Ranch check-in from 4:00 p.m.
Program Registration, 4:00 p.m. Check in at the Road Scholar table in the dining hall 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.
Dining hall buffet meal.
Orientation, 6:45 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. All meals at Outlaw Ranch are home-cooked and served buffets in the Outlaw Ranch dining hall. Breakfast meals will vary each day, but can include eggs, bacon, pancakes, oatmeal, yogurt, fresh muffins or scones, fresh fruit, toast, coffee, milk, and juice. Dinners include main dish, vegetable, salad, fresh bread, dessert, milk, coffee, and water. Vegetarian, low salt, low fat, low sugar, and gluten-free options are available. We will enjoy a farm-to-table meal of locally-sourced ingredients this week, to experience all South Dakota has to offer. 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. We will engage in discussion on Lakota culture with our instructor. We will end today, and each day, with a Lakota talking circle, listening to each other’s thoughts on the day.