So many things to do! We have everything from rock climbing to cooking classes to Irish dancing to working with old-fashioned tools. Scroll down and check out the offerings.
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.
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 email@example.com) before attending.
EverProven CrossFit Kids is located at 51 Washington Street in Dover, NH (right across from the Children’s Museum). The program is directed by Kate Stone, who has her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy, Level One CrossFit certification, and CrossFit Kids certification. We offer group classes twice per week, on Mondays and Thursdays, from 3:45-4:15pm for 3-5 year olds and 4:15-5:00pm from 6-12 year olds.
CrossFit Kids is designed to be broad, inclusive, and fun. It provides an alternative pursuit for children to engage in physical activity to prepare them for other sports or the activities of daily life in general. Classes focus on good movement mechanics first, then consistency with these mechanics, and lastly intensity when appropriate. A typical class includes a warm-up to prepare the body for activity, focus or skill work to review proper movement of the body, a WOD (workout of the day), and a game or challenge to keep the fun in fitness. Please contact us with questions or to set up a time to try out a class: (603) 740-0822 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursdays, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., at the Hampstead Memorial Gym – intersection of West Rd. and Stage Rd. (Rt. 121), Hampstead, NH 03841. A regular, weekly event for kids of all ages and any parents seeking some fun and exercise! (Although parents don’t need to participate…) We begin with stretching, so if you arrive after stretching has ended, we ask that you have any participants stretch on the sides for a few minutes before joining in. Games we often play include Capture the Flag, Dodgeball, Sharks and Minnows, etc. Loads of fun for all involved! (Kids’ ages typically range from 4 – 13 yrs. old.)
Drop in any time you’re free! You do not need to be a Hampstead resident. We simply ask for a donation of $5 per family for each session you attend. This is to cover the cost of gym rental, insurance, and to buy some equipment/gym supplies. Please, no marking sneakers or shoes. Call Cheryl with questions: 329-6465 (or cell 362-7099) or Marco Menendez 642-8050
Ultimate Sports Academy is proud to present Physical Education for Homeschoolers. 201 Allard Drive, Manchester NH 03108, 6037824949. http://www.usanh.com/
Homeschool Gym at The Works in Somersworth. http://www.theworkshealthclub.com/body.cfm?id=55
Homeschool Gym at the Tilton Sports Center. A supervised obstacle course for the older children, fields available for our Nerf and sports fans, basketball court, and a bouncy blow up house as well. Please click on the link below to learn about the obstacle course that will be available for anyone ages 10 and up including adults. http://www.tiltonsportscenter.com/the-loft.html
Please email Kathy at email@example.com for more info.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Homeschool Dance Classes at Miss Kelsey’s Dance Studio in Manchester
Jazz, tap, lyrical, and ballet. Boys and girls age 5 and up. 2626 Brown Ave. Manchester, NH, 603-606-2820, www.mkdance.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, email@example.com, (603) 429-1100, www.papermoondance.com
Turning Pointe Center of Dance
Classes for ages 3-18 in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Pointe with opportunities to perform in an annual Nutcracker and annual Recital. Located in Pembroke. www.turningpointecenterofdance.com
Gym-Ken Gymnastics in Windham, New Hampshire uses the sport of Olympic-style gymnastics to help them develop self-confidence and body awareness, physical fitness, sportsmanship, and self-discipline. Our mission is to teach gymnastics and fitness in a fun and safe environment. For more information go to gymkengymnastics.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (603) 434-9060. https://gymkengymnastics.com/
Homeschool gymnastics class for boys and girls ages 6 to12 at Atlantic Gymnastics in Dover. Eight-week session for $80, Thursdays 12-1. For more information call Amanda Marengo at 740-3547 or visit www.atlanticgym.com.
Archery In Motion provides archery education year-round at our indoor range at the Bass Pro Shop, 2 Commerce Dr. Hooksett, or can bring a class to your homeschool group. Programs include Basic Archery, Advanced Basic Archery, Intermediate Competitive and Advanced Competitive Archery classes. Instructors are certified by USA Archery and provide a safe and rewarding archery experience. For more information, please check out our website at www.archeryinmotion.com., call 603-219-0294 or email us at email@example.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 20×50 foot area. Let us know if you have any questions.
InsideOut Academy can provide archery instruction at your home school or club. David Castle, a USA Archery Level 2 Instructor, offers archery classes at Morse’s Sporting Goods in Hillsboro, and can also do on-site classes. Classes are for up to 12 students at a time depending of hand dominance. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and learn more at http://www.insideoutacademyllc.com/
The New England School of Archery offers group classes, which can be held at a recreation facility, athletic field or backyard. www.nearchery.com.
Concord Fencing Club has many classes including some sessions particularly for homeschoolers. Learn more at www.concordfencingclub.org, 224-3560.
Homeschool bowling league at Lakeside Lanes on Candia Road in Manchester for any homeschooler that is interested in participating. Ages 7-18 groups that will be divided into teams. Homeschool price is $3.50 per game with free rentals! We will be bowling Fridays at 10:45 AM. Please email Lori @ email@example.com with your child’s name and age.
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.
Peggy Marcellino 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, email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Yoga Ed. and their program, please go to www.yogaed.com.”
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.
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
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.
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
Olympic Tae Kwon Do classes for homeschooled children and their parents (parents optional). Monday and Wednesday at 1:30 pm (these times may have changed, please check). Please call Christina at New Hampshire Martial Arts Academy 772-5811.
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: email@example.com or visit www.BulsajoTKD.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
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.
Traditional Karate training at House of the Samurai, Londonderry.
Home school Classes meet once a week Call 603-434-2265, text us 603-930-3752
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, message us through Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TraditionalKarateNH/
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!
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
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
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.
Call (603) 540-0913 or email email@example.com
Volunteers Needed to Work With Horses in Therapy Programs
Touchstone Farm in Temple is a 501(c)3 non-profit, educational and therapeutic organization. We are a community that fosters a sense of belonging for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Grounded in a sense of place, mutual respect, and well-being, Touchstone Farm strives to be a sanctuary which nurtures connections, cooperation, self-confidence, and personal growth.With the help of certified instructors and well-trained horses, Touchstone Farm offers diverse programs year-round, including HorsePower Therapeutic Riding and Driving Lessons, many levels of Riding Instruction, and Veterans’ Therapy Programs.
Our mission is to provide transformative experiences which positively change lives. In order to do this, Touchstone Farm depends on the generosity of others. We invite volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to join our community, whether it is to help with Therapeutic or Peanuts on Ponies programs, gardening, light maintenance, or to help with fundraising and events, Touchstone farm would love to have you. Training is provided, and no volunteer experience is needed. High School, Intern, and Community Service hours are accepted. Contact: Emily Garland, Touchstone Farm Volunteer Recruiter, (603) 732-3988, http://www.touchstone-farm.org/
UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Goffstown is a 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to improving the physical, emotional, and psychological well-being of individuals with and without disabilities by partnering with the power of the horse. Each week, UpReach serves 90 students with the valued assistance of over 130 volunteers.
The majority of volunteers serve as leaders and sidewalkers in the horseback riding and driving lesson program for children and adults with disabilities. A training session is required for those interested in supporting students and the minimum commitment asked for is one hour, once a week, for a term, same day and time each week; no prior horse experience is required. Opportunities are available Monday through Thursday, 10–7, Fridays 10-1. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Liz Devine at 497-2343, or visit upreachtrc.org.
Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy Center in Hopkinton has volunteer opportunities for homeschoolers age 14 and up to work with horses and our clients with disabilities. We offer lessons Tuesdays through Saturdays, and have a need for people able to lead a horse, or side-walk next to clients while they are riding. Also have opportunities for junior volunteers to work with our horses in morning or evening chores.
No experience is necessary, we provide initial volunteer training and on-going educational sessions on horse care and training. Please visit our website www.bitsetc.org for more information. You can download a volunteer application form under ‘contact us’. Pauline Meridien, 603-491-2889.
Other Fun Activities
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft General Class Offerings
We have many classes for kids through adults with various levels that homeschoolers, I know, would love to participate in. We have sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, jewelry making, oil painting and many other trend and craft classes to offer students. Jo-Ann now offers online services in addition to in store and over the phone scheduling for classes. We also offer private one-one-one project classes for adults and kids in all Jo-Ann Education Departments and On Demand (2 or more people) semi-private classes (Concord, NH only at this time). Just ask our Education Coordinator at preferred education store location for details. Jo-Ann offers classes that will enrich homeschool families with new skills and connections!
Seacoast Voices–online newspaper
Are you a middle school student who is interested in writing or art?
Seacoast Voices, an online newspaper, seeks to showcase your news articles, opinions, creative writing and artwork. Gautam Ramesh, a sophomore at Phillips Exeter Academy and a Brentwood resident, founded Seacoast Voices to provide a public forum for Seacoast middle school students to voice their opinions and showcase their talents. For more information, check out the pilot website at www.seacoastvoices.org.
Girls Who Code Club in Exeter
Girls, want to learn to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code? Girls Who Code (GWC) is a nationally recognized non-profit organization promoting computer science skills for girls from middle school through high school ages. In GWC clubs, girls can learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development, and so much more.
A new GWC Club will be starting soon at Exeter. Contact club leaders Sara Vale, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Norm Messa, email@example.com, for more information, and check out www.girlswhocode.com, Facebook.com/GirlsWhoCode, Twitter @GirlsWhoCode.
Londonderry Police Explorers
The Londonderry Police Explorers Post 1137 is looking for teens aged 15-20 (or 14 and completed the 8th grade for all the middle-schoolers) who are interested in law enforcement. They meet at the Londonderry High School every other Monday in Room 202. Currently the roster includes teens from Derry, Londonderry, Windham, Hudson and Candia. You can attend 2 meetings free of charge if you would like to see what the meetings consist of. The next meeting they will be doing PT so come dressed for a light workout. For more information you can visit the Explorers website at http://www.londonderryexplorers.org Once the school year ends meetings are held at the Londonderry Police Department.
The HSAMF (Home School Association for Military Families) Pen Pal Program
is a FREE literacy based, traditional letter writing program. It is a great way to get children writing traditional letters, a skill that is often lost in today’s society, as well as make friends with children they would otherwise not have met. Both military and civilian families can get involved. www.hsamf.org
“Tools for Kids” at Old Ways Traditions in Canterbury has coping saws, drills, planes, etc. for 5 yrs. and up to use, lathes for 10 yrs. and up, and toys for the little ones. Dave is there to help the kids, but parental supervision is required. You need to call ahead to make an appointment. Seven kids, maximum (depends on ages – only two little ones.) By donation. Please call 783 4403 evenings or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (No Saturdays Dec. 13 through March). 418 Shaker Road, Canterbury.
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
Robotics Team in Windham
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).
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.
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
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
Zumba for Kids in Nashua
For a minimum of 6 kids in any age group, we can schedule times/dates that might be convenient for homeschoolers. There are also regular Saturday classes. We offer Kids Zumba along with other pay-as-you-go classes for adults as well! We have lots of family events and fundraisers throughout the year and offer very competitive rates on birthday parties, special girl scout events and special needs classes. 100 Factory Street, Nashua. www.zclubzumba.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 email@example.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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Family camp at Camp Calumet
Homeschoolers Week, June 19-23. On Ossipee Lake, Freedom, New Hampshire. Sandy beach, canoes and kayaks, and a comfortable pontoon boat that makes multiple trips daily. Athletic amenities include fields for soccer, softball, and archery, as well as courts for tennis, basketball, and volleyball. Arts and crafts facility, a low ropes course, and miles of nature trails that are perfect for hiking. Contact Alice for more information or to make your reservation. (603) 539-3223 ext. 220, email@example.com. http://www.calumet.org/homeschoolers
Camps for Homeschoolers at Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee, Vermont
Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee, Vermont offers week-long, overnight camping sessions in October, March and May for homeschoolers ages 9-17. With attendees drawn from throughout the Northeast, many campers make enduring friendships that continue and deepen outside of the sessions. Cabin style accommodations include adult volunteers (often Hulbert grads) and daily “Exploroptionals” are offered by campers and staff. Overnight canoe trips have been added as a summer program.
Friends Camp in China, Maine offers one- or two-week residential sessions for campers ages 7-17. We celebrate acceptance, play, Quaker values, and exploring the outdoors. We have had many wonderful homeschooling families enjoy our program over the years because we are a caring environment, offer affordable sessions, and have very creative programs with lots of free-play time. Check out our website (www.friendscamp.org) for more information.
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.
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.