Children's Conference

Friday & Saturday 7:50 am - 10:55 am & 12:50 pm - 3:55 pm, Sunday 7:50 am - 10:55 am

The Children’s Conference will accommodate children ages 6 - 12 and will begin 10 minutes before the adult workshop sessions start and run until 10 minutes after they end. Parents are responsible for their children during all mealtimes.

The 2019 Children’s Conference will explore Climate of Change. The children will begin each day with yoga, physical games and community-building activities, and continue each day with building skills that will assist them in responding to our changing climate and to become a part of a climate of change. Highlights to expect this year include a visit to the Saratoga Spa State Park with a tasting tour of the springs, as well as drumming, storytelling, and creating group and individual art. We’ll spend time outdoors as the weather allows (with extra time if there is snow or sunshine), so children and staff are asked to bring boots, mittens, hats, winter coats, extra layers and even snow pants if possible.

The Children’s Conference is not a drop-in program. You must pre-register your child by January 11, 2019. We encourage your child to participate in the program for the entire half day periods listed above, so they can be an integral part of our community. Our trip to the Saratoga Spa State Park, which will take place on Saturday afternoon, will absolutely require that children arrive on time. If you are concerned about whether this trip will be too strenuous for your child, please contact Rebekah Rice at in advance of registration to discern the best options.   

Children's Conference Coordinator: Rebekah Rice, Farmer

Rebekah is an educator, an artist and the head farmer at Nine Mile Farm in Albany County. She raises bees, vegetables, flowers, medicinal herbs, Americana chickens and Cascade Farmstead sheep.