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.
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This was my first Road Scholar trip but will definitely not be my last. Very well planned but laid back also. A lot of fun while learning. Participants from all over the country added a lot of variety and overall fun people.

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The most important comment on this program is that our 12 year old grandson really enjoyed it. Was it the best inter generational program we’ve been to? No, but considering that this was only the 2nd time that Black Rock Resort had presented the program we tried not to be too critical. We feel confident that next year it will run more smoothly. A major flaw was that there was no one at the resort focusing primarily on Road Scholar and its needs. But the projects were fun, the area is beautiful, the kids learned a lot, and everyone had a good and relaxing time. The food and lodging were good. Would I recommend the program to others? Yes, with a few caveats. Again, our grandson thought it was great.


This was my seventh RS program and my first disappointment. Poorly developed program. No leadership or organization. No expert presenters although all staff was pleasant. Favorite part was the one and only field trip through Amish country with an Amish guide. We then had dinner at an Amish home, which was very nice. Although Black Rock boasts a rope course, zip line, water trampoline, etc., they did not have sufficient staff to allow us to use them. After numerous requests, we were finally given 1/2 hour on the water slide and lake which the kids loved. This is a camp hosting hundreds of guests at a time—a very atypical venue for RS. In fairness, staff didn’t seem to be aware of RS standards or what would be expected of them. There was no Group Leader. No tee shirt or trinket gift for the kids to take home. I know of 3 kids who got sick. No hand sanitizer in dining room. I can not recommend this program.

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