Road Scholar is the nation’s first and the world’s largest education and travel organization for adults. Since its founding in 1975, Road Scholar is committed to providing exceptional lifelong learning opportunities at remarkable value.

The Warwick Center’s Road Scholar programs provide stimulating lectures by educators and local experts, program-related field trips and local entertainment.

Program fees are all-inclusive; West House accommodations with private bath, meals, travel during the program, field trip fees and gratuities.

To request our detailed brochure call or email Arlene
845-986-1164
programs@
warwickcenter.com.

The Warwick Center
P.O. Box 349
Warwick, NY 10990
845-986-1164
Located at 62 Warwick Center Road


Road Scholar 2014 PROGRAMS

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, Inc., the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.

 

May 2014

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
MAY 4 – 9, 2014
#2387RJ DBL $540.00 / SGL $640.00
COMMUTER: $340.00
No overnight accommodations are included with this option. One dinner and five lunches are included.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate (see description)

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
Nestled amid forested hills between the Delaware and Hudson Rivers, let the rural charm and natural beauty inspire the artistic genius within. Through a combination of demonstrations, individual help, and Instructor/peer critiques develop the skills needed to transform vision into art. Learn about watercolors’ many techniques as well as elements of composition, color, and line. With references to art history and contemporary painting, engage in a well-rounded watercolor experience.
This program is for beginners and intermediates. Art supplies are not provided. A supply list will be mailed prior to the program.

Highlights

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HISTORIC MANSIONS ON THE HUDSON RIVER
MAY 18 – 23, 2014
#10477RJ DBL $749.00 / SGL $849.00
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active (see description)

HISTORIC MANSIONS ON THE HUDSON RIVER
Go back in the past to explore the tasteful but opulent grandeur of the Hudson River mansions that belonged to America’s wealthiest families of the Gilded Age. With historians and local experts, explore the grounds, houses and gardens of six mansions, including prominent wealthy names such as Rockefeller, Livingston, Vanderbilt, Roosevelt, Gould and Mills. Journey up and down the beautiful Hudson River Valley, and learn the story of these families and relive the culture of the Gilded Age with artful instruction by local experts.

Highlights

Activity Notes
Walking up to two miles over varied terrain; stairs unavoidable.

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MEETINGS WITH GIFTED SCHOLARS
May 11 – 16, 2014
#20507RJ DBL $715.00 / SGL $815.00
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy (see description)

MEETINGS WITH GIFTED SCHOLARS
Join gifted scholars in a beautiful setting at the entrance to the historic Hudson Valley just 55 miles from New York City. In the ambience of rural charm and Victorian homes, learn from instructors who are passionate communicators and entertaining lecturers as well as respected scholars in their fields. Enjoy a wide variety of topics in music, history, contemporary issues, politics, peacemaking, literature, the environment, and people who have changed our world. Be inspired as you absorb stimulating information, rethink old ideas, and gain new perspectives on the world around us. As a special highlight, we'll attend a cultural event.

Date Note
May 11 – May 16, 2014
Topics include:

The United Nations: Important or Impotent?
Iran, Iraq, and a Reappraisal of American Involvement in the Region
The Roosevelts: Teddy, Franklin, and Eleanor
The Unabashed Brilliance of Leonard Bernstein
Highlights

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June 2014

HISTORIC MANSIONS ON THE HUDSON RIVER
June 1 – 6, 2014
#10477RJ DBL $749.00 / SGL $849.00
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active (see description)

HISTORIC MANSIONS ON THE HUDSON RIVER
Go back in the past to explore the tasteful but opulent grandeur of the Hudson River mansions that belonged to America’s wealthiest families of the Gilded Age. With historians and local experts, explore the grounds, houses and gardens of six mansions, including prominent wealthy names such as Rockefeller, Livingston, Vanderbilt, Roosevelt, Gould and Mills. Journey up and down the beautiful Hudson River Valley, and learn the story of these families and relive the culture of the Gilded Age with artful instruction by local experts.

Highlights

Activity Notes
Walking up to two miles over varied terrain; stairs unavoidable.

