Homeschool Items – October 10, 2012

Posted on Oct 7 2012 in Homeschool Items by admin

1.1 Homeschool Campout – Virginia Beach – October 19 through 21
1.2 Home School Foundation Military Fund: Apply or Donate – October
1.3 HSLDA Presidential Essay Contest – Deadline Is November 1, 2012

 

1.1 Homeschool Campout – Virginia Beach – October 19 through 21

Virginia Beach KOA
1240 General Booth Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA

October 19 through 21, 2012. Pay for one night of any accommodation (RV or tent campsite, rustic camping cabin, or deluxe cabin) and get a second night free; check the website for prices. There are small extra charges for crafts and pumpkins. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Call 800-562-4150 or 757-428-1444 to reserve, using Code HS to get the discount. Show proof of homeschooling at check-in to receive the free night (for example, an HEAV or HSLDA card, co-op membership, or other proof).

Join other homeschool families for a homeschool campout during the Fall Festival weekend at the Virginia Beach KOA. Activities include a flashlight candy hunt, fall crafts and treats, pumpkin picking, hay wagon rides, and a bonfire. The campground is near the Virginia Aquarium, Hunt Club Farm, and beaches.

See the website for more information or contact 757-428-1444.

www.koavirginiabeach.com

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1.2 Home School Foundation Military Fund: Apply or Donate – October

The Home School Foundation (HSF), HSLDA’s charitable arm, is enrolling qualified families during October for their Military Fund. This fund helps military homeschool families purchase curriculum. Eligible families must have one or both parents on active duty, disabled military, retired, or in the reserves. See the website or contact HSF to see if you qualify. Donate via the same website if you are so led.

www.homeschoolfoundation.org/index.php?id=154

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1.3 HSLDA Presidential Essay Contest – Deadline Is November 1, 2012

Postmark or receipt deadline is November 1, 2012. Cost: $10 entry fee for HSLDA members; $15 regular entry fee. Prizes range from $25 to $200 depending on place and age group. This year’s essay topics were inspired by the upcoming presidential election. See the website for essay topics by age group. Follow submission guidelines and set your students to writing!

www.hslda.org/Contests/Essay/2012/2012rules.asp

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