What’s Happening Around New Hampshire

Great Summer Music Camps at the Concord Community Music School

Talented & experienced instructors, state-of-the-art equipment for the jammers, fabulous indoor and outdoor space for campers to play (music) and play (play!)

Summer Jam Camp
July 10-14, Grades 5-12
David Tonkin, Scott Solsky, and Tim Gilmore, faculty
Join forces with fellow instrumentalists and singers for a week of jamming in music of many styles, including jazz, rock, and blues. Go home with a CD you made in the recording studio!

Creative Arts Camp
July 17-21 & July 24-28, Grades 1-6
Maria Isaak, Heather Oberheim, & Somayeh Kashi, faculty
Enjoy days packed with music, movement, visual art activities, and indoor and outdoor games.
Learn more and register at http://ccmusicschool.org/.

Arts in Motion Summer Theater Company for Children in North Conway

Arts in Motion Theater Company continues its tradition of quality children’s theater programming this summer with its Theater-rific camp running for six weeks under the direction of Debra Cottrell. Registration is now open for ages 6 to 12 and the cost is $110 per week.

Week 1: July 10 – 14 – Under the Sea
Week 2: July 17 – 21 – Island of Imaginary Creatures
Week 3: July 24 – 28 – Mad Scientists
Week 4: August 7 – 11 – Video Game World
Week 5: August 14 – 18 – Undercover Aliens
Week 6: August 21 – 25 – Around the World in 8 Days

Arts in Motion provides a fun experience for children to explore their individual interests and creativity in a safe and welcoming environment. Scholarships are available. To apply or register for camp visit www.artsinmotiontheater.com.  Part of the Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse, North Conway NH 03860,   603-356-0110

 

Weare Home Educators is currently accepting registrations for the 2017-2018 Co-op.

Classes include: Apologia Human Anatomy, Apologia General Science, Apologia Biology, IEW Speech Boot Camp, Art, CSI and P.E.

The WHE Co-op only runs 14 times per year.  We come together for labs and classes that enhance your homeschool experience.  Our schedule means less time commitment, yet it still allows for structured classes with a group of peers.  We also have set up our day to allow for plenty of social time for parents and children.  Our classes are run by homeschool parents which keeps our costs down.  We require parents to volunteer in some capacity so everyone feels connected as part of the team.  We hope you will consider our group for your family! Visit http://wearehomeeducators.com/co-op-classes  for all of the details.

Home Schooled Teens Together Club Based in Concord

Home Schooled Teens Together is a club that I started about 11 years ago, with about 20 teens who wanted to meet other home schooled teens, and have some fun! During many of those years we have had enrollments of over 100 teens and have had a fantastic time!!! I now cap enrollment at a smaller number, depending on the ages that sign up, but we still have an awesome group who have a fantastic time !

The large enrollment gives our members an incredible opportunity to meet many different home schooled teens, and for our parents to meet other parents who are home schooling teens, from all over the state, as well as from MA, and VT and ME. Since we meet once a month, it is worth the trip and and members come from all over!

We are basically an old fashioned social club for home schooled teens to make new friends, from age 13 through graduation. I help the kids get to know each other, and form friendships, in a non- stressful and fun atmosphere of outings and parties (with games, music, and food), and I help them learn who lives near them, or has similar interests, to help them form friendships, through games and fun events.

We meet once a month in the Concord, NH area, from around 6:00 PM to around 9:00 PM (usually on the last Friday of the month, but not always, and we may change the day this year), for an activity, outing, or party. In the past we have done: indoor rock climbing, nighttime snow tubing, masquerade party, bowling (big and small ball), skating, nighttime capture the flag, nighttime picnic, laser tag, swimming pool party, board game marathon, holiday/Christmas party, indoor winter picnic,  mixer,  talent show, creativity contest, charity work, mini golf, go karts, high school graduation, Nerf Club outing, Museum of Science, classic movie morning, beach party, etc., etc.!

I always take the personalities of each year’s members into consideration, and ask for suggestions and then we vote on our activities for the year. This year I have a couple of new suggestions already that have come in, and am considering, video game LAN party, nighttime sleigh ride and bonfire, trampoline park, and faux prom, to add to our list. I’m sure our new group will have lots of suggestions as well, and we can vote on them all.

