Fun Add-Ons

2014 THSC Southwest Convention and Family Conference July 24-26, 2014 
The Woodlands, Texas
THSC has arranged the following Fun Convention Add-Ons for your vacation!

Add-Ons are available to Convention attendees only while quantities last.

Adding to Your Previous Registration? If you’ve already registered for the Convention but would like to add any of these activities to your registration, simply click here.

Writing Seminar with John R. Erickson – SOLD OUT

John EricksonDon’t miss this opportunity to learn the art of writing from an experienced team. Hank the Cowdog author, John R. Erickson, and his production manager will share their expertise in crafting, marketing, and producing original stories. Attendance is limited to 20 writers to create a personal and interactive classroom setting.

Participants will need to purchase and read Story Craft by John R. Erickson in preparation for this seminar.

When: Thursday, July 24 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.
$15.00 per person

The Duggar Family LIVE! – SOLD OUT

The Duggar FamilyFeatured on “The Early Show,” “The Today Show,” “The View,” “Fox & Friends,” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the Duggar family has become an American icon of traditional values. They desire to make Christ known and to herald the Bible as the owner’s manual for life.

Enjoy performances and Scripture recitation by the Duggar children and hear all about the rise to fame of this unique and extraordinary home schooling family.

When: Saturday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m.
$10 in advance,
$18 at the door. Children 3 and under attend free.

Leadership Seminar – SOLD OUT

Leadership seminar

State Leadership Conference has now joined Convention! The Leadership Seminar offers something for everyone. Adult leaders will hear David Carman’s lessons from the trenches; benefit from Rick Boyer’s guidance on how to recognize future leaders and cultivate their potential; and use Dennis Gundersen’s tools to model Jesus’ example of leading with a servant heart.

In addition, HEART of Texas President, Anne Gebhart, will share important techniques on vetting worthy local and state political candidates, and THSC President, Tim Lambert, will give his “State of the State” address.

New this year, student leaders (ages 10-18) will learn how to be world changers with Chad Christiansen of In The Gap Ministries. He will share practical ways to exercise positive influence in the lives of others at home, amongst their peers, and in their communities.

All leaders who attended the 2013 State Leadership Conference can email Kay Orr at for a free Leadership Seminar registration code.

We will not have programming for children under 10, but they are welcome to attend with parents.

When: Thursday, July 24, at 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
$10.00 per adult/student, $5.00 per child (under 10)

Encouragement by Chocolate – SOLD OUT

Encouragement by Chocolate at THSC ConventionMoms who attend Encouragement by Chocolate will enjoy a delicious time of chocolate, coffee, and sweet fellowship—and, of course, encouragement with featured guest, Michelle Duggar! “He Hears Our Humble Cries” is the topic of the evening and Michelle will share from her heart about times of joy and praise, struggle and sadness. Through it all, the Lord is faithful to hear the humble cries of His children. He calls on mothers to listen for His still, loving voice and praise Him in the midst of our challenges.

Don’t miss this chance to laugh, share, win door prizes, and enjoy yummy desserts with other home school moms!

When: Friday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m.
$25 per person

New This Year: Discipleship with Donuts – SOLD OUT

Discipleship with DonutsDads attending the THSC Convention in The Woodlands this July are in for a whale of a time. Jim Bob Duggar and Todd Wilson will be hosting the very first THSC Convention Men’s Breakfast, Discipleship With Donuts, on Saturday, July 26. Doors will open at 6:30 a.m. for a fun and energetic breakfast, sponsored by PCT Solutions, served with lots of laughs and prizes. Discipleship With Donuts based on Matthew 4:19 will encourage, inspire, and call to action the hearts of all men who attend. Dads, look for your Fishers-of-Men Game card in your Registration Bag. Play the game and bring it to Saturday morning’s breakfast for a chance to win a trip for the entire family to Barnacle Bill’s Fishing Camp in South Texas.

When: Saturday, July 26, at 7 a.m.
$15 per person

Hank’s Family in Concert – SOLD OUT

Hank in ConcertJoin John and Kris Erickson as they invite you into the endearing and wholesome world of Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security. Enjoy hearing the Ericksons sing the songs and tell the stories you’ve come to love in the Hank the Cowdog books. Get to know Hank’s “family” as the Ericksons also share from their life experiences of home schooling their own children, creating Hank stories, and yes, life on a ranch.

When: Friday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Free to all registered attendees. Additional tickets: $5 each. Children 3 and under free.

Thursday Field Trip – SOLD OUT

thursday-field-tripTHSC has planned a rare Convention field trip sure to excite your entire family! Meet the reigning Texas Honey Queen and get up close and personal with the Beehive Exhibit housed at 7 Acre Wood in Conroe, just 20 minutes from the Convention Center.

Join us on Thursday, July 24, at 9 a.m. as we explore the life of bees. You’ll have an opportunity to ask any question you’ve ever wanted to know about bees and to get your photo taken with Miss Texas Honey Queen! Feed the animals in the petting zoo, challenge your family to a round of minigolf, race your friends around the Little Tike racetrack, and play leisurely at the western town and swings. Each child will receive a goody bag upon completion of the scavenger hunt. Ticket price includes animal feed and a popsicle for each child. You won’t want to miss this event. It will be a day of fun for the entire family! Bring a picnic lunch or order your lunch in advance.

When: Thursday, July 24, at 9 a.m.
Tickets: $11 per person in advance (ages 18 months and older)

Special Fellowships – SOLD OUT

Special FellowshipsDon’t miss out on this FREE Convention perk! Special fellowships for the following groups:

  • Support Group Leaders
  • One-child Families
  • Minority Families
  • Families with Single Parents
  • Families with Special Needs Children

When: Saturday afternoon, July 26

Space Center Houston – SOLD OUT

spaceGive your family an out-of-this-world experience at Space Center Houston. Purchase these special discounted tickets and enjoy the exhibits, presentations, and hands-on activities unique to Space Center Houston.

Tickets: $13 per person in advance. Tickets valid for one year.

Houston ASTROS

baseballExtend your Convention vacation a day and take advantage of exclusive, discounted tickets to see the Houston Astros take on the Miami Marlins, Sunday, July 27, 2014. Five different seating locations are available ranging in price from $10 to $33. As an additional benefit, all service charges are waived for THSC Convention attendees.

When: Sunday, July 27 at 1:10 p.m.
Tickets: $10 to $33

Wet’n’Wild SplashTown – SOLD OUT

Wet'n'Wild SplashtownCool off from the summer heat with these discounted tickets only available to THSC Convention registrants. You’ll save over $14 per ticket, valid anytime during the 2014 open season.

Tickets: $25.99 per person. Tickets valid during 2014 open season.