2018 Junior Crew
Jan
14
to Mar 7

2018 Junior Crew

6th – 8th Grade: Future Leaders

Learn how to supervise youth in the winter woods. Shadow the Crew, tap into your inner leader and have a heck of a lot of fun while experiencing the positive benefits of an afternoon in the wintry woods.

We offer Junior Crew every Winter; each Junior Crew program includes as many sessions as each participant can attend (minimum 1/week). See what we have scheduled below, and if there's nothing lined up, subscribe to be notified when enrollment opens for future seasons.

Details at a glance

  • Age: 6th – 8th Graders; We have a limited number of spots for our Junior Crew and priority will go to Elements alums. Please register your child regardless of whether they were an alum. Once we have all interested participants, we will make final roster. Full refunds will go to those who we are unable to accommodate.
  • Day: Monday – Thursday (attend any one session at any location per week)
  • Location: Varies (check the full kid's schedule)
  • 4:00pm drop-off (option to attend Crew Brief)
  • 5:30pm pick up

 

Highlights

  • Orientation: JC’s are invited  to attend the one hour, pre-season JC Orientation and Crew Season Kick off Celebration (hot chocolate and S'mores) on Monday, January 15 from 4:30 - 6:30.   
  • Weekly commitment: We realize that our JC's can often  have busy after-school schedules With that in mind, we allow JC’s to attend as many or as few  sessions per week that work for their schedule. You have flexibility and can pick the day(s) that work for you each week. JC's are welcome to arrive to the site at 4:00 for the Crew Brief.
  • Enrichment: Every few sessions we introduce age appropriate enrichment to our JC's: wilderness first aid; survival skills; unique explorers and their adventure stories; leadership skills, etc.
  • Celebration: JC’s will have an Elements Season End celebration. Those who complete the eight week program will receive evaluations and a certificate stating completion of the program.

More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

$200

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Mondays at Montrose Park
Jan
14
to Mar 4

Mondays at Montrose Park

2nd – 5th Grade: Unstructured Adventure

This program offers cool outdoors activities that unfold in an organic way. The kids guide the direction of our adventures in the woods.

We offer Blizzards every Winter; each Blizzards program includes an hour-long session each week for seven weeks. See what we have scheduled below. Subscribe to be notified when enrollment opens for future seasons

Examples

  • Elements Expeditions: Channel your inner explorer by simulating a climb up Mt Everest.
  • Shelter Building: Create winter forts out of found natural materials.
  • Meadow games: Capture the Flag, Tug of War and  Kick the Can make a come back at Elements
  • Elements Idita-Run: Learn about the annual Alaskan Iditarod and then test our own strength with our own exciting Elements Idita-Run.

More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

 

Details

  • Age: 2nd – 5th Graders
  • 7 sessions per season
  • Drop-Off: 4:15pm
  • Start: 4:30pm
  • Pick-Up: 5:30pm
  • Location: Montrose Park; Georgetown neighborhood

$265


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Tuesdays at Whitehaven Park
Jan
15
to Mar 5

Tuesdays at Whitehaven Park

2nd – 5th Grade: Unstructured Adventure

This program offers cool outdoors activities that unfold in an organic way. The kids guide the direction of our adventures in the woods.

We offer Blizzards every Winter; each Blizzards program includes an hour-long session each week for seven weeks. See what we have scheduled below. Subscribe to be notified when enrollment opens for future seasons

Examples

  • Elements Expeditions: Channel your inner explorer by simulating a climb up Mt Everest.
  • Shelter Building: Create winter forts out of found natural materials.
  • Meadow games: Capture the Flag, Tug of War and  Kick the Can make a come back at Elements
  • Elements Idita-Run: Learn about the annual Alaskan Iditarod and then test our own strength with our own exciting Elements Idita-Run.

More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

 

Details

  • Age: 2nd – 5th Graders
  • 8 sessions per season
  • Drop-Off: 4:15pm
  • Start: 4:30pm
  • Pick-Up: 5:30pm
  • Location: Whitehaven Park, Burleith neighborhood

$300


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Wednesdays at Westmoreland Park
Jan
16
to Mar 6

Wednesdays at Westmoreland Park

2nd – 5th Grade: Unstructured Adventure

This program offers cool outdoors activities that unfold in an organic way. The kids guide the direction of our adventures in the woods.

