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.
GOLF GETAWAY – IMPROVE YOUR GAME ON TWO OF HISTORIC SHAWNEE’S PREMIER GOLF COURSES
May 11-16, 2014
June 1-6, 2014
October 5-10, 2014
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.
May 4-9, 2014
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.
October 5-10, 2014
November 16-21, 2014
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.
April 27-May 2, 2014
September 7-12, 2014
October 19-24, 2014
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.
HIKING ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL
May 4-9, May 11-16, 2014
June 8-13, 2014
July 13-18, 2014
September 14-19, September 21-26, 2014
September 28-October 3, October 26-31, 2014
November 9-14, 2014
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.
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.
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.