CAYA Sprouts Family Circle May 2016: South Bay Adventure in the Woods

CAYA Sprouts invites families of all sorts, with children of all ages to our May gathering, where we will embark on a magical adventure to the Uvas Waterfalls.

Sunday, May 22, 11:00AM-4:00PM

Location: Uvas Canyon County Park, 8515 Croy Road, Morgan Hill

Meeting Area: Will be given upon RSVP

Please RSVP by May 20 to*
*Note: If you are not yet a member, you will need to request to join the Google Group before you can RSVP.

$10-$15 materials donation requested - no one turned away for lack of funds.
Parking is $6 per vehicle and there is a machine that takes exact change or cards.

We will meet to talk about Magical Allies and how they can send us messages when we learn to look for them. We will go on an easy hike in the forest, observing and noticing the various creatures and plants that we come across. After the hike, children will record what they saw in field journals (provided to them), and they can use these journals on future hikes with the family. In time, they might realize there are a few Magical Allies that show up frequently!

After the activity, families are welcome to bring their own food and enjoy a picnic in the park.

It is recommended to bring extra clothes and plenty of water to drink.

Come As You Are Pagan Congregation’s Sprouts Family Circles are monthly gatherings of eclectic, interfaith families with a desire to co-create safe, fun, loving, magical, child-centric spaces where kids and their caregivers can come together to deepen their relationship with Nature, Mother Earth, and each other. We honor all spiritual paths and strive to create a mutually supportive environment in which to explore and develop our own unique practices to integrate Earth-based spirituality and parenting.

Families of all sorts, with children of all ages are welcome. Activities can be shortened or modified to make them suitable for even the youngest child, and the older children are encouraged to deepen their practice and develop their leadership skills by assisting adults with the planning and facilitation of structured activities, as well as assisting with caregiving and mentoring during the kids free-play/adult discussion time.

Our monthly circles include 8 seasonal celebrations and 4 community social gatherings. The loosely structured format is split between family time engaged in focused, age appropriate ritual and/or devotional activities (e.g. songs, stories, crafting, gardening, nature walks, etc), and kid's free social, snack and play time, during which the adults relax over coffee or tea and a snack while engaging in a facilitated discussion of monthly selected topics related to the integration of Earth-Based spirituality and parenting. Those who wish to go deeper can participate in suggested at home activities and join our online community to keep the discussion going at home.