Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Charlottesville, VA Gathering

Updated: 3/12/10 @ 8:35 am

We are heading to Charlottesville, Virginia for our next unschooler gathering. We will be playing, camping, and learning together for two whole days! Here's the plan:

Sunday April 11, 2010: attend the Charlottesville Dogwood Festival's Carnival from 1-6 pm [tickets are $1/each or armband for $20]. We will meet at the carnival (bring the cell # list!) around 1 pm.

Sunday evening: potluck dinner and open fire cookout; we encourage you to bring games or other activities to share; we have the use of a large indoor gathering room at no additional charge; game room and basketball court also available

Sunday Night Lodging: Cabin or tent camp at the Misty Mountain Camp Resort in Charlottesville; tent sites are ~$33/nt; cabins require 2 night stay; available cabins are #5 (sleeps 8, $119/nt), #9 (sleeps 8, $119/nt) and maybe more

** When you make your reservation - be sure to ask for a space near site #49 and cabin 6.

Monday: Campground checkout time is noon. We will visit the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, VA then eat somewhere TBD before heading home. At the FCM, we have the following plan:

Arrival @ 9:30 am
Early To Rise Program from 10 am - noon
First Hour: Frontier Settlement where there will be hands on activities and tools to experience.
Second Hour: West Africa including the unique opportunity to participate in Puddling, a method of home construction. Students will need to wear clothing that they don't mind getting dirty/staining. Shorts are suggested clothing. With their bare feet students will mix mud. Once mixed to the right consistency, students will roll the mud into balls, form a human chain, and pass it along so it can be thrown into the wall. Once done there will be water to wash off residual mud but only a bath/shower really helps.

Care to join us! Email me

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