Fall Mama Retreat

October 9-11, 2020 | Head Waters, VA

This beautiful homeschool community is not meant to be experienced only in the confines of Instagram squares but amid the crunching of leaves underfoot, in bunk beds with laughter into the night, and around campfires, with smoke in our sweaters and melted marshmallows on our fingers.

Announcing the Fall Mama Retreat at the Farm Village on October 9-11. Join a gathering of Wild + Free mamas who are looking to refresh their souls, spend time in nature, meet kindred spirits, and reignite their passion for raising life-long learners. This is the gathering we've been longing for.

Nourishing our Hearts and Homes

We've heard it said that what you water will grow. From seedlings into flowers, from connections into deep friendships. We're gathering for a retreat weekend at the new Wild + Free Farm Village to cultivate our souls and reignite our hearts for homeschooling and this beautiful journey.

We'll enjoy delicious meals together in the dining hall, zip-line through the pines, and bond in a way that only a retreat experience can offer. Each day, we'll come together for heart-filling sessions to challenge, equip, and encourage each other as mamas, wives, and women. Plus, we'll have adventures each day and explore these beautiful surroundings.

Fall Mama Retreat Information

The cost of the Spring Mama Retreat is $249 per mama, which includes your lodging, activities, and meals from Friday night to Sunday morning.

Wild + Free Groups: If you're coming with a group-leader-friend, let us know when you sign-up and we'll do our best to have you stay together.

Note: We require all attendees to sign liability waivers and photo releases, and for this event, we are not able to admit children under the age of 18.

Cancellation Policy: All registrations are transferable but non-refundable.

Retreat Schedule

Friday, October 9
3:00 PM - Check-in and Get Acquainted
5:30 PM - Welcome on the Porch
6:00 PM - Dinner
7:00 PM - Session 1 in the Maple Room
8:30 PM - Campfire

Saturday, October 10
8:00 AM - Breakfast
9:00 AM - Morning Adventure
11:00 AM - Session 2 in the Maple Room
12:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - Afternoon Activities
3:00 PM - Afternoon Tea & Free Time
6:00 PM - Dinner
7:00 PM - Session 3 in the Maple Room
8:30 PM - Surprise

Sunday, October 11
8:00 AM - Breakfast
9:00 AM - Pack up
10:00 AM - Session 4 in the Maple Room
11:00 AM - Depart for Home

Wild + Free Farm Village

The Wild + Free Farm Village is located about an hour and a half west of Charlottesville, VA. One thing is for sure - there is no getting to Head Waters, Virginia without stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Wild + Free Farm Village
6983 Cowpasture Road N
Head Waters, VA 24442

Once you arrive in Head Waters, we are located seven miles north of 250 on Cowpasture Road, and you’ll see the Wild + Free sign on the road. Please be aware that your cell phone service will drop-out within a half hour from the Farm Village. We encourage you to print-out directions or save them to your phone. We'll have WiFi access and phone lines when you get here.


One day, the Farm Village will have private family suites in the main lodge and tiny homes scattered throughout the property. But until then, we're keeping it camp-style with bunk-beds in dorms and shared bathrooms!

We've gone out of our way to make the dorms beautiful and cozy with soft, comfortable bedding, private storage nooks, and little added touches that will make your stay with us more like a "glamping experience."

We also have brand new carpet in the lodge, as well as a (new) exhilarating zip-line, and you'll be among first mamas to experience it!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Bring My Nursing Infant?

At this event, we are not able to host anyone under the age of 18. If you are nursing an infant, we ask that you wait to attend a retreat at a later date when you are able to leave your little one at home. Because of the sleeping arrangements, we are not able to make any exceptions at this time.

Can I Bring My Older Daughter(s)?

We are limiting this event to Wild + Free mamas and daughters over 18. For other events where you can bring your kids, see our upcoming events page.

Can I Camp or Park my RV On Site?

Unfortunately, we're not able to accommodate camping at this event. We do have limited space for an RV or two to boondock, but we're not able to discount the weekend price because this fee is how we pay for all of our expenses. Please email brit@bewildandfree.org before bringing an RV.

Can My Family Stay On-Site?

We are not able to accommodate families during this event. But we can provide you with a list of nearby campsites, RV parks, hotels, and inns where they can stay. Email brit@bewildandfree.org for information.

Do You Offer Cancellations and Refunds?

Registrations are transferable but non-refundable. Unfortunately, we're not able to make exceptions, even with last-minute emergencies.

Is This Retreat Faith Based?

Everyone is welcome, and the content will be neutral. But due to the intimate nature of personal stories, there will likely be mentions of faith.

Who Do I Contact for More Information?

Email brit@bewildandfree.org for more information.

Be Our Guest at the Farm Village

After all these years of dreaming and casting vision, Wild + Free finally has a Farm Village! Join us for one of our first retreats to experience the beauty of this place and be refreshed by the community of like-minded mamas.

We still have a lot of dreams for this place and a lot of work to do, but as the trees begin to blossom and the creeks begin to overflow with the rush of water, we couldn't resist gathering for a few cozy retreats this spring!

Ainsley Arment