Our Annual Convention
March 14, 15 and 16, 2013 at the Samoset Resort, Rockport, Maine
- exploring the option of homeschooling for your family?
- a new homeschooler or just getting ready to begin?
- a seasoned homeschooler with several years experience?
- a pioneer who has been homeschooling for a decade or more?
- a homeschool mom and dad in need of a weekend away?
- a homeschooling family looking for an affordable winter getaway?
Please Plan to Join Us!
Mark your calendar now for the Maine homeschooling event of the year! There is something for everyone at the HOME Convention. If you are looking for information and support, educational enrichment opportunities and family fun; if you are feeling burned out and in need of refreshment; or, if you need new strategies and new life infused into your home education plan, then this convention is for you! From our nationally known speakers and informative workshops to our exhibit halls, you are sure to find help and encouragement in every way. In addition, there is the fellowship of hundreds of other homeschoolers, and real people to answer all of your questions.
We are looking forward to our next convention, and hope that you will be a part of the events and activities. We have many practical and interactive programs and workshop sessions planned, plus inspiring general sessions and family entertainment. Start planning now to attend HOME's Annual Convention!
Keynote Speakers and Special Guests for 2013: We have an exciting line-up of speakers, musicians and programs for 2013. Click on the links to find out more about Eric and Leslie Ludy of Ellerslie Mission Society, Dr. Larry Guthrie of Harvest Home Farm, and HSLDA's Early Years Consultant, Vicki Bentley! To find out more about Suomalaiset Jouset, see the concert description below!
Friday Evening Concert and Special Presentation:
Soumalaiset Jouset (Finnish Lap Harp Players)
This kantele ensemble is sponsored by the Finnish Heritage House in Thomaston, Maine. The instruments are eleven string kanteles first introduced over 1500 years ago. The sounds are similar to the celtic harp, hammered dulcimer, autoharp and zither combined. The ensemble has performed over 40 concerts this past year in Lincoln and Knox Counties of Maine. To lfind out more about the kantele and Suomalaiset Jouset, contact them at email@example.com
Hitting the Mark, Dr. Larry Guthrie
Psalm 127 tells us that our children are like arrows in the hand of a mighty man. These arrows are intended to be cast forth to "Hit the Mark." Watch as Dr. Guthrie illustrates seven principles that govern the flight of an arrow and direct the path of our sons and daughters. He will pop seven balloons with his Mathews "Heli-m" bow, one balloon for each principle. In an exciting conclusion to the lesson he will attempt to "Hit the Mark" by shooting an apple off someone's head. The session will focus on key issues of parenting. Appropriate for all ages. (Note: No mothers, fathers, or children will be harmed in this demonstration!!)
Friday Evening Movie Gallery: Come What May
Other Special Programs and Activities for Children and Teens: Presentations by Eric and Leslie Ludy will be of particular interest to teens. Children of all ages will enjoy Dr. Larry Guthrie. In addition, a number of interactive exhibits will be ongoing in the Exhibit Hall! Please refer to the Convention Schedule of Events and Workshop Descriptions below for a full description of events and activities for all ages!
More Convention Information
Convention Brochure: Please Help Spread the Word!
- Keynote and Featured Speakers
- Convention Time Preparations
- Hotel Accommodations
- General Information
- Convention Schedule of Events
- Registration Information for the Convention
- Getting Started in Homeschooling Workshop (FREE Admission!)
- Parents of Preschoolers Program
- Exhibitor List
- Workshop Descriptions
- Silent Auction
- Vendor Information Packet