Day 1 You'll See:
- Pocono Valley Resort
Day 2 You'll See:
- Hershey Park/ Dorney Park
The Poconos region is an eco-lovers paradise filled with so many entertaining options for students and large groups, especially at the Pocono Valley Resort. Enjoy a day full of outdoor fun and adventure here then head to any of the areas most popular outdoor theme parks to see the sights just a little bit more!
Pocono Valley Resort - Your first day in the Poconos will be spent at the extremely fun and entertaining Pocono Valley Resort, the private 350-acre resort that provides a ‘beautiful and exciting environment for all to enjoy’. This resort is located in the heart of the scenic Pocono Mountains, right in between New York City and Philadelphia. Here along Akiba Road in Reeders, PA, you will find this unique facility specializing in school trips, providing, as they like to say, ‘funtastic’ opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. The entire resort holds a 40-acre lake, 5 basketball courts, 4 sand volleyball courts, 2 9 hole mini golf courses, 40,000 square feet of indoor space, 2 lifeguarded Olympic sized pools, 17 tennis courts, an inflatable Airzone and Obstacle Course, dual ziplines, softball fields, and tons of boating and fishing opportunities. IF you can’t find something you like to do here, you should probably get more hobbies!
Your group will be provided with overnight accommodations here, the entire day including a delicious lunch buffet, educational interactive walk, plenty of recreational activity time, a dinner buffet, a 2-hour dance, and even a s'mores filled campfire opportunity! Talk about one fun vacation! Enjoy the personal interpretive walk teaching you all about plant and animal adaptations and habitats here in the Poconos, the program given by a local Monroe County Conservationist, and then go hit the ziplines or 180 long, 35’ tall obstacle course. The lunch menu will serve your group hot dogs, hamburgers, and all the other bbq classics you crave, and dinner will bring you fried chicken, baked ziti, and fresh salads. The 2-hour dance will be personally DJ'ed for your group, and the campfire afterward will be fully stocked with s’mores ingredients and scary stories! This truly is the perfect opportunity for your group, the entire resort accommodating any amount of guests in your travel group and providing, as you heard, practically endless recreation opportunities for all day eco fun!
Spend the day in one of two nearby theme parks:Hershey Park -
Hershey Park - Opened in 1906 and located in Derry Township, PA, Hershey Park is a family theme park as classic as a Hershey chocolate bar! This chocolate-themed park sits 95 miles west of Philly, 15 miles east of Harrisburg and holds 121 acres of fun, including 13 roller coasters and 14 water rides. Enjoy thrill rides, kids activities, dining, live shows, and all things cocoa while here, learning all about Milton S Hershey life and legacy all the while. Spend some quality time at the 11 acre, 200 animal Zooamerica section, the boardwalk, waterpark, or Hershey's Chocolate World, the premier spot in the park where you can ride the trolley, taste the chocolate, create your own bar, tour, shop, or sit back and enjoy an immersive 4D chocolate mystery on the big screen. After you’ve ridden all the rides and tasted all the chocolate you’d like to head over to the beautiful 23-acre gardens area, catch a live falconry demonstration, or go eat at any of the many delicious onsite eateries such as Chickie's and Pete's or Founders. Insider Tip: If you are a thrill seeker be sure to save time to ride Skyrush a few times before you go!
Dorney Park - A little bit closer to the resort is Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, in Allentown, PA. This amusement and waterpark combo is owned and operated by Cedar Fair and provides just as many thrilling options as Hershey, with a little less chocolate and a lot more water! Explore the entire theme park and find plenty of thrill rides, roller coasters, family games, water slides, and even the highly popular Planet Snoopy. Dorney Park also hosts several award-winning live entertainment shows, as well as some really excellent dining opportunities. This park is perfect for youth programs, schools, or other large groups looking to relax in a safe and fun environment. Pack your swim gear for the over 3 dozen slides, pools, rivers, and water-filled play areas and save plenty of time for the 10 family rides with in Planet Snoopy. Once you’ve worked up an appetite head over to Center State Fries, Burger Barn, or Amore Pizza to fuel up, and be sure you save plenty of time to visit the interactive, educational, and animatronic dino park called Dinosaurs Alive, featuring over 30 life-sized creatures, some at over 40 feet tall!