HOME is dedicated to promoting homeschooling. All who are homeschooling or are interested in homeschooling are welcome! You are sure to find encouragement and information regardless of your homeschool approach or style. Our hope is that the HOME Convention will be a blessing to all who attend. (Christian values are sometimes reflected in vendors, speakers, workshops and general sessions. However, this event is open to all! There is something for everyone.)
Location - Augusta, Maine
Directions to Hope Baptist Church for April 21 Mom-Care Event
726 Western Avenue, Manchester, Maine
Directions to TBD for April 21 Family Activity Event
Directions to Augusta Armory for April 22 Convention Day
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)
Unlimited admission to all exhibit areas is included as a benefit to those who have paid for a full event registration!
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.
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 real great way to show your leader that he/she has your support?
The HOME Annual Convention 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.
Bring your empty returnable bottles to the HOME Convention! 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!
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.
Those interested in exhibiting at the HOME Convention may apply by contacting Angela Hurd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207.322.6771. Or get forms and information at the following link: Exhibitor Information.
Visit convention speakers 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 and general sessions, but most speakers do have their own recordings.
Augusta Amenities nearby include:
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