ENOCH of New Jersey e-Newsletter
From the President’s Desk
would like to thank all of you
(attendees, exhibitors, speakers and volunteers) for making this year’s
convention successful. During
convention I had an opportunity to visit with many of the exhibitors;
this is always
a great pleasure. I
was speaking with
one exhibitor early Saturday afternoon and they said they were doing ok. We talked a little more
and then I left. A
few hours later as I was walking by they
called me over. They told me that after I left, they became very busy
attendees buying their material, they were very happy.
We had received several
emails and Facebook
postings right after the convention stating how much people were
encouraged by our speakers. If
missed any session and did not pick up CDs of the workshops you can
them by going to www.enochnj.org and
on the “Order 2011 Workshop Speakers”.
year exhibitor and
attendees were able to follow us on Twitter during the convention. You
follow ENOCH on Twitter at ENOCH of NJ.
You can also follow ENOCH on Facebook at ENOCH of NJ.
for next year’s
convention are well underway. The dates are May 18 & 19, 2012 and our
speakers are all lined
up - Michael Smith of HSLDA, Tracy Klicka of Home School Foundation and
Hamby of Lamplighter Publications.
have some ideas we are working on for the Teen Program and the
Program. We had a
great lineup this year
with Jeff Baldwin, from World View Academy for the Teen Program and Jim
from GreatHall Productions and Historical Happening for the Children’s
real special moment during
the convention was when Andrew Pudewa presented Emma Jacobs, one of
contest winners with her certificate and prize, before the Saturday
keynote session. She was speechless.
Congratulations to all the winners of the essay contest.
is an online survey for
everyone to take part of. We would appreciate it if you could take five
to fill out the survey. You can click here
to get to the survey. It
will help us see where we can improve the
convention and help serve homeschoolers better.
as the summer is winding
down homeschoolers in New Jersey maybe facing a bill regulating
in the state. Scott Woodruff, our attorney from HSLDA, ENOCH, along
leaders from several other homeschooling organizations and other groups
state will be watching this situation.
Right now there is no action that
be taken on your part. If
changes we will send out an e-lert.
do ask that you will PRAY.
‘Call to Me, and I will answer you,
and show you great
and mighty things, which you do not know.’ (Jeremiah 33:3)
In His Service,
Encouraging Words From
Homeschoolers Across the Nation
THINGS TO DO THIS
much as your kids will tell you they can't wait for summer, the words
"I'm bored," inevitably cross their lips – sometimes sooner than you
think! While children do enjoy the freedom that comes with the summer
months, they still like to have a little structure to their fun.
following list of activities will help your family take full advantage
of summer and help spark your creativity to make the summer all that it
should be! Kids can choose any activity they are interested
and complete them in any order they like (your children will probably
enjoy checking them off as they complete them). Some items are suitable
for kids to complete on their own. Some can even be done with the
Take a moment to review the list and see which
activities best suit your family. With these things to do, you may just
escape the "I'm bored" doldrums this summer!
- Make a scrapbook of everything you do this summer
- Have a picnic
- Visit another country
- Go to a ballgame
- Become a photographer
- Compare a book to a movie
- Learn about fireworks
- Take a boat ride
- Sketch a picture of your house from the outside
- Visit a farm
- Take a walk and record the sounds
- Keep a journal of what you do during the Summer
- Blow up balloons, put notes inside and hand them out to
- Go backpacking
- Go outside and find 10 different kinds of flowers
- Visit the zoo
- Make a treasure hunt
- Read a story to someone
- Clean up a nature trail
- Set up a lemonade stand
- Have a family game night
- Make a movie
- Make a collage from magazine words and pictures
- Create a terrarium
- Go canoeing
- Discover a new favorite author or book series
- Go to a museum
- Plant something
ANNUAL HOMESCHOOL CONVENTION
2011 Convention –
A Great Success – THANK YOU.
of NJ would like to thank everyone for their attendance at our annual
homeschool convention. So many expressed the blessing they received at
the various workshops. The keynote speakers Kevin Swanson and Andrew
Pudewa proved to be very popular.
If you missed the convention, you can purchase the CD recordings of the
workshops by printing the recording order on the website
Just print the form, make a check payable to “ENOCH of NJ” and mail it
to the PO Box address in Atlantic Highlands and we will mail them out
Mark your calendar
for 2012. May 18-19, 2012 is the date. That’s right we are back in May.
Our speakers for next year will ne Michael Smith of HSLDA, Tracy
Klicka, widow of Chris Klicka and Chair of Home School Foundation and
Mark Hamby of Lamplighter Publications. Make plans to join us next year.