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MEETINGS WITH GIFTED SCHOLARS
June 29 – July 4, 2014
#20507RJ DBL $715.00 / SGL $815.00
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy (see description)

MEETINGS WITH GIFTED SCHOLARS
Join gifted scholars in a beautiful setting at the entrance to the historic Hudson Valley just 55 miles from New York City. In the ambience of rural charm and Victorian homes, learn from instructors who are passionate communicators and entertaining lecturers as well as respected scholars in their fields. Enjoy a wide variety of topics in music, history, contemporary issues, politics, peacemaking, literature, the environment, and people who have changed our world. Be inspired as you absorb stimulating information, rethink old ideas, and gain new perspectives on the world around us. As a special highlight, we'll attend a cultural event.

Date Note
May 11 – May 16, 2014
Topics include:

The United Nations: Important or Impotent?
Iran, Iraq, and a Reappraisal of American Involvement in the Region
The Roosevelts: Teddy, Franklin, and Eleanor
The Unabashed Brilliance of Leonard Bernstein
Highlights

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July 2014

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
July 6 – 11, 2014
#2387RJ DBL $540.00 / SGL $640.00
COMMUTER: $340.00
No overnight accommodations are included with this option. One dinner and five lunches are included.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate (see description)

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
Nestled amid forested hills between the Delaware and Hudson Rivers, let the rural charm and natural beauty inspire the artistic genius within. Through a combination of demonstrations, individual help, and Instructor/peer critiques develop the skills needed to transform vision into art. Learn about watercolors’ many techniques as well as elements of composition, color, and line. With references to art history and contemporary painting, engage in a well-rounded watercolor experience.
This program is for beginners and intermediates. Art supplies are not provided. A supply list will be mailed prior to the program.

Highlights

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MEETINGS WITH GIFTED SCHOLARS
July 13 – 18, 2014
#20507RJ DBL $715.00 / SGL $815.00
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy (see description)

MEETINGS WITH GIFTED SCHOLARS
Join gifted scholars in a beautiful setting at the entrance to the historic Hudson Valley just 55 miles from New York City. In the ambience of rural charm and Victorian homes, learn from instructors who are passionate communicators and entertaining lecturers as well as respected scholars in their fields. Enjoy a wide variety of topics in music, history, contemporary issues, politics, peacemaking, literature, the environment, and people who have changed our world. Be inspired as you absorb stimulating information, rethink old ideas, and gain new perspectives on the world around us. As a special highlight, we'll attend a cultural event.

Date Note
May 11 – May 16, 2014
Topics include:

The United Nations: Important or Impotent?
Iran, Iraq, and a Reappraisal of American Involvement in the Region
The Roosevelts: Teddy, Franklin, and Eleanor
The Unabashed Brilliance of Leonard Bernstein
Highlights

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August 2014

ADVENTURES IN BRIDGE
AUGUST 10 – 15, 2014
#20083RJ DBL $739.00 / SGL $839.00
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy (see description)

ADVENTURES IN BRIDGE
Become a star at unraveling the mysteries of bridge! Each hand is an adventure, and you will learn new ways to uncover the solutions. Using a unique method of teaching, a nationally-recognized instructor will lead you to an entirely new way of looking at bridge, without lectures or rules to memorize. Instead, players use the most modern bidding techniques, and develop concepts of bidding, play and defense by actual play of hands. This light-hearted approach makes mastery of bridge clear and fun, and is perfect for social, party, and duplicate gamers. This course will most benefit players who already know the basics and play on a regular basis. This program is not suitable for brand new players.

Highlights

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MEETINGS WITH GIFTED SCHOLARS
August 17 – August 22, 2014
#20507RJ DBL $715.00 / SGL $815.00
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy (see description)

MEETINGS WITH GIFTED SCHOLARS
Join gifted scholars in a beautiful setting at the entrance to the historic Hudson Valley just 55 miles from New York City. In the ambience of rural charm and Victorian homes, learn from instructors who are passionate communicators and entertaining lecturers as well as respected scholars in their fields. Enjoy a wide variety of topics in music, history, contemporary issues, politics, peacemaking, literature, the environment, and people who have changed our world. Be inspired as you absorb stimulating information, rethink old ideas, and gain new perspectives on the world around us. As a special highlight, we'll attend a cultural event.

