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Chapter Welcome


Welcome to the Northern Onondaga Chapter of New York State Loving Education at Home (LEAH)


NYS LEAH is a state-wide network of support groups, serving home school families from around the state. We are a non-denominational Christian organization, promoting  home education as the Scriptural design for education. We believe every family has the God-given legal right to home educate in NYS, regardless of their educational philosophy or religious affiliation. LEAH is not a church, nor is it meant to replace the ministry of the local church to the homeschool family.

Northern Onondaga LEAH is comprised of more than 70 families who choose to educate their children at home. We offer:

Monthly support group meetings

Guest Speakers

Homeschool Co-op

An annual History fair

Discounted membership in HSLDA

High School Prom

...and more!

Just thinking about homeschooling? New to homeschooling? Visit the "Links" and "FAQ" pages for more information on homeschooling in New York.

Chapter Registration

The Northern Onondaga LEAH Chapter Member Application is available on this website!

*Resgistration opens June 1, 2018.

If you would like to join the Northern Onondaga LEAH you can click on "Join" at the top of the page. You will fill out the form to request membership to the website and then fill out the Chapter Membership Application linked at the bottom of the website application. Chapter membership is required for access to the full website. The address of where to mail your dues check is at the end of the application. Please copy it down before sending application. Any questions about membership contact amandascakesandmore2012@yahoo.com.

 You can NOT join this website unless you are a member of the Northern Onondaga LEAH Chapter.


General Information


Greetings from The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum!

We hope you had an enjoyable winter and are looking forward to warmer weather.  We have been busy planning many engaging programs for the spring and summer season and look forward to seeing you and your children at our annual Homeschool Day on June 22nd!

Cooperstown Homeschool Day

June 22, 2018

Join us on Friday, June 22nd for Homeschool Day in Cooperstown!  The Farmers' Museum and Fenimore Art Museum offer a terrific day of hands-on learning for homeschoolers and their families. It's a great opportunity to participate in special programming, explore our museums, learn, laugh, and meet other homeschoolers!

Families visiting The Farmers' Museum and Fenimore Art Museum will have the opportunity to explore both museums at their own pace while participating in Museum Quest learning stations staffed by museum teachers. These activity stations help students explore our diverse collection while meeting learning standards in math, science, social studies, and language arts. This interactive program is appropriate for students in grades K-12. Admission for this program is just $6 per student. One adult per family will receive complimentary admission and additional adults will be extended the discounted admission rate of $14.50 each. The museums are open from 10:00am to 5:00pm, with Museum Quest stations open from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  Pre-Registration is required. Please go to our Survey Monkey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XB3TMJX. If questions or concerns, please contact Barbara Luhmann at 1-607-547-1461 or via email at b.luhmann@farmersmuseum.org.

Week Long Summer Camps

Are you looking for an unforgettable summer experience for your children? The Farmers' Museum and Fenimore Art Museum are offering week-long summer programs that offer hands-on learning opportunities that allow participants to see, touch, and do something out of the ordinary!

Down on the Farm is a fun-filled week where children experience life on a historic farm! Children will take care of our animals each morning and have different adventures in our village each day. This program is offered on July 9-13 from 9:00am-12:30pm for children ages 6-8. The cost for this program is $175, or $150 for members.

Week at the Crossroads is an intensive, hands-on experience of farm and village life in 1845! Children will delve into the life of the 19th century pharmacist, blacksmith, and farmer. Additional highlights include open hearth cooking, daily craft activities, and a nature walk. This program is offered on July 16-20 from 9:00am-3:00pm for children ages 9-12. The cost for this program is $250, or $200 for members.

Where are the Three Sisters?  is a brand new museum adventure camp featuring our Native peoples programming at the Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum.   Children will experience history and culture through hands on activities and exploration. This program is offered July 30-Aug 3 from 9:00am-12:30pm for children ages 6-8.  The cost for the program is $175, or $150 for members.

Pre-registration is required for these programs. For more information or to register your children, please contact Barb at (607) 547-1461 or b.luhmann@farmersmuseum.org.

Three Day Photography Workshops

If your children have an interest in photography, sign them up for this fun and exciting three-day photography experience!  Both morning and afternoon classes will visit the special photography exhibits at Fenimore Art Museum and use the images as a basis for hands-on projects.

In the morning workshop for children ages 9-12, participants will learn the basics of digital photography while taking part in a series of fun exercises to teach them about composition, color, perspective, focus, and other photography principles. Landscape, nature, portrait, action, and other styles of photography will be explored.  A viewing of the students’ favorite photos for family and friends will conclude the experience.  Students will need their own point-and-shoot digital camera with memory card.  No cell phone cameras please!

The afternoon workshop for teenage students will give them a strong knowledge of photography styles and camera settings through a series of engaging and interesting exercises.  Students will explore portraiture, landscape, documentary, abstract, sports, and other genres of photography in both color and black and white.  They will learn how shutter speed and aperture are used to create certain photographic effects and how exposure is determined.  Students will learn basic editing techniques using computer software and apps.  A viewing of the students’ favorite photos for family and friends will conclude the experience. Students will need their own digital cameras (preferably SLR or mirrorless cameras with manual aperture and shutter speed control) with memory card.  Cell phone cameras will also be used for some exercises.

This program will be offered Monday, August 6th-Wednesday, August 8th.  The morning program, which runs 9am-12pm is for ages 9-12, and the cost is $64 or $57.50 for members.  The afternoon program, which runs 1:00-4:00pm is for ages 13-18, and the cost is $95 or $85.50 for members.  Pre-registration is required. Call Kevin Gray to register or for more information 607-547-1510.

The Farmers' Museum and Fenimore Art Museum

Contact Us!

5775 State Highway 80, P.O. Box 30

Cooperstown, NY 13326 (607) 547-1461 schoolprograms@farmersmuseum.org


Baldwinsville Christian Academy


Homeschool Cooperative Program

It is the desire of BCA to assist parents in their God-given responsibility to educate their children, whether they choose a traditional school environment or homeschooling. BCA’s Homeschool Cooperative is for students whose families are committed to homeschooling as an educational choice and desire outside courses to supplement their homeschool curriculum. Homeschool parents who participate in this program are responsible for reporting BCA courses and grades to their school districts. Parents will have access to their child’s grades and homework completion records online through RenWeb for grades 4-12.


Elementary Grades K-6
Homeschool Cooperative students can choose from special studio art, music and physical education classes. Other classes can be determined on a per case basis, please call the office to schedule an appointment.


Middle School and High School Grades 7-12
We offer our junior and senior high school classes to homeschool students as space allows. Cooperative students may take up to two academic classes per semester, plus up to two electives if desired. 


Extra-Curricular Programs
Students are also welcome to attend and participate in numerous school activities, assemblies, fundraisers, cafeteria lunch hour, and much more throughout the year. Homeschool Cooperative students grades 6-12 may join our soccer, basketball, and/or volleyball teams.




For more information, you can also contact:
 Baldwinsville Christian Academy
Tonya L S Cooper, Marketing and Development
Telephone: 315-638-1069

Contact Information

For more information on Northern Onondaga LEAH, please contact us at noleah@outlook.com.