Together Again: Grandparents and Grandchildren Reunite on Road Scholar Learning Adventures Costa Rica is the top place for reunited families
Beginning this summer, after more than a year of COVID-induced isolation from their grandkids, grandparents across the country are making up for lost family time by reconnecting with their grandchildren on a Road Scholar learning adventure. More than a thousand grandparents and grandchildren (and sometimes parents) are excited to reunite on one of Road Scholar’s specially designed Grandparent and Family programs in the U.S. and overseas.
“Grandparents are thrilled to reunite with their grandkids, creating memories that will last a lifetime on Road Scholar learning adventures they experience together,” said James Moses, Road Scholar’s president. “The world’s reopening is a chance to reopen our lives to make the most of our time together with cherished family and friends.”
This summer, Road Scholar will operate 43 unique Grandparent and Family learning adventures. Costa Rica is the most popular choice this summer, while the Ozarks, Poconos, Key Largo, and Vermont make up the top five listing, as follows:
Top Five Grandparent/Family Programs in 2021
- From Monkeys to Macaws: Colorful Costa Rica: 10 days from $2449/grandparent; $1999/grandchild
- Horses & Canoes: Summer Camp in the Ozarks: 6 days from $699/grandparent; $449/grandchild
- Animal Adventures in the Poconos: 6 days from $799/grandparent; $499/grandchild
- Snorkeling the Coral Reef in Key Largo: $1879/grandparent; $1199/grandchild
- Culinary Curiosities; Vermont’s Farmlands: 6 days from $1749/grandparent; $1149/grandchild
While Road Scholar educational adventures begin to operate again this July, plans are underway for even more Grandparent and Family programs in 2022. “Next year, we will offer 57 Grandparent and Family programs and 234 departure dates,” said Mr. Moses. “And people are planning ahead. Interest is well beyond what we saw in 2019. We’ve already surpassed 1,500 enrollees for 2022.”
For the safety of all, adults must be fully vaccinated and non-vaccinated grandchildren will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to attend a Road Scholar program. For more information about Road Scholar’s Grandparent and Family Programs, please visit www.roadscholar.org/grandparent or call (800) 454-5768.
About Road Scholar
Road Scholar is the nation’s largest not-for-profit educational travel organization for adults – a true university of the world. It offers thousands of programs in more than 100 countries and 50 states. Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the world leader in educational travel since 1975. Learn more at press.roadscholar.org.