Homeschool Programs

EducationHomeschooling families are invited to join us for a series of hands-on learning programs designed specifically for homeschoolers ages 4-13. Each age group will study the same theme, but the hands-on activities will be age-appropriate and may vary accordingly. Each day will concentrate on one theme.

Families with children younger than four years old are welcome to visit the Children’s Museum and Playscapes while registered children are participating in the program.

4 to 7 year olds: 8 students, one parent or caregiver
8 to 13 year olds: 10 students, one parent or caregiver

Fall 2017 Programs

The Fall 2017 series is offered on Tuesdays, September 19, October 17 and November 14 or on Wednesdays, September 20, October 18, and November 15.

SOLD OUT – Tuesday session, 4-7 age group. Please call 860-572-5322, ext. 1 to be placed on a waiting list.

September 19 or 20, 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Life in a Seaport Town – Explore how each family and business worked together to get a ship ready to go to sea.

October 17 or 18 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Apprenticeships – Get your hands dirty while you work in 3 different shoreside industries and learn about job opportunities for young people long ago.

November 14 or 15 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Sailors’ Skills – How nimble are you? What tasks would you be able to do if you worked on a large sailing ship 150 years ago?

Homeschool Community Sailing

Students build their confidence as they practice boat handling and become familiar with the basics of water safety and wind. Our sailing instructors will teach your children how to control their boat and fundamental sailing maneuvers through classroom and on-the-water instruction. See schedule.