Hey all you local (to Pittsburgh) families!  If you haven’t had a chance to join us for one of our monthly Homeschooling in the Park Dates, mark your calendars now for these last 3 dates for this calendar year:  After that, we will pick back up in spring with warmer weather.  

August 22nd  <———TODAY!
September 26th
October 24th

Remember it this way: we’ll be meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month for our remaining dates.
One other minor change for the fall months is that we will be meeting from approximately12pm until 4pm.  You are welcome to come earlier or stay later, but the early afternoon is when MOST folks from our group tend to show up, so we’re moving it back officially.  This will also give some families a chance to squeeze in their a.m. schooling before joining us in the park for a relaxing afternoon.

  We’d love to have you there, and we’re pretty sure you and your kids will love it too.

DETAILS:
So what exactly IS “Homeschooling in the Park?”
It is simply a time where mamas and their kids (plus any dads who can make it!) can come together for an INFORMAL day of relaxation, exploration, campfire fellowship, food and fun.

We will be meeting once again at the BEAUTIFUL Mingo Creek County Park not far from Rt 79.

Our group meets from noon until about 4pm, but please come and go as you are able.  Some families enjoy coming earlier to explore the park, and a few even stay through until dinnertime.  You can do whatever works for you and your crew.

We will be meeting at the main, large playground which is located along the main road, past the covered bridge & pavilions 1-4.  Although there is no pavilion at this location, there are many picnic tables, wide fields, a large playground, bathrooms, and {most fun for the kids} a lovely shallow creek perfect for wading and exploring.  There are also two grills at this location.  

ALL ages are welcome, big kids too! ;D
Moms are reminded to bring a change of clothing for your children, and camp chairs or a blanket for the ground or table.  We strongly recommend that your kids wear water shoes, rain boots, or some other play shoes that can get wet, as they will want to explore and enjoy the shallow creek. Swim suits are also a great option under clothes, weather permitting.

Moms with babies: please join us! And bring your baby carrier if you’d like to do any walking, as not all areas are stroller accessible.  We tend to park in one main location for the day, so pack and plays also work great to keep little ones safe, and provide a spot for napping if you stay through the day.

You may also want to consider bringing along sporting equipment for you kids, or even bikes as there are large open fields and many bike trials.

LUNCH: Each family needs to pack their OWN lunches & snacks. If you plan on grilling out, please bring  your own charcoal and lighter.
As we do each month, there will be a table set up for foods you may want to bring to share (desserts, marshmallows for roasting, etc), but this is not necessary.


Hope to see you there! 

Blessings, 
Joanna