ENOCH of NJ CONVENTION SURVEY
you for making the 2011 ENOCH Convention a successful one! The vendor
hall was sold out and there were many attendees. We hope you were
blessed by your time at the convention this year.
committee is busy making plans for next year’s convention and would
like your input about the convention. Please take a few moments and go
to the following website to complete the evaluation form. https://enochnj.webconnex.com/2011Survey
value your ideas and input in our planning. Even though we may not be
able to implement all of your suggestions, we still appreciate your
remarks and observations. This is your opportunity to make suggestions
and comments. Please do so in the next few days. We will have the
Evaluation form up until August 31, 2011 but while everything is still
fresh in your mind, please fill it out.
Remember, if you never tell us, we will never know, thus we can never
improve. Your suggestions may be one we never had before.
Have a great year!
Coordinator, on behalf of the ENOCH Board and Convention Committee
OTHER EVENTS AND
for Christ tour is coming to NJ!
Communicators for Christ Tour is a training event held by the Institute
for Cultural Communicators designed to help Christian students from all
educational backgrounds become "cultural communicators"--people
can impact their culture through excellent communication of the
truth. Their mission over the last 13 years has
shape culture through authentic communication and to equip students
with both the competence and character they need to influence culture
for Christ. We are truly blessed to have this national event
to our “back yard” here in NJ!
When? Thursday, August 25th through Saturday, August 27th
; One day Beginning
Friday, August 25th
4:00 - 9:00 pm
standard pricing: $ 35
in the Beginning Public Speaking track are mentored and instructed in a
small-group environment with different student instructors who provide
feedback to their homework assignments.
Each session is packed
with activities designed to highlight different public speaking tips
and guidelines in a fun and interactive way. By the end of the day,
students find that they have given anywhere from 4 to 6 different
presentations! From reciting Bible verses to telling jokes to giving
speeches about their favorite things, students leave the conference
ready to give speeches without a fear of public speaking!
For returning students, BPS Plus will be offered.
Middle through High
Schoolers (ages 11+); Three day Communications Conference
Thursday, August 25th through Saturday, August 27th
4:00 - 9:00 pm, Thursday and Friday, 8:45 am - 3:30 pm, Saturday
standard pricing: $ 150
who attend the three-day conference will also be mentored and
instructed in a variety of workshops designed to meet them at their
level. The inexperienced as well as experienced speaker will
opportunities to work on their public speaking skills and critical
thinking skills in a fun environment. They will truly be
by the training staff as they glean competency and character during
(a student coaching elective will be available
on Friday, August 26th from 8:45 am – 3:45 pm for current chapter
members for additional training in Public Forum, leadership and speech
Standard pricing: $40 Early bird pricing $25.00)
While students are busy trying out new skills, coaches (teachers and
parents) are busy learning how to continue to address these skills
post-tour. The resources and expertise available will help
leave the conference confident in your ability to carry on the work
that was begun at the tour.
To learn more about the conferences, please visit 2011
Thank you for helping to share the news! For more information
contact: Eunice Au at email@example.com
LABOR DAY FESTIVAL
AT FOUNTAIN OF LIFE CENTER
annual Labor Day Festival at the Fountain of Life Center, 2035 Columbus
Rd., Florence Twp, will be held on Labor Day, Monday, September 5th.
The Festival starts at 8:00 am and will be held rain or shine. This
very popular, family oriented event draws thousands of people
each year. Flea market space rentals or exhibit space fees
still a bargain at $25 for this great event. Vendors may call
609/499-8042 for FAQ’s.
The aromas from the International
tempt your taste buds as dedicated volunteers put together some of the
best ethnic foods in the area. The varieties include Polish Kielbasa,
perogies, chicken, ribs and fish, soul food with greens and black-eyed
peas; Spanish foods including Pinchos de Carne de Cerdo and Pina
Colada’s and great homemade Columbian Empanadas. And not to
forgotten are our traditional American hot dogs, delicious
desserts such as German and Polish pastries and homemade cakes and
cookies, funnel cake and more.. Take out orders are
available. Don’t miss the pig roast! Volunteers
stay up all
night to make sure the pork is done to perfection. Whether finding
bargains in the flea market goods, or hungering for some good cooking,
then this is the place to be on Labor Day.
Exciting entertainment for the kids this year will be featured in the Kids World
exhibits. A moon bounce, face painting, hayrides, inflatable
rides, and much more will keep them laughing and having fun while mom
and dad browse the bargains.
