Fairy Godparents is a reciprocal game played for the duration of the conference. Participants will secretly exchange names with other participants and spend the week doing things to make their Fairy Godchild feel special.
The gallery is a casual meeting place where people can gather for informal chats, to meet friends, or just relax. We encourage all families to bring something that represents their unschooling life to display in the gallery.
We are looking for friendly, outgoing people to be Friendship Ambassadors for the week. Friendship Ambassadors will talk with participants and help them connect with others, while making UWG a friendlier place. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the sign up table during registration on Monday from 2-5 for your free Friendship Ambassador button.
Family Fun Night
Join us for an evening of fun, interaction, games and entertainment. We’ll have a giant Twister board, ice breakers, face painting, a hair spray booth, balloon animals, a limbo contest, musical chairs and more! Come join the fun!
For those of you looking to connect in a quieter environment, join us at the Mellow Mixer to meet up with unschooling friends new and old.
Secret Society of Unschooling Dads (SSUDS)
The Secret Society of Unschooling Dads, or SSUDS, is a no-holds barred safe place, where men can ask questions, discuss concerns, proudly express breakthroughs and exchange ideas about their unschooling journey.
Henna Fun Night
Join us for an evening of Mehndi, the application of henna as a form of temporary skin decoration. Henna and temporary tattoos will be provided. Our Family Movie Night will be running concurrently in an adjoining room, to make it easier for kids and parents to remain in contact.
We will be showing two family-friendly movies in the ballroom. Movies for 2020 TBA
Just bring your musical instruments, and we’ll make sure you get your time in the spotlight! All ages and levels of musical talent are welcome.
Of course you can dress however you’d like during the entire conference, but we are dedicating a whole day to cosplay and encouraging everyone to bring a costume! All are encouraged to dress as their favorite character for the day. After a day of fun in your favorite costume, there will be an official costume contest.
This is an opportunity for kids to set up their own marketplace and refine their entrepreneurial skills. No pre-registration is necessary. Tables will be provided for children and youth. Bring your wares and some change and we’ll provide the space. Sorry, but no food sales are permitted.
A great opportunity for kids and parents to express their talents. All ages and all talents are welcome!
Join us for a NERF Blaster Funshop! We will be playing family friendly games like Capture the Flag and Last One Standing, where everyone will shoot and be shot. Bring your favorite LABELED blasters. Safety glasses are required by all participants. A limited number of safety glasses will be available for sale at the conference. All participants are expected to have a red AND a blue shirt for team assignments. All ammo will be supplied by the host, and no ammo will leave the playing area.
Family Photo Opportunity
We are provided with a beautiful backdrop and props for photo opportunities during the first hour of the dance.
Family Dance Party
Music, lights, games, and dancing! Join us for our annual family-friendly dance, hosted once again by unschooling dad and professional DJ Dennis Wolf.
We have a private flickr group for UWG photos. You can share and view photos in this group. If you have photos, please share them! To join the group, you must have a (free) flickr membership, and send a request to Jessie on flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/jvoigts/
You can find the photos once you’re in the group, at: http://www.flickr.com/groups/uwg/
Teen Advisory Board
A Teen Advisory Board has been created to assist with planning events and gatherings that are meaningful to our teens and young adults. If you are a teen that would be interested in joining the Teen Advisory Board, please contact Jessie Voigts at email@example.com to apply.