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Program #18881RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s 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.
Meals: 9 total, 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Gluten Free; Low Salt; Low Fat; Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Educational Conference Center: W.E. Skelton 4-H...
Type: Conference Center

Contact info:
775 Hermitage Rd.
Wirtz, VA 24184 USA
phone: 540-721-2759 xext264

Room amenities: Each room is equipped with a dresser and abundant shelf/closet space, a table and two chairs for relaxing/reading. Table lamps and a clock radio are provided in each guest room.

Facility amenities: The Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Educational Conference Center is a modern, multi-purpose conference facility. Up to 400 people can gather in the Center's dining and auditorium facility and/or meet in our 12 meeting rooms. In addition, we offer two picnic shelters, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, horseshoes, mini-golf course, campfire circle, amphitheater campfire, sports fields, nature trails and a beautiful scene from the shoreline gazebo and deck. The Center has 57 lodging rooms with private baths than can sleep up to 228 people. We offer a quiet, peaceful setting which provides our Road Scholar guests the opportunity to focus on the coursework for the week and the time to get to know one another in greater depth.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $50-$60
Lodging may be available before and/or after each program begins. Please contact Dennis Crowley at 540-721-2759, ext. 264 to make arrangements.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Additional nights after: $50-$60
Lodging may be available before and/or after each program begins. Please contact Dennis Crowley at 540-721-2759, ext. 264 to make arrangements.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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


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