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HSC Conference 2019

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Friday, August 9
 

9:00am

Epic Play Space
Come bounce,  build, and PLAY under the big top in this year's Epic Play Space!  This is a giant space for big games, our giant inflatable obstacle course, the Construction Zone,  giant balls and more!

Note: The EPS is not intended to provide child care. Please plan to stay and play with your kids!

Speakers

Friday August 9, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sierra & Cascade

9:00am

Little Kids' Play room
The Little Kids' Play Room is a place set aside for our littlest attendees and their parents as a respite and play area.  There are toys and books to relax with while chatting with other families.  Childcare is not provided in the Little Kids' Play Room, so please stay and play with your kids!

Friday August 9, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
San Carlos

12:00pm

HSC Teen Scavenger Hunt
You’ll need a sharp eye and quick wits to compete for glory in the HSC Scavenger hunt. The hunt will take you to all ends of HSC conference and show you the best we have to offer, so this is a GREAT way for New Attendees to tour conference!

Speakers
avatar for TCC

TCC

TCC is the Teen Conference Committee. We are responsible for planning the Teen Events throughout Conference. Check out our Instagram to learn more @2019teenconference. If you’re interested in joining TCC or volunteering for TCC, please email us or talk to a TCC member or the Teen... Read More →
PL

Patrick Lawler

Hey y’all! It’s Patrick. I’m an 18 year old concurrent enrollment student, I’ve been homeschooled most of my life and I’ve been on TCC since BEFORE we had dances with Ben Jammin (yes! There are people still alive from all the way back then!).Besides that, I love my friends... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Cedar
  • Suggested Age Range Teens

2:00pm

Teen Improv Games
One hour of improv games. Improv is a form of acting in which there's no script and no planned scenes. No experience necessary!


Friday August 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Fir
  • Suggested Age Range Teens

8:00pm

Banana Tag
Run around and have fun. Bring friends and make new ones.

Speakers
TC

Tera Clare

Tera is the crazy cat lady of active games and passions. She loves respectfully facilitating fun for kids and teens, watching them get involved and solve problems. She got started when her own kinesthetic, unschooling son needed more active things to do at conference.


Friday August 9, 2019 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Pine
 
Saturday, August 10
 

8:00am

Movement & Mindfulness
Let's get curious about our embodied experience through Hatha Flow Yoga (slower paced than Vinyasa Flow) as a movement meditation. Invite yourself to land in the body, breath, head, & heart through basic sun salutations, standing, seated, inverted and resting poses. Eunice will lead you through a well rounded sequence of asanas (poses) for about thirty minutes in preparation for 15 to 20 minute meditation (seated, standing, or lying down). Previous experience with yoga, mindfulness, meditation or movement is awesome but not necessary! Please bring two or three towels as props to use. Open to all ages!

Speakers
EY

Eunice Young Kim

As a kid in New Jersey, Eunice discovered yoga via PBS during the 1990’s. While living in New York, the sudden death of her mother in 2000 and the events of nine eleven were turning points that jump started a deeper dive into asking what she might want from this life. Some of the... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 8:00am - 9:15am
Pine

9:00am

Epic Play Space
Come bounce,  build, and PLAY under the big top in this year's Epic Play Space!  This is a giant space for big games, our giant inflatable obstacle course, the Construction Zone,  giant balls and more!

Note: The EPS is not intended to provide child care. Please plan to stay and play with your kids!

Speakers

Saturday August 10, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sierra & Cascade

9:00am

Little Kids' Play room
The Little Kids' Play Room is a place set aside for our littlest attendees and their parents as a respite and play area.  There are toys and books to relax with while chatting with other families.  Childcare is not provided in the Little Kids' Play Room, so please stay and play with your kids!

Saturday August 10, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
San Carlos

11:00am

Nerf Battles (Ages 5-99)
We will play multiple Nerf battles, with breaks in between for collecting darts, resting and reloading. Game modes may include: freeze tag, civil war, defend the core, seize the balls, capture the point, or king of the hill. Depending on number of attendees, we may need to have everyone take turns. All ages from 5-99 and all genders are encouraged to participate! BRING your own Nerf blaster(s), NO SHIELDS/NO MELEE (swords, foam weapons). I will provide a few blasters for borrowing if you don't have one and enough elite style darts for all. If your blaster uses mega darts, balls, or discs, please bring your own ammo. Put your initials or mark on your equipment and ammo for identification. All players are expected to help pick up darts after EACH game mode. Rules will be explained at the session. (can also be viewed ahead of time at www.eastbayareanerf.com) Children participating must be able to follow directions, be good sports and be team players (no bad language allowed). All players must have glasses, sunglasses or some sort of eye protection for each round. I will have a few extras in case someone forgets. Parents may watch through the doors but may not be in the room due to limited space. Come and join in the FUN!

Speakers

Saturday August 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Pine

12:30pm

Nerf Battles (Ages 5-99)
We will play multiple Nerf battles, with breaks in between for collecting darts, resting and reloading. Game modes may include: freeze tag, civil war, defend the core, seize the balls, capture the point, or king of the hill. Depending on number of attendees, we may need to have everyone take turns. All ages from 5-99 and all genders are encouraged to participate! BRING your own Nerf blaster(s), NO SHIELDS/NO MELEE (swords, foam weapons). I will provide a few blasters for borrowing if you don't have one and enough elite style darts for all. If your blaster uses mega darts, balls, or discs, please bring your own ammo. Put your initials or mark on your equipment and ammo for identification. All players are expected to help pick up darts after EACH game mode. Rules will be explained at the session. (can also be viewed ahead of time at www.eastbayareanerf.com) Children participating must be able to follow directions, be good sports and be team players (no bad language allowed). All players must have glasses, sunglasses or some sort of eye protection for each round. I will have a few extras in case someone forgets. Parents may watch through the doors but may not be in the room due to limited space. Come and join in the FUN!

