little girl enjoying children and teen events at the convention

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!

Already registered for the convention? Add a children or teens event to your registration here.

Children at the HEAV convention Children's Program

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.

Small child with special needs HEAV convention

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. The staff is equipped with the heart and the training to faithfully serve these dynamic individuals and their families.

HEAV Convention Chess Championships

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!

HEAV Convention Maker Market

Young Entrepreneurs: Maker Market

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.

HEAV Convention Photography Team taking pictures

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.

Student dissection specimen at HEAV homeschool convention dissection lab

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.

HEAAV convention teen program

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

HEAV Convention Writing Clinic

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 fifth annual music competition

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.

HEAV Convention Walk Thru the Bible

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

graduating seniors at t he HEAV homeschool convention


June 9, 2018
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.