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Sports

his_eaglesHIS Eagles -- Arlington

Formerly AAHE, HIS (Homeschool Interscholastic Sports) has a vision to disciple every homeschool athlete into a person of Christ-like character. HIS will use sports as a tool to reveal, nurture, and test the God given skills and talents of each athlete for the glory of God and the advancement of his kingdom.
THESATHESA -- Fort Worth

THESAs mission is to support families with a calling to home educate their children by providing high quality, competitive sports programs, enabling children to grow in Godly character and skills at the junior and senior high level. Programs include Boys football, basketball, and baseball as well as Girls basketball, softball and volleyball.
HSAA-Shield-logoHSAA -- Dallas

HSAA was established to provide homeschooled youth with opportunities to compete in competitive athletic events in a Christian atmosphere. Through this athletic competition, HSAA is committed to providing parents with support in their responsibility of developing high moral character within each student-athlete.
ExpressLogoWeatherford Express -- Weatherford

Weatherford Express is a Christian-based, not-for-profit organization that provides home schooled students the opportunity to participate in team sports. We currently offer 6-Man Football, Football Spirit Team, Volleyball, and Basketball.
dallas-thunder-logoDallas Thunder -- Dallas

Dallas Thunder is a competitive basketball organization made up of homeschool students in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Its goal is to teach boys and girls the skills needed to excel in the game of basketball as well as to train them up to be godly men and women.
Parker-Tarrant_copyPTHSS -- Fort Worth

Parker-Tarrant Home School Sports exists to promote and accomplish sports education for the Texas Home School student in a Christian environment. Its objective is to provide a competitive environment for middle school and high school sports competition that is not normally provided by traditional home school organizations or support groups. PTHSS desires to accomplish this goal in a way that both works alongside the parents and honors Jesus Christ.
CHANT Logo SMCHANT Chargers -- North Texas

Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas is a competitive sports program that desires to provide a place for athletes at every level.  CHANT competes with private and public school teams in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area.  We have a calling to help homeschool athletes achieve their goals while always keeping God first, and supporting the family and the athletes' education.
JCSA LogoJCSA -- Johnson County

Johnson County Sports Association is a Christian-based youth sports organization that offers Track, Volleyball, Girls & Boys Basketball, 6-Man Tackle Football, Cheer, Baseball, and Softball for Junior High through High School students in the Johnson County area. The mission of JCSA is to serve home school students that desire to have God as a part of and to participate in competitive Athletics that will Glorify God in all we do, win or lose. "Psalms 104:21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God."
316bjj316 BJJ -- Rockwall

316 BJJ is a Christian organization designed to help people train their mind, bodies, and spirits in a safe environment. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for everyone to learn self-defense and to increase their skill as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu student.

Camps

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Special Homeschool Session August 5-10, 2012


Don’t miss this offer for Summer 2012! – 49% off!



This Session has been Cancelled. Future sessions will be planned, stay tuned for details!


soto_creation_weekSOTO Creation Family Camp Week: 
June 3 - 8, 2013

HEART of Texas members get an exclusive discount! 
$20 per adult (12 years and older) and $10 per child (ages 3-11)!

Family Camp at Shepherd of the Ozarks is...

a fabulous affordable family vacation with a spiritual emphasis... breath-taking scenery, luxurious lodges, really great food (not camp food) and activities for all ages. It's a time to spend quality time together and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Rates—Adults: $390, Children age 3-11: $245, Children age 0-2: $30
Each family will have a private room and bath in one of the Lodges.  Mom and Dad have a King or Queen bed and the kids have a loft, a cubby, or  bunk.  Every room is different.  Tour our Lodges on our website: SOTO Lodges

What do we do at Family Camp?
 
Days are free for a variety of activities like swimming, river tubing, fishing, hiking on trails in 460 acres of natural Ozark Mountain forest, volleyball, basketball, frisbee golf, horseback riding, paintball, laser tag, high ropes, cliffhanger, canoeing the Buffalo River, sightseeing at the Blanchard Springs Caverns or... how about relaxing on the porch in a rocking chair with a cup of coffee and enjoying the view? Watch our Activity Video: SOTO Activities Video  No cooking for Mom! Meals always get rave reviews.

After dinner we gather for a Spiritual time with Praise and Worship music and time in the Word with our Speaker.  There’s a Kids Program for kids ages 5-10, a Nursery for babies/toddlers, and Play Time for kids 3-4.  The evening is topped off with an activity like Game Night; Dance Night  (Square Dancing, the YMCA and Chicken Dance to name a few); Skit Night; and Family Communion around a camp fire.

