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, Dissection Lab, Writing Clinic, Teen  Program, OT Live, or Art Camp must complete the
Child & Youth Consent and Release Agreement.

Childrens-ProgramChildren’s Program

Ages 5 through 12!
June 9 – 10, 2017

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.



Art Camp Is Full

Barry Stebbing’s last workshop at the HEAV convention was standing-room only! Don’t miss this opportunity to explore your creativity in this guided, hands-on drawing workshop. All registered students will receive a sketchpad and drawing pencils to take home! Geared for students ages 10 and up.
Art Camp: $20/student


Dissection Lab Is Full

Call the office to be put on the waiting list. If space becomes available, you will be notified no later than May 25.

Ages 13 and up! (Students ages 11 and 12 may attend with a parent.)
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Participants in this interactive, hands-on workshop will explore the heart–that marvelous machine that pumps the life-giving river through the many tributaries in our body.

NEW! Walk Thru the Bible’s “OTLive!”

Walk Thru the Bible Is Closed!

Experience the greatest story ever told at OT Live, an adventure through the Old Testament that engages students in a dynamic presentation!
Geared for students ages 10 and up.
$29/ student

NEW! STEM Teen Program with KidMin Science

The teen program add-on features fabulous, hands-on STEM units on rockets, “super slime,” catapults, bridges, and science-in-a-bag for teens ages 12 and up! Registrants also get reserved seating at the “Amazing Chemisty Show” keynote on Saturday!

$69/ student


Special Buddies Program

Children with special needs, ages 3 to 12
June 9 – 10, 2017

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 9, 2017

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!

Young Entrepreneurs

Business owners, ages 10 to 21!
June 8 – 10, 2017

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 8 – 10, 2017

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 8, 2017
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.