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Annual Homeschool Days

Valley Forge Homeschool Days

WHAT:  Valley Forge Homeschool Days

WHERE: 1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406

WHEN: a day in the Fall and Spring

TIME: 9, 1130, or 230

COST: FREE!!

OTHER:  Pre-Registration required 2 weeks in advance!

FOR MORE INFO:  Click on this site.

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Adventure Aquarium Homeschool Weeks

WHAT:  Adventure Aquarium Homeschool Weeks

WHERE: 1 Riverside Drive Camden, NJ 08103

WHEN: usually a week in each month!

COST: $13.50 per person

FOR MORE INFO:  Click on this site.

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National Constitution Center (Free Admission)

WHAT:  Constitution Day (FREE Admission!)

WHERE:  National Constitution Center525 Arch Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106

WHEN:  Observed on a day near September 17th

COST:  Free!

FOR MORE INFO:  Click on this site.

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Homeschool Festival/Day, 18th Century Plantation

WHAT:  Homeschool Festival

WHERE:  Graeme Park, 859 County Line Rd, Horsham, PA

WHEN: September 10am – 2pm

COST:  $6 per person

FOR MORE INFO:  Click here to check out their website.

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Smithsonian Day/ Museum Day Live

WHAT:  The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people.

In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.

WHERE:  multiple museums around the country; 5-10 in or near Philly!

WHEN: September

COST: FREE!!

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE

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American Helicopter and Museum & Education Center

WHAT:  Combining demonstrations and hands-on experiments with educational activities in the Museum’s gallery of helicopters makes for an exciting and memorable visit. We also encourage setting aside “free time” so that visitors can explore the aircraft, climb in the cockpits and try their hands at the controls. Pre-visit materials are available for many of the programs to help prepare students for their visit and promote a more enjoyable experience. The Museum’s programs support the Pennsylvania Education Standards for Science and Technology, History and Arts and Humanities.

WHERE:  American Helicopter Museum 1220 American Boulevard West Chester, PA 19380

WHEN: October

FOR MORE INFO: visit American Helicopter Museum

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Glencairn Museum Homeschool Days

WHAT:  Christmas Time: Come enjoy exclusive access to this season’s exhibitions, World Nativities and Christmas in Pennsylvania. Participate in exhibition-based quests and win a prize, learn more about the art and history of the crèche through a special documentary viewing, engage in festive hands-on activities, and more!
Glassblowing: Come enjoy a live glassblowing demonstration by master craftsman Jason Klein of Historical Glassworks.

WHERE:  Glencairn Museum 1001 Cathedral Road  Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

WHEN: December; April for glassblowing demonstrations

COST: $5 per person; children 3 and under free.

FOR MORE INFO: Visit HERE. Or contact Christine McDonald at 267.502.2995 or christine.mcdonald@glencairnmuseum.org for more information.

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Pennsbury Manor

WHAT:  Experience Hannah Penn’s world on Homeschool day this year! Activities for Homeschool families of all ages will explore how this extraordinary woman significantly impacted her family, Pennsbury Manor, and the colony of Pennsylvania.

WHERE:  Pennsbury Manor 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road  Morrisville, PA 19067

WHEN: April

COST: Cost is $9 per person ages 4+, one (1) Adult free per family. Registration is required.

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE Please contact Pennsbury Manor’s Educators at 215-946-0400 for program details.

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Newlin Grist Mill

WHAT:  Archaeology Festival: Join us for a day of archaeology fun and discover the rich archaeological heritage that lies beneath our feet! This annual event is held in partnership with the Delaware County Planning Department.

WHERE:   219 South Cheyney Road   l  Glen Mills, PA 19342

WHEN: September

COST: FREE!!!

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE

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a little further of a drive but worth it!

Colonial Williamsburg 

WHAT:  During Homeschool Days, students and their families can enjoy hands-on activities and revolutionary experiences designed to make colonial dramas come to life in a way that is educational and interactive. Plus, visits can be tailored to make your trip unforgettable with on-site lodging, 18th-century tavern dining, entertainment, and much more! Inspire the next generation of dreamers with a Colonial Williamsburg experience.

Create your own itinerary anytime throughout the year, or join in on one of our special homeschooler weekends. Make sure to ask for homeschool discounts if you do not go during one of the weeks.