The annual bass fishing
(catch and release) is also part of this fantastic Labor Day Festival.
Fishing takes place from 7:00 am to 10:00 a.m. at the private bass lake
located on the grounds. Cash prizes are offered for the biggest bass
and most fish (adult and child). Register for the fishing contest at
the lake starting at 7:00 a.m. (There is a small fee to fish)
fun, good food, and lots to do! Make it a family day to relax and enjoy
the last great holiday of the summer. For more information
this terrific event, check out www.flcnj.org
Conferences coming to Collegeville, Pennsylvania this Summer
are excited to announce some Bright Lights Conferences coming to
Collegeville, Pennsylvania this summer. Taught by Sarah Mally and the
Bright Lights staff, these conferences are designed to encourage young
ladies to be strong for the Lord in their youth and shine radiantly as
bright lights for Him!
Strong in the Lord Conference
Collegeville, PA—August 9-10th
• How to be Strong for the Lord in Your Youth
• Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends
• How to Turn Your Heart to Your Parents
• How to Be a Bright Light in the World
• Keeping Yourself Pure from Polluting Influences
• Seeking the Lord with All of Your Heart
• Developing a Disciplined Walk with God
insightful testimonies by godly young ladies, humorous skits, a chalk
drawing, harp music, singing, small group times with sharing and
interaction, hands-on activities, and practical teaching that will
challenge and prepare young ladies to remain strong for the Lord
through their teen years.
Parents are encouraged to attend the
conference in order to hear what their daughters are learning and
reinforce it at home. While the girls are meeting in small groups,
sessions will be offered for fathers and mothers. Sessions will cover
topics such as the importance of protecting your children, how fathers
can set a godly pace for their family, how to win the hearts of your
daughters, and building strong mother/daughter relationships.
$15 per girl / $10 per parent.
Late Registration: $18 per girl / $12 per parent
Schedule: Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 9:00 PM; Wednesday from 9:00 AM -
Dates: August 9-10, 2011
Location: Valley Forge Baptist, 616 South Trappe Road, Collegeville, PA
Radiant Purity Conference
Collegeville, PA—August 12-13th
• Waiting for God’s Very Best
• Giving Your Heart to Your Parents
• Avoiding the Dangers of the World’s Thinking
• How to Delight in Jesus, Our Heavenly Prince
• Using Your Years of Singleness for God
• What the Lord Says About Modesty
• How to Guard Your Heart When You Have a Crush
• Living for God’s Purposes
• Being Wise in Internet Usage
young lady who is pure shines with a radiant brightness in this world
of darkness. How can a young lady stay physically and emotionally pure
as she waits for God’s best in marriage? How can parents protect and
guide? Creatively presented through stories and testimonies, practical
instruction, skits, and real-life examples, this conference gives
Biblical answers to everyday questions and deep life struggles. The
material is discreet and appropriate for twelve year olds, yet relevant
to all ages. Includes testimonies from young ladies who serve as Bright
Lights staff, chalk drawings, and harp
Click here to see a 2 minute video clip of Sarah Mally teaching
at a Radiant Purity Conference in
Fathers & Mothers are encouraged to attend. Parents'
sessions will include: Every Mother's Example, 40 Ways to Protect the
Hearts of Your Daughters, and Talking to Young Men who Express Interest
in Your Daughters.
$15 per girl / $10 per parent.
Late Registration: $18 per girl / $12 per parent
Schedule: Friday evening from 6:00 - 9:00 PM; Saturday from 9:00 AM -
Dates: August 12-13, 2011
Location: Valley Forge Baptist, 616 South Trappe Road, Collegeville, PA
Visit the Bright Lights Website
more about the conferences.
For questions and registration information, feel free to e-mail the
Bright Lights staff at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Bright Lights
1996, Sarah Mally started a discipleship ministry in her living room
with the goal of challenging other young ladies to be strong for the
Lord in their youth. We have been excited to see how the Lord has
allowed Bright Lights to grow, and now there are over 400 Bright Lights
groups that have started around the country and internationally. Bright
Lights continues to train leaders, host mother / daughter conferences,
and provide discipleship materials for young ladies. Sarah Mally is
also the author of “Before You Meet Prince Charming,” published in
2006, and co-author of the book “Making Brothers and Sisters Best
Friends” which she and her brother and sister published in 2002.
& PHYSIC CLASSES ONLINE
All classes are taught live by a Christian homeschooling Ph.D.
