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Homeschool Contests, Workshops, Discounts and More

There are many opportunities available to homeschool families.  Listing of these does not imply an endorsement by CHAP.  Please review all thoroughly.

Mission opportunities

Sonlight has partnered with Mission India based on their positive reputation as they come alongside the people of India in their missionary work. Families can do so by visiting: https://missionindia.org/experience-india Step into the Great Commission and Experience India.  Sign up is free. Mission India will provide every family that signs up an Adventure Pack. This includes everything needed to experience India—a virtual reality headset to participate in and Experience India in 360°, a coin collector, and an introductory booklet.

At the end of the month-long experience, running through the month of October begins a fundraising campaign. As families learn more about this part of the world, they can raise money to support the continuation of Children’s Bible Clubs in India. Sonlight will match all funds raised up to $100,000, with the goal of impacting over 8,000 children in India.

Contests

HSLDA Essay Contest Now Accepting Entries through November 1, 2018.
Winning essays will receive up to $200 in cash prizes!
View the contest info and guidelines here.
Categories include ages 7-10, 11-14 and 15-19.

The Stock Market Game is an exciting program that allows students to experience the thrill of investing, without all the risk of losing real money. They get $100,000 of virtual cash that they can use to invest in stocks, bonds, etc. They compete with other teams from their region and across the state and learn what it means to work together as a team. Through the SMG, they gain a fundamental understanding of investing. In addition, teachers are provided with access to lessons plans and other resources that help bring financial concepts to life in their classrooms.

Outdoor Education

Black Rock Retreat in Quarryville, PA - Homeschool Days  - Give your kids an engaging day of hands-on learning with other area students.  Find out more and register today @ https://www.blackrockretreat.com/outdoor-education/homeschool/

 

STEM

Snipes Farm and Education Center - Whether you are considering a field trip to the Farm, lessons about nutrition, healthy eating, farming, sustainability and ecosystems, nature, animal or plant life - Snipes can help you and your group.  For more information about year-round programming, or to schedule a field trip, visit website: http://www.snipesfarm.org/learn/seasonal-field-trips/
Or contact Lea Della Vecchia at 215-295-1139 ext 109 or LeaDV@snipesfarm.org

Sylvan Learning Center in Palmyra, PA - Homeschool STEM Club  - Designed for grades 2-6, focuses on robotics, engineering, or coding, generally 11-1 PM first Monday or third Wednesday of the month.  Read more at:  https://locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/palmyra-pa/robotics-and-coding-camps and view weekly schedule.

Lancaster Science MuseumHomeschool classes are offered at the Lancaster Science Factory on select Thursdays during the Fall/Winter and Winter/Spring semesters. Classes are $15 per student. Class dates and times are subject to change. Please contact Amanda Bakay, Director of Operations with any questions or concerns about Homeschool classes. abakay@tlsf.org 717-509-6363 x102 . Register online now

 

Field Trip Ideas

Crayola Experience - Click Homeschool Special $9.99/person  or call 610-515-8000 (press 4) no group minimum, groups of 15+ are $8.99 each.  30 Centre Sq, Easton, PA 18042

sweetFrog - Offers a hands on activity to teach the children weight, mass, temperature, volume and currency.  They have a program designed for students in grades K-5 as well as a middle school experience. The cost is $5 per child attending and it includes a delicious frozen treat! 
Please contact Angelina Ford, Aford@MFHUSA.com or 774-571-5946. 

 

Discounts

eTAP (Teaching Assistance Program) - Founder Blaise J. Subbiondo started eTAP, Inc. in 2000 as an educational resource to assist Students, Educators and Parents succeed in their education objectives. They offer a 10 day free trial or use the coupon 50%3mo to receive half off 3 month use.
Learn more at: https://www.etap.org/

CTC Math - Patrick Murray, the founder of CTC Math, is an internationally acclaimed math teacher with more than 22 years experience teaching. He has the very rare ability to deliver math concepts in a simple, easy to understand way in just a few minutes.  Homeschoolers receive 60% off and can try a 2 week trial free. Learn more at: https://www.ctcmath.com/

Notebooks for Students - Homeschool families can purchase from NFS as individual families or form a group for a Group Order. In both cases the families must provide their homeschool documentation to NFS. The type of documentation is based by what is required by your state of residence. Notebooks for Students is a nonprofit private operating foundation located in Carlsbad, Ca. Incorporated in 2011, our mission is to address the ever-growing Digital Divide within the national student body by increasing the availability of computers to all educators and their students. NFS operates the following programs: College Program, School Sales Program, BYOD Program, K-12 families, and Homeschool Program. General website is: www.notebooksforstudents.org use the Homeschool tab to learn more.