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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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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.
Charles from Saint Clair, MI Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/16/15
I learned many new techniques that I had not been using before thanks to Len and many of the people who were in the program. meals were ok. room was good. having TO prepare your lunch everyday was different than what I had experienced on other programs. was a great week weather wize- enjoyed the various falls.

Rob from Powhatan, VA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/16/15
I learned a lot from Len and many of the other participants on this program. The scenery was great, and Len was very accessible and extremely knowledgeable. Both he and the naturalist were fantastic. The accommodations were good, but the transportation to the daily shoots was not adequate - at least one person drove some of us each day. I might agree that the activity level of this program should perhaps be "active", though it did not bother me. And I did notice that some participants were challenged by some of the topics covered, but I they did get extra help from Len and other participants.

Constance from Frederick, MD Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 06/21/15 - 06/26/15
Throughly enjoyed the program - and the waterfalls. Some of the areas were a little challenging.

Beth from Londonderry, NH Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/19/14 - 10/24/14
The accommodations at Shawnee were great! The Inn, the rooms, and food all met my expectations. The Delaware Water Gap is a location I would like to return to in the future. Len's photography lectures were interesting and educational. Each lesson covered a different photography topic with relevancy to the field trips and/or my interests. ( Filters , Exposure, Panoramas, Macro, and Animal Photography). His photo slide shows were amazing! I hope to plan future trips to many of the locations around the world that he included in his photo slideshow. He was available to answer specific questions in class, at dinner, and in the field. Unfortunately, neither the weather (a rainy week) nor the foliage (1 week past peak) cooperated with the timing of the program. Stopping for hot chocolate/ coffee on chilly/wet days was a great idea! On a positive note, I now have a new and improved outlook on specific photographing techniques and the beauty of shooting under cloudy or rainy conditions. Rick, a naturalist/survivalist, who accompanied us on numerous field trips was wonderful! I thoroughly enjoyed talking with him and learning about the flora and fauna of the area on the field trips and on a night walk. I will continue to learn from him on youtube.

Sandra from Ashville, OH Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/19/14 - 10/24/14
The area was beautiful. However, the activity level was not moderate. There were trails we took to the falls where we climbed down steep rocky grades. I did not complete the second trail for that reason, and because of rain, the rocks were wet. Others stayed behind too, and three people fell trying to complete the trail. Len was very prepared. I guess because of a prior Road Scholar photography program I took, I thought the instruction would be more individualized. Probably the range of photography experience was too great. Those who had years and years of experience found the instruction appropriate, but having "hands on" mentors would have been very helpful for those of us who were not experienced photographers. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Rick, the naturalist, was fantastic. He was passionate about his work and was always pointing out things we might have missed otherwise. I guess your evaluation will depend on your photography background and your physical ability to reach the areas being photographed.

James from Rochester, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/19/14 - 10/24/14
This was my first Road Scholar program and what a wonderful introduction it was. The program met all my expectations, the setting was beautiful and the photo locations inspiring. I found the instructor, Len Rue not only friendly but very well prepared for any contingency. The lectures were interesting and Len used an extensive photo portfolio to illustrate the concepts he was discussing. Every staff member was friendly and had our interest in the forefront for the entire time. Kudos to the Road Scholar and Shawnee institute staff.

Marsha from San Diego, CA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 10/19/14 - 10/24/14
This was a very enjoyable program with fabulous scenery to photograph and interesting lectures. Although the leaves were a week or so past their prime, and we had cloudy and rainy weather, I learned a lot about photographing under these conditions. I recommend Len Rue and this program to anyone interested in photography.

Nancy from Hubbard, OH Number of programs attended: 17
Date attended: 04/27/14 - 05/02/14
I have done 15 RS trips and this was the best ever with a beautiful setting and a great teacher. The staff was fabulous and our group gelled together so well. Can't say enough good about it.

Glenna from Brookfield, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/27/14 - 05/02/14
Len Rue is a world class wildlife photographer. It was an honor to work with him and receive the benefit of his expertise. He was able to help the beginner as well as the accomplished photographer. Weather was not an obstacle but enhanced the experience because Len was able to teach us to take advantage of varying conditions. We were so inspired, we chose to work together on our pictures and editing programs during our free afternoon.

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