As we move deeper into the time of the pandemic, so many things that were once considered strange and unusual are actually now becoming the norm. Telecommuting daily, having groceries delivered to our door, and online schooling are becoming standard activities, and instead of restricting our activities, these new methods are opening up new windows of opportunity! Working from home can be from any home, and online schooling can take place anywhere in the world that has high-speed internet, including our places to stay in the Poconos!

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The World is Your Classroom

Using the Chromebook provided by your children’s school is easy in the Poconos, where high-speed wireless internet has become widespread, especially in our Poconos places to stay for vacations. Set up a “classroom” in a spare bedroom, bringing in an overstuffed chair and a small table from other rooms (if no desks are available) and prepare your child for an adventure they will never forget. If you have a say in their work (homeschooling families definitely will!), make up science activities by collecting data from the natural landscape that surrounds your luxurious schoolhouse and having your child identify each natural item you’ve discovered. Recess can take place in the game room as you teach them the rules of pool, ping pong, and shuffleboard (each property offers something different) and lunch snacks will be healthy and delicious because you are the lunch lady and you prepared their favorite meals in the fully equipped kitchens!

Watch documentaries on the state-of-the-art televisions found in each home. Naptime takes place on our soft beds, with the new and tired kindergarten teacher (you) napping right alongside your children. Field trips can include a hike to Hawks Waterfall inside Hickory State Park. The options are endless, even if your online school is more structured and your child is expected to follow a particular curriculum. Somehow learning the dates of World War II is a lot more enjoyable when the Chromebook your high school student is seated in front of is placed on a picnic table on the back deck! And if a special report is required, a visit to the Quiet Valley Living History Farm at 347 Quiet Valley Road in nearby Stroudsburg makes telling a story about the “olden days” so much easier, as they operate as an open-air museum on a working farm that reenacts Pennsylvania life from the 1760s through 1913.

More Than Books

We are sure no one will disagree with us when we say it takes more than books to create a well-learned student. It takes a healthy diet that keeps the stomach full, allowing each student to concentrate on what he is being taught. The Pass Me Not Green Market, 21 Sterling Road in Mt. Pocono, offers the healthy food your student will love. Serving international foods, it also sells locally sourced foods that can be added to the meals you prepare in our fully equipped kitchens when you feel the need to stay in. A healthy mind requires time to play, and 940 Golf N’ Fun, 951 PA-940 in Pocono Lake, provides all the ingredients for a day of fun! Offering 18 holes of miniature golf, in addition to trampolines, batting cages, arcade games, bumper cars, and even a driving range for dad, this fun space is a local favorite that we are excited has opened again after the pandemic.

Because playing hard is hungry business, Joanie & Pete’s Dairy King Ice Cream Parlor And Snack Bar offers 21 different flavors of ice cream and a full-service snack bar guaranteed to satisfy any hunger! And because physical fitness is vital to the learning experience, winter visitors can spend the days on the slopes of Camelback Mountain working on muscles that will benefit from a soak in the hot tub back at your temporary schoolhouse!

Of Utmost Importance

We want the best for our children, knowing that they hold the key to our world’s future successes, and perhaps the most important part of an excellent education is the need for sleep. Sleep acts as reset button, clearing out the cobwebs and preparing people for another day of learning, and choosing Pocono Mountain Rentals for your “schoolcation” getaway guarantees everyone in your family will wake up refreshed, recharged, and ready for any challenges thrown their way! Our bedroom retreats offer super soft beds set in neutral décors designed to ensure that each night is as peaceful as the ones before. Make bedtime a process that begins with a warm bath and perhaps a few stories to enhance their dreams and watch your children blossom! And because mom and dad need their sleep as well, your nighttime routine can be equally important and may or may not include a glass of wine picked up from one of our local wineries! Mountain View Vineyard, Winery, Brewery & Distillery, located at 2332 Walters Road in Stroudsburg, is open for outdoor seating during pandemic days, and offers a silky smooth selection of grapes for your drinking pleasure! Sip on a glass as you soak in the hot tub under the deck and fall into a sleep so deep and restful you’ll discover that those dark circles under your eyes that you once thought were permanent, will disappear!

Every Day is a Chance to Learn Something New

If today all you learned was that Pocono Mountain Rentals offers the perfect online schoolrooms, well, we say congratulations! Reserve your Pennsylvania escape today! Add these top winter activities to your itinerary when you plan on coming to Poconos!