My heart is with my local community. This is a series of listings that are useful to the homeschool families in the Treasure Valley area (Boise and vicinity).
Treasure Valley Homeschool Organizations
CHOIS – Christian Homeschoolers of Idaho State – quarterly magazine, lots of resources, produces a convention in Idaho each year in May/June
ICHE – The purpose of the Idaho Coalition of Home Educators is to protect the right to home educate within the State of Idaho. They do this by providing optional standardized testing, Legislative day and Legislative alerts.
SELAH – A homeschool support organization
CHEER – Homeschool support and co-op
Mom Heart Treasure Valley – We are a group of homeschooling mothers who love Jesus and gather together for inspiration and encouragement, often using the resources of Sally Clarkson. We have two groups currently meeting in the Treasure Valley:
Jennie Nelson – Eagle area- you can contact Jennie at firstname.lastname@example.org or on FB at Jennie Durward Nelson for more info on her group.
Shelly Roy- Meridian, Nampa, West Valley- you can contact Shelly at email@example.com or on FB at Shelly Lynn Roy
Both Jennie and Shelly are most quickly reached by email. Please use Mom Heart in your subject line and we will answer any questions you may have about our groups as quickly as possible. We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you!
Catholic Home Educators Of The Treasure Valley – See the Group page for more information.
LDS Deseret Homeschool Association – Homeschool support for Mormon / LDS families
Boise Foothills Learning Center – free classes a couple of times a year, hands on nature learning.
DartWarz – Our first day will be October 3, from 1-3 pm. Price will be $5 per person per hour. Address is 501 E Scenery Ln, Meridian, Idaho. We have tentatively scheduled the first Friday of each of the following months. October, November, December, February, March, April, and May.
Farmstead Homeschool Day Friday October 7th and Friday, October 21 from 12:00-11:00pm. The charge is $4.25
Homeschool Board Game Bunch – This Boise, Idaho group is for all ages! We play quality strategy games once per month at All About Games on Overland in Boise.
Idaho Iceworld Boise – every Friday is homeschool discount day
Jump Time – Tue – Thur 10 – 3pm
Nampa Rollerdrome – 10a.m. – 12p.m – third Wednesday of every month – $4 to skate, $2 skate/blade rental or you can bring your own.
Nerfed – homeschool days on the first and third Tuesday. $5 from 1-4.
Roaring Springs Homeschool Week – Monday, August 16th – Friday, August 21st – 16,99 per person – FLIER REQUIRED – 2015_Roaring_Springs_Homeschool_Day
Silverwood Theme Park – 2015_Silverwood_Educational_Days PDF- May 20th – Physics Day, May 21st – Science Day
Homeschool Co-ops & Classes:
Gem State Adventist Academy (GSAA) – We offer Choir, Band, and Advanced/Beginner Handbells. We are also in the process of starting a Jazz band as well as continuing with a select A Capella choir that was started last year. Contact Cecilia at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrow Homeschool Co-op – meets in Nampa
Common Ground Homeschooling
FHL Homeschool Co-Op – Charlotte Mason and faith based
Holistic Homeschoolers – elderberry picking and other food and natural stuff
Providence Homeschool Co-op
Revelations Homeschool Co-op – Caldwell, Mondays
Treasure Valley Commonwealth
Vineyard Christian Homeschool Co-op
SweetPea Knitting – Beginner Knitting, Beginner Lace and Cables, Intermediate: Baby Sweaters, Advanced: Toe-up Socks (Magic Loop).
Boise Urban Garden School – The Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS) is a specialized, inquiry-based education organization that utilizes an organic garden setting as the foundation for our unique learning environment. We know that a student that is able to dig in the soil, plant a seed, and watch it grow is excited to eat the fruits of their labor, and will understand the science behind a sprouting seed or photosynthesis.
Canyon County Stars Square and Round Dance Club – Lessons Start Wed, Sept 2nd, 7pm – 8:15pm. Caldwell Senior Center – 1009 Everett St, Caldwell.
Homeschool Meetup Groups
208 Families With Teens – Meetup group for homeschool families with teens
Homeschool Family Businesses:
Gone Girly – Designer Engraved Bakeware
Vassar Enterprises – concrete and grading — phone 208-602-3583- Paul Vassar
Travel Whiz – Vacation and Travel Services – FB page
TrueAim – Christian Parenting and Early Childhood Education – FB Page
Boise Public Pool
Gem State Gymnastics Swim Lessons
Meridian Public Pool
Nampa Rec Center and Public Pools
Susie’s Swim School in Eagle
VBS (Vacation Bible School):
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Univeristy Baptist Church Jun 8-14 at Manitou Park from 12:30-2:30 after the Idaho Food bank serves their lunch.
College Church in Nampa has VBS June 15-19. Theme: “Everest”
Bethel Church of the Nazarene in Nampa – June 22-36
Silver Sage Baptist Church is having theirs July 13-17 from 6-9pm.
10 Mile Christian – June 23rd – 27th
Sovereign Grace Fellowship – June 23rd – 27th
Meridian First Baptist Church – June 23rd – 27th
Treasure Valley Worship Center (Foursquare) – July 20 – 22
Heritage Bible Church – July 7 – 11
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church – Jul 7th – 9th
Farmer’s Markets and Upicks:
He Can Do It – list of CSAs/Farms/Markets/Upicks
IdahoPreferred – find local farms
LocalHarvest – Find Farms/CSAs/Farmer’s Markets
PickYourOwn.org – links to a few local Upicks
Boise Farmers’ Market
Caldwell Farmers’ Market
Capital City Public Market – Boise
Eagle Saturday Market
Kuna Farmers’ Market
Meridian Public Market @ The Village
Nampa Farmers’ Market