Frequently Asked Questions
Where will the Reunion be held?
The 2011 Homeschool ALUMNI National Reunion will be held in Flat Rock, North Carolina from June 30 through July 3, 2011.
Who are the speakers going to be?
Click here for more information about this year's speakers and programs.
What types of activities can I expect?
This is a "reunion" more than it is a conference, so there will be a lot of time to get to know your fellow graduates and spend time with friends old and new. We're also organizing great talks by our featured guests, interactive workshops, an English Country dance, praise and worship time, games, sports (volleyball, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, etc.), a bonfire, plenty of conversation, lots of time to hang out with friends old and new, and a few special surprises. Check out The Itinerary for the details on everything that has been announced thus far.
What should I bring?
Click here to view the list of things that you should (and should not) bring.
Who is eligible to attend?
This event is specifically focused on homeschool graduates (ages 18 and up), but spouses (regardless of educational background), and parents of homeschool graduates with their adult children, are welcome and invited to attend at the alumni rate.
Do I need to be 18 or older to attend?
The Homeschool ALUMNI National Reunion is open to homeschool graduates who will be 18 years of age on or before the time of the Reunion (June 30th, 2011) . Homeschool graduates of at least 16 years of age may attend the Reunion if accompanied by a parent.
What if I haven’t been homeschooled all my life? Or what if I finished high school elsewhere? Can I still come?
You bet! Anyone who has been homeschooled for a significant portion of his or her education (a year or more) is welcome and invited (see above question).
My parents are not interested/able to attend, but they'd like to visit with someone in their age group to get a parent’s perspective on HSA and the National Reunion.
Click here to find several letters written by the parent's of Homeschool ALUMNI's graduates who have attended past Reunions.
What is the camp’s exact address?
Click here for detailed travel information.
I have special dietary considerations, can you accommodate my needs?
Our host facility is able to provide a special menu designed to accommodate particular dietary needs and concerns for no extra charge. Just make a note on your Reunion registration form of what your needs are and we will pass that on for you. You are also more than welcome to bring your own meals. Unfortunately, however, we are not able to deduct the cost of meals from the registration price.
I am registering four people for the four-person hotel-style room option. How do I pay for registration?
If you are paying by PayPal, you will need to make one payment to cover registration for all members of your party. However, if you are paying by check, each member of your party may send in payments separately.
What are the start/end times for the reunion?
Registration opens at 4:30pm on Thursday. The first official event of the evening begins at 7pm with the start of the Opening Ceremony. Feel free to arrive anywhere in between.
What if I need to arrive after 7pm on Thursday?
Registration will officially close just before the start of the Opening Ceremony on Thursday night – at 7pm, but if you will be arriving after 7pm, just let us know and we’ll make arrangements to accommodate your schedule.
Are any of the lodging options off-site?
No. All lodging is on-campus and within close walking distance to all other Reunion facilities and activities.
Can I stay in off-site lodging?
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer off-site lodging options.
When is the last day I can register to come to the Reunion?
Registration will remain open until June 15th, 2011... or until we're sold-out!
When does early-bird registration end?
Early-Bird Registration ends April 25th, and Not-Quite-Early-Bird Registration ends on May 15th.
Can I purchase a "day pass" and come to the events for just one day?
We are not able to offer a separate registration option for one-day attendees. We’d love for you to come and stay the weekend, but come when you can and stay as long as you can.
What is the cancellation and refund policy?
We're able to offer a 30% refund for cancellation requests received 60 days before the event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel your registration.
I've already registered, where should I mail a check?
Checks should be mailed and made payable to:
2435 E. North St., #235
Greenville, SC 29615
Can I bring musical instruments, games and sports equipment?
Yes! Impromptu jam sessions, games, and sports are highlights of the National Reunion. For details see: What to Bring.
What is English Country Dancing?
If you’ve seen a Jane Austen movie (Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, etc.), Gone with the Wind, A Christmas Carol, or Revolutionary to Civil War era reenactments, you’ve seen this form of dance. English Country Dance (ECD) is an easy to learn traditional folk dance, similar to most old-fashioned folk dances. The emphasis is on groups of partners as opposed to couples and it’s generally considered proper to change partners after each dance. Not the dancing type? Don’t worry; this will be one of several concurrent activity options.
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