Boxcar Children: A Literary Adventure With Your Grandchild
Bring to life the fun and adventure of “The Boxcar Children.” Learn about storytelling, visit Turtle Bay Exploration Park and create lasting memories with your grandchild.
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Program No. 14993RJ
5 days
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At a Glance

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.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking one mile. Cave walks may take place on rough, uneven surfaces.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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, with specially designed arts and crafts.
  • Enjoy an excursion to Turtle Bay Exploration Park and walk across the amazing Sundial Bridge.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Pat O'Connor
Pat is a mother of three and a grandmother of six. She retired as a Kindergarten Teacher from Dunsmuir Elementary School in 2012 after 30 years of teaching. She was also a Girl Scout Leader, service unit manager and fundraiser coordinator for 30 years, leading girls from Dunsmuir on yearly trips to broaden their horizons. Presently Pat is a substitute teacher for Dunsmuir Elementary, a volunteer at her grandchildren's school, a property manager for family rentals in Redding and a traveler with her husband Bob.
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