Refund Policy

·   All class ticket sales are considered a donation to Fox Haven and help us to fulfill our mission. Full refunds (minus a 20% processing fee) will be given to any participant canceling at least 30 days prior to the scheduled class date. Due to the nature of full series commitments, no refunds will be processed once the series has started.

·   Enrollment cannot be transferred to another class. If you are within the 30-day cancellation period, it is best to request a refund and sign up for the desired replacement.

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Kid Week: Wildness & Foraging Series [Photos!]

July 20, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  We had an absolute blast exploring, learning, and growing together during Kid’s Week at Fox Haven!

From setting up sundials to crossing hot lava, every moment was filled with excitement and hands-on learning. We studied our wilderness skills by making trashbag cordage, practicing tieing knots to put up our tarp shelter, foraging for wild edibles (wine berries and wood sorrel were the consistent favorites!), and learning how to make potable water by tying a clear bag to a pine tree or heating it over our self-made fire.

Daily, we embarked on the kid’s favorite activity: singing down the slip and slide and walking down to Catoctin Creek. Not only did we have a chance to take a refreshing swim, but we also got up close and personal with the fascinating plants lining the creek banks like shiso and jewelweed (the poison ivy helper), and discovered some seriously cool rocks along the way.

But that wasn’t all – our teamwork skills were put to the ultimate test in the final challenge. Can you believe that we managed to build a shelter in just 14 minutes? Talk about some serious problem-solving skills! And let’s not forget about starting fires with flint rods – everyone nailed it!

To top it all off, we indulged in the perfect summer treats – popsicles and juicy watermelon. It was like a celebration of all our accomplishments throughout the week!





About LandBack Tax
From 2022 onward, Fox Haven will donate $2 from each event ticket to the Kikeokan Foundation to pay LandBack tax, acknowledging our access to stolen Indigenous land. The Kikeokan Foundation is an Indigenous-led initiative working to restore ancestral land and sovereignty to the Piscataway and other Indigenous communities of the Chesapeake.


Weather Policy
If inclement weather is predicted ahead of an event, you will be notified 48 hours before the event date about any cancellation or rescheduling. Otherwise, the event is presumed to take place rain or shine. An alternative venue may be arranged if shelter is required. Please note that refunds are not provided for postponed events or no-shows. However, if Fox Haven cancels, a full refund will be issued.

COVID Protocol

Please do not come to class if you are feeling ill or have been exposed to others who are sick. Email to discuss your absence. Masks are optional during all events. If diagnosed with COVID within 5 days post-class, please notify us so that we can inform participants about possible exposure.



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