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Back to the Farm: Nature Studies With Your Younger Grandchild

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3 Days | 2 Nights
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.

Program intended for grandchildren from 6 - 8 years of age.

Create bonds to last a lifetime and learn fascinating facts about nature on an unforgettable farm stay with your grandchild. Pet animals, hike nature trails, peer through a microscope to spark your curiosity, and have fun working as a team by assembling a birdhouse and hand-cranking ice cream. Enjoy a sheep-shearing demonstration, adopt a farm animal to care for during your stay and investigate wonders in the night sky through a telescope and more.


• The fun starts as soon as you arrive — spend your first afternoon cranking homemade ice cream and enjoy a hayride to an outdoor barbecue dinner.
• Nail together your very own birdhouse and decorate it any way you’d like with watercolor paints.
• Take pictures of all your cool experiences, then arrange them in a memory book for you to take home and keep as a memento.

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One youth per adult.

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Minimal walking and standing on this program.

Coordinated by Evergreen Adventures.

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Except for the occasional meal on some programs, Road Scholar programs are all-inclusive. That means there are no extra “options,” no passing the hat for tips and no surprises. From lectures and field trips to gratuities and accommodations – the price you pay up front is the price you pay.


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