We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Florida Herbal Conference includes a very special educational Youth Program for children ages 3-12.
Youth will enjoy special classes with our herbalist teachers, activities, and fellowship, during the sessions when parents & guardians are enjoying our general workshops. A limited number of spaces will be available in this program to ensure each child has an enriching experience.
There will be two youth tracks in 2016: ages 3-7 & ages 8-12. Registration fee for the 2017 Youth Program is $135. This includes camping but does not include indoor lodging or a youth meal plan. Snacks will be provided. An accompanying parent or guardian must be attending the conference event.
Check out the 2016 Youth Program schedule for a sense of what our 2017 program will look like!
2:30-3pm Parent check-in, name tags, teacher introductions
3-4 Break off into age groups for ice breaker games outdoors
4-4:30 Snack time
4:30-5 Herbal Roots Zine (cacao)
5-6pm Yoga with Mandy Sunshine!
6-6:30 story time with Maddie & Maggi and/or arts & crafts
9-9:30 settling in, group check-ins
9:30-10:15 Song Circle with Kelli Johnson!
10:15-11:30 Snack time and outdoor games
11:30-12 Storytime with Willow LaMonte!
Sunday 2/28 9-12:30
9-9:30 settle in, group check-ins
9:30-10:30 Yoga with Mandy at the beach!
10:30-11 snack time
11-12 Flower Essences with Julia Onnie Hay (elder age group only)
Craft/game/story with younger group
12-12:30 cleanup and settle out
Our Youth Program is directed by Madelyn Sovern (“Maddie”)
Madelyn is an herbalist, musician, medicine crafter, artist, reiki practitioner, yogi, and teacher. She has taught with Pickards Mountain Eco Institute, Farm & Wilderness summer camps, the Florida Herbal Conference, the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference, Next Step Educators music after school program, Girls Rock Camps, the Young Women Leaders mentorship program, the Knowledge for Spiritual Living CommUnity center, and she cocreated a Young Herbalists homeschooling program in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
She believes in nurturing a natural sense of wonder in children and young adults, and holds space in a way so as to facilitate creativity and exploration. She is excited to continue to facilitate the youth program with the Florida Herbal Conference and to share in the magic and medicine of plants and the natural world!