Hotel check-in available from 3:00 p.m.
Program Registration. 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table located in the hotel conference room to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing the up-to-date schedule, other important information, and to confirm the time and location of the Orientation session. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in. While the state of Arizona remains on Mountain Standard Time all year, the Navajo Nation (including Canyon de Chelly) observes Mountain Daylight Time from April through October.
At the hotel restaurant, we’ll enjoy tasty plated entrees, some with a southwestern flair, chosen from a select menu. Plus, enjoy the salad bar and dessert, with coffee, tea, water. Each night, we will pre-order our meals from a select menu for the next night.
Orientation. The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions in our private hotel meeting room. We will review the up-to-date program schedule and any changes, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. Transportation will be provided primarily by school bus, requiring going up/down a few steps when boarding and getting off, unless otherwise specified. All classroom sessions will take place in the hotel meeting room, unless otherwise noted. “America the Beautiful” passes cover entrance fees at national parks and wildlife refuges for up to 4 adults. If you have one of these national park passes, please bring it with you to the program and on our field trips to benefit other members of the group. Periods in the daily schedule designated as “Free time” and “At leisure” offer opportunities to do what you like and make your experience even more meaningful and memorable according to your personal preferences. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may be changed due to local conditions/circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding. Continue getting to know your fellow Road Scholars, settle in, and get a good night’s rest for the day ahead.