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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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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.
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William from Morgantown, WV Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 08/03/14 - 08/08/14
What a wonderful program! If you're looking for something fun and memorable to share with a grandchild, look no further. This was a great experience for both generations (and very reasonably priced).

Peggy from Reston, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/03/14 - 08/08/14
This was a fantastic program- educational and fun for both generations. We were all inspired by the energetic, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable and patient staff and enjoyed interaction with a great group of "campers." Peggy, Reston, VA

Marjorie from Cockeysville, MD Number of programs attended: 41
Date attended: 08/03/14 - 08/08/14
We have taken four inter-generationals, and all were excellent. This was exceptional, because it has more than adequate staff. In addition, it has 8 high school interns who teach and entertain the grandchildren. This is a week to remember.

Ruth from Mount Laurel, NJ Number of programs attended: 25
Date attended: 08/03/14 - 08/08/14
I have taken 4 grandchildren in 3 different years to this wonderful opportunity. Each of us enjoyed the many benefits of this program and continue to refer to it many months and years later. It is a true learning experience about so much more than maritime life.

Mary from Tonawanda, NY Number of programs attended: 24
Date attended: 07/20/14 - 07/25/14
This program offers a very interesting experience for both grandchild and grandparent. There was adventure and education for everyone!

Linda from Signal Mountain, TN Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/20/14 - 07/25/14
My granddaughter and I had a terrific experience at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station. Excellent staff, activities, accommodations, and food. We learned so much, we're ready for another Road Scholar trip next summer.

Leslie from Ithaca, NY Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/06/14 - 07/11/14
My grandson loved this program, and was very sad to leave. Since he was a toddler, he has been fascinated with sea creatures, so I knew this would be perfect for him. His biggest thrill was holding a pufferfish in his hand, and participating in the trawling field trip. One of the best aspects of this program was the supervised play during free time. This facilitated friendship, and was immensely beneficial.The staff was friendly and attentive, and we all learned a lot. The food was plain cooking--wholesome, a lot of choices, and always a vegetarian alternative. The worst part of the program was the required sweeping of the room before leaving, and the room inspection before formal departure. A little degrading, and unnecessary, since I learned that the room would be also be cleaned by staff.

Robert from Twin Falls, ID Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 07/13/14 - 07/18/14
This intergen Marine Science program was excellent. It built lasting memories for my grandson and me and was educational and fun for both of us. I plan to take my other grandchildren on similar trips when they come of age.

Mary from Singers Glen, VA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 07/13/14 - 07/18/14
It is a whole new way of looking at life in the marshes. It was a great experience for my grandson and me. Highly recommend this program. Mary Hahn

Robert from Virginia Beach, VA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 07/13/14 - 07/18/14
An introduction into coastal marine science with your grandchild. Very well run and organized, with helpful high school interns to assist the staff. Highly recommended for grand parents and their young grandchildren (10-12)

Bob from Indiana, PA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 06/27/14
Our grandson came with a solid background in nature and scientific inquiry. The program staff did an excellent job of building on his interests, and provided valuable role models as young scientists.

Lori from Indiana, PA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 06/27/14
We had a wonderful "hands on" learning experience with our grandson who lives out west. He know mountains well but was eager to learn about marine life. We had a great shared experience. We also had the early morning opportunity to watch a small rocket launch from the NASA site.

Jon from Reston, VA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 06/27/14
An outstanding program and a great introduction to marine sciences.

Terry from Richardson, TX Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 08/04/13 - 08/09/13
The program was very educational. My granddaughter really enjoy it and we both learned alot about marine life

Josephine from Hendersonville, NC Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 08/04/13 - 08/09/13
My granddaughter and I had a totally awesome time. The program was well organized, fun and exciting. We learned so much.


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