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!
Students under age 18 who are attending the Children’s Program, Teen Program, Shark Dissection Lab, Writing Clinic, or Art Camp must complete the
Child & Youth Consent and Release Agreement.

Childrens-ProgramChildren’s Program

Ages 5 through 12!
June 10 – 11, 2016

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.

New! Infinity Robotics Camp

Ages 13 through 18!
June 10- 11, 2016

Discover the world of computers and robotics as you create and operate your own machines! Learn technology principles as you solve problems and conquer challenges creatively on a team.


New! Understanding Art Basics: A Strong Foundation

Geared for children ages 8-12, but older children are welcome.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 – FULL

Join Sharon Jeffus of Visual Manna to create great art projects focusing on line, shape, texture, color, form, and value. Look at master works of art that showcase the elements and principle of art. Taking each element step by step, we will do a beautiful finished landscape and a sculpture with terra cotta clay. Students also receive a free e-book on the elements and principles of art!


 Shark Dissection

Ages 13 and up! (Students ages 11 and 12 may attend with a parent.)
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Join Sherri Seligson, the author of Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Marine Biology high school curriculum, to dissect a shark in this hands-on science lab!


High School Essay Clinic with Brian Wasko

Geared toward students ages 13 and up.
(Students ages 11 and 12 may attend with a parent.)
June 9, 2016 – Noon-2 p.m.

Presented by the humorous and engaging founder of WriteAtHome, Brian Wasko, the High School Essay Clinic provides excellent information and hands-on experience for your highschooler!


Don’t Swallow the Pizza Whole!

A piece-by-piece approach to writing by Matthew Stephens

June 9, 2016 – Noon-2 p.m.

Geared toward students ages 11-14. Parents are welcome to attend.
Through Matthew’s comical, highly interactive personality and logical, sensible approach to writing, students will learn that writing doesn’t have to be painful. Rather, writing can be easy. Writing can be doable. Writing can be fun? Well, if not fun, at least…done!



Special Buddies Program

Children with special needs, ages 4 to 25
June 10 – 11, 2016

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.


 Annual Chess Championship

Grades 12 and below!
June 10, 2016

Whether you’re an experienced chess player or just beginning, you won’t want to miss this fun morning of chess at HEAV’s 2016 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!

Young Entrepreneurs

Business owners, ages 10 to 21!
June 9 – 11, 2016

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.


Convention Photography Team

Ages 15 and up – DSLR required
June 9 – 11, 2016

Love photography? Want to learn how to make the most of your SLR or increase your photojournalism skills at a live event? 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!


Any musician who is currently homeschooled is invited to compete for prizes in HEAV's Music Competition at the annual homeschool convention in June!

Music Competition

Grades 12 and under
June 9, 2016
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Are you an instrumentalist or a vocalist? Share the talent you’ve worked so hard to develop! HEAV is excited to announce an expanded music competition for convention attendees.