Classes and Special Interest Activities

Here you will find not only Academic Classes including nature study, but Art and Music classes, and a variety of extracurricular group activities from cooking to karate. Many museums and other organizations have classes for homeschoolers and other offerings that we wanted to list here.
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Don’t forget that much of the time homeschoolers organize their own group classes through a support group or local network. Get involved and you’ll be surprised to learn how many activities are going on.


Language Arts, Math, Science, History, and Foreign Language



Art and Music



Classes from area museums and organizations



Extracurricular



Camps


Language Arts, Math, Science, History, and Foreign Language

VLACS, the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School is New Hampshire's statewide online virtual public high school and middle school where we offer students the opportunity to learn at their own pace from anywhere.

Tuition Free for all students residing in NH
We accept out-of-state students
Students are part or full-time
An approved NH Public School
Over 125 certified instructors
Over 100 MS, HS and college classes
On-going registration. Start anytime!
Each student receives one on one instruction from his or her instructor. Learning at their own pace allows the student to fully comprehend every lesson, every test and every course. Course material is accessible 24/7. As long as students have computer access, students can attend a course anytime, from anywhere which means students can work on a course at night or the weekend, part or full time.

VLACS offers bi-monthly Virtual Open Houses for parents who are interested in learning more about VLACS.

Beech Hill School Spring Seminar Series
Homeschoolers are welcome to attend afternoon seminars at the Beech Hill School in Hopkinton. The classes are geared to students completing grades 4 -7 or children who are 9 to 12 years old. Seminars run from from 2:30 – 4:00. May 7, Latin American Culture, History and Language; May 14, Coordinate Graphing: A Treasure Hunt; May 21, Economics, Capitalism, and Ethics. For more information and to register, please email bmunsterteiger@thebeechhillschool.org

The All Learners Language & Culture Center, LLC, teaches students of all ages (starting at 4 years) and offers classes in Spanish and French. Students are grouped according to their age group and learn language through art and crafts, games, and hands-on activities. Private tutoring is also available for students of all abilities.

Class rates start at $20 per student per class; discounts are available for families with more than one student and for registering for multiple classes. Classes are offered in the Nashua, Manchester, Bedford, and Dover area. Call Lindsay at 603-986-7001, office at all-learners.com (please assemble the email address for it to work).

Writing Classes!
Learn how to write and publish a children’s book. Classes are designed to increase the desire to read, develop writing skills, improve math and vocabulary, and build self-esteem. The personal interaction with children’s author, Layne Case, provides an opportunity to learn what it takes to achieve published status. Weekly classes will inspire children to want to become authors/illustrators, exciting them about reading and writing in a fun and creative environment. For more details, please contact Layne Case at info@amitypublications.com or visit her website at www.amitypublications.com.

Bonjour les Kids French for Young Children
Learning through play and complete immersion with a French native speaker. You, a family member or care giver, and your children will attend a 45 minute with a wide variety of activities such as story time, songs, art, games, crafts on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Children learn the second language in a natural way in everyday classroom conversational situations and through subject content instruction. Please contact Anne Thenin at annethenin@bonjourleskids.com or (603) 943-6394 Or visit the website at www.bonjourleskids.com

Chinese Classes
The New Hampshire Chinese School of Culture & Languages offers Chinese language classes for kids and adults at various locations in New Hampshire. New classes will be starting every month. For more information, please call 603-557-3836 or check the school website at www.nhchineseschoolcl.org.

German Language Classes
The NHGA German Language School is an enthusiastic non-profit organization of teachers with a goal is to teach the German language and culture across New Hampshire. Our classes are offered on week nights in Manchester, NH for students that wish to expand their language after-work and school. You’ll find our teachers have a deep understanding of the German culture and lifestyles, many of us have lived in Germany for years and have been teaching foreign languages to students for many years.

New Hampshire German Association Summer Classes

German Language Classes for Adults:
Mixed level German travel class. Mondays, 2-16 June. 7-8:30 pm. $90.00
This class will help answer any travel questions you may have about planning a trip to a German speaking country. We will learn about finding your way in and around the country, ordering in a restaurant, booking a room or staying with a host family and more!

Mixed level German games class. Mondays, 14-28 July. 7-8:30pm $90.00
German trivia games will help you learn more vocabulary and culture while having fun. Other board games will help you improve your vocabulary in a fun way.

Mixed level German grab bag class! Mondays,4-18 August. 7-8:30 pm $90.00
Take two or more sessions and get a $15.00 discount off of 2nd session.
This class will be a mixture of culture and history and music and all things German!

Intensive 9 week beginning German class. 2,9,16 Jun, 14,21, 28 July, 4,11,18 August.
This is a great introduction to the German language and culture for absolute beginners.

German Classes for Children
Games for the summer! Mixed level, mixed ages (5-12 years old). We are offering 1 day classes for children this year. Come try out one day or come for them all! Each day, weather permitting, children will learn and play various outside/indoor games in German.
Each class costs $15.00. Get $5.00 off every 3rd class taken.
Dates: 2, 9, 16 June. 5-6pm, 14, 21, 28 July. 5-6pm, 4, 11, 18 August. 5-6pm

All classes are held at The Currier Art Center. 180 Pearl St. Manchester, NH. www.nhgermanschool.com, nhgermanschool@gmail.com

German Classes in Concord
The instructor is a native speaker with many years of experience teaching German at all levels, including college-level courses. Held at the Smile Building, 49 South Main Street. Contact Heidi Burke by email at heidi.burke@comcast.net or by phone at 603-848-1492.

Spanish Classes in Derry area
More than Spanish is a unique program in which we combine learning a foreign language
with all the fun and excitement of playing, singing, dancing, puppet shows and Hispanic arts & crafts. Our progressive program offers different levels depending on the age and ability of the student. Each session is held for 12 weeks, starting a new session every 3 months. Classes are small (max 12 students) with a duration of 50 to 55 minutes. The cost per class ranges from $10 to $15 per student. We also offer in-curriculum classes that meet during regular school hours.The cost per 60 minutes is $75. Research reveals that children are most receptive to language learning between birth and age twelve. If you think you may be interested in starting a More Than Spanish program, please contact me at (603) 479-2503. Will travel within 30 miles of Derry. Mariela Di Tullio, Academic Director/ Teacher, www.morethanspanish.net

Classes in Nashua
Math, Science, English, and SAT Prep classes for homeschoolers are offered in Nashua at Joshua Tree Educational Services, LLC. Visit our website http://www.joshuatree-edu.com/ for details.

Barbara Bald, a teacher living in Alton, offers the following "classes" and many more. Artful Science: Try your hand at fieldsketching, making wildflower crafts, leaf stationary, sandpainting, eye-glass pins and lots more.
Seeing Through Native Eyes: Enter the world of the Abenaki Indian; learn to see through owl eyes, foxwalk, make friendship bundles and medicine pouches; learn about the medicine wheel and ceremonies that celebrate earth's gifts. Where's Your Head? Hone your skills of predicting, explaining causes, making decisions, solving problems and judging how reliable a resource is. Kaboom: What isn't matter? How about a compound? Mixture? Element? Come see what chemistry you can eat. "I hope you find my adventures enticing enough to join me. Remember, this is a sampling only. I'd be glad to mix and match ventures to best meet your needs. Some classes are age-specific; most can be adjusted for different ages. Classes can run between 1 ½ and 2 hours long. We can meet once a week for 1-6 weeks, depending on your schedule." Literary/science adventures, also offered for children ages 4-9, include the reading of two books and a science component that introduces listeners to a real animal related to their stories. For more details, contact Barbara Bald at B & D Associates 875-3353

Dinosaur Exploration Field Trip-
$8.50 (10 students at a time; 2nd-5th grade, parents may accompany younger children) offered by The Learning Depot, Evelyn Tatro, M.Ed., Route 11, 51 John Stark Hwy, Newport, NH 03773
Call or email for more information 603-863-5111, thelearningdepot@yahoo.com.

