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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.


These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

Rick Key

Rick Key has had a passion for music as long as he can remember. At an early age, he began tackling a wide array of musical instruments —accordion, clarinet, guitar, bass guitar, mandolin and harmonica. He eventually set his sights on playing the violin, but with a catch: He wanted to play it left-handed. This desire led to Rick teaching himself how to build his own violin, and that prompted his lifelong passion for fiddle making.

Judy Johnson

Judy Johnson spent 35 years teaching in the public school system. Along with teaching reading, English and adult GED programs, she taught journalism and advised on the student newspaper. Her papers took many top honors. She has a master's degree in English from the University of Missouri.

Group Leaders

Group Leaders make sure your program runs smoothly and are attuned to the needs of Road Scholar participants. These Group Leaders are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

Shanna Babiak

Shanna Babiak came west from the East Coast to join the YMCA of the Ozarks team as a Trout Lodge program director. She has been with the YMCA for a dozen years. Shanna earned a bachelor’s in Geo Earth Systems and is passionate about sharing her love for the outdoors and educating others.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips


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