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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.
Donna from Santa Rosa, CA Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 09/13/15 - 09/18/15
Chautauqua is a movement, a place. Enjoyed experiencing it. Would be better if we'd stayed in the hotel as promised. Food very good. Enjoyed the variety of lectures. 80 is too many participants. Excellent leaders. I may attend a summer session.

Susan from Austin, TX Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/13/15 - 09/18/15
Come with an open mind, an inclusive attitude toward meeting new people, and an ability to experience various topics that you yourself may know a lot about, but you are willing to learn anew from others.

Sharon from Gainesville, FL Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 09/13/15 - 09/18/15
Beautiful location......do NOT go in the off season as 90% of shops, etc. are closed. Also make sure hotel is in use, we did NOT get to stay there due to "construction".Housing was a dorm and awful. As always, attendees were great, informed and inclusive. Some speakers gave "canned" presentations and would not address hot topics of the day in their subject such as Cuba/Castro future,presidential debate in political speech, etc. Disappointing.

Helen from Oro Valley, AZ Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 05/17/15 - 05/22/15
Set on the banks of beautiful Chautauqua Lake, this most interesting and rewarding program explores the history of the Chautauqua Institute, presents current and historical issues and gives participants an opportunity to meet people with similar interests. Accommodations and meals are excellent and the environment is a visual feast!

Bonnie from Bay Village, OH Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 05/17/15 - 05/22/15
Perfect first time adventure with Road Scholar. Everyone was friendly, informed and easy to know. Can't wait for my next trip!

Nancy from East Patchogue, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/17/15 - 05/22/15
I enjoyed the beauty of the setting and hotel, and the feeling that we were well taken care of. I especially liked the historical lectures and felt the speakers were knowledgeable and interesting.

Vivian from Laguna Woods, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 05/17/15 - 05/22/15
Great venue, program, and participants. Lovely Chautauqua is the best!

Margaret from Denver, CO Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 05/17/15 - 05/22/15
Road Scholar at Chataqua makes you want to come back and do more! This is a special place.

Sue from Plano, TX Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 05/17/15 - 05/22/15
This is a perfect vacation to do with an elderly parent!

Rosalind from Honolulu, HI Number of programs attended: 34
Date attended: 05/17/15 - 05/22/15
Ditto on all the good comments. Planning to return next year for 2 or 3 weeks, especially if there are back-to-back RS programs.

Martha from Hampton, VA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/12/14
Keep your brain active by learning new things in a beautiful setting.

Melvin from Kenmore, NY Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/12/14
The accomodations, meals, speakers, leaders and most venues on the Chatauqua tour were exceptional. I recommend it to anyone interested in the educational camp movements of the late nineteenth and early 20th. century of which the Chatauqua Institute was the prime example.

Earl from Lyndhurst, OH Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/18/14 - 05/23/14
We had a fine time, much better than advertised. The fact that the program was held prior to the Chautauqua season allowed us to experience the venue in a more relaxed manner.

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