I’m excited to announce that the Georgia 4-H Centers will be hosting Homeschool Day programs again this spring and fall. This year I’m really hoping my family can attend one of the programs, which are designed exclusively for homeschool families - they sound amazing!
These are hands-on, experiential learning programs for the whole family. Families stay on site in dorms or cabins, eat in the dining halls and attend the programs designed for 5-17 year olds (children grouped with children of similar ages) together. Classes offered include various topics and subjects such as marsh ecology, herpetology, beach ecology, pioneer studies, etc. The aim of the 4-H centers is “to inspire youth with a love for learning by using the outdoors as a “classroom without walls” filled with unique learning opportunities.” Doesn’t that sound incredible?
I’ve listed the dates of the Homeschool Days at each of the various facilities below. You’ll need to visit the links below for further details or contact the facility directly at the number provided, as details (classes, prices and schedule) vary among each individual 4-H center.
Tentative- February 21-25 - Homeschool Days at Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island
Email David Weber (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested. If there is enough interest a program can be scheduled for these dates.
(at this time the Homeschool Days in the fall seem to have the same schedule as the spring program)
November – Homeschool Days at Burton 4-H Center, Tybee Island
OR…Schedule a Homeschool Day for your own local support group
If those dates or events don’t work for you, there is another option. If you have a group of ten or more friends (children and adults), you can plan your own trip to any of the following Georgia 4-H Centers. You pick the classes and schedule that work for you for either an overnight or day field study.
Wahsega 4-H Center, Dahlonega, 706.864.2050
Fortson 4-H Center, Hampton, 770.946.3276
Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Eatonton, 706.484.2862
Burton 4-H Center, Tybee Island, 912.786.5534
Jekyll Island 4-H Center, Jekyll Island, 912.635.4117
Tidelands Nature Center (day programs only), Jekyll Island , 912.635.5032
Do you know of any special Homeschool Days in your area? Leave a comment below with a link and I’ll check it out.