The 8 Pillars of Envision Festival govern everything we stand for on our quest to change the way people live and interact with the world. Of these fundamental ideas, none is more important than our focus on *community*. The interaction of humans of all ages, races, nationalities, and ideologies is essential for the creation of the vibrant, healthy society that we are striving to create through Envision. One of the most important pieces to this puzzle is the inclusion of family groups and children in our community. The wisdom of children informs the mentality of adults, reminding us of the curiosity and openness that is so necessary to the free exchange of ideas, inspiring us to approach unfamiliar situations with confidence and grace. The knowledge we carry as adults is worth nothing if we fail to educate the next generation. We are working to create a better world for all those who follow us, and our children are the only conduit through which we can manifest that change. We encourage families to bring their children to Envision and partake in the communal education that permeates throughout our event.
Our team has created many resources for families with children, including our Dream Oasis, an activity zone created completely with the goal of stimulating creativity within the children that attend the festival. At the Dream Oasis, kids will be able to experience a variety of playshops, live music, adventure, superfood smoothies, and ceremonies curated by our staff. We strive to promote independence and critical thinking skills through our interactive, educational programming, in hopes that like their parents, the children will take these lessons away from Envision, incorporating them into their daily life.
The number of kids attending Envision has steadily increased since our first year, and that is not a coincidence. Families who have attended Envision in the past have witnessed the growth within their children, often returning the following year and encouraging other families to join them. These positive testimonials from families encourage us to improve the Envision experience for our little guests, which we continue to do year after year. Children continue to offer incredible amounts of inspiration to our community, which has led us to offer free admission to anyone 12 years old or younger. Our goal of sustainability and community will slowly fade away if we don’t continue to incorporate the next generation into our educational process. Consider bringing your little ones to Envision and prepare them to be the global changemakers that our planet desperately needs.