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VA - Northern Virginia Area Chapter

Event: Monthly Gathering: Field & Forest Day

August 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Join us for the monthly meeting of Holistic Moms, Northern Virginia Chapter on the same day we normally meet (second Mondays) but at a special time and location.
Pack a picnic lunch and use the pavilion at Round Tree Park for a day of “choose your own adventure” field and forest fun.
This location has something for everyone (tots through teens and adults) with sports fields as well as a playground, woods, and creek. We will have a few touchpoints at the pavilion throughout the day so families may join us at the time that works for them.
Tentative plan:
10am: Morning circle. Meet and greet and learn about the park.
10:30 Morning free play: ideas include playground, sports fields (BYO equipment for baseball, basketball or tennis), tree fort-building, fairy houses
12pm: Lunch (BYO) followed by a nature scavenger hunt and litter clean-up
1:30pm: Afternoon free play: continue morning activities or cool off in the creek
2:45pm: Closing circle, clean-up, and farewells
What to bring: food for yourself, ample water (though the there is a bathroom with running water on-site), bug spray, sports gear (if desired), bushcraft gear (if desired), clothes good for forest and water.
It is anticipated that mini-groups will form based on interest rather than the whole group remaining together. Caregivers shall provide oversight for their own children. Parents may elect to team up for supervision of various activities, but do not disengage from your child without an express agreement with another adult to do so. The park is larger than it seems!

The Holistic Moms Network is a national non-profit organization providing information and support for people interested in natural living, holistic health, and gentle parenting. Everyone is welcome to attend our monthly meetings to try out one or two events before becoming a member. Find more information at www.holisticmoms.org
Monthly meetings are open to members and first time visitors. Children and family members are welcome.
If you have visited us previously and this topic is appealing to you, please consider becoming a member or renewing your membership. Membership dues help pay for the events we hold. Our member-only events are always changing and have included playgroups, outings, Moms’ night out, journal club, farm tours, field trips, great parties, and much more!