THE STORY OF CAMP HOMESCHOOL

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We are very excited you stopped by Camp Homeschool. We can't wait to share with you all the fun and exciting activities that happen here and hope you can add some of these to your homeschool days as well.   

But wait, how did you get your name? Are you really a camp?

 

That's a great question, and the simple answer is no, we aren't an actual camp. However, the atmosphere here is much like camp. We strive to have fun, while learning as much as we can. 

Our name, Camp Homeschool, was derived from that.  

Have you always homeschooled?

When my husband and I decided to have children, I never entertained the thought of homeschooling.  Actually, to be honest, I always looked at homeschool families and thought "what are they thinking?"  It wasn't until I had my second child, that I realized the importance of homeschool and how it would be the best choice for our family.  Up until that point, we were enrolled in a private, Christian school.

Why did you switch from the private sector to homeschool?

I have two children, a girl and a boy.  My daughter has always been the type to listen and follow instructions.  She loves to sit down and color, read, and play piano.  She is super laid back and would rather spend her time indoors. We call her our "indoor-kitty" since the outdoors aren't really her thing.  She never had an issue with being in a classroom other than the alarm clock going off a bit too early, so we never even considered homeschooling her.

Our son was born four years after his sister.  Some say the second child is always the one who has all the energy, no fear, and will keep you on your toes. This little guy has been non-stop since he was born.  He started rolling over at only 9 weeks old, crawling at 6 months, and full-on walking/running at 9 months old.  Since that time he longs to be outdoors, playing in the dirt, or riding his dirt bike.  You can't keep this kid indoors.  

We realized that a traditional school setting would not be beneficial for him.  His learning style proved to be different from the stereotypical student.  How did we come to that conclusion? We tried it...we put him in a half-day preschool program.  He was getting moved to "yellow" every single day because he could not sit still.  The first couple of weeks went ok, but then it got to the point that he was crying before school.  He did not want to go and he started to hate the idea of school.  We decided it wasn't worth it and made the decision to homeschool both of our children. 

 

Did you make the right decision to homeschool your children?

 

Head over to the blog and read "Homeschool, What Was I Thinking?"

to find out. 

 

When the atmosphere encourages learning, the learning is inevitable. 

~ Elizabeth Foss

When children are surrounded by curious and creative adults, they have their own inner genius sparked into action.

~ Thomas Armstrong

Once upon a time, all children were homeschooled. They were not sent away from home each day to a place just for children but lived, learned, worked, and played in the real world, alongside adults and other children of all ages. 

~ Rachel Gathercole

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