North Carolina

Merlin's Lost Years: A Magical Adventure With Your Grandchild

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.”
Rating (4.33)
Program No. 21828RJ
6 days
Starts at
949 / ADULT

At a Glance

High adventure lies ahead in the Blue Ridge Mountains when you step into the magical realm of Fincayra with your grandchild. Pack your imaginations on a journey into T.A. Barron’s book “The Lost Years of Merlin” as you get to know 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 you engage in art projects, nature walks and games of chance and strategy.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Easy walks in the woods, up to 1.5 hours, on flat to slightly elevated trails.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Navigate new lands like Emrys by learning to locate constellations, and create your own legends and constellations as you study the stars.
  • Adventure together on hikes along the Blue Ridge Parkway, explore waterfalls in Pisgah National Forest and visit the creatures at the Montreat Nature Center.
  • Fly through the trees like Emrys’ friend Rhia on a ziplining adventure, and visit Cairpre the Poet’s underground library to learn the power of storytelling.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 10-13. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Barbara 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. Bobbie holds degrees in Outdoor Environmental Education, Creative Writing and Literature. She lives in Avalon Ridge with her husband Ron and their many golden retrievers.

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

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