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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.
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.
Dianna from Catonsville, MD Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 10/18/15 - 10/23/15
An outstanding program for anyone who enjoys science and loves being in beautiful natural surroundings. I think my husband really enjoyed the scientific presentations by the instructors, while I was content to explore the excellent facilities at Mountain Lake Lodge. The food and service are both wonderful and the cost so reasonable for all that you will get out of this program. I would recommend asking for a first floor room in the lodge if you have a problem with stairs. The classroom is down a flight of stairs, but there is a way to walk around to another entrance to bypass the stairs. We would love to attend another program here. A very special place indeed.

David from Mountain Dale, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/19/15 - 04/24/15
This program is made to order for those with an interest in the physical sciences, whether professional or merely avocational. You will come away with new knowledge and insights presented by professionals who are current in their fields of expertise.

Tod from Marshfield, MA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 11/16/14 - 11/21/14
This course in Astronomy allowed me [who has been out of school some 50 years] to feel comfortable about black holes, particle physics and the big bang enough to impress my children [kinda]. On observing the Pleides formation we were told the Japanese translation was "Subaru". that explains my car's graphic.

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