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SHAWNEE ON DELAWARE, PENNSYLVANIA

Delaware Water Gap: Canoe, Kayak and Raft

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Program #17610RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Aug 18 — Aug 22, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Historic Inn on beautiful riverside setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Moderately sized charming rooms have phone, TV, free wireless Internet, air conditioning, iron, and blow dryer.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, laundry service, lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service, restaurants, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts, and full-service spa. Free Internet access in the business center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most bathrooms have a step up from the bedroom.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies from $110 - $180
Call hotel for reservations: 1-800-742-9633. Tell them that you are with the Road Scholar group to get the special rates. Note: Rate is for two people, no meals are included.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, August 18 - Check-in, registration, orientation, welcome dinn...
Afternoon: Check-in and registration: You may check-in at the Inn front desk for your room beginning at 4:00 pm, then register with the Road Scholar staff at a table set up in the lobby. Orientation: At 5:00 pm, we will have introductions and orientation. Your packet will contain an updated schedule of lectures, hands-on experience and other program activities that we will review. (Local circumstances, such as weather, may require some changes in the program schedule.)

Dinner: Our dinners at the Shawnee Inn will be buffet-style, and will include two salads, rolls and butter, two entrées (one of which will be vegetarian), vegetables, rice or potatoes, dessert, a fresh fruit tray, and beverages. Dinner is an opportunity to become acquainted with your new Road Scholar companions, and to discover what else you share beyond a love of lifetime learning. Portions are generous, so be careful. The food is excellent, and it's easy to put on a pound or two while you're here.

Evening: Our evening program will be a talk on water safety, and tips on how to read the river by the group leader.

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Historic Inn on beautiful riverside setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Moderately sized charming rooms have phone, TV, free wireless Internet, air conditioning, iron, and blow dryer.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, laundry service, lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service, restaurants, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts, and full-service spa. Free Internet access in the business center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most bathrooms have a step up from the bedroom.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies from $110 - $180
Call hotel for reservations: 1-800-742-9633. Tell them that you are with the Road Scholar group to get the special rates. Note: Rate is for two people, no meals are included.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, August 19 - Raft skills clinic, guided river trip/presentatio...
Breakfast: Our breakfast will be buffet-style in the Shawnee Inn River Room restaurant. We offer a wide choice of both hot and cold items, including make-your-own waffles, omelette's to order, and fresh fruit platters.

Morning: After breakfast, we will meet at the River Base, then take the vans 4 miles up river. There we will have a short raft skills clinic, then we'll head down river, accompanied by a National Park Ranger.

Lunch: Our lunch menu includes: salad, soup, sandwich, raw vegetables, dessert and beverages.

Afternoon: After lunch, a National Park Ranger will present a talk about the history of the Delaware Valley and the creation of the National Recreation Area.

Dinner: Dinner will be at The Shawnee Inn.

Evening: After dinner, we will have a kayaking skills class presented by our group leader.

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Historic Inn on beautiful riverside setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Moderately sized charming rooms have phone, TV, free wireless Internet, air conditioning, iron, and blow dryer.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, laundry service, lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service, restaurants, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts, and full-service spa. Free Internet access in the business center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most bathrooms have a step up from the bedroom.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies from $110 - $180
Call hotel for reservations: 1-800-742-9633. Tell them that you are with the Road Scholar group to get the special rates. Note: Rate is for two people, no meals are included.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, August 20 - Kayak skills clinic, guided 6-mile kayak trip, yo...
Kayak skills clinic, guided 6-mile kayak trip, yoga stretches, canoeing skills class, evening concert.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the Shawnee Inn River Room restaurant.

Morning: Today we will have a short kayak skills clinic, then take a 6-mile river trip.

Lunch: Our lunch today will be a barbeque picnic at the river's edge.

Afternoon: After lunch, we'll have a canoeing skills class, followed by a yoga stretching class.

Dinner: Another fine dinner at the Shawnee Inn.

Evening: After dinner, a very pleasant concert on the front lawn.

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Historic Inn on beautiful riverside setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Moderately sized charming rooms have phone, TV, free wireless Internet, air conditioning, iron, and blow dryer.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, laundry service, lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service, restaurants, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts, and full-service spa. Free Internet access in the business center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most bathrooms have a step up from the bedroom.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies from $110 - $180
Call hotel for reservations: 1-800-742-9633. Tell them that you are with the Road Scholar group to get the special rates. Note: Rate is for two people, no meals are included.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, August 21 - Canoe skills clinic, guided 10-mile canoe river t...
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet in the Shawnee Inn River Room restaurant

Morning: Today we do a canoe skills clinic, then a guided 10-mile canoe river trip.

Lunch: Today we will make our own lunch before we leave the Inn, and stop for a picnic along the way.

Afternoon: After lunch, if the river conditions permit, we'll stop and do a rapids swim along the way, then finish our trip.

Dinner: Our farewell dinner tonight will be at The Gem & Keystone Tavern, a short walk from the Inn. The Gem & Keystone features locally grown produce, and a variety of beers brewed right here by ShawneeCraft brewery.

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Thursday, August 22 - A trolley ride of historic and natural attraction...
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the River Room restaurant.

Morning: This morning we will be taking the Delaware Water Gap Trolley tour, to explore local areas of interest.

Lunch: We will make our own lunches for the road before we leave the Inn.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Shawnee on Delaware, PA
Bushkill FallsEight magnificent waterfalls. Walking trails and steps.
For additional information, visit: www.visitbushkillfalls.com
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation AreaExquisite national park.
For additional information, visit: www.nps.gov/dewa
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm19th century Pennsylvania German Farmstead.
For additional information, visit: www.quietvalley.org

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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12 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
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5 Hands-on experiences
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