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.


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.


brown horse Sunday, June 4, 2017 | 4 – 6 p.m.
Hang out with Horses – Windom (PDF Flyer)
Reinbows, Inc. of Windom, 43341 – 480th Ave., Windom, MN 56101
Cost: Free

Join other families impacted by FASD while having fun seeing and grooming the horses at Reinbows and, for those who wish to ride, having a short horse ride. Reinbows will take your picture while at the horse farm, and you can make a craft frame to take home with the printed picture in it! Pizza and beverage will be served.

Open to the first 20 people. First come, first served!

**Waivers will be available and will need to be signed upon arrival.

Register online: http://bit.ly/2paGHcm

For questions, contact Amy Schlager at 507-841-1030.


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 onlineThe 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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