We offer Blizzards every Winter; each Blizzards program includes an hour-long session each week for seven weeks. See what we have scheduled below. Subscribe to be notified when enrollment opens for future seasons

Examples

  • Elements Expeditions: Channel your inner explorer by simulating a climb up Mt Everest.
  • Shelter Building: Create winter forts out of found natural materials.
  • Meadow games: Capture the Flag, Tug of War and  Kick the Can make a come back at Elements
  • Elements Idita-Run: Learn about the annual Alaskan Iditarod and then test our own strength with our own exciting Elements Idita-Run.

More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

 

Details

  • Age: 2nd – 5th Graders
  • 8 sessions per season
  • Drop-Off: 4:15pm
  • Start: 4:30pm
  • Pick-Up: 5:30pm
  • Location: Westmoreland Park, Bethesda/Spring Valley neighborhood

$300


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Wednesdays at Newark Street Woods
Jan
16
to Mar 6

Wednesdays at Newark Street Woods

2nd – 5th Grade: Unstructured Adventure

This program offers cool outdoors activities that unfold in an organic way. The kids guide the direction of our adventures in the woods.

We offer Blizzards every Winter; each Blizzards program includes an hour-long session each week for seven weeks. See what we have scheduled below. Subscribe to be notified when enrollment opens for future seasons

Examples

  • Elements Expeditions: Channel your inner explorer by simulating a climb up Mt Everest.
  • Shelter Building: Create winter forts out of found natural materials.
  • Meadow games: Capture the Flag, Tug of War and  Kick the Can make a come back at Elements
  • Elements Idita-Run: Learn about the annual Alaskan Iditarod and then test our own strength with our own exciting Elements Idita-Run.

More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

 

Details

  • Age: 2nd – 5th Graders
  • 8 sessions per season
  • Drop-Off: 4:15pm
  • Start: 4:30pm
  • Pick-Up: 5:30pm
  • Location: Newark Street Woods; Cleveland Park neighborhood

$300


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Thursdays at Glover Archibald Park
Jan
17
to Mar 7

Thursdays at Glover Archibald Park

2nd – 5th Grade: Unstructured Adventure

This program offers cool outdoors activities that unfold in an organic way. The kids guide the direction of our adventures in the woods.

We offer Blizzards every Winter; each Blizzards program includes an hour-long session each week for seven weeks. See what we have scheduled below. Subscribe to be notified when enrollment opens for future seasons

Examples

  • Elements Expeditions: Channel your inner explorer by simulating a climb up Mt Everest.
  • Shelter Building: Create winter forts out of found natural materials.
  • Meadow games: Capture the Flag, Tug of War and  Kick the Can make a come back at Elements
  • Elements Idita-Run: Learn about the annual Alaskan Iditarod and then test our own strength with our own exciting Elements Idita-Run.

More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

 

Details

  • Age: 2nd – 5th Graders
  • 8 sessions per season
  • Drop-Off: 4:15pm
  • Start: 4:30pm
  • Pick-Up: 5:30pm
  • Location: Glover Archibald Park, Wesley Heights neighborhood

$300


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Mondays at Montrose Park
Jan
28
to Mar 4

Mondays at Montrose Park

K – 1st Grade: Nurturing Creative Play

Loosely structured activities and self-directed discovery time. Flurries will leave with rosy cheeks and twinkles in their eyes!

We offer Flurries every Winter; each Flurries program includes an hour-long session each week for six weeks. See what we have scheduled below. Subscribe to be notified when enrollment opens for future seasons.

Examples of Flurries Activities

  • Move: Climb, crawl, and cross logs and streams.
  • Imagine: Pretend to be explorers and trekking to the farthest reaches of the park sometimes on trail and other times ‘back-country.’
  • Gather: Collect cool woodland items to tuck into the Treasure Tree.
  • Share: Story-time paired with sweet, Ele’mint Tea.

Details

  • Age: Kindergarten – 1st Graders
  • 6 sessions per season
  • Drop-Off: 4:15pm
  • Start: 4:30pm
  • Pick-Up: 5:30pm
  • Location: Montrose Park, Georgetown Neighborhood

More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

$200


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Tuesdays at Whitehaven Park
Jan
29
to Mar 5

Tuesdays at Whitehaven Park

K – 1st Grade: Nurturing Creative Play

Loosely structured activities and self-directed discovery time. Flurries will leave with rosy cheeks and twinkles in their eyes!

We offer Flurries every Winter; each Flurries program includes an hour-long session each week for six weeks. See what we have scheduled below. Subscribe to be notified when enrollment opens for future seasons.

Examples of Flurries Activities

  • Move: Climb, crawl, and cross logs and streams.
  • Imagine: Pretend to be explorers and trekking to the farthest reaches of the park sometimes on trail and other times ‘back-country.’
  • Gather: Collect cool woodland items to tuck into the Treasure Tree.
  • Share: Story-time paired with sweet, Ele’mint Tea.

