Children’s Conference

We will have three Sundays of fun and engaging activities on Zoom that allow us to visit with friends old and new. We will sing, tell stories, and share thoughts and projects.  

Who are we? 

Emily Hitchcock is currently working on an organic farm, and loves children and the outdoors. Sharlow Hitchcock is a 4th and 5th grade teacher. Both have been working the summer and winter children’s conferences for the last five years, and have attended the conference since the age of 8. Valerie Walton and Tad Hitchcock are music teachers and gardeners. They have been running the children’s conferences for many years.  

Andre Solomon is a musician and arts administrator who has been a teacher at the children’s conference for at least eight years. 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 26 

10:00-10:30 

Gather and Greeting  Children all ages 

We will all introduce ourselves, talk about the coming conference offerings and sing a song. We hope this will be a time to reunite with old friends and meet new ones. 

10:40-11:20 

Barn Dance with Tad   Children 5-7 

We will sing songs, play listening and movement games, and create rhythms with items we find around us. Leave space in your room for a joyous ruckus! 

11:30-12:15 

Music Workshop with Tad   Children 8-12 

We will challenge you with music-themed games, and collaborate on an  

original NOFA 2020 song! 

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 

10:00-10:30 

Gather and Greet 

We will all introduce ourselves, talk about the coming conference offerings and sing a song. We hope this will be a time to reunite with old friends and meet new ones. 

10:40-11:20 

Storytelling   Children 5-7 

This is a fun group brainstorming activity in which we will create our own cast of characters and write a story together about their adventures. 

11:30-12:15 

Storytelling  Children 8-12 

This is a fun group brainstorming activity in which we will create our own cast of characters and write a story together about their adventures. 

  SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 

10:00 

Show and Share-All Ages 

A chance for anyone who wants to share. 

Examples include: 

  • Sing or play a song  
  • Share a piece of art that you created 
  • Read a poem or story that you wrote 
  • Show us a plant/row/bed that you grew 
  • Show us an animal that you care for 
  • Show us something cool you found outside 
  • Anything else you are excited about!