Homeschool REC Days...

***REC Days is not currently meeting until the coronavirus situation improves; we'll send out a notice to the REC Days email list when we eventually resume our gatherings! In the meantime, we hope everyone will be praying for those at risk & enjoying the blessing of extra time at home with our families. --Dan & Lisa***

For homeschooling families in Habersham County, Georgia and surrounding counties:

Dan and Lisa are hosting Homeschool REC Days on Mondays from 2-4 pm. This is a weekly time of strategy games, outdoor recreation, and friendships for homeschooling families in the Northeast Georgia region. We're based at North Georgia Christian Camp (near 17 & 105, west of Clarkesville).

Homeschool REC Days began in June 2018, and from the start we've had around 30-60 folks at each REC Day. It's been great to see all different ages of kids, teens, and adults laughing and playing together, and we're looking forward to getting to know everyone better as the group continues.

We're keeping this a relaxed group, with free play for the kids while parents participate in games or visit with each other, and with some extra activities planned from time to time. For example, each week Dan sends out a reminder email on Sunday afternoon, which might say something like "Don't forget REC Day at North Georgia Christian Camp, this Monday from 2-4 pm. This week Dan will be leading Capture the Flag in the field around 3:30 pm for those interested."

We're not thinking of this as a drop off activity, so all students need to have a supervising adult present. (Dan & Lisa want to be visiting and playing games, not counting kids!) We aren't interested in creating a ton of rules for this group, but one other request we have is for kids & teens to not be on devices please... we'd like this to be about good old fashioned fun & face-to-face friendships with actual humans!

The camp has a playground, basketball goals, volleyball net, tetherball, gaga ball arena, carpetball table, swings, etc., and is a great area for occasional special activities like archery or canoeing. There is outdoor seating with shade up top on the deck by the dining hall, overlooking the play areas below. Bathrooms and a water fountain are available in the dining hall (lefthand door). On rainy days we'll just all bring favorite board games and meet up in the camp dining hall.

This is a free, simple group, and you're welcome to come when you want for as long as you want. If your family can participate during the summer but has other Monday plans in the fall, no problem. If you want to come one week and then skip a week, it's a free country. If you can only drop by for an hour or so, sounds good to us. We're keeping the group as informal and zero-stress as possible! All ages (even recent homeschool grads) are welcome.

To show our appreciation to the camp, we have a container available for a love offering the last Monday of each month; 100% goes to the camp for its ongoing maintenance & projects. (Look for the giant plastic LEGO head on a table up on the deck, and drop in whatever you wish; this is optional and anonymous.)

If you live in Habersham or surrounding counties and would like to be added to our email list, give me (Dan) a call at 706-969-2898 and let me know, or use the contact form below to send me your name & email address (please mention REC days in the message field). It's not a commitment to join the group, just to receive the emails. We look forward to seeing many friends old and new at REC Days!

REC=Relationships, Encouragement, Creative fun!

Blessings, --Dan & Lisa