Check-in from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the Joe Ervin Retreat House. You will be housed there, or at the Nadine Johnson house, so don't unpack until you know!
Program Registration: 4:00-6:00 p.m. Join us at the Road Scholar table at the Joe Ervin Retreat House to get your room assignment, 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. Do not unload your baggage until after you receive your room assignment, as you may be assigned to the Nadine Johnson house. Remember to bring your name tag (sent previously). Important note: please bring your original vaccine card. We will ask to see it at registration. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED IN THE COMMON AREAS OF THE HOUSE, AS WELL AS WHILE RIDING IN THE VANS.
In the Dining Hall, we’ll choose from the buffet of two meat entrees, two vegetables, a starch option, as well as a salad bar; beverage choices of coffee, tea, water.
Orientation: 7:00 p.m. 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. As this is a nature program, there may be frequent stops while hiking to explore the flora and fauna of the region. 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, a farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, and evening entertainment on at least one night. Periods in the 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 change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.