The New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition News July/August 2014 Volume XXV Number 6

News from the NHHC Board

Results are in from the annual election for district representatives.
District 1: still to be confirmed
District 2: Barbara Roland
District 3: Alli Gaulin
District 4: Marion Claus
District 5: Faye Grearson
District 6: Jessicah Seaman
District 7: Kelly Bellemare
District 8: Karen Deighan
District 9: Jenny Steinhauser
District 10: Robin Whitcore
District 11: Julie Ridings
District 12: no representative at present.
Once the new representatives have been contacted, we will have a meeting of the newly elected Board of Representatives. All members are welcome to attend. If you’d like more information about the meeting or the NHHC, please contact Amy Gall,, 603-838-5081.

The Board will be working on plans for next year’s events and is interested to know what would be a help to you-- college application workshops, hired speakers, and/or curriculum open houses? Let us know!

Tech Camps at Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester

iD Tech Camps offers summer computer camps for students ages 7-17. For teens 13-18, there are intensive, pre-college iD Tech Academies. Students build STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills in our tech labs, eat in the university dining hall, explore campus, and make new friends. Overnight campers sleep in the college dorms.

There is a maximum of eight students per instructor. Choose from many different course topics—game design, web design, coding, programming in Java™ and C++, Minecraft modding, 3D Level Design - Portal 2 & Team Fortress 2 and more. Learn more at

Tour Reproductions of Columbus’ Ships

Two reproduction ships, the Nina and the Pinta, are at various ports of call in Maine for boarding, viewing, and touring June 12 through July 10. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors 60+, $6 for children 5-16, and free for ages 4 and under. Once aboard the ship, you can stay as long as you like during open hours, usually 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Groups of 15 or more enjoy a 30-minute guided tour, then may stay for viewing as long as they like, at the discounted rate of just $5; reservations required. Your ticket allows you access to both ships.

Each ship is a floating museum, with exhibits highlighting the Age of Discovery, navigation of the era, and what life was like 500 years ago. Visit for more information.

Summer Writing Camp in Barrington

A few spaces are left for summer writing camps, July 14-18 and August 11-15, Monday through Friday from 9 until noon. Visit for more information.

Summer Art Workshops in Henniker

Lisa Spahl offers art workshops for teens and adults; each lasts two days from 9 until noon. Contact her at 748-9994 or

Simple Print Making--July 7-8
Students learn the basics in print making, from watercolor mono prints
made by using a roller to creating simple rubber stamps and more. All materials are provided.

Drawing Basics--July 14-15
Students will draw from life using different drawing
exercises to better their skills, include shading, shaping, and composition. A variety of materials will be provided. $65.00
Drawing Inside and Out--July 21-22
Students will sketch outdoors and learn how to capture light and to show
distance. A variety of materials will be provided. $65.00

Drawing the Head and Human figure--July 28-29
This class gives you tips and skills for drawing people. A variety of materials will be used and provided. $65.00

Southern Maine Science 2014 Summer STEM Challenge

The Summer STEM challenge at the Wells Branch Community Center in Wells, Maine, offers weekly STEM-based activities to challenge young minds. Students will present their finished product in a discussion-based forum. Classes, taught by an AP certified science teacher, begin July 8. Tuesdays, 9-11 Beginner (Elementary-middle). Thursdays, Session 1: 12:15-2 Beginner; Session 2: 10-12 - Advanced (high school age).
The $25 fee includes most materials. Visit or call 207-251-8580.

Theater-rific - Summer Theater Camps

Arts in Motion Theater Company has two great camps to choose from this summer in a safe, fun and welcoming environment for children to learn, be creative, and collaborate with others. Camps and classes are structured with the goal of finding, and nurturing, each child’s creativity. All workshops are held at the Historic Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse in North Conway. For more information or to register for camp please visit us online at

4 Week Camp—Stuart Little
For ages 8 to 12. Camp Director - Glenn Noble. Monday-Thursday, July 7 – 31. Deadline to register July 5. 4 weeks for $300.
Performance Dates: August 1 and 2

1 Week Camp: Tom Thumb
For ages 8 to 12. Camp Director - Morgaine Andrews. Monday-Friday, August 18 – 22. Deadline to register August 11. 1 week for $125
Performance date: August 22

Report from the Home Education Advisory Council

Amy Gall will give the Council's annual report to the State Board of Education on August 14.

The Ed. 315 rules have been finalized and are available at Because all the Ed. 300 rules are on this page, you will need to scroll down a ways to find Ed. 315.

The Council voted to hold meetings on the second Thursday of the month, beginning in September; there are no meetings in July and August.

Minutes from this year's Council meetings can be found at

Things that Fizz

The Manchester City Library is offering a science activity at 3:30 each Wednesday, entitled "Things That Fizz" as part of their "Fizz, Boom, Read" summer reading program. It is free and available to students in grades 3 - 6. Registration is required (603) 624-6550 ext 328). Other libraries are having special events as part of their summer reading programs. Check your local library!

Attention Berlin area homeschoolers

I live in Berlin and have one son, almost 9 years old, that I am home schooling. We would like to get together with other homeschoolers in the area.
I work at the farmers market on Thursdays. I'd like to set up a day when we could get together and meet at the park by the Big Apple on the east side. Please call Vickie at 603 915-0587.

2014 Fall Classes for Public Speaking and Debate

Classes will be offered in conjunction with The National Christian Forensics and Communication Association, to teach students to think critically and communicate graciously. For more information contact Anita Reeves at

Want to Work on a Political Campaign?

Political campaign internships may be available now, due to the upcoming elections. If your student is interested in this kind of opportunity, contact candidates of your choice and inquire about internship positions.

Interactive Passport Book to New Hampshire Museums, Science Centers and Cultural Experiences

NH Kidventures: Museum & Science Passport wants to get your child excited about history and science this summer by having them collect passport stamps to earn prizes. Each passport has over $100 in free tickets inside. To find out about participating museums or order your passports, visit

Collecting Critiques of Restaurants, Activities, and Classes From Children

Critique By Kids is an online review company designed to show the child's perspective of businesses that cater to children and families. Volunteers are paid $40-$50, and the service is provided when they do a video review of businesses such as restaurants, hotels, zoos, museums, amusement parks, karate classes, acting classes, etc. For more information or to register as a Kid Critic family, go to Include your business name in the business field when registering to get $5 fundraising for each review submitted.

NHHC Newsletter
Abbey Lawrence, Editor, PO Box 97, Center Tuftonboro, NH 03816
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