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MONUMENT VALLEY, UTAH

Volunteering at Monument Valley High School: Grades 7 – 12

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Program #6272RJ
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
5700 ft elevation. Those with heart or lung concerns should check with physician before attending.

Itinerary for Feb 24 — Mar 2, 2013

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Type: Lodge

Description: The Lodge is just north of the Arizona Border and is adjacent to the Navajo Tribal Park which encompasses the rock formations of Monument Valley.

Contact info:
Highway 163
Monument Valley, UT 84536 USA
phone: 435-727-3231
web: www.gouldings.com

Room amenities: Individually controlled heat and AC, free wi-fi, refrigerator, cable TV and DVD, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.

Facility amenities: Dining room, heated year-round indoor swimming pool, exercise room with treadmill, exercise bike and weight machine; gift shop, theater, museum, laundromat, carwash and convenience store. 62 rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Seasonal.
Call Goulding's for rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, February 24 - Registration/Introductions & Overview/Meet the MV...
Afternoon: On site registration in the lodge lobby from 4:30- 5:15 PM.

Dinner: Dinner at the Stagecoach restaurant with views of Monument Valley. Choose from an extensive menu with a variety of entrees selections. Soup, salad, beverage and dessert included.

Evening: Following dinner, meet with the principal. You will be introduced to the school, its history and lay out the plan for volunteering with students during the upcoming school week.

Lodging: Goulding's Lodge

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: The Lodge is just north of the Arizona Border and is adjacent to the Navajo Tribal Park which encompasses the rock formations of Monument Valley.

Contact info:
Highway 163
Monument Valley, UT 84536 USA
phone: 435-727-3231
web: www.gouldings.com

Room amenities: Individually controlled heat and AC, free wi-fi, refrigerator, cable TV and DVD, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.

Facility amenities: Dining room, heated year-round indoor swimming pool, exercise room with treadmill, exercise bike and weight machine; gift shop, theater, museum, laundromat, carwash and convenience store. 62 rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Seasonal.
Call Goulding's for rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, February 25 - Meet School Staff and Students/Classroom Assignme...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Stagecoach Restaurant. Choose from a variety of hot and cold entrees including eggs, omelettes, pancakes, oatmeal, etc. Coffee or tea and juice are included.

Morning: Depart for school. Meet the teachers and get acquainted with your classroom assignment or work area. Begin working with staff and students.

Lunch: Lunch with class in cafeteria.

Afternoon: Continue working with students at school. Shuttle back to Goulding's Lodge. If time permits after school assignments (or some other day this week), drive yourself on the locally dubbed "Forrest Gump Highway" to Mexican Hat to see where Forrest was running with Monument Valley as his spectacular backdrop.

Dinner: Dinner at the Stagecoach restaurant with views of Monument Valley. Choose from an extensive menu with a variety of entrees selections. Soup, salad, beverage and dessert included.

Evening: Following dinner, gather with your fellow volunteers to recap the day and your experiences at Monument Valley High School.

Lodging: Goulding's Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: The Lodge is just north of the Arizona Border and is adjacent to the Navajo Tribal Park which encompasses the rock formations of Monument Valley.

Contact info:
Highway 163
Monument Valley, UT 84536 USA
phone: 435-727-3231
web: www.gouldings.com

Room amenities: Individually controlled heat and AC, free wi-fi, refrigerator, cable TV and DVD, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.

Facility amenities: Dining room, heated year-round indoor swimming pool, exercise room with treadmill, exercise bike and weight machine; gift shop, theater, museum, laundromat, carwash and convenience store. 62 rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Seasonal.
Call Goulding's for rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, February 26 - Classroom Assignments/Working in the School
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Stagecoach Restaurant. Choose from a variety of hot and cold entrees including eggs, omelettes, pancakes, oatmeal, etc. Coffee or tea and juice are included.

Morning: Depart for school and continue working on classroom, library or other assignments.

Lunch: Lunch with students.

Afternoon: Work with students and staff at school, then shuttle back to Goulding's.

Dinner: Dinner at the Stagecoach restaurant with views of Monument Valley. Choose from an extensive menu with a variety of entrees selections. Soup, salad, beverage and dessert included.

Evening: Presentation on Navajo Culture with information on clanship, the Navajo language and the matrilineal system.

Lodging: Goulding's Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: The Lodge is just north of the Arizona Border and is adjacent to the Navajo Tribal Park which encompasses the rock formations of Monument Valley.

