Boxcar Children: Storytelling and Adventures With Your Grandchild

Bring your grandchild and join other bookworms and explorers as the Boxcar Children stories come to life, and learn how to tell stories inspired by the week’s adventure field trips.
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Program No. 14993RJ
5 days
Starts at
1,199 / ADULT
749 / CHILD

At a Glance

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to live on a train? That’s just what Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny did in the Boxcar Children books! With your grandchild by your side, read all about the Alden kids’ adventures, and hike, swim, explore and live in a railcar just like them at Railroad Park Resort! Share stories with your grandkids, and go on adventurous field trips that will inspire them to write their own stories, too. Discover how storytelling can strengthen the bond between grandparent and grandchild on this bookworm expedition in California.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking one mile. Cave walks may take place on rough, uneven surfaces.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore underground caves at Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark.
  • Play and learn in Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens and Turtle Bay Exploration Park.
  • Visit a fish hatchery to see hundreds of fingerling fish, with a chance to feed them!
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Heather O'Connor
Heather O'Connor is a mother of two and a teacher. After receiving a degree in project management she began her career in residential construction and designed and built her own home. She later returned to school for her teaching roots. Heather loves to travel and is a lifelong learner. She recently had the opportunity to pursue her passion for science and participate in a two week STEM camp sponsored by NASA. Heather has been leading Road Scholar Grandparent programs for more than five years.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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The Boxcar Children #1
by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The first book explains all the background of the characters and may be helpful to read before arriving. There is no need to read any others in the series until the program.

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