A Whole Weekend of Mother Culture

October 25-27, 2019

Introducing the Whole Mama Retreat on October 25-27, 2019. This weekend is everything you need to refill your heart, care for your soul, nourish your body, and inspire your mind for the new homeschool year. Before you can pour into your children, dear mama, you must be filled up yourself.

We'll soak-up the beautiful surroundings of the Farm Village, grow our skills in hands-on classes, go for hikes on the wilderness trails, learn from each other, share our stories, and enjoy delicious meals together. (50 mamas)

Retreat Schedule

Friday, October 25

3:00 PM - Check-in and Get Acquainted
6:00 PM - Wholesome Dinner Together
7:00 PM - Group Session 1
8:30 PM - Campfire Confessionals

Saturday, October 26

7:00 AM - (Optional) Sunrise Outing
8:00 AM - Nourishing Breakfast Together
9:00 AM - Group Session 2
10:30 AM - Ropes Course
12:00 PM - Wholesome Lunch Together
1:00 PM - Class of Your Choice A
2:00 PM - Class of Your Choice B
3:00 PM - Free Time
6:00 PM - Campfire Cook-Out
7:00 PM - Group Session 3
8:30 PM - Evening Surprise

Sunday, October 27

7:00 AM - (Optional) Sunrise Outing
8:00 AM - Nourishing Breakfast Together
9:00 AM - Pack up
10:00 AM - Group Session 4
11:00 AM - Depart for Home

Mama Camp Information

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.

Wild + Free Farm Village

The Wild + Free Farm Village is located about an hour and a half west of Charlottesville, VA. It may be out of the way, but 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. Your iPhone will say Head Waters Lodge.

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.


Eventually, the Farm Village will have private 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 special touches that we hope will make your stay with us an enjoyable experience.

(Your Wild + Free Group has the option of renting out our Forest Cabin, which sleeps 8-10, for an additional fee. Email brit@bewildandfree.org.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Bring My Nursing Infant?

This event is mamas-only, and we're not able to host children under 18. If you are nursing an infant, we ask that you wait to attend an event at a later date when you are able to leave your little one at home. Because of the close sleeping arrangements, we are not able to make any exceptions.

Can I Bring My Daughter(s)?

For this event, we are limiting it to mamas only with the exception of daughters over the age of 18.

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 RVs (no hookups), but we're not able to discount the weekend price because this fee is how we pay for our expenses. Please email brit@bewildandfree.org before bringing 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 brit@bewildandfree.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 brit@bewildandfree.org for more information.

Be Our Guest at the Farm Village

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 help ourselves but to start hosting retreats here!

Ainsley Arment