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We’re love to sprinkle a couple of extra-special events into our calendar that we have become beloved traditions for our Wild + Free group over the years.
+ The Ox Cart Market: A Handicraft Fair
During our Winter and Summer sessions, we host a very special handicraft fair inspired by the children's classic, The Ox Cart Man. This event encourages our children to put their passions and skills to good use as they create items to sell and barter in their very own handmade market! We work hard to ensure these events are child-led — the ideas, creative work, marketing and signage, and even management of the booths come from their minds and hands. Some parents give their child entrepreneurs extra chores to earn the money they need for supplies, and allow them to figure out through trial and error which product ideas are a good fit for their skills. We know it's sometimes hard for parents to sit on the sidelines as a cheerleader, but we have discovered there is true growth and joy if we allow our children to take the reins with this project! With this in mind, our general recommendation is for vendors to be ages 5 and older. + Family Camp WeekendsDuring our Autumn and Spring sessions, we gather at local campgrounds for one and two night extended adventures with the entire family! These are wonderful weekends with balanced time between free play and exploration and guided activities for our whole group! From making s’mores, singing songs and telling stories around the campfire, to hiking and exploring nature around us, and engaging in some fun handicrafts — camaraderie built from these weekends extends into our monthly meet-ups and helps us build wonderful memories as a Wild + Free family!