Volleyball in Sugar Grove

Received via facebook:

Dear Home-school Families,
We want to invite all the home-school volleyball players out there (ages 10-18) to a couple hours of volleyball training from 9-11 A.M. Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Village Bible Church (847 N. Rt. 47 in Sugar Grove). It will be an All-Skills Clinic, run by Coach Kathy Evers. We will be covering passing, setting, and hitting and get some scrimmage time in.
Please RSVP to Kathy Evers, eversbirth3@gmail.com, if you are able to attend. There is no cost for the clinic.
If you have any questions please contact Kathy Evers.


This looks super fun! Received this via email, but haven’t tried it myself.

Brief Description: Circus Classes and Open Gym
Mondays from 11-2pm
January 25 – March 28

Join CircEsteem and connect with your homeschool community while engaging in a dynamic open gym space on Mondays. Open space available for your children to play while a variety of curricular circus classes* are held for an additional cost each hour concurrent with Open Gym.

Open Gym:
$100/Family (You will be charged the $100 family fee after your registration is complete) – DISCOUNT: $65/family if you sign up for curriculum classes as well!

Circus Curriculum Classes:
1:00 – 12:00pm  Tumbling/Mini Trampoline Aerials (Silks, trapeze)
12:00 – 1:00pm  Partner Acrobatics Structured Group Games (no class enrollment necessary)
1:00 – 2:00pm   Intro to Circus (juggling, tight-wire, gym wheel, plates, rola-bola) Gym Wheel
1:30 – 2:00pm   Circus Tots


Christian Student Athlete Scholarship

Received via email:

Scholarship for Christian Student Athletes!
Accepting Applications: September 1, 2015
Application Deadline: February 1, 2016

Apply Now

The SportQuest Playing With Purpose Scholarship Program is a national
program that honors and encourages high school student athletes who
excel athletically, academically and have committed their life to
following Christ. Through scholarships, college exposure, community
and national recognition, and more, we want to see them succeed and
make a difference in this world.

The Playing With Purpose message encourages athletes to serve rather
than being served, to lead with humility and engage culture. Please
help us recognize and reward the outstanding young men and women in
your school and community.

For more information please feel free to contact us:
Office: 317-270-9495 or Email: kris@sportquest.org

Crossroads Football looking for players

From Roger Scott of Crossroads football.

He is seeking more high school boys interested in playing football.  There is some sense of urgency in his request as he has just over a week to determine if they can field a team to play against area schools.  He is also teaming up with Aurora Christian for any middle school boys interested in football.

Again, there is a sense of urgency in this, so he is asking for any interested families to contact him immediately at the below:

Roger Scott



Youth Hunter Education Challenge

Info on reserving your spot for the YHEC (if you have difficulty viewing the brochure here, you can see their facebook page below for the rest of the details):
Just a reminder that registration is needed soon if you would like to attend this year’s event.
There are limited spaces and we expect to fill up this year. We wouldn’t want you to miss out!
We are expecting a great event this year!
If interested, please send me:
Adult Volunteer(s) Names
Participant(s) Names & Ages
Address & Phone Number
I will send you confirmation of your pre-registration along with the registration forms which I need mailed to me by Sunday, June 8.
Thank You!
Melissa Martin
Illinois Youth Shooting Alliance

High School Boys Basketball team forming

Received via email, see contact info below:


If you are homeschooled and interested in participating in a high school boys basketball team, please contact us at admin@homeschooluniversity.org

We are currently working on putting together a team, schedule and league formation for 2014/15. We welcome you to inquire as well as tell any homeschool high school boy basketball players that you may know of. We will be scheduling a parent meeting soon.

Homeschool Gymnastics

This might be a little out of range for some, but for those near the Indiana border . . .

Midwest Training and Ice Center offers gymnastics classes for homeschoolers that
are discounted from their regular class prices.  Classes are conducted
during non-peak hours so homeschool students have maximum use of the
entire facility.  The homeschool gymnastics class features a
well-rounded fitness experience for all kids, ages 5 to 18.

