November 8-10, 2019
This beautiful homeschool community is not meant to be experienced only in the confines of Instagram squares but amid the crunching of leaves underfoot, in bunk beds with laughter into the night, and around campfires, with smoke in our sweaters and melted marshmallows on our fingers.
Announcing the first-ever Wild + Free Mama Camp at the Farm Village on November 8-10, 2019. Join us for an unforgettable weekend getaway in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains with other Wild + Free mamas. We're celebrating motherhood, sisterhood, and camp vibes from yesteryear.
We're gathering for a camp weekend amidst the backdrop of Autumn to connect with friends in nature and reignite our hearts for homeschooling. Before our children can be Wild + Free, we must become Wild + Free, too!
We'll enjoy delicious meals together in the dining hall, test our courage on the ropes course, and bond in a way that only a camp experience can offer.
Each day, we'll come together for heart-filling sessions to equip us for this homeschooling journey. Ainsley Arment will share the message of her new book The Call of the Wild + Free. We'll attend breakouts on practical topics, make handcrafts together, and explore the beautiful surroundings.
The cost of Wild + Free Mama Camp is $159 per mama, which includes your lodging, activities, and meals from Friday night to Sunday morning.
Wild + Free Groups: If you're coming with a Wild + Free Group, let us know when you sign-up and we'll do our best to have you stay together.
Note: We require all attendees to sign liability waivers to participate, and for this event, we are not able to admit children under the age of 18.
Cancellation Policy: All registrations are transferable but non-refundable.
Friday, November 8
3:00 PM - Check-in and Get Acquainted
5:30 PM - Orientation on the Porch
6:00 PM - Dinner
7:00 PM - Session 1 in the Maple Room
8:30 PM - Campfire
Saturday, November 9
8:00 AM - Breakfast
9:00 AM - Ropes Course
11:00 AM - Session 2 in the Maple Room
11:30 AM - Tribute
12:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - Hike to the Mountaintop
3:00 PM - Afternoon Tea & Free Time
6:00 PM - Dinner
7:00 PM - Session 3 in the Maple Room
8:00 PM - Surprise
Sunday, November 10
8:00 AM - Breakfast
9:00 AM - Pack up
10:00 AM - Session 4 in the Maple Room
11:00 AM - Depart for Home
The Wild + Free Farm Village is located about an hour and a half west of Charlottesville, VA. One thing is for sure - there is no getting to Head Waters, Virginia without stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Wild + Free Farm Village
6983 Cowpasture Road N
Head Waters, VA 24442
Many GPS systems default to Blue Grass, VA instead of Head Waters, so it is best to use just the zip code. If you have an iPhone, it will say Head Waters Lodge. We are seven miles north of 250 on Cowpasture Road, and you’ll see the Wild + Free sign on the road. Oh, and please be aware that your cell phone service will drop-out within a half hour from the Farm Village. We encourage you to print-out directions or save them to your phone. We'll have WiFi access and phone lines when you get here.
One day, the Farm Village will have private family suites in the main lodge and tiny homes scattered throughout the property. But until then, we're keeping it old-school with bunk-beds in dorms and shared bathrooms!
We've gone out of our way to make the dorms beautiful and cozy with soft, comfortable bedding, private storage nooks, and little added touches that will make your stay with us more like a "glamping experience."
(Your Wild + Free Group has the option of renting out our Forest Cabin, which sleeps 8-10, for an additional fee. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Can I Bring My Nursing Infant?
At this event, we are not able to host children under the age of 18. If you are nursing an infant, we ask that you wait to attend Mama Camp at a later date when you are able to leave your little one at home. Because of the sleeping arrangements, we are not able to make any exceptions at this time.
Can I Bring My Older Daughter(s)?
For this event, we are limiting it to mamas only, or daughters over the age of 18. We promise to host events in future where you can bring your children.
Can I Camp or Park my RV On Site?
Unfortunately, we're not able to accommodate camping at the Farm Village. We do have limited space for an RV or two to boondock, but we're not able to discount the weekend price because this fee is how we pay for all of our expenses. Please email email@example.com before you bring an RV.
Can My Family Stay On-Site?
We are not able to accommodate families on the property. But we can provide you with a list of nearby campsites, RV parks, hotels, and inns where they can stay. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Do You Offer Cancellations and Refunds?
Registrations are transferable but non-refundable. Unfortunately, we're not able to make exceptions, even with last-minute emergencies.
Is This Retreat Faith Based?
Everyone is welcome, and the content will be neutral. But due to the intimate nature of personal stories, there will be mentions of faith.
Who Do I Contact for More Information?
Email email@example.com for more information.
After all these years of dreaming and casting vision, Wild + Free finally has a Farm Village! Join us for one of our first retreats to experience the beauty of this place and be refreshed by the community of like-minded mamas.
We still have a lot of dreams for this place and a lot of work to do, but as the shadows begin to grow longer and the leaves start to turn into vibrant colors, we couldn't resist gathering for a few cozy retreats this fall!