WHERE:  Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center  101 Visitor Center Drive  Williamsburg, VA 23185

WHEN: September and February

AGES: 2 and up must have a ticket; grandparents can get the homeschool discount!

COST: Highly Recommended to go during these weeks!! Super Discount! Multi-day ($20 adult; $13.50 youth) and Single-day ($10 adults; $8 youth) tickets available. Discount hotel rooms also available thru their site.

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE

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Jamestown and Yorktown Settlements Homeschool Program Days

WHAT: *Admission to Jamestown Settlement throughout Homeschool Program Days, including the introductory film 1607: A Nation Takes Root, permanent exhibition galleries, including “Pocahontas Imagined” special exhibition, replica 1607 ships, re-created Powhatan Indian village, and 1610-1614 colonial fort, and more.
*Admission to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown throughout Homeschool Program Days, including Revolution-themed films,  permanent exhibition galleries and “AfterWARd: The Revolutionary Veterans Who Built America” special exhibition, re-created Continental Army encampment and 18th-century Revolution-era farm, along with classroom and special activities.

WHERE: Jamestown Settlement  2110 Jamestown Road, Route 31 S., Williamsburg, 23185
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown  200 Water Street, Route 1020, Yorktown, 23690

WHEN: Same dates as Colonial Williamsburg Homeschool Days in September

COST: $12, ages 3 and under are FREE; if not available during Homeschool Days make sure to ask for Homeschool daily rates!

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE

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Not too far of a drive! Near Lancaster:

Refreshing Mountain Homeschool Days

WHAT: Our Home School Days provide a variety of outdoor adventures and activities designed to provide fun and educational experiences for your students. Activities can include: Giant Ladder, Sling Shots, Nature Science Programs, GPS Nature Hunt, Giant Swing, Field Games & Ziplines

WHERE: REFRESHING MOUNTAIN   455 CAMP RD STEVENS, PA   17578

TIME: 10 am- 3:30 pm

WHEN: 2 days in October

AGES: 1st-12th grades

COST: $20 per student/ $60 family cap; sleep over the night before available

FOR MORE INFO: Click Here

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Lancaster Science Factory

WHAT: To innovatively introduce or reinforce mathematical and scientific concepts to students who are 6-13 years old. Students will listen to brief instruction, be engaged in group and individual activities geared towards meaningful application, create various hands-on manipulative pieces that they will be able to take home, and may complete occasional assessments and homework assignments.

WHERE: Lancaster Science Factory  454 New Holland Ave Lancaster, PA 17602

WHEN: various times during the year

TIME: 9:30 – 11:00am or 1:00 – 2:30pm

AGES: 6-13

COST: $15 per student

FOR MORE INFO: Click Here

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Black Rock Retreat Homeschool Programs

WHAT: Homeschool Outdoor Education Days are an exciting opportunity for students 6 to 17 to explore God’s creation through hands-on, experiential learning in the outdoors.
Each day typically includes:

  • Two Creation Exploration sessions
  • Morning devotion
  • Take-home manual for each student
  • Lots of fun learning about God in the outdoors!

WHEN: 9 am-3:30 pm

COST: $22 per day

WHAT: Looking for a solution to cabin fever over the winter season? Winter Dayz will be held every Tuesday & Wednesday mid-January through mid-February. Program times are 1-3 pm and are designed for ages 4 and up. Stories, crafts, games to get up and moving and a snack are provided during the 4-7 year olds time.

Ages 8 and up: Each day will include an hour of gym/team sports time and an hour of craft or project time. Students will be divided into groups based on age so that they are playing sports with those of similar age and ability.

FOR MORE INFO: Click for Outdoor Education Programs and here for Winter Dayz

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Cherry Crest Farm Homeschool Days

WHAT:  Homeschool families are invited to join us for our Homeschool Days!
Come and enjoy the farm’s educational opportunities including butter making demonstrations, Farm Tour Wagon ride and problem solving in the maze.

WHERE:  Cherry Crest Adventure Farm  150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, PA 17572

WHEN: September

COST: $12 per person, 2 and under are FREE!! PLEASE ONLY immediate family members

FOR MORE INFO:  visit Cherry Crest Farm

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Hershey Chocolate Museum

WHAT:  Bring your kids to The Hershey Story and discover all things Hershey — the man, his business, the town, and the chocolate — in an active, hands-on way! Our unique programs reach far beyond history to include economics, geography, science, math and reading.

