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Tolkein’s Wondrous World: An Intergenerational Adventure of Imagination

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Program #21828RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
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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.

Program intended for grandchildren from 10 - 12 years of age.

The great English writer J. R. R. Tolkien created a fantasy world in “The Hobbit” that captured the imagination of millions and continues to enchant new generations. As we read and discuss the book, what does it say to you? Invent an original Middle Earth character you will portray as we follow Bilbo Baggins on a literary quest to recover stolen treasures. Stretch your imagination even more with creative games and activities. High adventures and new friendships await you in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.


• Each day, discuss chapters of “The Hobbit” to understand Tolkein’s characters, then go beyond dwarves, dragons, elves and goblins to discover deeper meanings of good and evil, courage and sacrifice.
• Venture out on a woodland adventure and solve problems together as you gaze upon the mysterious Labyrinth of Montreat.
• Interpret runes and riddles, tell tall tales, make a family crest, play Dragon Games, Goblin Attack, Troll Tag and more.

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This program is for grandparents and grandkids ages 8-12.

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Easy walks in the woods, up to 1.5 hours, on flat to slightly elevated trails.

Coordinated by Montreat Conference Center.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
8 Hands-on experiences
4 Performances


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