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Pennsylvania

STEM Pennsylvania: Science in Amish Country With Your Grandchild

At your retreat in Amish country, learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics with your grandchild and discover the traditional lifestyle of the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Rating (3.5)
Program No. 23333RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
899 / ADULT
449 / CHILD
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6 days
5 nights
14 meals
5 B 4 L 5 D
DAY
1
Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Quarryville, PA
D
Black Rock Retreat

Afternoon: Check-in is from 3:30 - 5:00 in the retreat center lobby. A light snack and beverages will be available.

Dinner: A delicious buffet style dinner will be served in the retreat center dining room.

Evening: Join us in the main meeting room for orientation led by Black Rock's Road Scholar Coordinator. The session ends with a hayride camp tour, ice cream sundae bar, and a chance to to get acquainted with your fellow Road Scholars!

DAY
2
STEM classes, Swimming, Group Activities
Quarryville, PA
B,L,D
Black Rock Retreat

Breakfast: A delicious buffet style breakfast will served in the Retreat center dining room

Morning: You and your grandchild(ren) will participate in an interactive class time with our certified Outdoor Education staff focused on engineering the perfect egg drop.

Lunch: A delicious buffet style lunch will be served in the retreat center dining room.

Afternoon: Back to the classroom for STEM class time, part two. Work with your grandchild to make solar oven s'mores and build a Scribble-bot. After class, relax by the pool with a good book while the kids swim or join them in the pool!

Dinner: A delicious buffet style dinner will be served in the retreat center dining room.

Evening: Join our Outdoor Education staff for an "explosive" evening of fun with things that fizz, followed by a light snack in the dining room.

DAY
3
STEM class, North Museum of Nature and Science, Amish Dinner
Quarryville, PA
B,L,D
Black Rock Retreat

Breakfast: A delicious buffet style breakfast will be served in the retreat center dining room.

Morning: The morning class time will focus on the mechanics of simple machines and building a mini-catapult with your grandchild.

Lunch: A delicious buffet style lunch will be served in the retreat center dining room.

Afternoon: A comfortable coach bus will take the group to the North Museum of Nature and Science for a guided tour of the museum and SciDome. We'll then meet up with an Amish Mennonite tour guide for a driving tour of the Amish countryside.

Dinner: Enjoy Amish hospitality firsthand while we eat a traditional Amish meal hosted by an Old Order Amish family

Evening: We will travel on beautiful country roads on our return trip to Black Rock Retreat

DAY
4
STEM class, Free Time, Nature Center
Quarryville, PA
B,L,D
Black Rock Retreat

Breakfast: A delicious buffet style breakfast will be served in the retreat center dining room.

Morning: During STEM focused class time this morning, you and your grandchild will explore the science of flight and create DIY water bottle rockets.

Lunch: A delicious buffet style lunch will be served in the retreat center dining room

Afternoon: Relish an afternoon of free time. Explore more Lancaster County attractions (Science Factory, railroads, amusement parks) on you own, enjoy the hiking trails on property, visit the nature center, or relax in our beautiful retreat center.

Dinner: A delicious buffet style dinner will be served in the retreat center dining room.

Evening: Grandchildren will be encouraged to participate in an animal program in our state-of-the-art Nature Center while grandparents enjoy a social time together. Everyone will meet back together to make your own soft pretzels (a Lancaster County specialty) and eat them too!

DAY
5
STEM classes, Waterslide, Campfire
Quarryville, PA
B,L,D
Black Rock Retreat

Breakfast: A delicious buffet style breakfast will be served in the retreat center dining room.

Morning: Grandparents and grandchildren will work together during STEM focused class #five to use a hand-held GPS unit to explore the grounds by geocaching.

Lunch: A delicious buffet style lunch will be served in the retreat center dining room.

Afternoon: STEM class #6 will concentrate on the science of civil engineering as participants work together to build a marshmallow bridge. After class, enjoy more time at the pool.

Dinner: A delicious buffet style dinner will be served in the retreat center dining room

Evening: Join our lively Outdoor Education staff once again for campfire time focused on the science of fire, singing, and being silly!

DAY
6
Program Concludes
Quarryville, PA
B

Breakfast: A delicious buffet style breakfast will be served in the retreat center dining room

Morning: Check-out and a wrap-up session led by Black Rock's Road Scholar Coordinator, with plenty of time to get your passport stamped and/or directions to your next destination.






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