Date Note
May 11 – May 16, 2014
Topics include:

The United Nations: Important or Impotent?
Iran, Iraq, and a Reappraisal of American Involvement in the Region
The Roosevelts: Teddy, Franklin, and Eleanor
The Unabashed Brilliance of Leonard Bernstein
Highlights

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September 2014

DISCOVER EVERYTHING DUTCH IN THE HUDSON VALLEY
SEPTEMBER 7 – 12, 2014
#17817RJ DBL $798.00 / SGL $898.00
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate (see description)

DISCOVER EVERYTHING DUTCH IN THE HUDSON VALLEY
Explore the Dutch roots, culture and influence from New York City to Albany through lectures and expert-led visits. Lectures by Dr. Janny Venema, Associate Director of the New Netherland Research Center at the New York State Library in Albany, NY. Lectures will explore the history of the Netherlands in the period leading up to the founding of the West India Company, the early settlement of New Netherland and the upper Hudson Valley, and exploring the early settlement of Beverwijck. Visit Philipsburg Manor, Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, the Bronck Museum, the Schuyler Mansion in Albany, the Crailo State Historic Site in Rensselaer, the Knickerbocker Mansion in Schaghticoke and several of America’s oldest Dutch stone houses in Hurley, NY.

Highlights:

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WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
September 21 – 26, 2014
#2387RJ DBL $540.00 / SGL $640.00
COMMUTER: $340.00
No overnight accommodations are included with this option. One dinner and five lunches are included.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate (see description)

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
Nestled amid forested hills between the Delaware and Hudson Rivers, let the rural charm and natural beauty inspire the artistic genius within. Through a combination of demonstrations, individual help, and Instructor/peer critiques develop the skills needed to transform vision into art. Learn about watercolors’ many techniques as well as elements of composition, color, and line. With references to art history and contemporary painting, engage in a well-rounded watercolor experience.
This program is for beginners and intermediates. Art supplies are not provided. A supply list will be mailed prior to the program.

Highlights

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PAINT WITH PIZZAZZ USING OILS AND
ACRYLICS

SEPTEMBER 21 – 26, 2014
# 20082RJ DBL $540.00 / SGL $640.00
Commuter: $340.00
No overnight accommodations are included with this option. One dinner and five lunches included.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate (see description)

PAINT WITH PIZZAZZ USING OILS AND ACRYLICS
Whether you enjoy the excellent and forgiving medium of acrylics or prefer the vibrant challenge of painting with oils, enjoy a week of creating art in the beautiful Hudson Valley region. Get pointers from a veteran artist on developing good composition, creating clean color, and learning tips about perspective and the effects of light. Daily demonstrations and critiques help move your progress along quickly as you enjoy both indoor and outdoor painting sessions. Challenge yourself to paint more boldly and fearlessly – all levels of experience are welcome! Art supplies are not provided. A supply list will be mailed prior to the program.

Highlights

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MEETINGS WITH GIFTED SCHOLARS
September 28 – October 3, 2014
#20507RJ DBL $715.00 / SGL $815.00
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy (see description)

MEETINGS WITH GIFTED SCHOLARS
Join gifted scholars in a beautiful setting at the entrance to the historic Hudson Valley just 55 miles from New York City. In the ambience of rural charm and Victorian homes, learn from instructors who are passionate communicators and entertaining lecturers as well as respected scholars in their fields. Enjoy a wide variety of topics in music, history, contemporary issues, politics, peacemaking, literature, the environment, and people who have changed our world. Be inspired as you absorb stimulating information, rethink old ideas, and gain new perspectives on the world around us. As a special highlight, we'll attend a cultural event.

Date Note
May 11 – May 16, 2014
Topics include:

The United Nations: Important or Impotent?
Iran, Iraq, and a Reappraisal of American Involvement in the Region
The Roosevelts: Teddy, Franklin, and Eleanor
The Unabashed Brilliance of Leonard Bernstein
Highlights

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October 2014

HISTORIC MANSIONS ON THE HUDSON RIVER
October 12 – 17, 2014
#10477RJ DBL $749.00 / SGL $849.00
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active (see description)

HISTORIC MANSIONS ON THE HUDSON RIVER
Go back in the past to explore the tasteful but opulent grandeur of the Hudson River mansions that belonged to America’s wealthiest families of the Gilded Age. With historians and local experts, explore the grounds, houses and gardens of six mansions, including prominent wealthy names such as Rockefeller, Livingston, Vanderbilt, Roosevelt, Gould and Mills. Journey up and down the beautiful Hudson River Valley, and learn the story of these families and relive the culture of the Gilded Age with artful instruction by local experts.

Highlights

Activity Notes
Walking up to two miles over varied terrain; stairs unavoidable.

