Hotel check-in from 4:00 p.m.
Program Registration. After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, and other important information. If your arrival is delayed, please ask for your packet when you check in. Orientation. The Group Leader will greet everyone with a warm welcome and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule and any changes, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures including contact numbers for key staff, and answer any questions you may have. Scheduled free time is reserved for your personal independent exploration. Please be aware that program activities, schedules, and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
At a local restaurant, we will enjoy a plated and served welcome dinner with coffee, tea, and water provided.
We’ll be joined by a noted local historian and author for an introductory presentation on Cape Cod. Even though it’s a peninsula and not a real island, The Cape, as everyone calls it, feels that way. Countless numbers of city folk have experienced the phenomenon of cares falling away after crossing one of the two bridges that span the Cape Cod Canal. The Cape is Barnstable County and vice-versa. Its 15 towns are spread over three areas that are distinctive to locals if not visitors: Upper Cape, Mid-Cape, Lower and Outer Cape. The year-round population of somewhere over 200,000 swells to more than half a million during the season between Memorial Day and Labor Day.