Travel Adventures


Travel Adventures is a Shepherd’s Center program designed to offer active seniors the opportunity to travel together on comfortable chartered busses to locations in the southeast. The trips are open to any adult in the Charlotte community. The tours are led by SCC volunteer leaders who help plan the trips. Travel Adventures offer about 12 trips during the year to various destinations. Knowing the diverse interests of seniors, the committee plans trips to appeal to a wide audience. Past trips include favorite theaters for performances, beautiful gardens throughout the state, historical tours, museums and winery tours. The restaurants selected are unique and help make the experience delicious.  To register for Travel Adventures CLICK HERE


ON THE GO local day trips are a new offering from the Shepherd’s Center. The Travel Adventures program encourages fellowship among it’s travelers in a warm friendly environment. This new addition to our Travel Adventures Program offers local outings for those who like walking tours, traveling on the LYNX and carpooling to nearby destinations.  A volunteer will coordinate the details Trips are limited to the first 10 people who register.  to reserve your spot, send a $10 administration fee (per trip) to the SCC. For more information about Travel Adventures or suggestions for future trips please contact or call 704.365.1995

Little Switzerland, NC and Emerald Village
Dates : 10/07/2015|Times : 8:30 am - 6:30 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Cost:$75.00 Booster / $80.00 Standard


Join us for a fall getaway to beautiful Little Switzerland, NC. This scenic area was so named because it’s sweeping panoramas of deep valleys and distant ranges resemble those in the foothills of the Swiss Alps. Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Switzerland Inn is our lunch destination. You will be enchanted by the Inn’s old world charm, lovingly preserved by the Jensen family for generations. In the afternoon we’ll visit Emerald Village. The tour includes the NC Mining Museum, the Bon Ami mine and waterfall. Then it’s time to have some fun looking for gems at the Gemstone Mine. Everyone receives a bucket of gemstone mix to search through for genuine rough gems. Keep everything you find! Come along and enjoy the fall foliage, scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, lovely lunch at the Inn and gemming. Depart 8:30 a.m. and return around 6:30 p.m. Activity Level 2

"The Artist's Garden" - Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Dates : 11/04/2015|Times : 10:00 am - 6:00 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Cost:$75.00 Booster / $80.00 Standard


We are thrilled to offer you the opportunity to visit the Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston Salem. The beautifully restored 1917 country home of Richard and Katharine Smith Reynolds is where the special exhibition, The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920 is visiting. It tells the story of American Impressionist artists and the growing popularity of gardening as a leisure pursuit at the turn of the 20th century. Organized by the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, this exhibition will include representations of gardens across the USA and Europe. A tour of the beautiful Reynolda House and gardens is planned as well as time to visit the Reynolda Village. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Milner’s, serving Southern American classics re-imagined using contemporary culinary techniques. Depart 8:30 a.m. and return about 6:30 p.m. Activity Level 2

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