Details

  • Age: Kindergarten – 1st Graders
  • 6 sessions per season
  • Drop-Off: 4:15pm
  • Start: 4:30pm
  • Pick-Up: 5:30pm
  • Location: Whitehaven Park; Burleith neighborhood

More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

$200


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Wednesdays at Newark Street Woods
Jan
30
to Mar 6

Wednesdays at Newark Street Woods

K – 1st Grade: Nurturing Creative Play

Loosely structured activities and self-directed discovery time. Flurries will leave with rosy cheeks and twinkles in their eyes!

We offer Flurries every Winter; each Flurries program includes an hour-long session each week for six weeks. See what we have scheduled below. Subscribe to be notified when enrollment opens for future seasons.

Examples of Flurries Activities

  • Move: Climb, crawl, and cross logs and streams.
  • Imagine: Pretend to be explorers and trekking to the farthest reaches of the park sometimes on trail and other times ‘back-country.’
  • Gather: Collect cool woodland items to tuck into the Treasure Tree.
  • Share: Story-time paired with sweet, Ele’mint Tea.

Details

  • Age: Kindergarten – 1st Graders
  • 6 sessions per season
  • Drop-Off: 4:15pm
  • Start: 4:30pm
  • Pick-Up: 5:30pm
  • Location: Newark Street Woods; Cleveland Park neighborhood

More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

$200


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Thursdays at Glover Archibald Park
Jan
31
to Mar 7

Thursdays at Glover Archibald Park

K – 1st Grade: Nurturing Creative Play

Loosely structured activities and self-directed discovery time. Flurries will leave with rosy cheeks and twinkles in their eyes!

We offer Flurries every Winter; each Flurries program includes an hour-long session each week for six weeks. See what we have scheduled below. Subscribe to be notified when enrollment opens for future seasons.

Examples of Flurries Activities

  • Move: Climb, crawl, and cross logs and streams.
  • Imagine: Pretend to be explorers and trekking to the farthest reaches of the park sometimes on trail and other times ‘back-country.’
  • Gather: Collect cool woodland items to tuck into the Treasure Tree.
  • Share: Story-time paired with sweet, Ele’mint Tea.

Details

  • Age: Kindergarten – 1st Graders
  • Six sessions per season
  • Drop-Off: 4:15pm
  • Start: 4:30pm
  • Pick-Up: 5:30pm
  • Location: Glover Archibald Park; Wesley Heights neighborhood

      More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

      $200


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    Single Session at Glover Archbold Park
    Feb
    22
    1:30 PM13:30

    Single Session at Glover Archbold Park

    Try it out

    Single Sessions are for kids in Pre-Kindergarten – 5th Grade who want try out The Elements D.C. without committing to the full season.

    Details

    • Age: Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Graders
    • Day: Friday (this is a SINGLE session)
    • Drop-Off: 1:15pm
    • Start: 1:30pm
    • Pick-Up: 2:30pm
    • Location: Glover Archibald Park; Wesley Heights neighborhood

    More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

    $45


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     Recess: Hike and Yoga on the Potomac River
    May
    2
    8:30 AM08:30

    Recess: Hike and Yoga on the Potomac River

    • Please park general vicinity of below address and gather in grassy area across street. (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    RECESS

    This recess is the ultimate in sensory bliss. Walk, breathe and move through asanas while feeling the warmth of sun, hearing the sounds of rushing river and smelling the scents of spring.

    SCHEDULE

    • 8:30 -10:30: Launch from trail head on Potomac Avenue and walk the river trail 1 mile route  to our riverside yoga pad where we will be guided through a 50 minute yoga practice lead by Lindsey Truitt (certified yoga instructor). Return journey.

    LOGISTICS

    • Parking: You can park on side streets of Palisades neighborhood for 2 hours.
    • We will gather at grassy area at end of Potomac Ave (near Arizona Ave and in vicinity of 5301 Potomac Ave)
    • What to Wear: Dress for the weather.
    • What to Bring; yoga mat. The surface where we will practice is concrete. Bring water and sunscreen.
    • Weather plan & Refund Policy: Inclement weather date is Wednesday, May 2 from 8:30 - 10:30.  If you are unable to join our new date, we will refund you less a $5 admin fee. If you need to cancel, prior to recess, we will refund you less a $5 admin fee

    INCLUSIONS

    • Elements Guide
    • Yoga Instruction and practice

     

    $25


     

       

       

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      Spring reBOOT
      Apr
      15
      to Apr 21

      Spring reBOOT

      The Local 'YOU-cation'

      The Elements reBOOT is a week devoted to you: a week to get outside and experience unique woodland walks with like-minded friends. No expensive flights, jet lag or shock of reentry, reBOOT right here and let The Elements D.C. lead the way.

