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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.
Pedal into the history, folklore and natural beauty of upstate South Carolina’s “Golden Corner” and the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. On daily expert-led bike rides of 17 to 25 miles (plus optional longer routes), take in the blazing fall or spring colors (depending on the season) of the Sumter National Forest and a enjoy a cookout at historic Hagood Mill, known for its recently discovered Native American petroglyphs.


• Benefit from professional instruction on riding techniques and how to get the best performance out of your body and your bike.
• Discover local gems including the Pickens County Museum of Art and History and Clemson’s lovely South Carolina Botanical Garden.
• Enjoy a fun evening of traditional Palmetto State music.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

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Biking 17-25 miles daily over rolling terrain, optional rides up to 35 miles. Intermediate-level bicycling experience required. Participants may use bikes and equipment provided on site, but are encouraged to bring their own. Bikes can be shipped directly to the Youth Learning Institute Education Center (see pre-program materials for address) and will be assembled and ready upon arrival.

Coordinated by Clemson University.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips
9 Hands-on experiences
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