WHERE:  The Hershey Story 63 West Chocolate Ave. Hershey, PA 17033

WHEN: October

AGES: Recommended for ages 4 and up. Children 2 and under are free.

COST: $10 per person

FOR MORE INFO: Visit HERE or If you have any questions, please contact Kim at kaday@hersheystory.org or 717-520-5588

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*Some other further away destinations offer homeschool days. If you are traveling, don’t forget to look into calendars or ask for a discount for homeschooling. Many places will honor discounts for other days!

Monticello: in Virginia. Home Educator’s Day! held the 4th Wednesday every September.
For more information: Click HERE

George Washington’s Mt. Vernon: in Virginia. Click Here

Creation Studies Institute: in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Click HERE for more information.

Dollywood: in Tennessee. Click HERE for more information.

Stone Mountain Park: in Georgia. CLick HERE for more information.

Wilderness at the Smokies: at the foot of the Smokie Mountains, TN. Click HERE for more information.

THE HOME SCHOOL MOM has an extensive list of Washington D.C. sites. Not specifically homeschool day related, but a long list!

Here’s The Frugal Homeschooling Mom guide to D.C. for homeschoolers.

If you are traveling to Virginia, here is a list of Educational Events at A Guide to Virginia Field Trips

 

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Do you know of some other annual homeschool days that you would share with us? Comment below and let us know your experience!

 

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This Wednesday Come Hang Out!

Homeschool Hang Out 

We had so much fun last month when we got together,
we thought we’d have another time!! Will you join us? 

WHAT: Get together with other homeschoolers for a lunch-time picnic and play time!
WHEN: Wednesday, October 18th
TIME: noon until you want to leave!
WHERE: Burholme Park 1400 Cottman Avenue, 19111
Burholme has gotten a new playset and upgrade! Come check it out!
WHO: homeschoolers of all ages!
COST: FREE!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION
: or to let someone know you are coming, email Rossana at h0mesch00lng@yahoo.com
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A Smattering of things….

deptford h.s. skate2

Located at Deptford Skating Center  510 Deptford Ave.   Westville, NJ 08093
For more information: click HERE and scroll down for the flier

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Tyler Arboretum Homeschool Days

WHAT: Visit the Arboretum for hands-on learning in an outdoor setting. Connect with other homeschool families in this program exclusively for you. Admission to the Arboretum is included; stay for just the program or for the entire day! Each program is aligned to PA state educational standards.

WHEN: 3rd Tuesday of each month

TIME: 10 – 11:30 am

WHERE: Tyler Arboretum 515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063

WHO: This program is best suited for ages 5-12, but is open to all ages.

COST: $10 members, $15 non-members (Fee is for the child only)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE

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Tutoring Services and a High School Logic Class

Somers Tutoring Services : Specializing in Classical Education

  • 30+ years of teaching and tutoring by certified teachers.
  • Education: BA Philosophy and History and a BS in Information Technology from UMASS, Masters in Teaching, and additional advanced graduate work in Philosophy. BA in Classics and history from Amherst College and a Masters of Education.
  • We are a father and mother of eight, classically homeschooling our own children.

We are here to help…

  • Do you need help teaching your child a difficult concept or subject?
  • Do you simply need a tutor for an older child while you work more with younger children?

We provide tutoring in…

  • Writing
  • English/Literature
  • Language Arts
  • Logic
  • Elementary Mathematics
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Natural Science/Biology
  • Study Skills
  • American/World History
  • Latin
  • Test Prep

*Bonus*!!!!!!!!!!!   This fall, we are offering a Logic course that is open to students 7th to 12th grade, taught by a seasoned classical educator who has both a BA and an MA in philosophy.

  • Registration for this class is NOW OPEN!

CALL John & Megan Somers at 610-291-2930 or EMAIL US at megansomers@gmail.com.  We offer in person tutoring.  Also, ask us about our online tutoring option and our other flexible options.

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A Great Pass for Downtown! 


