Our Grandparent and Family Programs offer different room configurations, depending on the program. Some lodging will comfortably accommodate the grandparent and grandchild, and others can accommodate two adults and a grandchild. In some cases, where the room cannot accommodate three, one adult will need to enroll in a single room. In all situations, an adult must room with the minor child. We will ask you about room configurations upon enrolling in a program, so please take some time to consider this before you call to enroll.
Room option examples:
No. The safety of the child is our priority. Any minors participating in a Road Scholar program must share a room with an accompanying adult.
We strongly recommend you select a program where you can take part in all the activities so you can make the most of your time with your grandchild. However, in some cases, adults may sit out of an activity. If you are unsure that you’ll be able to take part in an activity on a Grandparent Program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us toll-free at 1-877-426-8056, M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00p.m. (ET), and we will be happy to advise.
A: No. A signed parental consent form must be returned to the Program Provider prior to the deadline noted on the top of the form. If the form is not returned prior to the deadline, the child will not be permitted to attend the program.
A: No; a Parental Consent Form is not required if both parents/guardians are attending the program with their child.
A: Yes. Unless the child will be accompanied by both parents/guardians, a consent form signed by both parents/guardians is required.
A: Only grandchildren traveling outside of the country without his or her parents/guardians require a notarized Parental Consent Form. Consent forms do not need to be notarized if the child will not be traveling internationally. You can get the form notarized at most banks, post offices, FedEx or UPS stores. See following the question for more information about notarization.
A: The purpose for having the forms notarized is to avoid problems entering or exiting a country, and to help prevent any child custody questions or issues. Some countries, in addition to identification for the child (usually the passport), may require a consent form with parents' notarized signatures to be presented. For children traveling abroad, the US Customs and Border Protection Agency recommends that parental consent forms be notarized.
A: Please do not hesitate to call us toll-free at 1-877-426-8056, M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00p.m. (ET).
A: Yes, consent forms can be accepted electronically. Either scan and email or take a photo and email the completed and signed consent form to the Program Provider. You will receive contact information for your Program Provider when you receive the Parental Consent Form.
Do you have any tips for traveling with grandkids?
Yes! Check out our Grandparent Travel Guide. It includes tips, book recommendations, blogs and more!