Williamsburg, Virginia May 15 - 17, 2019

We had a wonderful time!
See you next year at Founders' Inn, Virginia Beach May 6-8, 2020

A Message from the 2019 Youth Conference Team

"I've never been to an LDSHE conference. What is it like?"

At LDSHE conferences, people really “get” you. Where else can you spend three days with LDS youth who are on the same self-education path as you are? You will learn from the fantastic speakers, but also from the examples of new friends.

Choose between four different classes each hour; there’s sure to be something new for you to learn. From our track of classes based on the book Do Hard Things, to classes on art, leadership, and being an awesome teen–we’ve got you covered!

Twice each day we get up and move, playing games, socializing, and having snacks with our groups. Then don’t leave in the evening, because we’ve got great plans! 

Wednesday, May 15
7:00 – 8:00 pm

It’s a small world, so share your talent at LDSHE’s “A Night with Disney” Talent Extravaganza. Bring your family and come show your magic.

  • Do you dance, juggle, do stand-up, martial arts, magic, acting, or impersonations? If the answer is yes, then you belong on our stage.
  • Talent not listed above? Bring it to the stage anyway! Perform in the most prestigious show in homeschool history.
  • We’ll also see a slideshow of great things you are learning and doing. Please submit pictures of your talents at this link.
  • Youth 12 – 18 may participate on stage. Sign-up is CLOSED.

Wednesday May 15
8 – 9:30 p.m.

Join us after the Talent Extravaganza for an evening escape at the “Country Fair.” Youth are invited to a night of fun. Bring a friend for a three-legged race. Gather around for a tug-of-war! Challenge yourself to a ring toss and root for your favorite pig in the pig race. End the night with a foot stomping square dance! Youth ages 12 to 18.

Thursday, May 16
7-10 p.m.

 Ahoy landlubbers and welcome to the Jolly Roger Jig!
Join the Captain and Crew for a night filled with buried treasure, swashbuckling fun, and lots of grub! We’ll have activities for all ages, so come dressed up with your whole pirate crew!

Friday, May 17
7-8 p.m.

Graduating this year? Join us for a family-centered graduation ceremony to mark the transition onto bigger and better things. This year Greg Denning, mentor extraordinaire, will be our graduation speaker.

LDSHE Graduation will be held after the close of the conference on Friday evening at 7:00 pm and all are welcome. A reception and dance with light refreshments will follow the program.

Register before April 23rd to participate. Cost for graduates is $40 payable on the registration page.

Please also fill out this webform with your information.

Check-in on the first day of the conference begins at 7:15 a.m. in the DoubleTree Conference Center lobby.

The LDSHE-East 2019 Youth Education Conference is being held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Virginia. Information on the discounted room rates is available on the Adult conference page–scroll to the bottom.

Dress is casual, and you will be provided with a conference T-shirt which you may wear any day. Many of the games are physical in nature, so you probably want comfortable footwear. In addition, attendees are encouraged to dress modestly.

“When you are well groomed and modestly dressed, you invite the companionship of the Spirit and you can be a good influence on others” (For the Strength of Youth, 6).

Standards and Behavior:
We expect all attendees to show courtesy and respect to other participants, speakers, and chaperones.

Cell phones are allowed, but we ask that you be respectful of others by not using them for texting, games, conversations, etc. and silencing them during devotionals, classes, or other activities.

The safety of our participants is of highest priority. We ask that participants stay with the group and follow instructions during and between activities. Attendees will have easy access to their parents throughout the conference.

All youth must have a parent who is registered for the LDSHE Conference and who is present at the conference center. No exceptions. In the event of an emergency, the attending parent will be contacted immediately, and the participant will be placed in their care. Parents are responsible for their own youth. LDSHE is not able to chaperone outside of the planned class and daytime activities; we chaperone activities, not individual youth.

  1. Come ready to meet new people, participate in activities, and to have fun.
  2. Come ready to learn! There are so many classes with all different kinds of topics– everyone will find something to interest them. Check out all the choices on our website before you arrive so you can begin to make decisions.
  3. Read the book Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris to prep for in-class discussions. 
  4. Sign up for the Talent Show: singing, dancing, musical instruments, skits, juggling, magic– all are welcome. 
  5. Send us your photos for the Talent Extravaganza slideshow.
  6. Are you a senior? Sign up to graduate with us.

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