Saturday, October 18, 2008

From the Inbox: - Nov 10-13 (Fall Camp for Homeschooling Families (San Bernardino Mtns)

There is still space for your family at this fall's Camp for Homeschooling Families at Camp de Benneville Pines in the San Bernardino National Forest near Big Bear.

For the past 6 years, homeschooling families have gathered 2 or 3 times a year for a
week at camp. We've made new friends, and connected with families from all over
California, Arizona and Nevada.

The next camp will be
Monday, November 10 - Thursday, November 13, 2008

During the week, camp activities are offered: crafts, tie dying, archery, hiking, a photo safari,
karaoke, a talent show. We'll also have several special activities planned.

Donna Schrokosch of the Hawthorne Center for Innovation
will be our special Guest Instructor one morning. She will teach us how to use the open source
(free) 3D animation & CAD program Blender

Download the program at home, then bring your laptop to learn how to make animated
movies, design your next house and more.

We'll also visit our local organic apple orchard
picking the yummy MacIntosh and Rome apples.

When we return to camp, we'll make pies and applesauce from our booty. This local orchard
is over 100 years old. We'll have a chance to visit with the goats, walk around the pond
and listen to Patti, the owner tell the history of the ranch. It's a wonderful opportunity to
see a sustainably-run farm---and to enjoy the delicious apples we pick ourselves!

The camp facility is located at 6'800 feet, within walking distance of Jenks Lake in a forest of towering pines, oak and cedar. You'll experience the crisp fall air and see the changing of the leaves.

Our cabins are comfortable, if rustic, with heat and bathrooms complete with hot showers.
The food is delicious, with vegetarian and vegan options available if requested with your registration.

To learn more and to register
please click the link:
Flier & Registration Form\

We hope your family will join us!

Caroline Quintanilla
Camp de Benneville Pines