Virginia Homeschool

Events for Virginia Homeschoolers 



This page will bring you current, upcoming events and ongoing opportunities for Homeschooling families.  
I hope it will be an encouragement to those who live in my state of Virginia.

One of our family trips to Natural Bridge

Vision Scholarship Is Open!

Apply now for the HEAV Vision Scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year! A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a student attending a four-year college or a two-year community college; a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing work/study on a mission field, through an apprenticeship, or in a vocational school program. Hurry! Application deadline is January 15.

Whales and Wildlife Boat Trips with the Virginia Aquarium

It’s a whale of an adventure—when you set sail with the Virginia Aquarium! Join Aquarium educators on board the Atlantic Explorer for a boat trip search for whales, dolphins, seals and seabirds, and learn about these animals with items you can see and touch. Tickets and details are available here.

IEW's Winter Retreat!
Enjoy a full day of inspiring workshops from the comfort of your own home at IEW's Winter Retreat! Andrew Pudewa, Sarah Mackenzie, Adam Andrews, Linda Mikottis, and Robert Bortins will encourage, inspire, and equip you as you head into another semester of teaching.

  • Enjoy this opportunity to get a science- and history-based field trip in this fall. Luray Caverns has a full week of reduced rates for homeschoolers to take advantage of its programs.  Begins October 30

Home Educators Day at the Home of the Last Founding Father 

Location: 2050 James Monroe Parkway
Charlottesville, Virginia
Date: Monday, November 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $5/person (adult and student); children aged six and under are free
Registration: Register online.

Homeschool Day at the Virginia Historical Society  

Location: 428 N. Boulevard,Richmond, Virginia
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free.
Registration: Call or email

Caroline Legros
804-342-9652

  • Geared toward children 5-13, the Sully Historic Site offers a program for homeschoolers to better understand what life was like in Fairfax County circa 1800/  November 16th


  • Natural Bridge
    Location: 6477 South Lee Highway
    Natural Bridge, Virginia
    Date: Friday, September 15, 2017,  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Cost: $15/adult (ages 13 and up); $12/student (ages 6 to 12);  free for children aged five and under.
    Registration: Registration form is coming soon.


    Colonial Williamsburg


    Homeschool Days 2017

    September 9-24, 2017 Williamsburg, VA

    Homeschoolers and their families can enjoy hands-on activities and revolutionary experiences designed to make colonial emotions and dramas come alive in a way that’s educational and interactive.

    Plus, visits can be tailored to include on-site lodging, dining, 18th-century tavern meals, and entertainment. Inspire the next generation of dreamers with a Colonial Williamsburg experience! © 2016

     HOMESCHOOL DAYS RATE

    Single Day Adult  $10.00 Single Day Youth (Ages 6-17)  $8.00

    Multi-Day Adult (2 Consecutive Days)  $19.00 Multi-Day Youth (Ages 6-17)  $13.50 Children 5 & Under Free Free *Pricing valid    September 9-24, 2017 only for homeschool families.

    P.O. Box 627 • Williamsburg, VA 23187 1-800-228-8878 • Groupsales@cwf.org colonialwilliamsburg.com

    To reserve or learn more, visit our website at colonialwilliamsburg.com/homeschoolers or call our tour team at 1-800-228-8878 or email groupsales@cwf.org.

    A revolutionary way to combine learning with adventure 2017 Homeschool Days / Colonial Williamsburg  September 9-24, 2017 PLAN YOUR VISIT ~ Exclusive Homeschoolers Admission Ticket Pricing*

    Relax at our on-site Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites. It’s convenient and perfect for families with children, featuring swimming, deluxe continental breakfast, and secure indoor corridors.

    STANDARD ROOMS (sleep up to 5) Sunday–Thursday $89.69 Inclusive of tax Friday–Saturday $96.35 Inclusive of tax SUITES (sleep up to 4) Sunday–Thursday $145.19 Inclusive of tax Friday–Saturday $151.85 Inclusive of tax LODGING Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel and Suites Exclusive Homeschooler Pricing


    Listen to wonderful music this summer at Wolf Trap



    Wolf Trap Summer Shows


    FYI: Wolf Trap has just made taking your family to performances more affordable with Young At Arts, a new accessibility initiative that invites families and caregivers to introduce children to the joy of the performing arts. For around the cost of taking your family to the movies you can now attend live performing arts events. Young At Arts allows ticket buyers to receive one free youth (17 and under) ticket for each accompanying adult ticket purchased.Young At Arts makes it easier for families to connect with each other, create Wolf Trap memories, and develop the next generation of arts fans.
    Young At Arts performances (in chronological order) include:Date Time Artist
    Fri, July 14 8:15 pm Puccini's Tosca - NSO
    Fri, July 28 8:15 pm Orff: Carmina Burana - NSO
    Wed, Aug 9 8 pm Asian Youth Orchestra with Sarah Chang
    Tue, Aug 15 8 pm Pilobolus
    Sat, Sep 9 7:30 pm Gustavo Dudamel and the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela 