      We’ve crafted a way for you to reBOOT without having to skip a beat, leave town or spend a mint. Each reBOOT is a week long and includes 20+ hiking adventures throughout DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Outings are scheduled throughout each day of the week (see schedule below). You can come on any or all of the walks. Our pace is brisk, but flexible. You can also take advantage of the discounted Elements Add-Ons (see details below). The result? A stronger, healthier, more grounded YOU!

      $125 - full reBOOT + Yoga/Hike RECESS + discounted Add Ons

      $75 - 12 reBOOT walks + discounted Add Ons (yoga/Hike RECESS can be purchased separately)


      Overview of reBOOT Schedule.

      Once registered, reBOOTers will have access to exact details of hikes and locations.

      Sunday morning Woodland Walk 

      • Neighborhood: Palisades and Potomac River
      • Time:10:00 - 11:30am
      • Description: Woodland and river side trails
      • Lead: Fran Barnes

      Sunday afternoon Woodland Walk

      • Neighborhood: Chevy Chase and Upper Rock Creek Park
      • Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm
      • Description: woodland, hilly, single and double track trails, some stream crossings
      • Lead: Margaret Rietano

      Monday Sunrise Woodland Walk

      • Neighborhood: NW DC: Cleveland Park neighborhood
      • Time: 6:15 – 7:00am
      • Mileage and Trail Conditions: 2.5 miles, hilly ups/downs, some single track, some city sidewalk
      • Lead: Margaret Rietano

       

      Monday Morning Woodland Walk

      • Neighborhood: DC: Chevy Chase: Forest Hills, NW
      • Time: 8:30 – 10:00am
      • Mileage & Trail Conditions: 4.6. Woodland. Hilly ups and downs. Single Tracks.
      • Lead: Celine Delany

       

      Monday Mid-Day Woodland Walk

      • Neighborhood: Great Falls/McLean, VA
      • Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm
      • Mileage and Trail Conditions; 4 miles round trip. Mostly woodland trails, hilly, single and double track trails
      • Lead: Margaret Rietano

       

      Monday Dusk Woodland Walk

      • Neighborhood: NW DC: Wesley Heights neighborhood
      • Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm
      • Mileage & Trail Conditions: 2+ miles of hilly, single track and double track trails
      • Lead: Fran Barnes

       

       

      Tuesday Sunrise Woodland Walk

      • Neighborhood: NW DC: Georgetown
      • Time: 6:15 – 7:00am
      • Mileage & Trail Conditions: Hills, single and double track trails. approx 2.5 miles
      • Lead: Fran Barnes

       

      Tuesday Morning Woodland Walk

      • Neighborhood: NW DC: Cleveland & Woodley Park Neighborhood
      • Time: 9:15 – 10:45
      • Mileage & Trail Conditions:4 miles. Woodland trails and hills and dales
      • Lead: Fran Barnes

       

      Tuesday Mid-Day Woodland Walk

      • Neighborhood: Virginia: McLEAN
      • Time: 12:30 – 2:00pm
      • Mileage & Trail Conditions: Hilly up/down, double track & single track and some steep ascents/descents along Potomac River banks. ~5+/- miles
      • Lead: Margaret Rietano

       

      Tuesday Dusk Impact Tour of City Kids Wilderness Project and Urban  Walk

      • Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
      • Time: 5:15 – 7:15pm
      • Learn about The Elements partner non-profit, City Kids Wilderness Project from 5:30 - 6:30. After ‘Impact Tour” the Elements reBOOters will explore Meridian Hill Park and the surrounding neighborhoods.
      • Lead: Fran Barnes and Margaret Rietano

       

      Wednesday Sunrise Woodland Walk

      • Neighborhood: NW DC: Cleveland Park neighborhood
      • Time: 6:15 – 7:00am
      • Mileage and Trail Conditions: 3 miles, hilly ups/downs, some single track, some city
      • sidewalk
      • Lead: Margaret Rietano

       

      Wednesday Morning Yoga in the Elements

      • Neighborhood: Palisades neighborhood
      • Time: 8:30 – 10:30am
      • Distance: 2 mile + 50 minute yoga practice
      • Lead: Margaret Rietano and local certified Yoga Instructor; Lindsey Truitt

       

