Check-in 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Program Registration. When you arrive at Hidden Valley’s campus, come over to the main office next to the parking lot to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing the up-to-date schedule that reflects any changes, 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. At 5:00 p.m., we’ll meet our fellow participants for a wine and cheese reception in the Fireside Room. We’ll enjoy some California wines and/or juices and savor cheese and crackers before dinner.
In the dining room, like all meals at Hidden Valley, dinner will be a buffet. Dinners will feature local selections from the “salad bowl of the universe,” as well as tastefully prepared entrées. All baked goods are also prepared on campus. Beverage choices include juices, coffee, tea, water, and California wines.
Orientation. The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. This is a Road Scholar Retreats program. Our programming at Retreat locations includes opportunities for light morning exercise, interaction with members of the local community, locally sourced meals, and evening entertainment. Every day before breakfast, there will be a very popular class of long, slow stretching and breathing in the dance studio. Toast and juice will be available in the dining room before class. This is not an aerobics class and there is no need for special clothing or shoes and no need for a shower afterwards. All meals will be dining room buffets. Dinners will feature local selections from the "salad bowl of the universe," and tastefully prepared entrées. All baked goods are also prepared on campus. Beverage choices include juices, coffee, tea, water, and California wines. Breakfast includes baked goods warm from the oven, oatmeal, eggs, grits, fruit, etc. with coffee, tea, juice and water. Lunch will include soups and sandwich makings, all prepared in our kitchen and served by the staff that’s been with us for over 20 years. Periods in the daily schedule designated as “Free time” 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. Public bus service will be available across from the campus driveway. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change 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.