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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.
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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.
Roy from North Olmsted, OH Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 10/04/15 - 10/09/15
Just returned from this program last Friday. We knew very little about the Arts & Crafts Movement before we went (We were invited by friends, Don & Jean Sowers, to participate). It was interesting learning about Elbert Hubbard and the Roycraft Campus and Artisans, and visiting several Frank-Lloyd-Wright-designed houses. Our leader, Ellen Moomaw, was excellent--and even arranged for us to have dinner at her restored Arts & Crafts house, and to visit another restored house for a reception. We also visited Janice McDuffie's Roycroft Pottery in her Wright-designed Unisonian house. The total # of "scholars" attending the program was about 22. We enjoyed participating with these very nice and interesting people.

Pat from Chicago, IL Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/10/14
This program is centered on excellence in every area of life and applying it to live one's life artfully. It is a holistic experience, and I came away with a depth of understanding that exceeded my expectations.

Hannah from Jenkintown, PA Number of programs attended: 23
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/10/14
I highly recommend this well-planned program covering the history of the Roycroft artisan colony and its relationship with the British Arts and Crafts Movement. Started by writer, publisher, and philosopher Elbert Hubbard in 1895 with a rebirth in the 1970s and '80s. Several good craft demos, leaders who welcomed us into their Roycroft-built homes, plus the added treat of visiting Frank Lloyd Wright-built homes in Buffalo. A lovely suite in the restored Roycroft Inn was an unexpected pleasure.

Leslie from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/14/14 - 09/19/14
A beautiful location,great and caring instructors, lots to see, do and learn. You will enjoy yourself and come away with a better appreciation of the Arts and Craft movement.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
13 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
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