Homeschool Unified Sports Teams of Lafayette (HUSTL)- For homeschoolers who enjoy team sports up through high school. HUSTL has had fun with the Tippecanoe Tornados basketball teams (boys & girls teams) and offers soccer, cheerleading and volleyball as well. Check out their website (see link above.) to see how you can become involved.
Martial Arts - Heritage Black Belt Academy provides a family-oriented time for exploring the Martial Arts, and family participation is welcome.Taekwondo is offered at Faith East Community Center (Lafayette) on Saturday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Northend Community Center. Taekwondo means “Way of Hand and Foot", and uses a powerful system of hand strikes, blocks, and kicks as a means of self-discipline, physical conditioning, and self-defense. The classes can be an excellent part of a physical education curriculum. For more information, visit our website at https://www.heritageblackbeltacademy.com or contact us at [email protected].
Gym & Swim- The YMCA offers a swim and gym class. Call tel:(765)474-3448 for more information
Family Sports Center- We offer open gyms for homeschool groups, leagues in both basketball and soccer, and programs starting at age 3 and up. Our contact number is 765-418-3740, website www.youthsportsandfitness.com, and email [email protected]. Pricing is dependent on the program.
Swimming- competitive swimming teams (Even high school homeschoolers have some limited opportunities to compete on these teams.)
* A local swim team is Boilermaker Aquatics.
Wrestling- program that is open to any guy from 5th through 12th grades. We have a full match and tournament schedule where we wrestle private schools and public schools. The team is under the umbrella of Faith Christian School and consists of guys from FCS, home schoolers and even a few public school kids. The season usully runs rom the end of Oct./beginning of Nov through February. At this time it is undecided if this team will be part of ISHAA which may not allow homeschoolers to participate. Please call the school if interested. 765-447-2727
Fencing - For homeschooled high schoolers. Contact John Levy at [email protected].
Gymnastics - classes just for homeschoolers with the Lafayette Gymnastics Club
*Most public elementary & jr. high schools offer basketball & baseball/softball leagues. Contact the public school office closest to you.
* Faith Community Center - is a fitness center along with various sporting opportunities for youth and adults.
*Greater Lafayette Recreational Soccer Alliance for 5 - 14 year olds.
A book sale is held each year during the GLHEA Open House. Details are given through GLHEA communications.
GLHEA Classifieds are also a great place to post items wanted or items for sale.
An annual used book sale is held in Tipton each year. Details are posted on the GLHEA website when they are received.
Indiana Signing Club, presents Signing Time Academy. This is a parent child program that is designed to promote bonding, literacy, communication, vocabulary, and fun. It is a tuition class, held weekly in West Lafayette, we sing, sign, read and do arts and crafts. Certificates of completion are awarded at the end of every class. Please contact me for a schedule [email protected] or on facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Indiana-Signing-Club/742128669130658
Children in 2nd grade are eligible for Mini 4-H and 3rd-12th graders participate in regular 4-H. Enrollment deadline for a given year is January 15.
Sunshiners 4-H Club- predominately made up of homeschoolers. For more information about the Sunshiners Club, contact Terryn Lindemann at [email protected]
Brookston Clovers 4-H Club- For more information contact Jennifer Greene at [email protected].
SCOUTING- groups that mainly serve homeschoolers
Girls Scouts - for help in finding a girl scout troop or help in starting a troop , please contact Melinda Prickett.
Pro-Arts Program- youth arts program offering dance classes. Contact Jamie West for more information.
Lafayette Area Strings
Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
Please visit the Lafayette Area Strings blog to learn how to get started
playing a stringed instrument or to find a group if you already play.
Questions? [email protected]
All children, ages seven and up, will be invited to participate in one of three different choirs. An audition is required if a child wishes to be considered for the Concert and/or Youth Chorus. Rehearsals are Monday evenings during the school year. They also offer a summer choral camp.
There are three choirs within the Bach Chorale Children's Choir organization:
Prelude Choir - This choir, consisting of children seven years old and up, includes those who have a strong desire to sing and are eager to learn vocal technique, sight-reading and performance skills. As these children explore their interest in singing, practices will be focused on fun, with singing and movement the primary guide to building musicianship.
