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Children's Programs at General Assembly

The General Assembly Planning Committee is committed to making the General Assembly (GA) a multigenerational experience and to making GA accessible and welcoming to families with children.

All children are welcome to attend GA events with their parents or guardians. Children who have not yet entered high school (or its equivalent) are welcome to attend GA events with their parents or guardians at no cost, but are still required to register.

Child with Parent

There is no cost to register or cancel a child attending with a parent or guardian. By registering your child as a 'Child with Parent', you acknowledge that your child will remain under your constant supervision while attending General Assembly. No professional child care will be provided. Children may be registered by adding a Guest Child 0-14 to your adult registration (step 3 on the adult registration form).

Children's Programs

For parents who need child care or programmed activities specifically for children, two low-cost Children's Programs are available. Advance registration is required and space is limited. Children's Programs are subsidized by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) at more than $300 per child. Please pay as you are able; the minimum fee per child is $35/day. Children may not be registered for GA Children's Programs without a GA registered parent or guardian.

Space is limited. Registrations received after April 30 will be subject to a $35 late fee. No registrations will be accepted after May 31.

Child Care

Daytime Child Care for infants (6 months) and children through age 10 will be offered during General Assembly. Children will remain on-site at a nearby hotel and be cared for by professional child care workers in a setting that provides both activities and quiet time.

The registration fee includes lunch and snacks. Parents must furnish baby supplies baby food, or other special food. Child Care hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday. Space is limited. 

Justice Day Camp for Middle Schoolers

Children who have completed grades 5 through 8, or the equivalent for home schooled youth (generally ages 11-14), may enroll in Children's Day Camp. The Day Camp will be headquartered at a nearby hotel, but excursions to General Assembly events and other field trips are being planned.

Last year, we traveled to places of worship for “Neighboring Faiths” Camp. This year we travel to “walk our talk.” Come prepared to work at Justice Projects and learn about Black New Orleans culture of resistance and resilience.  Field projects include City Park gardening, Algiers Point neighborhood projects, and a project with the Red Flame All Youth Indian Tribe. We will be traveling to our service projects by streetcar, walking and ferry while experiencing the unique culture of New Orleans, including the Algiers, Uptown, and Treme neighborhoods and City Park. We will also have opportunities to walk along a levee, sit under the “Chime Tree,” visit the unknown slave memorial, and check out a folk art market.

Co-Directors in 2017 are Rev. Jamil Scott, Director of Lifespan Faith Formation at First Unitarian, Denver, CO and Katie Covey, Director, School of the Spirit, Lafayette, CO. Rev. Scott is a Buddhist minister and will bring various practices to explore. Katie is a long time DRE known for innovative and engaging camps and curricula.

The registration fee includes lunch and snacks. Day Camp hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Space is limited. 

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