6722
Kentucky

Cumberland Falls and Traditions, Legends and Music of Appalachia

Based out of a hemlock beam lodge in Daniel Boone National Forest, explore Cumberland Falls and the surrounding region. Plus, learn about Appalachian culture through music and lectures.
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Program No. 6722RJ
Length
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
14 meals
5 B 4 L 5 D
DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Corbin, KY
D
DuPont Lodge

Afternoon: 5 p.m. check-in and registration.

Dinner: Enjoy a country buffet with a variety southern dishes prepared in regional custom; includes soup, salad and dessert bar.

Evening: 7 p.m. welcome, orientation and program overview. Meet your fellow participants and program staff.

DAY
2
Nature History of Cumberland Falls, Appalachian Geography
Corbin, KY
B,L,D
DuPont Lodge

Breakfast: Enjoy a country breakfast buffet including eggs, meats, biscuits and gravy along with lighter fare such as warm and cold cereals, fruit, yogurt, coffee, juices. and more.

Morning: Explore Appalachian geography with historical emphasis through classroom instruction/discussion.

Lunch: Enjoy the lunch buffet feature American fare along with regional favorites complete with soup, salad, and dessert bar.

Afternoon: Discover the unique geology of the park with classroom instruction and a trip to Cumberland Falls.

Dinner: Enjoy a country buffet with a variety southern dishes prepared in regional custom; includes soup, salad and dessert bar.

Evening: Enjoy local talent and feel free to join a in with a variety of local talent featuring a variety of musicians in an open-mike fashion. Participants will get to meet and interact with local musicians.

DAY
3
Music and Life in the Appalachians, Birds of Prey
Corbin, KY
B,L,D
DuPont Lodge

Breakfast: Enjoy a country breakfast buffet including eggs, meats, biscuits and gravy along with lighter fare such as warm and cold cereals, fruit, yogurt, coffee, juices. and more.

Morning: This program includes story telling techniques that are used to describe the cultural and historical aspects of life in the Appalachian America of yesterday and today. The discussion includes readings from Deaton's books on eastern Kentucky, Appalachian Ghost Stories and Kentucky Boy, as well as clips from his two films on the area, The Feuds of Bloody Breathitt and Harry Caudill, A Man of Courage. The program concludes with a Q & A on Appalachian culture and the telling of an old time mountain ghost story.

Lunch: Enjoy the lunch buffet feature American fare along with regional favorites complete with soup, salad, and dessert bar.

Afternoon: Enjoy an expert-led nature walk and discover some flora and fauna of Cumberland Falls. Due to maximum group size, participants will be divided into smaller groups for the nature hikes. Hiking boots and hiking sticks are recommended. There will be a paved short walk offered as well.

Dinner: Enjoy a country buffet with a variety southern dishes prepared in regional custom; includes soup, salad and dessert bar.

Evening: Role of Music in Appalachia presented with respect to the musical traditions of both mainstream and unique mountain cultures.

DAY
4
Natural Beauty of Kentucky, Coal Camp
Corbin, KY
B,L,D
DuPont Lodge

Breakfast: Enjoy a country breakfast buffet including eggs, meats, biscuits and gravy along with lighter fare such as warm and cold cereals, fruit, yogurt, coffee, juices. and more.

Morning: Board School bus to F to Natural Arch, Kentucky's largest sandstone arch , then travel on to visit two historic "company-owned" coal camps.

Lunch: Enjoy a box lunch while visiting former company-owned coal camps.

Afternoon: Visit two former "Company-owned" Coal camps: Blue Heron, in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and nearby Barthell Coal Camp. The field trip will end with a stop at a local craft center, all items made by local artisans.

Dinner: Enjoy a country buffet with a variety southern dishes prepared in regional custom; includes soup, salad and dessert bar.

Evening: Enjoy a Kentucky Chautauqua performance by David Hurt. This is a one person dramatic play about a particular person in Kentucky history.

DAY
5
Nature Walk, Socio Economics of Region, Farewell Party
Corbin, KY
B,L,D
DuPont Lodge

Breakfast: Enjoy a country breakfast buffet including eggs, meats, biscuits and gravy along with lighter fare such as warm and cold cereals, fruit, yogurt, coffee, juices. and more.

Morning: Appalachian Storytelling by Stephen Hollen.

Lunch: Enjoy the lunch buffet feature American fare along with regional favorites complete with soup, salad, and dessert bar.

Afternoon: Expert-led 1.5-mile nature hike focusing on the flora and fauna of the park. Due to class size, participants will be divided in 4 smaller groups to explore the wonders of the park.

Dinner: Enjoy a country buffet with a variety southern dishes prepared in regional custom; includes soup, salad and dessert bar. This dinner will be using local meat raised in the area.

Evening: Live Raptor show by Liberty Nature Center. One of the few Raptor centers staffed with local high school students. Participants will get to interact with students from the local area.

DAY
6
Program Concludes
Corbin, KY
B

Breakfast: Enjoy a country breakfast buffet including eggs, meats, biscuits and gravy along with lighter fare such as warm and cold cereals, fruit, yogurt, coffee, juices. and more.






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