Field Trip Idea--Visit a Dental Office
Perry, Weigand and Gurwell Family Dental Care is available to host field trips for homeschool groups to visit our dental office in Antrim, NH. Please contact Lorie at 603-588-6362 or financial@antrimsmiles.com to schedule a field trip tour to learn about dental health.

Digital Arts and Computer Technology
NH DigitalWorks in Nashua offers enrichment workshops to kids in digital arts and computer technology.
Some of the programs we have offered in the past and are working on for the future are: Digital Photography with PhotoShop Elements, Kids Create - Art and Digital Media Combined, Digital Illustration, Creating Graphic Novels, Creating Digital Stories Movies with IMovie, Essentials of Basic Animation, Claymation and Animation, Web design for Kids - learning about Blogs, Wikis and Google Apps, Digital Publishing and Scrap-booking.
We have a Mac studio in downtown Nashua equipped with computer, scanners and printers. We could offer small workshops for 4 students or larger group workshops where students could work in teams creating their projects. Students are free to bring in their own laptops as well to work on our projects. Usually our ages start around 8 and up, but if there was interested we could start at 6 by offering curriculum to kindergarden aged children as well. www.nhdigitalworks.com

Kroka Expeditions, based in southern Vermont, offers two alternative High School semester programs for grades 10-12 and the post graduate year. Students in the Vermont Semester ski the length of Vermont from south to north during the winter months, build a wood/canvas canoe in April, and canoe back down the Connecticut River in the spring. Students in the Vermont-Ecuador Semester travel to Ecuador to spend time on the instructors' family farm, then move into the rain forest to live with and learn from indigenous people, and wrap up their semester by climbing the volcano Cotopaxi.For more information contact Kroka Expeditions at (802)387-5397 or visit our website www.kroka.org

New Hampshire Rivers Council
We are a statewide river organization dedicated to protecting the rivers and their resources in New Hampshire. We have a special volunteer program called River Runners which teaches the recreating public how to identify invasive aquatic plant species in our rivers and provide that information to the state for response. We can present a program to homeschoolers in a centralized venue. Please visit our organization’s website at www.NHRivers.org and click on River Runners to learn more about our program. We welcome the opportunity to provide this free training to you.

One World Language School
We have been providing French, Spanish, German, and Chinese classes to children ages 3-15 since 2003. Our classes are generally held in the after-school hours, and we have had some curricular programs in schools. Classes in 11 locations in New Hampshire and Maine including Durham and Portsmouth. http://www.oneworldlanguageschool.org/

Writing Workshop Classes are available for all ages, focusing on the fundamental elements of writing, stressing reading comprehension, paragraph construction, formulating essays and developing organizational writing skills. Families, homeschool groups, teens and adults are accepted. Everyone welcome: I celebrate diversity and encourage students with learning challenges. Contact Poppy Johnson at poppyjohnson55@yahoo.com for details. Classes are available in the Seacoast area.

Liberty Harbor Academy Manchester, NH. 603-296-0939. Homeschooled students may take a variety of classes at the school and participate in field trips and seminars. http://www.libertyharboracademy.org/homeschool-support/

Classes at StratusPrep in Bedford
Test preparation in various subjects. 264 South River Road, Bedford, NH 03110
Call or email for more info: 603-232-8279, consultne@stratusprep.com,
http://www.stratusprep.com/

New Hampshire Historical Society
Resources for homeschoolers

The New Hampshire History Curriculum, Grades K-6, available online
www.nhptv.org/kn/nh/home.html
Lesson Plans
www.nhhistory.org/edu/lessonplans/lessons.html
Guided Museum Lesson
To schedule a visit, call 603/856-0604, Mark Foynes, Director of Education, Museum of NH History, 6 Eagle Sq.
Concord, NH 03301,phone: 603/856-0611

Tamworth Learning Circles School is a two-room schoolhouse nestled in the southern region of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We are an alternative school in that we offer a very low student-teacher ratio, which allows us to tailor much of our programs to the needs and learning styles of the individual student. We have had students from all corners of Carroll County who join us for our drama program, as well as our full academic program. Please see our website: www.tamworthlearningcircles.org to survey our programs and services for students ages 7-13. We offer several different course options including a science day, Latin, literature, math, and more. Look us up, or call (603) 323 7477 to discuss your options.

Math Enrichment in Nashua
Develop Problem Solving and Critical Thinking skills through Math. Math is one of the subjects that if not taught with passion could be perceived as hard and uninteresting. Math is not only about operations, fractions and decimals. It is about day to day problems that get solved using math skills. Most children do not like Math because they don't see the value behind it and most times they are not taught correctly.
At ThinkForFun, we want to show students why Math matters, how it could actually be fun and rewarding to do problems, and how solving a problem correctly is as much fun as winning in a video game. We believe in teaching, group learning, group challenge, friendly competition, and practice to nail the concepts. The amount and depth of the topics we cover at TFF will challenge the smartest student. More information can be found at www.thinkforfun.com. 74 Northeastern Blvd., Suite 22B, Nashua, NH 03062, info@thinkforfun.com, (603)318-8667

SHINE Middle Grades Collaborative is a social and academic support program for 16 6-8th grade students in Western New England. It combines weekly on-line interactive curriculum with field trips, plays, and monthly gatherings. You get the joy of discussing ideas with your child, without having to dig up the ideas! The program is corrdinated by Theresa Heary, who has 10 years experience running The Chicken Coop at the Farm School, and has helped many families make the transition to high school. Go to www.s-h-i-n-e.org or call 413-475-0540 for more information. Based in Northampton, MA.

TutorAction. Small group and individual sessions where children ages 5-9 work on a variety of academic and social skills through interactive games and fun with their peers and tutor/leader or one-on-one. Children can learn all the skills they need for reading, writing, and math by playing games specifically designed for these skills. Small group sessions up to 4 students and individual tutoring sessions available. Set up your own group or, children can be grouped according to
times/location/needs. For more information, please contact: Gianna Alden, M.Ed, Early Childhood
Education, Rye, 603-436-1033, mgalden@comcast.net

LIVE Online Math
LIVE Online Math offers classes for students in the upper-elementary grades through high school. Students meet face to face with a LIVE instructor in real-time and participate in a "web meeting". A certified, experienced teacher presents material and guides students through a traditional math curriculum using video, audio, and an interactive whiteboard. This virtual classroom functions similarly to a normal classroom. Please visit www.LIVEonlinemath.com for details and demo videos that show how the online classroom functions.

Online Math, Physics, and SAT prep
Dr. Christian Seberino teaches math, physics, programming, and prepares students for the SAT live online from the convenience of your home. See http://phil4.com for summer and fall schedules regarding all live
online classes for homeschoolers.

Sign101 Beginning sign language for all ages Sue Rouillard, M.Ed teaches beginning American Sign Language and is available to provide classes to home schoolers. She teaches all ages from birth on up and can plan lessons and vocabulary around the current theme or topic of study. American Sign Language is an accepted second language and has many other benefits. She is located in Littleton, NH but will travel with a couple of stipulations such as number of people in the class, and if they are quite a distance from here, I would need to tack on a travel fee. My class fees are $10/person/hour for 1-5 students. Six or more students would be $50/hour no matter how many students. Please contact Sue at sue@aslsign101.com, 669 Union St, ste 4, Littleton, NH 03561. 603-991-2376.

