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    Talking Any Central Indiana homeschoolers?

    I have a 13 year old daughter. I've been looking for quite some time for a homeschool group for her to join with very little success. We are a pretty religious state here. I would be open to starting my own group if there were interest. I would prefer completely secular, but at most I would be inclusive so long as religion was not a frequent topic of discussion. No "declaration of faith" nonsense going on here...

    Thanks in advance!

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    Hi Skelly,

    As I also live in Indiana, I totally get it about the abundance of religious homeschool groups here. However, since I'm in the NW corner, I'm not familiar with groups in your area. However, check out the IHEN (Indiana Homeschoolers) county resource list. Some groups there are religious, but some are not. They are also on Facebook at "Indiana Homeschoolers, an IHEN.Org Group."
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    I'm also in Indiana and have the same difficulty finding a non-religous or inclusive group in my part of the state (NWI). I've had to accept that, in my area at least, we may be the only non-religious HS'ers; we knew a couple other families but they've gone to school. The religious HS'ers don't need/want to be inclusive. I've joined a group on the north side of Chicago and am hoping to get together with them, but so far most of their activities have been for little kids.

    I hope you can find someone in your area; even having one or two families really helps.
    homeschooled 4th through 8th grade - currently in public high school 10th grade
    Dumplett (girl - age 15) and Wombat (boy - age 15)

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    I am in Indy and have looked for same age/grade friends for my 13yo dd for a long time. Would love to get in contact with you! As we're heading into the high school years, I would love for her to find more friends.

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    Ohio River Valley here. Not central but close.
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    It's a shame we're not closer then, because we use MBTP, too! I have found it very hard to find secular homeschoolers. Glad to have found this group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shell0830 View Post
    It's a shame we're not closer then, because we use MBTP, too! I have found it very hard to find secular homeschoolers. Glad to have found this group.
    Dang.. we can travel. Message me.
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    Have any of you Central/Southern Hoosiers visited the CANDELS Museum in Terre Haute?
    I think I am going to drive down there this week with the kids. If you are familiar with the area, is there anything else we should do while we are down there? I am trying to decided if I will drive there and back in one day or stay overnight. If the weather is nice, I considered stopping at Turkey Run, staying overnight and spending a day hiking. We typically go to TR in the spring for a few days but will not be able to go this year so maybe a day of hiking will have to do.
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    Dumplett (girl - age 15) and Wombat (boy - age 15)

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    Yes, when we went t Terre Haute we enjoyed stopping here for a hike, pioneer history walk and a picnic:
    Fowler Park & Fowler Park Wilderness Area / Vigo County, Indiana

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    Have any of you Central/Southern Hoosiers visited the CANDELS Museum in Terre Haute?
    I think I am going to drive down there this week with the kids. If you are familiar with the area, is there anything else we should do while we are down there? I am trying to decided if I will drive there and back in one day or stay overnight. If the weather is nice, I considered stopping at Turkey Run, staying overnight and spending a day hiking. We typically go to TR in the spring for a few days but will not be able to go this year so maybe a day of hiking will have to do.
    TIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by shell0830 View Post
    Yes, when we went t Terre Haute we enjoyed stopping here for a hike, pioneer history walk and a picnic:
    Fowler Park & Fowler Park Wilderness Area / Vigo County, Indiana
    Thank you!
    We've decided to stay the night since it is approx 3.5hr drive each way.
    homeschooled 4th through 8th grade - currently in public high school 10th grade
    Dumplett (girl - age 15) and Wombat (boy - age 15)

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