Here is the fall schedule:
Fall Prealgebra MF
10:30 - 11:20am CST
Fall Prealgebra TTh
3:00 - 3:50pm CST
Fall Algebra 1
MF 11:30 - 12:20pm CST
Fall Algebra 1
TTh 2:00 - 2:50pm CST
MF 12:30 - 1:20pm CST
TTh 10:30 - 11:20am CST
Fall Algebra 2
TTh 12:30 - 1:20pm CST
Fall Precalculus MF
3:00 - 3:50pm CST
Fall AP Calculus AB MF
2:00 - 2:50pm CST
Fall AP Physics B TTh
11:30 - 12:20pm CST
are also considering offering a physics class for younger kids if there
is enough interest. We also offer SAT Math Prep classes.
Please email Chris Seberino at email@example.com
for more information or visit http://phil4.com
LEARNING CENTER HIGH SCHOOL PHYSIC CLASSES
Learning Center will be offering a high school level course in physics
this coming fall. The class will meet once a week, Thursday, 12:30-3:00
at Westerly Road Church. There will also be a live video chat
Monday 8:00-9:00 pm to review homework problems and answer student
questions about assignments. Students will engage in an in-depth study
of the physical world through hands-on and virtual labs as well as
and written problems. The focus will be on developing the ability to
synthesize information and apply it to new situations. Topics will
include Newton's Laws, energy, projectile motion, momentum,
electricity, magnetism, waves, sound, and light. Apply what you've
learned at Great Adventure on our trip in the spring. Algebra
pre-requisite. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
students interested in registering for the physics course this fall,
there will be a qualifying exam on Tuesday, August 16th at 10:00 am.
The purpose of the exam is to determine if you have the mathematical
background to succeed in the course. Practice problems have been posted
online at: www.theduckpond.com/physics
. You will be allowed to use a scientific or graphing calculator but
not the memory function of the calculator. Please register for the exam
by August 5th at: email@example.com
. There is no cost for taking the exam. For more information, please
see our website at: www.westerlylearningcenter.org
LIVE ONLINE CLUBS
[Shakopee, MN] Currclick.com
Announces 3 FREE live online clubs just for homeschoolers: Chess Club,
Lego Club and Languages and Cultures Club. New Sessions starting each
Whether your child is a budding Chessmaster, a master
Lego builder or just curious about languages and cultures, there’s an
online homeschool club for them at CurrClick.com
These totally free clubs offer homeschool kids an opportunity to
interact live with a CurrClick teacher who they'll be able to see and
hear live, via webcam. They'll also be able to interact with other
homeschoolers from all over the world in a safe and 100% moderated
online environment. Kids will learn new concepts, have fun, make
friends and be able to share their ideas with others in a friendly and
Clubs are open to all ages. Sign up at any time.
Great for older kids interested in enhancing their college transcripts.
Sign up to attend one of our online clubs today! New sessions starting
Click here to see all of live clubs at CurrClick.com
is also looking for club leaders with great ideas and online
experience. Those interested should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shakespeare can be fun! It’s meant to be performed, not just
studied behind the desk. Come join Mrs. Fung’s class and you
be able to fulfill this high school requirement and make friends with a
great group of passionate high schoolers at the same time.
seasoned theatre professional, Mrs. Fung will cover different aspects
of acting skills, choral recitation, and play analysis with an emphasis
on Shakespeare’s texts. A Shakespeare play will be chosen and
performed for friends and family at the end of the school
All class members will also have the chance to participate in
Shakesperience:NJ, a Shakespeare festival sponsored by the Shakespeare
Theatre of NJ (www.shakespearenj.org
) and the
Folger Shakespeare Library (www.folger.edu
class is for students grades 9-12 and mature students in 7th and 8th
grade. It will run from September 19, 2011 to May 21, 2012 on
Mondays from 3:30-5:45 p.m. Tuition is $150 which covers church rental,
guest instructor fees, instructional materials, props and costumes,
etc. Classes will be held at Rutgers Community Christian
New students must audition on September 12, Monday, for acceptance into
the class. To make an appointment for audition and for
information, email May Fung at email@example.com
The class will be closed once it reaches the maximum number of
students, so act fast - there are only a few spots left!
May Fung is a graduate
of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (www.hkapa.edu) and is Drama Director at Rutgers Community Christian Church.
HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS
- LARGE INDOOR ARENA (856) 252-7075 - Contact Regina Ennis
new for your Phys Ed classes? We are a Christian family who
a horse farm in Central NJ, (at 850 Monmouth Road - on Route 537 - just
down the road from Six Flags Great Adventure, right off Rt 195) and we
would love to welcome homeschooling families. In past years,
homeschooled our own children who are now in college, and are aware of
the challenges facing homeschooling parents to find good choices for
activities. Our facility has a large indoor arena (80X200),
full jump course, to facilitate all-weather riding with minimal
cancellations due to weather. We have a nice
horses and ponies for lessons and pony rides. In addition to
riding lessons, our program offers a full equestrian science education
program offered through 4H, that includes classroom lessons on the
ground (unmounted) as well as full instruction in the saddle
(mounted). Our instructor is also experienced in teaching
needs riders (Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ADD, ADHD).
Horseback riding lessons available to all homeschooling families at
discounted rates-flexible schedules to accommodate your
Groups (such as Brownies, Cub Scouts, Girls Scouts, and Boys Scouts)
Western and English disciplines taught with an emphasis on safety and
balanced seat riding. Beginners to advanced riders welcome!
* 1 Hr. Private Lesson: $45.00
* ***SPECIAL PRIVATE PACKAGE: 10 Private 1-Hour Lessons for
$395. Must be prepaid and used within 3 months. You
take multiple lessons per week.***
1 Hr. Semi-Private/Group/Sibling: $30.00 per student (limit 4 per
lesson) Private lessons required until student safely handles
horse/pony on own. (Sometimes riders will share same mount
they are safely able to independently handle their own horse/pony.
* **SPECIAL GROUP/SEMI-PRIVATE
PACKAGE: 10 1-Hour Lessons for group/semi-private lessons for
OUR FIRST FUN AND GAMES HORSESHOW ON MARCH 20,
MORE THROUGH THE SUMMER! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
RIDING CAMP -CAMP SPECIAL PRICE IF SIGNED UP BEFORE MAY 1-$260/JUNE
1-$290/AFTER JUNE 1-$330
27-July 1/July 11-15/ August 1-5/August 15-19 Regular price
June 1 is $330 for the week. (10% Multiple Session/Sibling Discounts
Offered) Please call for details/questions. Camp Hours
8:30am-4:00pm. Limited to 12 campers per session-Riding Skill
Levels: Beginners to advanced riders are welcome.
Avg. of 4
Hours of riding per day!
4H Club Membership -Freedom Riders 4H Club
Free-meets twice per month-2nd and 4th Saturdays!
and Games Shows held on our farm! Ribbons and trophies given
division champions, but it's all about having fun on horseback! See our
Facebook Page for details and Pics of our equine friends and
families! Next show is in May! Hope to see you there! $60 for
or $8 per class! Call for details.
Special Group Rates
such as Boys' Scouts, Girls' Scouts, other 4H groups, etc. ($25 per
scout/club member) Minimum of 6 members for group lesson
discount. Actual lesson not just a pony ride!
Please mention your membership in ENOCH
and this ad when calling to receive the discounted rates.
Regina for available times and appointments, (856)
252-7075. See our Facebook page for Freedom Farm
USA and my
page, Regina Ennis.
Visit our website at www.Freedomfarmusa.com
***Special Extended Horsemanship Program***
you are a part of our WEEKLY lesson program, you may come out and help
exercise our horses/ponies on Saturdays at our farm. That
you to get extra riding and some instruction at no extra cost-call for
details. Affordable Horseshowing opportunities as well for those
interested! Our riders regularly participate in local shows.
~~~Where the Spirit of
the Lord is there is freedom.~~~
GREAT WOLF LODGE
Pocono Mountains Resorts Homeschool Days
Homeschool Days - September 18-22, 2011.
$159.00 for a family suite up to 6 per room.
Get away with the entire family at our colossal indoor waterpark resort
featuring 401 spacious accommodations. Located right in the
heart of the beautiful Pocono Mountains, you will refresh your mind and
body. Best of all, you’ll put a smile on everyone’s face!
So clear your calendar, pack the swimsuits, and head to Great Wolf
Lodge, where weatherproof vacations and endless fun are our
specialty. Experience a 90,000-sq. ft. indoor entertainment
area featuring a spectacular indoor waterpark, exciting arcade,
luxurious spa, and fantastic restaurants-all under one roof.
for complete details.
September 18-22, 2011
To make reservations visit GreatWolf.com
or call 800-768-9653
for complete details. When prompted use group code:
ENOCH of NJ e-Newsletter NEXT DEADLINE
Here are the deadlines
for the upcoming ENOCH of NJ e-Newsletters. The deadlines are
firm and coordinated so that we can get you a fresh newsletter by the
first of each month. Thanks.
September 2011: Thursday, August 25th
October 2011: Sunday, September 25th
November 2011: Tuesday, October 25th
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