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Dedicated to arts, culture, and environmental education in the Poconos region.

Road Scholars

Tours for the Pocono Mountains

The Shawnee Institute hosts Road Scholar Programs several times a year at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort.

Road Scholar is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing extraordinary learning adventures for people 55 and over.

Shawnee Institute presents: Seasons for Learning

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
February 21-24, 2016

WINTER HIKING, CLIMBING, AND SNOWSHOEING
February 21-24, 2016

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING AND YOGA
February 28-March 2, 2016

GLAMPING ADVENTURE
June 26—June 29, 2016
July 24—July 27, 2016
Aug 28—Aug 31, 2016
Sept 18—Sept 21, 2016

Please call (570) 424-4050 x1274 for complete details on the Seasons for Learning programs. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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golf_PAGOLF GETAWAY – IMPROVE YOUR GAME ON TWO OF HISTORIC SHAWNEE’S PREMIER GOLF COURSES
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May 1—May 6, 2016
June 12—June 17, 2016
Sept 11—Sept 16, 2016

Play the historic Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort–host site of the 1938 PGA Championship in which Paul Runyan defeated Sam Snead in the final. Graced with magnificent trees, picturesque mountains, and a beautiful river, this course was A. W. Tillinghast’s original design, completed in 1911. The PGA Professionals at Shawnee’s Tillinghast Golf Academy introduce you to the great game of golf and the basics of play including history, etiquette, and rules. The second course you’ll get to play on is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design at Great Bear Golf Club. Play the highlands and then the island at Shawnee for an exciting golf getaway. Print details.

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FRED WARING AND ROAD SCHOLAR’S CHORAL MUSIC WORKSHOP

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May 15—May 20, 2016

Follow the path of Fred Waring – “the man who taught America how to sing” – in the village where he and his music became national icons. This focused and fun choral music workshop is based at the Shawnee Playhouse, where Waring’s famous radio show was brodcast throughout the 1950’s and where the original Fred Waring Workshop began. As you learn and rehearse music we will perform in a concert finale to the program, gain an appreciation for what it takes to mold individual voices into a blended choral sound, and what goes into organizing, producing, and directing a public performance. Print details.

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Watercolor_workshopWATERCOLOR WORKSHOP IN THE POCONO MOUNTAINS

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April 24—April 29, 2016
Sept 18—Sept 23, 2016
Nov 6—Nov 11, 2016

Amid a thriving arts community brushing the banks of the Delaware River and the serenity of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, your surroundings help you turn professional instruction into watercolor mastery on this exceptional artistic adventure. Study the principles of watercolor painting through interaction of water, color, paper and brush; investigate watercolor tradition with exposure to the work of the masters of the medium; and, from this, develop your own personal style. Print details.

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APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN DelRiverPickADVENTURES: HIKE, BIKE, AND PADDLE THE DELAWARE WATER GAP

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July 17—July 22, 2016
Aug 14—Aug 19, 2016
Sept 11—Sept 16, 2016

Come to where the Delaware River bursts through the Appalachian Mountains for a multi-sport adventure that reveals the natural treasures of the Delaware Water Gap from every angle. Gaze down onto the gap from the Appalachian Trail on hikes in rustic Pennsylvania and New Jersey. See it from the road as you cycle through the countryside in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Experience it up close as you paddle through it in a canoe or kayak on the pristine Delaware River. On each adventure, naturalists and other experts interpret your awesome surroundings

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canoe_PAHIKE, BIKE, AND PADDLE THE DELAWARE WATER GAP WITH YOUR GRANDCHILD

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June 10—June 15, 2016

Learn to paddle by canoe, kayak and raft with your grandchildren down the Delaware River, the longest free-flowing river in the eastern U.S. It’s a perfect location for an introduction to boating skills and water safety. Discover the high ridges of the Delaware Water Gap, where the river cuts through the Poconos. Explore new segments of river on different watercraft with experts in the local geography and biodiversity.

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CAPTURE THE WONDERS OF NATURE: PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE
POCONO MOUNTAINS
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April 17—April 22, 2016
June 12—June 17, 2016
Sept 25—Sept 30, 2016
Oct 9—Oct 14, 2016

With the beautiful vistas of the Pocono Mountains as your muse, join professional Len Rue for a hands-on workshop dedicated to improving your digital photography skills in the outdoors. Leisurely morning hikes lead to some of the region’s most picturesque waterfalls and trails where you can practice your photography techniques, while afternoon classroom sessions offer instruction on photo enhancement and technoloty. Photographers of all ability levels can learn to improve their nature and wildlife photography! Print details.

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BICYCLING RAILS, TRAILS, AND COUNTRY LANES IN RUSTIC PENNSYLVANIA

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May 1—May 6, 2016
June 19—June 24, 2016
Oct 9—Oct 14, 2016

Pedal through the wild gems of Pennsylvania and New Jersey on this picturesque bicycling adventure. Bicycle a variety of trails with a former National Park Service Ranger who illuminates the area’s natural and cultural highlights. During the week, instructors review basic bike maintenance and the creation of the National Recreation Area and the Rails-to-Trails program. Print details.

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HIKING ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL

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April 10—April 15, 2016 MODERATELY CHALLENGING
May 8—May 13, 2016 ACTIVE WALKING
May 15—May 20, 2016 MODERATELY CHALLENGING
June 5—June 10, 2016 MODERATELY CHALLENGING
June 10—June 15, 2016 MODERATELY CHALLENGING
June 19—June 24, 2016 MODERATELY CHALLENGING
August 8—August 12, 2016 MODERATELY CHALLENGING
Sept 11—Sept 16, 2016 MODERATELY CHALLENGING
Sept 18—Sept 23, 2016 CHALLENGING
Sept 25—Sept 30, 2016 MODERATELY CHALLENGING
Oct 16—Oct 21, 2016 CHALLENGING
Oct 30—Nov 4, 2016 MODERATELY CHALLENGING
Nov 6—Nov 1, 2016 MODERATELY CHALLENGING
Nov 13—Nov 18, 2016 MODERATELY CHALLENGING

IMG_0700_Valley_View_Appalachian_Trail_Pennsylvania_editedLace up your boots and discover a section of the Appalachian Trail in the Pocono Mountains – a stretch prized for its outstanding views. Pass through the picturesque Delaware Water Gap and follow rocky ridges a few thousand feet above sea level. Learn trail orientation, hiking safely, and the history and preservation of a national treasure. Print details.

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WAYS TO REGISTER

Registration link: Simply copy and paste the program number into the search engine at www.RoadScholar.org or click on the above corresponding registration links.
Telephone: 1-877-426-8056
Mail: To request a catalog with mail-in form, call 1-877-426-8056

Shawnee Institute’s Road Scholar programs are spearheaded by:
Cindy Miano, Road Scholar Coordinator, 570-424-4050 ext. 1274.

Hope to see you as a Road Scholar with us soon!