Spanish Classes My name is Rosa Blais. I am a certified Spanish Teacher in the state of NH and a former Homeschool mom. I am interested in teaching Spanish classes to all ages and levels. I live in Gilford, NH. Please call me or e-mail me for more information if you are interested in learning Spanish. 520-1708 or rjma64@gmail.com

Technical Training
The HACTC is a regional technical center that serves junior and senior students alike through out the upper valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. Programs that are offered are Industrial Mechanics and Welding, Natural Resources, Building Trades, Engineering Architectual Design, Business Technology, Computer Technology Applications, Finance and Business Management, Allied Medical Services, Human Services, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Auto Technology, Collision Repair and Refinishing, Design and Illustration and Media Arts. If interested please e-mail Mr. Flory at Florya@Hartfordschools.net or call 802-295-8620 ext 305

Writing Classes for Kindergarteners to 5th graders
Barbara Willis teaches writing to emerging writers K - 5. She will work with students individually but would prefer small groups of four to eight. Classes include writing across the curriculum as well as poetry, letters, projects and true life experiences. Students can meet at her home in Concord and would then travel to a variety of places (the park, the State House, the river) to write. Barbara is a retired K – 5 teacher with 36 years of experience. Contact her at BW03301@aol.com, 21 Court Street, Concord, NH 03301.


Art and Music

Art for All Ages Laura Atherton is a Manchester area artist and certified art educator offering visual arts classes in your home. Classes are offered in basic drawing technique, painting, and mixed media and can be structured to fit students' need and interest; lessons will actively incorporate the elements and principles of art and design as well as art history and culture in a dynamic way that is relative to the student. Private or small group lessons are available, and rates are affordably based on the number of students and distance to travel. She has experience in public, museum art center, and Montessori environments, as well as with homeschool families. For more information please contact Laura at 603.303.6415 or through email at latherton09@gmail.com.

Art Classes in Nashua
Beck's Arts Express, 491 Amherst St offers art lessons, homeschool classes, parties, and camps to children and adults of all ages. We offer formal fine art instruction from qualified art instructors at an affordable rate. Students learn everything from drawing and painting to clay and digital photography! For more information check out our website www.artsexpressnh.com or call781-910-3438.

Learn to Think Like an Artist: An intensive skill-based art program designed for homeschooled students aged 12 and up, based on state visual arts framework. Small studio classes in drawing, painting and mixed media. One on one tutorial classes. Portfolio development for specialized schools or college applicants. Art appreciation/Aesthetics/Artist Studio visits/ Museum visits. Lisa Charkey is a Brattleboro native and has made Brattleboro her home here again since 2007. She received an interdisciplinary degree from Marlboro College in Art and Anthropology and holds a graduate certificate from Parsons School of Design / Bank Street College of Education, New York and is a State Certified Art Teacher in NYC, Mass, and Vt. For information about classes contact Lisa at lcharkey@yahoo.com or (802) 490-0233

Home Schooler Art Classes We will come to your house or other location. Our art classes meet and exceed state art standards. Each class will fit your unit lesson or we will work with your format. Classes taught by certified teacher. $75.00 per student, for 6 week session. minimum 5 students. Please contact Amy at 603 464-2727. visit http://www.abrakadoodle.com/nh02.html for more information.

Weaving Studio in Penacook
FreedomWeavers Studio, located in the center of Penacook NH, encourages respect for individual dignity, cooperation, and imagination, and welcomes students of all ages and abilities to explore the world of SAORI. Our website will answer many of your questions (see www.freedomweavers.com) . Our goal is to provide a fully inclusive and accessible creative venue for everyone, including students who may have a variety of levels of mobility or dexterity. This studio is part of an international organization based on Osaka Japan called SAORI, and its philosophy is based on principles that celebrate individual creativity, innovative thought, and interpersonal respect. References from other satisfied home-school families are available.
Bobbie Herron, weaving coach. 603-568-8336 Email: freedomweaver@comcast.net

Just Create Summer Art Camps in Peterborough
Our children's summer art program provides students with the opportunity to try a variety of mediums and develop new skills in a fun, safe supportive environment. Students will learn and create: Drawing, Painting, Collage, Ceramics, Sculpture/3D, Activities/Drama and more. Each week students will create exciting projects inspired by our fun and creative themes!
Learn more about the program at www.just-create.webs.com

Main Street Art, Newfields offers art classes for homeschooled children .
Check us out at www.newfieldsart.org. Main Street Art, 75 Main Street, Newfields, NH 03856. (603-321-7305)

Paint for Fun in Dover is a plaster art studio and also offers art lessons. Homeschoolers are invited to attend a class for $6.00 and that would include all materials for 1 hour. Patti Spinelli, http://paintforfun.net/

Drawing and Zentangle™
Diane Lachance resides in Contoocook/Hopkinton NH and has been a homeschool parent since 2001. She offers instruction in drawing as well as in Zentangle™. Drawing instruction is focused on how to draw what one sees, accurately. A variety of techniques are taught which enable the student to accurately judge composition and translate scale onto paper. Drawing is from real life, photographs, pictures, other media, or the artist’s imagination. Zentangle is a stroke by stroke approach to drawing some amazing graphics with pen. This art form quickly and effectively demonstrates depth, contour and light, all in a short lesson. Contact Diane Lachance, call 603-746-3173, or email diane.lachance@comcast.net. To learn more about Zentangle: www.timetotangle.blogspot.com.

Art Classes Special time slots for homeschoolers at Meadowedge Art in Bernardston, MA. More info at http://www.meadowedgeart.com

Art Classes at Peggy’s Palette in Somersworth
Peggy Hepburn offers instruction in a variety of mediums from basic drawing, working in pen and ink or charcoal, painting in oils, watercolor, pastels and mixed media. Private, semi-private and group sessions are offered.
For more information please contact Peggy at 603.692.2540. http://www.peggyspalette.com

Art classes in the Amherst area for 2nd-6th grade students. Students explore art from around the world and throughout time while exploring a variety of media. My classes begin with fine art examples and a brief discussion and then the art supplies come out and students create a project based on that week's theme. All supplies are included. More detailed description of my classes can be found at: http://createartwithme.blogspot.com/p/art-classes.html. References are available upon request. Email me at brandie.pettus@comcast.net or call me at 603-801-1605 for more information.

Work in Clay and in Stained Glass
Art Clay at Studio 550
Open to ages 5 and up, Studio 550 offers home schooling students a chance to play in clay. The class will cover both wheel work and hand building, basic fundamental techniques and a self-guided personal project. Studio 550 also has after-school children's classes divided by age group and monthly parent and kid workshops. For older children we also have special topic adult evening classes. Please see www.550arts.com for current class information and registration.

Art Stained Glass at Studio 550
Open to mature students ages 12 and up. There will be glass shards and safety is important. Learn the basics of stained glass, make sun catchers, windows, and a self-guided personal project. Winter 2012 Mondays 6-9 and Wednesdays 12-3. See www.550arts.com for current class information and registration. Taught by Theresa Caulkins, a BFA Graduate from Franklin Pierce College.

Music and Theater

Guitar in Bedford North Main Music in Bedford is offering a 6-week beginner guitar after-school program this winter, from January 9 through February 20. Guitar lessons for 8 to 12 year-olds will be held on Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30; lessons for those 12 and up will be held on Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30. Students may use either an acoustic or electric guitar, and will learn how to pick, strum, do warm up exercises, and play their favorite songs.
Tuition is $140 per child. Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. To register, or for more information, call North Main Music at 603-505-4282 or visit www.NorthMainMusic.com.

Acting for the Camera workshops
brought to you by Whitebridge Farm Productions. YOU – ON SCREEN – NOW. The only way to really practice the craft of Acting for the Camera. Year-round six-week sessions are available for this on-going, hands-on, on-screen workshop taught by New England professionals which allows you to get truly comfortable with yourself on the big screen as you gain confidence and skill. Challenge yourself at your level of experience while preparing for potential future opportunities. Designed by Whitebridge Studios to increase talent pool for productions.
Youth sessions available in Concord (Mondays) and Manchester (Tuesdays) beginning September 14th. Participants who have completed this program are invited to enroll in THE SCREEN TEST workshop with Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson. Please contact us at 603-744-3652 or Lori@WhitebridgeFarmProductions.com for more information.
www.WhitebridgeFarmProductions.com

General Music Classes for elementary students in grades K-6. Singing, playing percussion instruments, composing, movement, etc. There is an opportunity to start a chorus depending how many students are interested. Willing to set up classes within 40-45 minutes of the New London area. Please contact Allison Campbell, allithing01@yahoo.com

The Middle New Hampshire Arts and Entertainment Center is excited to announce its new music education program, The Middle Music Academy! We are currently offering private lessons in voice, piano and guitar. We also offer multi-student classes in Music Theory, Voice, and Starting a Band. Classes are frequently added. Please call 603.934.1901 or email musicacademy@themiddlenh.org for more information or to enroll.

