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6 Days | 5 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.
Spring in the Ozarks is an exhilarating adventure — a time to awaken the senses to the singsong of unique birds, the pageantry of flowers and grasses popping through the rich earth, and nightly stargazing in the black skies for constellations. Discover and learn about the region’s tranquil beauty, rich biodiversity, and clear streams as local experts lead you into the splendid highlands of the Ozark Plateau. Bring your binoculars for early morning wildlife and bird quests and hope for an evening glimpse of our friends — the insect-eating bats.


• Learn how to identify the unique wildflowers and trees on expert-led forays of botanical discovery, such as the persimmon blossoms, dogwoods, and chinquapin oaks.
• Observe songbirds and critters in the huge forested tracks, home to the local Ozark long-eared bat, collared lizards, and fish of the clear waters.
• Scan the dark skies as you learn basic astronomy and the position of the constellations.

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Walks up to one mile with slight to moderate inclines.

Coordinated by YMCA of Greater St. Louis/Trout Lodge.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
16 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
1 Performances


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