      Wednesday Mid-Day Woodland Walk

      • Neighborhood: Maryland: Chevy Chase
      • Time: 12:30 – 1:30pm
      • Mileage & Trail Conditions: 2.5 miles. Woodland. Single track a & horse trails. Hilly ups and downs
      • Lead: Celine Delany

       

      Wednesday Dusk Shinrin You (Forest Bathing) Woodland Walk

      • Neighborhood: Burleith & Wesley Heights
      • Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm
      • Mileage & Trail Conditions: 2 to 3 miles. We will take a slower pace and take time to savor all the woods have to offer.
      • Lead: Fran Barnes

       

      Thursday Sunrise Walk Georgetown

      • Neighborhood: NW DC: Georgetown
      • Time: 6:15 – 7:00am
      • Mileage & Trail Conditions:1.6 miles. Double track paths. Rooty, rocky and hilly in some parts.
      • Lead: Fran Barnes

      Thursday Morning Woodland Walk

      • Neighborhood: Palisades and Potomac River
      • Time: 9:30 – 11:00pm
      • Mileage & Trail Conditions: 4 miles of trails and some sidewalks
      • Lead:  Margaret Rietano

      Thursday Mid-Day Woodland Walk

      • Neighborhood: Kalorama and Georgetown
      • Time: 12:00 – 1:30pm
      • Mileage and Trail Conditions: 3.5 miles, single and double track trails
      • Lead: Margaret Rietano

      Thursday Dusk Woodland Walk

      • Neighborhood: Wesley Heights and Palisades
      • Time: 6:00 – 7:00pm
      • Mileage & Trail Conditions: 2-3 miles. Double track path, Rooty, rocky and hilly.
      • Lead: Fran Barnes

       

      Friday Sunrise Woodland Walk

      • Neighborhood: NW DC: Cleveland Park neighborhood
      • Time: 6:00 – 6:50am
      • Mileage and Trail Conditions:3 miles, hilly ups/downs, some single track, some city sidewalk
      • Lead: Margaret Rietano

       

      Friday Morning Woodland Walk

      • Neighborhood: DC: Georgetown
      • Time: 10:00 – 11:15am
      • Mileage and Trail Conditions: woodland paths, ups and downs. 3+/-mile loop
      • Lead: Fran Barnes

       

      Friday Mid-Day Woodland Walk

      • Neighborhood: DC: Chevy Chase: Forest Hills, NW
      • Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm
      • Mileage & Trail Conditions: 2 miles. Hilly ups and downs. Stream crossings
      • Lead: Celine Delany

       

      Saturday Morning Family Woodland Walk

      • Neighborhood: River Walk NW, DC
      • Time: 9:00 – 10:30am
      • Mileage and Trail Conditions: 4 miles. Single track, flat with views of Potomac River
      • Lead: Margaret Rietano, Celine Delany & Fran Barnes

       

      More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!


      Elements Add-Ons

       

      Massage

      Friend of The Elements D.C., Marianne Panke, is offering reBOOT participants 60-minute massages for $80 and 90 minute massages for $100. This is a discount of over 20%! Contact Marianne to schedule as this offer expires not long after the reBOOT program ends.

      Mariannepanke.com
      mariannepanke@gmail.com
      202.834.0416

       

      Sustenance

      Friend of The Elements D.C., Little Green LLC, is offering reBOOT participants a 10-day Little Green Cleanse during the program. All reBOOTers will get a discount code after registering for The Elements DC reBOOT and can then apply the code when registering directly with Little Green. Visit their website for details.

      Littlegreen.me
      christyhross@gmail.com

       

      Catering

      Friend of The Elements D.C., KitchKat, is offering reBOOT participants 10% off her regular rates for the Little Green Cleanse meal prep and delivery during the reBOOT. Click here for a look-see at the 10 day meal plan, delivery & payment details. Kat and Christy have worked closely to create a 10 Day Little Green Meal Plan menu. Containers will be in eco-friendly, biodegradeable, compostable containers. Can’t get much better than that!

      Kitchkat.com
      info@kitchkat.com
      202.630.9770


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      RECESS: The Elements and Little Green pre reBOOT walk & chai
      Apr
      8
      7:30 AM07:30

      RECESS: The Elements and Little Green pre reBOOT walk & chai

      • Rock Creek Park's Klingle Valley Trail & the Tregaron Conservancy (map)
      • Google Calendar ICS

      RECESS

      Come spend early Sunday morning with Christy Halvorson Ross (founder of Little Green) and Margaret Rietano (founder of The Elements DC) on a brisk 3 to 4 mile walk through Rock Creek Park's Klingle Valley Trail and the Tregaron Conservancy. Invite your friends and enjoy homemade chai tea. You can experience this as a unique, one-time Sunday morning adventure OR as a preview for the Little Green April Cleanse (April 15-24) and the Elements reBOOT (April 15-21). Many Washingtonians do the two programs together to reBOOT their systems--daily woodland hikes throughout NW DC, VA and MD and detoxing your system with a guided, 10-Day, plant-forward cleanse! What a great way to start spring!

