PRAIRIE STAR DISTRICT ARCHIVES

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AnnualConference2010 / Children

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Why should your children come?

This year, there is no registration fee for children grade 6 and under, a reduction of $60 from last year. Here’s why they should come:

To get to know other UU kids and form connections that may last a lifetime! To take part in a great mix of multigenerational workshops, conference workshops, concerts and worship, designed to appeal to all ages including kids. Kids will find sessions on everything from comic book heroes to technology including a concert for all ages: “An Evening with John McCutcheon”! To sit in a kid-comfortable area located at the side of each room, where kids of all ages can gather to do quiet activities while the program is in session. (This will be available in all large-group and many small-group conference sessions.) To eat popcorn and watch movies in Rooms 205 and 206 of the conference hotel following end of the formal conference program at 8:30 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. (Parents should drop children off and pick them up at the arranged time. This opportunity is geared toward older elementary children who do not yet need to be in bed.) To search for treasures at the kid-friendly scavenger hunt and picnic on the banks of the Mississippi River while older folks attend the Awards Luncheon. To play and sing! Bring your instruments or your voice, as well as your appetite to the pre-conference Friday evening Mexican Supper and Open Mic Night. Join in the fun. To make Artist Trading Cards to trade with your friends or origami cranes for an all-conference peace sculpture – all available at the conference Make-It/Take-It booths. To have fun!

Please come, bring your spirit and enthusiasm and join with us in celebration.

We are deeply grateful to the Riverboat Development Authority of Davenport for a generous grant that allows us to eliminate registration fees entirely for Infants, Toddlers, and Children accompanying a registered adult and to reduce fees for Youth registrants.

Please note that these fee reductions and eliminations are for this year only.

Our goal is to attract younger folks to the conference, helping us reinvigorate our congregations and district and engage future leaders. Parents and sponsors: please consider bringing youth of all ages to take part in our multigenerational celebration!

Printable Flier

A printable flier summarizing all activities for children and youth during the conference is available to download (in PDF Format — 85KB).

Registration

Two forms are required to register children (grade 6 and under, including infants and toddlers): a Registration Form and a Permission Form.

Registration Form

The registration form is the same for all individuals regardless of age including infants and toddlers.

If you register online, once you have completed the first adult registration, the online registration system will offer you the option to “Register another person for the Annual Conference.” Click this link and continue on to register other members of your family before you “check out.” If you are printing out the form in hard copy to fill in by hand, you may print it multiple times – one for each individual.

Permission Forms

Permission forms signed by parents or guardians, are required for all attendees in Grade 12 and below. Because the signatures on these forms need to be original signatures, you’ll need to print out the forms, sign them, and then mail them to the registrar by US Mail or other physical mail service.

Child Permission Form for grade 6 and under including infants and toddlers (PDF, 18 KB)

Deadlines

April 8, 2010, at noon, is the deadline for the following: Deadline extended

Conference registration (mailed with check and on-line by credit card) for all ages Permission forms for those in Grade 12 and younger Online Registration will end at noon on April 16. Mail in Registrations and Permission Forms must be received by noon on April 20.[ NOTE: Youth, Child, Toddler, and Infant registrations will NOT be accepted after this deadline.]

April 8, 2010, at noon, is the deadline for the following: (This deadline is NOT extended.)

Cancellations of previously made registrations, if you decide not to come after all

Notifying us of your decisions by April 8, gives the conference hotel and the local committee time to order food and plan for staffing for an accurate number of registrants.

Suggestions

Parents and sponsors: If you have suggestions regarding other ways to make this conference more youth-friendly, please contact Barb Robinson.

Meals for Children

See meals for information about the meals for children.

Child Care for Infants and Toddlers

Any child not yet ready to participate in organized activities can be enrolled in Child Care. Choose this option on the Child Permission form. There is no fee for registration or Child Care for children accompanying a registered adult (this year only).

Supervised Infant and Toddler Child Care will be available in Rooms 205 and 206 of the Radisson Hotel as follows:

Saturday from 8:00 am through 12:30 pm Saturday from 2:00 through 5:00 pm Sunday from 8:00 through 9:00 am (for parents who are choir members; during rehearsal only).

During other hours, parents may choose to take infants and toddlers to the side of conference venues where older children may do quiet activities and crafts, and parents of infants and toddlers may want to quietly entertain their little ones.

All child care supervisors will be qualified, background-checked, experienced caregivers.

Meals for Infants and Toddlers

See meals for information about the meals for infants and toddlers.

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