Students will have fun completing the standard skills poster
and fitness rotations in an encouraging and safe
atmosphere. Students will definitely get an active and
healthy workout through gymnastics and standard
exercises, such as, running, sit-ups, push-ups and other physical
conditioning Classes are available for school-age boys and girls, as
well as preschool siblings.
Cost: $40/month – for an Hour Long Class that meets each week

Where: Midwest Training and Ice Center

Address: 10600 White Oak Ave, Dyer, IN

Email Address: MidwestTraining1@aol.com

Website: www.midwesttrainingandice.com

Phone 219-558-8811

Contact Person: Michelle Damore

Summer Camps at Judson


Received via email:

2013 Summer Camps at Judson University (Elgin, IL):

  • Fox Valley Music Camp (see below)
  • Art Adventure
  • Architecture Discovery Workshop
  • Sports Camps  ( soccer, volleyball, girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball)

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Visit www.judsonu.edu/camps for more information.

Judson’s Fox Valley Music Camp offers  a great week of music-making for students in grades K-12 . This summer’s camp is set for the week of June 24-28th, 2013.

  • Young campers in K-2nd grades have a half day camp where they will have fun playing music games, making crafts and singing together on stage at the recital.
  • Elementary students in 3rd–5th grades have an opportunity to try out a variety of instruments in an instrument “petting zoo” throughout the week, as well as take optional private lessons if they have already started an instrument.
  • For Middle and High School students, the camp offers both a Classical Track and a Contemporary Worship Track. The Classical Track is for students studying traditional band and orchestra instruments, piano and voice. The Contemporary Worship Track is for students who play guitar, drums or keyboard  (traditional instruments are welcome as well) and who want to play in a contemporary worship band.
  • For High School students who intend to audition for District and All-State Competitions in the fall of 2013, the camp offers a unique IMEA Preparation Program. This year we are expanding the IMEA option to include brass and wind instruments, in addition to strings.

Check out our web-page at www.judsonu.edu/FVMC for further information and an on-line registration form.  Early Bird Discount:  $20 off per registration if received before May 24th. Sibling Discount: Oldest camper full price, each younger sibling $20 off. There are also a limited number of volunteer opportunities that can lower your cost by an additional $25 or $50, depending on the job.  Contact Cheryl Richardson at Cheryl.richardson@judsonu.edu or   847.628.1110 for further information.

New Homeschool Gym Class in St. Charles

The homeschool mom that worked to get this going submitted info about this new opportunity: http://www.facebook.com/SportsplexHomeSchoolGymClass

This is cut and pasted from the facebook page:

This group was created to share information about a Home School sports class being offered in St. Charles.
Day: 2nd & 4th Friday of the month
Time: 1:30-3 pm the 2nd & 4th
Cost: $30 (per student) for a 3 month class
Age: 5+ (to optimize the coaches time we need to keep this class for school aged children K-12th grade range)
Class info: The facility has the ability to teach many sports including – Flag Football, dodge ball, t-ball, kickball, soccer, capture the flag.

Log onto www.sportsplexstc.net.
Click on Registration. Families will have to set up New Membership accounts in order to register.

Once they are New Members, click on Register across the top. Choose the following for each child:
Register— Pull down and select child. It will only allow children ages 3-18.
Pull down Program Type and select “Classes & Camps”
Pull down Season and select “Home School Classes Spring 2013”
Pull down League/Group and select “Home School Spring Classes”

At that point, the class information will pop up and you can click on the blue “Register”
You will be asked if there are medical concerns for that child. Click “Continue”

At that point, you will go to checkout, and a list of all dates/times will be shown. It shows that you are paying for 6 classes at $5.00 each, but it is not possible to pay for fewer than 6 classes at this time. If you miss, you miss. The $20.00 Membership Fee is waived for your families for this class.

Each participant MUST sign a liability waiver on their first visit to Sportsplex. We will have a stack of them and your guests can sign them when they arrive. If parents want to play too, they can pay $5.00 the day of.

I love that parents can play, too.  🙂

Crystal Lake Park District’s homeschool classes

Kathy Wentz shared this tidbit over at her blog, Wentz Educational Services:

Winter Session classes at the Crystal Lake Park District begin soon!

At the Crystal Lake Park District I am offering a 6 week Junior High and High School Genetics class on Monday afternoons and Math & Science Club classes for the younger set on Thursday afternoons. The winter session’s Math and Science Club “over view” topics will be oceanography and decimals.

To register for these classes and many more (including Cooking, Art, and Karate) please visit the Crystal Lake Park District web page.

It is definitely worth checking out the classes they have available. If you are near but not in Crystal Lake even their non-resident rates are reasonable and the variety they have available is amazing! Be sure to take advantage of these if you are nearby.

And, if you aren’t familiar with Kathy Wentz, make sure you check out her site as well with the many services, resources, and information that she shares with the local homeschool community.