NEW! Free Your Family Camp in Acapulco, Mexico

As I write this, the snow is falling and I can feel the plow trucks roaring by, rattling the house. We are in the middle of a snow storm here in, New Hampshire. I have to admit, I love it. The wood stove blazing and crackling and the family under cozy blankets, eating soup, freshly baked bread and enjoying vegan hot cocoa.

Ivy and I enjoy skiing together so much and we went all day yesterday. As much as I love winter, as the weeks roll on, my body longs for the sun and sand. The beach is my happy place and I crave it by the end of the winter. If you are like me and are feeling those winter blues coming, I have the perfect cure! Come with me to Mexico for some sun, fun and to make some powerful changes in the life of your family!! This March, I am hosting a 3-day family camp in Acapulco! It is after a huge yearly event called, Anarhapulco that I have had the honor to be part of since its inception. Every year we expand it more and more and this year, is no exception! It is going to be truly incredible and I’d love to have you part of it!

If you’ve been looking for something fun to do with your family, where you can learn more about Radical Unschooling and Peaceful Parenting, please check out what it’s all about and see if it is something you’d love to be part of! Here is a detailed outline of the Free Your Family Camp. If you have any questions, please feel free to message me. Cost for the camp is only $245. for the full three days!

Dayna Martin’s Free Your Family Camp
March 1st-3rd, 2017, Mundo Imperial Hotel,
Anarchapulco, Mexico

Day 1 – March 1st
Unschooling and Peaceful Parenting: A Life Philosophy

Topics covered:

Children’s Rights and how to respect and heal from your own childhood

Authoritative vs. permissive parenting and why neither are peaceful

Why punishments are abusive and what to do instead

How can I help my child thrive and not just survive?

Using your child’s passions and interests as the nucleus of their learning

Why facilitating learning is so much better than teaching

Why limits and control rob your child of ever finding balance and wellness

How your fear damages your child’s innate genius

Re-parenting yourself by releasing deeply ingrained reactive patterning

Bringing the world to your child to find their seasonal calling.

How to embrace technology and let go of limits

Why you should stop contolling food and start controlling yourself

Q&A Segment

* Bonus (included)
Make Your Own Free Your Family Vlog!

Learn how parents and children can work together to create their very own vlog of their experience with the Free Your Family Camp, and Anachapulco, as a whole. Learn tips for vlogging and creating your very own family YouTube channel! You will record your own vlog on the Free Your Family Tour and the last day of the camp you have the option to share your video vlog with the group!
(An iPhone, iPad or camera with video-recording capabilities are required).


Day 2 – March 2nd
Unschooling Free Your Family Camp
Learning Tour of Acapulco

Meet at Mundo Imperial Lobby at 9:00 A.M.
($65.00 ea. due at time of tour)
We will be picked up by private, air conditioned vans.

*Pre-tour – Dayna will share how to consciously experience the tour with mindful presence, so parents and children may get the most out of the experience.

-Endangered Baby Turtle Release
The Sea Turtle is making a comeback in the waters of Acapulco and you and your family have the opportunity to help! You will choose a baby sea turtle that has been raised by the Turtle Conservation Program and release it back into the ocean. This is a special environmental conservation experience that you and your family will never forget!

-Chapel of Peace and Trouyet Cross
The chapel is full of interesting history and architecture. It is, beyond a doubt, a place of serenity and peace, located on one of the most exclusive residential areas in Acapulco, Mexico. Here you’ll enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the bay and of Roqueta Island.

-The Cliff Divers
La Quebrada, Acapulco, is the site of the famous cliff divers performance. Since 1934 this has been one of Mexico’s feature attractions. The divers leap from cliffs 136 feet above the crashing Pacific, landing in an 11 feet deep inlet. You will get a front row seat to this amazing display of human potential at one of the most breath-taking sights in Acapulco.

-The Mural of Diego Rivera
Created in 1956 and located on the side of a house, this mural is one of the city’s most important cultural artifacts. The Mural is Located in the Traditional area of Acapulco in the home of the lat Dolores Olmedo who possessed the largest collection of Diego Rivera paintings in the world. The Diego Rivera mural is on the facade of one of the houses that is considered to be a treasure of Mexican contemporary history. The mural now belongs to Mrs. Dolores Olmedo and was created in 1956, made with colored mosaics, stones and seashells.

-A Walk Through the City Market
Mercado Municipal is a really eye-opener. This large Mexican market is fascinating. There will be so much to see—dry goods, housewares, gorgeous flowers, candy, live roosters, fresh produce and much more. Many stalls feature health care products, which were a combination of herbal remedies and Santeria (witch doctor) type spells and prayers to saints. One of these stalls has a cage full of large live bugs and animals whose purpose you´d prefer not to ask about.

-Witch Doctor Market
Visit a Mexican Witch doctor market and learn the obscure and still practiced beliefs and methods used believed to cure people of ailments and illnesses. The witch market shop is a visit to the strange, sometimes disturbing, subculture of a historical and present-day belief system rooted in myth and folklore still present in Mexico.

*The tour for our Unschooling Camp also includes a drive through of different housing areas, wealthy, middle and poor areas with a discussion of the past, present and future of Acapulco through sharing history and hopes for Acapulco’s future. With a special focus on natural learning and peaceful parenting, Dayna’s friend and owner, Rudy, of the 5-star experience, “Tour By Van,” is honored to offer this exclusive tour for the Unschooling Camp.

Day 3 – March 3rd
Peaceful Parenting in Practice and
Extending the Philosophy Outward, to the World.

Discussion of Natural Learning and Sharing of the
Unschooling Tour experience.

Brainstorming group session on how to creatively
facilitate individual passions and interests

How to bring more peace and joy to your family
Moving from self-help, to self-wholeness, as a parent.

Becoming the change you want to see in the world

Starting or joining a community of Peaceful Parents / Radical Unschooling families

How to become a Peaceful Parenting / Radical Unschooling Advocate and the many forms of advocacy

Panel of Unschooled Kids/Teens
Unschooling Camp attendees can get to know Unschoolers and learn from children who have never been to school and have never been punished or raised in the authoritarian paradigm. Parents can ask questions and hear, first hand, from children who are living in respect and freedom, now! Hear their stories and learn the many different ways that Unschoolers are living a life of their own design. From the city to the country, the ways in which one can offer a supportive and nurturing learning environment of peace are endless. This discussion is sure to inspire and empower you.

Unschooling Camp Vlog Share

Closing and Connections

If you want to learn more about Anarchapulco, please visit the website here and check out the details! It is such an amazing event in itself!
If you are interested in joining my Free Your Family Camp, be sure to save your space by registering through the Anarchapulco link here
Free Your Family and join the Revolution!


  1. Are you hosting another radical unschooling – peaceful parenting retreat? This one sounds like it was amazing. If so, I would love to learn if you have ideas of attending when the family also has a toddler.

    • Hi Beth, I am hosting another family camp in Acapulco this year, yes! It’s going to be bigger and better in 2018. Details will be up on their website soon. Stay tuned! We’d love to have you!

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