FALCONERS- Families of Autistic Learners CONnecting Empathy, Responsibility and Stewardship is designed to allow not just autistic learners but their whole family an enriching educational experience in a safe and welcoming environment. There will be one event per month in 2016, and families can attend one event, the whole series, or anything in between.
For our "September" event, we will be holding an evening experience with the opportunity to spend the night on Saturday October 1. We will begin the evening with a burger and hot dog cookout, take an evening guided tour of the zoo, have s'mores by the campfire, and end with a movie under the stars. Families are also welcome to spend the night if they wish, and for those that do, we will provide continental breakfast the next morning.
We want to make this flexible to meet the needs of your family. You may come for dinner, or eat on your own and join us for the other activities. You can leave at any time during the evening activities if you need to, or you can stay all night. For those that would like to stay the night, we invite you to bring a tent, sleeping bags, air mattresses, etc, and we will set-up camp inside the Safari Room. This will allow you to have your own space and a bit of privacy, but still be inside where it is warm, dry, and close to the restroom. We have a few extra tents that will be available to those who do not have their own tent.
Please be sure to fill out the form in the registration to indicate what you are planning to do so we can prepare accordingly. We know that sometimes plans change, and that's OK too
Below is an idea of the itinerary:
5:45- Familes that will be staying the night can arrive to set-up their "campsite"
6:15-6:30- Families that aren't staying the night arrive and check-in
6:30- Hot dog and burger cook out dinner
7:00- Guided evening tour of the zoo
8:00- Campfire and s'mores
Lights out after the movie
7:30 AM- Wake-up
Participants must pre-register to get free admission to the zoo and access to the activities.