Register Now - click here

 

ADVENTURES IN BRIDGE
October 19 – 24, 2014
#20083RJ DBL $739.00 / SGL $839.00
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy (see description)

ADVENTURES IN BRIDGE
Become a star at unraveling the mysteries of bridge! Each hand is an adventure, and you will learn new ways to uncover the solutions. Using a unique method of teaching, a nationally-recognized instructor will lead you to an entirely new way of looking at bridge, without lectures or rules to memorize. Instead, players use the most modern bidding techniques, and develop concepts of bidding, play and defense by actual play of hands. This light-hearted approach makes mastery of bridge clear and fun, and is perfect for social, party, and duplicate gamers. This course will most benefit players who already know the basics and play on a regular basis. This program is not suitable for brand new players.

Highlights

Register Now - click here

 

MEETINGS WITH GIFTED SCHOLARS
October 26 – 31, 2014
#20507RJ DBL $715.00 / SGL $815.00
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy (see description)

MEETINGS WITH GIFTED SCHOLARS
Join gifted scholars in a beautiful setting at the entrance to the historic Hudson Valley just 55 miles from New York City. In the ambience of rural charm and Victorian homes, learn from instructors who are passionate communicators and entertaining lecturers as well as respected scholars in their fields. Enjoy a wide variety of topics in music, history, contemporary issues, politics, peacemaking, literature, the environment, and people who have changed our world. Be inspired as you absorb stimulating information, rethink old ideas, and gain new perspectives on the world around us. As a special highlight, we'll attend a cultural event.

Date Note
May 11 – May 16, 2014
Topics include:

The United Nations: Important or Impotent?
Iran, Iraq, and a Reappraisal of American Involvement in the Region
The Roosevelts: Teddy, Franklin, and Eleanor
The Unabashed Brilliance of Leonard Bernstein
Highlights

Register Now - click here

December 2014

ENJOY CHRISTMAS IN NYC AND AT COUNTRY MANSIONS ON THE HUDSON RIVER
NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 5, 2014
DECEMBER 7 – DECEMBER 12, 2014
DECEMBER 14 – DECEMBER 19, 2014
#6913RJ DBL $949.00 / SGL $1049.00
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active (see description)

ENJOY CHRISTMAS IN NYC AND AT COUNTRY MANSIONS ON THE HUDSON RIVER
Enjoy the seasonal delights of New York City amid the festive store windows of Fifth Avenue, and get a glimpse of the holiday celebrations of the fabulously wealthy at the grand country mansions on the Hudson River. Enhance the spirit of the season with performances and analysis of the sacred and secular music of Christmas.

Highlights

PROGRAM NOTE

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ACTIVITY LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS

EASY
For people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There's minimal walking and not too many stairs. Participants must be able to handle their own luggage, climb a few stairs, stand for up to an hour, get on and off a coach easily and walk a few blocks indoors or out.

MODERATE
These programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours. Participants must be able to handle their own luggage, climb a few flights of stairs and walk on uneven surfaces from three blocks up to one mile at a 2.0 mph pace over the course of the day.

ACTIVE
For people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail. Participants must be able to handle their own luggage, climb a few flights of stairs and walk on uneven surfaces up to two miles at a 2.0 mph pace over the course of the day.

MODERATELY CHALLENGING
For hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.

CHALLENGING
Get ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding – and rewarding – programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

BE SURE TO CHECK TEXT NOTES FOR ANY SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS.

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

All Road Scholar programs at The Warwick Center begin on Sunday afternoon and conclude with an early lunch on Friday.

PRICES ARE FOR DOUBLE OCCUPANCY (DBL)
OR SINGLE OCCUPANCY (SGL)

For more information and to register,
call Road Scholar toll free at (877) 426-8056 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET, or register online at www.roadscholar.org.

www.RoadScholar.org

Road Scholar
11 Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, MA 02111-1746
(877) 426-8056

 

FOR ADDITIONAL SITE AND PROGRAM INFORMATION CONTACT:
Arlene Tenckinck at The Warwick Center
from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET, Mon. through Fri.
Telephone: (845) 986-1164, Ext. 105
Email: programs@warwickcenter.com

THE WARWICK CENTER
P.O. Box 349
Warwick, NY 10990
Located at 62 Warwick Center Road

As a not-for-profit organization, Road Scholar is grateful for the more than 50,000 donors every year who help to keep our exceptional learning opportunities a great value.

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