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DAYS TILL WE MEET

WHEN

September 22-25, 2022

WHERE

YMCA of the Rockies Conference Center and Resort
Estes Park, Colorado

REGISTER BY JUNE 30, 2022 for EARLY BIRD RATES

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OVERVIEW

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

September 22, 2022

3:00-10:00 pm YMCA Resort Check-in: Administration Building
3:00-8:00 pm Conference Registration: Longs Peak Lodge
5:00-7:00 pm DINNER buffet (3 night lodging package): Aspen Dining Room
7:00-9:00 pm WELCOME RECEPTION: Longs Peak Lodge
(hosted by Colorado Montessori Association (CMA)

September 23, 2022

7:00-7:30 am Early Morning Yoga: Assembly Hall Lobby
7:00-9:00 am BREAKFAST buffet (3 night package): Aspen Dining Room
8:00-5:00 pm YMCA check-in: Administration Building
8:00-5:00 pm Conference Registration: Longs Peak Lodge
8:30-6:00 pm SCHOOLS SHOWCASE: Longs Peak Lodge
8:45-11:15 am Workshop Session AB
8:45-10:00 am Workshop Session A
10:30-11:45 am Workshop Session B
11:30-1:30 pm LUNCH buffet (3 night package): Aspen Dining Room
1:45-4:15 pm Workshop Session CD
1:45-3:00 pm Workshop Session C
3:30-4:45 pm Workshop Session D
11:00-6:00 pm EXHIBITS: Assembly Hall Lobby
6:00-8:00 pm GALA DINNER (Full conference registrants) – Family-style with GF and vegan options, salad and fruit
8:00-9:00 pm International Folk Dancing with Tom Masterson

September 24, 2020

7:00-7:30 am Early Morning Yoga: Assembly Hall Lobby
7:00-9:00 am BREAKFAST buffet: Aspen Dining Room
8:00-9:00 am Saturday Only Conference registration: Longs Peak Lodge
8:30-6:00 pm SCHOOLS SHOWCASE: Longs Peak Lodge
8:45- 4:15 pm Workshop All-Day session E-H
8:45-11:15 am Workshop Session EF
8:45-10:00 am Workshop Session E
10:30-11:45 am Workshop Session F
11:30-1:30 pm LUNCH buffet: Aspen Dining Room
1:45-4:15 pm Workshop Session GH
1:45-3:00 pm Workshop Session G
3:30-4:45 pm Workshop Session H
11:00-6:00 pm EXHIBITS: Assembly Hall Lobby
6:00-8:00 pm PIZZA PARTY and DOOR PRIZES (Full conference registrants) – GF pizza option and full salad bar including protein
8:00-9:00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION

September 25, 2022

Room check-out by 10 a.m. Baggage may be brought to meeting rooms.
You may also settle your YMCA bill on Saturday evening 7-10 p.m.
7:00-9:00 am BREAKFAST buffet: Aspen Dining Room
8:00-9:00 am Sunday Only Conference registration: Longs Peak Lodge
8:45-10:00 am Workshop Session J
10:30-11:45 am Workshop Session K
11:30-1:30 pm LUNCH buffet: Aspen Dining Room

CLICK HERE
to read a letter from Laura Alexander, Executive Director of MECR.

EARLY BIRD
(BY JUNE 30)
LATE REGISTRATION
(JULY 1 – SEPT 15)
FULL CONFERENCE

13.5 contact hrs

$390
Includes Friday Dinner Event & Saturday Pizza Party

$490
Includes Friday Dinner Event & Saturday Pizza Party

FRIDAY ONLY

5 contact hrs

$250

excludes Dinner

$300

excludes Dinner

SATURDAY ONLY

5 contact hrs

$250

excludes Pizza Party

$300-

excludes Pizza Party

SUNDAY ONLY

2.5 contact hrs

$100

excludes Pizza Party

$150-

excludes Pizza Party

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTERS

LODGING

 

 

 

OVERVIEW

The YMCA Conference Center and Resort is adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park. Resort altitude is approximately 8,000 ft. Parking is free. Guest rooms are in the beautiful LEEDS certified Longs Peak Lodge. Guest rooms have 2 queen beds and one futon, accommodating a maximum of 5. Rooms have Wi-Fi access, no TV. Cell phone reception quality may be variable.

