The Project World School Family Summits are designed as temporary hubs where worldschoolers gather in the spirit of community and co-create valuable learning experiences.
The summits are designed as a forum for all; from veteran worldschoolers to those who are just starting out as a place to add to our collective wisdom, share experiences, challenges and triumphs and support one another.
March 6 - March 10, 2023
The 10th Project World School Family Summit will take place from March 6th, though March 10th, 2023 in Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico.
We will celebrate worldschooling, at the Aquatico Inbursa Waterpark: Veracruz.
Our worldschooling community will take over the entire park where you and your family have the option to chose which talks, workshops, presentations you wish to attend while enjoying all of the park’s features for a full five days!! Our kids camp will included scheduled activities, challenges, team games, art and of course supervised fun throughout the week.
Can you say, “win-win”?
Now community connection is more important than ever. Most worldschoolers have had to make adjustments throughout 2020 and 2022, some faced with the inability to travel, some being unable to return to their home countries after long lockdowns and restrictions. Most families have felt isolated from one another, some have faced health & mental health challenges and every single worldschooler has dealt with so much uncertainty in the world around us.
In 2021 Project World School broke the cycle of isolation, committed to maintaining a sense of connection for our worldschooler community. We hosted a small Project World School Family Summit in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.
In the Spring of 2022, 200 worldschoolers traveled to Guanajuato, Mexico for the 9th Project World School Family Summit.
In 2023, we are THRILLED to announce we will be welcoming a larger number of families interested in exploring worldschooling, educating their children through travel and coming together in community to Veracruz Mexico!
The 2023 Project World School Family Summit will include 5 full days of conference talks, community connections, learning and play at Parque Acuático, Veracruz’s premier water park. Imagine five-fun-packed days with worldschooling families from around the world, sharing, connecting and supporting one another!
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Veracruz, Veracruz - Mexico
Veracruz is the chief seaport on the east coast of Mexico and is a communications centre for the gulf littoral and the tropical and highland hinterlands of Veracruz state. Despite its hot humid climate, Veracruz is an important domestic tourist destination, particularly attractive to weekend visitors from Mexico City. It is noted for its colonial-era buildings, indigenous cultural influences, and regional cuisine. A major commercial fishing port, Veracruz also offers sportfishing, beaches, and water sports.
As the chief link between colonial Mexico and Spain, Veracruz prospered as a port and became the most “Spanish” of Mexican cities, with an admixture of Caribbean creole influences. Because of its strategic location and direct overland connections to Puebla and Mexico City, it was attacked and captured many times. In the 16th century Francis Drake and other British pirates attacked the city several times, leading to the construction of a fort (Castillo de San Juan de Ulua) on Callega Island during the 1600s; it is now a tourist attraction. U.S. troops captured the port and marched inland from Veracruz during the Mexican-American War (1846–48). French troops also entered Mexico via Veracruz during their occupation under the emperor Maximilian in the 1860s. It was renamed Veracruz Llave in honour of Gen. Ignacio de la Llave, governor of Veracruz state (1857–60). Both the 1857 and 1917 Mexican constitutions were proclaimed there.
Veracruz Mexico lies on the Gulf Coast of Mexico in the Atlantic Ocean. It sits between the coasts of the United States, Cuba, and Mexico. The city of Veracruz is an important seaport in Central Mexico.
In addition, its waters are part of a reef system that includes 17 coral reefs as well as groups of islets. In fact, part of the Veracruz reef system extends to Boca del Rio and Alvarado.
Want to read more about traveling in Veracruz? Visit this site and this site.
INTERESTED IN HISTORY?
Visit this site which outlines the history and share this with your family!
Location for the Summit
ADDRESS FOR THE EVENT:
Aquatico Inbursa Waterpark
Av. Paseo del Parque No. 873 Nuevo Veracruz 91726 Veracruz, Veracruz, México
This location is centrally located. Please see the map below. There is no official lodging for this event, but there are ample hotels in the general vicinity.
There are hundreds of hotels located in the state’s capital. Please refer to the map above to see hotels close to the event venue, but wherever you are in Veracruz, you will be able to easily get to the event via taxis or collectivos (local busses)
Travel to Veracruz:
Veracruz is connected to the US by three weekly non-stop flights from Houston on United, but its airport otherwise serves Mexican domestic destinations only; Cancún, Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Tijuana among them. All other flights from Canada, the US, and Europe route through Houston or Mexico City.
Veracruz airport is about 10km south of the city; it’s simple and convenient to take a taxi from here into the center (around 300 pesos; pay in advance at the taxi desk in the terminal).
To Our Community
We understand that many may not agree with our choice to organize a community gathering at this time. We totally understand that. Many considerations went into the decision making process. We believe everyone has the right to choose if travel is right for you and your family at this time and make decisions that are best for you.
We are here to serve the community and you have asked for these opportunities to connect with one another. We are organizing with safety in mind, in compliance with the laws of our host country while meeting the requests of our worldschooling community.
Again, not all will agree, and if this event doesn’t feel right for you, please opt out and wait for a future event or a time that feels better for you.
As the hosts of We Are Worldschoolers, a community that includes more than 13 thousand families, we have listened to your feedback.
We believe in community.
Space is EXTREMELY Limited For This Event
The early bird cost for everyone, ages 5 and older for the 5 day event is $129 USD per person if purchased before October 15th, 2023. After October15th, the cost per person goes up to $155 USD.
The price includes a full five days admission to the waterpark, all talks, sessions, workshops, kids camp activities and supervision for the kids and participation in the talent show.
Tickets are non-refundable (but you can transfer them to another person)
Please reserve early as we anticipate reaching our capacity quickly for our 10th, Project World School Family Summit!
We have 2 very important announcements!
As always, we are also seeking teen volunteers to help us with the kids camp. Over the history of the Project World School Family Summits, we’ve always engaged and empowered the teens in our community to step into leadership roles, being service to our community and working with the younger kids to organize and facilitate a truly fun Kids Camp! The teens who have participated over the years will tell you that our team is skilled at fostering a sense of camaraderie, cultivating trust, and creating a truly fun and rewarding experience! If you have a teen interested, please message us here.
Just Announced: The Week following the 2023 Project World School Family Summit, we will be hosting a Project World School INTRO COMMUNITY Xalapa!
Is your teen you new to the idea of living in community? Nervous about being away from home for such a long period of time? Wonder what this whole worldschooling thing is all about? Then this retreat is for you!
Video of the Fall 2019 Summit created by the beautiful filmmakers Tereza Matkuliakova & Gábor Pásztor from Slovakia (https://rybieoci.wordpress.com/)