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Recurring Family Programs

GREAT DAY FOR NATURE PLAY
Ages 2.5 t0 8 and caregivers, siblings welcome
weekly classes all four seasons

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
= $104 per season / $13 per class 

 

REGULAR REGISTRATION
= $120 per season / $15 per class

 

Our first ever program, Great Day for Nature Play classes are what put Featherfin on the map! These interactive 1 hour play classes connect children and their caregivers to the natural world's changing seasons through uniquely playful, child-led learning , all four seasons of the year!

Each mixed-age class meets weekly for 8 weeks, and is designed intentionally to support young children in strengthening heart, body, and mind. From empathy and creativity, to problem-solving and communication, we use nature to target childhood development skill-building. And we do it all through play! Grown-ups appreciate the learning, but for kids, its just plain fun!

 

Plus, each Great Day for Nature Play class includes early childhood development tips and tricks for caregivers, as well. That's right, grown-ups, you get to learn, too!

Want to Join us? Keep your eyes on Featherfin's social media email list for all program registration announcements!

QUARTER MOON CAREGIVERS

for Parent Caregivers and Early Childcare Providers
Dates Vary

Start Date - Feb 2025

REGISTRATION: Costs vary depending on theme
 

Designed specifically for parent caregivers and others who love and care for children, these group gatherings will be a place for laughter, learning, and safe space connection.

 

Held monthly either the First Quarter or Last Quarter moon, each gathering will be unique in theme but unified by one common goal - to help parent caregivers feel inspired and connected on their epic journey of caring for children! Or at the very least, fueled with locally-sourced tea and nibbles and inspired by the natural world!

 

Sample activities may include seasonally-inspired nature walks, film and book chats, guided healing sessions, nature crafting, parenting skill-building, grown-up play dates, and more!

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MOON FAMILIES
Ages 4 - 8 and caregivers, siblings welcome
monthly classes anticipated in Staunton and Harrisonburg in 2025

REGISTRATION

$286 per year / $26 per child per gathering
Program full for 2024

Families wanting to incorporate more nature-based traditions into their family's culture rave about Featherfin's flagship programs, Moon Families!

Held on each New Moon and Full Moon at private residences, each 90 minute long cozy gathering includes learning content about that month's Moon theme, play and art creation time, a moon themed snack, and our beloved sunset "Moon Disco Dance" party! It's a "Learning Celebration" that you won't find anywhere else!

Plus, cute decorations and a parent-photographer mean lots of adorable and special memories are yours to keep!

NEW MOON OR FULL MOON?: In the lunar cycle, the New Moon and Full Moon carry different meanings. As such, while the two programs are 90% identical. a slight difference is worth mentioning. 
New Moon Families includes a welcome activity centered on the "inward energy" of social-emotional learning and mindfulness, whereas Full Moon Families includes a welcome activity centered on the more "outward energy" of a group communication play challenge. Both segments are much loved by children!

Enrollment for this program is for a full calendar year. Watch Featherfin social media and our email list for enrollment to open each November!

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FREE NATURE!
Dates Vary
Anticipated Start Date - Spring 2025

FREE OF CHARGE
 

Featherfin is eagerly anticipating the launch of our first ever totally FREE community nature program! Our "love offering" to our wonderful Augusta County community, the inspiration of Free Nature program is nature itself. Just like the plants and animals around us, that live and give freely, expecting nothing in return, so shall we! 

 

Free Nature! will bring nature exploration exploration and learning to our community through a wide variety of nature activities held at a variety of parks and neighborhoods in Augusta County. Some programs will be for children while others will be for teens and adults.

 

Want to learn more about the natural world? Want to unwind and play with your kiddo after a stressful week? Want to casually hang out with your neighbors? Come join us for these FREE programs!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: As a community service effort, we greatly appreciate community members and families who are willing to assist with this program. Whether it is helping prep materials, helping spread the word on social media or with flyers, or being a guest presenter or co-host, please reach out if you are excited about getting more area families learning and playing with nature!

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