POLICIES

Check-in is at the Administration Building after 12 noon.
Departure on September 25: Room checkout is 10 a.m., but lunch is included.
Your roommate list must be confirmed at check-in. Maximum of 5 people per room.
Quiet Hours are from 11:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m.
Alcohol is not sold on the grounds and may not be consumed in public areas.
You may responsibly consume alcohol inside Longs Peak Lodge during the Retreat.
Pets are not allowed in the lodges. Smoking/Vaping is not permitted in any facility.

MEALS

Montessori2022 package rates include cafeteria meals in the Aspen Dining Room for Thursday dinner, as well as breakfast and lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
(Friday and Saturday dinner events are included in Full Conference registration.) Box lunches may be ordered a day in advance for those who want to explore the area during lunch breaks. Snacks may be purchased at the Café in the Admin Building.

LODGING RATES

Reserve by June 30, 2022 for these “Montessori Retreat” rates:

# in room
3-nights with meals
(thursday arrival)
2-nights with meals
(FRIDAY arrival)
1

$593.50

$419

2

$347.50 per person
($695/room)

$240 per person
($480/room)

3

$265.51 per person
($796.53/room)

$180.34 per person
($541.02/room)

4

$224.50 per person
($898/room)

$150 per person
($600/room)

5

$199.90 per person
($999.50/room)

$132.60 per person
($663/room)

RESERVATIONS

CLICK HERE to go to the YMCA Montessori Retreat page. Enter your dates, number of guests, click “Check Availability”. On next page, scroll down to continue.
For Telephone reservations: Call Central Reservations at (888) 613-9622 State that your lodging request is for the “Montessori Education Center of the Rockies Retreat 2022” in Longs Peak Lodge.
A 35% deposit by credit card is required to guarantee the YMCA reservation. If you cancel 30 days or more in advance, you will be refunded 75% of your deposit. If you cancel within 30 days of arrival, you will forfeit 100% of your deposit. If cancellation notice is not received, you will be charged for the full amount of lodging portion of stay.

GETTING HERE

Take I-25 North past Longmont to HWY 66 (Exit #243, for “Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park”) Take HWY 66 west into the town of Lyons.
From Lyons, take HWY 36 west to Estes Park. HWY 36 takes you down Elkhorn Avenue, the “main drag” through Estes Park. HWY 36 turns left off of Elkhorn Avenue onto Moraine Avenue at the fourth traffic light. Continue west on HWY 36.
About 2 miles out of town, you come to a traffic light at the intersection of HWY 36 and Mary’s Lake Road. Continue straight through that intersection, then get into the left lane immediately past the intersection to take you off HWY 36 and onto HWY/Spur 66.
The YMCA entrance is on the right side of the road after 2.5 miles on Spur 66. Look for the large sign that reads: Estes Park Center, YMCA of the Rockies.
If you need additional help, call our switchboard operator at (970) 586-3341. When you hear the electric attendant answer, immediately press 0 to reach one of our
operators.
Check in at the Administration Building – the large brown building with the flagpole in front.

(approximately 1.5 hrs)
Take HWY 36 all the way through Lyons and eventually into downtown Estes Park. About 2 miles out of town, you will come to another traffic light at the intersection of HWY 36 and Mary’s Lake Road. Continue straight through that intersection. Immediately past that intersection, get into the left lane, this will take you off of HWY 36 and onto HWY/spur 66. The YMCA entrance is on the right side of the road after 2.5 miles on Spur 66. Look for the large sign that reads: Estes Park Center, YMCA of the Rockies.
If you need additional help, call our switchboard operator at (970) 586-3341. When you hear the electric attendant answer, immediately press 0 to reach one of our
operators.
Check in at the Administration Building – the large brown building with the flagpole in front.

Make prior reservations with Estes Park Shuttle Service: 970-586-5151
The shuttle usually operates hourly. www.estesparkshuttle.com
Check in at the Administration Building – the large brown building with the flagpole in front.

You may also use the Whova app to facilitate ride-sharing between the airport and YMCA of the Rockies. You can take a taxi or uber all by yourself, but why not share a ride with some other attendees? This is a great way to make new friends, and help save our environment too!

DAYS TILL WE MEET

WHEN

October 15th – 18th, 2020

WHERE

YMCA of the Rockies Conference Center and Resort
Estes Park, Colorado

REGISTER NOW!