Caterpillars (Infant to 3 years old)

Children under the age of four will stay on-site at the hotel for the duration of the Annual Conference session. They will have constant supervision from trained and background-checked childcare providers. Parents will have the option to drop-off or pick-up their children at anytime throughout the Annual Conference Session, and they will be responsible for providing any materials that their child might need throughout the day.  Childcare for caterpillars will be available during the following times:

Thursday, June 7: Noon-5 p.m., 5-9 p.m.

Friday, June 8: 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 1:30-5 p.m., no evening childcare

Saturday, June 9: 7:30 a.m.-noon, noon-7 p.m., 7-9:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 10:- 7:30 a.m.-noon

Butterflies (Age 4 to rising 6th grade)

Children ages 4 to 10 will have a day-camp style experience involving games at the conference center as well as excursions to local parks and exhibits. They will be dropped off in the morning after breakfast and picked up before dinner. Snacks and admission to local exhibits will be covered by your registration fees. In the evenings, this group will be on-site at the convention center for arts, crafts, and games.  Childcare for butterflies will be available during the following times:

Thursday, June 7: Noon-5 p.m., 5-9 p.m.

Friday, June 8: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., no evening childcare

Saturday, June 9: 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., 7-9:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 10: 7:30 a.m.-noon


In order to keep annual conference as affordable as possible, we have decided to lower the cost of childcare and to switch to a family rate rather than charging per child. The 2018 childcare costs are $5 per family per day with no family paying more than $20 for the entire event. 


There is a two-step process for registering your child.

  1. First, click here to fill out an online form and reserve a spot for your child. You will be asked to report your child's name, age group, and be provided a link to pay online. Please complete this online reservation no later than May 24 so that we have an idea of how many children to expect. 
  2. Once your child is registered online, please download and complete the 2018 AC Childcare Registration form.

Note: Because of Safe Sanctuary policies and child-to-adult ratios, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate children who are not pre-registered.