Meet our tour leader, Dr. Don Frazier of The Texas Center at Schreiner University in Paris on May 30, 2023 (so fly from the US on May 29) and begin a journey of discovery in France.
We will start out in Paris, and see the places you have often heard of, and a few you may not have known about—like the location of the embassy for the Republic of Texas! From there, we head to Normandy, where Texans like Earl Rudder helped win the beachheads and Schreiner’s own Frank Denius helped achieve the breakthrough at St. Lo. Then, we will go to the Palace of Versailles and see where modern Europe was made. We continue to Champagne, where we will learn about (and sample) the famous local products and learn about the region in World War I and the fate of Kerrville boys Sydney Baker, Earl Garrett, and Francisco Lemos. We will push on to Trier, Germany, see some Roman landmarks, and visit scenes of the Battle of the Bulge. From there, we head to Alsace, the Vosges Mountains, and Riquewihr, the hometown of our very own Charles Schreiner. His family’s move to Texas set into motion a chain of events that helped shape our world today.
Throughout the journey, we will eat at carefully curated and selected restaurants, drink well, and see breathtaking scenery. There may even be a surprise or two on the way back to Paris, where we will end the journey on June 10 and fly home on June 11 from Charles de Gaulle airport. The cost of this adventure is $5,500, not including airfare. Ground transportation is by luxury bus.
Includes all breakfasts, five lunches, and eight dinners including a Michelin 3-star dining experience. You will see some important places from the history of France, the United States, Texas, and Kerrville! There will be wine. There will be champagne. There will be remarkable food (French, German, and Alsatian). There will be castles and palaces. There is even an Alsatian cooking class. All the while there will be convivial company.
In honor of Schreiner University’s Centennial, we are recreating the Westminster Encampment experience with a 21st century flair.
In 1906, Westminster Encampment, later known as the Hill Country’s Center for summer camp activities, was established near the banks of the Guadalupe River on the southeastern edge of Kerrville with a focus on family recreation. Over the years the focus shifted to religious education and leadership development. Ultimately, in 1950, the land and its assets were sold to its neighbor, Schreiner Institute.
July 23-26, 2023, we invite you to come stay on campus and participate in a variety of activities and educational sessions. We can assure you; it won’t be as primitive as the first encampment in the early 1900s, but it will deliver opportunity for reflection, learning and cultural appreciation.
Schedule of activities includes: Wellness activities, Myths, Folklore and Legends presented by Schreiner University President Dr. Charlie McCormick, A walk through time and the Schreiner Archives featuring the old Westminster Encampment, Film Noir with Dr. Tim Summerlin and Dr. William Woods, and much more.