2017 Conference

April 20 through April 24, 2017




The TexUns Gathering is much like a family reunion, but even better! It’s a celebration of living and learning naturally. Whether you’ve attended each year or you’re brand spanking new, the connections  made during the weekend run deep.  Everyone who attends quickly sinks into the relaxed feeling of belonging. And to make it more affordable to everyone, we’ve simplified. Registration is only $50 per family/$100 at the door.

We believe that all children deserve the right to evolve into who they were born to be rather than be shaped into what someone else believes they should be. Our deepest wish is to provide a community in which we can support each other in living inspired lives filled with joy.

Join us as we listen to speakers and participate in the popular informal chats and discussions. Hang out with us at the pot lucks, happy hours and other fun family events. Join your kids at the bouncy pillow, or by one of the three pools. Practice your stroke at the putting green. Or participate in any or all of the fun activities that we’re organizing for 2017. Bring your computer and/or handheld devices and play popular video games in the Great Lodge. And the nightly activities like the Talent Show and Fashion Show are just plain fun.

If you need a rest from all of the activity, how about sitting out on your porch and enjoying the scenery, while your burger cooks on your personal outdoor grill.

Since our host, Hill Country RV and Cottage Resort, is in a natural setting, our kids are free to roam and play both indoors and out while parents attend discussions, relax or roam with their kids around the resort.


The TexUns Gathering is an inspiring backdrop for supporting families in:

  • Diving head first into new ideas about how we learn
  • Discovering our children’s learning styles and meeting our kids where they are today
  • Allowing our kids plenty of time and space to learn freely and naturally
  • Learning to put Respect and Trust at the forefront of the family experience
  • Allowing kids to free-range and enjoy each other in a safe and natural environment
  • Connecting with old friends and making new ones
  • Building Community and Support on the Life long Journey of Learning
  • Having fun, playing, relaxing and learning! All at the same time…

We look forward to seeing you and your family at the 2017 TexUns Gathering!

Start planning now! Dates are April 20 -24, 2017.

We’ve reduced the registration fee substantially to make it affordable for almost everyone. We’ve eliminated some of the activities that were very supplies heavy and labor intensive in an effort to making planning easier and help more families be able to attend.

Check out the cabin/rv options and special rates for TexUns here.

Learn more about our Vision and Guiding Principles.

What have we changed? 

 We will utilize the voices of season unschoolers that live in Texas and want to attend our gathering. We won’t be flying in or paying expenses for speakers.

The Pancake Breakfast will be replaced with a morning potluck.

Instead of Primping time, parents will get their kids ready for the fashion show.

We will not be supplying check-in “goodie bags”.

We will not be recording the talks or chats

We will ask that each family bring their own paper goods (paper plates and such) to the potlucks.

We have some awesome unschooling parents who will lead informal chats and discussion circles.  Check those out here.

Want a taste of the TexUns experience? Watch these videos to catch a glimpse of all the fun.

2014 TexUns Conference

2015 TexUns Conference

2016 TexUns Conference