WHAT:
 Start Exploring with Philadelphia’s Historic District Pass. The Pass is perfect
for first-time visitors and families with kids. It includes one-time admission to the
National Constitution Center, Betsy Ross House, Christ Church Burial Ground; and two all-day Philly PHLASH passes.

COST: $18 for adults, $13 for youth (ages 4-12).

WHAT: New for 2017, Philadelphia’s Historic District: Museum Pass offers visitors “more to explore.” Perfect for return visitors and older kids, it includes one-time admission to
the African American Museum in Philadelphia, National Museum of American Jewish
History, and Philadelphia History Museum.

COST: $23 for adults, $17 for youth (ages 13-17).

Both Passes are available exclusively at the Independence Visitor Center.

Click HERE for more information.

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SAT PREP

WHAT: Is your student planning to take the SAT? Join PEPPER for SAT Prep Classes. Taught by an experienced SAT Tutor, this course will help prepare qualified upper level students for the verbal and mathematics sections of the SAT and the optional essay. Students will use Barron’s NEW SAT and should have completed both Algebra 1 and Geometry.

WHERE: Church of the Saviour in Wayne, PA

WHEN: Wednesdays, 24 week course, beginning October 4th

TIME: 1:30-2:30 pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact Anne Hawthorn at anne@drhweb.net

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KIDSONG!!

WHAT: A wonderful 4 week opportunity for children to develop music skills such as listening, singing, moving and creating. Children will be instructed by Cairn Music Education Majors under the supervision of Dr. Debbie Lynn World, Professor and Chair of Music Education, Cairn University.

WHERE: Cairn University 200 Manor Avenue Langhorne, PA 19047    Room MU 108 in the music building

WHEN: Tuesdays

TIME: 3:30-4:15 pm

WHO: 1st-4th grade- Oct. 3- Oct. 31 (no class Oct 17, Fall Break)

4th-8th grade- Nov. 14-Dec. 5

COST: $10 registration fee per child

FOR MORE INFORMATION: email Dr. Wolf at dwolf@cairn.edu or call (215)702-4323

 

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Happening Tomorrow!

PLEASE COME TO A HOMESCHOOL HANG-OUT!!!  

ALL  AGES WELCOME.  

WHEN: THURSDAY, September 14th, 2017

 

TIME: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

 

WHERE: Wall Park.  It is located on Church Rd in Cheltenham Township , PA , near the corner of Church and Old York Rd. (Just outside of Philly)

MAP:
    To see a map of the area, please click  HERE

PLEASE BRING:
  • Lots of water
  • Balls, Rackets, Baseball Gloves, Skateboards, Scooters, etc.  Whatever your kids like to do!

WHY:  For Fun!  This event is open to anyone!
  If you have friends interested in homeschooling and want to find out more about it, please invite them!

AMENITIES:
  • Beautiful, clean playground
  • Large field for soccer, other sports 
  • Sandbox
  • Additional toddler playground area
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Skate Park (For skateboards, scooters, and trick bikes)

COST:  FREE!

 

RAINDATE: Thursday,  September 21st, 2017  (same time, same place)
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Fall Homeschool Hang-out

 

PLEASE COME TO A HOMESCHOOL HANG-OUT!!!  

ALL  AGES WELCOME.  

WHEN: THURSDAY, September 14th, 2017

 

TIME: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

 

WHERE: Wall Park.  It is located on Church Rd in Cheltenham Township , PA , near the corner of Church and Old York Rd. (Just outside of Philly)

MAP:
    To see a map of the area, please click  HERE

PLEASE BRING:
  • Lots of water
  • Balls, Rackets, Baseball Gloves, Skateboards, Scooters, etc.  Whatever your kids like to do!

WHY:  For Fun!  This event is open to anyone!
  If you have friends interested in homeschooling and want to find out more about it, please invite them!

AMENITIES:
  • Beautiful, clean playground
  • Large field for soccer, other sports 
  • Sandbox
  • Additional toddler playground area
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Skate Park (For skateboards, scooters, and trick bikes)

COST:  FREE!

 

RAINDATE: Thursday,  September 21st, 2017  (same time, same place)
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Joining a Co-Op or Group for Support?

It’s summertime, but plans have been or are underway for the next school year! Are you considering joining a Homeschool Co-op or Group to supplement or support your homeschooling journey?

