2024 Date TBD - Possibly a Sept Weekend | This experience is for families of all varieties. As your guides, we will help facilitate a deep connection - with your family, the land and your truest self. Through this experience, you will be able to benefit from new and refreshing ways to interact with one another and our outer landscape. Parents & children will receive time away from each other (if preferred) for self-care, and then come back together for tons of memory-making, fun. Pricing includes food - but families will take turns prepping and cleaning up after the group.
The Important Details
Dates: TBD 2024 Date - Tentatively Sept 13-15
Times: Arrive Friday night or Saturday morning for a 9am programming start. Depart before 2pm on Sunday.
Location: Local campground in Dane County
Sleeping: Family Camping - utilize one of the four open air cabins (cement foundation) to stay out of the elements or pitch a tent. If you need any camping gear, feel free to email Moira to inquire. Just let us know your needs. This is an all elements weekend. Pit toilet stall bathrooms, several fire pits, kitchenette, nature center, and open air shelter should allow us to program in most weather to stay comfortable. If you'd like to partake in all activities BUT camping - that is also an option. Tell us what you need and we will try our best to make it happen!
Once registration closes mid-summer, a healthy, kid-friendly menu will be created so families can sign up for certain items to bring and be in charge of.
Cell / Device Policy: leave it in your car- show your family how to really unplug. Even more fun, print a map to get to our location and leave it at home! We will take pictures / videos and share with the group post event.
Cancellation Policy: This is a rain or shine event. If forecast shows storms that would make it unsafe to be outside, we will still have an alternate plan (there are shelters to use at our site for group work for protection from the elements) for that weekend at the same location. If you should need to cancel, please see our cancellation policy.
Who is this Retreat For?
Families of all sorts! Bring your kids, brother or sister, nieces & nephews, grandpa's and grandma's if they're abled and wanting to play. We are willing to work with most ages. Children who can be on their own with an adult educator (4+) are preferred. If you bring children younger, just be prepared to explore with them! Email Moira with questions.
Quick Links for FAQs
Flow of Program
Registration & Communication Info
Register online above and you'll receive a receipt of payment in your email. 2 weeks before the event you will receive an items to bring list, FAQs sheet, driving directions and more logistical information to help with travel arrangements. A few days out, you'll receive final reminders and weather update.
All families are required to submit health & waiver forms prior to the weekend. You can do so by clicking the link below. Electronic registration helps preserve our forests!