Concert Choir - Based on ability and not age, this choir consists of children and youth who are able to produce a beautiful tone quality, have a good ability to read music and are able to sing harmony independently. They will sing challenging, quality music literature chosen to delight themselves and their audiences.
Youth Choir - This choir consists of our most advanced Concert Choir singers. Members of the Concert Choir may choose to audition for this ensemble, and if chosen, will have performance opportunities beyond that of the Concert Choir.
Auditions are held in January and August. Please contact Darcy Keegan - [email protected] if you have any questions or would like to audition.
More information is on their website: http://www.bachchoralechildrenschoir.org/index.html
SMALL GROUPS- educational and noneducational based
A small group is a group of homeschooling families who get together for field trips, play days, and supporting one another. You can click on Small Groups to learn about the various small groups in this area.
A co-op differs from a small group in that the parents take turns teaching different subjects to a group of children. The strength of co-ops is that you can cover subjects that are hard to do at home such as debate, speech, drama, etc.
Wilcat Creek Home Educators' Cooperative (WCHEC)
WCHEC, 2605 W. 300 N., Camden, IN 46917
Board members: Nora Hopper, Sandy Bushman, and April Tegarden Contact Information: [email protected]
Meeting at: First Assembly, 108 Beck Ln, Lafayette, IN 47909
Contact: Kelly Wallpe.
Lafayette Christian Co -op
To join together provide a Christian environment to expose ourselves and children to public speaking, to enjoy art projects together, to learn new things in hands-on science experiments, to teach those classes that are difficult or time consuming to teach on our own, and to foster close friendships on a foundation of Christ. All for the goal of glorifying God by sharpening our children like arrows, training them in the ways of the Lord, and supporting each other in our homeschooling journey.
Contact: [email protected]
Quo Vadis SPEECH and DEBATE CLUB
This club is training teens to be effective communicators for Christ. Interested students can compete in National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA) tourneys. Contact Kelly Bragg ([email protected]) or check out the Quo Vadis webpage for more information.
Classical Conversations Communitites
Across the nation, Classical Conversations Communities exist to complement your home-centered education and connect you with like-minded families. Our community in the Greater Lafayette area is facilitated by a trained parent-director, and classes are led by trained parent-tutors who model the classical tools of learning. Tutors have the privilege of encouraging students toward becoming lifelong learners while also encouraging parents in the classical teaching of their children.
Our three curriculum programs support your home-centered education by providing teaching tools for you, the parent, and quality educational materials for your student. Our guides, books, timeline cards, and multimedia resources have been thoughtfully crafted and selected. The math, science, literature, Latin, history, geography and fine arts studied in our Foundations Program represent a broad and interesting body of information. Our Essentials Program students work toward mastering English language skills and improving their writing technique. As students move into our Challenge Program and work toward becoming independent learners, they read, discuss, debate, analyze and write about award-winning literature—always within the framework of history and a biblical worldview.
Civil Air Patrol
The CAP Cadet Program is a year-round program where Cadets fly, learn to lead, hike, camp, get in shape, and push themselves to new limits. If you’re dreaming about a career in aviation, space, or the military, CAP’s Cadet Program is for you. The Lafayette Composite Squadron meets Sunday evenings from 5pm to 8pm at the Lafayette National Guard Armory located at 5280 Haggarty Lane, Lafayette, IN. We are actively recruiting both youth 12-18 years of age and adults to join our outstanding squadron! Please contact us for more information...we look forward to meeting you.
(Our squadron's search & rescue team helped locate this pilot) http://wishtv.com/2015/04/13/missing-pilot-found-plane-nearly-buried-after-crash/
StateWide Support Group
IAHE (Indiana Association of Home Educators):
The IAHE is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1983, which supports and encourages families interested in home education. We define home education as parent-directed, home-based, privately-funded education.
Our primary functions are maintaining visibility as home educators with civil government leaders, influencing the legislative process to protect our freedom to home educate, publishing information of interest for home educators, and sponsoring seminars and events to encourage families.