NEH Summer Institute for K-12 Educators

Depending on public health guidelines related to COVID-19, plans for a residential offering are subject to change.

NEH Housing and Meals


We encourage NEH participants to stay on Crow Canyon’s campus to become fully integrated members of the Institute’s collegial learning community. Shared meals and accommodations allow participants to spend time getting to know fellow colleagues and project team members.

NEH participants are housed in comfortable, shared cabins on Crow Canyon’s campus. At nearly 6,191 feet in elevation, there are stunning views of nearby mountains. The cabins are located in a quiet, secluded area of campus. You must provide your own bedding and towels. Shower and restroom facilities are in the cabins and a washing machine and dryer are available for use in the Lodge (bring your own detergent).

The cost of housing on Crow Canyon’s campus is $25 per night in shared accommodations (we will do our best to provide you with your own room). Participants will be charged for 10 nights of housing ($250; July 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29).

While on fieldtrips, the cost of housing in the hotel (La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Farmington) is $103.29 per night in a single occupancy room. Participants will be charged for three nights of hotel lodging ($309.87; July 19, 20, and 21).

The dining hall is located in the Crow Canyon Lodge. Crow Canyon has an excellent chef and our meals are influenced by Southwestern cuisine. Vegetarian options are available. Coffee, lemonade, iced tea, snacks, and fresh fruit are available on campus all day. We do our best to accommodate special dietary restrictions or needs upon request (gluten-free, vegan, etc.). Breakfast, lunch and dinner on campus are $36.50 per day with the exception of Saturday, July 23 when only breakfast is served and Sunday, July 24 when only dinner is served (Saturday breakfast is $9.50 and Sunday dinner is $15.50. Microwaves, toasters, and fridges are available for participants to use in the Lodge).

While on fieldtrips, you will enjoy the continental breakfast offered by the hotel free of charge. Lunches will be served picnic-style and are $11.00 per day ($33; July 20, 21, and 22). Dinner will be on your own July 19, 20, and 21—there are plenty of dining options within walking distance of the La Quinta Inn in Farmington, New Mexico.
Please note that no alternate housing or meal options are available within walking distance from Crow Canyon’s campus!

In addition to housing and dining facilities, the main buildings on the Crow Canyon campus contain classrooms, an education lab, archaeological research labs, a 5,000-volume research library, a temporary curation facility, a large comfortable study for adults who are visiting campus, and staff offices. A workstation is available in the Gates Building lobby for e-mail and Internet access; we encourage you to bring a laptop or tablet for greater flexibility in pursuing your research.