Homeschool Days

Homeschooling Days are running for fall 2022 at Indian Lake Christian Camp! The day will start at drop off as we all gather in the outdoor chapel in warm weather or the dining hall in cooler weather. We will do a Bible story, praise and worship and then jump into our electives for the day. Each day we will have Gym class, Art class, and just play!
Each day will focus on God's Classroom and will revolve around a nature journal. This journal will help your child learn, explore, create and document all that they are learning while at camp. We plan to teach on a different theme for each week and cover activities such as art, music, physical education and some writing. Journals and all materials will be provided.

We offer 9 week sessions in the Fall and Winter and the Spring session is 8 weeks. Fall 2022 starts September 20th and goes through November 15th. Winter is January 3rd through March 7th. Spring is March 14th through May 9th..

For the best deal, sign-up for Early Bird prices before August 1st!

The following is an outline of the Fall Schedule:

  1. Moon phases
  2. Seasons
  3. Migration
  4. Tree Study
  5. Leaf Study
  6. Seeds hunt
  7. Spiders & webs
  8. Fall insects
  9. Review and Wrap-up

Winter Session – 9 Weeks, each item is 3 weeks

Start Jan 3rd, go 3 weeks, take off Jan 24th (staff is attending a camp conference), then go 6 more weeks

  1. Crystals – snow, rock candy, crystals form underground, eggshell growing crystals
  2. Scientific method – independent variable and dependent variables in baking soda (check Pinterest board)
    1. Into to Scientific Method
    2. Salt to float egg in water
    3. Baking cookies – Changing independent variables
  3. Ecology – study of ecosystems 
    1. Food webs and chains
    2. Symbiotic relationships
    3. Conservation and natural resources

Spring Session – 9 Weeks March 14th through May 9th

  1. Plants
    1. Soil and nitrogen cycle
    2. Reproduction
    3. Photosynthesis
    4. Nutrition
  2. Weather
    1. Climate
    2. Water cycle
    3. Meteorology
    4. Severe weather – tsunami, hurricanes, draught

Packing list for Homeschool Day (this will change as the weather changes!)

  1. Lunch
  2. Snack
  3. Close-toed shoes
  4. Refillable Water bottle
  5. Weather appropriate clothes (hoodie, rain jackets, etc)

Your camper is provided a clipboard and pencil case with colored pencils, magnifying glass, specimen jar, scissors and ruler.

This is a drop off program, but there is space for parents to hangout on campus if you choose to stay. This would be a great time to work on planning, networking or a Bible study with other parents!