Saturday, January 15, 2011

Georgia 4-H Centers Host Homeschool Days

GA 4-H 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 ( if you are interested.  If there is enough interest a program can be scheduled for these dates.

April 11 and 13 - Homeschool Days at Fortson 4-H Center, Hampton

April 18-19 - Homeschool Days at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Eatonton

September 8-10; 11-13; and 18-20 – Homeschool Days at Burton 4-H Center, Tybee Island

October 17-18 - Homeschool Days at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Eatonton

(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.


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