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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging (Variable by Program Date)
Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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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.

Cindy Miano

Cindy Miano retired in 2004 from a career in elementary education where she taught fourth grade and served as a language Arts chairperson. In addition to managing Shawnee Institute Road Scholar programs, Cindy is a personal trainer and life coach. She practices Pilates, yoga and various strength training programs, and helps to promote wellness plans for individuals while helping them to achieve overall good health.

Mr. Scott Slingerland

Scott Slingerland has raced mountain bikes for 15 years, including a four-day race across Costa Rica, and several 24-hour mountain bike races. Scott is a cycling instructor and teaches bicycle repair and riding skills. For training, he uses his bicycle for daily transportation to meetings, shopping and to visit family. Scott has cycled in Italy, India, Sri Lanka and China, and finds that the usage of bicycles in these countries is “eye opening.”

Rick Koval

Rick Koval is a longtime resident of Luzerne County and a professional naturalist, consultant, wildlife photographer and award-winning outdoor writer. He was the director of land conservation for the North Branch Land Trust before becoming the head naturalist for Skytop Lodge in the Poconos. Rick is a local television personality as a naturalist on the popular show, “Pennsylvania Outdoor Life.” He is currently writing a book on the native orchids of the Poconos.

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Len Rue Jr.

For over 20 years, Len Rue has led educational photo excursions in North America, Africa, Australia and South America. He teaches credited courses in photography for both undergraduate and graduate programs as an adjunct professor at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. Len’s photos have been published in hundreds of publications worldwide, including Newsweek, National Geographic and Readers Digest. Len has a B.A. in professional photography and a M.A. in instructional technology.

Our Value Promise To You

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at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
11 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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