There is something for everyone at the convention! While Mom and Dad enjoy the workshops, kids ages five and up can take part in their own events. Choose from the many classes and add-ons on Thursday, or jump in for all-day fun in the Children’s Program on Friday and Saturday! Whichever you choose, your child is sure to love the convention as much as you do!

Children’s Program

Ages 5 through 12
June 8 – 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
June 9 – 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Chock full of games, crafts, singing, and Bible memory activities, the Children’s Program provides loads of fun for children ages 5 through 12! Special presentations will captivate the hearts of the children.

Special Buddies Program

Children with special needs, ages 3 to 12
June 8 – 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
June 9 – 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Special Buddies program is a unique program for children with moderate to severe special needs whose parents are attending the convention. Special Buddies staff and volunteers are equipped with the heart and the training to faithfully serve these dynamic individuals and their families.

Chess Championship

Grades 12 and below
June 8

Whether you’re an experienced chess player or just beginning, you won’t want to miss this fun morning of chess at HEAV’s 2017 Chess Championships! Any homeschooled student in grade 12 or below who is registered for the convention can participate. Trophies will be awarded to the top player by age group!

Virginia Homeschool Convention Young Entrepreneurs

Young Entrepreneurs

Business owners, ages 10 to 21
June 7 – 9

Are you a homeschool student or graduate, between the ages of 10 and 21, who has his or her own business? Here’s your chance to gain some valuable experience and present your own unique product or service in a Christian, professional environment.

Virginia Homeschool Convention Photography Team

Convention Photography Team

Ages 15 and up – DSLR required
June 7 – 9
June 7, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Under the guidance and instruction of a professional photographer, HEAV’s convention photography team will give both beginner and intermediate photographers the opportunity to learn and practice the skills needed for covering a big event.

Dissection Lab

Ages 13 and up
June 7
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

You Are the Apple of God’s Eye: Peering into the Inner Workings of the Eye with Dr. Lainna Callentine (aka “Dr. C.”) of Sciexperience.

Virginia Homeschool Convention Teen Program Demonstration

Teen Program

Ages 13 and up
June 8-9
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Worldview Academy Teen Program is unlike any other. The six sessions run concurrently with the scheduled workshop sessions, and are filled with laughter, tough questions, biblical answers, and a deepening hunger for Christ.

$39/student for Friday and Saturday

Writing Clinics

June 7
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

High School Writing Clinic
Strategies for Winning the College Writing Game with Andrew Pudewa
$39/student; $19/accompanying parent

Middle School Writing Clinic
Essay-Writing Strategies with Brian Wasko
$29/student, ages 11 to 15; $10/accompanying parent

HEAV Music Competition Pianists

Music Competition

Grades 12 and Under

June 7
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Share the talent you’ve worked so hard to develop! HEAV is excited to once again hold our  music competition for convention participants.

Walk Thru the Bible

Ages 10 and Up
June 7
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Walk where Jesus walked, relive the birth and growth of the early church, and travel with the apostle Paul as he shares the gospel with the world.

$29/student; $10/accompanying parent

HEAV Convention graduation


June 9, 2018
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.