For Youth 17 Years and Younger
Blue Ridge Beltane presents Sparks Park! This family-centered area provides a safe and fun space for youth 17 years and younger while parents are able to attend workshops and enjoy festival offerings. Parents are always welcome and encouraged to attend with their little ones. Children may stop by whenever Sparks Park is open for playshops, storytelling, sports, games, small world creation centers, fairy gardens, water and bubble play, and pop-up activity centers. Check in for pop-up playshops offered by drop-in festival community members.
Children 4 years of age and older may stay at Sparks Park without a parent during scheduled activities. Kids who attend must be able to stay alone and independently engage in activities. Younger children are welcome with an adult or older child who can supervise and help them. Please make sure all children have visited a bathroom before drop-off as volunteers are not responsible for taking kids on potty breaks, changing diapers, or chasing after them if they choose to leave the Sparks Park area.
Volunteer with Sparks Park!
As always, we encourage parents, older siblings, and the community to get involved and volunteer to work with the young people in Sparks Park. Be a part of making this space a lively children’s village!
EACH PARENT TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE SPARKS PARK SERVCE MUST SIGN UP FOR A 1-2 HOUR VOLUNTEER SHIFT TO ENSURE AMPLE COVERAGE AND ADEQUATE ADULT SUPERVISION. Be sure to visit Sparks Park during the Volunteer Sign-Ups – Thursday from 12-1pm, Friday and Saturday from 9-10am – to pick your preferred time slot. When we come together to support our little ones, everyone shares the fun of enjoying workshops and sparking the creative fire of our incredible youth community.
Parents aren’t the only ones who can volunteer. Your presence and participation will be noticed and greatly appreciated – not just by the Blue Ridge Beltane committee but also by the children! After all, our children are the next generation and are a huge part of a flourishing Pagan community. Send in a workshop or event proposal and share your knowledge with the children in our community!
All youth are encouraged to attend rituals and entertainment with the community.