Upcoming Homeschool Events

Homeschool related upcoming events, meetings and activities happening around the state!

Click here for regular, Ongoing Activities happening around the state.

 

** Unless noted otherwise, the events listed below are not HOME sponsored events. HOME does not take any responsibility for the content of items posted, views expressed during activities or the activities themselves. Please use your own discretion.

 


*** If you are having trouble posting an event, or your event needs editing, please contact Connie Overlock at connieoverlock@gmail.com or 763-3004.

 

Damariscotta

YMCA Winter & Spring Teen Programs 2022

January 1, 2022

Central Lincoln County YMCA (in Damariscotta) will be offering teen programs from the Boys & Girls Club of America in collaboration with the Alfond Youth & Community Center. Programs are open to ages 14-24 free of charge. For immediate enrollment (exact start dates TBD and also ongoing) we have a Teen+ program that will explore healthy living & social responsibility, a Girls Outing Club focused on self-awareness, personal growth & fitness, a Young Men’s Group that will explore expectations, stereotypes & personal responsibility, a Teen Study Hour, and a Teen Fitness Hour. Future programs will include planning for the future (jobs, education, career), specialized fitness & outing clubs, team building & group exercise, cooking club, reading club, crafting club— and more! These programs are open to teens and young mentors only at this time. Please contact us for further information, enrollment or to get on a mailing list.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Molly Mercer
Phone: 207-949-7662
E-mail: Mmercer@clcymca.org

Knox County

Annual Essay Contest

Due by March 15, 2022

We invite 7th, 8th and 11th grade students in Knox County to enter our 1st annual Essay Contest. Henry Knox was many things in his short 56 years. He was self-educated and only 25 when he went to General George Washington with a plan to move artillery. He held many titles in his short life - patriot, military man, farmer, and entrepreneur—but most of all he was a leader.


Henry believed:

o No task is impossible
o One individual can do big things
o One should help those who need help
o Never be afraid to try
o Trust oneself
o Lead by example
o Dare to dream and then work to make it come true


Please submit an essay that explores both the Henry Knox leadership quality you chose and how you hope to nurture that quality in the next few years. How can you use the chosen quality to help your school or your community? All essays must be received by March 15, 2022. Middle school essays should be approximately 500 words (2 typed pages). High School essays should be approximately 750 words (3 typed pages). Winners will be announced by May 1, 2022. Watch ou rCalendar and Events Pages for updates.

For more information please contact:

Name:
Delores Allen
Phone: 207-354-8062
E-mail: dallen@knoxmuseum.org

Friendship

Friendship Memorial Scholarship Fund application availability.

January 20, 2022

Applications for Grants (not loans) are available Jan. - mid April at the Friendship Town Office, or from Philip Pratt - Chairman.


Grant applications are available only for students with Friendship, Maine as their permanent residence.

For more information please contact:

Name:
Philip Pratt
Phone: 207-832-4335
E-mail: davisloop100@gmail.com

Freeport

Winter's So Nice When You're on the Ice

January 1 - March 26, 2022

Free Skating and Skate Rentals, January 1-March 26

Fridays | 3-8 p.m.

Sat. & Sun. | 9 a.m.-8 p.m.


Rent a free pair of skates and take a spin around our rink, right in the heart of Discovery Park on the L.L.Bean campus. Weather dependent. No registration required.


For more information please contact:

Pownal

Free Snow Tubing

Sundays, January 2 - February 27, 2022

Bradbury Mountain, Pownal, ME


Free inner-tube sleds and helmets will be available and thoroughly sanitized before each session. Conditions permitting.


For the health and safety of all, we are encouraging event attendees to wear masks regardless of vaccination status and to use the hand sanitizing stations we have on site. Masks will be available. Please practice social distancing by keeping six feet apart. If you are not feeling well, have Covid-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, we ask that you please stay home.


Register Here


For more information please contact:

Freeport

Guided Snowshoe Outing

Wednesdays

January - March

Duration: Approximately 2 hours

Begins: 5:00 P.M.

Age Requirements: Minimum Age: 8 (14 & under with parent/guardian)


Grab your snowshoes and join our expert guides for rejuvenating fresh-air hike through the fields and woods of our private facility at Fogg Farm. This free guided outing is a great opportunity to get out and go snowshoeing with some new friends. The sun sets early, so don't forget a headlamp!


The Fogg Farm is the first white house with red roof on the left (South) side of Desert Road, heading West from I-295. 11 Desert Rd, Freeport, ME 04032


For more information and to register.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Hosted by LLBean
Phone: 1-888-615-9979
E-mail: odprograms@llbean.com

Freeport

Guided Cross-Country Ski Outing

Saturdays

January - March

Duration: Approximately 1 hour

Begins: 8:00 A.M.

Age Requirements: Minimum Age: 8 (14 & under with parent/guardian)


Breathe in the crisp winter air as our guides lead your group on a relaxed tour through the beautifully groomed trails at Fogg Farm. This free guided outing is a great opportunity to get out and go skiing with some new friends. Just bring your ski gear and let's make tracks! The sun sets early, so don't forget a headlamp!


The Fogg Farm is the first white house with red roof on the left (South) side of Desert Road, heading West from I-295. 11 Desert Rd, Freeport, ME 04032


For more information and to register.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Hosted by LLBean
Phone: 1-888-615-9979
E-mail: odprograms@llbean.com

Belfast, UMaine Hutchinson Center

(Online) Teaching From the Heart Professional Development Program

Winter Session: January 11–13, 3:30–5:30 p.m.


