HOMESCHOOL CONVENTIONSince 1984, CHEA has been hosting an annual homeschool convention that features workshops for homeschoolers at all stages, an exhibit hall with curriculum, resources, and services, children's and teen conventions, high school graduation, and much more. Join other homeschool families from across the state as you are encouraged and equipped for the school year ahead. This is an event you don't want to miss! Register Now
Children’s & Teen Conventions
While mom and dad are busy soaking in all the information in their own sessions and browsing the Exhibit Hall, let your kids and teens attend their very own conventions, with activities geared just for them.
Please note the deadline to register for Children’s Convention and Teen Convention is May 4, 2022. Limited at-the-door registration may be available, as space allows, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
CHILDREN’S CONVENTION *SOLD OUT*
Ambassadors of Christ: Pursuing the Lost
Presented by Child Evangelism Fellowship
Child Evangelism Fellowship of Southern California returns this year, aiming to instill a passion for the lost in the hearts of the children at CHEA’s Children’s Convention. Your child will learn and be equipped, in a fun and impactful way, to become an Ambassador of Christ by utilizing the Wordless Book and being inspired by the biography of Amy Carmichael.
The Wordless Book is a tool that has long been wielded by heroes of the faith, namely, Charles Spurgeon, Dwight L. Moody, Fanny Crosby, and Amy Carmichael to reach many souls with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Different methods such as Bible lessons, songs, games, crafts, discussions, and other engaging activities will reinforce the truths central to the Christian faith. Your child will learn how to effectively use the Wordless Book to share his or her faith with others. These activities will span over both days of the Children’s Convention; thus, we respectfully suggest that you register your child for both Friday and Saturday.
Children’s Convention is available on Friday or Saturday or both for children ages 4-12. Registration is $35 per day or $70 for both days. A multi-child discount is available for Children’s Convention (ages 4-12).
Medical Release Form
Each child attending the Children’s Convention must have a completed medical release form when checking in at the Children’s Convention. You will need to provide a printed/signed medical release form before you can leave your children at the Children’s Convention.
Lunch & Snacks
No lunch is provided. Children will need to be picked up for lunch at 12:40 p.m. and returned by 1:40 p.m. If you would like your child to have any snacks during the day, you will need to provide them.
Children’s Convention Check-In and Check-Out
If children are pre-registered for the Children’s Convention, they will need to be checked in beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday in Room 253. Children must be picked up at the conclusion of the day at 4:45 p.m. If your children are not pre-registered for Children’s Convention, please visit the Registration booth in the Registration lobby. At-the-door registration may be available as space allows, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
TEEN CONVENTION *SOLD OUT*
Presented by HSLDA’s Generation Joshua
Sponsored by Providence Christian College
This simulation presents students with a hands-on opportunity to learn about the challenges faced by diplomats and foreign ambassadors at an international summit. Throughout the program, students will have to choose between making demands and exercising diplomacy; forming alliances and burning bridges. They will have to know when to speak and when to bide their time. They will be forced to make decisions and accept responsibility for how those decisions impact the nations they represent.
In the midst of a fun and engaging environment, they will get a glimpse of the weight and responsibility that comes with great power and influence. Their character will be grown, their minds will be stretched, and to be successful, they will need to act with honor, integrity, and much wisdom.
Teen Convention is available on Friday and Saturday for students ages 13-18. Registration is $55 for both days (single day registration is not available).
Teen Convention Guidelines
Only teens (13-18) registered for the Teen Convention are permitted in the teen workshops. At other times of the day, teens may attend Keynote sessions and visit the Exhibit Hall. CHEA will provide volunteer adult chaperones for the Teen Convention; however parents are responsible for their teen’s safety and behavior during the Convention. We recommend that parents and teens read over the Convention materials together, select workshops, and arrange meeting times and locations. In consideration of all in attendance, we request teens follow these basic guidelines:
- Wear modest, casual clothing.
- Remain seated during the sessions.
- Do not loiter outside the rooms during sessions.
- Be attentive to the speaker.
- Turn cell phones to vibrate.
- Please do not use your cell phone during the sessions. If you must take a call from your parents, please step outside.
- Review your program schedule with your teen so you can be found if needed.
- Have lunch together.
- Teens will wear one wristband for the two days (there is no one-day Teen Convention registration). This wristband will be a different color from the Family registration wristband.
- Wristbands will be included in the parents’ packet at check-in.
- No medical release is needed for Teens attending the Teen Convention.