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A "Boxcar Children" Adventure: Literature and Adventure Come to Life

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5 Days | 4 Nights
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.
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.

Experience the fun, can-do attitude of the Boxcar Children series. From childhood stories written for her grandfather, Gertrude Chandler Warner grew into a beloved children's book author. Each day, read from Warner's books and get assistance in writing your own stories. Hike, swim and explore while living in a railcar just like the Boxcar Children. On field trips, think creatively about how storytelling strengthens intergenerational bonds, and wind down in the evenings with more stories from Warner and your own budding author.


• Explore beautiful Shasta City Park and build your own safety kit to have a "Lost in the Woods" lunch.
• Make connections between the stories you read and everyday life fun, with specially designed arts and crafts.
• Enjoy an excursion to Turtle Bay Exploration Park and walk across the amazing Sundial Bridge.

Program Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 9-13.

Activity Notes

Walking one mile. Cave walks may take place on rough, uneven surfaces.

Coordinated by Road Scholar.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
3 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences


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