Frequently Asked Questions

What is the schedule of events?

The summit runs from September 1st to 3rd 2017. We are currently in the process of creating our schedule of events and making sure that we have all of the topics covered that our community has asked for! For more information check out our Program Page!

What activities will be available for the kids?

We hope to keep kids engaged with activities in the arts, culture, technology, nature, and more. There will be a variety of activities for kids to choose from with every age. Our hope is that each child will find something that resonates with them and that this weekend will be filled with fun, learning, adventure, and new friends! For more details, please see our Children’s Activities Page. Children will be engaged in activities for the entire weekend. 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.

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. Check out our Speaker Page for the list of Keynote Speakers and Workshop leaders. There will also be plenty of opportunities for our attendees to ask questions and give answers in our panel discussions and “unconference” sessions.

What topics will be covered at the event?

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

How do I register?

You can register your family here.

What does the conference ticket price cover?

Tickets include access to 3 full days of speaker sessions, workshops, and activities from Sep 1-3, 2017. Food and lodging is not included. There will also be several optional before and after-conference activities that will be announced closer to the event. Fees for these activities are not included in the ticket price, but we will be getting free access or special discounts on some of these activities for the group, due to our arrangements with the providers.

How do I reserve my hotel room?

Each room at the Lakeside Resort comes with either two queen beds or one king bed, a mini fridge, free wifi, a private balcony, and access to the gym, hot tub, and pool.

We have negotiated a group rate of $190 CAD for a city view room, $200 CAD for a beach view room, and $210 CAD for a lake view room. (Approximately $142-$158 USD)

An added bonus for holding the summit in Canada is the very favorable exchange rate for American to Canadian Dollars. Currently, one USD is worth 1.33 CAD which makes Canada a more affordable destination for our American attendees!

Click here or today’s exchange rates.

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 in order to get our group rate!

Do I have to stay in the hotel?

No, it is not required to stay in the 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.

We would like to stay in an RV. Is there camping nearby?

Yes. There are several campgrounds in and around Penticton. Park Royal is the closest to the resort (about a 20-minute walk). And there are many more to choose from (just google “Penticton Campgrounds”).

How soon do I need to book accommodation?

Don’t wait too long. Penticton is a tourist destination in the summer months and hotels and campgrounds routinely sell out. We recommend booking your accommodation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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 bringing your family does not work for you, we do offer the purchase of a single or couples ticket.

Who will be there?

There will be families from all over the world in attendance, although the majority are originally from various parts of the U.S. and Canada. Most of our volunteers are from the BC area.

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

What time should I arrive?

We encourage you to arrive the night before the event. If you would like to arrive even earlier to explore the area, please do! There will be informal meetups of attendees in the days leading up to the summit!

Is there a Facebook group for Family Adventure Summit?

Yes! If you are planning on coming to the event, please join our 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. Just let us if you are willing to help out and we will put your talents to good use! Please email us at hello@familyadventuresummit.com.