IDAA 2012

Children and Teens

The conference has programming for children and teens over the age of 7. Please see details below for the types of programs we are offering at the 2012 Magic of Recovery Conference.


IDAA and the Orlando Local Arrangements Committee are unable to provide childcare services for younger children due to liability issues. The Hilton Walt Disney World Hotel, when asked about childcare recommends two local professional companies to provide babysitting. These are "All About Kids" and "Kids Nite Out". Information about them is available through the web sites, and respectively. If you wish to arrange individual babysitting services through either of these companies we strongly suggest you contact them well in advance of the meeting.

One of our members has volunteered to coordinate an attempt to lower costs by providing babysitting services through the above mentioned companies but scheduled as a group to lower the cost to $8.50 per hour per child. If you are interested please contact Susan Park at 973 831 5968. ARRANGEMENTS MUST BE MADE BEFORE MAY 1ST.

If you are interested in donating to support families who might not be able to afford child care these donations will be directed toward Susan and will be greatly appreciated.


NOTICE: All spaces in the Jerry Moe program are filled at this time. In the event that there are cancellations a "standby" list is being created and spots will be made available on a first come first serve basis. If you wish to put your child on this list please note the child's name and age in the "Comments" section at the end of the registration. If a space becomes available you will be notified.

IDAA is extremely pleased to offer a children's program originating from the Betty Ford Center and facilitated by Jerry Moe. This three day program utilizes art, games, and story-telling, films, written exercises, role play and recreation to help children understand the disease of addiction. Participation helps youngsters build strengths and deepen their resilience. Skilled counselors lead groups focused on recovery.

The program is for kids 7-12 years of age, runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with the parents joining the children for part of the last day.

All children registered for the Jerry Moe Program are required to attend the full program. There is room for 60 kids this year. Please reserve space(s) for your child(ren) early, the registration will be on a first come first served basis.

PARENTS: Plan on being there on Saturday at 3:00 pm for the Jerry Moe Program graduation. You won't want to miss it.

Everyone: Don't miss Jerry's presentation Wednesday at 2 PM in Salons IV-V.


This year the teen program will be entirely run through our Al-Anon contingent with much gratitude to the trusted servants who have stepped up to assist in making the teen program an enriching element of our teens' growth and recovery.

The program will be similar to years past. Teens will have their own designated space furnished with comfortable seating, games, snacks and age-appropriate activities. Teen-specific programming will be offered throughout the conference. Parents will be required to attend an orientation meeting on Wednesday evening (check conference brochure for time and location). Parents MUST sign a consent and liability form allowing their teens to participate.


As our IDAA teens age-out but continue to enjoy our sharing and caring community, the IDAA Twenties has grown and evolved. Everyone between 18 and 29 is encouraged to participate in the Ala-20's. Please register in advance to assure there is plenty of pizza and snacks available for the group. A basic program has been developed but can always be amended to reflect the needs of this year's participants.


Wednesday evening Teens and Twenties will be treated to Pizza during their opening meet and greet events. Families with younger children can use this time to get settled in and dine together.

There will be two children's banquets concurrent with the IDAA banquets on Thursday and Saturday evenings. Parents: Please register your children (over age 4) for these banquets so that you may attend the adult banquets. Kid's Nite Out, a professional childcare company, will provide supervision and entertainment.

The cost for each banquet is $50 per child. Registrations need to be made at least 3 days prior to the event in order to assure we have adequate food and supervision.

Sunday Morning Spirituality Speaker - Please check with the Registrar to purchase meal tickets if your children will be attending the breakfast.