Family & Youth Activities

MOFAS provides ongoing family friendly activities and retreats for adoptive, foster, kinship families, caregivers, and children, because being around other families that understand is important.

Online Activity 

You and Your Child with an FASD is an online activity to help answer the questions “how is your child doing and how are you doing with your child?”

Family Fun Events

Check back often for our upcoming activities and events.


Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Let’s Talk About FASD (PDF Flyer)
MOFAS Office, 2233 University Ave W, Suite 395, St. Paul, MN 55114
Cost: Free

Newly diagnosed or just want to learn more about how FASD impacts your life? Join us for a special event for teens and young adults hosted by the YouthACT Thundercats peer leadership group. We will provide an FASD overview, have a panel discussion with young adults who have an FASD, and do some fun activities to help identity challenges and share strategies.

To RSVP, contact Marissa Lang, marissa@mofas.org or 651-917-2370.


team quest Sunday, April 7, 2017 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Team Quest Outdoor Adventure (PDF Flyer)
True Friends – Camp Edenwood, 6350 Indian Chief Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Cost: $10 (scholarships available)

What does it take to become a leader? Join us for a day of adventure, team building, and leadership. We will learn skills to make positive choices and become youth leaders. Our group will participate in Team Quest, an outdoor opportunity to get to know one another and progress from simple challenges to great high-ropes feats, all in a few hours! Be sure to dress for outdoor adventure!

Register online: https://www.trailblz.info/mofas/eventcomplete.aspx?eventid=1776

For questions, contact Marissa Lang at 651-917-2370.


Poplar Hill Dairy Goat Farm Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 1-2:30 p.m.
Get Dirty with Goats – Scandia (PDF Flyer)
Poplar Hill Dairy Goat Farm, 
12521 Mayberry Tr. N., Scandia, MN 55073
Cost: Free

Join other families impacted by FASD to tour Poplar Hill’s goat barns, hear about how they care for the animals, learn the history of the farm, milk a goat by hand, bottle feed baby goats, and sample fresh pasteurized milk and cheese. People of all ages are welcome!

The group will meet by the big barn (look for Geralyn!). Please dress to be comfortable outside and be prepared to get muddy or dirty. PLEASE PARK ON THE DRIVEWAY, NOT THE GRASS!

Open to the first 25 people. First come, first served! Register online at http://bit.ly/2lTUoLw.

For questions, contact Geralyn Laurie at glaurie@mofas.org or 701-226-6684.


bounce world Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Come BOUNCE with MOFAS (PDF Flyer)
Bounce World, 4430 19th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901
Cost: Free

Join other families impacted by FASD and BOUNCE the afternoon away!  People of all ages are welcome!Pizza will be served from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

A waiver form must be completed on each child/adult bouncing once arriving. Socks are required to jump.

Register onlinehttp://bit.ly/2ngEBa5

For questions, contact Melissa Fredin at mfredin@mofas.org or 507-272-0964.


create art Sunday, May 21, 2017 | 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Create Art with Friends (PDF Flyer)
Leonardo’s Basement, 150 W 60th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Cost: Free

Join us for an event for art lovers! We will be working with Leonardo’s Basement, which provides inventive workshops to help people of all backgrounds and ages apply the powers of imagination, curiosity, problem-solving to create engineering, art, and technology projects. The studio will be reserved for MOFAS only during this time.

Register online: https://trailblz.info/mofas/EventComplete.aspx?eventid=1775

For questions, contact Marissa Lang at 651-917-2370.


Family Retreats

MOFAS offers Family Retreats for families impacted by an FASD. You can have the opportunity to be around other families who “get it” in a supportive environment. View our photos from past retreats on Facebook. For questions related to family retreats, contact Marissa Lang or call 651-917-2370.

 confidence learning center June 30 – July 2, 2017
MOFAS Family Retreat
Confidence Learning Center, 1620 Mary Fawcett Memorial Drive West, Brainerd, MN 56401
Cost: $25/person, pay online

The MOFAS Fall Family Retreat will take place in Brainerd, just 150 miles northwest of the Twin Cities. The event is open to families raising children of all ages with an FASD, and their siblings. Enjoy a variety of family activities such as campfires, nature center, swimming, feeding the hobby farm animals, crafts, glass bottom boat rides and fishing are all included. All activities are adapted for any level of participation, but parents must supervise children at all times to ensure a safe and fun weekend experience. The family retreat is a wonderful way to connect with other families and build lifelong friendships. Each cabin is equipped with a bathroom and full kitchen in a shared living space. Families will have a private bedroom with bunk beds.Interested in transportation?  Send an email or call to inquire.

Partial scholarships are available and must be submitted to Marissa@mofas.org by  June 1, 2017, for consideration.

Register: Download registration form (PDF)  and send to marissa@mofas.org.

For questions, contact Marissa Lang at 651-917-2370.


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