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12 Days | 11 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. 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: 32 total, 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Low Fat; Low Salt; 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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Cutler Student Apartment Complex (SAC): Fairbanks, 3 nights
Type: Campus/Dorm

Contact info:
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775 USA
phone: 907-474-7247
web: www.uaf.edu/reslife/residential-facilities/cutler-apartment-complex/

Room amenities: Each apartment is like a small condo with two floors. Downstairs is a living room and kitchen and upstairs are two bedrooms with a shared bathroom. Up to four people will share a bathroom. ALL of these apartments require using a flight of stairs. SOME REQUIRE USING TWO FLIGHTS OF STAIRS. We have a very limited number of accessible apartments available. If you need an accessible apartment please contact us as soon as possible to see if we can provide one. Meals will be served in the university cafeteria, a 1/3-mile walk from the apartments. This is the main dining hall in use on campus in the summer, so you get to interact with the campus community while you dine. There is a laundry room in the apartment complex. Machines are free, soap may be purchased in the campus bookstore.

Facility amenities: Coffee pots, microwave, phone, free laundry, free 24 hour internet access in nearby dormitory.

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

Bathroom: The maximum number of people sharing a bathroom is four.

Additional nights before: $40
To reserve rooms, you must call the UAF Summer Conference Desk at (907) 474-6769. Be sure to tell the person you speak with that you are with the Road Scholar Program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Denali Education Center: Denali National Park, 3 nights
Type: Cabin

Description: The Denali Education Center campus was built in 1990 along the eastern boundary of Denali National Park, on the banks of the Nenana River. This quiet wooded campus, consisting of 12 cabins and Riverside Hall, was the first in the U.S. built exclusively for Road Scholar programs. All facilities are on the ground floor with four steps leading into each cabin. The longest walk from your cabin to Riverside Hall is about 200 yards on a gravel walkway, and the shortest is about 15 yards.

Contact info:
Milepost 231 George Parks Highway
Denali Park, AK 99755 USA
phone: 907-683-2597
web: www.denali.org

Room amenities: Our location is idyllic, rooms and services are simple. Each cabin at the Denali Education Center has one bathroom that may be shared by up to four people. There is no housekeeping during the week, though fresh towels are available mid-week. Rooms do not have clocks, radios, TV’s, microwaves, or hair dryers. All rooms are non-smoking. There are no phones in the rooms, though cell phone reception is fine. Emergency calls may be received in the office, as needed. An answering machine will receive calls after hours or when staff is in the field.

Facility amenities: Laundry facilities are available for $2 per wash and $2 per dry, laundry detergent included. Internet access is available nearby.

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

Bathroom: Each cabin has two rooms with one shared bath.

Inlet Tower Hotel and Suites: Anchorage, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Just south of downtown Anchorage near: The Alaska Center for the Performing Arts The Egan Convention Center The Anchorage Museum The Dena'ina Convention and Civic Center Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

Contact info:
1200 L Street Anchorage
Anchorage, AK 99501 USA
phone: 907-276-0110
web: www.inlettower.com/

Room amenities: Complimentary high-speed Internet access Free local calls Speaker phone with voice mail 25-inch color television with premium channels HBO Refrigerator, microwave & wet bar Coffeemaker with Alaskan gourmet coffee Hairdryer Iron/Ironing board Rollaway beds and cribs (upon request) Safe deposit box available at front desk Air conditioning

Facility amenities: Free High-Speed Wireless Internet, all guest rooms & public space Free 24-Hour Shuttle Service, to airport, railroad station and downtown Fitness center, open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Mixx Grill Food & Spirits

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

Elevator: Yes

Kenai Peninsula Learning Center: Moose Pass, 3 nights
Type: Motel

Description: The Kenai Peninsula Learning Center is a full-service lodge located on the shore of upper Trail Lodge. A restaurant and bar are available. Rooms are double occupancy with either two twin beds, or one double bed. All rooms have private baths. There is a possibility of triple or quad rooming, by advance request only.

Contact info:
PO Box 5
Moose Pass, AK 99631 USA
phone: 907-288-3101
web: www.traillakelodge.com

Room amenities: A TV with limited channels is available in each room.

Facility amenities: Internet access is available, but no laundry facilities at Moose Pass.

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

Additional nights after: $109
Rooms are available before and after the program. Rates depend upon the time of year. Call 907-288-3101 for rates and to make a reservation.

Check out time: 10:00 AM

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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11 nights of accommodations
32 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
2 Performances


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