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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.
Richard from National City, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/20/13 - 10/26/13
Over the years, I have volunteered in many school programs organized by other agencies. With the expertise of Rosie Horsen, the experience with Road Scholars was in my opinion exceptional. Rosie was informative, available and well organized. The after-school presentations offered extra insight into the culture and modern lifestyle of today's Navajo. For me, the best part of the week involved the casual conversations around the campus with the students, faculty, and staff. These conversations revealed snippets of life in the Navajo Nation which could not otherwise be obtained in a more formal setting. The principal and teachers at Dzil Libei Elementary School were very friendly and receptive to the sudden influx of outsiders and made each one of us feel comfortable. It was an experience I will relive many times and hope one day to be able to return. Submitted by NANCY PAFF

Doris from Colorado Springs, CO Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 10/20/13 - 10/26/13
I have just completed my 5th year of volunteering in schools on the Navajo Nation. All have been wonderful experiences, especially my 3 years at Dzil Libei (Gray Mtn.)School. I am impressed with all of the new technology that has arrived at this small school this year and also with the dedicated teachers and the principal. My only advice to you if you are thinking about this opportunity is that you should go without an agenda but rather with a willingness to help out in any way. These are AZ public schools with certified teachers, both Navajo and Anglo. They are cordial and welcoming and appreciate our help, but we must remind ourselves that we are not there to initiate changes during our week of volunteering. The kids and teachers are especially enthusiastic about any presentations that we might offer. We spend the full day at school with the students and enjoy evening programs at Cameron about the Navajo culture. Truthfully, I think we get more than we give from this life changing experience. FYI - the lodging is very comfortable and there are numerous menu choices for meals. The coordinator, Rosie Horsen, is organized and helpful. See y'all again next fall!

Nancy from Pound Ridge, NY Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 10/27/13 - 11/02/13
If you like interacting with children from another culture (Navajo) and enjoy working with teachers and the other program participants, then this is the trip for you. You will learn about Native Americans "form the inside"......not just observe as a tourist....you will see the real thing.

Carol from Boston, MA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 03/03/13 - 03/09/13
Carol from Boston MA Number of programs attended: 2 Date attended: 3/03/13 - 3/09/13 My first Road Scholar program was a very rewarding experience. I spent a short week with a group of second graders at Tuba City Boarding School, working in tandem with their teacher and several of the students who seemed to benefit from extra attention. The school is very impressively outfitted with updated technology and gifted teachers. I plan to continue my contact with the class from afar by providing some supplies as they embark on a gardening project. Very much hope to participate again next year.

Amita from Saginaw, MI Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 03/03/13 - 03/09/13
THIS YEAR I VOLUNTEERED AT DZIL LIBEI (GRAY MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.).COMPARED TO LAST YEAR, THE SCHOOL IS TOTALLY DISORGANIZED DUE TO MASSIVE TEACHER TURNOVER. MY SIXTH GRADERS HOWEVER, ARE SETTLING DOWN AND EAGER TO LEARN. MANY OF MY COVOLUNTEERS STATED THAT THEY WOULD NOT VOLUNTEER HERE AGAIN. THE SECOND SCHOOL I VOLUNTEERED AT WAS TUBA CITY BOARDING SCHOOL AND IT WAS A PLEASURE. MY COVOLUNTEERS ALSO LIKED THIS PROGRAM VERY MUCH. THE STUDENTS ARE DISCIPLINED AND THE TEACHERS WERE VERY GOOD. THE CAFETERIA FOOD WAS NOURISHING AND WELL BALANCED.THEY DO HAVE A GREEN HOUSE WHICH I DIDN'T GET TO SEE BUT MY COVOLUNTEER WAS RAVING ABOUT IT.I WOULD BE HAPPY TO VOLUNTEER HERE AGAI-AMITA

Amita from Flint, MI Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 10/21/12 - 10/27/12
I think I've been adopted! I have volunteered many times on the reservation schools and finally realized that I can do more good by concentrating on one school. If you are there for a cheap vacation or running away from personal problems, this is not for you. These children need a lot of one on time and their teachers need a lot of help. The scenery is spectacular, the schools are welcoming and the children won't forget your help.

Susan from Naperville, IL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/14/12 - 10/20/12
A wonderful experience. The children are so appreciative of our presence. Their smiles say it all.

Odile from Pawleys Island, SC Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 11/04/12 - 11/10/12
Everything was perfect, educational, entertaining, comfortable, friendly, well organized... Looking forward to my next Road Scholar service adventure. Odile

Tom from Dubuque, IA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/28/12 - 11/03/12
Thanks to the Navajo Nation. Thanks as well to Rosie Horsen for the leadership. We are all blessed by the learning opportunity provided. Also thanks to my fellow participants.You helped make the week a Joy! Tom L. Tom L.

Doris from Colorado Springs, CO Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 10/21/12 - 10/27/12
As always, the week was a delight! We were warmly welcomed by the school principal and faculty, and both the students and I enjoyed working together in the classroom. I took along materials to do a power point presentation about native children of the arctic and about the Iditarod. It was enthusiastically received by faculty and students. Cameron Trading Post accommodations were very comfortable and meals weren't gourmet but were very nourishing and tasty. I just can't say enough good about the coordinator, Rosie Horsen. She's the most organized and approachable of all the Road Scholar program coordinators I've met. I will say that there were two people in our group who came with expectations that were not possible to be met. If each participant arrives without an agenda and with the desire to be flexible and to give, he/she can go home knowing that children's lives have been impacted by the special relationships between the tutor and the students.


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