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Pioneer Spirit: Grandparents and Grandchildren on the Oregon Trail

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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.

Program intended for grandchildren from 9 - 12 years of age.

Relive the dramatic epic and true-life stories of Manifest Destiny and the scramble to settle the Pacific Coast in what was then “Oregon Country.” Retrace the steps of the early pioneers on the last legs of their 2,000 mile trek. Numerous hands-on activities and visits to historic sites will engage you and your grandchild in the trials and tribulations of the early pioneers. Understand how the rich lands and the idea of a bi-coastal nation attracted those to the end of the Oregon Trail.


• Spend a night in a rustic tent camp, preparing your meal over an open fire. Learn to maneuver a canoe like the early explorers.
• During a visit to a one-room school house learn about traditional games and crafts enjoyed by pioneer children. Ride the Timberline Ski Lift for an unforgettable experience on Mt. Hood.
• Board the “Columbia Sternwheeler” for an excursion on the Columbia River with expert instructors discussing how the pioneers plied the rivers for trade and transportation.

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Walks up to two miles; elevations of 7,000 feet; some stairs.

Coordinated by Tilikum Retreat Center.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
10 Hands-on experiences


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