General Information

All Are Welcome!

If you are homeschooling, interested in homeschooling or offering support to homeschoolers, this event is for you! You'll find encouragement and information regardless of your homeschool approach or style. Our hope is that the Maine Homeschool Exchange will be a blessing to all those who attend. (Christian values may sometimes be reflected in individual vendors, speakers, or workshops. However, this event is open to all! There is something for everyone!) 

 

REGSITER EARLY TO SAVE!

 

Location - Augusta, Maine

* Directions to Hope Baptist Church for April 12 Mom-Care and Family Activities

726 Western Avenue, Manchester, Maine 

 

* Directions to Augusta Armory for April 13 Maine Homeschool Exchange

179 Western Avenue Augusta, Maine

 

Distance from Major Cities 

From Boston, MA: (2 1/2 hours)

 

From Concord, NH: (2 1/2 hours) 

 

From Portland, ME: (50 mins.)

 

From Bangor, ME: (1 1/4 hours) 

 

Planning Guide

Make the most of your time. Plan ahead for and an enjoyable and stress-free event!

 

Event Magazine 

Scroll down using the link above to print this FREE resource ahead of time. You'll want to have all the important details at your fingertips! 

 

Exhibit Areas 

Unlimited admission to all exhibit areas is included as a benefit to those who have paid for a full event registration! Exhibits include resources, services, and organizations of interest to the homeschool community. Used curriculum sellers will also be present.    

 

Parents of Preschoolers Program

In an effort to promote homeschooling in Maine, HOME offers free admission to families who meet the following criteria:

 

1. Must have only children of preschool age (aged 6 or under at the time of the event),

2. Must have never attended a HOME Convention before, AND

3. Must submit a written recommendation from a HOME Regional Representative to the HOME Office, along with a completed convention registration form.

 

Please contact your HOME Regional Representative for more information. Contact HOME if you are not able to reach your HOME Representative. 

 

*Free admission is for two parents living in the same household. Children 2 and over are charged at the additional family member rate.

 

Are You the Member of a Local Homeschool Group or Network?

Are you grateful for the vast amounts of time and effort that your co-op or support group leaders invest in you and the others in the group? Would you like a way to show your leader that he/she has your support?

 

The Maine Homeschool Exchange is a wonderful opportunity for training. Top notch, national speakers, local talent, the exhibit hall, and awesome fellowship—all rolled into one weekend!

 

Consider recommending them for a homeschool leader waiver! They give so much—give back a little to them! Not only will they benefit, but you will too. It’s a great way to say thank-you. 

 

Find out more here (scroll down toward the middle of the page).

 

Clynk 

Bring your empty returnable bottles to the event! HOME will deliver bottles to Hannaford, and funds will be deposited in HOME's Clynk Account. Funds raised will be used for Homeschool Kits for Kids and HOME Convention, Used Curriculum and Portfolio Review Scholarships!

 

Come Spring Food Pantry

Did you know that HOME delivers food boxes to homeschool families experiencing food insecurity? Please support our partner and help homeschool families in need. Bring your donations to the event and drop them off at the Come Spring Food Pantry booth! 

 

Volunteer! 

Volunteers make all the difference. A smile, a helping hand, and caring ear are sometimes all it takes. As the saying goes, people do not care what you know, until they know how much you care. Would you consider helping HOME care for others during the event? There are many ways to help! Contact HOME for more information.

 

Vendors

Those interested in exhibiting may apply by contacting Katie Beaudoin  at katiehomeadv@gmail.com. Or get forms and information at the following link: Exhibitor Information.

 

Speaker Recordings 

Some of our presenters may offer recordings. Visit event presenters at their booths in the exhibit hall (or check their websites) to find out more about the availability of previously recorded presentation topics. HOME does not record workshops, but some speakers do have their own recordings. 

 

Meals

A food truck will be available at the Armory throughout the day on April 13! You won't want to miss out on important workshops and shopping time! Grab-and-go from the following food truck:

 

Portable Pie Place

 

Other nearby options. 

 

Applebee's

Bagel Mania

McDonald's

Pizza Hut

Shaws 

 

* Coffee and tea will be available for purchase onsite.