Not Back to School Camp

Homeschooling is going really well.

We’re still kind of finding our way, and sometimes fear creeps in, but every time I start to doubt I meet kids who are being homeschooled and, well, I really like them. They are articulate. They are smart. They are well read. They don’t care so much what people think about them. They seem to know who they are. 

We’re not exactly unschoolers, but we’re not strict curriculum enthusiasts either. Our days have lots of flexibility. If we don’t get something done today, ah, well….there is always tomorrow.  

I first saw the video below on The Organic Sister’s blog.

Do I dare hope Riley might go to summer camp at a place like this one day when she is a teen? 

I do. I really do. 

Not Back to School Camp: A Glance Within from Allen Ellis on Vimeo.

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4 Responses to Not Back to School Camp

  1. Sally says:

    I think its great you are homeschooling. Great. I am a watcher of 19 Kids and Counting. Although not an advocate for having all those kids, their episode the other day was on home schooling all those kids. They all seem to be so respectful and industrious and self motivated. Very impressive. But then, so are Todd and Michelle.

  2. Love the camp video. Looks amazing.

  3. sarah says:

    it’s interesting that you said, “They don’t care so much what people think about them.”

    A friend of mine wants to homeschool her kids and we were talking about it. And she said, “Homeschooled kids are kind of strange.”

    And I was like, “Yeah, that’s kind of my argument against it.”

    And she said, “No, strange like they don’t have a filter. They’re not afraid to be themselves. Not afraid what others will think of them. I’ve been trying to figure out how to live that way for 27 years, and it’s so beautiful that they just know.”

    And then I had to sit back and think, “Yeah, you’re right.”

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