The Mountaintop Eagle is offering readers the chance to have a sizzling summer of fun with the chance to win the Summer Fun Scramble. You don’t have to be a puzzle expert to solve it and with over $2500 in prizes, it’s well worth the effort.
The Summer Fun Scramble is the brainchild of Samantha Murphy, Mountaintop Eagle’s creative Marketing Specialist who also designs the Eagle’s eye-catching advertising. Samantha has expanded her duties at the Eagle since joining the staff three years ago to include some very exciting ideas to engage our readers.
The Summer Fun Scramble is the second promotional contest Samantha has developed. The success of the Eagle’s First Annual Easter Coloring Contest has fueled her ideas for future reader contests.
“I have a background in working with community oriented publications,” explains Samantha. “I have found that in addition to enjoying the news and features in the paper, readers love to win things and so do I! The attractions featured in our Summer Fun Scramble appeal to a wide range of readers and their families. The entries we have received so far have come all ages, including a 12-year old. I’m very excited about the response.”
Samantha relates the Summer Fun Scramble was born of the idea that there are many area attractions residents may be unaware of that make wonderful day trips. All the prizes are driving distance from Mountaintop, close enough for a fun-filled day.
“All our participating attractions offer something unique to do on a summer day. Not everyone can fly away on a 7-day holiday but still want to enjoy summer with special activities,” says Samantha.
You can win one of over 40 great prizes from the following attractions. Entries must be received by June 29. The lucky winners will be contacted Tuesday, July 5. The Summer Fun Scramble entry form appears below. Ready, set, solve!
Pocono Whitewater in Jim Thorpe offers a variety of whitewater trips that meet every skill level, no experience necessary. The family style whitewater trip is a guided 8 mile, 3 to 4 hour adventure on the Lehigh River suitable for kids ages 4 and over. Visit them online at www. poconowhitewater.com
Can U Xcape? in Bloomsburg is an immersive group puzzle solving experience for families, friends, co-workers and even strangers! Together you will put your wits to the test to “escape” by solving various puzzles in 60 minutes. Learn more at www. canuxcape.com
Pocono TreeVentures in East Stroudsburg invites you to spend a day up in the trees while you climb, balance and zip through the ropes course. This family outdoor aerial forest adventure offers five courses of varying levels of difficulty, perfect for the anyone ages 7 and up. Learn more at www.poconotreeventures. com
Whitewater Challengers in White Haven will guide you on an exciting river rafting trip you’ll never forget. Get up, get out and get drenched at the Lehigh River Gorge! Family style trips suitable for ages 5 and up as well as premier trips for ages 9 and up. Visit www.whitewaterchallengers.
Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony features over 53,000 square feet of indoor water attractions at H20ooohh! The water park has five exciting body tube and raft slides, a wave pool and more! Find out more at www.splitrockresort.com/waterparkSkirmish
Paintball in Albrightsville wants you to try something new and spend the day playing paintball. They offer help for beginners, equipment rental and more. If you don’t have a whole day, evening play is also offered at Castle Nights from 5pm to 9pm. Visit www.skirmish.comto learn more.
Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton will keep you cool on a hot summer day. Take a splash in the Wave Pool, try the Alpine Slides, relax in the Cross-Country Canal, speed down the Iceberg Alley Luge, or ride into the center of a cyclone on the Tundra Tornado. Learn more at www.montagemountainresorts.com
Pocono Raceway in Long Pond offers you the excitement of NASCAR! Enjoy the day on Sunday, July 31st watching the Pennsylvania 400. Feel the rumble in the stands as the cars whip around the Tricky Triangle. Visit www.poconoraceway.com
Blue Lightning Tubing in Bushkill features the thrill of snow tubing year-round! It’s the only all season tubing facility in the Pocono Mountains. The magic carpet lift takes you to the top of the 400 ft. tubing hill. The special Neveplast material lets you race down to the bottom on your tube without snow or water! Learn more at www.bluelightningtubing.com
One Liberty Observation Deck in Philadelphia invites you to experience “Philly from the top”. Enjoy the view of Philadelphia from 57 floors up, morning, noon and night. You can take in the wonders by sunlight or starlight in all the seasons. Find out more at www.phillyfromthetop.com
Del Grosso’s Amusement Park in Tipton is an affordable family park featuring entertainment, free admission and free parking. Pay one price to ride all day plus check out their new Laguna Splash Water Park new for summer 2016. Visit www.mydelgrossopark.comto learn more.
Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland in Allenwood provides an unparalleled educational adventure. Come and discover exotic reptiles and amphibians from around the world. Explore the world of the less-loved members of the animal kingdom. Check out www.reptiland.com
National Constitution Center in Philadelphia invites you to spend the afternoon and be moved by what it means to be American. The center features a range of exhibits, live performances and programs that illuminate constitutional freedoms and immerse you in the extraordinary story of “We The People”. Learn more online at www.constitutioncenter.org
Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ houses more than 8,500 aquatic species throughout two million gallons of water. Just minutes from downtown Philadelphia, the aquarium is home to the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast including the only Great Hammerhead Shark on exhibit in the United States! Visit www.adventureaquarium.com
Lake Tobias in Halifax will take you on a safari tour in specially designed cruisers across 150 acres of rolling land that allows you to get up close with herds of wild & exotic animals from around the world. It also features zoo exhibits with lions & tigers and a petting zoo. Learn more at www.laketobias.com
The Hershey Story Museum in Hershey brings you the story of Milton S. Hershey and the town that bears his name presented through informative exhibits and interactive experiences. Taste chocolate from around the world, or roll up your sleeves and get hands-on in the chocolate lab. Visit www.hersheystory.orgto learn more.
The Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders invite you to PNC field to enjoy an evening at the ballpark. Visit www.swbrailriders.comfor a full schedule of games.
RC Theatres Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 is the perfect place to relax on a hot summer day. Experience movies in comfort and be fully immersed with D-Box that is available for certain features. Now you can feel like you are inside of the movie! Visit www.rctheatres.com
Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY tells the story of glass. Though the concept seems simple, there is so much to learn. Enjoy 3,500 years of history displayed in their glass collection galleries, learn about the science and technology behind innovations in glass or watch a live hot glass show. For more information visit www.cmog.org
Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia ofers 92 acres of lush and colorful gardens. Discover your favorite garden spaces and learn from 12,000 labeled plants, trees & flowers. Plus, see the forest from a new perspective 50 ft. up in the treetops on the “Out on a Limb” canopy walk. Discover more at www.morrisarboretum.org
Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, now the doors are open for you to explore with art installations throughout the property. Take a walking audio tour or join in several Hands-On History interactive tours led by staff that allow you to explore otherwise-off-limits areas of the prison and get a new perspective on prison life. Visit www.easternstate.orgto learn more.
Children’s Museum in Bloomsburg is an interactive learning museum for children of all ages. The year round museum offers over 50 hands-on exhibits, games & activities for visitors ages 1 to 101 to explore science, history and the arts! Learn more online at www.the-childrens-museum.org
Jerry’s Classic Cars & Collectibles Museum in Pottsville invites you to relive the days of the past when cars were classically designed, rock-n-roll ruled the radio and nights were about watching movies at the drive in. At Jerry’s you will take a journey back in time to the 1950s with displays featuring classic cars and over 20,000 collectible items. Visit www.jerrysmuseum.comfor a sneak peak of the museum.