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Signups for Spring Enrichment sessions begin December 4!

 

Non-BHEA Sponsored Activities that our Members Enjoy

Chess Club at the Blount County Public Library

All Ages are invited to play chess (or learn how to play). Saturdays, 10 a.m. until 3p.m., Thursdays, 1p.m. until 4 p.m.

Note: The Blount County Public Library offers a plethora of fun and educational clubs and activities for kids and teens. Check it out!


Knoxville Homeschool High School Climbing Team

This team competes against Knoxville area public and private schools. This is a great way to learn the sport, as there is excellent coaching by a dad/coach named Tom Ford. Practice is held at River Sports on Middlebrook Pike. See the Facebook page for more information. 


Destination Imagination  

Destination Imagination teaches the creative process and  empowers participants with the skills needed to success at a regional, state and global level. It allows individuals to come together as a team and create a unique solution in a  fun, hands-on environment by fostering creativity and teamwork through the fields of STEM (science, technology,  engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning. 

Our participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process. Teams may showcase their solutions at a tournament. 

Teams for in the fall.  There are team entry fees. For more information contact Darunee Lawson daruneelawson@yahoo.com or allison@mmmicro.com. 


Knoxville Ambassadors Sports Teams

Knoxville Ambassadors Sports inlude:  baseball, basketball, cross country, softball, soccer and volleyball. For addititional information visit http://knoxvilleambassadors.com.


Knoxvile Christian Youth Bands

Knoxville Christian Youth Bands is dedicated to excellence in music education for motivated school-age students. Our purpose is to provide an environment for quality instrumental music education for homeschool, private school, and public school children in East Tennessee. KCYB offers an educational environment founded on Christian values with positive social experiences and outlets for creative musical expression. In addition, we strive to serve the local community through band performances that are educational, entertaining, and uplifting.

Contact: info@kcyb.org or (865) 275-5131
Knoxville Christian Youth Bands


Maryville College Youth Choirs

The focus of the ensembles is to learn the fundamentals of music and the foundations of singing.  Music education majors from Maryville College also assist with the groups.

  • The Scottie Singers

The Scottie Singers, directed by Martha Robinson, is a youth choir for students in grades three through eight.  This enrichment opportunity is for students who love to sing and want to excel above and beyond their school music experience.  The group rehearses on Tuesdays from 4:15 until 5:15 p.m. in the Harry H. Harter Choral Rehearsal Room of the Clayton Center for the Arts. Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.  The ensemble will present a fall concert on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts' Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall.  For more information, please contact Robinson at martha4robinson@gmail.com

  • The Highlander Chorale

The Highlander Chorale, directed by Jill Purvis, is an ensemble for high school age students. The group rehearses on Thursdays from 5 until 6:30 p.m. in the Harry H. Harter Choral Rehearsal Room of the Clayton Center for the Arts. Spring rehearsals begin on Thursday, August 22, 2019.  The ensemble will present a fall concert on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts' Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall.  For more information, please contact Purvis at jpurvis75@gmail.com

Registration form for both: https://www.maryvillecollege.edu/academics/divisions/fine-arts/vocal-programs/youth-choirs/


Maryville Christian School Athletics  

The Maryville Christian Athletic Department occasionally has roster spots available for homeschooled students. Each team has a roster maximum and can only accept a set number of players. Players must try out for each respective team. Players will not be responsible for paying the fee unless they make the team. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Director of Athletics.


Maryville Fencing Club

This club is open to all Maryville fencers. Contact Coach Pat Luna for more information. 


The Muse

The Muse offers STEAM classes for homeschoolers K-5. Learn more at: https://www.themuseknoxville.org/homeschool


Prime Aquatics Homeschool Swim 

Prime Aquatics offers a great swim program to the homeschool community. Visit www.primeaq.com to learn more about it and to register.


Tumble Bears (aka: Foothills Gymnastics)

Offers homeschool classes for ages 4 and up on Wednesdays (and much, much more). Call (865) 977-8865 for details. http://fhgym.com/


TriStar Rowing 

TriStar Rowing offers rowing programs for children and adults grade 5 and up. Questions? coachkatie@tristarrowing.com. Register here: https://www.tristarrowing.com/


Homeschool Classes at the Knoxville Zoo

The Zoo offers wonderful, hands-on science classes for homeschooled students preK through 8th grade. https://www.zooknoxville.org/homeschool-programs/ or email zkfamily@zooknoxville.org with questions.