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Program #4808RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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. There’s 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.
Start of Program
Jul 28, 2013
10:00 AM at Florence Lake.
You will be staying at the Blayney Meadows that night.
Location: Blayney Meadows, California
Nearest city or town: Lakeshore, California
Nearest highway: Hwy 168
Nearest airport: Fresno, California

End of Program
Aug 2, 2013
12:30 PM at Florence Lake.
You will be staying at the Blayney Meadows the night before.
Location: Blayney Meadows, California
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Tents

Description: A wilderness camp site set in a grove of aspen and lodgepole pines adjacent to meadows near the confluence of Sanger Creek and the South Fork of the San Joaquin River. Natural thermal springs 1/2 mile from camp. There is no phone in Blayney Meadows. The email is checked daily. If someone needs to get in contact with us because of an emergency during the program, email is the best method. The only alternative would be to call the Fresno County Sheriff at 559-488-3111.

Contact info:
none
Blayney Meadows, CA none USA
phone: NA--
Facility amenities: Large tents with comfortable 4 inch foam mattresses. Wood fueled hot showers. All participants need to clearly understand that this Road Scholar is a wilderness camping experience. Our base camp in Blayney is just that, a wilderness camp. If your previous camping experience includes wilderness backpacking, the accommodations will seem deluxe to you. If however, all of your past experiences have taken place in resorts or guest ranches our facility may seem very primitive to you. There is no electricity or running water other than in the streams (purified local water is provided for drinking). There is no phone service other than a solar powered radio system, which can be used to contact the outside world in emergencies. Participants will camp in tents located in an aspen grove near Sallie Keyes Creek. Restrooms (outhouses) are conveniently located nearby. Tents and foam mattresses are provided. The main buildings, kitchen, gathering room and shower house are situated several hundred yards across the meadow along Sanger Creek. All are built of native materials with most of the lumber milled on the site. Cooking is done on both propane and wood stoves. Propane fuels our refrigerators and freezers. Delicious home cooked meals are served “family style” in the camp outdoor dining area. Showers and baths are provided by a wood fueled hot water system in our rustic bathhouse. Participants bring their own towels and toiletries but a few basics such as soap and shampoo will be provided.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Type: Tents

Description: A wilderness camp site set in a grove of aspen and lodgepole pines adjacent to meadows near the confluence of Sanger Creek and the South Fork of the San Joaquin River. Natural thermal springs 1/2 mile from camp. There is no phone in Blayney Meadows. The email is checked daily. If someone needs to get in contact with us because of an emergency during the program, email is the best method. The only alternative would be to call the Fresno County Sheriff at 559-488-3111.

Contact info:
none
Blayney Meadows, CA none USA
phone: NA--
Facility amenities: Large tents with comfortable 4 inch foam mattresses. Wood fueled hot showers. All participants need to clearly understand that this Road Scholar is a wilderness camping experience. Our base camp in Blayney is just that, a wilderness camp. If your previous camping experience includes wilderness backpacking, the accommodations will seem deluxe to you. If however, all of your past experiences have taken place in resorts or guest ranches our facility may seem very primitive to you. There is no electricity or running water other than in the streams (purified local water is provided for drinking). There is no phone service other than a solar powered radio system, which can be used to contact the outside world in emergencies. Participants will camp in tents located in an aspen grove near Sallie Keyes Creek. Restrooms (outhouses) are conveniently located nearby. Tents and foam mattresses are provided. The main buildings, kitchen, gathering room and shower house are situated several hundred yards across the meadow along Sanger Creek. All are built of native materials with most of the lumber milled on the site. Cooking is done on both propane and wood stoves. Propane fuels our refrigerators and freezers. Delicious home cooked meals are served “family style” in the camp outdoor dining area. Showers and baths are provided by a wood fueled hot water system in our rustic bathhouse. Participants bring their own towels and toiletries but a few basics such as soap and shampoo will be provided.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
7 Hands-on experiences

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