We have planned an amazing program for kids of all ages! The weekend will be jam packed full of fun for the children while the parents attend workshops. Over 40 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 giving presentations on cultivating a love of art for traveling families, and several art workshops throughout each day focusing on art that is portable for travel and using travel as your artistic inspiration!
Our children’s coordinator, Theresa Bovenzi, will be incorporating fun activities for the 5 and over crowd both indoors and out. Workshops will cover a full spectrum of adventure, culture, movement, music, art, and technology. Children can expect to be thoroughly engaged with a wide range of activities from exploring the local flora and fauna on an eco hike, to learning songs from cultures around the world, to playing games in the nearby park, to learning new skills.
Local artists, mentors, and instructors will share their knowledge of local First Nations history and culture, experimenting and jamming with musical instruments, learning new styles of dance from different cultures, and playing games from all around the world.
Older kids will enjoy hands-on educational workshops from Minecraft hacking, to songwriting, video production, and more!
Children will have the opportunity to take in some of the uniquely Okanagan resources that downtown Penticton has to offer such as the Penticton Art Gallery, Ikeda Japanese Gardens, beautiful Okanagan Beach, SS Sicamous Heritage Park, and Hoodoo Adventures Indoor Climbing Gym.
Arts such as creative writing, sketching, watercolor, and photography will be integrated into these outings, as well as opportunities to share and strengthen skills in exploration with technology with Geocaching, video and sound recording and editing, and Minecrafting.
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!
The 2 to 4 year-old crowd will be playing with their very own facilitator who will be creating a program of fun activities to keep our youngest attendees busy and happy while parents are enjoying the conference.
Activities are scheduled for the entire weekend so parents can enjoy the workshops and discussions while the children are engaged in their own fun programming. Breaks are timed together so parents can check in with their kids between sessions and there will be extra long lunches scheduled each day so families can do their own exploring over the lunch break.