Since 1984, CHEA has been hosting an annual homeschool event 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!
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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 July 5, 2023 or until full. Limited at-the-door registration may be available, as space allows, on a first-come, first-served basis.


Get in the Game

This is our time to get off the bench and jump into the game. When we look at the world around us, we see a lot of loss and discouraging things, but this is not the time to sit idly by. We need to follow our Coach and see what God has for us right here and right now.

Through engaging lessons, exciting games, and interactive activities, we will learn how God calls us to be part of His team, how He equips us for each play, the wins and losses of life, and ultimately, that He has the victory.

We can’t wait to encourage you to GET IN THE GAME!

We are grateful to Granada Heights Friends Church in La Mirada, CA for access to their VBS resources to aid in planning this event.

Registration Information
Children’s Convention is available on Friday and Saturday for children ages 5-12. Registration is $70 for both days. A multi-child discount is available for Children’s Convention (ages 5-12).

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 at 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. 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. At-the-door registration may be available as space allows, on a first-come, first-served basis.


Generation Joshua Logo

Presented by HSLDA’s Generation Joshua

Don’t you wish you were in charge? Do you want to make the rules? Now you can! Back by popular demand, we are pleased to offer this 2-day interactive simulation experience for our teens, who have enjoyed the Generation Joshua workshops in the past.

This immersive simulation gives students a taste of what a legislator encounters when he or she tries to draft and pass laws and resolutions at the federal level. Participants choose between competing priorities such as personal legislative goals, the goals of his or her party, and the professional agreements he or she has made with other members of Congress. Students begin by drafting legislation in a small committee and will progress to an official legislative session where they will have the chance to debate and vote on their legislation (and possibly get it passed!).

Registration Information
Teen Convention is available on Friday and Saturday for students in grades 7-12. Registration is $70 for both days (single day registration is not available).
If you have already registered for the Convention and want to add Teen Convention for your teen before it sells out, please email the office at [email protected] or call us at 562-864-2432, Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and they will be able to assist you.

Teen Convention Guidelines
Only teens (grades 7-12) registered for the Teen Convention are permitted in the teen workshops. At other times of the day, teens may attend 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 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.

Sponsored by Cedarville University