What age should my daughter be?
We will gather mothers of all ages 😉 and girls between the ages of 8 to 14 – the ages girls are most vulnerable and susceptible to messages and memories that will shape their emotional identities as teenagers and young women. If your daughter is outside this range, please get in touch with us to help you determine program suitability for your daughter.
Will there be carpool opportunities?
YES! We encourage carpooling with another family, to share driving AND gas expenses. When you fill out your registration, be sure to express your interest in carpooling check box. As we receive MCA reservations from cities or townships near you, we will connect you with other mothers and daughters also interested in sharing the journey. FUN!
Can we fly to the retreat? Is there an airport close by?
YES! Indeed, you may fly. Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is about 35 minutes drive from our location in the Pisgah National Forest, Barnardsville. Shuttle service is available from our event host for $50. Information about this will be provided after you register and submit your PayPal payment. We will help you coordinate transportation, should you choose to fly.
When will the MCA begin and end?
The MCA begins on Thursday July 9th with dinner at 5:30 pm and opening circle to follow. You are welcome to arrive anytime after 2 pm on Thursday and we will have things for you to explore and create upon arrival.
We will conclude with our closing circle on Sunday July 12th at 9:00 am, which should take no longer than an hour. You are welcome to leave anytime on Sunday, but may be required to check out of your shelter or room by noon, depending on the next guests’ arrival time.
Why is the MCA at the Pisgah National Forest?
When we decided to create this retreat, we knew we needed a magical, once-in-a-lifetime location for our adventure. We wanted a place that would enhance your experience, with an accessible opportunity for you and your daughter to experience a pilgrimage together. It will be a journey all of us to get to, as well. This location is well worth the travel as it truly is an enchanted, ancient forest like no other in the United States. It is so special and unusual that the producers of the film series The Hunger Games chose to shoot some of the District 12 forest scenes here.