Dorm check-in 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Program Registration: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. When you arrive, check in at the Main Building, meet the Group Leader, and get your room assignment. (If you are arriving by taxi, ask them to drop you off as close to the Main Building as possible. The Main Building is the largest, near the top of the campus.) You will also 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. Each room at Snow Farm is basic with two beds, pegs for hanging clothes, and a rustic shelf for belongings. There is also a nightstand, task light, and one chair in each room. There will be fresh linens on each bed (two flat sheets, one pillowcase, two towels) as well as two blankets for each bed. 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 meal, and evening entertainment.
6:15 – 7:00 p.m. in the Snow Farm dining hall, we will have a cafeteria-style meal with self-serve salad bar plus coffee, tea, water.
Orientation. In the Common Room of the Main Building, 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. If you arrive late, the Group Leader will meet with you individually. Meals are cafeteria-style in the dining hall with local ingredients and a salad bar featuring a bounty of fresh veggies, plus homemade desserts and warm cookies. Coffee, tea, and water are available at meals and throughout the day. To reduce waste, we encourage all participants to bring refillable water bottles and/or hot beverage travel-type containers. Each day involves walking from the dormitories to the Dining Hall and studios. The estimated farthest distance is approximately 200 yards. The terrain on our campus is hilly, and the road connecting all buildings and facilities is dirt/gravel/stones. Some studios involve 3 to 5 steps. Morning classes will run from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon, afternoon classes 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., unless noted otherwise. Materials and tools are provided. The studios remain open for our use when classes end. Periods in the daily schedule designated as “Free time” and “At leisure” offer opportunities to do what you like and make your experience more meaningful and memorable according to your personal preferences. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions for personal independent exploration. 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. To round out the evening, we’ll have presentations by some of our resident artists and instructors. Continue getting to know your fellow Road Scholars, settle in, and get a good night’s rest for the day ahead.