      FAQs

      • Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter this RECESS?  We ask that participants be 18 or over. We will have all sign an Elements waiver at the trail head.
      • What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the RECESS?  There is 2 hour 'on street' parking but allow a bit of extra time to find a spot. Closest metro stop is at the red line Woodley Station on Connecticut Ave, NW.
      • What can I bring to the RECESS?  Running or hiking shoes recommended. Trails are single and double track, sometimes rooty, rocky with hills. 
      • Dress for the elements: We will not offer a rain date so dress for the forecasted weather.
      • Friendly dogs on leash are allowed.

      • How can I contact the organizer with any questions? email christyhross@gmail.com or mrietano@theelementsdc.com

       

       

      $10


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      RECESS; Potomac River Walk & Talk with The Elements and Potomac Conservancy
      Mar
      3
      9:00 AM09:00

      RECESS; Potomac River Walk & Talk with The Elements and Potomac Conservancy

      RECESS

      Join Elements for a physically invigorating and mentally stimulating walk along the DC banks of the Potomac River. We will be joined by Mary Vasse of Potomac Conservancy who will share how the Potomac River is in the midst of a comeback, and answer questions about the health of our river, the quality of the water and the profound impact our actions can have on this incredible natural resource in our region. 

      • Mileage & Terrain: 4 miles (+/-) of single and double track. At times rooty, rocky and muddy.
      • Dress for the weather. Rain date is scheduled for Sunday, March 4th from 9:00 - 10:30
      • Hot beverage and snack provided by The Elements

       

      $25 The proceeds from this Elements RECESS will be donated to Potomac Conservancy


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      RECESS; Walk and Talk with Elements and Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy
      Feb
      26
      4:15 PM16:15

      RECESS; Walk and Talk with Elements and Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy

      RECESS

      Research shows that recess is important for kids' academic success. It is a sweet bit of time for students to relax with friends, get fresh air, run around and rest the noggin. Studies show that kids who have outdoor recess perform better in the classroom. So let's practice what is being preached. Join the Elements DC for a few hours of unique, local, adventure. We will get outside, active and grounded and send you back ready to tackle the 'to do's'.

      Elements Recess will be a couple of hours in length and sprinkled throughout the year.  Be sure to subscribe so you can be in the know of an upcoming Recess. 

      Join Elements and Liza Gilbert of the Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy for a guided walk and talk. Discover all the  tucked away natural and designed treasures of Dumbarton Oaks Park. Liza will share all that has been done by DOPC and the National Park Service to revive the original designs of Beatrice Farrand and why this land is considered an urban oasis for all.  

      "As a “naturalistic,” but intensely designed landscape of meadows, woodlands, bulbs and wildflowers, paths and ponds, and constructed waterfalls, Dumbarton Oaks Park offers recreation as well as restorative quiet, beauty, and inspiration for Washington, DC residents and visitors from beyond."

      • Please meet at 4:15 at the Rose Garden directly across from the Jackson Arts Center on R Street in Georgetown.
      • Mileage; 2 (+/-) miles/27 acres of hilly terrain and at times rooty and rocky paths.
      • Dress for the weather

       

       

      $25 (proceeds from this Elements RECESS will be donated to the Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy)


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      Recess: Hike & Changing of Guard/Arlington National Cemetery
      Nov
      29
      8:00 AM08:00

      Recess: Hike & Changing of Guard/Arlington National Cemetery

      RECESS

      Research shows that recess is important for kids' academic success. It is a sweet bit of time for students to relax with friends, get fresh air, run around and rest the noggin. Studies show that kids who have outdoor recess perform better in the classroom. So let's practice what is being preached. Join the Elements DC for a few hours of unique, local, adventure. We will get outside, active and grounded and send you back ready to tackle the 'to do's'.

      Elements Recess will be a couple of hours in length and sprinkled throughout the year.  Be sure to subscribe so you can be in the know of an upcoming Recess. 

       

       

      $25


      SCHEDULE

      • 8:00 -8:30: gather at Baked & Wired in Georgetown; 1052 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW (map)
      • 8:30 - 11:30; Brisk warm-up walk to Arlington National Cemetery where we will explore the grounds, observe the 10:00 'Changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier' and then walk back to Georgetown.

