National Lighthouse Day

Lighthouse Day Activities

The lighthouse has been a visible part of HOME's logo from our beginning in 1990. The words "Lighting the Way for Maine Homeschoolers" speak clearly of our mission! National Lighthouse Day gives HOME an opportunity to celebrate who we are and why we are here!




Rockland Breakwater Hike

Join us for a walk on the Rockland Breakwater, a visit to the lighthouse and some shore exploration. Low tide is at 11am on Tuesday, August 8 and will be perfect for exploring Maine's Rocky Coast. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch and extend your stay.

Date: August 17, 2024

Time: 1:30pm

Location: Rockland Breakwater, Samoset Rd., Rockland

Cost: Free


Recommended Age/Grade Range: All ages!

Accompanying HOME Unit Study: Maine's Rocky Coast, Lighthouses of Maine


Registration Information

Pre-registration is required. Please pre-register by August 1 by completing either the online or mail-in Event Registration Form below. 


Event Registration Form
Please complete this form and return it to HOME, P.O. Box 159, Camden, ME 04843
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LeaderConnect and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Field Trip

YOU Light the Way...

For your family, your fellow homeschoolers, in your church and in your community! Please join fellow homeschoolers for this very special summertime LeadrConnect! Come to be uplifted and encouraged. All are welcome! 


Date: Saturday, August 10th, 2024

Time: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Location: Cheverus Hall (adjacent to St. Patrick's Church), 380 Academy Hill, Newcastle, ME

Cost: $5 per person or FREE to past LeaderConnect participants, HOME Supporters and HOME Leaders! Includes lunch and refreshments. Pre-registration required. Please pre-register below. 

Full Event and Registration Details (Pre-registration is required.)

Following the Event: "Field Trip" to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse!  


* HOME Event Refund Policy - Registration fees may be refunded up to the registration deadline for any HOME field trip. No refunds will be made after the registration deadline. In the event that you must cancel, please consider making your fee a donation to HOME rather than requesting a refund! If an event must be canceled or rescheduled for any reason, HOME will notify participants. Refunds will then be considered on a case by case basis, depending on whether or not the event is rescheduled.


Lighthouse Art Contest

In honor of National Lighthouse Day, HOME is sponsoring a Lighthouse Art contest from August 1 - 15. Send us your best lighthouse drawing or photograph and it will be featured on HOME's Facebook page cover for one month, as well as announced in one of HOME's upcoming email newsletters. Please follow all directions below to participate.


1. Submit your artwork or photography no later than August 15 by filling out this form.

2. If submitting a black and white drawing, be sure to use bold lines so that the art is visible in the file upload.

3. All artwork must be submitted in high resolution .jpg or .png format.


For More Field Trip Ideas...

For more opportunities to explore Maine lighthouses, don't forget about Maine Open Lighthouse Day on September 14, 2024!


Maine offers endless opportunities for field trips. Be sure to join the HOME Field Trip Forum on Facebook as a resource for ideas, news and updates on what's happening around our state. 


** HOME does not take any responsibility for views expressed during scheduled activities. Please use your own discretion.