Philosophy

 “Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges; it should allow you to find values which will be your road map through life; it should make you spiritually rich, a person who loves whatever you are doing, wherever you are, whomever you are with; it should teach you what is important, how to live and how to die.”

~ John Taylor Gatto

 

 

Unschooling is a unique process for each individual, each family.  The Unschoolers Gathering of Ohio is a place where families can come to support each other and celebrate the successes of their personal journeys.  There is freedom when we allow our children and ourselves to follow our passions.  Oftentimes following a path that is outside of what traditional society understands can feel scary or lonely.  At UGO, we believe you will find friends that will be a part of many years and adventures to come.  If you are exploring the option of unschooling or if you are a veteran unschooling family, we welcome you to feel the freedom of delight-driven, life-long learning and living.

 

spider webs, lakeside

 

“Living is learning and when kids are living fully and energetically and happily they are learning a lot, even if we don’t always know what it is. ” ~ John Holt

 

UGO is a place that will provide families with a safe, inclusive environment to support the philosophy of unschooling – giving children the freedom to explore the world uninhibited by the confines of what traditional society considers educational.  Through respectful consideration of all families and the Camp Akita property, we will all have a wonderful experience to build on for years to come!!