For the first time ever, the Northeast region is hosting Pennsylvania State Finals on April 14 at the Pocono Mountain School District Swiftwater campus (directions). The three schools on this campus – Pocono Mountain East HS, Pocono Mountain East Jr. HS, and Swiftwater Intermediate Center – will house all of the festivities.
We’re excited to have OMERs from all across the state come up to our neck of the woods, and equally excited to be working with the Pocono Mountain School District to provide a top-notch tournament site. Every single long-term competition will occur in a gymnasium or auditorium. The hallways are spacious, and all the competition sites are within close proximity.
We’re so excited that we wanted to give you a sneak peak of the competition sites. Especially for those teams that have to travel several hours to get to Swiftwater, PA, we want to be as accommodating as possible as you continue your Odyssey here in the northeast.
You can either scroll through the tour below, or click on a problem/division to jump to photos of a specific competition site.
Ooh-Motional Vehicle – all divisions (HS gym)
Weird Science – Div I (Jr HS aux gym) | Div II/III (Swiftwater Gym)
To Be or Not to Be – Div I (Jr HS auditorium) | Div II/III (HS auditorium)
You Make the Call – Div I (Jr HS aux gym) | Div II/III (Jr HS main gym)
Odyssey Angels – Div I (Jr HS auditorium) | Div II/III (Swiftwater auditorium)
We start our tour…
outside, at the center of the campus. To the left is Swiftwater Intermediate, straight ahead is the high school, and to the right is the junior high school.
Hint: You can click and drag your mouse to scroll from side to side in any of the panoramas.
First up: Pocono Mountain East High School
The high school will be the home to Ooh-Motional Vehicle (all three divisions), To Be or Not to Be (Div. II and III), registration, spontaneous, and the awards ceremony.
Note: you can click on any still photo to enlarge it.
The divisions will be split up alternating on opposite sides of the gym. There will be seating for at least 350 spectators for the competition.
Prior to the awards ceremony, we will have a slideshow of photos from throughout the day. With the bleachers fully extended, there will be seating for 3,200 people, so please sit in the stands and keep the floor clear!
Unloading for Ooh-Motional Vehicle will occur at this entrance of the high school. The auditorium and gymnasium are off the same hallway.
Here is part of the spacious prop storage for Ooh-Motional Vehicle.