Frequently Asked Questions

What is the schedule of events?

We are currently working on our 2020 event schedule. To get an idea of the program we ran last year, you can see our 2019 Speaker line up here and our Program Schedule here.

What activities will be available for the kids?

There will be three separate programs,one for the little’s age 2-5, one for the children aged 6-12, and one for teens aged 13-18.
The Little’s are broken into small age-based groups with a higher ratio of adults to kids. Activities are both fun, educational, and engaging and are designed by a professional child-care worker. We ask that all children under the age of two remain with their parents for the entire summit.
The children’s program will include a variety of educational workshops and fun activities to choose from, for every age. Whether your kids are into music, sports, art, dance, technology, drama, culture, or something else, we’ll have engaging activities and facilitators to enliven their interest. Our hope is that each child will find something that resonates with them and that the summit will be filled with fun, learning, adventure, and new friends! We are still working on our 2020 children’s program, you can learn more about our 2019 Children’s Program here.
The teen program will consist of teen run talks and workshops in the morning and then participating as volunteers in our adventure crews in the afternoons.
Children will be engaged in activities for the entire conference. The activities will correspond with the timing for the adult workshops so families can check in with each other at breaks and have lunch together.
For kids who would rather remain with their parents during sessions, it’s absolutely no problem as long as they’re not being too loud. Adults are also welcome to join their kids in any of the children’s activities. One place a lot of parents like to go with their kids for peace and quiet is the art room, which is set up all day long with all sorts of art supplies for kids and families to create art together. Occasionally, there will be facilitated art activities as well.

Who is the event for?

The Family Adventure Summit is for families who are interested in incorporating long-term travel as part of their lifestyle, whether they’ve been traveling nomadically for years, travel a few months per year from home, or are just starting out on their journey. There will also be plenty of opportunities for our attendees to ask questions and give answers in our panel discussions and “unconference” sessions. Click here to hear from other families who attended our past conferences.

What topics will be covered at the event?

We hope to cover all aspects of long-term travel. Logistics, education, location independence, entrepreneurship, money, single-parent travelers, family relationships, getting more out of travel, living your truth, dealing with naysayers, staying in contact with friends and family, intuition, and many more!

What will the structure of each day look like?

Typically the adults will have several workshop options going on while the kids’ program is happening. But there are also times when we’ll be bringing all the families together for certain activities or announcements, and other times when we’ll have families get together in smaller groups so you can get to meet other families on a more intimate level.

  • September 5th – Registraion and Picnic meet-and-greet (bring your own picnic!)
  • September 6th, 7th, 8th – Main event, all sessions and activities, and Kids program.
  • September 9th – A casual day for socializing and fun at the beach.
  • September 10th and 11th, optional Academies.

How do I register?

You can register for the event by purchasing your tickets here.

What does the conference ticket price cover?

Tickets include all scheduled programming. Food and lodging are not included.

What if I need to cancel?

Each cancellation is subject to a $50 administration fee per ticket up to 120 days pre-event.  As we need to hire our facilitators, book our venue, and pay for all the things required to run an event of this size and caliber, no refunds are offered 120 days before the event for any reason. No transfers. If for any reason, you feel that you might not be able to make it to the event, we highly encourage the purchase of extra travel insurance before you buy your tickets. Some credit card companies may also offer extra insurance and we encourage you to check with your card company.

How do I reserve my hotel room?

The 2020 Family Adventure Summit will be held at The Penticton Lakeside Resort in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada!

We have negotiated a group rate of $164 CAD for a city view room (approximately $126 USD), $173 for a beach view room, and $181 for a lake view room. If you plan on staying at the Lakeside, book your room soon as our room block will sell out.

Ready to book your stay? Call 1-800-663-9400 or email lakeside@rpbhotels.com. Be sure to mention you are with the Family Adventure Summit! Our group rate is only available until July 21st and is on a first come, first served basis.

Do I have to stay in the hotel?

No, it is not required to stay in the host hotel, but it is recommended. There will be many evening activities, early mornings, and very busy days. Kids (and adults too) will really enjoy the freedom that comes along with staying overnight.

How soon do I need to book accommodation?

Don’t wait too long. We recommend booking your accommodation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Our group rate is only available until July 21st.

Can I come without my family?

The Family Adventure Summit is going to be fun for the whole family! While we highly encourage you to bring your family to the event, we do understand that this may not be possible either logistically or financially. If you do not have children, you are also completely welcome, and there are couples and singles who do attend.

Who will be there?

There will be families from all over the world in attendance!

Does FAS have a religious affiliation?

No, FAS is a secular event. There will be families there with various religious beliefs, as well as atheism and agnosticism, and we welcome everyone. We have no agenda to promote any particular religion. We welcome people from all cultures, races, religions, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

What time should I arrive?

We encourage you to arrive early to explore the area and to stay after the event. There will be informal attendee-organized meetups in the days leading up to and after the summit!

Is there a Facebook group for Family Adventure Summit?

Yes! If you are planning on coming to the event, please join our private Facebook Group here. This is a place where you can ask questions and schedule pre and post-conference meetups with other families.

How can I help?

Would you like to volunteer? Do you have a special skill that you could offer? Are you able to help at the event? We can use your help before, during and after the conference and volunteering is a great way to feel like a part of the community. Please contact us!