There’s always quality fellowship in the lodges as the evening winds down and the kids head for bed… time to connect with old and new friends.

To register:SOTO Family Camp Online Registration

Please email michelle@sotocamp.com

Scouting

Would you like to see your homeschool Pack or Troop here? Please contact us and let us know about you!


longhorncouncilGeneral scouting information is available at www.longhorncouncil.org.

Amanda Lewis is the district director of the Longhorn Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The Longhorn Council district includes Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, Trophy Club, Roanoke, and the HEB area. You may contact her at
bsalakeview@aol.com or by calling her at 817-231-8533.

cubscoutslogoCub Scout Pack 207- McKinney

We would like to invite any boy who is homeschooled or attends a University Model School and is in first through fifth grades to join Pack 207. (We do require parents to sign a Christian Statement of Faith.) Our meetings are held on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Mondays of each month at First United Methodist at 315 North Church Street in McKinney. For more information you may contact Scout Master Gordan Taylor at
pack207mckinney@gmail.com.

Speech & Debate

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DFW Speech & Debate is committed to providing quality communications training to help students sharpen their ability to analyze problems, think and listen critically, and communicate their ideas in an organized and compelling manner. Our communications training includes: 

Speech & Debate Summer Camps
We train hundreds of students each summer who go on to excel in competition! Our camps are engaging and fun and serve to inspire students to cultivate their critical thinking and communication skills. We offer a wide variety of training including introductory, intermediate and advanced Speech and Debate camps, Model UN, Moot Court and much more for ages 12-18! This summer we are expanding our offerings to include Junior Speech for ages 6-11!

Private Coaching! - for speaker, debaters and writers who would like to advance their skills at a faster pace
Most great competitors have great coaches. Our veteran team of coaches provide individualized training for students prior to and during the school year. Coaching sessions include helping students develop a high level of competency writing AP quality essays, writing and performing speeches, and writing and arguing their debate case. See specific Coaching Services
here

Tools for Debate Curriculum
Most great competitors also have great TOOLS.
Our easy-to-use 12-week curricula puts valuable instruction in the hands of debate students and club leaders to prepare students for Policy and Lincoln Douglas debate competition. Our curriculum includes a dual track approach to help beginners master foundational skills such as Writing a Case, 4-Point Refutation, Organization and Cross-Examination (C/X) and more. Experienced debaters will advance to the next level with round-winning techniques on C/X Strategies, and NEG strategies (e.g. identifying unproven or faulty assumptions). Packed with examples, drills, quizzes and a FREE affirmative case!

For More Information:  www.dfwspeechdebate.com

HEART of Texas Discount:  DFW Speech & Debate is offering HEART of Texas member-supporters  (with current Family ID) 10% off their Summer Camp fee.

Special Needs

txspclkidsTexas Special Kids, founded by Doug and Patsy Arnold, is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to serve families who have children with special educational and/or developmental concerns. Texas' Special Kids is uniquely equipped to meet the needs of the special needs community. The Arnolds are experienced home educators, professional public educators, and professional special education educators, and they have been able to apply their professional expertise at home with their own special needs child. Their experiences and struggles have equipped them with the tools and resources to assist and meet the needs of Texas families who are looking for guidance.
nathhanNATHHANs purpose and goal is to encourage homeschooling families with special needs children, in ways that glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and equip parents to confidently raise their children with special needs or disabilities
CHASKChristian Homes and Special Kids works to find Christian homes for children with special needs

