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2023 PAACH Homeschool Convention

2023 Homeschool Convention

March 16-18, 2023

Cornerstone Baptist Church | Groveland, IL

Cornerstone Baptist Church

Early Registration Starts January 9, 2023

Pricing is the same as last year, with $50 early registration available in January for PAACH subscribers only. After that, online and walk-in pricing is $60 for subscribers and $100 for non-subscribers. Non-subscribers can subscribe to PAACH (for $25) if they want to register early or at the lower subscriber price.

 


Featured Keynote Speakers

Rebecca Spooner

Rebecca Spooner

Gather 'Round Homeschool | website
Author & speaker

Rebecca is a homeschool mom of five kids, creator of Gather ‘Round Homeschool, owner of Homeschoolon.com, and author of More Than Words Bible curriculum. She is a second-generation homeschooler who is passionate about sharing her successes and failures... to be authentic and honest that this is not always easy, but it is possible. Join her for stories from the trenches of homeschool life that are relatable, funny, and all too true. And may you walk away with practical tools and strategies and a fresh new perspective to keep you going. Bring a cup of coffee; it’s about to get real.


Kirk Smith

Kirk Smith

Illinois Christian Home Educators (ICHE) | website
Executive Director

Kirk and his wife Joely have been married for 27 years and have 11 children. Although they both were trained as public educators, they committed to homeschooling before their children were school age. Kirk pastored for twenty-five years and now serves as the Executive Director for Illinois Christian Home Educators (ICHE). Joely has mentored many young women over three decades but now focuses on her six daughters in her own home.

 


New to Homeschooling Night - "Where Do I Begin?"

Thursday, March 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Considering homeschooling, but not sure where to start? Join us for this special informal event, which is FREE to new and first year homeschoolers. Hear from Nancy Bjorkman of Heppner's Legacy and homeschooling mom of 20+ years, find answers to any questions you may have, and shop our vendor hall.

 


Workshop Speakers

Rachel Anderson

Rachel Anderson

Nancy Bjorkman

Nancy Bjorkman

Allen Brokken

Allen Brokken

Brock Eastman: Dr. Fizzlebop

Brock Eastman

Brian & Carla Estell

Brian & Carla Estell

Terri Gambetti

Terri Gambetti

Molly Hogeboom

Molly Hogeboom

Dr. Sheena Joseph

Dr. Sheena Joseph


Kristin Lackie

Kristin Lackie

Callie Rafferty

Callie Rafferty

Sonya Shafer

Sonya Shafer

Israel Wayne

Israel Wayne

Diane Wier

Diane Wier

 


Convention Information

Name Badges

Please wear your name badge at all times during the convention. They are your proof of registration. On your final exit from the convention, please return lanyards and badges to the baskets at Registration as you leave convention.

Youth

Children ages 12+ may attend any workshop. Children under the age of 12 must be with an adult at all times if they’re not attending a specific youth session. All children of all ages need to be in the sanctuary during both morning keynotes if they’re not attending a special 9 a.m. session. Thank you for your cooperation.

NO SKATEBOARDING allowed on church property. Please do not go down by the pond.

Parents

During workshops if your infants or young children make distracting noises, even happy ones, we ask that you immediately leave the room out of consideration for the speaker, fellow attendees, and the quality of the MP3 recording. The infant care room is available for you to use. An adult must remain with their infant at all times.

Food

Food is only allowed in the eating areas (or outside, weather permitting). While water bottles with lids are allowed in classrooms, no liquid of any kind is allowed in the sanctuary. Thank you for showing your appreciation for the wonderful facilities by respecting these requests. The main dining area is located in the 924 building across the parking lot out the back doors of the vendor hall. 

Coffee & Snacks

Need a little refreshment? CIBAD Speech & Debate Club is selling coffee and snacks at the kitchen window in the vendor hall. They thank you for your support!

Volunteers & Working Scholarships

Please check in at the PAACH info booth (in the foyer) 5 minutes prior to your shift. Thank you for serving!

Need Assistance?

PAACH board and convention committee members are wearing navy blue PAACH t-shirts. We’re happy to help you!

A Note from the Board

PAACH does not necessarily endorse every product or idea presented at the convention. We recognize the diversity which is prevalent in the home education community and trust you will exercise discernment in making the proper choices for your family.

Notice of Event Photography & Recording

PAACH intends to capture images during convention for use in publications and all media forms. Your entry constitutes your consent to such photography/recording by PAACH. If you have questions or concerns, please see an PAACH board member.

MP3 Orders

MP3 orders can be placed at the registration table in the foyer. Individual sessions cost $5 each. The complete 2022 set for the whole 2 days is $30 if you place your order before convention, $40 during convention and $60 after convention. Recordings will be mailed out by the end of April 2023. You can also purchase MP3 sets from previous years.

 

 


Peoria Area Association of Christian Homeschoolers


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For questions regarding newsletter submissions, the Homeschool Convention or home education in general, please send an email to info@apachecentralillinois.org. A Board member will respond as soon as possible.

 

Mailing Address: PAACH | P.O. Box 5203 | Peoria, IL 61601

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