6721
Berea
True Appalachia: Arts, Literature and Culture
Meet with professors and students at the renowned Berea College to discover authentic Appalachian art, music and dance in Berea, “The Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky.”
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Program No. 6721RJ
Length
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
14 meals
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DAY
1
Arrive and Check In/Welcome & Orientation
Berea, KY
D
Boone Tavern Hotel

Afternoon: Check in at the Boone Tavern Hotel and Restaurant between 3:00 and 4:00pm. At that time you will receive your arrival packet and updated schedule as well as a name-tag. We will begin orientation at 5:00pm in the Skylight Room located on the first floor of Boone Tavern Hotel. This will be a time for introductions, reviewing the program theme and schedule, discussion on emergency procedures and safety guidlines, and answering any questions you may have.

Dinner: Regional cuisine plated and served in the Main Dining Room, the Historic Boone Tavern Hotel and Restaurant.

DAY
2
Begin the day with sessions on the history of Berea College and a student led walk through campus. Afternoon sessions on Appalachian culture with an evening of Traditional Appalachian music.
Berea, KY
B,L,D
Boone Tavern Hotel

Activity note: Student led walk through the Berea College Campus. Approximately one hour of walking and standing with a student guide.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast available between 7:00-8:30 AM in the Main Dining Room, Boone Tavern Hotel.

Morning: One-hour program on Berea College History. Student led walking tour of campus.

Lunch: Buffet lunch available between 12:00-1:00 PM in Main Dining Room, Boone Tavern Hotel.

Afternoon: One hour program on History of the Appalachian region. One hour program on Health Issues in Appalachia.

Dinner: 5:30 PM Regional cuisine served in the Main Dining Room, Boone Tavern Hotel.

Evening: 7:00-8:00 PM Appalachian music.

DAY
3
Appalachian Culture Presentations, Local Pottery Visit
Berea, KY
B,L,D
Boone Tavern Hotel

Activity note: Presentations on Appalachian Music and Literature and an afternoon visit to a local pottery shop.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast available between 7:00-8:30 AM in the Main Dining Room, Boone Tavern Hotel.

Morning: One hour session on Appalachian Music and Instruments followed by a one hour session on Appalachian Literature.

Lunch: Buffet lunch available between 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Main Dining Room, Boone Tavern Hotel.

Afternoon: Afternoon Visit to Tater Knob Pottery to hear a presentation from the resident potter.

Dinner: 5:30 PM Regional cuisine served in the Main Dining Room, Boone Tavern Hotel.

Evening: 7:00-8:00 PM Evening Entertainment

DAY
4
Appalachian Culture Presentations and Craft
Berea, KY
B,L,D
Boone Tavern Hotel

Activity note: The afternoon will be spent making a craft.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast available 7:00-8:30 AM in the Main Dining Room, Boone Tavern Hotel.

Morning: One hour presentation on Appalachian Stereotypes and Coal Mining in Appalachia.

Lunch: Buffet lunch at Boone Tavern Dining Room

Afternoon: The afternoon will be spent with a local artisan learning how to make a craft and actually leaving with something that you will make of your very own!

Dinner: 5:30 PM Regional cuisine served in the Main Dining Room of Boone Tavern Hotel.

Evening: 7:00-8:00 PM Appalachian Music.

DAY
5
Appalachian Culture Presentations
Berea, KY
B,L,D
Boone Tavern Hotel

Activity note: Two sessions about Appalachian Culture and an afternoon to get out and explore local artisan shops.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet available 7:00-8:30 AM in the Main Dining Room, Boone Tavern Hotel.

Morning: Two presentations about important subject matter on Appalachian Culture.

Lunch: Buffet lunch available 12:00-1:00 PM in Main Dining Room, Boone Tavern Hotel.

Afternoon: Afternoon to visit and explore local artisans shops and spend some time in and around Berea.

Dinner: 5:30 PM Regional cuisine served in the Main Dining Room of Boone Tavern Hotel.

Evening: Hear local musicians sing folk, bluegrass, gospel and other local music while strumming on their favorite instrument on the front porch of the depot in Old Town Berea. Bring your favorite instrument along and join in!

DAY
6
Breakfast followed by departures at your leisure.
Berea, KY
B

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet available 7:00-8:30 AM in the Main Dining Room, Boone Tavern Hotel.

Morning: Departure at your leisure. Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM.