Classes and Special Interest Activities
Physical Education for Homeschoolers in Manchester
Ultimate Sports Academy is proud to present Physical Education for Homeschoolers. 201 Allard Drive, Manchester NH 03108, 6037824949
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.
Homeschool Days at the American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA
Friday April 19, 2013 10a.m.-Noon
Elementary level children and up
You will learn the basics of weaving, including, being able to identify all of the major parts of the loom. Try your hand at using one of our looms. You will create a bookmark to take home, using a cardboard loom. Take a tour of our latest special exhibit, “Behind the Veil: Brides and their Dresses” which will feature many examples of various types of woven textiles.
Vermont Institute of Natural Science Homeschooling Series Quechee, VT
Thursdays, 10:00am - 11:30am
Unravel the wonders of the natural world in this series of 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 to pre-register
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
Liberty Harbor Academy 1230 Elm St. Manchester, NH 03101. 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/
BOAT CAMP Nature School
Spring session starts April 4th. Contact: Debbie Lyons; Program Director Debbie@boatcamp.org or 978-463-2233
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.
Session II Science Explorers for Homeschoolers
Dates: Thursdays, March 7 - April 11, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm, $60 per six-week session for members, $70 for non-members, siblings receive a discounted rate of $36. Ages: 5 1/2 - 9
Theme: Making Things Move with Physics
We will learn what a force is using hands-on explorations with gravity, friction, and air resistance. We will explore ways to change the effect of a force has on people and objects on earth, design things that move using what we know about forces, and experiment with changing how things move using what we know about forces.
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 2013. Kids and adults pay just one dollar each to explore the museum from 5:30 - 8 pm. This is an inexpensive way to check out the museum and plan a nearly-free night out with your family.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have suggestions or want to discuss an idea. http://www.childrens-museum.org
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: email@example.com, Phone: 207.358.9887
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 490-0233
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
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.
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 email@example.com
NorthEast Art Resources
NEAR was created by local artist educators to fulfill a growing need for creative connections to community, nature, and the arts. Our workshops, classes, and outreach opportunities provide interdisciplinary and engaging art experiences in local communities. We want to be accessible to you! We are excited to help you design an art program tailored for your needs and interests. Please contact us for more information, or with questions and suggestions!
Dual Credit for High School and College
Registration is now open for eStart courses - http://www.ccsnh.edu/estart/
eStart is a collaboration between the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) and the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS). Students must be at least 15 years old to be eligible.
Earn high school and college credits for the same CCSNH 100% online course.
Pay $150 for CCSNH tuition plus the cost of a textbook. (save on college costs) Access the course from any Internet connection. Students work at their own pace to accomplish specific weekly assignments. Use the rich resources of the Web with a college instructor facilitating and encouraging a high level of student-to-student and student-to-faculty interaction.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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 Home School Academy of Science will start up during the months of June - August 2012 with different semesters starting during the school year of 2012 - 2013. Instructor James Fabiano is certified in AP chemistry by the College Board and with The State of New Hampshire. He is in the process of building a curriculum that will be national standards based and certified by The College Board. HAS will offer various levels from College Chemistry to Advanced Placement Chemistry that would end with the taking of an International Advanced Placement Test. During the first year there will a maximum of 12 students meeting at a location in the Seacoast Area. In the near future there will be an HAS web site plus a specific E-mail for the academy. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Home School Academy of Science (HAS), 207-363-4671 (home), 207-408-8027 (cell), email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 669 Union St, ste 4, Littleton, NH 03561. 603-991-2376.
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 email@example.com.
Art Classes at Dancing Dog Farm in Peterborough
Carol Lake is teaching classes on either Wednesdays or Saturdays that are suitable for all ages. Also, they will be offering backyard organic farming and basic homesteading classes in conjunction with the newly formed Monadnock Co-op. http://dancingdogfarm.wordpress.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)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com for more information or to enroll.
Literacy Enrichment Programs! “Read UP! Write ON! Literacy RULES!” is designed to inspire children to want to become authors/illustrators, exciting them about reading and writing in a fun and interactive way. In addition to improving reading and writing skills, math, collaborative learning, and organizational skills are also addressed. The program also offers discussion about feelings and emotions, and how they affect our behavior, giving children strategies to use when emotions are prominent. Hands-on activities (become an illustrator or write and publish a book) will help to build self-esteem as children are encouraged to showcase their efforts. This program is effective with all children, to include those with ADD, ADHD, and Autism. The personal interaction with children’s author, Layne Case, provides an opportunity to learn what it takes to achieve published status. There are four programs from which to choose that can fit into any schedule. For more details, please contact author Layne Case at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.amitypublications.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 email@example.com to schedule a field trip tour to learn about dental health.
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/
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 943-6394 Or visit the website at www.bonjourleskids.com
The Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) is New Hampshire's online virtual school serving students in grades 6 through 12. New Hampshire resident students attend the school tuition free. VLACS is approved by the New Hampshire Board of Education and offers both full-time and part-time opportunities for students. Please visit the school's website to find out more information. Phone: 603-778-2500. Web address: http://www.vlacs.org Email: email@example.com
eStart Online Courses Offer NH Students College Credit eStart is a new and affordable option that offers online college courses for New Hampshire students to earn high school and college credits simultaneously. "eStart" is co-sponsored by the Community College System of New Hampshire and the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS). Registration for Fall 2010 classes opens January 25 for the Community College System of NH’s eStart online classes. Please go to www.ccsnh.edu and follow the eStart link for details after January 25. For Course details and registration information visit the eStart link at http://www.ccsnh.edu/estart..
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Zentangle: www.timetotangle.blogspot.com.
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 email@example.com for details. Classes are available in the Seacoast area.
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.
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.
SVNH Kids FIRST (Southern Vermont & New Hampshire Kids Facilitating Imagination, Robotics, Science & Technology)
We got the FIRST from USFIRST.org which stands for US For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology! to see what it is we are doing - you can go to our new website: http://sites.google.com/site/svnhkidsfirst/Home
We hope some of you might have kids interested in joining & some of you might be interested in supporting our new team or seeing if where you work would consider sponsoring us. Mostly we just want to get as many people excited about it as possible. We hope to include kids from Keene & Walpole NH areas as well as Wilmington, Brattleboro & Bellows Falls VT. If you do want to get involved or have advice, comments or questions for us, please email us at:
The All Learners Language & Culture Center, LLC, is taking registration for language classes this fall. The School 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).
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center--Planetarium, Concord
Homeschool programs are offered during the school year, http://www.starhop.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
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/
The Peabody Mill Environmental Center, Amherst
The Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. Located at the end of Brook Road in Amherst, New Hampshire, the PMEC is directed by the Amherst Recreation Department. PMEC sponsors guided nature hikes, animal programs, Hartshorn Summer Camp, fishing rentals, language classes, survival programs, and more. Nature, science and art programs can also be scheduled for your scout or school group. More information on PMEC and our programs can be found on our website at http://amherstnh.gov/recreation/peabody-mill-env-center/ and http://www.amherstrec.org or by calling 603-673-1141 or 603-673-6248.
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Amoskeag Fishways www.amoskeagfishways.org
Programs are offered during the school year.
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, email@example.com 603-668-5588
Latin and Logic
Agnus Dei Academy is a classical Christian school co-op located in Whitefield, NH.We offer classes throughout the school year to assist homeschoolers in the North Country. If you are interested in an information packet and enrollment forms, please contact Korina Gensamer at 603-837-9480. In this packet you will find a pamphlet by Gregg Strawbridge explaining the classical Christian educational philosophy, The Agnus Dei Academy statement of faith and educational philosophy, teacher credentials, and full 2007-2008 course descriptions. The courses in this information are those available to first time students. If you need enrollment forms or more information, please contact Korina Gensamer, firstname.lastname@example.org, at 603-837-9480.
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: email@example.com).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Any fieldtrips to visit the farm may call Liz about setting up dates and times.
Looking to learn American Sign Language? Signs & Smiles specializes in meeting the educational needs of parents, teachers, and children at every level or ability. We offer a variety of homeschooling options including private & public classes, workshops, and tutoring. Learn a foreign language, introduce your child to the language and culture of Deaf Americans, and have a great time! Contact Mary Buckley at 603-432-2552 or email@example.com or at our website at www.signsandsmiles.com
German Language Classes
The New Hampshire German Language Association, a New Hampshire non-profit organization, sponsors evening classes for all levels at the Currier Art Center in Manchester. Semester-long classes start every September and January. Visit our website for details: http://nhgerman.org
Trinity School of the Arts and Trinity Music Academy
Trinity Baptist Church in Concord has started Trinity School of the Arts (TSA) and Trinity Music Academy (TMA). TSA is an after school program open to the public and it offers classes in crafts, babysitting, painting, sewing, etc. at very reasonable prices. TMA offers music lessons from music-degree teachers in strings, voice and piano. More information about this on our web site- www.tbcnh.org.
Art Classes Special time slots for homeschoolers at Meadowedge Art in Bernardston, MA. More info at http://www.meadowedgeart.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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!
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, email@example.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
The New England Math House offers tutoring and various classes. Pre-algebra, algebra 1 and 2, geometry. Lucinda Boutin, NH Certified Math Teacher, 48 Mammoth Road, Manchester NH 03109, 603-232-7399 602-660-0272, firstname.lastname@example.org
Basic computer skills class for home schoolers and others, including adults who might want to learn more about computers. My website is: http://computerladyonline.com.
Tour Lebanon Municipal Airport
We are offering a tour program to educate children in grades K-8 how an airport works and the wide array of careers that are available for them in the aviation industry. We have available a tour of the airport terminal, tour of the airline operations area including aircraft tour and pilot pre-flight briefing, tour and briefing of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checkpoint and passenger screening area, tour of the Air Traffic Control Tower, tour of the airport ramps, taxiways, and runways, tour of the airport's flight training facility, Tour of the airport's maintenance facility and snow removal equipment, tour of the aircraft and helicopter maintenance facilities, snacks and drinks. Tours are free and are available Monday through Friday from 9am until 1pm. We request a two week advance notice so we can make all of the necessary arrangements. If you have any questions in regards to our tour program or would like to arrange a visit, please call me at (603) 298-8878 or email me at email@example.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.
Celeste Philbrick Barr, Education Director
Sargent Center for Outdoor Education has been part of Boston University since the 1930s. For groups of 10 or more students, we offer one to five day programs. Our interdisciplinary curriculum melds hands-on lessons in adventure, wilderness skills, and environmental subjects, using our 700 private acres and 64 acre undeveloped pond as a classroom. We customize our program and lessons to meet each group's needs. Our lessons meet portions of your state's standards. Lesson plans are available for all activities. We offer a special three-day winter (December-February) rate of $150/student (includes planning, program, and room and board). Our Website (www.bu.edu/outdoor/program) gives specifics. Contact Kelly Meyer, School Program Coordinator (603-525-3311; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Prescott Farm Audubon Center, Weirs Beach, Laconia. For information on the curriculum please contact Sarah Dunham at email@example.com
Massabesic Audubon Center, Auburn, NH
603.668.2045, firstname.lastname@example.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. Twenty kits are available for use FREE OF CHARGE (see website for Fells admission fees). Packs can be signed out at The Fells Gatehouse: Monday ? Friday, 9am-4pm,year-round, excluding holidays; Weekends, 10am-4pm, June 21-October 13. Advance arrangements may be made by schools, homeschoolers, camps and other youth groups. Call 603-763-4789 x3 to reserve.
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. For more information contact: Mary Kronenwetter, Ed.D., Education Director, email@example.com, 603-763-4789 x5
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.
Farm Animal Program on Monday, February 6th from 9-12. In this program the students will be introduced to all of our farm animals by milking one of our dairy cows, meeting the calves, a brief introduction to the horses, learning about our goats, llama, chickens, rabbits, and sheep. The students will also learn how to card and felt some of our sheep's wool, as well as going on a horse-drawn hayride around the Farm's pastures and wooded areas.
The Farm Animal Program is $10 per participating student. Pre-registration is required. If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact me, Sarah Antel, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-357-7278 X117 by February 3rd. If you know of any other home school families that may be interested in this program, please pass this information on.
I am currently developing the monthly programming; if you have any further suggestions on curriculum you would like covered, please email me at: email@example.com or call at 603-357-7278 X117 and we can discuss the program idea further.
Our goal is to provide place-based learning opportunities at a facility that is beautifully unique and teeming with possibilities. The topics we teach here at the farm cover a range of subjects. Cultural history explores the history of this farm which dates back to the early 1800's and the role of sheep on the surrounding landscape. Ice harvesting is also a historically based program that brings the magic of ice cutting to life for students. We have an observation bee hive and we run many programs with a gardening and agriculture focus. New this year we have a gardener who has a background in education and is planning to open the greenhouse for learning opportunities through the winter. In addition we have a wetlands program, dairy program, winter ecology program, chicken program, maple sugaring program and an extensive homestead arts program. Finally, we have developed a team building curriculum that includes challenges on our low ropes course - a great opportunity to develop teamwork and communication skills.
Please take the opportunity to think about how Stonewall Farm can enhance your child's learning experience and call or email one of us to share your ideas. Our website is wonderfully complete and may help you to understand more about our facility and resources - www.stonewallfarm.org Education Department, Stonewall Farm, Keene, NH, 603.357.7278
New Hampshire Historical Society
Resources for homeschoolers
The New Hampshire History Curriculum, Grades K-6, available online
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
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.
Tamworth Learning Circles is a small school in Carroll County which for the past fifteen years has served homeschoolers in a variety of ways. Please see our website: tamworthlearningcircles.org to survey our programs and services for students ages 5 - 20. For the 2009-10 school year, homeschool students are able to join our existing programs on a part-time basis, or can negotiate their own tailor-made small-group classes or tutorials. Our subject portfolio includes Drama, Poetry, Photography,Environmental Science, Astronomy and Latin as well as the traditional core subjects. Look us up, or call (603) 323 7477 to discuss your options.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Family Resource Center organizes group field trips so your children can join other homeschooling students for special school group programs offered by museum and community educators. These group field trips are scheduled by the FRC exclusively for homeschooling students.
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 on Thursday afternoons at Concord Sports Center on 2 Whitney Road in Concord. We also offer indoor soccer, nerf club and other indoor fun activities! Please contact email@example.com for more information.
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.
Riding lessons at Renaissance Farm, Wilton
Riding lessons and instruction in equestrian vaulting (gymnastics while on a horse). Visit http://www.renaissancefarminfo.org/index.html. For more information contact Pam at 603-654-5174, Cheval6@comcast.net
Sewing classes taught by a mom who was homeschooled herself. $75 per student for a group of two, $60 per student for 3-4. These prices are for a six week course, 1 1/2 hours per week. More or fewer weeks available. Classes are taught in Manchester. Contact Marie Hasty, 603.315.8322, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
Cooking and Nutrition
It was easy for Audrey Pellegrino to decide upon the name The Practical Nutritionist.
Her philosophy is that nutrition should be practical or people will not make the necessary changes that promote good health. She delivers her nutritional education, cooking classes and lifestyle coaching with humor, knowledge and understanding. Audrey has a background in nursing, a masters degree in education and a masters degree in holistic nutrition.
She is available to offer cooking classes for children ages 6 to 96, as well as nutritional classes and a combination of both.
The Practical Nutritionist, LLC, Audrey J Pellegrino, LPN, Med, MHN, firstname.lastname@example.org, 603-768-3214
For Kids Who Cook offers regularly scheduled cooking classes for homeschooled children at multiple locations across Southern New Hampshire. Please visit our website for further details or to be added to our newsletter for workshops and additional course offerings at www.ForKidsWhoCook.com. Lisa Dion, 603-591-5918, 3 Tucker Hill Road, Dunbarton, NH 03046
Moms and children are invited to join Songweavers, a Concord a capella Chorus that meets Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00. A fun and supportive group for homeschooled children and their moms. Call Leslie at (603)398-5678 for more information.