Learn how to manage your classroom/learning environment with a practical, simple curriculum based on Nonviolent Communication expert Gina Simm’s book Heart to Heart: Three Systems for Staying Connected (A Manual for Parents and Teachers). Through participating in this course, you’ll learn how to use practical systems to maintain the heart-to-heart connections that support children’s ability to self-regulate and improve their emotional intelligence.


https://hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu/professional-development-programs/teaching-from-the-heart/"


For more information please contact:

Name:
Michelle Patten
Phone: 207-338-8002
E-mail: um.fhc.pd@maine.edu

Bangor

James Webb Space Telescope launch community event

January 12, 2022

4pm-5:30pm or 5:30pm - 7pm

Challenger will be holding this FREE NASA community engagement event on Wed-Jan 12, 2022.


Learn about NASA’s newest James Webb Telescope launched Christmas Day and more about our solar system! Families will be able to sign-up for a 1 hr. time-slot to visit the hands-on space activity stations. There will also be a special guest speaker, Dr. Clara Sousa-Silva. a quantum astrochemist, that will talk all about the new James Webb Telescope. Don’t miss out because we will have special costumed characters form a galaxy far far away to welcome all our guests to this event. Plus, the Bangor Public Library will come with lots of resources about how you can continue your passion for space science with a library card< br>!We will only be accepting 25 participants per time slot.


Plan for a 1.5 hrs visit. This program is recommended for grades K-8, and an accompanying adult is required. We encourage families to participate together in this James Webb Telescope Event!


This program will be held at the Challenger Learning Center of Maine, 30 Venture Way, Bangor, ME 04401.


Face masks are required for all participants, staff and students.


There are limited spots available due to COVID restrictions and cancellations are discouraged. If you have to cancel your reservations, cancellations must be made 2 days prior.


This program is FREE for all families and pre-registration is required.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Challlenger Learning Center
Phone: 207-990-2900 ext.1
FMI and to Register: https://www.astronaut.org/public-event-james-webb/

Brooks

Homeschool Days

January 13, 20, 27, 2022

Ages 5+

Thursdays

10:00am-12:00pm

81 Fair Haven Lane, Brooks, ME


Homeschool families are invited to join us for Homeschool Days!


Led by Abby Gunn and Ben Morsey, this homeschool group will primarily focus on outdoor activities and recreational time to interact and play games with friends. Each week we will have an activity planned, such as hiking, canoeing, horse, archery, field games, wilderness survival skills, cooking/baking, crafts, wood working, sledding, ice skating, and other camp-y things!


The cost is $5 per participating child each week. Please register each child who will be participating at the ticket link above so that we can plan accordingly.


Parents are asked to stay and fellowship with each other during this time. Siblings younger than age 5 are welcome to stay with parents during this time. Please feel free to pack snacks for after the activity time!


For more information please contact:

Brooks

Homeschool Days

January 13, 20, 27, 2022

Ages 5+

Thursdays

1:30 pm-3:30 pm

81 Fair Haven Lane, Brooks, ME


Homeschool families are invited to join us for Homeschool Days!


Led by Abby Gunn and Ben Morsey, this homeschool group will primarily focus on outdoor activities and recreational time to interact and play games with friends. Each week we will have an activity planned, such as hiking, canoeing, horse, archery, field games, wilderness survival skills, cooking/baking, crafts, wood working, sledding, ice skating, and other camp-y things!


The cost is $5 per participating child each week. Please register each child who will be participating at the ticket link above so that we can plan accordingly.


Parents are asked to stay and fellowship with each other during this time. Siblings younger than age 5 are welcome to stay with parents during this time. Please feel free to pack snacks for after the activity time!


For more information please contact:

Rockland

Teen Aviation Ground School

January 15, 2021 - May 14, 2021

What: Inspiration Aviation Ministries and Wings of Grace Ministries are partnering with Breakwater Chapel to offer a free aviation ground school for pre-college young adults ages 13 - 20.


When: Spring semester begins January 14, 2021 and will continue through May 14. Classes will be held weekly on Saturday evenings from 6 - 7:30 pm.


Where: Breakwater Chapel, 91 Camden St., Suite 307, Rockland, Maine


For more information please contact:

Name:
Morgan Schrack
E-mail: MorganSchrack@inspirationaviation.org

Bangor

Feb In-Person Vacation Camp

February 21 -22, 2022

When: Feb 21-25, 2022

Drop Off: 8:00-9:00 AM

Pick Up: 3:00-4:00 PM

Price: $300/student


*Note this is M-F, a 5 day camp for Grades 2-5


This is an in-person camp and we are only accepting 12 students max


Topics for the week include: Robots and Coding, Ecology for Everyone, Flight, Lift and Wind Power, Silly Lab Science, and LEGO Building Day.



For more information please contact:

Name:
Challenger Learning Center
E-mail: https://www.astronaut.org/feb-vacation-camp/

Woolwich

Acting for the Camera

April 2022-July 2022

Join Acting for the Camera, a course developed for teens (ages 15-18), with professional actor Timothy John Smith (25 years of experience, over 100 plays, movies, commercials, movies, and TV series including The Equalizer, Central Intelligence, Dexter, Castle Rock, and more). Tim has taught acting courses at Assumption College, Emerson College, College of the Holy Cross, and more. Prepare for an acting career through a real project, turning best-selling children's book Mikey and the Dragon by Jocko Willink into a staged production. Learn on-stage performance and behind the scenes production from a professional perspective. Get involved in a course that actively teaches professional acting skills without the unnecessary expense of getting a college degree for this field.


For more information please contact:


Name:
Timothy John Smith
Phone: (617) 416-3675
E-mail: Timsmithbuilder@gmail.com