Posts Tagged ‘elgin il’

National Christian College Fairs

October 3rd, 2012

High schoolers need to begin making plans for the years beyond graduation and the National Christian College Fairs want to help in that process.  Their mission:

NACCAP exists to provide professional development, support and encouragement for Christian College, Graduate School and Seminary admissions personnel and High School guidance counselors across North America.

With that in mind they organize fairs across the country to bring college reps to you. October is the prime time for this and these are links to more detailed info on ones coming to the Chicago area:



Palos Heights:


Each link shows detailed information for the specific event including what schools will host booths, times, locations, directions, and answers to other FAQ.

Music Camp at Judson

April 25th, 2012

The Fox Valley Music Camp at Judson University in Elgin, IL is for grades K-12 and will be held June 25 – June 29, 2012. This is a week long day camp with optional overnight camp for high school students. Ensembles, music composition, lessons, mini-concerts, end-of-week camper showcase. Classical and Contemporary Tracks available for older students.

Location: Thompson Center

Address: 1151 N. State Street
Elgin, IL 60123

Email Address:


Primary Contact: Cheryl Richardson 847-628-5039

Primary Contact Email:

Secondary Contact : Robert Kania 847-628-1115

Secondary Contact Email:

Open swim for homeschoolers

December 5th, 2011

We have really enjoyed the gym and swim classes we have taken at the Centre, and here is an opportunity for all homeschoolers to enjoy some swim time during their break from the regular gym and swim classes.
Times and fees are listed below, and contact information for further information as well.

Home School Drop-In Swim

Home school families – come down to The Centre for
swimming on the following Thursdays when our regular
program is not running during the holidays. The cost per
child is $2.75 and $3.25 for adults. Times will be from
1:00pm—3:00pm each day.

Thursday, December 1
Thursday, December 8
Thursday, December 15
Thursday, January 5
Thursday, January 12

Contact Brett Lind at 847-531-7017 for more information.

The Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL 60120

Music lessons at Judson

September 4th, 2011

Judson University offers music lessons on most
instruments and voice to home educators through its Community Music
School. The Fall semester begins September 12th and ends December 3rd
with a recital. More information can be found on Judson’s Community
Music School web-page located on the University’s web-site at

Where: Judson University
Thompson Center, Judson University
1151 N. State Street
Elgin, IL

Contact info for more details —

Email : or


Phone: 847.628.1110 (Music Office)

Registration: Judson University Community Music School

IEW Seminars coming to Chicago

July 7th, 2011
Institute for Excellence in Writing
Institute for Excellence in Writing Presents
Two Days of Writing Seminars with Andrew Pudewa
Chicago, IL area – August 3-4, 2011

Please forward this message to friends and colleagues!

Judson University
1151 North State Street
Elgin, IL 60123

Wednesday, August 3 – Student Workshops
Thursday, August 4 – High School Essay Intensive
Friday-Saturday, August 5-6 – Chicago Homeschool Expo (CHE), Andrew Pudewa, Featured Speaker
(Descriptions Follow)

To register or for more information about these events, go to or call 800-856-5815.

Contact us:
Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)
8799 N. 387 Rd.
Locust Grove, OK 74352

A day of workshops for students Grades 3–10, new to the IEW writing program.
  • Introductory Workshop*: Grades 3–5: 8:30 AM–10:15 AM
  • Introductory Workshop*: Grades 6–8: 10:30 AM–12:15 PM
  • Advanced Workshop: Story Writing – Grades 3–8: 12:30 PM–2:45 PM (Full)
  • Advanced Workshop: Research Papers – Grades 5–10: 3:00 PM–5:15 PM (Full)
Cost: $20.00 per student per workshop. Teachers & Parents may observe at no cost.

The Introductory Student Workshops are enjoyable, informative and motivating for the children who attend, but they are also meant to serve as demonstration classes. Parents are encouraged to remain in the room, observing and participating with their child. Please make arrangements for the care of non-enrolled siblings. Please register early as theseworkshops fill fast. Sorry, no enrollment accepted at the door for Student Workshops.

August 4: High School Essay Intensive

8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Get immediate experience and inside tips on how to do your best on the SAT or ACT essay. Also includes strategies for composing the college application personal essay.

Cost: $50.00/participant (accompanying adult, $25.00)

August 5-6: Chicago Homeschool Expo (CHE)

Andrew Pudewa will be a speaker!
His sessions include:

  • Teaching Boys & Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day (August 5)
  • Teaching and Evaluating Writing (August 5)
  • The Profound Influence of Music on Life (August 5)
  • Reaching the Reluctant Writer (August 6)
  • The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing (August 6)
We will also have a booth, so please stop by.
More information here:

Fox Valley Music Camp

May 31st, 2011

The Fox Valley Music Camp at Judson University

This week-long day camp for ages K-12 is held in Elgin, IL, June 27-July 1, 2011.

For K-2nd grade (half day) 9-12:30
Cost: $100

For Grades 3-12 (full day) 9-4:30
Cost: $200-$250

The camp offers private instrumental instruction,IMEA competition prep and both Classical and Contemporary ensembles.

Campers explore music history, theory and composition in addition to making music together. A recital concludes the week.

Where: Judson University, Elgin IL
1151 N. State Street

For more information:


Phone: Cheryl Richardson at 847.458.2729

Or Phone Robert Kania at: 847.628.1115 or email:

Judson Music Camp

May 26th, 2011

Music Camp

(June 27-July 1) for Guitar-strumming, drum-pounding, keyboard-playing 6th-12th grade students interested in learning how to form and play in a worship band.

Form a worship band on Monday — Play a concert on Friday!

Cobey Bienert  from the band  The Hudson Branch will
show your students how to do it at the Fox Valley Music Camp at Judson
University, June 27- July 1.

Sign up now by sending in a registration form found at:

Questions? e-mail

Meeting Location: Thompson Center at Judson University

Address: 1151 N. State Street, Elgin, IL


Phone847.628.2500 or Cheryl Richardson at 847.458.2729

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