Allegheny River Scholars

The Allegheny River Scholars is a group of Pitt-Bradford students, faculty, staff, alumni, and advisory board members who come together to experience the wonders of the Allegheny River region.  Our journey, a three-day, two-night canoe trip complete with camping, all meals, programs, and much more, is designed to strengthen and enhance our Community of Learners.

This year's trip will be held Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, July 25-27, 2014. 

  • Day 1: Kinzua Dam to Buckaloons
  • Day 2: Buckaloons to Tidioute
  • Day 3: Tidioute to Tionesta

The cost for the trip is $175 per participant. Students participating on the trip that are taking it for credit will only have to pay the trip cost plus the course fee per credit hour.

Orientation: You don’t need to be an experienced canoeist in order to participate. An orientation will be held prior to the trip, Thursday, July 24, 2014 @ 5:30 pm students meet at the parking lot of the Sport and Fitness Center and travel to practice canoeing on a nearby lake. The session will include canoeing techniques, safety tips, and general guidelines.  This orientation serves as a great learning tool for both the novice and veteran canoeist.

Educational Programs: There will be an educational program or entertainment each evening at our campsite. All programs held at the campsites are open to the public. Students can canoe for credit by registering for CRN20572.   

Overnight Accommodations:Participants will stay in tents at the Buckaloons campground along the Allegheny River. A limited number of tents and sleeping bags are available upon request. 

Register online.  Questions or comments to crd39@pitt.edu  

Check out our photo album of previous trips on our facebook page.  While you're there, become a fan of our page so you get updates for all of our events.