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4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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.
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.
The Cache River and its swamps hold closely guarded secrets waiting to be unlocked on this exciting, active canoe and kayak journey. Experience the diversity of the southern Illinois landscape while paddling on a scenic lake with clear, deep waters, towering sandstone bluffs and miles of uninterrupted shoreline. Choose to canoe or kayak or try your hand at both.


• After a lesson on canoe and kayak techniques and water safety by paddling naturalist guides, venture into the wild to discover spectacular environments.
• Discover this region’s diversity of bird life from Bald Eagles to Prothonotary Warblers.
• Naturalist musician Curt Carter introduces you to the “Voices of the Cache” through his songs.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking up to 1.5 miles over uneven terrain. Canoeing up to three miles on flat water. All equipment provided.

Date Notes
Enjoy the early Fall as the trees along the uninterrupted shoreline begin to change before your eyes.

Coordinated by Land for Learning Institute.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

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


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