    Young Musicians of Virginia


    Used Curriculum Sale
    VA Beach July 21, 2017
    10am-2pm
    New Song Fellowship Church
    865 Woodstock Rd, VA Beach
    Want to sell?  8 foot tables are available. Register Here
    Also, YMV, provides music lessons and classes for homeschoolers in the VA Beach area.







    Frontier Culture Museum

    Frontier Culture Museum   
    Fall Homeschool Day - Staunton, September 8. 2017


    Jamestown


    Homeschool Program Days - Jamestown Settlement & the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
    Jamestown & Yorktown, September 9-24, 2017


    Monticello

    Thomas Jefferson's Monticello: Home Educator's Day - September 27, 2017 


    Red Hill

    Patrick Henry's Red Hill  - Living History Days for Homeschool Students - Brookneal: September 28-29, 2017


    Frontier Culture Museum

    Winter Homeschool Day- Frontier Culture Museum
    Staunton, December 9, 2017

    Virginia Homeschool wall climbing

    Rise Up Climbing

    Rise Up Climbing in Lynchburg will be offering Homeschool Days on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 1-5p (on June 28, 2017 this month). Rise Up is open until 10p on Wednesday and Homeschool Day participants may leave and return during that time. Call Rise up at 434-845-7625 or visit RiseUpClimbing.com here for Homeschool Days pricing and further information.


    Virginia Living Museum


    The Virginia Living Museum 

    To assist homeschool families, the Museum offers FREE grade-level-targeted guides to its living exhibits to help children focus during their visit. All questions are correlated to (Virginia SOLs and) national science standards.



    Montpellier

    Kids are Free
    from July 5-Sept. 1
    All children, 14 years and younger, visiting with a paying adult, get free admission to the House.  The free tours make for an affordable and enriching summer experience available to visitors every day of the week.


    Mom's Retreat 

    HEAV: VA Beach
    October 13-14

    Campbell County, VA 4H
    Rustburg, VA Courthouse
    4H-Family Fun Day
    July 8, 10-2
    Music, Games, Activities for Children
    434-332-9643 for questions

    Roanoke
    Macaroni Kid
    Many wonderful activities & places for kids (some are free)

    Williamsburg
    Summer Events for Kids
    a few are free

    15 "No Charge" places to Visit
    Buy-Sell-Swap-Facebook Page

    Homeschool families are invited to a FREE performance by the ensembles of the Richmond Symphony Musical Ambassadors Program (MAP) on Tuesday, September 19.
    Chamber ensembles from the Richmond Symphony perform age-appropriate concerts annually for more than 44,000 school children in Richmond and its surrounding counties.
    Open to all ages.
    All performances are at the Carpenter Theatre in Richmond.
    9:00-9:30 Richmond Symphony Strings
    9:45-10:15 Woodwind Quintet
    10:30-11:00 String Quartet
    1:30-2:00 Brass Quintet
    2:15-2:45 Woodwind Quartet
    To reserve your spots, go to Registration Form

     “WINTER IN AUGUST!” SUMMER CONCERT – RICHMOND – AUGUST 20

    Agecroft Hall
    Richmond, Virginia
    Sunday, August 20, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost: This is a free, family event.
    The Richmond Concert Band will be performing on Agecroft Hall’s front lawn. Bring the family to hear songs about winter (not Christmas carols) on a summer evening. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics for this special concert.
    For more information, contact the Richmond Concert Band at 804-737-3767.

     COMMON SCENTS: A GARDEN DISTILLING DEMONSTRATION – RICHMOND – AUGUST 18

    Agecroft Hall and Gardens
    Richmond, Virginia
    Friday, August 18, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $4/adult; $2.50/students, ages 4 to 18 years; $3.50/senior adult, 65 years and older.
    Come visit the newly renovated Still House and see how it would have been used at Agecroft Hall. Explore the luscious gardens of Agecroft and see the variety of herbs and flowers that were grown in 17th-century England. See, smell, and touch the variety of plants grown for culinary and medicinal purposes and experience the mysterious art of distilling. Rebecca Suerdieck, a costumed educator, will demonstrate the process.
    For more information, contact Lauren Gwaley at 804-353-4241, extension 112, orlgwaley@agecrofthall.com.

Homeschool Days: Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin 
September 14: 8am-5pm
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