AREA RESOURCES

ATHLETICS/FITNESS

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 -  Faith Community Center Martial Arts Program is intended as a family-oriented time of exploring the Martial Arts, and family participation is encouraged. Taekwondo is the Korean martial art that is used as the foundation for the Faith Community Center Martial Arts Program. Contact Dr. Dwayne Hoskins.

Gym & Swim-  Faith Community Center offers a gym & swim program.  Purdue offers a Wednesday afternoon gym class during the fall and spring semesters.

Arnett Sports Center- Sports Clinics for home educators. Pay per visit with a family maximum. Call
464-0100 for more information.

Swimming- competitive swimming teams (Even high school homeschoolers have some limited opportunities to compete on these teams.)
* A local swim team is Boilermaker Aquatics.

* Maverick Aquatics is another swim club.

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  levyj@wl.k12.in.us.

Gymnastics - classes just for homeschoolers with the Lafayette Gymnastics Club

 

Recreational Leagues

*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.
 

BOOKS

Buy the Book Coffeehouse, 1538 Main St @ Five Points, Lafayette, IN 47901, 765-471-1400

                         Buy & sell used homeschool curricula!

 4-H
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 February 1.

Sunshiners 4-H Club- predominately made up of homeschoolers. Contact Debra Catron for more information at 765-743-8999.
Brookston Clovers 4-H Club- For more information contact Jennifer Greene at RJ5GREENE@aol.com.

 

SCOUTING- groups that mainly serve homeschoolers

Boy Scouts- for boys in 6th grade- age 18.  Contact the Beaver family  or by phone at (765)543-0250 for more information about scouting.

AMERICAN HERITAGE GIRLS- A structured group based on the Boy Scout model to disciple young ladies. Contact Anni Welbourne  for information about this group!

 Girls Scouts - for help in finding a girl scout troop or help in starting a troop , please contact Melinda Prickett.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

Pro-Arts Program- youth arts program offering dance classes.  Contact Jamie West for more information.

 
 
Lafayette Suzuki Strings offers free Suzuki Strings group classes for anyone of any age who would like to play the violin, viola, cello, or bass in a fun and relaxed group setting. Please join us!

When: every third Tuesday of the month, year round
Where: Federated Church in West Lafayette. Check the blog for details.


Introduction to the Violin   5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
No instrument or experience is necessary to come to this class and learn how to get started on the violin.

Twinkles   5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
This class is for anyone who has a violin and is working on the Twinkle Variations or other pieces from Book 1.

Suzuki Group Class   6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Depending on the group, we'll play music from the Suzuki Books 1 and beyond. Other tunes will be learned for fun and for an occasional performance.

Please visit the Lafayette Suzuki Strings' blog or e-mail lafayettesuzukistrings@gmail.com for the most up-to-date information.

 

Christus Homines Drama Troupe - homeschool drama troupe that meets in the spring semester and puts on a full play.  For ages 10 and up.  Email the troupe for more information.
 
Bach Chorale Children's Choir
The goal of the Bach Chorale Children's Choir is to provide musical training and performance experiences for singers of all ages throughout Tippecanoe and surrounding counties.

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 - bachchildrenschoir@gmail.com 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.

 CO-OPS
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)

Please contact Kristine Roehl for information

Elijah Group

Contact: Kelly Wallpe.

Lafayette Christian Co -op

Meeting for a half day on the last Thursday of the month.  We focus on public speaking, science, and art.  Currently our group is mostly elementary aged kids.
Contact: Michele Daniels   Blessmewithpeace@gmail.com

 

 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 (kbraggland@yahoo.com) or check out the Quo Vadis webpage for more information.