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Baseball: From Little League to the Hall of Fame With Your Grandchild

Program Number: 9394RJ
Start and End Dates:
8/11/2014 - 8/17/2014; 8/13/2015 - 8/19/2015;
Duration: 6 nights
Location: Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
Price starting at: $1,199.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Intergenerational; On the Road; Baseball
Intergenerational
Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 17; 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian; Gluten Free; Kosher    

Program intended for grandchildren from 10 - 16 years of age.

How do you get to Cooperstown? Practice! Or you and your grandchild can take an unforgettable baseball odyssey to the Hall of Fame. Hear stories from a former Negro League star, get on-field tips from a college coach and get an insider’s look at a Major League Baseball stadium, complete with a major-league game.. Also take in several minor-league games and see future major-leaguers playing in the Little League World Series.




Highlights

• Meet former Negro League player Johnny Wilson Sr. and hear about his experiences.
• Explore a beautiful major-league stadium with a staff member, and then take your seats for a game between two major-league teams!
• Roam the streets of historic Cooperstown, then meet baseball’s heroes in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to one mile, all on even terrain.



All game times, teams and hotels on days 2-5 will be listed under the "Daily Schedule" once game schedules are released in February.



Itinerary Summary

Program begins and ends in Lock Haven, PA; final itinerary dependant on baseball schedules released in February.



Coordinated by Lock Haven University.




Lancaster

Known worldwide as “Pennsylvania Dutch Country,” Lancaster and the surrounding countryside is home to the nation’s oldest Amish community. One of the longest-running farmer’s markets in the country attracts those seeking fresh produce and baked goods.



Lock Haven

Situated on the Susquehanna River within the Allegheny Mountains of picturesque central Pennsylvania, Lock Haven is a historic city with a quaint downtown, and just a short drive from the Little League Museum in Williamsport.



Accommodations
Comfortable hotels.
Meals and Lodgings
   Hampton Inn
  Mill Hall, PA 1 night
   Best Western Plus Scranton East
  Scranton, PA 1 night
   Comfort Inn- Newburgh
  Newburgh, NY 1 night
   Quality Inn
  Vestal, NY 1 night
   Comfort Inn-Pocono Mountain
  White Haven, PA 1 night
   Hampton Inn
  Mill Hall, PA 1 night
 Hampton Inn
Type: Hotel
  Contact info: 24 Hospitality Lane
Mill Hall, PA 17751 USA
phone: 570-726-3939
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $89.00 Must contact to set up additional nights with hotel.
  Additional nights after: $89.00 Must contact to set up additional nights with hotel.

 Best Western Plus Scranton East
Type: Hotel
  Contact info: 200 Tigue Street
Dunmore, PA 18512 USA
phone: 570-343-4771
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 Comfort Inn- Newburgh
Type: Hotel
  Contact info: 5 Lakeside Rd
Newburgh, PA 12550 USA
phone: 845-567-0567
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 Quality Inn
Type: Hotel
  Contact info: 4105 Vestal Parkway East
Vestal, NY 13850 USA
phone: 607-729-6371
  Smoking allowed: No

 Comfort Inn-Pocono Mountain
Type: Hotel
  Contact info: Route 940 @ 1-80 and I-476
White Haven, PA 18661 USA
phone: 570-443-8461
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check-in 3-4pm. You will be staying at Hampton Inn that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after 10-11am. You will be staying at Hampton Inn the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Health form is required for each participant, this will be provided in the prep-mat mailing.
  Parking availability:
No fee
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Mill Hall, PA
  From End of Program
  Location:  Lock Haven, PA
  Nearest highway: Rt 220/I-80
  Nearest airport:  Williamsport, PA
Travel Details
 

Lock Haven

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Lock Haven Shuttle
phone: 570-484-2574
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$25 per family
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

TBA 

 

Distance:

 

45 minutes

   

Shuttle available from State College, PA (University Park Airport) and Williamsport, PA (Williamsport Regional Airport) only