NH Independent School of Music
Summer music day camp and regular music programs during the school year
for children and adults in the Lakes Region. Find out more online at
http://www.nhisom.org/ or call 603-968-7664.

The Palace Youth Theatre in Manchester, New Hampshire is one of the largest youth performing companies in the area and is growing every day. With opportunities for both youth (ages 8 - 12) and teenagers (ages 13 -18) the Palace Youth Theatre offers programs for actors of all levels with varying levels of commitment. We offer classes in singing, dancing, and acting through our PYT Arts program. For students who are serious about theatre, we also have the Palace Theatre Apprentice Company & the Palace Theatre Teen Company. http://www.palacetheatre.org Contact Info: Andrea McCormick, Artistic Director of the Palace Youth Theatre, pyt@palacetheatre.org 603-668-5588

Acting Classes in Dover
theatre.unmasked announces its Fall Classes for Young People
Acting Unmasked - acting classes for young people in downtown Dover NH
Taught by both Aimee Blesing and Managing Director Jamie Clavet. Classes start on Saturday September 22nd, so make sure you register now to secure a spot in our Saturday acting classes. 1 Washington Street, Suite 5041, t.u MillSpace, Dover NH 03820, age groups 7-12 and 13-18,
For More Information: www.theatreunmasked.com/acting-classes.php or email: info@theatreunmasked.com, Phone: 207.358.9887


Classes from area museums and organizations

Homeschool Days at the American Textile History Museum
For more information about these and other programs, including scout badges, field trips and birthday parties, visit www.athm.org or contact Kathy Hirbour at khirbour@athm.org to register. 491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA
www.athm.org, ssewhuk@athm.org

The Amoskeag Fishways www.amoskeagfishways.org
Programs are offered during the school year.

New Hampshire Audubon McLane Center, 3 Silk Farm Road, Concord
New Hampshire Audubon offers may educational opportunities for homeschool families and the community. More detailed information is available at www.nhaudubon.org.

BOAT CAMP Nature School
Spring session starts April 4th. Contact: Debbie Lyons; Program Director Debbie@boatcamp.org or 978-463-2233

The Center for Wildlife, founded in 1986, is a wildlife medical clinic dedicated to the care of injured and orphaned wildlife in the Maine, Massachusetts, and seacoast New Hampshire regions. CFW provides medical treatment and sanctuary to around 1,600 injured and orphaned native wild animals each year, hosts a "Wildlife Assistance Hotline" through which we field around 12,000 calls inquiring about potentially injured wild animals each year, and presents around 225 education programs each year to schools, senior centers, outreach programs, 4-H clubs, and other organizations in our community. For more information about our work or our programs, please visit http://www.yorkcenterforwildlife.org/! If you have found an injured wild animals, please call our wildlife assistance hotline at 207-361-1400.

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire in Dover. Homeschooling families can take advantage of the museum’s year-round schedule of classes and workshops.

Please call the museum at 603-742-2002 during weekday business hours (9-5) to register and sign up for discounted membership.
Keeping cost in mind, we also have Dollar Deal Night on the first Friday night of each month through June. Kids and adults pay just one dollar each to explore the museum from 5:30 - 8 pm.
We welcome your feedback on how the Children's Museum of NH can best serve the needs of your family or homeschool group. Please contact our Director of Education, Jane Bard, at 603-742-2002 or jbard@childrens-museum.org if you have suggestions or want to discuss an idea. http://www.childrens-museum.org

East Hill Farm offers a unique farm school immersion experience for homeschool families! Your students, ages 10-17, can participate in farm school activities while the rest of the family enjoys our resort facilities. Call for more information and group rates for this special offer. www.east-hill-farm.com Contact Jennifer at 800-242-6495 or jenadams015@gmail.com

Enfield Shaker Museum
The Museum especially welcomes homeschoolers. We can customize a tour to fit any desired curriculum. Museum admission includes the introductory video program, guided tour, self-guided tour, exhibit galleries, West Brethren Shop, Mary Keane Chapel, Herb Garden, Feast Ground and more. Cost for school groups is $2.00 per student. Admission for teachers and all adult escorts is free, with a minimum fee of $20.00. All registration
information above is applicable except the deposit required is $20. www.shakermuseum.org

Course on New Hampshire’s Birds in Hancock
Starting Tuesday, January 21, 10am – 12pm, at the Harris Center for Conservation Education, Hancock, NH.
What makes falcons so fast, crows so cranky, and chickadees say "chick-a-dee-dee-dee"? What clues to a bird’s life can you identify by its beak, nest, or song? In this four-week course for homeschooled students ages 7 to 12, we’ll learn a lot about New Hampshire birds: what they eat, how they fly, where they live, and why. We’ll use field guides and binoculars to watch these birds at work and at play.
This class will meet with instructors Cynthia Nichols and Henry Walters (local naturalists, teachers, and coordinators of the New Hampshire Young Birders Club) on Tuesdays, January 21, January 28, February 4, and February 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Harris Center for Conservation Education. Each session will include time indoors, as well as time outside exploring the Harris Center grounds. Please dress warmly! Cost: $48 for Harris Center members/$60 for non-members Space is limited. For more information or to register, please contact Sara LeFebvre at lefebvre@harriscenter.org or (603) 525-3394.

Environmental Programs for Merrimack County
Merrimack County Conservation District and AmeriCorps new GREEN Corps program would like to offer the opportunity for hands-on educational environmental programs for homeschooling groups. We tailor programs to the curriculum needs the individual group.Please contact:Vicky Stafford, GREEN Corps Member,Merrimack County Conservation District, 10 Ferry Street, Suite 211, Concord, NH 03301, 603-223-6023, vicky.stafford@merrimackccd.org

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center--Planetarium, Concord
Homeschool programs are offered during the school year, http://www.starhop.com/.

Beaver Brook Association, 17 Ridge Road, Hollis, NH 03049, 603-465-7787, www.beaverbrook.org 2100 acres of natural landscapes, 35 miles of mapped trails to explore, a self-guided Natural history trail with educational guidebook available, ash bark wigwam, 12 theme gardens, community gardens, compost court, gazebo plus snowshoe rentals available in season. Beaver Brook also offers classes they will bring to your location and customize to your group. Check their website for details. Celeste Philbrick Barr, Education Director

Programs on Life in the 1700s at the James House Farmstead in Hampton
The James House Farmstead in Hampton offers a variety of educational activities and programs for homeschoolers. Field trips are free and the staff is ready to help students learn all about life on an 18th century salt marsh farm. Farming, weaving, period architecture, children's games, horticulture, and archaeology are some features of the program. For more information visit www.jameshousemuseum.org.

