Family Adventure Weekend Workshops and Activities

Jordan Grand Conference Center at Sunday River

June 12 and 13, 2014


MAXIMIZE YOUR IMPACT FOR GOD: Tools for Effective Leadership Conference, Thursday June 12, 2014

Session 1 - Positioning Yourself for Leadership, Doug Bartsch

Leading effectively is much more difficult when you are "out of position." During this session, you will learn about vision and mandates, culture, spiritual job descriptions, structuring your team, and making the "ASK."

Session 2 - Involving, Motivating, and Developing Your Team, Doug Bartsch

You'll learn the skills to facilitate team meetings, involve more people, and motivate others. Plus, you'll learn the art of delegation.

Session 3 - Hot Topics for Leaders…By Leaders, Panel and Discussion

In this session we will get to the heart of the issues that are important to you! Learn more about Common Core, Parental Rights, Charter Schools, the Aspirations program, the new GED, and more! Panel members will include Heidi Sampson (No Common Core Maine), Ken Quinn (Maine Convention of the States),  John McLaughlin (UMA Assistant Director of Enrollment Services & Recruiting), Lois Ruff (Bethel Adult Ed), and others.

Session 4 - Hearing God and Planning Your Year, Doug Bartsch

We serve a strategic God. Learn to hear God clearly, plan effectively, and implement a strategic planning process for your group. 

Session 5 - Marriage Transformation, Doug and Kim Bartsch

When was the last time you and your spouse had a marriage tune-up? Join Doug and Kim Bartsch as they look at marriage in new and exciting ways. Learn how to transform your marriage through communication while re-igniting healthy intimacy. Everyone will benefit from this fantastic workshop!

Special Session Open to the Public - Getting Started in Homeschooling, Carolyn Simonds

If you have just begun homeschooling, are new to Maine or are researching the option for your family, please join us for this information packed workshop! Topics will include:

•Maine’s homeschooling law
•Record keeping
•Curriculum planning
•Helpful resources
•Portfolios and evaluations
•Support groups
•Special needs
•And much more!

This workshop (only) is open to the public FREE of charge! Please sign up by calling the HOME Office at (207) 763-2880. All other Adventure Weekend activities and events are available to attendees with a paid registration.

Thursday Night Graduation -  Impact Your World, Doug Bartsch

Encouraging principles that will help graduation impact their world for Christ. 


FAMILY ADVENTURE WEEKEND Workshops and Activities, Friday, June 13, 2014.

Workshop 1A - Creation Exploration: Nature Study Across the Curriculum,  Raylene Hunt

Homeschooling mother of two and nature study homeschool group leader, Raylene Hunt was doing nature study before she had a name for it.  This workshop will not only show how you can integrate nature study in all the required curriculum areas, but will take you outside the building to explore creation around the event site to demonstrate that it doesn't matter where you are. Creation is just outside the nearest door!

Workshop 1B - Modern Square Dancing for Fun and Fitness, Four Corners Association

Exercise the body and stimulate the mind.  Moder Square Dance is an excellent alternative to traditional physical education programs.  As an exercise, it is low-impact and dancers average 2000 steps per hour of dancing and up to 5 miles of walking in a typical 2 1/2 hour dance.  Additionally, square dancing can bring communities together in a social atmosphere.  The activity breaks down barriers, builds trust and is great fun.

Workshop 2A - Second Chance Wildlife, Dawn L. Brown

Dawn L. Brown will share about her work rehabilitating bears and helping return them to their natural habitat using a slide presentation of her work.  Join her to learn more about how tracking collars and GPS are used in her work and to find out how you can help in her efforts.

Workshop 2B - Mushing 101, Lindy Howe

Lindy of Heywood Kennel and Sled Dog Adventures will introduce the basics of mushing, including topics such as breeds, equipment, racing and dog care.  There will be a brief demonstration with a dog and equipment.

Workshop 3A - New England Logging Lore, Stanley Howe

Stanley will share the history, stories and photos of the logging camps in Maine during his own growing up years and before! On Saturday, his barn will be open for those who wish to stop by to lern more about some of his antique treasures.

Workshop 3B - Marine Touch Tank, Abby Gronberg

Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation will bring a table and bins to display marine tide pool animals. Visitors are welcome to touch the animals with educator supervision. Blue Ocean's educators will talk about the different animals and the impacts that people have on the marine environment.

Workshop 4 - Get Eaten by a Whale, Abby Gronberg

Come visit the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation's 60’ inflatable fin whale and get the chance to walk inside! Educators will provide visitors with information about the different marine mammals found in the Gulf of Maine.