You’ll find a variety of gatherings from traditional co-ops to hybrid school to self-directed. Many of these have started online registration!

You can scroll down or click HERE to head to the listing on the blog!

Do you participate in a support group of some sort? What has been your experience? Let me know if you have another group that I have missed!
 

1.) Classical Conversations 

Event:  Group meets once a week for kids’ classes & homeschool support

Where:   A.) Seven Mile Road Church 525 Welsh Rd., Phila, PA 19115

or B.)  Epiphany Fellowship, 1625 W Diamond St, Phila, PA 19121  (Check out their website: Philadelphia Classical Homeschool

or C.) Proclamation Church 278 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr PA 19010

or D.) Calvary PCA Willow Grove 405 Easton Road, Willow Grove PA 19090

When:  September through May

For More Info: Check this website: Classical Conversations

2.) Mount Airy Homeschooling Co-op

Event:  Their mission is to provide a quality diverse, secular, and inclusive environment in which children are nurtured while engaging in classes and activities in a climate of mutual respect.

Where: Unitarian Society of Germantown located just off Lincoln Drive in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia

When:  Tuesdays from 9:30 – 3:30; Teens can also meet on Thursdays from 9:30 – 4pm

For More Info:  Check out their website: Mt. Airy Homeschooling Co-op

3.)  Davisville Homeschool Connection Co-op

Event:  We offer classes for children from Pre-K up to 10th grade, who may participate in gym along with various subject classes. Field trips are also organized throughout the semester. Nursery care is available for the littles under age 3.

Where: Davisville Church in Southampton PA 18966

When: Tuesday mornings from 9:15am-1:45. (10 weeks in the fall and 10 weeks in the spring, actual times may vary slightly). No classes on the 4th Tuesday every month.

For More Info:  Check this website: Davisville Homeschool Connection

4.)  Christian Home Educators’ Enrichment Resource (C.H.E.E.R.)

Event:  CHEER Homeschool Group provides enrichment classes for K4-18 years old and valuable networking and fellowship opportunities.

Where:  Crossroads Community Church, 104 Heather Road, Upper Darby PA  19082

When:  Friday mornings starting at 8:45 a.m., for 12 weeks in the fall and 12 weeks in the spring.

For More Info: Call Crossroads Community Church at 610-352-3130 or check out this website: Cheer Homeschool Group

5.) SALT & PEPPER 

Event:  Weekly classes for homeschoolers grades 1-12. SALT students (gr. 1-8) enjoy morning art, gym, and music/theater classes as well as other activities and field trips. We offer a wide variety of academic courses for SALTeens students (gr. 6-8) in the afternoon and PEPPER students (gr. 9-12) all day, as well as Thursday afternoon volleyball for gr. 4-12. Moms can attend a Wednesday Bible study at COS or have the morning off. We also sponsor an annual book sale, a Spring Project Fair, and group academic testing in January.  This is a Christian program open to all.

Where:  Church of the Saviour –  651 N Wayne Ave, Wayne, PA 19087

When:  Wednesdays, September through May

For More Info:  Contact Linda Lam (SALT) (salt411@yahoo.com) or Anne Hawthorn (SALTeens and PEPPER) (anne@drhweb.net)

6.) HIS Homeschool Co-op

Event:  This co-op seeks to provide a place for relationship and fellowship with like-minded families as we endeavor to homeschool our children (18 and younger).  To that end, we come together to offer group classes in order to supplement and enrich our children’s education.

Where: Fellowship Community Church  Mount Laurel, NJ 08054  

When: Friday mornings, 10 weeks in the fall, and 10 weeks in the spring

For More Info: Check out their website at: HIS Homeschool Co-op

7.) Living Bridges Homeschool Group

Event:  Living Bridges Education Program offers support for Catholic homeschooling families. An Enrichment Program, which meets every Wednesday and an Academic Program, which meets every Tuesday and Friday are offered in Norristown during the school year.

Where: St. Titus Church, 3006 Keenwood Rd., in Norristown, PA 19403

When: Every week September through May

For More Info: Visit: Living Bridges Homeschool Group or call 610-525-4770 or email: staff@livingbridges.org

8.) Bucks Area Homeschoolers Co-op

Event: A cooperative program for students from K-High School. A goal is for students to enjoy enriching academics, activities and form positive friendships. Classes and activities uphold Christian morals and values.

