Registration Information

Be sure to check out the 2017 HOME Convention Mini Magazine and share! A registration form is included.

 

See additional details regarding registration below on this page.

 

Convention 2017 Mini Mag
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HOME Convention Pre-Registered Prices (Mail-in - postmarked no later than March 4, 2017; Online - no later than March 13, 2017) 

  • First Person in the Family - $40.00*
  • Each Additional Family Member - $15.00*
  • Exhibit Hall Only - $15.00 (See special exhibit hall hours for those who have purchased Exhibit Hall Only passes below.)
  • Getting Started in Homeschooling and Homeschooling High School 101 Workshops - FREE (See more information below.)
  • IEW High School Essay Intensive - Pre-registration with IEW required  

* Includes access to all convention workshops, general sessions and all exhibit areas. 

 

** Are you eligible for a discount on your registration?  Be sure to check our Join HOME page to see!! ** 

 

 

 

 

HOME Convention 2017 Mail-in Registration Form
Please print and mail this form with your payment, by March 3, 2017, to HOME, P.O. Box 159, Camden, ME 04843.
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At-the-door Prices

  • First Person in the Family $45.00*
  • Each Additional Family Member $15.00*
  • Exhibit Hall Only Pass $15.00/Person (Adults and Children) 

* Includes access to all convention workshops, general sessions and all exhibit areas. 

 

Teens & Children

A number of workshops will be of interest to children and teenagers. Each child age 2 and older who will be attending one or more workshops or general sessions must be a paid registrant as per the price lists above (extra family member price). In some years, an additional fee may be charged for special programs (teen track programs, etc.). Please consult the PRINTABLE, mail-in registration form for more information on any additional fees for special programs, and use this form to register. Online registration is not available for teen track programs. 

 

You may bring a babysitter to care for your children if you desire. If your babysitter will be attending any part of the Convention, he/she will need to be a paid registrant also (extra family member price.) If your child(ren) will not be attending any part of the Convention or Vendor Hall, they do not need to be paid registrants. 

 

Admission to Exhibit Areas

Unlimited admission to all exhibit areas is included as a benefit to those who have paid for a full Convention registration. "Exhibit Hall Only" passes are also available on Thursday from 2:30pm - 5:30pm, Friday from 1:00pm - 4:00pm or Saturday from noon - 3:00pm. The cost of the Exhibit Hall Only pass is $15/person for both adults & children. No Exceptions concerning the Exhibit Hall Only Pass.

 

Parents of Preschoolers Program

In an effort to promote homeschooling in Maine, HOME offers free convention 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 convention), 

            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 Representaive.

 

Support Group Leader Waivers

In 2017, HOME would like to take the opportunity to recognize the hard work and sacrifice of those who provide support to homeschooling families in their communities.  

 

HOME will be offering one complimentary Convention 2017 registration waiver per co-op, support group and/or RAPPS.

 

In order to qualify for this waiver, you must meet all three of the following criteria, as well as have the recommendation of your HOME Regional Representative (HOME Reps are listed on the Contact Us  page at the HOME website):

 

• Hold a distinct leadership role (such as administrator, director, treasurer, secretary)

• Provide two recommendations from individuals within the group where serving

• Be a current supporter of HOME at a Subscriber Family level or higher

 

If you are not a current supporter of HOME, you may join or renew your support to qualify. Go to the Join page at the HOME website for details.

 

You may submit your request for a waiver beginning January 30. The deadline for submissions will be midnight February 17. You need to provide your name, the title of leadership you hold, the name of the group you will represent, your email address and the name of your HOME Regional Rep.

 

We will notify you by email on Wednesday, February 22 if you have been granted a waiver. This notification will include registration information.

Email this information to HOME at raye4home@gmail.com by the deadline. Email recommendation letters to HOME at raye4home@gmail.com by the deadline. 

 

Getting Started in Homeschooling and Homeschooling High School 101 Workshops

These two workshops are scheduled for Thursday at 2:30pm. Admission is FREE for these two workshops ONLY. Pre-registration is not required. Please register at the door on Thursday. To attend all other aspects of the convention, please refer to the registration fees and information above. 

 

Scholarships            

The Board of HOME endeavors to keep convention costs to a minimum, yet if you or someone you know needs help with the registration fees, a limited number of scholarships are available. Enclose a letter explaining your situation. Please do not call. You will be notified regarding your eligibility. Scholarships are limited to adults (2) per family. Send your letter along with a completed registration form to the address on the form, no later than one week prior to the event. 

 

To learn more about HOME Scholarships please visit the Scholarship section of our website by clicking here.

 

Scholarship Donations

You can be the key to blessing another homeschooler, this year! Every year there are those who wish to attend the Convention for support, encouragement and information, but are not able to afford the registration fee. Your donation can make it possible! Any amount you can give to bless others would be welcomed. Please write your donation amount on the line provided on the registration form. Thank you, and God bless you for your generosity. 

 

Refund Policy

Requests postmarked by March 3, 2017 will receive a refund, less a $5.00 processing fee. 

 

No refunds will be issued for requests postmarked after March 3, 2017. NO EXCEPTIONS! All refund requests must be received in writing - mailed to: 

 

HOME Convention 

PO Box 159, Camden, ME 04843-0159

2017 Ongoing HOME Events

Group Portfolio Reviews

6/3 Bangor

6/13 Westbrook

6/23 Bridgton

8/17 Camden

8/3 Lewiston

8/23 Augusta

8/24 Rockland

Getting Started Workshops

5/20 Augusta 

6/13 Westbrook

8/23 Augusta

Monthy Sports & Fitness Activities 

4/24 Swim/Gym/ Rock Climbing, Rockport

4/27 Monthly Hike, Lincolnville   

4/28 Monthly Bowling, Belfast

5/5 Roller Skating, Portland

Summer Playground Days

5/30 Standish

6/13 Bridgton

6/27 Brownfield

8/15 Brownfield

8/29 Bridgton

9/26 Brownfield

 

Upcoming in 2017

Upcoming in 2018

 3/15 - 3/17 28th Annual HOME Convention