Pocono Mountains

03/03/2017
Experiential Travel

Adventurous, authentic, and natural, visit the Pocono Mountains for an easy access and affordable student trip. Make our 2400 square miles your outdoor classroom where you can explore the terrain and expand the mind.The Pocono Mountains Region is nestled in Northeastern Pennsylvania only 90 minutes west from New York City and 90 minutes north of Philadelphia.

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Educational Opportunities

Visit the Pocono Environmental Education Center — Where Learning Comes Naturally! The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is the perfect place for learning, exploring, getting away and connecting. PEEC is the education partner of the National Park Service in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is where history comes alive as period-dressed “family” members share their daily routine of chores and crafts on a 19th century Pennsylvania German farmstead.

Grey Towers, the home of Gifford Pinchot, America’s first Chief Forester, conservationist and Pennsylvania Governor, is a National Historic Site. The estate built on nearly 100 acres, is one of the forest service’s most significant cultural resources. In 1963, John F. Kennedy dedicated the Pinchot Institute for Conservation Studies as a historic landmark.

Team Building and Outdoor Adventure

With Pocono meaning the “stream between two mountains,” the region encompasses 2,400 square miles of lakes, rivers and woodlands just waiting to be discovered. Team building and leadership skill development takes place on the ground, in the air and on the water.

Adventure Parks

Ziplines, Zip Flyers, Mountain Coasters and Tree Top Adventure Courses are all found at Camelback Mountain Adventures. Blue Mountain Resort boasts an exhilarating ariel ropes course. Skytop Adventure Center, Pocono TreeVentures, Gorilla Grove at Kalahari, Woodloch Resort and many more will be the perfect terrain for your student group to reach new heights. 

Blue Lightning lets you experience the thrill of snowtubing year-round. Blue Lightning all-season tubing, the only all-season tubing facility in the Pocono Mountains, features a Magic Carpet lift and two 400-foot tubing lanes. Join us for winter and enjoy the country’s largest snow tubing complex with 42 lanes at Camelback Mountain. Galactic Tubing is an exhilarating nighttime option for student groups. Hot chocolate parties après-tube is a warm way to celebrate.

We boast four of the most innovative and largest indoor waterpark resorts in the country. Camelback Lodge and Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark is one incredible resort with countless adventures. Great Wolf Pocono Mountains is a popular spot catering to student groups and scout troops. Check out the African themed Kalahari Resorts and Conventions to suit your group’s thirst for adventure.

Performance Opportunities

Student groups can highlight their musical and performing arts skills in historic venues, college campus, indoor waterpark resorts, and outdoor events. Shawnee Playhouse is an historic venue nestled in the riverside town of Shawnee on Delaware. It provides a wide range of entertainment including drama, music, comedy, children’s theatre and special events. Also, check out the Sherman Theater, Ritz Company Theater and Penn’s Peak for concert venues and for a destination focused on Jazz visit the town of Delaware Water Gap during the Celebration of the Arts Festival.

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Issue 19.1 | Summer 2017

Southeast Education Network

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