Prescott Farm Audubon Center, Weirs Beach, Laconia. http://prescottfarm.org/

Massabesic Audubon Center, Auburn, NH
603.668.2045, mac@nhaudubon.org ,

The Fells, Newbury, NH
The Fells, is an educational center with a year-round program of classes,guided walks, exhibits, and special events. The historic Hay estate, gardens, and trails offer educational opportunities in ecology, horticulture, the arts, and history. One popular option is to explore the woods and gardens with our Nature Explorer Activity Kit! Each kit includes binoculars, a magnifying glass, a NH animals track guide, an ecology-themed activity booklet (appropriate K-4), a map and clipboard and pen packed into a convenient backpack. Topics include Finding Your Way and Safety, Mammals, Birds and Insects , Spiders and Webs, Animal Tracks, Trees, Habitats, Nature Journaling. Other Fun Activities at The Fells include The Fells Valley Quest and Geocache, the Self-Guided Ecology Trail, the Main House art and history exhibits (May - Oct), the historical tour of the Main House (May-Oct), The Woodland Fairy Village, the five formal gardens, and the Sunset Hill Hike. http://thefells.org/

Butterfly Place
The Butterfly Place, Westford MA. Only 5 miles from Nashua NH, we are an indoor, climate-controlled butterfly garden filled with hundreds of freely-flying butterflies. Visitors see the entire life cycle, have fun and learn something new. Staff at our show and tell area are always available to answer questions. Butterfly Hatching kits are available in our gift shop which may be brought home, and a new butterfly may be hatched, observed and then released. Please visit our website www.butterflyplace-ma.com. or call 978-392-0955. We are a great resource for home schooling families.

Stonewall Farm in Keene
We are a non-profit educational farm located in Keene, NH. We have a working organic dairy and CSA garden/ greenhouses. Our mission is to connect people to the land and the role of local agriculture in their lives. Our playground, animal barns, trails, and picnic areas are open to the public everyday of the year from dawn to dusk and the Learning Center and farm store is open 7 days a week from 9 - 4:30. Our home school programming explores agriculture and nature through hands on experiences and science based programming. Please visit our website, www.stonewallfarm.org or call for more information 603.357.7278

American Independence Museum
The American Independence Museum in Exeter, NH offers a wealth of classes and other learning activities for students. Look at their web site for great offerings for people who love history, www.independencemuseum.org or call 772-2622.

Programs at Canterbury Shaker Village
Check the website for details on Family Program and the Homeschool Program.
www.shakers.org.

Montshire Museum, Norwich, VT
Special programs for homeschooled children. Check http://www.montshire.org/ or call 802-649-2200 (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.) for more information and to register.

The Nature of Things, LLC, 10 Groton Rd., Nashua, offers field trip opportunities on our working farm and adjacent 350 acres of forested conservation land. Field trip and group programs include Farm Animal Science, Team Building, Low Ropes Course, Pond Ecology, Forest Studies, Hiking, Snowshoeing, Orienteering, and Horseback Riding Lessons. We also have organic gardens, a green house, and a hands-on science center.
Contact: Debbie Gleeson or Cheri Birch 603-881-4815, www.naturesacademy.com.

The New Hampshire Telephone Museum in Warner has the largest collection of antique telephones in the area, beginning with a replica of Alexander Graham Bell's invention all the way to today's cellular telephones. They have a working switchboard circa 1900's, coin operated pay telephones, a working Strowger automated switching system and every type of old telephone imaginable. For more information, please visit www.nhtelephonemuseum.com.

In-depth Nature Classes in Barrington
Project Nature http://www.naturessteppingstones.com
Angela Hanscom, 217 Smoke St., Barrington, NH, (603) 380-2566, angelahanscom@metrocast.net

Curiosity Club at the Margret and H.A. Rey Center in Waterville Valley, NH.

Ever wonder why salamanders have spots or why stars shine? Join us for Curiosity Club, a 90 minute program that meets monthly covering a new science topic each time. Outside clothes are recommended as we encourage outdoor learning! There is a minimum of 10 participants per session. Advance registration required. Ages 6 and up. Curiosity Club meets the first Wednesday of each month from October-March except for January, when we will meet January 8.

Fee: $8 per child for Rey Center members, $10 per child for not-yet members. For each additional child per family the price is $5 members, $7 not-yet members.
To register contact the Margret and H.A. Rey Center at programs@thereycenter.org or 603-236-3308.

The Rey Center is a non-profit whose mission is to honor the Reys’ (authors of Curious George books) spirit of curiosity and discovery by increasing understanding of and participation in art, science and nature through programs for youth, adults, and families. One such program is Curiosity Club which is designed with homeschool families in mind. The Rey Center is a great place for families to discover and learn together. For a complete listing of our programs go to www.thereycenter.org and contact us if you have any questions.

Learn about Farm and Home Life in the Past
The Remick Museum in Tamworth offers discovery through the senses with a wide range of theme-based education programs that interpret domestic and agricultural life through the past 200 years. A combination of hands-on activities and discussion encourages deeper understanding of the topics. We would like to offer home school classes the second Friday of every month from 10-1:00. The cost is $5p/p and the minimum number per day is 10 students, pre-registration is required; if interested please check out our website at remickmuseum.org or call 323-5115.

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
The Science Center provides a 200 acre classroom for your homeschoolers with fields, forests, ponds and streams. There are several hiking/walking trails with the most popular one being the Gephart Live Animal Trail where you will find native New Hampshire wildlife in natural enclosures with many hands-on exhibits and activities. http://www.nhnature.org/

Swain Dairy Farm, 247 Hunkins Pond Road, Sanbornton, NH 03269
We are offering children art classes Wednesday from 3:30 - 5pm in the farmhouse studio on the farm. Cost per class is $8 per child or three sessions for $20. Saturday mornings 9:30 -11:00 by rsvp. Children will be creating art projects that ranges from learning about different cultures, exploring different art techniques to mastering the basics of drawing and painting. Instructor Liz is a professional artist as well as a certified art teacher with ten years of teaching grades k-8. For more information, directions, questions a/o rsvp please call Liz at 603.455.4660 or email at betseykeefe@yahoo.com
Any fieldtrips to visit the farm may call Liz about setting up dates and times.

Programs at the Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany, NH
Homeschool Program – Winter/Spring 2014, Wednesdays 10am-12pm
Winter Session - January 15 through March 19
Spring Session – March 26 through May 28

Tin Mountain Conservation Center will be offering two ten-week homeschool programs this winter and spring. The program is geared towards elementary aged students; ideally children age seven to twelve. The program is strongly tied to Tin Mountain’s mission statement of promoting environmental appreciation through hands-on learning. Participants should expect to spend most of the course outside learning and exploring!

Taught by Outreach Coordinator/Teacher Naturalist Sarah Frankel, the program will run Wednesdays 10am – 12pm, January 15 through March 19 for the winter session and March 26 through May 28 for the spring session. Participants are encouraged to attend all classes per session.

The overarching theme for the winter and spring sessions will be:
Winter ecology – Animal and Plant adaptations for winter survival
Spring changes – The awakening of the animal and plant world

Each ten-week series begins with a foundations course that exposes students to scientific vocabulary through hands-on activities and exploration. From there the programs explore the various ecosystems present at Tin Mountain and take a closer look at the seasonal changes and occurring on-site.

At the start of each class, students observe and keep track of the weather, hours of sunlight in the day, and phase of the moon in a weekly journal. A daily nature riddle or question is given while students complete their observations. Next, the class continues with an introduction of the daily topic followed by an outdoor exploration. As a part of their outdoor explorations, each student will set up their own magic spot in the Rockwell Sanctuary where they will study the flora and fauna throughout the winter and spring seasons.

The cost for one ten-week session is $100/member; $140/non-member. The cost of signing up for both ten-week sessions ahead of time is $185/members and $265/non-members. There is a $15 discount for multiple students/ household. Registration is requested. For more information or to register - call 447-6991 or email sfrankel@tinmountain.org.

Vermont Institute of Natural Science Homeschooling Series Quechee, VT
Programs designed specifically for homeschooling families. VINS offers programs geared to specific age levels, (grades 1-3 and 4-6) and both groups meet at the same time and cover the same topic. Call 802.359.5000 x223 for information.

