UZOMA Black Unschoolers’ Conference Uzoma is a Nigerian Igbo word which means ‘the good path’ and reflects the journey that all unschoolers embark upon when they choose this inspired method of education. It is our belief that a society can only experience freedom when its children are loved and respected as free people. Our mission is to help families learn about and share in this journey of becoming free.
North Conway, NH - Life Rocks! Radical Unschooling Coference We are on the cusp of change. Children are finally being recognized as the whole, perfect people that they are. Tides are turning, and a new chapter in humanity is beginning. This is a very exciting time to be alive!? Join us and be part of the Revolution! Dayna Martin, Conference Organizer
This group exists to support the gathering and help participants organize and discuss options prior to each event. We will post everything we are willing to share or would like to see happen at each event and plan around those interests.
Past topics have ranged from round table discussions about unschooling and gentle parenting to knitting, turkey roasting, cob building, swing dancing, games and much more. Since this is about being an autodidact, almost anything is possible!
Connecting with other’s interested in unschooling and the whole-wide-world helps build community, enrich our learning experiences, develops new friendships and encourages a lot of FUN! The intention is to keep costs very low, so everyone can attend easily.
Join us in the beautiful Appalachian mountains and share your passions, while learning about other people’s passions. We welcome anyone and everyone that is open to the idea of self-education and mindful parenting. Wherever you are in the journey, we hope you will find inspiration and encouragement here.
Sandusky, OH - Unschooler’s Winter Waterpark Gathering Our UWWG gatherings are for families who homeschool in a non-traditional, non-schoolly-schoolly child-led, interest-based homeschooling approach. Whether you consider yourself a relaxed, eclectic homeshooler or a radical unschooler, our UWWG Gatherings are for you!
Vancouver, WA – Life is Good Conference – The LIFE is Good Conference invites you to join us and experience an unschooling community first hand. You’ll have an opportunity to make new friends, deepen existing friendships, form connections and find the piece that just may be missing from your unschooling journey– a strong, supportive and vibrant group of families to share it with.
There won’t be talk of curriculum or worksheets, but there will be plenty of sharing of information, support and resources. You will be able to ask questions and get ideas from experienced unschoolers. Best of all, you will be surrounded by free families where kids are not only respected but enjoyed!
Jonesborough, Tennessee - East Tennessee Unschooled Summer Camp – ETUSC is a 6 night summer camp for approximately 80 unschoolers ages 13-18. There will be many activities, camper run workshops, jam sessions, bonfires, swimming, kayaking, zipline and climbing tower, counselor mentoring, dancing every night, and much more.
Dallas, TX – Rethinking Everything – For whole families, from birthing, gentle parenting, unschooling & self-design, entrepreneuring, empowered wellness & sexuality, fully sustainable living and so much more. We support each child, teen & adult’s journey to a fully engaged state of self-sustainablity and responsibility. Check out the rethinking everything magazine here.
San Diego, CA – Good Vibrations Unschooling Conference – You know the vitality of feeling understood, encouraged and challenged? Immerse yourself at the Good Vibrations Unschooling Conference in San Diego, CA. The unschooling community is gathering again!
Toronto – Toronto Unschooling Conference - At the Toronto Unschooling Conference I strive to create a rich and stimulating environment where you can learn about unschooling in depth. Whether your family is considering a move to unschooling, has begun this amazing journey and is discovering just how all-encompassing it can be, or has years of experience, you will learn something new, understand an idea more deeply, and come away more inspired to live the unschooling lifestyle with your family each day. Check out some past unschooling conference talks here.
Plymouth, Vermont Not Back To School Camp Vermont - Start your unschooling year with high hopes, new interests, a big bang, a loud splash, and a tribe of new friends! Don’t miss the fifteenth annual Not Back to School Camp for unschoolers ages 13-18.
Past Unschooling Conferences
June 7 – June 10, 2010 Great Big Happy Life – Whether you just discovered unschooling, (or it just discovered you) or you have been unschooling for years, this year’s Great Big Happy Life gathering will feed you intellectually as you absorb the wisdom of others during our scheduled (and spontaneous!) discussions and nourish you emotionally as you share delicious meals and beautiful open spaces with other families who have chosen this path with their kids.
June 26 – July 1, 2010 Summer Montreal Unschoolers Gathering – This is a gathering of unschoolers, where we can laugh and play and have long discussions and take hikes and hang out in the beautiful city of Montreal! This is not a conference. There will not be speakers. There will, however, be as many planned activities as the attendees want to organize, which can be anything from round table discussions, to crafts, games, and potluck dinners.
August 24 – September 7, 2010 Not Back To School Camp Oregon – Start your unschooling year with
high hopes, new interests, a big bang, a loud splash, and a tribe of new friends! Don’t miss the fifteenth annual Not Back to School Camp for unschoolers ages 13-18.
August 26 – August 29, 2010 North East Unschooling Conference - The Northeast Unschooling Conference is an annual gathering for unschooling families (or those interested in unschooling) to enjoy a community for learning and fun.