Where: Bucks County Community Church, Langhorne, PA

When: Thursdays, 12 weeks in the fall and 12 weeks in the spring

For More Info: Check out this website: Bucks Area Homeschoolers

9.) Solid Rock Homeschool Co-op

Event: Solid Rock exists to serve Christ by assisting each other in our endeavor to homeschool our children.  Our primary goal is to raise our children in the admonition and respect of the Lord, to direct them towards dependence on the Lord our God for all things, to develop character and purpose in their lives, and a desire to love and serve God in all areas.  We also strive to provide a safe environment for our children to socialize and particiate in academic and enrichment classes. Offers academic and enrichment classes for K-High School.

Where: Faith Community Church in Brookhaven, PA

When: Mondays; 930 or 10 am depending on the age group

For More Info: Visit:  Solid Rock Homeschool

10.) Talking Stick Learning Center

Event: Self-Directed, Topic Based Programs for Homeschoolers ages 4-17. In addtion, we offer supplemental programs throughout the year, like our famous Math Circle and our year-long program Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education for Teens.

Where: Located in the Education Center and Cope House within the Awbury Arboretum, a 55 acre wooded parkland in Northwest Philadelphia.

When: Full-day programs Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays in three age groups

For More Info: Visit:  Talking Stick Learning Center

11.) Open Connections

Event: Open Connections mission is to help young people and adults develop the tools needed to create the life they want, full of purpose and fulfillment. We do this in two ways: by providing an Open Education environment (the Open Connections Village) which fosters the guiding principles of Respect, Freedom, Responsibility and Natural Learning; and by working with others who share our principles and values in order to tip the balance from the traditional model of compulsory instruction over to a more organic, learner-directed approach based on self-motivation and the creative process.

Where: Open Connections Village. 1616 Delchester Road Newtown Square, PA 19073. On a 28-acre historic farm/estate in Edgmont Township, Delaware County.

When: Depends on the program selected

For More Info: Visit: Open Connections  or email info@openconnections.org

12.) Natural Creativity Center

Event:  Our mission is to promote Creativity, Compassion and Collaboration in the lives of young people (ages 4-17) and their families. We encourage self-direction–learning and growing by pursuing one’s interests–by providing a physical space filled with materials and tools, peers and adult facilitators and mentors. We also initiate specific activities aimed at nourishing creative, compassionate and collaborative behaviors. And we are an intentional mix of families of color as well as white across a very broad socio-economic spectrum. No religious affiliation

Where: Currently in the education building of The First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG).
6001 Germantown Ave. (across from Wyck House), Germantown, PA 19144.

When:
  Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., September – June, plus occasional workshops for parents.

For More Info:
  Check out their website, or call 888.208.0576.

13.) Eclectic Learning Network

Event:  Events, workshops, programs, and field trips for Philadelphia homeschool (unschool/self-directed/virtual-schooling) families in Philadelphia PA.

Where: Our primary meetup is at Pleasant Playground (6757 Chew Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19119). Additional events can be found on the website or Facebook page.

When: Fridays, 2 pm – 4 pm 

For More Info: Eclectic Learning Network  or on Facebook HERE

14.) Claritas Classical Academy

Event: Claritas Classical Academy is a homeschool hybrid program meeting two days per week. Our comprehensive program serves Philadelphia-area homeschool families and their pre-K through high school students with its Christ-centered, classical curriculum

Where: Proclamation Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, PA

When: Tuesday and Thursdays

For More Info: Visit: Claritas Classical Academy  or email Holly Schrock at holly@claritasclassicalacademy.com

15.) Trinity Preparatory School

Event: TPS is a K-12th grade classical Christian school.  As a hybrid-school, TPS offers main class days on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. TPS also serves homeschooling families by preserving a structure conducive to the values of greater family time at home and the closer involvement of parents in their children’s education.

Where:  The Church in Acts, 1801 S. Burnt Mill Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043.

When: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays

For More Info: Visit: Trinity Preparatory School

16.) Greystone Academy, LLC.

Event: Greystone Academy is a hybrid school for grades 7-12 offering the flexibility of homeschooling with the benefits of a private school. Families of all faiths are welcome and we teach from a Christian worldview.

