Children's Activities at French Meadows
We offer children's and youths' programs for ages three through twelve during the lecture times. Activities include arts and crafts, story time, music, drama, swimming and other physical activities, and macrobiotic learning experiences such as discussions and very basic, very tasty cooking classes.
State law requires helmets to be worn by bike riders age 16 and under. This is strictly enforced. If you bring a bike for your child, bring the helmet too.
The children receive snacks as part of the afternoon program. You are welcome to bring your own snacks, but we ask that your children eat them privately. Also, we ask that you check with the parents of other children before sharing any snacks with them.
A proposed activity schedule (subject to change) is available in May upon request. Contact us before registering if you are bringing children under three years old, or with specific questions.
Cooking with Kids!
When children take part in preparing healthy food they are much more likely to become enthused about eating healthfully. Children will learn safety with (serrated) knives, how to cut vegetables and fruits, and how to easily prepare healthy food that tastes delicious. Recipes used are kid-friendly, kid-tested, culturally diverse and fun to create. All ingredients are organic, locally produced and seasonal.
Let your child discover how much fun cooking can be! Kids enjoy both preparing and eating the food. Solar-baked cookies are always a special treat.
New in 2016: We plan at least one excursion to the lake for an extra-cost boating activity. Parents will be able to reserve this activity in advance and are welcome to attend with the kids for a fun-filled time on Pinecrest Lake.
Tweens and Teens Just Want to Have Fun!
The teens often attend classes and lectures, hang out with friends, head to the lake with adult supervision, and/or work on drama for one of the variety shows. While there are staff persons available to work with them, the teens decide what they want to do and when.
Call or e-mail if you are planning to bring a teenager with you and want to know how many are in the group.
Work Study/Exchange Program
Work study/exchange is available in the Chilcren's Activities and in the Kitchen.