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CAMERON, ARIZONA

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Program #6262RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
4200 feet. Those with heart or lung conditions should check with their physician before attending.

Itinerary for Nov 10 — Nov 16, 2013

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Type: Motel

Description: Adjacent to the Cameron Trading Post, the Inn is in the hub of activity for the western Navajo Reservation. It features an operating trading post with Native American arts and crafts work areas.

Contact info:
US Highway 89
Cameron, AZ 86020 USA
phone: 800-338-7385 x9286792350
Room amenities: Satellite remote control TV, individually controlled AC/heat, phone, clock radio.

Facility amenities: On site restaurant, convenience store, gas station, ATM.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Seasonal.
Contact the Cameron Inn for the rates applicable to your stay.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, November 10 - Registration/Introductions & Overview
Arrive To: After on-site registration between 4:30-5:15 p.m.

Dinner: Each night you'll choose from two entrees at the Cameron Inn Restaurant. During the week you may be selecting from entrees including Navajo taco, chicken florentine, chef's salad, beef stew and more. A salad and dessert are included every evening. The restaurant is decorated with beautiful Navajo rugs, baskets, Tiffany glass cabinets and pottery and has an antique pressed tin ceiling.

Evening: After dinner, hear about the program in more detail during orientation, then meet your fellow school volunteers during introductions.

Lodging: Cameron Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Adjacent to the Cameron Trading Post, the Inn is in the hub of activity for the western Navajo Reservation. It features an operating trading post with Native American arts and crafts work areas.

Contact info:
US Highway 89
Cameron, AZ 86020 USA
phone: 800-338-7385 x9286792350
Room amenities: Satellite remote control TV, individually controlled AC/heat, phone, clock radio.

Facility amenities: On site restaurant, convenience store, gas station, ATM.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Seasonal.
Contact the Cameron Inn for the rates applicable to your stay.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, November 11 - Meet School Staff and Students
Breakfast: Choose from a number of breakfast selections at the Cameron Inn Restaurant. Eggs, oatmeal, waffles, toast and bacon are among the choices. Coffee or tea and juice are included.

Morning: After breakfast, depart for the school and meet with the principal for an orientation. Receive classroom assignments and work with teachers and students until lunch.

Lunch: Have lunch with the children in the school cafeteria.

Afternoon: After lunch, work in the classroom until meeting with the staff in the school library. Return to the Inn after the school day.

Dinner: Each night you'll choose from two entrees at the Cameron Inn Restaurant. During the week you may be selecting from entrees including Navajo taco, chicken florentine, chef's salad, beef stew and more. A salad and dessert are included every evening. The restaurant is decorated with beautiful Navajo rugs, baskets, Tiffany glass cabinets and pottery and has an antique pressed-tin ceiling.

Evening: After dinner, take in an arts and crafts demonstration or other program about Navajo culture.

Lodging: Cameron Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Adjacent to the Cameron Trading Post, the Inn is in the hub of activity for the western Navajo Reservation. It features an operating trading post with Native American arts and crafts work areas.

Contact info:
US Highway 89
Cameron, AZ 86020 USA
phone: 800-338-7385 x9286792350
Room amenities: Satellite remote control TV, individually controlled AC/heat, phone, clock radio.

Facility amenities: On site restaurant, convenience store, gas station, ATM.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Seasonal.
Contact the Cameron Inn for the rates applicable to your stay.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, November 12 - Classroom Work
Breakfast: Choose from a number of breakfast selections at the Cameron Inn Restaurant. Eggs, oatmeal, waffles, toast and bacon are among the choices. Coffee or tea and juice included.

Morning: After breakfast in the restaurant, enjoy a van shuttle through the beautiful painted desert portion of the Navajo Nation en route to school. Classroom work through the morning.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch with the children in the school cafeteria.

Afternoon: After lunch, work in the classroom until the close of school for the day.

Dinner: Each night you'll choose from two entrees at the Cameron Inn Restaurant. During the week you may be selecting from entrees including Navajo taco, chicken florentine, chef's salad, beef stew and more. A salad and dessert are included every evening.

Evening: After dinner, enjoy a free evening.

Lodging: Cameron Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Adjacent to the Cameron Trading Post, the Inn is in the hub of activity for the western Navajo Reservation. It features an operating trading post with Native American arts and crafts work areas.