We, a couple of interracial families living in greater Concord area, are forming a Chinese Society. Our function and goal will be to encourage socialization between local Chinese and American, to introduce Chinese culture and language to local community. If you live in this area and would like to meet some new friends, or if you have adopted children from China and would like to know more about Chinese culture, or if you have studied Chinese language and would like to have chances to practice it, or if you are doing business with Taiwan and/or China and would like to learn the language?we are a not-for-profit organization, please contact: Fay Childers, email@example.com , 9 Highland Drive, Henniker, NH 03242, (603) 4284475.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, (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
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 email@example.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
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:
cell phone: (410)279-5296
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Family Fun Swim for homeschoolers on Tuesdays from 12:45 to 1:30 for $5 per family up to a family of 5; $1 for each additional family member. Eight-week sessions of swimming classes offered for homeschoolers on Tuesdays from 1:30-2:15. Contact Missy Rowell (603‑898‑7709 ext. 18) for more information. Salem Boys & Girls Club, 3 Geremonty Drive, Salem, NH 03079 (www.salembgc.com)
Granite State Gymnastics
Classes for homeschoolers starting Tuesday Sept 4th,
Gymnastics - Tues & Thurs for 8-12yrs olds 1:00 - 2:30pm
Childrens Yoga - Mon & Wed for grades K-8 12:00 - 1:00pm
8 week sessions. The 1 1/2 hour Gymnastics Class is $115/session and the 1 hour kids yoga is $105/session. 71 River Rd, Bow NH 03304, 228-8424, WWW.gsgymcenter.com, email@example.com
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.
The House of the Samurai, 28 Buttrick Rd. Londonderry, New Hampshire, has been offering Traditional Martial Arts training in the local area for thirty years under the same Director, Hanshi Richie Bernard. Mr. Bernard and his staff are dedicated to the true principles of Martial Arts. Among these are Respect, Honor and Discipline. In addition, Martial Arts will improve physical fitness, agility, flexibility, focus, concentration and co-ordination. The House of the Samurai also has an amazing sense of community, making it a great place to make new friends. For information, please contact Tom Pierog, our Program Director at (603)434-1445, or visit our website at www.house-of-the-samurai.net
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
I would like to teach Karate in and around Nashua, I am willing to travel and I would like to teach private and/or group lessons. The Karate training will increase flexibility, focus, strength in both mind and body, and respect for their fellow students and their teacher. The classes will be fun and practiced in a friendly atmosphere, and non-competitive. Contact Matt at (603) 886-1943 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mizu Tama Dojo, a private school for martial arts training, has a unique martial arts style and has programs for children 7-13, and 14 on up. We run year round. Our 7-13 year old program is run by a home schooling mom.
http://www.freewebs.com/mizu_tama_dojo Christopher J. Bashaw, RN, 1.800.210.0268, ext. 30535
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!
In Manchester, Michelle Wurster at Kenpo Academy North, 603-296-7218, www.kenpoacademynorth.com will teach at your location.
"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.
Concord Fencing Club, www.concordfencingclub.org, 224-3560.
The New England School of Archery offers group classes, which can be held at a recreation facility, athletic field or backyard. Director Marcia Wyman is a certified national archery coach. She will travel; fees are negotiable. Call 224-5768 for more information. 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.
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.
T.J. Wheeler is a blues and jazz guitarist, vocalist, educator, and overall musical activist. As a soloist or with his band, T.J. takes his audience from Delta Blues to New Orleans second line jazz to his contemporary blues and jazz original compositions. His workshop/concert tour Hope, Heroes and the Blues has been performed for over250,000 students throughout the country and won accolades from such diverse sources as the Blues Revue magazine, Teaching Tolerance magazine, and the Boston Globe. T.J. has performed at major jazz, folk, and blues festivals throughout the U.S., Europe, Canada, and Brazil. Programs offered: Performances; lecture-demonstrations; workshops; master classes; residencies; summer camp programs; teacher conferences on integrating the arts into curriculum; collaborations with other artists and Home School programs. Fees: Performances: $500-$2,500 (solo-band); Workshops, Master Classes and Lecture-Demonstrations: $300-$2,000 (solo-band); School/Community Residencies: $250-$500/day; reductions for block bookings Special rates for Home School Networks Starting at $100. Contact TJ Wheeler, 11 Brown Rd, Hampton Falls, NH 03844, 603/929-0654, 603/929-0654, email@example.com , www.tjwheeler.net
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.