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!

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Children’s Program Is Full on Friday.

There are a few spots open on Saturday.

Ages 5 through 12!

June 12 – 13, 2015

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 by Buddy Davis will captivate the hearts of the children.



New! Discovering Above by Digging Below

Register on-site at the convention!

Ages 13 through 18!

June 12 – 13, 2015


Creating a MasterpieceNew!  Creating a Masterpiece Art Class

The art class is full.

Join professional artist Sharon Hofer from Creating a Masterpiece and create your very own pastel painting! She will guide students through the “Summer Retreat” project and they will end up with a masterpiece to take home. Sharon will also talk about composition, color, and perspective to give the students a good foundation so that they can create a project on their very own.

Geared for children ages 8-12, but older children are welcome.

Thursday, June 11

Science-Lab The Extraordinary Odyssey:
An Expedition Through The Human Body

The dissection lab is full.

Ages 13 and up! (Students ages 11 and 12 may attend with a parent.)

June 11, 2015

Fasten your seat belts, and embark on a fantastic voyage through the body with Dr. Lainna Callentine as your tour guide.


High School Essay Intensive with Andrew Pudewa

The writing classes are full.

Geared toward students ages 13 and up. (Students ages 11 and 12 may attend with a parent.)

pudewa-andrewJune 11, 2015 – Noon-2 p.m.

Presented by humorous and engaging director of Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW),  master teacher Andrew Pudewa, the High School Essay Intensive class provides immediate experience in text-analysis writing exercises.


Adventures in Writing: Creating a Story
with Fun & Games with Kim Kautzer

June 11, 2015 – Noon-2 p.m.

Geared toward students ages 11-14. Parents are welcome to attend.
Are your middle schoolers resistant, reluctant writers? Do they think writing is boring? Do they struggle to come up with ideas or writing topics? Join Kim Kautzer, author and creative director of WriteShop, and explore the adventure-story genre through hands-on writing games, vocabulary-building activities, and creative brainstorming exercises.



Special Buddies Program

Children with special needs, ages 4 to 25

June 12 – 13, 2015

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.


Sixth Annual Chess Championship

Chess Championship is full.

Grades 12 and below!

June 12, 2015

Whether you’re an experienced chess player or just beginning, you won’t want to miss this fun morning of chess at HEAV’s 2015 Scholastic 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 11 – 13, 2015

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 11 – 13, 2015

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!


Music Competition

Grades 12 and under

June 11, 2015

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.

Program Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors who support us!




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