NWFA Frequently Asked Questions

Cancellation Policy: Students registered in courses cancelled due to low registration numbers will be offered an alternate class or a full refund. A $20 administrative fee will be retained for all student-initiated cancellations. Cancellations received within two weeks of the Academy will be refunded at 50 percent. No refunds will be made after classes start.

Class Times: 0800 – 1700 daily (unless otherwise specified) 

Check-In: All registered students please check in before going to class. Check-in will be open 0730 to 1800 daily at the Post Playhouse.

Park Permits: Privately-owned vehicles are required to display a valid Nebraska State Park Permit. Annual and daily park permits are available at the Lodge.

Fort Robinson Information


Overnight accommodations are available in Comanche Hall at Fort Robinson.

Comanche Hall lodging is coordinated by NWFA and is available on a first-come/first-served basis. Most accommodations are two room suites with 2-4 bunk beds and a shared bath. Please indicate on your registration the nights you need lodging and include lodging fees with your registration. While we will make every effort to provide “private” rooms, students may be asked to share rooms if lodging fills. Please note anyone you would like to share a room with on your nomination forms.

Other lodging may be available (cabins, rooms, tent camping). Please contact Fort Robinson State Park for information and to make reservations for alternate lodging at nebraskastateparks.reserveamerica.com/ or (308) 665-2900. Nearby Crawford (3 miles east) and Chadron (27 miles east) also have lodging available.


Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the Lodge for all registered students at no extra cost.

Supper is on your own. NWFA encourages students to visit Crawford, Harrison (23 miles west) and Chadron. Local civic groups may also offer opportunities for supper. Check the information board when you arrive.

Additional Information

For more information about Fort Robinson State Park, go to:


Fort Robinson State Park map