Allegheny River Scholars trip Aug. 2-4

 The annual AlleghenyRiver Scholars canoe trip will take off from below the Kinzua Dam Friday, Aug. 2, on a three-day, two-night adventure down the river. 

            Students, faculty, staff, alumni, advisory board members and their guests are welcome to participate in the trip, which includes canoes, camping, meals, educational programs and a T-shirt for a $175.

            Students participating on the trip who are taking it for credit (CRN 20368) will have to pay $175 plus the course fee per credit hour, which includes the cost of the text book.

            Expertise in canoeing is not required, and an orientation will be held at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 1 on a nearby lake. The session will include canoeing techniques, safety tips and general guidelines. The orientation serves as a great learning tool for both novice and veteran canoeists.

            The first day of the trip will take canoeists from Kinzua Dam to Buckaloons for a night of camping in tents at the Buckaloons campground along the Allegheny River. A limited number of tents and sleeping bags are available upon request. A duty roster will assign small tasks to participants.

            The second day will take participants from Buckaloons to Tidioute. The trip will end the third day in Tionesta.

            Each evening will feature an educational activity.

            The Allegheny River Scholars was started by Dr. Carol Baker in the summer of 1997, when participants traveled from the Kinzua Dam all the way to Pittsburgh, symbolizing the connection between Pitt-Bradford and the University of Pittsburgh via the Allegheny River.

            For more information, contact Ray Geary, executive director of the Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development at 362-5078 or or visit The deadline to register is July 19.

            Participation is limited to 20 people on the water. If paddling isn’t your thing, Geary is also looking for a land crew.