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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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.
Michele from Brooklyn, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/03/15 - 05/08/15
I absolutely loved it. It was my first RS trip. The hiking was terrific. The food was outstanding. The staff and the lodging were so good, I will be back. I was there in the spring and the weather was so cooperative. Yoga and hiking. Perfect blend.

Angie from Erie, PA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/19/14 - 10/24/14
This event was posted as "moderately challenging." Since I enjoy challenging hikes I hesitated in signing up for this program because I feared the hiking might not live up to my expectations. Most of the trails were moderate with a challenging section at the end. Trails were gorgeous and I got great workouts. The bonus was that participants who wanted something a little less strenuous could opt to do only the moderate portion of the trail. The accommodations were clean and comfortable and the food better than I expected knowing that we were staying at a YMCA lodge. There were always two main entrees, including seafood, and the desserts were fabulous. If you choose to do this trip be sure to bring books, cards or games for the evenings. The location is a spectacular setting in the middle of nowhere with no cell phone service and only satellite internet. Plan on creating your own evening entertainment. There are spacious community rooms with fireplaces, couches and tables for playing games.

Donna from Berkeley, CA Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 10/19/14 - 10/24/14
Lovely setting, challenging hikes, great staff and accommodations. What more could you ask for in a program? Just remember that you will be on the east coast, where the trails are often rocky, and be prepared with your most comfortable boots!

Maureen from Hilton, NY Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/11/13
I had a wonderful 5 days in the Catskills. The hikes were invigorating, the staff were all friendly and fun to be with. The food was excellent!! Well worth the trip!!

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