Educational Supplements

Classes
ERCHA parents frequently work together to offer group classes for their children. Some parents want to teach a specific class because their children need to cover a subject and they think it would be most beneficial to do so in a group, such as a speech class. Other parents have a passion for a subject and just enjoy leading classes. In the past we have been able to offer Contra Dance and Ballroom dance lessons. Parents who are involved arrange their own objectives, teaching plans, schedules, and meeting place.

Considering leading a group this year! Contact the ERCHA Educational Activities Chairman to receive your Clubs and Classes Planner or find it in the ERCHAmembers Yahoo Group "Files" section. 

Activities

Field Trips
These are always popular events. If you would like to host an ERCHA field trip, send an email to Field Trip Chairman
 for guidelines for planning a field trip for ERCHA. A list of ideas is also available if you are new to the area and want to plan a trip but would like suggestions of local places of interest. Planning a field trip is a great way to get to know other ERCHA families!

Used Curriculum Sale
Opportunities to buy or sell your used curriculum/materials in the spring.

Graduation Ceremony
ERCHA celebrates and honors our homeschool graduates with a small ceremony where parents present diplomas to their students in a meaningful Christian venue.

Other

Awana**
Awana Clubs meet on various days and times throughout Eagle River, Anchorage, and the Valley. Awana helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Awana offers a proven approach for evangelizing and discipling kids in the church and the community. Click for information about the Awana Club at Eagle River Grace or an Awana close to you

American Heritage Girls**
(girls, ages 5-18)
American Heritage Girls is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country. The organization offers badge programs, service projects, girl leadership opportunities, and outdoor experiences to its members. It serves as a catalyst for building young women of integrity and faith. It also broadens social devleopment through extra-curricular activities. This program of character building has successfully served thousands of girls since its inception in 1995 and will continue to do so long into the 21st century. Click here to find a troop near you. 

National Bible Bee** (ages 7-18)
The National Bible Bee Competition is a series of events designed to help parents encourage diligence in Bible study, Scripture memorization, and prayer in their families. Participating in the National Bible Bee will help your family move closer to Christ and one another as you learn, live out and celebrate His Word.

Children ages 7-18 can register for the Bee between April 1 and May 31 each year. The local Bee is held on the fourth Saturday in August. Upon registration, participants receive memory cards, t-shirt, Bible, an in-depth age-appropriate study and parent guidebook.

During optional weekly summer practice sessions, families have an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other Bible Bee participants. For more information, contact Rená at BibleBee@ergrace.org.

 

Trail Life USA** (boys, grades K-12)
Trail Life USA is a Christian adventure, character, and leadership program for young men. The K-12 program centers on outdoor experiences that build a young man’s skills and allow him to grow on a personal level and as a role model and leader for his peers. Living the Trail Life is a journey established on timeless values derived from the Bible. Click here to find a troop near you. 

TeenPact Leadership Schools** 
TeenPact is a dynamic, hands-on leadership school for Christian students. Our mission is to train youth to understand the political process, value their liberty, defend their Christian faith and engage the culture at a time in their lives when, typically, they do not care about such things. The TeenPact experience is one of intentional growth, education and encouragement. We believe that God gives every young person a great spiritual capacity as well as a scriptural mandate to cultivate and use their talents – even before they are old enough to drive, work or vote! TeenPact trains these young people to embrace their call as the next generation of leaders by giving them tools, teaching and opportunities. A one-day class is offered for 8-12 year olds and a four-day class is offered for 13-19 year olds. Click here for infomation about the Alaska State Teenpact Class.

 

Running Club** (7th-12th grades; must be able to run at least one mile)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:00-4:30p, Gruening Middle School Track/Field (summer) or at The Harry McDonald Center (winter) in Eagle River. Parents welcome. Includes stretching, running, and some calisthenics (push ups, sit ups, crunches, and leg strengthening). Mac Center facility fee: $1/person.
Contact Nancy at williams7@gci.net or 337-4918 for more information. 
 

** Non ERCHA-Sponsored event. Open to the community. 

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