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Posted By: Dan Schatz
17-Sep-12 - 01:48 PM
Thread Name: FSGW Getaway 2012
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2012
We're signed up. This will be a grand experiment, with the three of us, and Kiran only 5. Here's hoping we don't catch his cold just in time for the Getaway.

I really hope some folks bring younger children, in the 4 to 7 range. For DC area people, day registration is a great and affordable option for families, and the more families there are, the more we can pool our resources so the kids can have an adult keeping an eye on them while the other parents and grandparents enjoy the workshops.

I understand why things have changed, but I really miss the days when I was a kid going to the Getaway, and there were enough kids running around that we could have lots of programming for us (I remember children's concerts with Bob Devlin at Prince William Forest), and so that we could run around together and feel totally free and comfortable. Admittedly 5 is a little young for that level of freedom, but it certainly is easier when there are more kids and families.