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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.

Seasons For Learning

  • February 1-4, 2015 Winter Watercolor with Pat Griffin
  • Februay 1-4, 2015 Technology Media with Dan Stripp
  • April 26-29, 2015 Hike/Bike Challenge with Naturalist
  • April 26-29, 2015 Technology/Golf with Dan Stripp
  • August 2-6, 2015 Camping Adventure with Naturalist
  • August 2-6, 2015 Summer Watercolor with Pat Griffin

Road Scholar is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing extraordinary learning adventures for people 55 and over. Click here to view our latest Seasons For Learning Programs and a list of all the Road Scholar 2015 events by date. Please call (570) 424-4050 x1274 for details. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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GOLF GETAWAY – IMPROVE YOUR GAME ON TWO OF HISTORIC SHAWNEE’S PREMIER GOLF COURSES

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May 3-8, 2015
June 21-26, 2015
September 13-18, 2015

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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June 7-12, 2015

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 26-May 1, 2015 Watercolor Workshop in the Pocono Mountains with instructor; Patricia Griffin
September 20-25, 2015 Watercolor Workshop in the Pocono Mountains
November 29-December 4, 2015 Watercolor Workshop in the Pocono Mountains

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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 DELAWARE WATER GAP: CANOE, KAYAK, AND RAFT

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July 5-10, 2015 Delaware Water Gap with your Grandkids
July 12-17, 2015 Delaware Water Gap: Canoe, Kayak and Raft
August 2-7, 2015 Delaware Water Gap With Your Grandkids
August 16-21, 2015 Delaware Water Gap: Canoe, Kayak and Raft

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 19-24, 2015 Photography with world-renowned photographer; Len Rue Jr
June 21-26, 2015 Capture The Wonders of Nature: Waterfall photography in the Pocono Mountains. With world-renowned photographer; Len Rue Jr.
September 27-October 2, 2015 Capture the Wonders of Nature: Waterfall Photography in the Pocono Mountains
October 11-16, 2015 Capture the Wonders of Nature: Waterfall Photography in the Pocono Mountains

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_PABICYCLE RAILS, TRAILS, AND COUNTRY LANES IN RUSTIC PENNSYLVANIA

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May 3-8, 2015 Bicycling Rails, Trails and Country Lanes in Rustic Pennsylvania
June 28-July 3, 2015 Bicycling Rails, Trails and Country Lanes in Rustic Pennsylvania
October 11-16, 2015 Bicycling Rails, Trails and Country Lanes in Rustic Pennsylvania

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 12-17, 2015 Hiking on the Appalachian Trail
May 10-15, 2015 Challenging Hiking on the Appalachian Trail
June 14-19, 2015 Hiking on the Appalachian Trail
September 13-18, 2015 Hiking on the Appalachian Trail
September 20-25, 2015 Hiking on the Appalachian Trail
October 4-9, 2015 Challenging Hiking on the Appalachian Trail
October 18-23, 2015 Walking Along the Appalachian Trail
October 25-30, 2015 Hiking on the Appalachian Trail
November 1-6, 2015 Hiking on the Appalachian Trail

Lace 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!