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Active Baby Boomers Explore America With Road Scholar

Summer is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors and try a new sport, visit a national park or learn something new about America’s incredible natural resources and beauty. Road Scholar, the nation’s largest educational travel organization, has introduced several new programs that get its participants outside of a traditional classroom.

While not an Olympic event (yet), Pickleball has become one of America’s fastest-growing sports. This uniquely American activity combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, is played both indoors and outdoors, and can be played by people of all ages and skill levels. Road Scholar has created a learning adventure for enthusiasts to learn about the sport and showcase their skills on beautiful Hilton Head Island.

"Our participants are interested in experiential learning, whether it’s in a traditional classroom, on the slopes or on the court," said James Moses, president and CEO of Road Scholar. "Many of our new learning adventures are focused on trends we’re seen emerging with baby boomers who wish to learn something new, meet like-minded learners and remain active and physically fit."

New Road Scholar programs for 2016/2017:

Pickleball in Hilton Head: America’s Fastest Growing Sport!

Learn the game from skilled instructors and enjoy some light-hearted competition on the Pickleball courts.

Camp Road Scholar West in the Beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills

Participants learn about naturalists and meet new friends at a scenic ranch resort in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Steamboat Adventure: Voyage the Length of the Mississippi

Explore American heritage in small towns and vibrant cities on this voyage that travels the length of the Mississippi River aboard the country’s largest steamboat.

On the Road from Ashville to Nashville: The Quintessential South

Join local experts as learners journey from Asheville to Nashville to discover the distinct flavor of the South.

About Road Scholar

Road Scholar is the nation’s largest educational travel organization for adults – a true university of the world. This not-for-profit educational organization offers 5,500 extraordinary learning adventures in 150 countries and 50 states. Road Scholars are immersed in a variety of educational activities, enlisting renowned faculty and experts who offer insider access not available to most individuals. Dedicated to making educational travel available to everyone, Road Scholar offers financial aid for those who otherwise could not participate in its programs.

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