Contact info:
Highway 163
Monument Valley, UT 84536 USA
phone: 435-727-3231
web: www.gouldings.com

Room amenities: Individually controlled heat and AC, free wi-fi, refrigerator, cable TV and DVD, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.

Facility amenities: Dining room, heated year-round indoor swimming pool, exercise room with treadmill, exercise bike and weight machine; gift shop, theater, museum, laundromat, carwash and convenience store. 62 rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Seasonal.
Call Goulding's for rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, February 27 - Working in the School
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Stagecoach Restaurant. Choose from a variety of hot and cold entrees including eggs, omelettes, pancakes, oatmeal, etc. Coffee or tea and juice are included.

Morning: Shuttle to school. Work with students and staff as you become more comfortable in your surroundings and with the students and staff.

Lunch: Lunch with students in the cafeteria.

Afternoon: Work with students and staff. Shuttle to Goulding's Lodge at end of school day.

Dinner: Dinner at the Stagecoach restaurant with views of Monument Valley. Choose from an extensive menu with a variety of entrees selections. Soup, salad, beverage and dessert included.

Evening: Following dinner, enjoy a presentation on some aspect of Navajo culture or art. Or, enjoy a classic John Ford movie filmed in beautiful Monument Valley.

Lodging: Goulding's Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: The Lodge is just north of the Arizona Border and is adjacent to the Navajo Tribal Park which encompasses the rock formations of Monument Valley.

Contact info:
Highway 163
Monument Valley, UT 84536 USA
phone: 435-727-3231
web: www.gouldings.com

Room amenities: Individually controlled heat and AC, free wi-fi, refrigerator, cable TV and DVD, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.

Facility amenities: Dining room, heated year-round indoor swimming pool, exercise room with treadmill, exercise bike and weight machine; gift shop, theater, museum, laundromat, carwash and convenience store. 62 rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Seasonal.
Call Goulding's for rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, February 28 - Working in the School
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Stagecoach Restaurant. Choose from a variety of hot and cold entrees including eggs, omelettes, pancakes, oatmeal, etc. Coffee or tea and juice are included.

Morning: Depart for school. Continue your volunteer work with staff and students.

Lunch: Cafeteria lunch.

Afternoon: After working with students, shuttle back to Goulding's Lodge.

Dinner: Dinner at the Stagecoach restaurant with views of Monument Valley. Choose from an extensive menu with a variety of entrees selections. Soup, salad, beverage and dessert included.

Evening: Enjoy a free evening with new friends.

Lodging: Goulding's Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: The Lodge is just north of the Arizona Border and is adjacent to the Navajo Tribal Park which encompasses the rock formations of Monument Valley.

Contact info:
Highway 163
Monument Valley, UT 84536 USA
phone: 435-727-3231
web: www.gouldings.com

Room amenities: Individually controlled heat and AC, free wi-fi, refrigerator, cable TV and DVD, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.

Facility amenities: Dining room, heated year-round indoor swimming pool, exercise room with treadmill, exercise bike and weight machine; gift shop, theater, museum, laundromat, carwash and convenience store. 62 rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Seasonal.
Call Goulding's for rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, March 01 - Working in the School/Farewells to Students and S...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Stagecoach Restaurant. Choose from a variety of hot and cold entrees including eggs, omelettes, pancakes, oatmeal, etc. Coffee or tea and juice are included.

Morning: Depart for school. Work with students and staff.

Lunch: Lunch in the school cafeteria.

Afternoon: Work with students and say your good-byes to the school and students. Shuttle to Goulding's. The rest of the afternoon is free for personal exploration or to reflect upon your experiences at Monument Valley High School.

Dinner: Dinner at the Stagecoach restaurant with views of Monument Valley. Choose from an extensive menu with a variety of entrees selections. Soup, salad, beverage and dessert included.

Evening: Join with your fellow volunteers and coordinator to talk about the week, exchange emails, and talk about coming back to reunite with students, staff and new friends next year :-) !

Lodging: Goulding's Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, March 02 - Program Farewells
Breakfast: Program ends after breakfast at the lodge. Hotel checkout by 10:00 AM

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Monument Valley, UT
generalWithin 2 hours driving time from Monument Valley: The Anasazi Heritage Museum, Dolores, CO; Extensive Sinagua Ruins and spectacular views at Mesa Verde NP, CO; Hovenweep and Canyon of the Ancients National Monuments; Beautifully niched and well preserved pueblo ruins at Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

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.
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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
5 Hands-on experiences

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