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 Homeschooling in the Summer
 Summer Camps in Massachusetts and Beyond

Homeschooling in the Summer Back to Top
10 Reasons to Homeschool in the Summer
Melinda Boring
These top 10 reasons for homeschooling during the summer will help you identify the advantages of year-round homeschooling. These advantages include having more days during the school year for field trips, projects, local programs, and emergencies. It also provides more routine and continuity.
Homeschooling Throughout the Summer
Beth Corcoran
Homeschooling through the summer allows for increased predictability across the year, an emphasis on the value of learning, less stree, better retention, and more fun in your schooling. In this article, the author discusses these benefits and offers encouragement to give year-round schooling a try.
How to Homeschool Through the Summer
Tiany Davis
Surprisingly, many families that homeschool year round experience homeschool burnout far less than those that take the summer off. The pressure to finish the year's curriculum within a specific time frame can become quite stressful. Take advantage of the summer months to finish up on formal schooling and fill in gaps while adding fun, hands-on learning. When we strive to develop a lifelong love of learning within the family, year-round homeschooling becomes the norm.
How to Homeschool: Homeschooling Through the Summer
A light-hearted look at homeschooling through the summer months. A reminder that we never really finish anything with our children and that education is more than just finishing a textbook from cover to cover.
How to Ruin Your Kid's Summer Vacation
Kate Moses
If your children could tell you what they really want to do for vacation, you might find out that your meticulous plans to keep them occupied this summer is all for naught.
Kids who go to school don't homeschool in the summer
Penelope Trunk
Penelope Trunk discusses the idea of whether or not a student who attends typical school during the school year is then homeschooled by their attentive parents in the summer.

Summer Camps in Massachusetts and Beyond Back to Top
Homeschool Camp at Overlook Farm
Program cost is $225, which includes lodging, food and all programming. The camp begins Sunday at 4 p.m. and ends Friday at noon. It's limited to 16 participants and they must be 13-16 years old. Overlook Farm is located in Rutland, MA. Camps are centered around these themes:

Participatory Development Camp
May 15-20, 2005
During this week, the campers follow Heifer’s cornerstone model of development and complete the application process as a Heifer partner would, to receive livestock. They learn how Heifer International empowers limited resource families through community decision-making.

Farm Animal Camp
Sept. 18-23, 2005
A camp featuring technical workshops on the care and management of various species of livestock and basic organic gardening. Discussions will include the integration of people, land and livestock — which helps to create more ecologically sound communities.

Peace & Justice Camp
February 5-10, 2006
A camp featuring educational programs, which explore U.S. and global issues related to peace and justice, as well as what is being done towards solutions. This will include discussion about activism, poverty in America and global sweatshops.
Not Back to School Camp
The Not Back to School Camp is for unschoolers ages 13-18. Founded by Grace Llewellyn, the author of The Teenage Liberation Handbook, sessions are offered throughout the year in various locations across the United States.
Summer Algebra Institute for Kids
SAI: the Summer Algebra Institute for Kids is an enrichment program that uses algebra to unify and connected mathematics for children and teachers. One of SAI’s strengths is showing young students how algebra illustrates several “grand ideas” that show the unity and connectedness of math across grades and across topics.
Timberline Ranch Homeschool Camp
Timberline Ranch in Maple Ridge, BC, Canada, offers a series of six one-day camps on consecutive Mondays, designed specially for homelearners aged 8-16, to give some new experiences and opportunities. Meet other homeschoolers, learn new skills, take on new challenges, and more! Daily activities include riding lessons, horsemanship, riflery, archery, climbing lessons, and group activities.


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