 
Driving Directions
  Philadelphia, PA 80 West to PA-64 N, Exit 173. Turn right on PA-64/Nittany Valley Dr. Make the first left onto Browns Hill Road. Take the first right onto Hospitality Lane. About 3 1/2 hours from Philadelphia.
  State College, PA 80 East to PA-64 N, Exit 173. Turn left on PA-64/Nittany Valley Dr. Make the first left onto Browns Hill Road. Take the first right onto Hospitality Lane. About 45 minutes from State College.
  Western PA 80 East to PA-64 N, Exit 173. Turn left on PA-64/Nittany Valley Dr. Make the first left onto Browns Hill Road. Take the first right onto Hospitality Lane.
  Williamsport, PA 80 West to PA-64 N, Exit 173. Turn right on PA-64/Nittany Valley Dr. Make the first left onto Browns Hill Road. Take the first right onto Hospitality Lane. About 40 minutes from Williamsport.
Equipment Requirements: Baseball gloves and other workout clothing for youth to participate in clinic(s) and whatever ones personal preference is for viewing baseball games.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Check-in to Hampton Inn/Dinner/Group Activity
(Monday, August 11)
   
 Afternoon: Check in at the hotel between 3 and 4 PM.
 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel
 Evening: After dinner we'll have orientation and enjoy "getting to know you" activities. Grandparents will have the opportunity to watch the grandchildren participate in a wiffle ball game!
   
Accommodations: Hampton Inn
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Kids Baseball Clinic/Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Game
(Tuesday, August 12)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: Smokey Stover, the Lock Haven University Baseball Coach, will put on a skills clinic for the kids. Fielding, throwing and hitting fundamentals will be covered as well as a modified baseball game so the kids can showcase their skills.
 Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: After lunch we'll board the bus and depart for the first of our baseball games.
 Dinner: Group dinner at game
 Evening: The group will watch the AAA NY Yankees Affiliate, The RailRiders play in their newly renovated stadium.
   
Accommodations: Best Western Plus Scranton East
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Yankee Stadium Tour/NY Mets Game
(Wednesday, August 13)
   
 Breakfast: Hot Breakfast in Hotel
 Morning: The morning will include a tour historic Yankee Stadium!. The group will get the opportunity to visit Monument Park and even the Yankee dugout!
 Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: We'll have a short free time period before heading to this evening's baseball game.
 Dinner: Group dinner at game
 Evening: The group will watch the New York Mets take on the Washington Nationals.
   
Accommodations: Comfort Inn- Newburgh
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Cooperstown and the National Baseball Hall of Fame
(Thursday, August 14)
   
 Breakfast: Hot Breakfast in hotel
 Morning: After breakfast we'll board the bus, pop in a movie, and by the time it's done, we'll be in Cooperstown, NY for the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Upon arrival at the HOF we'll receive a pass allowing you to enter and exit freely over the course of the day. After exploring the HOF, you'll have the rest of the day to explore the historic town of Cooperstown on your own.
 Lunch: Enjoy the opportunity to explore local fare on your own in Cooperstown.
 Afternoon: Free time continues with the opportunity to continue to explore the Hall of Fame as well as Cooperstown's Main Street and its shops.
 Dinner: We'll stop for dinner en route to our hotel near Vestal, NY.
   
Accommodations: Quality Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Morning activity/Leigh Valley IronPigs Game
(Friday, August 15)
   
 Breakfast: Hot Breakfast in hotel
 Morning: After breakfast we'll enjoy a group activity such as trivia, wiffle ball, or swimming depending on the weather.
 Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: The group will travel to White Haven to check into the hotel before the IronPigs Game.
 Dinner: Group dinner at game
 Evening: The group will watch the Leigh Valley IronPigs, the AAA affiliate of the Philadelphia Philles play in beautiful Coco-Cola Park.
   
Accommodations: Comfort Inn-Pocono Mountain
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Little League Baseball Museum/Little League Baseball World Series/Johnny Wilson Sr.
(Saturday, August 16)
   
 Breakfast: Hot Breakfast in hotel
 Morning: This morning we'll venture to the newly renovated Little League World Series Museum to explore the history of Little League Baseball.
 Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: We'll spend the afternoon and early evening watching games at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.
 Dinner: Group dinner in Lock Haven
 Evening: Listen to the experiences of Johnny Wilson, a former Negro League Baseball Player and member of the Harlem Globetrotters!
   
Accommodations: Hampton Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Check-out
(Sunday, August 17)
   
 Breakfast: Continental breakfast in the hotel lobby.
 Morning: Check-out before 11AM. We'll be able to give you a ride to the airport if needed.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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The Yogi Book


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