ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Parents, grandparents, teens, kids-
we have something for everyone.
1940's Hollywood Talent Gala! A Night to Remember! It's time to roll out the red carpet for the event you've been waiting for.
Let's celebrate talent old Hollywood style. Take a step back in time to the 1940's where we'll round up the usual suspects and stars of the era. Feel free to embrace your inner Casablanca glamor for the red carpet and paparazzi! Demure gloves, gowns, zoot suits, fedoras and oxfords welcome! "Here's looking at you kid!" We look forward to seeing everyone at the 1940's Hollywood Talent Gala! A Night to Remember!
Please send in photos of you doing amazing things for the slideshow.
If you've never been to a contra dance before, you are in for a special treat! This activity is back by popular demand from the youth.
This unique and traditional style of dance is not quite as demanding as formal ballroom dance but is far more fun than the repetitive side-to-side shuffle. A caller will walk dancers through the steps of the dance before the music starts, then calls out the steps as the music plays to help everyone keep going in the right direction. You don't need prior experience--just a desire to participate and have a great time. Come enjoy the traditional music and dance that is regaining popularity across the country at Wednesday night's contra dance.
Caterpillars, Brown Bears and Butterflies.Enter the World of Eric Carle! Kids and parents are invited to join us Wednesday evening for this fun-filled activity.
Jump into the world of Eric Carle with story time by Kamela Bugg. We will read several stories by him followed by crafts and a few surprises. This actvitiy is for children 0-11 and a parent. Pre-registration is not required but RSVP's are appreciated. Click here to let us know if you plan to come!
You'll be on the edge of your seat as a master storyteller takes us back to colonial Virginia as John Rolfe! All ages are invited.
“Dick Cheatham is a master story teller, a superb teacher, and a most gifted dramatist all rolled up into one magnificent package!…His presentation as John Rolfe is spell binding. Dick Cheatham doesn’t just keep his audience’s attention, but he involves them and brings them with him into the 1600s. Who says history can’t be interesting, entertaining, and captivating?” Bob Pettitt – President KRHP-TV 14.
It's Stars and Stripes Forever- or at least all night at the annual family dance!
Come to the Stars and Stripes family dance! Celebrate with us dressed in your Red, White, and Blue (optional, but more fun if you dress up). Come party in the USA with us. Dance your heart away... we have snacks!
Join us for the 8th Annual LDSHE Homeschool Graduation Celebration! We know that you have worked very hard to get to this day—now let us help you to celebrate it in a special way.
LDSHE Graduation will be held after the close of the conference on Friday evening at 7:00 pm. A reception with light refreshments will follow the program.
Are you a dad or grandparent who came to the conference to keep an eye on the little ones? We have some fantastic activities planned to help you keep them busy and happy!
On Wednesday, come see military planes, trains, and jeeps (oh my!) at the U.S. Army Transportation Museum on the grounds of Fort Eustis.
On Thursday, travel back to the 1600s at the Powhatan Indian village, James Fort and ships of Jamestown Settlement!
On Friday, Dads and Kids activities are on-site at the DoubleTree.
Relax and Refocus with Yoga. This year at a NEW time! Join us Wednesday & Thursday nights at 8:15pm. Adults and teens are welcome.
Take the opportunity to move and relax at the end of the LDSHE conference day on Wednesday and Thursday with an all-levels yoga class to get your body moving after you sit through conference classes. Registered yoga teacher Jessica Croker will lead unintimidating sequences from an LDS perspective that will help you process and integrate everything you learn at the conference—mind, body, and spirit. If you have a yoga mat, bring it! Now being held in the evening.
One of the best things about the LDSHE conference is the opportunity to meet and learn from other homeschooling moms. But sometimes our busy days leave little time for us to just chat and connect.
This conference feature is particularly designed to meet the needs of moms who attend without their family and want an alternative to the family-oriented evening activities. Mingle with other moms--including homeschooling veterans who can speak from experience. Come join us to:
No matter where you are in your homeschooling journey, you'll find kindred spirits in the Mentor Mom Chat room!