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GARDINER, MONTANA

Yellowstone’s Great Outdoors: An Intergenerational Adventure

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Program #17306RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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Elizabeth Vanderburg May 05, 2014 at 07:56 PM

My husband and I, Vance and Betsy, will be coming with our 12 year old grandson. He has been enrolled (5th and 6th grade) in an ecological school. We are all from Michigan. Robert is looking forward to the outdoors experience. We are taking the train to Havre, MT, and renting a car to drive to Gardiner. We look forward to meeting everyone.


Cathy Holbrook Apr 14, 2014 at 12:45 PM

My name is Cathy, and I will be coming from near Portland, OR, with my fifteen year old grandson Garrett. We are both thrilled to be taking this trip, my very first Road Scholar trip since retirement! Garrett is a talented photographer and experienced outdoorsman. Of course, I am his Grandmother, so I am partial. We look forward to making new friends while making this special trip together.


Premium Email Subscriber Apr 30, 2013 at 09:05 PM

I am Ronnie Davidson(female) from Princeton,NJ & am traveling with my grand daughter Em Rafter from Portola Valley,CA. Em is fourteen & I hope I don't have to tell my age. I have never ever slept in a sleeping bag, but am game for the adventure. Do bears, bugs, snakes, etc come into the tent?
Mary Hitch Apr 30, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Hi Ronnie! I'm happy to be able to tell my 14 year old grandson that there will be another 14 year old on the trip! Regarding the bears, bugs, snakes, etc.: I'm counting on our leaders to manage all that!! :)


Mary Hitch Apr 24, 2013 at 11:24 AM

I'm registered for this trip along with my two grandsons and would like to hear from others going with children: ages, where you're from, etc. I'm from New Braunfels, Texas, and my two grandsons are from Downingtown, PA.



Ann...we are the provider for this program located in Dillon, MT. This program has been very successful over the past several years. Grandparents and grandkids have a great time learning about and enjoying Yellowstone. The instructor brings the park alive if you and your granddaughter are interested in Yellowstone National Park. This is very active with hiking, rafting, horseback riding and a campout. If your granddaughter is 12-15 years old and you enjoy being very active this fits the bill. We also offer a program for just grandmothers and granddaughters here in Dillon,MT June 9-14. This is program #20798 called: Intergenerational:Pioneer Spirit in the Wild West for girls 9-12 years and their grandmothers. This program takes place in southwest Montana. a land that invokes the pioneer spirit by reminding us the West was developed, a brave few had to venture before us to tame these lands so rough and remote. You will ride horseback along historic trails and visit the Sacajawea Historic Area to learn about Lewis and Clark’s expedition. You will go fly casting and fishing with experts who help you to understand the ecology of southwest Montana streams and the native fish that fill them. You will also ncounter Gold Rush ghost towns, sit for a lesson in a pioneer-era one-room school house and take in a 19th-century melodrama performed in a historic opera house. This program I just described is not as active and the Yellowstone program. Hope this is helpful. If you have any questions please call us at 406-683-7302



Welcome to one of the several UM Western Road Scholar programs. Now in our 35th year, UM Western is proud to offer a wide variety of Road Scholar programs that inspire lifelong learning. This program along with several of our other programs will offer experiential learning and exploration of the magnificent Yellowstone ecosystem. You and your grandchild will have an active week hiking, horseback riding, floating the river, camping out and encountering the largest nearly intact, temperate ecosystem on earth. An experienced naturalist will guide you on an unforgettable journey as you better understand the plants, animal, bugs, fish, water, geology, habitat and weather patterns working together that make the whole on this large ecosystem. If you have any questions, please contact us by calling 406-683-7302 or email a_dansie1@ umwestern.edu.
Irving Hart Feb 21, 2013 at 05:18 PM

I am looking forward to the Yellowstone Intergenerational Program July 7.
Irving Hart Feb 21, 2013 at 05:18 PM

Irving Hart Feb 21, 2013 at 05:20 PM

One minor request to the program coordinator, please.
Irving Hart Feb 21, 2013 at 05:25 PM

Darn, This only allows one line at a time, apparently. Perhaps I need to not try to use enter. One minor request, please. I would hope that there will be some clear restrictions on the use of electronic devices such as gamneboys during travel and other active parts of the program. There is plenty of time for the kids to use teses in the evening at the motel. We were in a program last summer that did not turn out so well because most of the boys were not paying attention to the presenter, but were concentrating on electronic games, especially while on the bus. You may have already planned such provisions. Thanks for listening.

Irving, we encourage the kids to leave their electronic games, music players, etc. at home. If they do bring them, though, they will not be allowed to have them out or on during presentations, on field trips, or at any other group activities.


Ann Keown Jan 21, 2012 at 11:27 AM

any feedback on this trip or suggestions for other grandmother/granddaughter active trips


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