One week left for “Kinda Early Bird” discounts.

Remind your friends who haven’t signed up yet!
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Registration goes up another $10 per person after October 15.

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Also the less expensive campsites are dwindling – only 9 left, so once those are gone it will be an additional $10 per campsite per night.

And stay tuned for info coming soon on community meals, a chance to win some cash at the retreat and more!

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Only 2 more weeks for discounts on Retreat Registration

I can’t believe it’s 6 weeks until the Fall Retreat.  I’m so excited to hang out with so many fantastic families, talk unschooling and just have tons of fun!

I know many of you reading this are already registered – so I’m hoping you can help remind your friends who haven’t yet . . .
Retreat Registration fees will go up again after October 15. 
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Currently it’s $79 per person for the 1st four family members.
The 5th-8th family members are only $30 each.
These prices include your campsite, park entry fees and registration for the workshops, childcare and other activities at the retreat, so all that’s left to budget for is gas and food!
See more retreat details here.


We have volunteer opportunities to reduce fees and a payment plan is available.  Please contact me for details on these options.  We want to enable as many families as possible to join us!!!

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Heaps of Love,

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Campsites are going fast!

November in Texas is a VERY popular time to camp and the rangers at Cleburne State Park say that their campsites WILL be booked solid every weekend before Thanksgiving.
As of now there are still 26 sites left, but they will go fast – if not to our group then to others.  Let’s fill up this park with Unschoolers!!! 

Registering soon guarantees that you will get a campsite.  (Once I receive your payment I will reserve it with the park).  Early Bird registration is over, but there are still a few discounts available until Oct 15 plus options for volunteering to reduce fees.

It IS possible to share a site with another family since there are 8 people allowed per site.  If you share a site we can reduce your registration fees a bit.  (There are only 2 vehicles allowed per site so if your camper is a trailer towed by a car, you won’t be able to share.)

Please call or email or facebook message me to discuss options for sharing a site and volunteering.  Or click here if you are ready to sign up and reserve your campsite today.

Click here for general information about the Retreat.

So looking forward to camping with all y’all!!!

Heaps of Love,
ChristinaWester @

“Tuition Assistance”

We want as many people to come to the retreat as possible!
Hanging out with lots of interesting, freedom loving people
is what makes Unschooling Conferences so fun!

Please do not let money keep you from joining us!

There are many ways you can help out at the Radiant Living & Learning Retreat.
If you need help covering the cost of your registration you can get registration credits for doing lots of different jobs before, during or after the event.

Below is a sampling of jobs we need to fill, but the best thing to do is contact us so we can discuss your skills, interests and where we can best use your talents.  Please submit the Staff Application so that we can match you up with jobs at the retreat.

Staff Jobs

  • Kitchen/Meal Helpers
  • Grill Master (charcoal)
  • Smoothie/Juice/Coffee Bar Volunteer
  • Playing with little kids in Kid Village
  • Bigger Kids’ Crafts
    (we provide craft ideas and supplies, or bring your own ideas)
  • Bigger Kids’ Activities
    (we provide the activity – you implement)
  • Face Painters
  • Henna Artists
  • Dance Party / Mic Night Talent Show
  • Canoe Wranglers
  • Massage Chair
  • Monday Clean up Crew
  • General Volunteers to help with miscellaneous jobs
  • Anything else you can think of that might add to the retreat:
    workshop topics, activities we haven’t thought of, etc.
    Contact Us to discuss ideas.

How much credit can I receive for working?

Generally we will comp $10 per hour.  Some jobs will get more per hour depending on volunteer’s skills and expertise. We will discuss the particular job you are doing, how many shifts you want to cover and determine your discount.  It is important that you show up, and be ON TIME to your assigned shift, as all unfulfilled shifts will incur a charge in the amount of credit that was negotiated for that shift. You may trade with another person to get your job covered.

Have more questions or want to discuss staff positions?
Click here to fill out the Staff Application

Early Registration is Open

Early registration is open – and short!
But lots of discounts if you register by Friday the 13th!

Early Registration Benefits:

1. Overall discount on registration
2. Payment plan available for Early Birds
3. Family discount – 5th-8th members of the family are only $20 . . .
including grandparents!
4. Park entry fees included
5. Premium campsites included (RV hookups w/Sewer will be extra after 9/13)
6. Screened Shelters are still up for grabs (currently 4 left)

What’s included with the $69 Early Bird registration fee?
EVERYTHING but your food!
4 days, 3 nights of Unschooling fun!

Click here for an overview of the Retreat and Fees

Click here for more details on Workshops, Speakers, Activities and more!

Click here to REGISTER!

2013 Fall Retreat Overview and Fees

Location: Cleburne State Park

1.5 hour drive SW of Dallas
1 hour drive South of Ft. Worth
3 hour drive North of Austin

38 minutes from Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose

Dates:  Nov 15-18, 2013

We will have speakers, panels, group discussions and activities for all ages.
As well as unstructured time outdoors with other Unschooling families
(and those interested in learning more about Unschooling.)


  • Tent campsites with water and electric (full)
  • RV campsites with water and electric (full)
  • RV or Tent campsites with water, electric and sewer
    ($10 surcharge per night)
  • Screened Shelters (full)
  • Indoor Bunkhouse (heated with bathrooms) (almost full)

For teens and tweens:

  • Girls’ Slumber Party in the Group Barracks building
  • Boys’ Campout at the Youth Group Campsite area.  Both will be chaperoned.

We will have crafts and other activities for kids and teens.
Playland” childcare will be available indoors close to the Main Dining Hall.
There is also a playground, spring fed lake and hiking and mountain biking trails.

Click here to see more details on the retreat.

Price includes EVERYTHING but your food!

  • State Park Daily Entrance Fees
  • Campsite Rental (Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights)
  • Workshop Registration Fee
  • PlayLand Childcare During Workshops
    (babies and toddlers who stay with parents the entire retreat
    do NOT need to register)
  • Kid, Tween and Teen Activities

REGISTRATION click here to register

Early Bird discounts have expired, but we are still offering a few discounts for registrations received by October 15th

$79 per person
family discount:
only pay $30 per person for the 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th people
in your family, including grandparents!

(after October 15)

$89 per person
add $10 per night if sewer hookup is needed for RV campsite
(free dump station available)

Day Registration
$20 per person – per day (must exit park by 10pm)

Volunteer opportunities are available to reduce registration fees.

Please email christina wester @ mac .com if you would like to discuss volunteering and payment plan options.

No refunds given.
Registration can be transferred to a friend or used for future Radiant Living & Learning events.

If you’d like to receive updates on the Fall Retreat, Mini-Retreats or Blog Posts you can:

  1. click on the “follow” button at the top right of the page for email updates
  2. join our Facebook group here
  3. RSVP at our Facebook event here