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Road Scholar Programs
Trees For Tomorrow has been offering natural resources education workshops to students, teachers, adults, and others in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwoods since 1944.

TFT is located in Eagle River, WI, a small northern town located about six hours from Chicago, IL; five hours from Minneapolis, MN; and seven hours from Cedar Rapids, IA. Commercial air service is available to Rhinelander, WI, just 30 miles from TFT. Car rentals and taxi service are available in Rhinelander. Trees For Tomorrow offers Road Scholars a shuttle service between Rhinelander and Eagle River for an extra fee and if requested at least two weeks prior to the date needed.

Location of Trees For Tomorrow

Instructors
All instructors are carefully selected based on their knowledge, experience, and ability to teach adult groups. Trees For Tomorrow staff have taken courses in each area of instruction to provide participants with a high quality learning experience.

Lodging

Road Scholar guests stay on-site in rustic dormitories that have comfortable bedrooms. Each dorm has central bathroom facilities and a lounge with a fireplace. Each room has 1-3 bunk beds, a dresser, coat rack and small desk. Guests can request a private room for an added fee or may choose to share a room with another participant.

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Meals
Meals are served in Trees For Tomorrow's historic dining hall, constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937 and equipped with a large modern kitchen. Kitchen staff prepare home-cooked meals, using local or sustainable food products whenever possible. A social hour is held during most workshops so participants have an opportunity to relax and discuss the events of the day with each other.

 

2014 Road Scholar Programs

Download the 2014 Road Scholar/Elderhostel brochure.

Registration
The national ROAD SCHOLAR program requires all participants to register for any program with the national office in Boston, Massachusetts, 1-877-426-8056 or www.roadscholar.org.

However, we would be glad to help with registration or answer any specific questions you might have about our program or facilities. Call us at 715-479-6456 or send us an email.

To register and receive a complete ROAD SCHOLAR catalog contact:
ROAD SCHOLARS 

11 Avenue de Lafayette

Boston, MA   02111-1746

1-877-426-8056

We look forward to hosting you for what we think are some of the most interesting, educational, and fun ROAD SCHOLAR offerings anywhere!

For more information on Trees For Tomorrow's Road Scholar programs, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Trees For Tomorrow's Road Scholar Program Coordinator at 715-479-6456 X228 or download the  2014 Road Scholar/Elderhostel brochure.

 

2014 Road Scholar Programs

Road Scholar skiing adventure at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River WIA Northwoods Skiing & Snowshoeing Adventure
February 9-15, 2014
Program #7310

Enjoy a week classical skiing and snowshoeing on some of the finest trails in Northern Wisconsin. The professional staff at Trees For Tomorrow provides ski instruction for all skill levels. While skiing and snowshoeing, Trees For Tomorrow naturalists will lead participants through an exploration of the unique ways animals and plants adapt to the difficult winter conditions of the north. Multiple route options will be available for each ski tour. Evening programs will focus on the biology and ecology of animals that call the Northwoods home.

Fee: $599 double; $629 single.

 

Northwoods Birding By Trail & Canoe
May 18-24, 2014

Program #8609

Join renowned bird expert, author and public radio host Laura Erickson and other naturalists on an exceptional birding adventure for beginning and intermediate birders. Explore unique habitats in search of common and rare birds, and add new finds to your life list. Laura will show you how to improve your birding skills while walking the area’s finest trails. On canoe outings, observe water birds and behaviors. Learn how to identify warblers, raptors, waterfowl and other species that call the Northwoods home. This is a special opportunity to learn from one of the most beloved experts in the world of birding.  

Fee: $599 double; $629 single.

 

Hike Northern Wisconsin & Michigan's Upper Peninsula Gems
August 17-23, 2014 (Challenging)
September 21-27, 2014 (Moderately Challenging)

Program #17732


The dense forests of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Wisconsin conceal diverse wildlife and more than 1,500 lakes. Become familiar with this region on naturalist-led hikes among its spectacular natural resources. Venture into the Northwoods habitat of the gray wolf and encounter dramatic illustrations of geology at work on hikes to unusual land formations in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. See live education raptors up close, tread the old-growth forests of the region’s lake trails and paddle on tranquil Silver Lake as night falls. Human perspectives on this remote corner of the United States emerge in discussions of its mining and logging heritage and a hands-on study of forest management techniques.

Fee: $599 double; $629 single.

 

Canoeing Wisconsin's Northwoods
July 20-26, 2014

Program #9700

Boasting more than 1,300 lakes, the glaciated landscape of Vilas County has much to offer water enthusiasts. We will take several day trips to paddle many of the area’s pristine lakes and remote rivers, seeing bald eagles and loons along the way. Excursions will be led by our staff of professional naturalists. In the evening, speakers will share their knowledge of the area’s wildlife species and unique natural history. An evening paddle also provides an opportunity for reflection in this beautiful environment. Receive thorough canoe instruction that benefits all skill levels. Beginners are encouraged.

Fee: $599 double; $629 single.

 

Road Scholar Intergenerational adventure at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River WI

Intergenerational Program:
Exploring Woods & Waters of the Northwoods

July 13-18, 2014 (Ages 10-12)

Program #18555

Explore the forests and waterways of the Northwoods with your grandchild as you master outdoor skills on a memorable adventure. Learn to canoe into aquatic ecosystems, hike into the vast forested landscape, build a fire, shoot a bow and arrow, and orient yourself with a map and compass. Study the world of raptors, create a dream catcher, make a leaf-print T-shirt, view an awesome waterfall and much more.

  Per Adult Per Child
1 Adult, 1 Child $598 $523
2 Adults, 1 Child $548 $523
2 Adults, 2 Children $535 $523

 

 

 

 

 

Canoe & Hike In Wisconsin's Northwoods
July 27-August 2, 2014
Road Scholar Canoeing adventure at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River WI Program #20560

With an abundance of waterways and public resources away from large cities, northern Wisconsin provides access to a host of canoeing and hiking opportunities to excite the avid lover of the outdoors. By land and by water, study the fascinating and varied biology of the plants and animals that inhabit this rich natural area. Enjoy a range of hikes and canoe excursions with professional naturalists who interpret your discoveries. Plan on hiking between two and five miles on flat to moderately hilly terrain, and canoeing up to 2.5 hours per trip.

Fee: $599 double; $629 single.

 

bicyclist on forested back road

Backroads Biking Adventure
September 7-13, 2014
Program #9698

Bicycle the quiet roads of northern Wisconsin, witnessing the first flashes of autumn color as you wind through deep forests and past hidden lakes. Leading the way are local naturalists who teach you about the ecology of the northern forest ecosystem. Evening presentations introduce you to wildlife of the region including the resurgent gray wolf. Bicycle 20-35 miles per day at a pace of 10-14 mph on paved backroads with rolling terrain. Trees For Tomorrow group leaders will adjust route distances and speed to accommodate group needs. Support vehicles will be available for the routes. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own bicycle and helmet. A limited number of bike rentals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 Fee: $599 double; $629 single.

 

Note: All TFT courses are subject to change based on enrollment.

Upcoming Events

Sat Aug 02 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
Forest Fest
Tue Aug 05 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Family Programs
Tue Aug 05 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Summer Evening Series
Wed Aug 06 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Family Fun Night
Thu Aug 07 @ 8:30AM - 04:00PM
SEEK
Tue Aug 12 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Family Programs
Tue Aug 12 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Summer Evening Series
Wed Aug 13 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Family Fun Night
Thu Aug 14 @ 8:30AM - 04:00PM
SEEK
Fri Sep 19
Snowshoe and Rocking Chair Weaving