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Frequently Asked Questions

All ages! We intentionally design this day to appeal to preschoolers and teens alike, so there should be plenty of fun for everyone in your family. Whether your child is 4, 10, or 15, he/she will likely (hopefully!) have a great time!

1. What ages is this event for?

2. We're new. Will my kids have a chance to meet friends?

Yes, for sure! Field day is a great opportunity to meet fellow homeschoolers. Kids are divided into groups so that they can play games with kids of similar ages (ages 4-5, 6-7, 8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13+). After these group games, we set everyone free to enjoy lunch & free time at their leisure. This balance of organized activities followed by free time seems to allow friendships to grow naturally...both for the kiddos and for the parents! ;-)

3. My kid is not athletic. Will he/she still have fun?

Yep! Our field day offers a mix of traditional activities (like tug-of-war and the 50-yard dash), plus quirky games/challenges (like water games & the human knot challenge). We also have low-key options scattered around the field, including horseshoes and chess boards. Kids are welcome to participate in whatever interests them, even if that's just relaxing and chatting with friends.

4. What should we bring?

Please bring water bottles, sunscreen, a picnic lunch, and a picnic blanket or lawn chairs for your family. This park offers very little shade (2 pavilions), so you might want to bring a SMALL pop-up tent or canopy as well (stakes longer than 4" are not permitted at this park).

5. What if it rains?

If the weather is expected to be stormy, then we will reschedule Field Day for safety reasons. Any changes/updates will be emailed to all participants.

6. How much does it cost to attend?

This is a FREE event! That said, if you'd like to contribute a few dollars to offset the costs associated with field day, that would certainly be appreciated...but this is definitely NOT a requirement. ;-)

7. What do parents do at field day?

Most parents spread out their picnic blankets and chat with friends while they keep an eye on their kiddos. We will have a few "kids vs. parents" games (like tug-of-war and the 3-legged race) for any parents who want to have a bit of fun with their kids. ;-) 

We'll also have a lot of FREE (gently used) homeschool curricula/materials for parents to peruse; feel free to bring your own freebies to add to the stash. All freebies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis! 

8. Is food available?

In an effort to minimize costs, we will not be serving food this year. Please bring a picnic lunch and/or snacks for your family. We WILL have water and Gatorade available on the turf fields.

9. Will the kids get ribbons or medals?

Yes! We'll offer 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place ribbons for a number of our events. The ribbons will be awarded to the top finishers within each age bracket, so there's a decent chance that your kiddo will come home with at least one ribbon. ;-)

10. What about prizes? Will you have prize tables this year?

Instead of prize tables, we'll have 15 raffle baskets filled with a variety of prizes (such as gift cards & toys). Plus, everyone will be able to raid the candy/treasure chest on their way out. Sometimes SIMPLER is BETTER! ;-)

11. Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed at Spring Canyon Park as long as they remain on a leash.

12. What will my toddlers do at field day?

We'll have bubbles and assorted toys in our "tiny tots" circle. 

13. What should we wear?

Wear comfortable clothes that can get WET! No white shirts for the ladies, please. Most kids wear tennis shoes, but bare feet are welcome on the turf fields. Comfort is key!

Since we aren't creating an official field day t-shirt this year, some families are planning to design their own shirts...tie-dyed shirts are always fun! This is entirely up to you. ;-)

14. Are bathrooms nearby?

Yep! Bathrooms are located next to the pavilions, right beside our turf fields. 

15. Am I able to volunteer to assist with the games & activities?

Yes, please! We'll email/share a link to the "Volunteer Signup Genius" page in early August.

 

Hosting field day takes a village, and we greatly appreciate all those who are willing to help with games and/or setup. Thank you so much!

16. What if I have more questions?

No problem! Email Meredith Hooker: meredith.hooker2015@gmail.com.

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