Bold Paths offers outdoor education throughout the year, including outdoor and primitive skills, cross country skiing (with gear), natural arts, environmental education and watershed studies. We are available during the 'school' day. We also offer summer camps, which include outdoor adventures, teen leadership skills, with the possibility to become a counselor working with children and the outdoors. With at least 14 gentle water kayaks available, we teach ACA kayak instruction and lead youth and family custom-designed and educational kayak trips, anywhere from a couple hours on the water to several days or a week. Come explore with us www.boldpaths.com

Nature-Based Learning Programs for Homeschoolers
Since 1999, White Pine Programs of York, Maine has offered quality, long-term nature and mentoring programs for kids and teens ages 6-14. Our flagship program, the White Pine Community School, is a 3-day per week program that fosters academic and personal growth in the context of nature-based learning. We also offer single-day and half day programs. Visit us online www.WhitePinePrograms.org or call our office at 207-361-1911 to speak with us today!

Outdoor Escapes New Hampshire offers homeschooling families the opportunity to learn lifelong outdoor recreation skills on wilderness tours in every region of New Hampshire, year round. Based in the White Mountains, our professional guides will meet participants at a location depending on their interests and abilities—usually a local trail or waterway, but it may be as far as they’re willing to travel. We specialize in teaching backcountry skills such as remote camping, outdoor cooking, leadership, map and compass, and survival, as well as these individual sports: hiking, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, fly fishing, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. We also offer animal tracking/behavior/signs, wild edibles, and other nature topics such as all about moose. Day trips, multi-day packages, and custom Escapes available. Please visit http://outdoorescapesnewhampshire.com/ for booking info, or call Lucie Villeneuve (603) 528-0136.


Extracurricular

Robotics Team in Peterborough
The Monadnock 4H Robotics Team which is based in and around the Peterborough area is looking for homeschoolers to join their group. They write: Currently our team is mostly made up of Middle School Students (most from Conval, some homeschoolers, and one boy from Massachusetts). This season we are focusing our work on a SEAPERCH Underwater R.O.V., which the students are building to enter into competition at UNH in the Spring. We are working on expanding our team, both vertically (with middle through high school student) and horizontally (hoping for a good number of students at each level). We are hoping to have our team split into two levels, a Middle School Team focused on VEX and SEAPERCH, and a High School Team that will enter the FRC Competition next year. We have a strong team of mentors already, a good part of the funds needed to get ourselves into FRC, and have almost secured a pair of Build Sites (in the Peterborough area) that we feel will serve our team well. What we need now are students.
For more info, contact Steve Lechner, (978) 456-6887, Temple NH, www.thescienceworks.com

Tennis Lessons for Homeschoolers at the Executive Club in Manchester
Mr. John Frats, Professional Tennis Instructor, is offering tennis lessons in 4-week intervals, Thursdays from 2-3pm at the Executive Club in Manchester, NH. $60 per 4 week session. With enough interest other additional dates and times are possible. With the required number of participants the Executive Club has offered to continue these sessions through the winter months, and possibly longer if group interest continues. They have also stated that new students can start anytime during there 4-week sessions, so if you miss a lesson during any of these sessions you'll still be able to jump in without any additional fees. The first lesson is always free to new students. For more info, contact John Frats at the Executive Club 603-668-4753.

Boy Scouts
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness - all done through a fun, family oriented program.

Scouting here in New Hampshire has Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venture Crews and Explorer Posts organized in every community across the state. Our program is designed for youths of all ages. From ages 7-10 boys can take part in our Cub Scout program. For boys ages 11-18 they have the opportunity to join Boy Scouts. We also feature a co-ed program for boys and girls ages from 14-21 called Venturing and another career oriented program called Exploring.

We invite and encourage you to find out more by visiting https://beascout.scouting.org/ or you can call our local Manchester office at 603-625-6431. Most of our units coordinate sign up nights during the back to school time in the fall, please call or email to get additional information about dates and times.

McDonough-Grimes Irish Dance
"Irish Dance at the Riverdance Standard" A New Hampshire Irish Dance School in Seacoast New Hampshire headed by John Grimes, former Riverdancer and TCRG. John toured for three years with international success, Riverdance. He has now opened his own dance academy serving Dover, NH and Rochester, NH. Class price for beginners age 5-11 is $60/month, each additional sibling: $40/month. Details about classes can be found on the "News" page at http://www.nhirishdance.com. To speak directly with John about classes call 603-923-5011 or email info@nhirishdance.com

Summer Shakespeare Program for Young People in Jaffrey
Project Shakespeare is now accepting students for our 2014 summer season. Students ages 7-12 will rehearse and perform a 30-minute adaptation of As You Like It and older students will mount a full production of The Taming of the Shrew. No experience is necessary , but interested students should be highly engaged and self-motivated. For more information, please visit ProjectShakespeare.org.

Balloon Twisting Classes with Mo the Clown
I have been entertaining with balloon sculpting and humour for more than twenty years as Mo The Clown. www.motheclown.com. I am offering basic balloon twisting lessons to groups of homeschoolers at Elvios Restaurant in Lincoln New Hampshire. The classes will be free. That’s correct, free. Participants will pay for materials and a pump (sold at whatever the actual cost is of purchasing them from clownsupplies.com), or are welcome to bring their own. Elvio’s is hoping to sell some food, naturally. I will not be in clown make up or costume (kind of scary stuff for many little folks) during this. Parents must stay with the kids. Contact me at 603 726 4566, mo@motheclown.com

Robotics Team Looking For New Members
We are a team of children based in Windham, NH that takes part in several different robotics competitions throughout New England. We are recruiting new team members (ages 10 - 15) - GIRLS INVITED TOO!!!, mentors (any age), and coaches (any age). Some of the activities that team members will be involved with include: Robot Design & Construction; Robot Programming (we use several different languages!); Research; Creating Presentations; T-Shirt Design; Fundraising; Web Page Development; MLCAD Work; Field Trips; Eating Pizza; Mentoring other new teams; Working together at the tournaments; and HAVING LOTS OF FUN!!!
Meetings are held on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. We have received a number or awards at local, state and regional competitions including being not only the youngest team ever to enter Botball, but the youngest team ever to WIN a regional tournament.
For more information on joining our team, please contact our team captain, Joshua Heinzl (Home: 603-493-8732, email: reddgenius@yahoo.com).

Disc Golf at The Woods at Beauty Hill in Barnstead, NH
Disc golf or Frisbee golf is played like ball golf with small plastic discs thrown from a tee into an elevated basket. The Woods at Beauty Hill is an excellent choice for weekly physical education classes (ask about weekly group rate), a special field trip or that yearly family reunion. Our facilities easily accommodate groups as large as fifty and there is plenty of room for free play for the younger family members. The family friendly rate of $5.00 per person per day or $20.00 per family includes loaner discs and children under age 10 are free. For more information call Lisa at 603-724-4027 or go to www.WoodsAtBeautyHill.com

Merrimack Valley Gymnastics Gymnastics enhances a child's balance, coordination, muscle strengthening and flexibility, and allows children to interact, encourage and support one another. USA Gymnastic safety, CPR and First Aid certified instructors. Classes are held at Concord Sports Center on 2 Whitney Road in Concord. We also offer indoor soccer, nerf club and other indoor fun activities! Please contact bkbjdeerun@msn.com for more information and check out
http://merrimackvalleygymnastics.weebly.com/2013-fall-schedule.html.

The Sewing Tree--beginner to advanced sewing lessons, private & group lessons. Classes at our school in Barrington or your location. We supply machines and great projects! www.thesewingtree.com, Janith Bergeron 603-664-6944 janith@metrocast.net

The Culinary Playground in Derry NH offers ongoing cooking classes specifically for homeschool students. Our well-equipped kitchen studio can accommodate up to 15 students and we are also available to teach at suitable off site locations. Please visit our website www.culinary-playground.com for an idea of our offerings and contact Kristen at 603-339-1664 to learn how cooking classes and add to your child's education.

