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6 Days | 5 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: 14 total, 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Kosher; 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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Shalom Institute: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, 5 nights
Type: Conference Center

Description: The Shalom Institute in the scenic Malibu Mountains is located on a bluff overlooking 135 acres of breathtaking wilderness and woodlands. Situated five miles from the beach and 45 minutes from Los Angeles, it offers the visitor numerous hiking trails, spectacular panoramic views, refreshing waterfalls, and rustic oak and sycamore-covered terrain. Hikes are led by the resident environmental educator and team builder. Guests are afforded a rich nature experience and opportunity to enjoy the area's abundant bird life, flora, fauna, streams, and natural and cultural history. Guests enjoy delicious kosher meals prepared in the Shalom Institute's kosher kitchen. Kosher food means that no pork or shellfish will be served. Meat and dairy will not be served at the same meal in the dining hall. There will be a vegetarian option at each meal.

Contact info:
34342 Mulholland Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265 USA
phone: 818-889-5500 xX106
web: www.shalominstitute.com

Room amenities: The Institute has 20 double occupancy rooms (2 single beds) with private showers, toilets, linens, heating and air conditioning. The guest rooms are about 1,000 yards from "Jerry's Place" (dining hall). There are no phones or TVs in the rooms. Since there are no phones in the rooms, a cell phone is recommended in the event of an emergency. Be aware that some cell phones work and others do not in this location.

Facility amenities: The Shalom Institute offers expansive facilities that include an Olympic-size swimming pool, two outdoor amphitheaters, a conference center, beautiful new adult housing, retreat house, an archery field, a sports field, miles of hiking trails, two waterfalls, a nature center, arts and crafts, and much more. Delicious meals are provided in "Jerry's Place, an ecologically designed, newly-constructed glass and wood dining hall with an outdoor dining patio with fireplace. Guests may also challenge themselves on the Institute's spectacular ropes course and climbing wall. You will also find an organic garden, art studio, campfires, and a dedicated Road Scholar Lounge.

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

Check in time: 3:00 PM

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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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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