good Zoo and Benedum Planetarium are two of the other features of this outstanding resort. Wilson Lodge, the centerpiece of Oglebay, has 212 guest rooms, several dining rooms, a grill and lounge, indoor pool, finess center, sauna, and game room.
  Contact info: Rt. 88 North
Wheeling, WV 26003 USA
phone: 304-243-4000 x18006246988
web: www.oglebay-resort.com
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Check with Oglebay Resort. Additional nights are not guaranteed; they are based on availability.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Check with Oglebay Resort. Additional nights are not guaranteed; they are based on availability.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check-in at Wilson Lodge front desk at 4:00 p.m.; You will be staying at Oglebay Resort, Wilson Lodge that night.
  End of Program:
Ends after breakfast. Check out is at 11:00 am. You will be staying at Oglebay Resort, Wilson Lodge the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Regular Road Scholar Intergenerational release form.
  Parking availability:
Parking is free at Oglebay Resort-Wilson Lodge.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV
  Nearest city or town:  Wheeling, WV
  Nearest highway: Interstate 70
  Nearest airport:  Pittsburgh, PA
  From End of Program
  Location: Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Pittsburgh, PA

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Airport Limousine Service, Inc.
phone: 304-232-1175
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Available upon request
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

One hour 

   

Contact company for current pricing. This company also provides shuttle service from Pittsburgh bus station and train station.

 
Driving Directions
  East I-68 West to Morgantown, WV, I-79 North to Washington, PA, I-70 West to Wheeling, WV. Exit 2A in Wheeling, turn right on Rt. 40, in approximately one mile turn left on Rt. 88 South. Oglebay is located on Rt. 88. Follow signs in Oglebay to Wilson Lodge. Baltimore is 310 miles from Wheeling.
  North From Pittsburgh, take I-79 South to I-70 West to Wheeling Exit 2A. Turn right on Rt. 40, in approximately one mile turn left on Rt. 88 North. Oglebay is on Rt. 88 North. Follow signs in Oglebay to Wilson Lodge. Oglebay is 60 miles from Pittsburgh.
  South I-79 North to Washington, PA, I-70 West to Wheeling, WV. Exit 2A in Wheeling, turn right on Rt. 40, in approximately one mile turn left on Rt. 88 South. Oglebay is located on Rt. 88. Follow signs in Oglebay to Wilson Lodge.
  West I-70 East to Wheeling, WV. Exit 2A in Wheeling, turn right on Rt. 40, in approximately one mile turn left on Rt. 88 South. Oglebay is located on Rt. 88. Follow signs in Oglebay to Wilson Lodge. Oglebay is 120 miles from Columbus and 150 miles from Cleveland.
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 and Orientation
(Sunday, June 22)
   
 Afternoon: Check-in at Wilson Lodge front desk at 4:00 p.m.; pick up Registration Packet at 5:15 p.m.
 Dinner: Dinner at Wilson Lodge at 6:00 p.m.
 Evening: Orientation Program immediately following dinner.
   
Accommodations: Oglebay Resort, Wilson Lodge
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Meet zoo staff and volunteers, learn about the summer's new exhibit and take a train ride through the zoo
(Monday, June 23)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at Ihlenfeld Dining Room
 Morning: Program at Wilson Lodge where participants will meet the zoo staff and volunteers who will share the week's adventures with them. Get acquainted time and fun icebreaker activities. Participants will learn to classify animals and meet some furry, scaly and fethery critters up-close.
 Lunch: Lunch at Wilson Lodge
 Afternoon: Shuttle to the Good Zoo. The afternoon will be filled with hand-on activities focusing on the summer's special new exhibit followed by a journey through the zoo on the historic C.P. Huntington Train Ride. This one and half mile train ride will take you by the grasslands exhibit featuring the largest living bird - the ostrich.
 Dinner: Dinner at Wilson Lodge
 Evening: Optional After Dinner Entertainment
   
Accommodations: Oglebay Resort, Wilson Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Learn about domesticated animals and farm life, and about the Species Survival Plans to save endangered animals
(Tuesday, June 24)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at Ihlenfeld Dining Room
 Morning: "Domestic and Wild/Rare and Endangered" The zoo is home to domestic and wild animals. During the morning, participants will discover how animals such as llama, goats, miniature donkeys and other domestic animals are useful to us. Through up-close animal encounters and hands-on activities you will explore life on a farm as well as what animals make good pets and which ones do not. Participants will also search the wetland area of the zoo where benefits of wetland ecosystems will be revealed. Animals such as the endangered red-crowned crane and bald eagles are featured.
 Lunch: Lunch at the Good Zoo
 Afternoon: An aspect of the zoo's mission is to help save endangered species. Participants will learn about Species Survival Plans and other ways the zoo is working to help rare animals. You will study animals such as the red wolf, cotton top tamarin, ocelot and more. Trains, trains and more trains! A visit to the miniature railroad will round out the day. Shuttle back to Wilson Lodge.
 Dinner: Dinner at Wilson Lodge
 Evening: Optional After Dinner Entertainment
   
Accommodations: Oglebay Resort, Wilson Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Day Pass at Ogelbay Resort
(Wednesday, June 25)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at Ihlenfeld Dining Room
 Morning: OGLEBAY DAY PASS to enjoy many of the activities at the resort.
 Lunch: Lunch at Wilson Lodge
 Afternoon: OGLEBAY DAY PASS to enjoy many of the activities at the resort.
 Dinner: Dinner at Wilson Lodge
 Evening: OGLEBAY DAY PASS to enjoy many of the activities at the resort.
   
Accommodations: Oglebay Resort, Wilson Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Create animal enrichment items and participate in enrichment activities
(Thursday, June 26)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at Ihlenfeld Dining Room
 Morning: Shuttle to the Good Zoo. Participants will enjoy a full day of animal enrichment and training. To make sure the animals are healthy and happy, zoo keepers must create an exciting environment for them and provide them with "toys" that encourage natural actions. Training is an important management tool that keepers use to make medical exams and procedures easier. Today, participants will make enrichment items such as fish-sickles and bear putty for several animals. They will also participate in a training activity that zoo keepers use to learn to train the animals under their care. During the day, participants will meet members of the animal care staff, participate in enrichment activities and observe animal training.
 Lunch: Lunch at the Good Zoo
 Afternoon: Participants will enjoy a full day of animal enrichment and training. To make sure the animals are healthy and happy, zoo keepers must create an exciting environment for them and provide them with "toys" that encourage natural actions. Training is an important management tool that keepers use to make medical exams and procedures easier. Today, participants will make enrichment items such as fish-sickles and bear putty for several animals. They will also participate in a training activity that zoo keepers use to learn to train the animals under their care. During the day, participants will meet members of the animal care staff, participate in enrichment activities and observe animal training. Shuttle back to Wilson Lodge.
 Dinner: Dinner at Wilson Lodge
 Evening: Optional After Dinner Entertainment
   
Accommodations: Oglebay Resort, Wilson Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Departure
(Friday, June 27)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at Ihlenfeld Dining Room
 Morning: Pick up to go snack, have a safe trip home.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
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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