Special Events & Travel
The Special Events & Travel features a variety of Orange Community Education & Recreation community-wide events, as well as providing the opportunity for local non-profit organizations to feature upcoming events. The department also includes a Great Escapes and Travel section for adults of all ages.
Travel & Great Escapes

Like to travel but don’t like going out on your own? Why not join our travel group and discover these exciting adventures.

Pacific Northwest & California
June 25 – July 2, 2017
featuring Washington, Oregon and California
New! From Seattle to San Francisco, enjoy the majesty of the Pacific Northwest on this breathtaking 8-day trip. Visit Pike Place Market, Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, Columbia River Gorge’s Bonneville Dam, behold the beauty of the Redwood Forest’s “Avenue of the Giants,” enjoy dinner on Pier 39 with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and much more! Includes 6 breakfasts, 4 dinners, airfare, taxes & fees, hotels, shuttle from PPLC to airport. $250 deposit due 12/19/16. Final payment due 4/25/17
No.17XSE946 Sunday 6/25-Sunday 7/2, 2017 $2,999/double occupancy, $3,899/Single occupancy

Niagara Falls & Niagara-on-the-Lake Escape New! The Orange Community Education & Recreation travel group, comprised of your friends and neighbors, suggested this trip, so here it is! Enjoy the first day of summer on this magnificent trip that includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, lodging in the Niagara Falls area, most meals, guided tour of Niagara Falls, visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake and Queen Victoria Park, a cruise by the falls and gaming at Fallsview Casino. All passengers must have a valid passport. Gratuities for bus driver, guides, and hotel service personnel are not included. For a detailed flyer on this exciting trip visit www.orangerec.com. A $75 deposit is due by April 10. This trip will fill quickly, so register early!
No. 17XSE929 Tuesday-Thursday 6/20-6/22 $299/double occupancy $359/single
Download the flyer posted under the "Resources" section of this web page. 

Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Arts Festival & Rivers Casino Always a favorite, see more than 300 artists and craftsman! We’ll have plenty of time at the arts festival before heading off to the Rivers Casino for slots and gaming. If you prefer, visit the Carnegie Science Center which is a short walk from the main entrance of the casino. Board coach in the Pepper Pike Learning Center parking lot by 9:00am. $15 slot play and $5 for food at Rivers Casino, and deluxe motor coach transportation. (Casino bonuses subject to change without notice.) Must be 21 years or older to enter the casino. Last day for registrations or for refunds is May10!
No. 17XSE915 Friday 6/2 9:00am-9:30pm $49/person

Columbus Arts Festival & Hollywood Casino
Let's head to the riverfront for one of the most acclaimed arts festivals in the country, featuring more than 240 artists, fabulous food, and entertainment.. Then we’re off to try our luck at new Hollywood Casino. Board deluxe motor coach in the Pepper Pike Learning Center parking lot by 9:00am. Last day for registrations or for refunds is May 23!
No.17SSE917 Friday 6/9 9:00am-9:30pm $49

Ann Arbor Art Fair
The Ann Arbor Art Fair is one of the largest outdoor art fairs in the nation. The streets of Ann Arbor will transform into an art lover’s paradise where you can experience and enjoy original works of art, street performances, culinary treats and a variety of sidewalk sales. From seasoned art enthusiasts to novice collectors, thousands will make the trip to discover something truly inspiring. Board motor coach in the PPLC lot at 8:30am.
No.17XSE912 Friday 7/21 8:30am-8:30pm $59/person
Winter Ski

Boston Mills Skiing & Snowboarding

You must register and pay first with OCE&R for transportation & supervision only, and then fill out ski forms and pay for rental and/or lessons online through the Boston Mills website at https://www.skipeakresorts.com/shopbmbw 

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Students in grades 3-12 will receive 5 one-hour lessons and 1 day of open skiing or snowboarding as part of the Boston Mills ski program for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and racers. All registrants will be given a safety proficiency test to determine lesson placement. Once the Saturday lessons are over, registrants will receive a pass to continue skiing each Saturday for the remainder of the Boston Mills season and three anytime passes. The price below includes transportation to and from Boston Mills for 6 weeks and OCE&R adult supervision. Drop off skiers at 8am (7:45am on 1/4) at the Orange High School east parking lot. Bus leaves at 8:15am. Buses return at approximately 2pm Note: The last day to register and refunds is Friday, December 16.

No. 17WSE951 Saturday 1/7-2/11 8:15am-2:00pm Your student MUST register with both OCE&R and Boston Mills to participate in the program. Signed Concussion Law information must be on file.

EARLY BIRD RATE THROUGH 11/11 for Transportation & Supervision Only
$69/resident $79/non-resident
You must also register and pay for lessons and rental at https://www.skipeakresors.com/shopbmbw 
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This website becomes active in mid-October

REGULAR RATE: 11/12-12/16 for Transportation & Supervision Only
$79/resident $89/non-resident
You must also register and pay for lessons and rental at https://www.skipeakresorts.com/shopbmbw 

IMPORTANT!!! Don’t let your skier or snowboarder be disappointed! No students will be accepted into the club after December 16-No exceptions. Please mark your calendars! Register with OCE&R by December 16.

Pam Bayus
Program Coordinator 
Orange Community Education & Recreation
32000 Chagrin Blvd, Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124  |  Phone: 216.831.8601  |  Fax: 216.831.4209
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