Kayaks, Crafts & Horseback Rides: Virginia With Your Grandchild

Make this the best summer yet with your grandchild as you explore the great outdoors, venture to a dairy farm and learn about storm chasing together in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Program No. 23800RJ
6 days
Starts at
949 / ADULT
799 / CHILD

At a Glance

With canoeing, archery, golfing, riflery and roasting marshmallows by the fire, this Road Scholar adventure takes summer camp to a whole new level. While staying at an awesome waterfront property, get up close to animals on land and sea while paddling along the mountain lakes and caring for baby farm animals. Work together to complete a challenging ropes course and learn what goes on under the sea at an awesome nature center. End your day making chocolatey s’mores by the campfire, as you create summer memories that are sure to last a lifetime.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
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 ...

  • Saddle up for a horseback ride through the incredible Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, as you learn more about your surroundings.
  • Learn about storm and tornado chasing from an expert who has gone on many chases himself.
  • Discover how ice cream is made – and taste some samples! – while exploring a creamery and dairy farm.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: This unique, often basic and no-frills experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a single room to yourself for only $100 more (for many programs).
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Kevin Myatt
Kevin is a veteran journalist and editor and has written a weather column and blog for The Roanoke Times for more than a decade. He has hiked countless miles of Utah canyons, Rocky Mountain summits, Ozarks hollers and Appalachian ridgelines and has written about hiking and outdoor destinations in publications like the Albuquerque Journal and Fodor's Travel books. He helps lead Virginia Tech meteorology students looking for tornadoes in the Great Plains and lives with his wife and two young sons just outside Roanoke, Virginia.

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

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