CHALC Homeschool Groups
Lancaster County Homeschool Groups
Homeschool groups are organizations that provide various activities for homeschool families. Each homeschool group is different in how it operates and in what it offers.
Some homeschool groups offer moms' meetings, co-op classes, choir, music lessons, sports, learning fairs, track and field days, lending libraries, field trips, and/or social activities.
CHALC suggests that you join a homeschool group to enhance your homeschooling and to build relationships that will encourage your family during your homeschooling years.
Use this page to find a CHALC homeschool group.
A Living Education Co-op
A group that embraces the Charlotte Mason philosophy and offers a collective homeschool experience in recitation, nature study, music and art.
A Christian co-op offering weekly classes. We meet on Mondays from 8:30 – 2:00 PM at East Fairview COB in Manheim. Classes are a 30 week commitment. Opportunities include academic and elective courses, music, sports, and field trips. Our mission is to equip and encourage parents who have chosen to homeschool their children by providing educational classroom opportunities in a Christ-Centered environment. Members must participate by teaching or helping in classes for the benefit of the group.
CHEX (Christian Homeschoolers Exchange) is a group of homeschool families joining together to fellowship, encourage each other in our life's journeys, and provide excellent group learning opportunities for our children. We meet as a whole group on Wednesday mornings from 8:45-12:00 at Calvary Baptist Church in Lancaster, 8 weeks in the fall and 8 weeks in the winter. High school academic and some elective classes meet an additional 8 weeks for a total of 24 weeks.
We are a Christian-based parent run co-op. We offer nursery and preschool. Grades K - 6 have choir, gym and the choice of an elective each semester. Grades 7 and up choose 3 electives each semester. Electives include academic (ie: Biology Labs) to non-academic (ie: cross-stitching). We are a supplement to your homeschooling. Besides co-op classes we offer monthly moms’ meetings, a choir concert, Track & Field day, field trips, and a learning fair. Our parents volunteer to teach the classes and fill helper positions. We rely on parent participation and offer activities that parents are willing to organize and staff. This keeps our costs low and affordable for all family sizes and incomes. We meet Thursdays from 12:45 - 3:45pm in the Lancaster Area. There is a waiting list.
Cornerstone is a Christian organization that seeks to provide quality educational opportunities along with support for families that are homeschooling their children. The Lower Tier is a co-op type structure where parents provide gym, choir, and enrichment classes for K-6, as well as enrichment classes for 7-9th grade. We meet 16 weeks each school year on Thursday afternoons from 12:00-4:00 at Grace Baptist Church in Lancaster. Students may participate in track and field day, Valentine's exchange, picnics, field trips, choral concerts and the learning fair. Because we are run by member parents, all participating students must have a parent who is an active participant in planning, teaching, monitoring and cleaning up. Accepting new members through August 15 for Fall Semester and through November 15 for Spring Semester.
Lancaster Area Catholic Home Educators [LACHE]
Mrs. Kathy Haddon ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
We are an association of Catholic homeschooling families from all parishes throughout Lancaster County, united by our fidelity to and love for the Catholic Church. All learning styles and homeschooling methods are welcome. We have an active, moderated Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/LancasterHomeschoolers/) for announcements, prayer requests, advice and support. Our activities include a co-op group, which meets at Mary, Mother of the Church Parish, 625 Union School Road, Mt. Joy, PA on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Afternoon classes offered also, for ages 9 and older. We offer registration for the full year or for one semester. Please contact Nikki Hollister at email@example.com with any questions or to request your registration packet. LACHE also sponsors field trips, mom support meetings and group activities for specific ages, toddler through teens. New members welcome; please contact us!
Learning Station supports homeschool families by providing a cooperative learning environment in which students develop academically and socially in a Christian community. We meet in Ephrata on Wednesdays. We offer two tracks: co-op and upper level. To determine which track meets your family's needs, please visit our website and click on the FAQ link for a comparison and additional details.
Lititz Home Educators [LHE]
Lititz Home Educators (LHE) is open to any home-schooling or cyber-schooling family from the Lancaster area. We are predominately Christians who have joined together to support one another and coordinate a wide variety of activities. Membership in LHE can be an invaluable tool for asking questions, finding resources, buying/selling/borrowing curriculum and learning about opportunities. Many of our activities occur in North-Central Lancaster County, but we welcome families from anywhere in the county. Members are encouraged to contribute to the group in some way each year by initiating an activity such as a field trip, class on any subject or hobby, show-and-tell, Moms' gatherings, park dates. Our group is founded on Jesus' example of servanthood, and is organized under a volunteer board.
MACH is a 28-week Christian-based co-op offering classes for nursery through high school. We strive to provide quality academic and elective courses to help facilitate and support families in their homeschooling endeavors. We meet on Tuesdays at East Fairview Church of the Brethren in Manheim. Academic classes are held in the morning from 9am-12pm, with optional elective classes held in the afternoons from 12:30-2:30pm. Members are required to participate by teaching and helping in classes. An option for high school students to attend without parental participation in MACH is also available.
TEACH offers co-op classes, cell groups, sports teams, music, field trips, and special events. For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit us on our website: teachhomeschoolers.com
Treasures of Grace
Contact: Rebekah Robinson - email@example.com
Treasures of Grace is a Christ-centered co-op that seeks to support and encourage member families in their homeschooling journey. The mission of Treasures of Grace Educational Home School Association is to support the member home-schooling families through friendship development, encouragement, and prayer, and to provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects which are best experienced in a group setting. Currently, we offer classes for nursery through middle school. We meet every other week in the morning for approximately 15 weeks. We also offer field trips, moms' socials/meetings, and nature walks. Membership is limited.