2019 Children’s Activities

Children’s Program: Ages 5+

We are planning an amazing program for kids of all ages! The conference will be jam-packed full of fun for the children while the parents attend workshops. Workshops, educational classes, and fun and engaging activities will be available for the kids to choose from throughout the conference.

We have an amazing artist, Spramani Elaun who will be holding an Open Art space for kids (and adults) to come in and do self-directed art projects through the day. Spramani will also be sharing her artistic knowledge as a leader in the Choose Your Own Adventure Art Progam.

Our children’s coordinator, Theresa Bovenzi, will be incorporating fun activities for the 5 and over crowd both indoors and out. . Children can expect to be thoroughly engaged with a wide range of activities. All children’s activities will be taking place on the beautiful grounds at Hotel Real de Minas.

Our hope is that every child will find something that resonates with them and that this weekend will be filled with fun, learning, adventure, and new friends!

We are still working on our 2019 schedule. If you would like to learn about all the fun that was held last year, check out our 2018 Children’s program!

Little’s Program: Ages 2-4 (and 5 year olds who would do better in this program)

The 2 to 4 year-old crowd will be playing with their very own facilitator, Rebecca Bernard, who will be creating a program of fun activities to keep our youngest attendees busy and happy while parents are enjoying the conference.

If you would like you 5 year old to join the Little’s program, just let us know! Some 5-year-olds aren’t quite ready for the Children’s Program and could use a little extra attention. In the Little’s Program, there is a higher ratio of adult caretakers to children participants (1:3-4), and fewer overall child participants than the larger, FAS Children’s Program.

Activities in the Little’s Program are being planned to be age appropriate- so don’t worry! It will still be engaging for your 5-year-old. But you can be rest assured that your 5-year-old will have that extra little bit of attention that he/she needs to thrive.

Children under two years old are required to remain with their parents.

Activities are scheduled whenever the adults are in their sessions so parents can enjoy the workshops and discussions while the children are engaged in their own fun programming. There will be extra long lunches scheduled each day so families can do their own exploring over the lunch break.

Day 1
30 Oct 2018

Opening Announcements – Full Family

We’ll be starting our day at 9 am sharp! You won’t want to miss these announcements!
Brandon Pearce

Welcome to San Miguel de Allende

A warm welcome from Guillermo Gonzalez Engelbrecht, the General Director of the San Miguel de Allende Tourism Board.

Announcements

Hear some stories from our attendees and prepare to maximize your experience at the 2018 Family Adventure Summit!

Take Kids to Children’s/Little’s Programs

It’s time for the kids to have some fun of their own! Little’s (ages 2-4) will be brought to Rebecca in the Little’s Room (Room 6). Children ages 5-18 will meet Theresa on the lawn (Children’s Program Area)!

Introductions and Icebreaker Games

Theresa and her trusty volunteers will be leading some fun games that will help the children get to know each other and set the tone for a fun, respectful, and educational kids’ program!

Pick Up Children

Time to get the kids!

Adventure Crew #1

Session #1 Adventure Crew will be a multi-day workshop in the children’s program. Children will pre-sign up for the subject they are most interested in. They’ll have a choice between Drama, Technology, Sports, Art, and Games. We’ll be sending out emails for pre-registration in September. The children will remain in these workshop groups over the first three days of the conference and will be able to work on multi-day projects and/or dive deep into their chosen subjects!

Pick Up Children

Time to pick up the kids!

Closing Announcements – Full Family

Return to the Ballroom with your family for some important announcements.
Day 2
31 Oct 2018

Take Kids to Children’s/Little’s Program

It’s time for the kids to have some fun of their own! Little’s (ages 2-4) will be brought to Rebecca in the Little’s Room. Children ages 5-18 will meet Theresa on the lawn!

Games and Announcements

Theresa and her trusty volunteers will be leading the group in some full-group games as well as making her daily announcements.

Adventure Crew Session #2

Session #2. Adventure Crew will be a multi-day workshop in the children’s program. Children will pre-sign up for the subject they are most interested in. They’ll have a choice between Drama, Technology, Sports, Art, and Games. We’ll be sending out emails for pre-registration in September. The children will remain in these workshop groups over the first three days of the conference and will be able to work on multi-day projects and/or dive deep into their chosen subjects!

Teen Panel Discussion

This session will be a panel of teens sharing their own unique perspectives, thoughts, and feelings about their experience of travel as a lifestyle! They’ll be talking about things such as:  Challenges & opportunities of travel  Travel as a catalyst for learning & growth What home means to them What they’re most excited about right now Things they’re currently struggling with or have overcome in their travels What they envision for their future How they connect to community, friends, and family in their travels, and what they value in their relationships.  Most memorable cultural celebrations or festivals they’ve experienced  Favorite places visited  Most savored foods from around the world Safety during travel, including any times they’ve needed to seek medical attention and what those experiences were like.  What a typical day in their life looks like, any routines they enjoy, and how they like to spend the majority of their time.  We’ll also address any other questions that our audience would like to ask. You’ll come away from this session feeling awed, inspired, and uplifted by what our remarkable traveling teens have to share with all of us!

Pick Up Children

Time to get the kids!

Announcements – Full Family

We’ll explain the afternoon full-family activities and options.

Full Family Activities Around San Miguel

Experiencing travel is what it is all about! Here is your opportunity to do something fun with other traveling families. We’ll have many different excursions to chose from. Your family will be able to sign up for the excursion of their choice and you’ll get to know some families…family travel style! We’ll have a wide arrange of options, some will be free, some will have varying costs.
Day 3
01 Nov 2018

Adventure Crew Session #3

Session #3 Adventure Crew will be a multi-day workshop in the children’s program. Children will pre-sign up for the subject they are most interested in. They’ll have a choice between Drama, Technology, Sports, Art, and Games. We’ll be sending out emails for pre-registration in September. The children will remain in these workshop groups over the first three days of the conference and will be able to work on multi-day projects and/or dive deep into their chosen subjects!

Pick Up Children

Grab the kids and come back to the ballroom for some exciting announcements!

Mindfulness and Closing Circle

If anyone needs a bit more time to finish off their Choose Their Own Adventure Projects, they’ll be a bit of time to do so. Theresa and her volunteers will be leading the group in some mindfulness exercises and holding a special closing circle.

Announcements – Full Family

Return to the ballroom for full-family announcements!
Day 4
02 Nov 2018

Fun, Fun, Fun Activities – Full Family

We’ll be spending the morning doing some super fun activities together. There will be flower crown making and face painting for Day of the Dead, as well as games and activities for the whole family.

Drama Production

The drama team from the kids’ program will be performing the production they have been working on all week. Be sure to attend, even if your kids aren’t in it. We’ll be heading straight into our closing ceremonies after the play!

Closing Ceremony

While there will still be plenty to do together as we explore the day of the dead festivities, this will be the last time we gather as a full group.