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The Forest Family Retreat

The Forest Family Retreat

In today's world, moms and dads are faced with so many challenges, and having a connection to the natural world can support you and your family in so many ways.

 

Our Forest Family Retreat with your kids will give your family a chance to deepen your connection with nature and one another.  Skills, activities, and crafts pertaining to each season foster confidence and resiliency that provide your children with a. solid foundation, and for parents to tap into the power of nature that supports a healthy family. 

 

You'll discover ways to help your children unplug and connect with the natural world, learn valuable skills and experiences that will support your family for years.  You'll return home feeling rejuvenated and inspired, with memories you and your family will continue to treasure!

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Our Forest Family Retreats are offered seasonally, Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter.  Each season, you'll learn a variety of forest skills and activities that pertain to that season. It's a wonderful way for your child to connect to the natural world and experience the change of seasons.

Time spent in nature, away from technology and busy schedules, will give your family a chance to re-connect, re-charge and exhale deeply.  When not learning a new skill, you'll have time to hike along our trails, play games, or work on a carving project.

 

Sign-up for just one retreat or join us for every season and sign-up for our Seasonal Pass!  

Spring Forest Family Retreat
May 20-22, 2022

Forest Family Retreat Fees:

  • $1,200 family of four($250/per additional child)

  • $975 family of three

  • $650 family of two

Children up to 4 years of age attend for free and must be supervised by parents at all times. $500 non-refundable deposit required.

Seasonal Pass Registration:

For the ultimate forest experience, attend all four Forest Family Retreats and purchase our Seasonal Pass.  You'll save money and know that your family's seat around our campfire is reserved.

  • $4,000 family of four($200/per additional child)

  • $3,500 family of three

  • $2,400 family of two

Our seasonal pass requires an initial $500, non-refundable deposit with the remaining balance due before the start of the first program.

A beautiful time of year to visit Hawk Circle when the leaves are unfurling and flowers are blossoming, filling the air with a sweet, yet earthy aroma.  

Some of the skills & activities offered this time of year are:

  • Willow Trays

  • Gathering Wild Edible Foods for Cooking

  • Willow Tongs

  • Coal Burning and Wood Carving

  • Porcupine Expedition

Itinerary subject to change due to weather, interest and time of year.

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Summer Forest Family Retreat

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Summertime is an abundant time at Hawk Circle, when berry bushes are heavy with fruit and our gardens are over flowing with food.     

Some of the skills & activities offered this time of year are:
 

  • Cattail Weaving

  • Grass Mats

  • Natural Fiber Cordage & Wood Pendants

  • Clay Baking

  • Coal Burning and Wood Carving

Itinerary subject to change due to weather, interest and time of year.

Forest Family Retreat Fees:

  • $1,200 family of four($250/per additional child)

  • $975 family of three

  • $650 family of two

Children up to 4 years of age attend for free and must be supervised by parents at all times.  

Seasonal Pass Registration:

For the ultimate forest experience, attend all four Forest Family Retreats and purchase our Seasonal Pass.  You'll save money and know that your family's seat around our campfire is reserved.

  • $4,000 family of four($200/per additional child)

  • $3,500 family of three

  • $2,400 family of two

Our seasonal pass requires an initial $500, non-refundable deposit with the remaining balance divided into three payments.

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Fall Forest Family Retreat

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An exceptional time of year to visit Hawk Circle when nature is in her glory.  Days can still be warm, with evenings bringing a bit of chill to the air that beckons a mug of hot chocolate, while warming yourselves by a fire.

Some of the skills & activities offered this time of year are:

  • Survival Debris Shelter

  • Fire Making Skills

  • Stone Pendants & Para-cord Bracelets

  • Tracking & Plaster Casting

  • Coal Burning and Wood Carving

Itinerary subject to change due to weather, interest and time of year.

Forest Family Retreat Fees:

  • $1,200 family of four($250/per additional child)

  • $975 family of three

  • $650 family of two

Children up to 4 years of age attend for free and must be supervised by parents at all times.  

Seasonal Pass Registration:

For the ultimate forest experience, attend all four Forest Family Retreats and purchase our Seasonal Pass.  You'll save money and know that your family's seat around our campfire is reserved.

  • $4,000 family of four($200/per additional child)

  • $3,500 family of three

  • $2,400 family of two

Our seasonal pass requires an initial $500, non-refundable deposit with the remaining balance divided into three payments.

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Winter Forest Family Retreat

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Winter is a magical time when you can see deep into the forest, and a quiet stillness settles in the sleepy valley.  Campfires to warm your toes, lots of hot chocolate and herbal teas with festive foods to sustain you throughout the day.  

Some of the skills & activities offered this time of year are:

  • Leather Pouches

  • Snow Shelters

  • Yellow Birch Tea & Acorn Pancakes

  • Snow Tracking

  • Coal Burning and Wood Carving

Itinerary subject to change due to weather, interest and time of year.

Forest Family Retreat Fees:

  • $1,200 family of four($250/per additional child)

  • $975 family of three

  • $650 family of two

Children up to 4 years of age attend for free and must be supervised by parents at all times.  

Seasonal Pass Registration:

For the ultimate forest experience, attend all four Forest Family Retreats and purchase our Seasonal Pass.  You'll save money and know that your family's seat around our campfire is reserved.

  • $4,000 family of four($200/per additional child)

  • $3,500 family of three

  • $2,400 family of two

Our seasonal pass requires an initial $500, non-refundable deposit with the remaining balance divided into three payments.

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Renewal          Transformation             Grounding           Connection

Family Meals

You'll wake in the morning to the smell of fresh coffee brewing and herbal tea infusions as a healthy breakfast awaits your family.  All our meals are prepared in our farmhouse and are healthy and delicious using the freshest ingredients possible.  Homemade soups and breads, stews and fresh salads and of course, making smores around the campfire is always a favorite!  We are happy to accommodate food allergies and sensitivities, vegetarians and provide a gluten-free menu upon request.

 

Where will we sleep?

We have charming, hand-built, timber frame cabins with bunk beds, located just at the edge of the woods.  We also have large, family tents for the ultimate camping experience.  If you prefer a cabin, please request it when you are registering.  They are available on a first to sign-up basis.  You are required to bring your own bedding(sleeping bag and pillow) which is listed on our equipment list that you'll receive as part of your registration packet. 

Eagle House, our newly built classroom and bathhouse has bathrooms(one being handicapped accessible) with two outdoor showers with a spectacular view of the valley.

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How to Register

Forest Family Retreat Fees:

  • $1,200 family of four($250/per additional child)

  • $975 family of three

  • $650 family of two

Children up to 4 years of age attend for free and must be supervised by parents at all times. 

 

Registration requires a non-refundable $500 deposit to hold your spot! 

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Seasonal Pass Registration:

For the ultimate forest experience, attend all four Forest Family Retreats and purchase our Seasonal Pass.  You'll save money and know that your family's seat around our campfire is reserved.

  • $4,000 family of four($200/per additional child)

  • $3,500 family of three

  • $2,400 family of two

Our seasonal pass requires an initial $500, non-refundable deposit with the remaining balance divided into three payments.

 

 

 

Before the start of the program, you will receive our

Hawk Circle Welcome Packet which includes a recommended packing list.

We look forward to your joining us around our campfire!
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