Our club has been made up of the nicest kids on the planet, and all our activities are geared towards making friends, and having fun! We are an old fashioned club and I have strict rules about polite and kind behavior which all the kids are happy to have at the heart of the club.

We have had six home school graduations, in a sweet little gazebo, on the beach in Maine as well, that would make anyone cry with joy, after watching these kids blossom from shy little 13 year olds into incredible young men and young women, surrounded by family, and all the friends they have made over the years in Home Schooled Teens Together.

Although most of our enrollment has been by word of mouth, and Teens Together members have started their sign ups, I am letting my members from Nerf Club enroll first, and then will post it to the home school lists if there is still room.  I try to always post it on the home school lists, in case there is a lonely teen out there who needs us, but will definitely limit it, if it gets too big, so please sign up or ask for further information quickly, in case I do fill up. There is no telling, and it changes every year. Enrollment will be first come, first served, (after previous members, and their newly turned teen age siblings).

Anyway, I just thought I would put it out there for anyone who might be interested.  If you would like more information, or would like to join, please send me an email. I hope to see you all at our Start Up Mixer in September!!! Cheryl, cherylsark@gmail.com.

Survey on Teaching Science

I am an intern at the New Hampshire Department of Education. I am also a former homeschooler. I have been given the assignment of sending out a survey to homeschooling parents to find what they need to feel confident in teaching science to their children. I have created an anonymous survey for homeschooling parents. This survey is completely anonymous and voluntary, but any responses would be greatly appreciated.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BN28FRL

Volunteers Needed at Touchstone Farm in Temple

Touchstone Farm is a 501(c)3 non-profit, educational and therapeutic organization. We are a community that fosters a sense of belonging for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Grounded in a sense of place, mutual respect, and well-being, Touchstone Farm strives to be a sanctuary which nurtures connections, cooperation, self-confidence, and personal growth. With the help of certified instructors and well-trained horses, Touchstone Farm offers diverse programs year-round, including HorsePower Therapeutic Riding and Driving Lessons, many levels of Riding Instruction, and Veterans’ Therapy Programs.

Our mission is to provide transformative experiences which positively change lives. In order to do this, Touchstone Farm depends on the generosity of others. We invite volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to join our community, whether it is to help with Therapeutic or Peanuts on Ponies programs, gardening, light maintenance, or to help with fundraising and events, Touchstone farm would love to have you. Training is provided, and no volunteer experience is needed. High School, Intern, and Community Service hours are accepted.

Contact: Emily Garland, Touchstone Farm Volunteer Recruiter, (603) 732-3988,
http://www.touchstone-farm.org/

The Home School Nerf Club is starting up its 8th year of fun and excitement!

Once a month, in two fantastic Gymnastic Centers, the kids bounce off of trampolines, and over obstacles during our games of Capture the Flag, Last Man Standing, Castle, Stripes, and MANY others. They use mats to make castles and walls, and we have over 3000 brand new darts to play with every year. We also have special events for our members, like Medieval Nerf, Holiday Nerf, and a Tournament with prizes and a trophy at the end of the year.

Our members are home schoolers who range from age 7 to home school graduation. We meet in Bow and in Salem NH, for now and I am looking for a gym up north that might work for us as well in the future. In Bow, we meet on the second Tuesday of the month for two sessions (11:20 – 12:55 and 12:50 – 2:25), and in Salem, NH we meet on the First Thursday of the month, (12:05 to 1:40), (September through June). Both are played at  fabulous gymnastics centers, where we use the mats and equipment for forts and walls and castles, while playing many organized and supervised games with Nerf Guns.

I have started taking reservations for our 2017-2018 year. We sometimes fill up quickly and often go to a waiting list, so if you are interested, please let me know right away, by replying to me directly by email. It is $12.50 per child, per session. For more complete information, and/or to sign up, please contact me directly at cherylsark@gmail.com. Thanks, and we hope you join the fun! Cheryl

Seeking Youth Ages 14-17 for Research Study

Earn $10 compensation

Researchers at the University of Maine are looking for research study participants in grades 9 to 12. The purpose of this research is to learn about different thoughts and emotions that teenagers have. Teens would be asked to respond to questions on the computer and just need access to a computer and internet to participate! Compensation for participation is $10. If interested or would like more information, parents please call 207-581-2061, message the Adolescent Mood and Behavior Project page, or email: shannon.brothers@umit.maine.edu.

 

 

 

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