Contact info:
US Highway 89
Cameron, AZ 86020 USA
phone: 800-338-7385 x9286792350
Room amenities: Satellite remote control TV, individually controlled AC/heat, phone, clock radio.

Facility amenities: On site restaurant, convenience store, gas station, ATM.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Seasonal.
Contact the Cameron Inn for the rates applicable to your stay.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, November 13 - Working with the Students/Navajo Hogan/Evening Pr...
Working with the Students/Navajo Hogan/Evening Presentation on Navajo Culture

Breakfast: Choose from a number of breakfast selections at the Cameron Inn Restaurant. Eggs, oatmeal, waffles, toast and bacon are among the choices. Coffee or tea and juice included.

Morning: After breakfast, travel to the school for a morning of classroom work.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch with the children in the school cafeteria.

Afternoon: After lunch, classroom work until 2:30 p.m. Board van for trip to a traditional Navajo hogan. Visit the hogan while learning about its cultural significance, then return to Cameron Inn.

Dinner: Each night you'll choose from two entrees at the Cameron Inn Restaurant. During the week you may be selecting from entrees including Navajo taco, chicken florentine, chef's salad, beef stew and more. A salad and dessert are included every evening.

Evening: After dinner, enjoy a presentation by a Navajo tribal member, "Growing Up Navajo," or another topic pertinent to Navajo culture.

Lodging: Cameron Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Adjacent to the Cameron Trading Post, the Inn is in the hub of activity for the western Navajo Reservation. It features an operating trading post with Native American arts and crafts work areas.

Contact info:
US Highway 89
Cameron, AZ 86020 USA
phone: 800-338-7385 x9286792350
Room amenities: Satellite remote control TV, individually controlled AC/heat, phone, clock radio.

Facility amenities: On site restaurant, convenience store, gas station, ATM.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Seasonal.
Contact the Cameron Inn for the rates applicable to your stay.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, November 14 - Classroom Work
Breakfast: Choose from a number of breakfast selections at the Cameron Inn Restaurant. Eggs, oatmeal, waffles, toast and bacon are among the choices. Coffee or tea and juice included.

Morning: After breakfast, depart for school and classroom work until lunchtime.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch with the children in the school cafeteria.

Afternoon: After lunch, work in the classroom until the close of school for the day. Return to the Inn.

Dinner: Each night you'll choose from two entrees at the Cameron Inn Restaurant. During the week you may be selecting from entrees including Navajo taco, chicken florentine, chef's salad, beef stew and more. A salad and dessert are included every evening.

Evening: Free evening.

Lodging: Cameron Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Adjacent to the Cameron Trading Post, the Inn is in the hub of activity for the western Navajo Reservation. It features an operating trading post with Native American arts and crafts work areas.

Contact info:
US Highway 89
Cameron, AZ 86020 USA
phone: 800-338-7385 x9286792350
Room amenities: Satellite remote control TV, individually controlled AC/heat, phone, clock radio.

Facility amenities: On site restaurant, convenience store, gas station, ATM.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Seasonal.
Contact the Cameron Inn for the rates applicable to your stay.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, November 15 - Classroom Work/Entertainment By Local Performer
Breakfast: Choose from a number of breakfast selections at the Cameron Inn Restaurant. Eggs, oatmeal, waffles, toast and bacon are among the choices. Coffee or tea and juice included.

Morning: After breakfast, travel to school for the morning's work in the classroom.

Lunch: Have lunch with the children in the school cafeteria.

Afternoon: After lunch, work in the classroom. Say your farewells to staff, teachers and students. Travel back to Cameron.

Dinner: Each night you'll choose from two entrees at the Cameron Inn Restaurant. During the week you may be selecting from entrees including Navajo taco, chicken florentine, chef's salad, beef stew and more. A salad and dessert are included every evening.

Evening: An evening of entertainment by a local Navajo performer, followed by program wrap-up and farewells.

Lodging: Cameron Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, November 16 - Departure
Breakfast: Program ends after breakfast at the inn.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Cameron, AZ
General OverviewWithin 2 hours of Cameron: Sinagua ruins at Wupatki National Monument & Walnut Canyon National Monument, Grand Canyon National Park, Sunset Crater National Monument, Kachina Peaks Wilderness Area, Lowell Observatory, Museum of Northern Arizona, Northern Arizona University.
For additional information, visit: www.nau.edu/Road Scholar

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

Ratings

4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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