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Youth Zone

kidsmaypoleUpdated April 18, 2017! New kids’ activities announced!

The Blue Ridge Beltane Youth Zone is where the young people in our community can come and meet friends, make crafts, and learn more about nature and pagan spirituality.

The Youth Zone at Blue Ridge Beltane in Virginia is a safe and fun place for kids and teens who are 17 years and younger. It’s also a place where families can hang out and have fun together. Kids can frolic in the ‘Zone,’ learn from entertaining presenters, and be silly, imaginative kids! Be part of making this space a lively kids village! Send in a workshop or event proposal and share your knowledge with the kids in our pagan community!

This year 2017, the Youth Zone coordinators, Rachael and Jane, will be offering some child supervision during activities. Talk with them in person at the festival to get the details.

And, as always, we encourage parents, older siblings, and the community to get involved and volunteer to work with the young people in the Youth Zone! Your presence and participation will be noticed and greatly appreciated–not just by the Blue Ridge Beltane committee but by the children! After all, the children are the next generation and are a huge part of a flourishing pagan community.

The Youth Zone will open Friday morning at 10am.

All youth are encouraged to attend rituals and entertainment with the community.

 

Youth Zone Activities for 2017

Schedule-At-A-Glance

Friday, May 19, 2017
1pm: Cloud Scrying w/ Angela
4pm: Beading w/ Jane

Saturday, May 20, 2017
10am: Pots and Plants w/ Rachael
11am: Paper Marbling with Shaving Cream w/ Deb and Bean
1pm: Children’s MayPole w/ Jane and Rachael
2pm: Fairy Wands w/ Rachael

Sunday, May 21, 2017
11am: Blessing of the Wee Ones w/ Rachael

 
Please note: Some activities are offered more than once or can be done outside scheduled times. Please check the schedule in your program or check in with the Youth Zone coordinators Rachael and Jane when you get to the festival.

 

FRIDAY, May 19

1-3pm: Cloud Scrying
Angela
This class is perfect for school-age children to begin engaging in the intuitive readings of the clouds in the sky. Angela started out doing the same thing at a young age and still loves to engage in cloud scrying to reconnect with her capabilities. Blankets and towels are encouraged to lie on. Parents are welcome to attend.

4-5:30pm: Beading
Jane
Express your creative side by making bracelets, necklaces, or even animals out of beads and string. Children of all ages welcome.

 

SATURDAY, May 20

10-11am: Pots and Plants
Rachael
Decorate your own pot and choose a plant to nurture and grow in the coming years.

11am-12pm: Paper Marbling with Shaving Cream
Deb and Bean
Join in this messy, inventive fun of creating custom marbled paper! We’ll supply everything you need, including gloves! Adults are welcome to come play as well, but kids will get priority. We’ll hang the papers to dry, and you can come back in a few hours to pick up your artwork.

1-2pm: Children’s Maypole
Dance and sing around the children’s maypole. Children and families of all ages welcome!

2-3pm: Fairy Wands
Rachael
Sticks, ribbons, glitter and glue – oh my! Make a fairy wand and let your imagination fly.

 

SUNDAY, May 21

11am-12pm: Blessing of the Wee Ones
Rachael
Join together as a community and give blessings to our wee members. Love, hope, luck, peace and health. Many as one.

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