Location Raw Learning is located on the ground floor of Battle Hall on the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind campus.
Traveling north on Coalter Street: Go past the watering can and flower pot at the corner of Commerce (Lee Hwy, Rt 11) staying on Coalter Street. Take your first right onto Kalorama Street and then your first left onto Chief Street. Go straight for 1/10th of a mile and you will arrive at the building.
Traveling south on Coalter Street: Turn left onto Kalorama Street and then your first left onto Chief Street. Go straight for 1/10th of a mile and you will arrive at the building. If you get to the watering can and flower pot you have gone too far.
Please call Gleamer at 540.292.3002 if you would like further directions or can't find us.
First arrivals (families attending, teachers, and visitors) park in the 4 RESERVED spots next to Battle Hall.
Subsequent arrivals use 30 minute spots to unload items and children and then park down the hill in the first parking spaces on the left labeled bus parking (there are 4 of them) next to Strader Hall and walk 500 feet up the stairs or road to Battle Hall.
After those 8 spots are filled, please go down the hill and, turn left onto Cardinal Drive, go past Strader Hall and park in the large lot next to the soccer fields. Use the stairs or road to walk up to Battle Hall.
Drop offs-Use the 30 minute spots to drop your child(ren) off and get them settled (if necessary.)
ATTENTION: The speed limit on the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind campus is 10mph. Please do not exceed the speed limit. There are deaf and blind students who need to cross roads and navigate parking lots.
10:00: Meet promptly at the flagpole. Gleamer will give you your tickets. Please don’t be late. Gleamer and her family want to enjoy the park too. :-)
10:30-11:00: Ride a coaster or two.
11:00-12:30: Meet at the Kings Dominion Theater for the Backstage Pass theater program.
Behind scenes look at how costumes are created, sets are designed and how Kings Dominion creates their entertainment from the beginning stages of concept design to the actual production. The program will be inside the Kings Dominion Theater which is number 27 on the right side of the map near Dinosaurs Alive. Here is the park map.
12:30-6:00 Ride all the roller coasters you can handle and play in Soak City Water Park.
6:00: Park closes
Raw Learning Celebrate Summer Party
Friday, June 12 from 11:00-2:00
Indoor and outdoor activities
Raw Learning will provide salad greens, dressing, and Polyface Farm hot dogs
Please bring a salad topping (ham, olives, onions, etc) to share!
Bring swimwear, sunscreen, towels, a change of clothes
10:00 - 11:00am: See how trout are raised in a mountain stream. Bring fishing gear, buckets and catch trout to take home at $4.50/lb.
Lunch: Pack a lunch and a blanket and chairs. We will be picnicking at Bells Valley Farm.
Bells Valley Farm - Goshen
Location: 854 Little River Road, Goshen, VA 24439
12:00-2:30pm: Visit an environmentally sustainable farm. Pet baby farm animals and learn what it takes to run a farm.
Peaceful Parenting Discussion Group
Are you seeking more joyful and harmonious relationships with your children?
If you are, come check out our discussion group that usually meets the 4th Friday of every month.
We meet to support one another as we explore and practice non-coercive parenting and consensual living. This is a parenting practice that values the wants and needs of everyone equally - regardless of age - and avoids power struggles through the creation of mutually agreeable solutions. This principle is also the key to harmony at Raw Learning.
We are all on our own unique paths as individuals, parents, and families.
We are reading and discussing Dr. Shefali Tsabary's The Conscious Parent.
During April we will focus on Chapter 4. You are welcome to come even if you didn't join for previous discussions.
Read through Chapter 4 and think about what you have experienced and would like to share.
Bring: Rain gear and rain boots. We will be walking A LOT. Please bring carriers and wagons for little ones.
Location: 1290 Richmond Road, Staunton
Arrive at 8:45: Visit the old world until 11:30. Wear and investigate period clothing at each stop. Students help prepare food in each place.
Lunch: Pack a lunch/picnic. There are several suitable choices as to where to eat your lunch. If the weather is good, we will eat at the picnic tables. If the weather is bad, we will eat in the Octagonal Barn.
Visit the new world from 12:30-3:00. Wear and investigate period clothing at each stop. Students help prepare food in each place.
Raw Learning has Open Registration for Attendance!
You are welcome to join our awesome mutually respectful community anytime!