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Interested in joining our group?

We will interview and allow for new members beginning in August 2023.


  1. Email our Membership Director to coordinate a call and visit to see if Eastside Explorers is a good fit for your family.
  2. Upon approval from our Membership Director, you may complete the registration form and submit your yearly membership fee.
  3. Once received, you become an active member of EE with full access to our calendar, forum, Facebook page, and events.  If there is room in classes, you may register for classes at this time.

 In the meantime, check out AFHE for a list of local homeschool groups that may fit your family's needs.

If you have any additional questions about membership, you are welcome to contact our Membership Team at [email protected].


  • Memberships are offered “by family” (one per family) under the presumption that the family is currently educating or planning to educate their children at home according to A.R.S. §15-802-G-2.  Eastside does not extend membership to families enrolled in virtual charter schools or public-school-at-home programs.
  • Membership requires a small but firm volunteer commitment.  Inability to fulfill your commitment will result in being "parked" and possibly removed as a member.
  • Eastside Explorers reserves the right to deny membership to any applicant who could reasonably be deemed to pose a safety risk to our group.  Likewise, we reserve the right to revoke any memberships without refund based on conflicts of our By-Laws, Statement of Faith, Honor Code, or by a majority vote of our Board.
  • It is our intention to keep our group flexible to the changing needs and creativity of our members.  Members may form small groups, programs, classes, or events within Eastside Explorers as desired once approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Members may participate in other co-ops, however, members may not serve in leadership positions within those co-ops as it creates a conflict of interest.  Any member who demonstrates such conflict, questionable intentions, or actions that create division within our group or with members will be asked to leave the group.
  • Please get in touch with us if you have any questions at all regarding membership.


Q:  What does my Membership include?

  • Access to our calendar, forum, entire website, and private Facebook page
  • Discounted and free field trips
  • Specialized small groups (i.e. God's Girls, Boys Club, Tween and Teen Events, Mom's Time Out)
  • Weekly Park days
  • Holiday parties 
  • Special events such as Kick-off, Family Picnics, Friendsgiving, Geography Fair, Market Day, End of the Year Showcase
  • Optional drop-off classes 
  • Community, endless support and great friends!

Q:  Do you have other children my kids' ages?

Eastside's kids range from infants through highschoolers with a high concentration of Elementary students.  We offer Small Groups for different ages to give them a chance to connect with their peers.  

Q:  What kind of activities can we do? Do we have to do them all?

We offer approx. 2 field trips a month, monthly Small Group gatherings, weekly Park Days, Mom's Time Out,  family events, drop-off classes and more. You do not need to do everything but we do require our members to attend a minimum of ONE non-class day event per month.  This ensures that everyone is being seen, heard and is an active part of our community. Failure to show active particpation will result in removal in the group.


Q:  Do you offer classes?

We do offer classes! Our classes are different than a traditional co-op in that parents "drop-off" and pay the costs to a qualified tutor.  Parents are still the primary teacher at home throughout the week.  Our Class days give parents a break and students a fun, social, educational day with friends! Check out our "CLASSES" tab for more info.

Q:  I'm new to homeschooling and feeling overwhelmed. Can I get help?

Yes!  We are so glad you asked.  Our seasoned homeschool moms have a heart for mentoring new families.  We would love the opportunity to chat on the phone, meet for coffee or take you to Covenant Resource center (our favorite homeschool spot for curriculum).  Contact our Membership Team HERE to be connected.  It's our joy to come alongside you!