6:00-8:00 PM Welcome Reception All Conference Attendees. Light fare will be served. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet other families and socialize.
Please Note: All 5-12 Year Olds Should Wear Their Conference T-Shirt and Name Tags for all Saturday Events!!!!!
8:00 AM All 5-12 Year Olds Going On the Field Trips Must Be Dropped Off by 8:00 AM
8:00-8:30 AM Break Children into Groups and Board Buses for Field Trips. Buses Will Leave Promptly at 8:30 AM Children will be broken into groups of 5 by age and gender. Each group of 5 will have a chaperone assigned to them. Children will then board the buses and travel to the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Children will stay in the same groups as they were in at the aquarium and will explore the museum as well as the tar pits.
5:30-6:00 PM Board Buses and Travel Back to the Hotel
6:00 PM Parents Pick Up Children
Parents should pick up their children at 6:00PM right after the adult workshops end.
8:30 AM Drop Off Children
8:30-9:30 AM Ask the Experts
Children will be broken into two groups, 5-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds. Marfan syndrome and related disorders experts will do a short, age appropriate presentation on Marfan syndrome and related disorders. Then children will have the opportunity to ask their questions. .
9:30-12:30 PM Vendors at Hotel
Children will be broken into three groups by age (5-7 yr. olds, 8-10 yr. olds, 11-12 yr. olds). Three different activities will be provided, one in each room. Kids will have the opportunity to participate in two to three funactivities on-site at the Loews Hotel. This year’s specific activities arestill being determined. Past years activities have included; theatre arts programs, improvisation workshops, make your own t-shirt, Build-A Bear Workshop, face painting, balloon animal making workshops, magicians, and more. Activities offered this year during this time period will be similar to these past activities.
12:30-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-2:15 PM Movie TBD/Arts and Crafts
An age appropriate movie will be shown and art supplies will be provided for children to do arts and crafts.
2:15 PM Children Will Join the Closing Program Where Their Parents Will Already Be. Parents Should Pick Up Their Children at the End of the Lunch Program.