Intermediate Bridge and The Jekyll Island Club: Millionaire’s Retreat
Join experts to improve your bridge skills and learn new techniques amid the Gilded Age splendor of Jekyll Island. Plus, enjoy behind the scenes access to the Jekyll Island Club!
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Program No. 11602RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Come to Georgia to master your contract bridge skills and to experience the fascinating nature and history of beautiful Jekyll Island. Each morning, learn from our bridge expert who provides practical instruction on leads, defense, signals and how to play higher opening no-trump bids. Then, in the afternoon, enjoy a combination of scholarly lectures and in-depth field trips to learn about Jekyll Island’s Gilded Age history and ecology. Board a tram to visit the 240-acre National Historic Landmark District and learn first-hand about the ecosystem of this coastal environment on a beach walk and a visit to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Spend your evenings practicing your new bridge skills in sessions of “no agenda” play, with the instructor on-hand to answer questions and give pointers. Enjoy the week at the elegant and historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile over varied terrain, beach and boardwalks.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Improve your bridge skills under the tutelage of a Life Master of the American Contract Bridge League.
  • Explore the cultural history of Jekyll Island, originally a retreat for wealthy Gilded Age millionaires like J. Pierpont Morgan and William Rockefeller.
  • Discover the importance of Georgia’s salt-marsh environment during lectures and expert-led explorations.
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Faith Willis
Although Faith retired from a 25-year career as a professor and administrator, she continues work as a consultant, providing research for community, governmental and non-profit agencies. Faith is a certified ACBL teacher and has taught Bidding, Modern Conventions and Defense for three years. She enjoys tournament play and taking bridge lessons from nationally known teachers and is a Silver Life Master. She served as Board Chair of the YMCA and was named YMCA volunteer of the year. Faith is an active swimmer and Pilates student.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Faith Willis
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Linda Arthur
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