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 … [Read More...] about Bazaar Prep: Time to Get Crafty
Immersing yourself into unschooling and exploring new ideas with like-minded parents and children. Enjoy time where you can discover how to be more present with your children and further embrace partnership parenting.
Sharing this time with your children on a beautiful beach in sunny Florida with other unschooling families, noted speakers, and conscious parents. Add a gaming room, pools, waterslides and paddleboats and a beautiful hotel on the beach…you will never want to leave!
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 … [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 … [Read More...] about Time to Prepare for the Talent Show!
Join us on September 4-8, 2017 at the TradeWinds Island Resort on St. Pete Beach, Florida
Join other like-minded families where you will feel truly supported, encouraged and relaxed! We will immerse ourselves in unschooling topics that will help you and your family move past your roadblocks. We will also have discussions for those needing help handling criticism from family regarding unschooling. New and more experienced unschoolers will benefit from the wealth of information and support.
What People Say
We had a wonderful time. Amazing group of parents and young people. The presenters and the audiences were incredibly open, honest, and insightful, it’s going to take a long time to fully digest all of these new ideas and concepts. Someone mentioned checking in a couple of years from now, with the same presenters and attendees to see how we are all doing. I vote yes! However, I also agree with someone else that suggested we have another less organized event in the interim. We love going camping and Florida has one of the best park systems in the country. Kim, and Sandi, big thanks to you all for making this happen. All of your hard work made the event effortless for the attendees. Can’t wait to meet again. We need to maintain an Un In The Sun page to stay in touch and share thoughts and links between events. Sláinte!
I’m am so grateful to have had the opportunity to attend this conference with my children. Thank you so much to the organizers and a big thank you also to Nance Confer for your part in making it happen. Watching my children interact with everyone and loving every minute of it made my heart so happy. We were welcomed with open arms even though we didn’t get there until late in the day on Tuesday. This was so appreciated since it was all very spur of the moment for us. As a newly widowed, now single mom, I wasn’t sure how we would fit into the mix. This wonderful group of people took us in and made us feel like family when we needed it most. It is amazing to be a part of this unschooling tribe. The kids and I are so looking forward to the next time!
I wanted to thank everyone for a great conference. Kim, Sandi, and everyone who volunteered created such an amazing environment for us. I loved being able to connect with people throughout the 5 days in multiple sessions and in between. Even while floating in the ocean at the water park! Thank you for your openness and willingness to put it out there! SSUMS was a fabulous gathering and I loved meeting so many dads. It was such a joy to see the younger people, arms full of balloons, covered in henna tattoos, presenting and sharing in sessions, and just being who they ARE. I am still processing my experiences and what I learned from everyone.
Theresa Graham Brett
Justin and I had such a great time at the Un in the Sun unschooling conference this week!! A big thank you to Kim & Sandi (& all the others I’m not FB connected to) for all your hard work in making this conference the most heart-warming unschooling experience we have ever had!! Justin Brown, you were awesome!! Thank you for trusting this process, for your sharp wit at just the right moments, and for your excellent writing and editing skills! Joe Brown, we couldn’t have done it without you!! Thank you for being there! Theresa Graham Brett, meeting you in person meant so much to me. You grounded me in so many ways, and I’m so grateful for your passion to help transform the traditional beliefs we have about children and childhood. Pam Laricchia, thank you for sharing your journey, hearing your unschooling experience filled me up. In fact, we’re grateful for all those who attended and who shared their experiences, struggles, joys and challenges on this path with such candor. The love and support we felt will keep us going for a long, long, time!!
My sweet Mom and I are back in Texas soil! We loved our quick visit to your lovely conference! Thank you all for your kind words of love and support! I hope you felt my love and encouragement for the exciting paths you’ve all chosen! I’m here if you need me! Same goes for my Mother! LOVE YOU ALL!
It’s a few days late but I wanted to thank the organizers for a great conference. One of my first favourite things was actually the fantastic Un in the Sun bag and all of the goodies that came in it. I know I am going to use that bag and the cups constantly from now on. The speakers were fabulous. The resort was practically perfect. I also loved and appreciated that there was babysitting and I was able to go to more talks as a result. Thank you!
We made it home! I wanted to thank everyone for the wonderful week! We truly enjoyed spending time with everyone and meeting so many new and wonderful people. You all are certainly a lot of fun to be around and a great group of parents and friends. I can’t wait for next year (hint hint)!