Road Scholar at Craftsbury

Inspired by the youth hostels and folk schools of Europe, Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel) is an independent, non-profit organization offering short term academic experiences to adults.


The Craftsbury Outdoor Center has hosted weeklong Road Scholar cross-country ski programs during the winter months since 1981, with programming other seasons of the year throughout those years as well. We currently combine paddling or cross-country skiing (depending on the season) with an additional course that is always interesting and fun. Since being reorganized as a non-profit in the fall of 2008, the Center's mission has expanded. You can read more about the mission or find out more about our current Road Scholar schedule.

Visit Road Scholar Online

Road Scholar now has its entire selection of domestic programs online! This new service allows viewers to peruse programs by both subject matter and geographic location- it's now possible to check availability, too.

How to Contact Road Scholar

By mail:
Road Scholar
11 Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, Massachusetts 02111-1746

By toll free fax:


To register by telephone call toll free:

TTY:For hearing impaired hostelers with TTY equipment;
call toll free 1-877-426-2167

9 am to 6 pm Eastern Time
Monday through Friday (major holidays excluded)