Libraries

nameaddresscityzipwww
Stella Hill Memorial Library 200 W San Antonio St. Alto 75925
Alvarado Public Library 210 N Baugh St. Alverado 76009
Azle Public Library 333 West Main Azle 76020
Balch Springs Public Library 12450 Elam Rd. Balch Springs 75180
Benbrook Public Library 1065 Mercedes St. Benbrook 76126
Breckenridge Library 209 N Breckenridge Ave. Breckenridge 76424
Burleson Public Library 248 SW Johnson Ave. Burleson 76028
Van Zandt County Library 317 1st Monday Lane Canton 75103
All Carrollton Public Library Branches Carrollton
Zula Bryant Wylie Library 225 Cedar St. Cedar Hill 75104
Cleburne Public Library 302 West Henderson St. Cleburne 76033
Colleyville Public Library 110 Main Street Colleyville 76034
Crandall-Combine Community Library 13385 FM 3039 Crandall 75114
Crowley Public Library 409 S Oak Street Crowley 76036
All Dallas Public Library Branches Dallas
De Soto Public Library 211 E Pleasant Run Road Ste. C De Soto 75115
All Denton Public Library Branches Denton
Duncanville Public Library 201 James Collins Blvd. Duncanville 75116
Rains County Public Library 150 Doris Briggs Parkway Emory 75440
Ennis Public Library 501 W Ennis Ave Ennis 75119
Farmers Branch Manske Public Library 13613 Webb Chapel Road Farmers Branch 75234
Charles J Rike Memorial Library 203 Orange Street Farmersville 75442
Ferris Public Library 514 S Mabel Street Ferris 75125
Forest Hill Public Library 6962 Forest Hill Drive Forest Hill 76140
Ellen Brooks West Memorial Library of Forney 800 FM 741 South Forney 75126
NAS JRB Library 1802 Doolittle Ave. Fort Worth 76127
St Rita Catholic School 712 Weiler Blvd. Fort Worth 76112
Cooke County Library 200 S Weaver St. Gainesville 76240
Lee Public Library 312 W Pacific Ave. Gladewater 75647
All Grand Prarie Memorial Library Branches Grand Prairie
Grapevine Public Library 1201 Municipal Way Grapevine 76051
W Walworth Harrison Public Library 1 Lou Finney Blvd. Greenville 75401
Highland Park Library 4700 Drexel Dr. Highland Park 75205
Howe Community Library 315 S Collins Freeway Howe 75459
Hurst Public Library 901 Precinct Line Road Hurst 76053
All Irving Public Library Branches Irving
Joshua School & Public Library 907 S Broadway Street Joshua 76058
Justin Community Library 408 Pafford Street Justin 76247
Kaufman County Library 3790 S. Houston Street Kaufman 75142
Keller Public Library 640 Johnson Road Keller 76180
Lake Cities Library 302 S Shady Shores Dr. Lake Dallas 75065
Mary Lou Reddick Public Library 7005 Charbonneau Lake Worth 76135
Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library 1600 Veterans Memorial Parkway Lancaster 75134
Lewisville Public Library 1197 W Main Street Lewisville 75067
Little Elm Public Library 100 W Eldorado Parkway Little Elm 75068
Mansfield Public Library 104 S Wisteria Street Masfield 76063
All McKinney Memorial Public Library Branches McKinney
All Mesquite Public Library Branches Mesquite
AH Meadows Library 923 S 9th Street Midlothian 76065
Boyce Ditto Public Library 2300 SE Martin Luther King Jr Street Mineral Wells 76067
Mount Pleasant Public Library 370 CR 3910 Mt Pleasant 75455
Newark Public Library 209 Hudson Newark 76071
North Richland Hills Public Library 9015 Grand Ave. North Richland Hills 76180
All Plano Public Library Branches Plano
Red Oak Public Library 200 Lakeview Parkway Red Oak 75154
RIver Oaks Public Library 4900 River Oaks Blvd. River Oaks 76114
Roanoke Public Library 308 S Walnut Street Roanoke 76262
Rockwell County Library 1215 E Yellowjacket Lane Rockwall 75087
Rowlett Public Library 3900 Main Street Rowlett 75088
John Ed Keeter Public Library 355 W McLeroy Blvd. Saginaw 76179
Sanger Public Library 501 Bolivar Street Sanger 76266
Sachse Public Library 3815 C Sachse Road Sachse 75048
Seagoville Public Library 2511 Seagoville Road Seagoville 75159
The Library at Cedar Creek Lake 410 E Cedar Creek Parkway Seven Points 75143
Southlake Public Library 1400 Main Street Suite 130 Southlake 76092
Stephenville Public Library 174 N Columbia Street Stephenville 76401
Riter C Hulsey Public Library 301 N Rockwall Street Terrell 75160
The Colony Public Library 6800 Main Street The Colony 75056
Van Alstyne Public Library 151 W Cooper Van Alstyne 75495
Venus High School and COmmunity Library 12 Bulldog Drive Venus 76084
Watauga Public Library 7109 Whitley Road Watauga 76148
Nicholas P Sims Library & Lyceum 515 W Main Street Waxahachie 75165
Weatherford Public Library 1014 Charles Street Weatherford 76086
Tawakoni Area Public Library 340 W Highway 276 West Tawakoni 75474
White Settlement Public Library 8215 White Settlement Road White Settlement 76108
Whitesboro Public Library 308 W Main Street Whitesboro 76273