ENOCH of New Jersey presents the 20th Annual Homeschool Convention

Friday & Saturday, May 14 & 15, 2010 at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center, Edison, NJ

*** 2009 Information below for your reference, check back March 15 for updated 2010 information

Children's Program by Historical Happenings

For children 4 - 12 years old of registered paid attendees.

Historical Happenings will provide your children with interactive experiences in 2 hour workshops during regular convention hours.

Sign up for one, two, or all five workshops!

To help you enjoy our guest speakers, Historical Happenings has scheduled their workshops during our speaker workshop sessions.

Workshop Speaker Session Children's Program Session
Friday 3:30 - 4:30PM
Session I
3:15 - 5:00PM
Workshop 1
5:00 - 6:00PM
Session II
5:00 - 6:15PM
Dinner Break
7:00 - 8:00PM
Keynote Session
6:15 - 8:15PM
Workshop 2
Saturday 9:00 - 10:00AM
Keynote Session
8:45 - 10:45AM
Workshop 3
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Session I
10:45AM - 12:15PM
Lunch Break
12:15 - 1:15PM
Session II
12:15 - 2:30PM
Workshop 4
1:30 - 2:30PM
Session III
2:45 - 3:45PM
Session IV
2:45 - 5:00PM
Workshop 5
4:00 - 5:00PM
Session V

This year, walk-ins will also be accepted. But save yourself some money by pre-registering. There are different rates for pre-registration and walk-ins.


$10 for the 1st child, per session
$8 for the 2nd and 3rd child, per same session

Walk-in Registrations

$12 for 1st child for walk-in registration, per session,
$10 per child for 2nd and 3rd child, per same session

Children's Program pre-registration is done via postal mail. Print out and complete the Children's Program Registration Form and mail the completed form with check (made out to Historical Happenings) to:

ENOCH Children's Program
1371 Stokes Road
Medford, NJ 08055

Important Items to Note:

A parent/guardian must drop off their children for the workshops.

A parent/guardian must stay at the convention facility at all times while their child(ren) are in a Children's Program Workshop.

A parent/guardian must pick up their child(ren) during the dinner and lunch breaks.

Children's Workshop Descriptions

For the 3 sessions marked with an * children can pre-purchase a hat (medieval hood, tricorn, kepi or mob cap) for a discounted price of $3. This is an optional purchase but offers a discount of $2 - $4.50 off original prices.


Workshop 1 - 3:15 to 5:00PM

Crafts and Activities through History

Children will complete crafts from different time periods such as mosaics, weaving and scrolls as well as play games from different eras throughout history.

Workshop 2 - 6:15 to 8:15PM

Crusader Knight * (Medieval Hood)

Children will learn about the arms and armor of the crusading knight as well as a general background about the crusades. Hands-on activities will include battling with foam swords and designing their own shields.


Workshop 3 - 8:45 to 10:45AM

Life of the British Soldier during the American Revolution* (Tricorn or Mob Cap)

Children will learn about life as a British soldier and the hardships they endured during the American Revolution. Hands-on activities will include eating beef jerky and bread (soldier rations), trying on clothing from the time and experiencing a British encampment.

Workshop 4 - 12:15 to 2:30PM

Fun and Games in the 1800’s

Children will be introduced to, and have an opportunity to engage in, games played during the 1800’s such as Game of Graces, Bean Bag Toss, Table Top Nine Pins, Cup & Ball Toy, Marbles, Pick-up Sticks and more.

Workshop 5 - 2:45 to 5:00PM

Civil War Soldier Life* (Kepi )

Children will learn about Civil War soldier life through hands-on activities such as drilling, making cartridges and eating hardtack (soldier rations). Children will be “issued” weapons (cap guns to be used for the session) and taught formation and drilling. The session will end with the “soldiers” marching through the Exhibit Hall. NOTE: If children have Civil War uniforms from previous events and/or cap guns please feel free to bring them for use during drilling and marching.

If you have questions about the Children’s Program, please send an email to ChildrensProgram@enochnj.org

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