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6 Days | 5 Nights
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.

Southern Mountain Musical Traditions
A survey of the rich tapestry of Southern Appalachian music and its cultural significance will be taught by Anne Lough. A delightful and participatory exploration of balladry, folk songs, dulcimer, play parties and shaped note singing.

Cherokee of Yesterday and Today
Instructor Lee Knight will walk you through hundreds of years of Cherokee culture and history – including one of America’s darkest tragedies, the Removal of tribes to the West – and will bring you into the present. Don’t come empty handed – bring questions you have longed to have answered about the Principal People, the Ani Yvnwiya.

Incredible Edibles & Traditional Medicinals of Appalachia
Join Ila Hatter in discovering the diversity of plant species, greater in this region than anywhere in North America. Learn why that is, and why many of these species are sought after by foreign markets. Discover plants and trees Native Americans and early settlers used for dye, food, medicine, crafts and other items of daily life. Hear herb-lore of “Medicine Men” and “Granny Women” of Appalachia.

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Minimal walking and standing on this program.

Coordinated by Intentional Growth Center.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
2 Performances


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