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 have an amazing artist, Spramani Elaun who will be doing presentations on cultivating a love of art for traveling families. She will also be doing several art workshops throughout each day for both kids and adults, focusing on art that is portable for travel and using travel as your artistic inspiration!

Our children’s coordinator (TBA) will be incorporating fun activities for the 5 and over crowd both indoors and out. We are so lucky to have great outdoor spaces right next the Lakeside Resort including huge grassy fields, beaches, and a Japanese Garden. More announcements on our children’s activities will be coming soon.

The 4 and under 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.

Who will be at the event?

The Family Adventure Summit is for both people who are already living a long-term traveling lifestyle and for those who are just starting out on their journies. 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 fee 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.

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 have a reserved room block at the Penticton Lakeside but it will be released for general sale after July 1st. 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.

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.