      LOGISTICS

      • Parking: we encourage you to walk to recess but if you need to drive, you can park on side streets of Georgetown for 2 hours (Zone 2 holders get unlimited time in Georgetown) or use Park Mobile app or park in a parking lot.
      • What to Wear: Dress for the weather and bundle up;  warm, wicking layers & hat & gloves. 
      • What to Bring; $ for a warm coffee/tea or cupcake at Baked & Wired 
      • Estimated mileage: 6 miles
      • Weather Plan & Refund Policy: Inclement weather date is Thursday, November 30th from 8:00 - 11:30. If both days are rotten, we will reschedule and if you are unable to join our new date or If you need to cancel prior to recess we will refund you less a $5 admin fee

      INCLUSIONS

      • Elements Guide
      • Hot Element Tea & nourishment
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       Recess: Hike and Yoga/Roosevelt Island
      Nov
      16
      11:00 AM11:00

      Recess: Hike and Yoga/Roosevelt Island

      RECESS

      Research shows that recess is important for kids' academic success. It is a sweet bit of time for students to relax with friends, get fresh air, run around and rest the noggin. Studies show that kids who have outdoor recess perform better in the classroom. So let's practice what is being preached. Join the Elements DC for a few hours of unique, local, adventure. We will get outside, active and grounded and send you back ready to tackle the 'to do's'.

      Elements Recess will be a couple of hours in length and sprinkled throughout the year.  Be sure to subscribe so you can be in the know of an upcoming Recess. 

       

       

      $25


      SCHEDULE

      • 11:00 -11:30: gather at Blue Bottle Coffee; 1046 Potomac Street, NW (map)
      • 11:30 - 1:30; Brisk warm-up walk to Roosevelt Island where we will enjoy Yoga in the Elements with Lindsey Truitt. After yoga,  explore Roosevelt Island and return to Georgetown.

      LOGISTICS

      • Parking: we encourage you to walk to recess but if you need to drive, you can park on side streets of Georgetown for 2 hours (Zone 2 holders get unlimited time in Georgetown) or use Park Mobile app or park in a parking lot.
      • What to Wear: Bundle up; stretchy, warm, wicking layers including hat & gloves. We will practice yoga in shoes unless weather is warm
      • What to Bring; yoga mat and $ for a warm coffee/tea at Blue Bottle Coffee
      • Weather plan & Refund Policy: Inclement weather date is Friday, November 17th from 11:00 - 2:00. If both Thursday and Friday are rotten, we will reschedule and if you are unable to join our new date, we will refund you less a $5 admin fee. If you need to cancel, prior to recess, we will refund you less a $5 admin fee

      INCLUSIONS

      • Elements Guide
      • Hot Element Tea & nourishment
      • Yoga Instruction and practice

       

       

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      Fall reTREAT: Lexington
      Oct
      24
      to Oct 26

      Fall reTREAT: Lexington

      A REJUVENATING GETAWAY

      Indulge in an invigorating escape. Venture out of town to the mountains of Virginia for heart pumping hikes, paired with delicious food, yoga and a stay at luxurious, boutique hotels.

      The Elements Lexington Hiking reTREAT includes two days of Elements curated and guided hikes; early morning yoga; trail-head shuttle service and all meals including summit-side, gourmet picnics and dinner at the farm to table Red Hen Restaurant (except for Sunday/Monday reTREATs). We'll provide booking information for a 2-night stay at the Georges, a boutique hotel; cost of hotel is not included in the price of the package.

      The Elements guides do the heavy lifting, literally — by carrying picnics, maps first aid kits etc, and figuratively by curating the routes so you can focus on the beauty! Our priority is your safety but rest assured, fun, adventure and food are all gunning for second place!

      We offer reTREATs in both Spring and Fall. See what we have scheduled below, and if there's nothing lined up, subscribe to be notified when enrollment opens for future seasons.

      $275


      Schedule

      Tuesday

      • 4 – 8:00: Check in at the George’s Hotel. Dinner is en route or on your own. Elements is happy to provide Lexington restaurant suggestions as well as gather as a group if arrivals are around dinner-time.
      • 8:30: Introductions and orientation meeting. Fireside at Taps (the bar at The Georges).

