APACHE Homeschool Convention - 20/20 Vision

2020 APACHE Homeschool Convention

Bethany Baptist Church, Edwards, IL
March 27 & 28, 2020

The APACHE board and committee would like to welcome you to our 31st annual homeschool convention. Our focus this year is helping you have clear vision for your homeschooling family. God’s word makes it clear that we are made in his image, but that image is blurred because of sin. As Christians, we are “being transformed into his image with ever increasing glory,” so that his image may be seen clearly once again. Our goal is to bring you fresh ideas and practical tools to aid your family in this mission. Come join us for a weekend of refreshing, renewing, and reconnecting.

We hope to see you there!

Early registration ends February 16, 2020

One Day Only online "Walk-In" Registration"  |  View the brochure

Convention Schedule

Thursday, March 26

  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - New to Homeschooling Night - Interested in home education, but not sure where to begin? Join us for a panel discussion moderated by Kirk Smith, Executive Director of ICHE (Illinois Christian Home Educators), with local home educators James and Arkasia Cox. Then enjoy some time shopping in our convention vendor hall. This event is completely FREE for new home educators and a spouse.

Friday, March 27

  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Registration
  • 9 to 10 a.m. - Keynote: Bill Jack - Worldview Academy
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Vendor Hall Open
  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Session 1
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Lunch Served
  • 1 to 2 p.m. - Session 2
  • 3 to 4 p.m. - Session 3
  • 5 to 5:45 p.m. - Pizza Supper
  • 6 to 8 p.m. - Evening of Refreshment for Moms, Dad + Kids Game Night

Saturday, March 28

  • 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Registration
  • 9 to 10 a.m. - Keynote: Rachael Carman - Apologia
  • 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Vendor Hall Open
  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Session 1
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Lunch Served
  • 1 to 2 p.m. - Session 2
  • 3 to 4 p.m. - Session 3
  • 4:30 p.m. - Convention Ends

Registration Information


Early Registration (by 2/16/20): Adult + Spouse APACHE Subscriber $40 Non-Subscriber $55

Regular Registration (after 2/16/20): Adult + Spouse APACHE Subscriber $50 Non-Subscriber $65

Children: $10 each, $30 maximum (age 2 through young adult living at home - attending with parents)

Widow/Widower: No charge

Grandparents: No charge (if not homeschooling and attending with family)

*1-day and 2-day convention price is the same. Spouse attends FREE with early or regular adult registration (does not apply to other family members, friends or children). 1st - 3rd children are $10 each; 4th child and up are FREE after $30 maximum is reached. We are unable to make exceptions to convention policies, so please do not ask.


APACHE is run entirely by team of volunteers, and we’d love to have you join us! Help make sure our convention continues to be a great resource for homeschooling families in Illinois. There are opportunities to serve before, during and after convention. Would you consider giving 1-2 hours of your time to help us? Please check “I am willing to volunteer” on your registration form. Thank you!

Refund Policy

In the event you cannot attend the convention after registering, you may:

  1. Transfer or gift your registration to another couple
  2. Submit a written request for refund to the APACHE

Convention Registrar at 111 N Inglewood Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611 or info@apachecentralillinois.org. Requests received by 2/16/20 will receive a full refund (excluding meals and MP3 orders). Requests received after 2/16/20 will receive a 50% refund.

Working Scholarships

APACHE offers a limited number of working scholarships, which may be earned by adults working 6 hours before, during or after convention. Child registration fees may be earned by working an additional 2 hours. Please indicate on your registration form “I want a working scholarship” and pay your full registration fee. After your 6 hours are completed, you will receive a full refund of your base registration (excluding meals, special classes and MP3 orders). These scholarships are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. APACHE will make 2 attempts to reach you with your assignment. If we cannot reach you, we will contact the next person on our list.

Name Badges

Each attendee will receive a name badge, which is your convention pass and required for admission. Please pick up badges at the registration table and wear them at all times during convention.

Boxed Lunches

Boxed lunches are available both days, but must be ordered and paid for with early registration. All meals cost $8 each and come with a bottled water.

  • Friday: Michael’s sub, fruit & brownie
  • Saturday: Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich, chips & cookie


CIBAD Speech & Debate Club will sell snacks both days of convention.

Special Friday Family Supper

Join us Friday evening for a wonderful time of food, fellowship and fun! No childcare is provided.

  • Individual Meal: $5 each
  • Family Meal: $20 each (pizza, veggies, dessert & drink)


Kids of all ages are welcome to attend convention with you. For your child’s safety, enjoyment of all attendees and vendors, and respect for Bethany Baptist’s facilities, all children under 12 years old must be supervised by an adult at all times. We request parents with infants and toddlers sit near the exits of rooms. Children who make distracting noises — even happy ones — must be removed immediately. A private room for mothers and infants will be available where you can nurse and care for your baby.

MP3 Recordings

Most of the workshops will be recorded and available for purchase as follows:

Complete Set (before convention): $30 + Registration

Complete Set (during convention): $40 + Registration

Complete Set (after convention): $60 if you can’t attend

Individual Workshops: $5 each

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