Speakers

Saturday August 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Pine

5:00pm

Olympic Games
Join in real, silly and fun Olympic events to celebrate all athletes around the world! Wear your running shoes and think about what country (besides the U.S.) that you would like to represent.

Speakers
LK

Luke Kee

Luke has been unschooling for nine years, leaving school after second grade. He's passionate about Star Wars, engineering, cars and learning what he wants. He's now studying auto mechanics at community college.


Saturday August 10, 2019 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Pine

9:00pm

Square Dance Hoedown
Come one, come all, come young, come old! Dance with us as we introduce the basic steps of this exciting and vibrant modern tradition. No prior experience necessary. Open to all ages, though parents may want to pair with children under 8 to help ensure a good experience. A Hoedown is a party so come out and party with us!

Speakers
TA

Thomas Allen

Thomas Allen is an engineering manager for a software company in Mountain View. He is also an unschooling dad to two great kiddos, is excited about exploring the world with his family, playing games, and hanging out with good friends. Thomas also enjoys square dancing and has recently... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Fir
 
Sunday, August 11
 

8:00am

Vinyasa Yoga - Dropping in...
Feeling inspired but a little frazzled? Come join us in an all-levels vinyasa flow yoga class that provides you little self-love, self-care, a little me time at the homeschool conference. We will begin with a little meditation, followed by yoga sequences and breath practice that will help you sink back into yourself. Hopefully, you'll leave your mat feeling a little lighter and more centered.


Sunday August 11, 2019 8:00am - 9:15am
Pine

9:00am

Epic Play Space
Come bounce,  build, and PLAY under the big top in this year's Epic Play Space!  This is a giant space for big games, our giant inflatable obstacle course, the Construction Zone,  giant balls and more!

Note: The EPS is not intended to provide child care. Please plan to stay and play with your kids!

Speakers

Sunday August 11, 2019 9:00am - 3:30pm
Sierra & Cascade

9:00am

Little Kids' Play room
The Little Kids' Play Room is a place set aside for our littlest attendees and their parents as a respite and play area.  There are toys and books to relax with while chatting with other families.  Childcare is not provided in the Little Kids' Play Room, so please stay and play with your kids!

Sunday August 11, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
San Carlos

11:00am

Active Games
Run around and have fun. Bring friends and make new ones.

Speakers
TC

Tera Clare

Tera is the crazy cat lady of active games and passions. She loves respectfully facilitating fun for kids and teens, watching them get involved and solve problems. She got started when her own kinesthetic, unschooling son needed more active things to do at conference.


Sunday August 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Cedar

11:00am

Teen Improv Games!
Learn some basic and fast paced games using improvisation and acting! Put your imagination to the test with you friends, and have a lot of fun doing it! Everyone will have a chance to participate!

Speakers

Sunday August 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Pine
  • Suggested Age Range Teens

12:30pm

Ultimate Dodgeball
In this fast paced workshop we have 3 new editions of Dodgeball to share.

1. Barrier Ball: In this variation barriers are set out for players to be able to hide behind. We will use tables for barriers. If players are hanging out behind a barrier for too long then the leaders of the game will blow a whistle signaling that all players must move.

2. Poisenball!: There are no teams. The last person standing is the winner. All players, except for one, start inside the playing area. One player is outside of the area and begins by trying to hit the players inside the playing area. Once a player is hit they join the player(s) on the outside. The players on the inside do not get to throw balls, they only get to dodge. The last person inside the area is the winner and starts the next game on the outside.

3. Island Ball: Teams must stand on a large mat or tarp as they play. Only one player at a time may step off to collect balls but they cannot throw them unless they are on the “island”.

Come play some Dodgeball!


Sunday August 11, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Pine

2:00pm

Pokémon Go!
Pokémon Go meetup for fans, friends and noobs. Let’s meet up and exchange your friend IDs so we can level up together. Find out who the Pokémon go players are and get ready for battle or trade Pokémon. Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game you play on your smart phone. It uses your mobile device to locate, capture, train and battle pokemon which seem to appear in the real world around us.


Sunday August 11, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Lobby

2:30pm

The HSC Privilege Walk
Description:
priv·i·lege /ˈpriv(ə)lij/ Noun a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group. Throughout a privilege walk, the following statements are read by the facilitator and the participants are asked to take a step forward or backward based on their responses. This activity forces participants to confront the ways in which society privileges some individuals over others. It is designed to get participants to reflect on the different areas in their lives where they have privilege as well as the areas where they don't (sourced from edge.psu.edu). As a society, we have been taught to ignore the privileges we are born with, and grow into. We believe that privilege is not something to be ashamed of, and not something to ignore. We believe that privilege is something to be aware of as we walk through the world. Come join us in a space that will motivate learning, growth, and community!

Speakers
avatar for TCC

TCC

TCC is the Teen Conference Committee. We are responsible for planning the Teen Events throughout Conference. Check out our Instagram to learn more @2019teenconference. If you’re interested in joining TCC or volunteering for TCC, please email us or talk to a TCC member or the Teen... Read More →


Sunday August 11, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Cedar