The Home School Gym Club is about to start up it's fourth year, and the kids are really looking forward to it again! We do have room for more this year, so I have started signing up new members. We had over 50 kids signed up last year, of all ages, who had a great time running around together. We have a group of teens that have been coming for years, who love playing capture the flag, tag, or many other games that they come up with, and on the other end we have little ones who still need their mom's on the gym floor with them. Ages span from 4 to 16! All ages play fantastically with, or along side each other, because home school kids are awesome.

It is a home school (only) club that meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, from 1:45-2:45, at a wonderful gymnastics center, in Bow. It is a fantastic facility, with wonderful equipment, a wonderful space, great tramps and all the other gymnastic equipment, a zip line, climbing wall, foam pits, and tons of space that is completely padded.

It is strictly free play, and the kids do their own thing, or gather a group and play a game of tag or capture the flag or whatever they like! Recess for home schoolers basically. A staff member or two are on the gym floor to supervise and help the kids with any gymnastic skills they would like to work on, but mostly the kids run around on the equipment and have a great time on their own. There are also giant inflatables that are set up on occasion that the kids just adore. All ages are welcome, and all ages attend.

It's a great place for the kids to run off energy, and get some exercise and socialization with other home schoolers. There are observation rooms for the parents to hang out in and watch, while they visit or catch up on laptops, corrections, knitting, etc..

The fee is $7 per child, per week, payable at the door, whenever you can make it, but everyone must sign up with me (at cherylsark@gmail.com) before attending. We have organized it as a club so that we have control over how the gym runs it, and we have our own rules and expectiations of the kids (repectful, polite, kind, etc.). We need to have a certain enrollment for the program to run, so please sign up soon if you are interested. We start our new year the first week of September!

If you would like to join, or want more information, please email me DIRECTLY at cherylsark@gmail.com.

Physical Fitness Program for Homeschoolers
The Tyngsboro Sports Center Physical Education Program (PEP) was created with the goal of offering a complete, sports fitness program for home schooled students. The program incorporates fun, challenging, “lead-up” games as well as the scrimmages that are found in traditional physical education curriculum. The program is designed to promote physical fitness, to develop motor skills, to instill knowledge and understanding of rules, concepts, and strategies, and to teach students to work as part of a team, or as individuals, in a wide variety of competitive activities. http://www.tyngsborosportscenter.com

Murray Irish Dance Academy is now offering a special dance/exercise class
for home-schooled children on Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 at their Stratham
studios. This can be a unique part of any child's curriculum and education!
Dancers will have fun and get great exercise while learning the basics of
soft shoe Irish step and ceili (team) dance. To enroll or for more
information, visit www.murrayirishstep.com.

Paper Moon Dance Center
Sunday Evening Youth/Teen Series Classes, Daytime Homeschoolers' Series
Student Discount: 50% off regular classes & dances! All students ages 22 years and younger are now entitled to a 50% discount off the regular prices for drop-in classes, series classes, and Friday night social dances. This promotion cannot be combined with any other offer and does not apply to programs specifically priced for youth or teens. Paper Moon Dance Center, info@papermoondance.com, (603) 429-1100, www.papermoondance.com

Concord Dance Academy
Dance classes available for home schooled students on Wednesdays 12:15 to 1:15 for ages 3-6. The class would consist of tap, ballet, and tumbling. The cost is $45.00 per 4 week sessions. The classes begin on Sept.17. For more information please check our web site at www.ConcordDanceAcademy.com

Yoga in Francestown
Peggy Marcellino will be running a High School Students only Yoga class at the Community Church of Francestown. on Wednesdays from 5:15-6:15pm. Beginning Wednesday August 28. Students should arrive a few minutes before 5:15. Meet in the Fellowship Hall.

Peggy is a Registered Yoga teacher, Certified Prenatal Yoga teacher and a Certified YOGA ED. Instructor. YOGA ED. information can be found in detail on the internet. They specialize in creating programs for school systems throughout the country and are highly recognized as a leader in this field. Contact her at 603-369-8368, pimarcellino@gmail.com

Ruth Barski, certified Yoga Instructor, owns a yoga studio in Northwood, NH. As a Yoga Ed. Instructor, she is certified to teach the Yoga Ed. curriculum; a curriculum that meets the national standards for P.E. and is offered in schools throughout the country as an alternative to traditional P.E. classes. "I am interested in teaching Yoga Ed. classes to groups of homeschool students, either at my studio, or at your group's location. To discuss the options that I can provide for you and your homeschool children. Please call me at 686-6944, or email me at info@peacetreeyoga.com. For more information on Yoga Ed. and their program, please go to www.yogaed.com."

Yoga Classes for Homeschoolers in Dover: Home School Yoga Discovery (Grades PreK-G2) and Home School Yoga Club (Grades: 3-6)
We will share yoga breath, postures, games and relaxations to assist children in learning vital self regulation skills that can be incorporated into all aspects of their life. Children will be guided through age-appropriate exploration of yoga movements and activities that decrease stress and anxiety, and increase focus, concentration skills, community building and self esteem. Classes end with visual imagery and relaxation, helping children discover the power of quieting the mind and body. Classes integrate community and relationship-building activities that allow children to mindfully practice compassion, support and respect in their relationships with others. Recognizing that positive relationships are the result of a positive sense of self, we encourage children to look within themselves to discover their own strengths and gifts. This process of discovering and learning to listen to our inner voice is a foundation of yoga. All of our sessions are appropriate for children who are new to yoga, as well as for those who are continuing their instruction.

Details and registration at www.childlightyoga.com
ChildLight Yoga, 453 Central Ave, Suite 103, Dover, NH 03820, 603-343-4116

Community Dance

Nils Fredland has recently moved to Derry, NH after several years of
international travel as a dance caller, and is excited about passing along the spirit of
community dance. Nils can teach and call dances for all ages and abilities, and for groups ranging in size from 8 to 80 -- circles, squares, reels, contras, and more. Request his interactive history
program to feel connected to the roots of community dance, and to learn what we can all do to help keep the tradition alive and growing. Roll up the carpet in your living room, or rent the local grange hall...and get
ready for a dance party! Contact Nils to work out the details:
nils@nilsfredland.com
cell phone: (410)279-5296
www.nilsfredland.com

Bowling

The Rockingham County Home Schoolers are sponsoring bowling at Striker's East in Raymond,NH.We have families of all ages so come join us for some fun.
We meet the first and third Fridays of each month beginning on September 17th from 1-3. The cost is $2.00 per string which includes shoe rentals. The kitchen is open to purchase snacks. For more information ,please contact Karen at kgarbenis@yahoo.com.

Merrimack Ten Pin at 698 Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack offers a 10-week session. The cost of $10 per person includes three games of bowling plus shoe rental. Call 429-0989 or visit merrimacktenpin.com.

At Evolution Rock & Fitness, Concord's brand-new indoor rock climbing and fitness facility, homeschoolers of all ages can get unique physical education while enjoying social time together and challenging both their bodies and minds. Evolution's expert staff can help develop custom climbing programs for homeschoolers, or you can take advantage of our existing classes and clubs. Contact operations manager Kris Hiller at kris@evolutionrock.com or 603-715-9171 for more information, or check out http://www.evolutionrock.com/programs/ to get a sense of what we currently offer.

Driver Education for Homeschoolers

CDS Driving School.. Offering classes in Driver's Education for the Lakes Region. Classes held in Wolfeboro and Conway. Very reasonable rates. For more info, call instructor Jim Amico at (603) 545-8266.

Martial Arts

Traditional Karate classes offered for girls and boys ages 6-12. Experienced female black-belt instructor teaches Shorin Ryu and Goju Ryu
Karate for fun, fitness, confidence and self defense. One hour class on Thursdays at 10:00 am at well-established dojo in Raymond, New Hampshire.
www.raymondkarate.com
Call (603) 540-0913 or email ntwig@comcast.net

TaeKwonDo combines self-defense and exercise all into one program! Students learn the value of Respect, Discipline, Confidence and Judgment while gaining strength and flexibility. Classes held at Goffstown YMCA and Park & Recreation. For more information about Bulsajo TaeKwonDo or to ask about setting up Home School Lessons at another location please contact Master Andrew Jefferson at: info@bulsajotkd.com or visit www.BulsajoTKD.com

ATA Martial Arts of Derry NH, located in the SportsZone in Derry, NH, is a family owned martial arts studio which offers discounts for homeschoolers and families. 7A Street, Derry, NH 03038, www.derryata.com.

