“The Lost Years of Merlin”: An Intergenerational Adventure of Imagination
An adventure of imagination with new friends awaits you in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains where you’ll discover the magical realm of Fincayra, from “The Lost Years of Merlin.”
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Program No. 21828RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

High adventure and new friendships await you in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains! Bring your grandchild on an adventure of imagination to discover the magical realm of Fincayra, created by the author T.A. Barron in his book “The Lost Years of Merlin.” Step into the shoes of Barron’s hero, the young boy Emrys, and follow his journey along a twisting path of enemies and allies in search of his destiny and his true identity. Bond with one another as together you engage in art projects, creative writing, games, nature walks and more.
Activity Level
Easy walks in the woods, up to 1.5 hours, on flat to slightly elevated trails.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Step into the mystical land of Fincayra to be transformed into sacred Celtic animals and magical beings and make felt masks and nature journals inspired by your new identities.
  • Venture out on a woodland adventure and solve problems together in the mysterious Labyrinth of Montreat.
  • Bend the stars into new constellations, rely on wit and strategy to win team games, create your own book and more.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 10-13.
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Bobbie Pell
For over 25 years, Bobbie Pell has shared her love of story with audiences through written works, storytelling performances and workshops. Her specialty area, Celtic folklore and traditions, focuses on faerie lore, ballads and myths. A modern-day minstrel, Bobbie unites song and story in delightful images and universal themes. She holds degrees in Outdoor Environmental Education, Creative Writing and Literature. She lives on Avalon Ridge with her husband Ron and their many golden retrievers.
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