Where:  80 Lower Silver Lake Road Newtown, PA at Crossing Community Church

When: 3 days per week, Dual Enrollment with Cairn University

For More Info: Visit: Greystone Academy

17.) Philadelphia Classical School 

Event: Serving families by educating with excellence, in a Christ-centered community, through classical methodology. Contact the school regarding their Homeschool Partnership

Where: 1636 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

For More Info: Visit: Philadelphia Classical School

18.) Holmesburg Christian Academy  

Event: HCA Homeschool Connection is a hybrid educational program that establishes a partnership between homeschool parents and the school. Parents may choose from a variety of educational offerings and options that meet the needs of their child and their family. We offer academic, spiritual and social support within the framework of a Christ-centered program to assist parents who have chosen the nurturing environment of their home as their child’s main classroom.

Where: 7927 Frankford Ave Phila, PA  19136

For More Info: Visit: Holmesburg Christian Academy

19.) Phil-Mont Christian Academy

Event:  Since Phil-Mont’s founding over 73 years ago, it has been our goal to offer an excellent academic education within a consistent, reformed, Christian world-and-life view. We stress quality child development and rigorous academics at the elementary, middle and upper school levels. We also believe strongly in assisting parents who home-school by offering their children a la carte programs at Phil-Mont. We are able to partner with families for students in grades 6-12 for any class a family would like to take.

Where: 35 Hillcrest Avenue  Erdenheim, PA 19038

For More Info: Visit: Phil-Mont Homeschool Partners

Phil-Mont always invites local home-school families to attend our drama dept’s Matinee Performances. These matinees typically happen on the Wednesdays of a performance week. Visit the above link to sign up and receive invitations!!

Homeschool Groups

1.) Central Philadelphia Homeschoolers Group (CPHG):

Event:  The group meets solely for fun and play, and is open to all homeschoolers of all ages in the Philly area. Group communication is done thru a Yahoo Group.

Where: At Weccacoe Playground, which is located on the 400 block of Catherine Street in Queens Village (map).

When: Mondays from 11am-1pm

For More Info:  Check this website: Central Philadelphia Homeschoolers    or here for the direct yahoo group Central Philadelphia Homeschoolers Yahoo Group

2.) NE Philadelphia Homeschoolers Yahoo Group:

Event: A secular support group for homeschoolers in Northeast Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Their goal is to meet and network with other homeschool families.

Where:  Online Community

For More Info:  Check out this site: NE Philadelphia Homeschoolers Yahoo Group

3.) TGIFF (The Goal is Forming Friendships):

Event:  TGIFF is an eclectic, inclusive & highly active group of homeschooling families based out of Lower-Mid Bucks County, PA. We seek to create life-long friendships, a sense of community, and a support system for new and experienced homeschoolers.

Where: Mid Bucks County, PA

For More Info:  Join their Yahoo group: TGIFF Yahoo Group   or join them on facebook: search for TGIFF Homeschool Group

4.) Northwest Philadelphia Homeschoolers Yahoo Group:

Event:  The goal of this yahoo group is to share information about events, classes, activities and field trips that would be of particular interest to homeschooling families living in Northwest Philadelphia and the Philadelphia region. This group can also be used as a question/answer forum about homeschooling matters.

Where: Online Community – Families located primarily in Germantown, Roxborough, Mt. Airy, Manayunk and Chestnut Hill

For More Info: Check out this website: Northwest Philadelphia Homeschoolers Yahoo Group

 

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This Week! Teen & Tween Hike

Teen/Tween Hike

What: 3-mile round trip walk from Lorimer to Pennypack Environmental Center
Snack/Lunch at Lorimer picnic area
Play in the creek
Open field for games and running around

When: This Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10am

Where: Lorimer Park (http://www.montcopa.org/872/Lorimer-Park).  Parking lot is on Moredun Ave. across from Lorimer Park.

Who: 10+ crowd geared but all welcome

CostFREE!!!

What to bring: Water, sunscreen, bug spray, lunch, balls/games for field play, change of clothes/shoes/towel for water play

Notes: Your lunch and games can be left in your car since we will be coming back through parking area at the tail end of our hike.

For More Information: or to RSVP contact April at ummadam3@gmail.com