With less than 7 weeks until Un in the Sun 2017, it’s time to start working on something to sell at the Bazaar. The Bazaar is an opportunity to show off your talents at the same time as making a little money. Most frequently sold items are craft and art items, but we’ve had many other interesting things for sale in the last few few years, including: Jewelry Handmade stuffed animals Perler bead creations Clay figurines 3-D printed items Hand-made tools/weaponry Tin can pencil holders Pendants Caricatures and portraits on-the-fly Decals Stickers … [Read more...] about Bazaar Prep: Time to Get Crafty
We have several things planned for Un In The Sun 2017 that are designed specifically for dads: Dad’s Panel - come talk to other dads who have been unschooling for a while. Ask questions, help answer questions or just come to listen. SSUDS (Secret Society of Unschooling Dads) - Hang out with other dads in a relaxed setting by the adult pool. Enjoy a beverage, sit back and chat it up with other unschooling dads. A few members of our Dad's Panel write about their experiences attending unschooling conferences: Arp Laszlo My first unschooling conference in 2010 (Great Big Happy … [Read more...] about Words From Dads on Unschooling Conferences
Are you getting ready for the Talent Show? With only 7 weeks left until Un in the Sun 2017, it’s definitely time to start preparing! The Talent Show is one of our most popular group events, and we've had an incredibly diverse array of performances over the years. Here are some important things to keep in mind about the Talent Show: ANYONE can perform. All ages. That means adults, too :-) With the assistance of DJ Dennis Wolf, you can use a mic. If needed, you can provide the music to Dennis ahead of time. We have a super supportive environment at Un in the Sun. Even when performers … [Read more...] about Time to Prepare for the Talent Show!
Back in March, we wrote about all the great fun that our littlest unschoolers and their families can expect at Un in the Sun (see Fun For The Little Ones: 14 Fun Things To Do at Un In The Sun!) Now let’s talk about the other end of our unschooler age range: teens! A fun place to hang out. It’s an amazing thing to watch our teens learn, grow, and become more independent. The good news is that the TradeWinds Island Resort is a great place for teens to have fun and be a bit more independent. The Tradewinds is like a little village, and teens love to explore it, most often in groups. With … [Read more...] about Teen Fun at Un in the Sun!
One of the most common questions we get from families is about how to entertain the youngest unschoolers at Un in the Sun. Families with children under the age of 5 sometimes worry about planning. We don’t blame you - we’ve been in new situations with the littlest of children ourselves, and we know what it’s like to need to do a little extra planning. The great news is that there is plenty to do at Un in the Sun, even for our youngest unschoolers. Here is a list of fun options, including both official conference activities, and activities available at the Tradewinds Resort. Unless … [Read more...] about Fun For The Little Ones: 14 Fun Things To Do at Un In The Sun!
Signing up for an unschooling conference can feel like a commitment - from arranging transportation to packing up your family for several days away. But on the plus side of things, attending a conference can be a real benefit for many different types of unschooling families. If you were ever tempted to attend an unschooling conference but never took the steps to make it happen, here are three great reasons to make it happen this year! You are new to unschooling and want to learn more. One of the best things about an unschooling conference is that there are plenty of veteran unschoolers … [Read more...] about Three Great Reasons to Attend an Unschooling Conference