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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.
Judith from Florham Park, NJ Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/12/15
This is a program that should be on the top of everyone's intergenerational list. Great facility, exciting programs, an unbeatable staff, we'll run buffet style

Susan from Edwardsburg, MI Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/12/15
This program is wonderful as a intergenerational trip. Your grandchildren will love the variety and number of activities scheduled or changeable on site. My Grandaughter was never bored!

Nancy from Cincinnati, OH Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 06/09/13 - 06/14/13
The YMCA of the Ozarks is a lovely facility located 90 minutes SW of St. Louis. The accommodations, the meals, the staff were all top notch. But our program was slightly different than we read in the Overview or the Program Details on the website. We selected this program for the horseback riding opportunities, and our granddaughters were not disappointed. However, we didn't see the 20' rock wall, the 250' zip line, Pines Peak, a fireworks show nor did we have a mini golf tournament or make a memory scrapbook of the week's highlights. Instead we were offered the opportunity to climb a 50' Alpine Tower and swing on a Giant Swing, and at the Arts & Crafts Center we were offered a candle making or leather project. The trip to Elephant Rocks State Park was a lot of fun and the visit to Caladonia afterward for ice cream was enjoyed by all. Water shoes for the float trip are a MUST - this was not on the list of items to bring. The night hike was over a mile long and footing on those rocks and roots in the dark was more unsafe than fun. Game Night on the final night would have been lots more fun if there had been some creativity pitting the kids vs. the grandparents. Daytime with the staff was great, but the evening programs with the R.S. co-ordinators was rather blah. I would have scored this program higher if the Road Scholar co-ordinator couple had been much more focused and creatively engaged in providing a more outstanding camp experience for the kids and grandparents.

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