      Wednesday

      • 6:30: Pre-hike yoga.
      • 8:00: Breakfast.
      • 8:30: All-day hike with trail-side lunch provided. Hike will be between 6 & 8 miles with lots of ups and downs, great vistas, ancient stone outcroppings and beautiful foliage.
      • 3:00: Enjoy a much deserved cold beer from local brewery.
      • 4:00: Relax. Get a massage (schedule in advance), take another yoga class, explore Lexington or keep it simple and take a nap until dinner time.
      • 6:00: Hors d'oeuvres and drinks before dinner.
      • 7:00: Three-course dinner.
      • Sleep well!

      Thursday

      • 6:45: Early morning walking tour of Lexington with Margaret.
      • 8:00: Breakfast.
      • 9:00: Hike at Crabtree Falls; a spectacular climb flanked by babbling stream and dramatic waterfalls. Trail-side picnic is provided at summit overlook. The trail is well maintained but expect some steep ups and downs. Mileage approximately 4 miles.

      Inclusions

      This package includes: 

      • Two Elements guided hikes plus Elements Guides (Margaret and assistant)
      • Elements Welcome TREATS for reTREATers
      • One pre-hike yoga class
      • Two gourmet picnic lunches (carried by guides)
      • Post-hike local brew
      • Sunset hors d'oeuvres on the terrace of the Georges
      • Three-course dinner at Taps Restaurant
      • Transportation to & from first hike
      • Guided-walk through Lexington

      Note: Hotel accommodations for 2 nights at The George’s should be reserved and purchased independently (their overnight stays include breakfast). All bar bills and alcohol at cocktails & dinner are to be paid separately.


      More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

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      Fall reTREAT: Lexington
      Oct
      22
      to Oct 24

      Fall reTREAT: Lexington

      A REJUVENATING GETAWAY

      Indulge in an invigorating escape. Venture out of town to the mountains of Virginia for heart pumping hikes, paired with delicious food, yoga and a stay at luxurious, boutique hotels.

      The Elements Lexington Hiking reTREAT includes two days of Elements curated and guided hikes; early morning yoga; trail-head shuttle service and all meals including summit-side, gourmet picnics and dinner at the farm to table Red Hen Restaurant (except for Sunday/Monday reTREATs). We'll provide booking information for a 2-night stay at the Georges, a boutique hotel; cost of hotel is not included in the price of the package.

      The Elements guides do the heavy lifting, literally — by carrying picnics, maps first aid kits etc, and figuratively by curating the routes so you can focus on the beauty! Our priority is your safety but rest assured, fun, adventure and food are all gunning for second place!

      We offer reTREATs in both Spring and Fall. See what we have scheduled below, and if there's nothing lined up, subscribe to be notified when enrollment opens for future seasons.

      $275


      Schedule

      Sunday

      • 4 – 8:00: Check in at the George’s Hotel. Dinner is en route or on your own. Elements is happy to provide Lexington restaurant suggestions as well as gather as a group if arrivals are around dinner-time.
      • 8:30: Introductions and orientation meeting. Fireside at Taps (the bar at The Georges).

      Monday

      • 6:30: Pre-hike yoga.
      • 8:00: Breakfast.
      • 8:30: All-day hike with trail-side lunch provided. Hike will be between 6 & 8 miles with lots of ups and downs, great vistas, ancient stone outcroppings and beautiful foliage.
      • 3:00: Enjoy a much deserved cold beer from local brewery.
      • 4:00: Relax. Get a massage (schedule in advance), take another yoga class, explore Lexington or keep it simple and take a nap until dinner time.
      • 6:00: Hors d'oeuvres and drinks before dinner.
      • 7:00: Three-course dinner.
      • Sleep well!

      Tuesday

      • 6:45: Early morning walking tour of Lexington with Margaret.
      • 8:00: Breakfast.
      • 9:00: Hike at Crabtree Falls; a spectacular climb flanked by babbling stream and dramatic waterfalls. Trail-side picnic is provided at summit overlook. The trail is well maintained but expect some steep ups and downs. Mileage approximately 4 miles.

      Inclusions

      This package includes: 

      • Two Elements guided hikes plus Elements Guides (Margaret and assistant)
      • Elements Welcome TREATS for reTREATers
      • One pre-hike yoga class
      • Two gourmet picnic lunches (carried by guides)
      • Post-hike local brew
      • Sunset hors d'oeuvres on the terrace of the Georges
      • Three-course dinner at Taps Restaurant
      • Transportation to & from first hike
      • Guided-walk through Lexington

      Note: Hotel accommodations for 2 nights at The George’s should be reserved and purchased independently (their overnight stays include breakfast). All bar bills and alcohol at cocktails & dinner are to be paid separately.


      More details to be provided upon enrollment. Have additional questions in the meantime? Check out our FAQ and testimonials. And feel free to send us a question!

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