Traditional Japanese Karate classes for home schooled children ages 7 and up. Classes can be formed to fit the client’s needs. I am located in Hinsdale, NH about 2 miles from Brattleboro, VT and have a small studio at my home that can accommodate four or five students at a time. Classes are free of charge but donations will be accepted. 15+ years of practice in Shotokan Karate, American Red Cross First Aid/CPR certified, registered coach with the AAU. I am the head instructor for the Landmark College Karate Club. For more information, visit my web site www.mou-ikkai.org. Josh Hodges

Averill's Martial Arts Academy,LLC, 3 N. Main Street, Concord, www.averillsmartialarts.com. Reduced rates for H/S students and substantial discounts for families. (603) 223-0300

Karate International has been serving the seacoast area since 1994. We provide top quality martial arts instruction and fitness to kids between the ages of 4-17 years old. We are excited to announce our Home School Martial Arts Program launching in December 2011! Kids who enroll in the Home School Program will receive all the same benefits as a regular student at a discounted rate due to the morning class schedule. John English, Karate International, 603-778-8475, www.kimacnh.com

Because we understand that home school students generally finish their school day earlier than those in public school, and that many home school families are single income, Merrimack Karate has been offering special hours/reduced rates home school classes for the last two years. Visit our website, www.merrimackkarate.com and give us a call for details. Call Rick or Linda at 424-7458

Home school Karate classes available for students in the Manchester area. Manchester Karate Studio has been providing Professional Martial Arts in the Manchester Community since 1984. Classes available for students of the ages 2 to 72. Getting involved with the programs at Manchester Karate is a great way to meet physical education requirements, while helping to instill discipline, focus, confidence and social skills. http://www.manchesterkarate.com Call 625-5835 to find out more!

Karate for Homeschoolers
Neil Stone’s Karate Academy in Brookline is offering a special class time on Tuesday mornings from 10:00-10:45 a.m. dedicated specifically to homeschooled students. For more information call 603-672-8933, and check the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NeilStonesKarateAcademy.

"Building better lives through traditional Tae Kwon Do" is our basic philosophy here at Lamy's Black Belt Academy in Milford, NH. We believe in building one's mind, body, and spirit through our training in the art of Tae Kwon Do. Our motto is a simple one... "Set No Limits". We offer classes for individuals starting at age 3 through adulthood. Contact our school at (603) 672-6568 or visit us online at www.lbbatkd.com

Kenzoku means family, and at Kenzoku Martial Arts Center, we welcome and encourage families to train together. In addition to our regular schedule, we offer a 12:00 noon mixed-age/mixed rank class on Tuesdays and Thursdays which is especially suitable for homeschooling families. It is a great way to increase focus and concentration, develop teamwork and camaraderie, have fun, and get an exceptional physical workout. Stop by or call for a free introductory lesson and receive a month of lessons free! In the Keene/Swanzey area. Contact Sensei Tobey Bigelow at 603-357-0767 or visit www.keenekmac.com for more information.

Tai Chi classes at Kimball Jenkins School of Art in Concord for teen home schoolers and parents. Call Kimball Jenkins to sign up. 603 225 3932.

Fencing
Concord Fencing Club, www.concordfencingclub.org, 224-3560.

Archery
The New England School of Archery offers group classes, which can be held at a recreation facility, athletic field or backyard. www.nearchery.com.

Dana & Deb White, Art of Archery, Manchester NH 03109, (603) 396-7979. Please visit our website at www.artofarchery.com for program locations near you. If you cannot find a location near you, we can travel within a 30 mile radius if you can accomodate the classes; we need a 20x50 foot area. Let us know if you have any questions.

Physical Education for Homeschoolers in Manchester
Ultimate Sports Academy is proud to present Physical Education for Homeschoolers. 201 Allard Drive, Manchester NH 03108, 6037824949
http://www.usanh.com/


Camps

Camp Kabeyun
Kabeyun, a summer camp for boys on Lake Winnipesaukee, has tuition assistance available for families interested in the Kabeyun experience for their sons, but who demonstrate financial need for tuition cost. We host about 100 boys ages 7 - 15 with a staff to camper ratio of 1:3. Our program emphasizes the non-competitive, individual challenge sports and activities with strong creative arts and adventure trip program. All activities, including adventure trips, are available to all boys, regardless of age. We do a lot on the water: swimming, sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, fishing, canoeing, kayaking. On land we offer a range of creative arts and traditional camp activities: pottery, leather, wood shop, drama, music and photography; ropes course, tennis, badminton, archery, nature study, balanced with tripping opportunities: hiking, rock climbing, white water kayaking and canoeing. Since 1924; private non-profit. Contact Chuck Mills at 746 3485 or kabeyun@mcttelecom.com and visit our website at www.kabeyun.org.

Retreat Center and Family Camp
Medomak Retreat Center and Family Camp provides an ideal setting for families and/or organizations to meet and focus on the environment, the building of community, education, arts, science?and have fun. We would look to work with you to develop a week long outdoor educational program that will include water studies, environmental education, history, writing workshops, art, and skill development in outdoor activities such as archery, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and sailing and more.
Medomak is located in Midcoast Maine, halfway between Augusta and Camden, along Route 220 in the small town of Washington. The Camp and Retreat Center sit just above Washington Lake, discretely tucked amidst cool pine forest and warm blueberry fields. The Retreat Center?s turn of the century lodge and barn are perfect places for conducting seminars and workshops in the summer time. At the Retreat Center we have 20 cabins (both private and dorm style) which sleep up to 70 guests per night. The Family Camp can accommodate 12 families each week in dorm style cabins. Additionally, at Camp we have meeting space in our barn and farmhouse. Forget typical camp food: at both sites chefs prepare and serve three healthy family-style meals daily.
We would be happy to mail you or your homeschool group brochures which will give you a better idea of our site. More information can also be found on our website, www.medomakcamp.com.
Holly Stone, Medomak Retreat Center & Family Camp, Toll free number- 1-866-633-6625

Appalachian Mountain Club's Highland Center at Crawford Notch.
We are the newest outdoor facility owned and operated by the AMC, and opened in September 2003. We are located in Crawford Notch, in the heart of the White Mountains, which enables us to offer a wide range of activities (hiking, skiing, rock climbing, ice climbing, canoeing and kayaking, etc). We also have a full staff of trained naturalists who guide daily hikes and conduct different programs and activities, outdoor and indoor as well, which are included with your stay here. We serve three meals daily and provide an extensive menu of catering services.
We also provide 7,000 square feet of meeting space with rooms that can accommodate up to 130 people. If you have any events, meetings or retreats that involve daily or overnight trips, we would respectfully ask that you consider our facility as a possible destination. If you would like to learn more about the Highland Center right away, please visit the AMC's website at www.outdoors.org. There is a "lodging" link on the home page drop-down menu, and you'll find the Highland Center listed there.

Four Springs Farm Campground & Learning Center, 776 Gee Hill Road, Royalton, Vermont 05068. (802) 763-7296. www.fourspringsfarm.com. Consider gathering a group together and migrating up here for your own event at the farm. We have hosted Moms and kids, Dads and daughters, Home School family groups and individual families for casual camping or program laced visits. Everyone is invited to tag-along on chores in the mornings and explore the gardens in the late part of the day to pick your own veggies for dinner. We are happy to organize activities for you with our Program Director, Kate, or leave you to explore our woods, fields and streams on your own. Some ideas for programs are outlined on our farm website.