2014 VaHomeschoolers Exhibit Hall

If you wish to exhibit at this year’s conference, please see:  Conference Vendor Registration Information.

2014 Vendor List

The American Civil War Center

Set within historic Tredgar Iron Works, the ACWC examines the causes, course and legacy of the Civil War from Union, Confederate, and African-American perspectives. From a costumed interpreter demonstrating how to load and fire a rifle musket, to programs covering the trials of Reconstruction, Historic Tredegar provides an exciting educational experience for families studying the American Civil War.

Balanced Venture Horsemanship

Balanced Venture Horsemanship is an equine assisted learning environment that promotes the building of self-confidence, communication skills, planning, and implementing ideas, physical, mental, and emotional well being. Selling: riding lessons in Natural Riding and Natural Horsemanship and Rider Biomechanics

Barbra Smith

Barbra Smith is the homeschooling mother of 14 amazing children. She writes and speaks on the topics of Homeschooling, Joy, Homemaking, and child birth. She is the author of several books and in her spare time she works as a Labor and Delivery RN.

Barefoot Puppet Theatre

Bill Wellington – Folklorist

Brave Writer

Brave Writer is the brainchild of Julie Bogart, homeschooling veteran and professional writer. It is a full service K-12 writing and language arts resource for homeschooling families. We help parents become effective writing coaches and allies to their children through our digital downloadable manuals as well as online writing classes program. Brave Writer fosters writing growth while enhancing the parent-child relationship.

BYU Independent Study 

BYU Independent Study offers over 500 high school, middle school, and university online courses that can help students make up credit, graduate on time, enhance their curriculum, or earn university credit. Students can sign up anytime and work at their own pace. We help all students receive a high-quality, affordable education.

Camp Friendship

Founded in 1966, Camp Friendship is home to some of the most affordable, convenient and diverse group venue locations in the Central Virginia area. We work with Private and Public school groups, Girl and Boy Scouts, churches, youth organizations, family reunions and various companies to assist them with activity programming or simply provide a facility for their own program.  Also offered is our residential camp running from mid-June through mid-August.

Chalk N More LLC

Educational Products and Learning Games

Chincoteague Bay Field Station

Don’t have a laboratory in your basement or an Oceanic Research Vessel in your backyard? The Chincoteague Bay Field Station is your resource for bridging the gap between marine science curriculum and student understanding. The Chincoteague Bay Field Station provides outstanding multi-disciplinary, educational and research opportunities through field-based and hands-on learning. Come join us for a science learning adventure!

Classical Conversations

Classical Conversations  -  Equipping parents and encouraging students in once a week local communities using the classical model. Encouraging parents to Homeschool classically through High school by teaching parents the classical model: the tools for learning any subject.  Complete resources available for studying at the grammar, dialectic and rhetoric phase.

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

We are a town-sized living history museum, telling the inspirational stories of our nation’s founding men and women. Within the restored and reconstructed buildings, historic interpreters, attired as colonial men and women from slaves to shopkeepers to soldiers, relate stories of colonial Virginia society and culture — stories of our journey to become Americans.

Davis Vision Therapy

Vision is not just 20/20 clarity. At Davis Vision Therapy we help patients develop visual skills like eye teaming, eye movements, eye-hand coordination and more that are imperative to our growth and development. Poor visual skills can interfere with the development process and can impede learning.

Elemental Science

Elemental Science provides a variety of homeschool science curricula that support different types of learning and teaching styles. Our goal is to provide you with the tools you need for teaching science in your homeschool. We seek to promote excellence in science education, one program at a time!

Fuller by Design

Fuller by design is an online resource and community for creative family living.  We help families grow together through topics, projects, ideas, strategies and sometimes just deep thoughts that support independent, creative thinking while nurturing the family bond. Even in today’s fast-based, technology-driven world, relationships are built on shared experiences and we’ll help you create those.

Fundamental of Bright Minds

Critical thinking books and software to improve any curriculum. Specializing in The Critical Thinking Company products for all grade levels, ages, and learning styles. Let’s match this excellent material to your child’s needs!

Grandma Bee

Grandma Bee, LLC, Products Quick Facts with Grandma Bee, a program that teaches immediate recall of multiplication/division facts in a quick, easy, and fun way. Packet includes DVD with instructions from an experienced teacher, student folder, unique flashcards, timed tests, and markers.

Great Hall Productions

Award-winning audio by Jim Weiss featuring classical literature and history unabridged novels and much more. Conference discount at booth.

Heart of Herbs Herbal School

Offering extensive herbal and aromatherapy educational options.

LearningRx

We work to improve cognitive skills. We are the premier Brain Training organization in the country. We utilize the power of neuroplacticty  to help our students.

Logic of English

Logic of English seeks to improve literacy through curriculum, books, and training. We present a commonsense approach to English spelling and reading by providing real answers to students’ questions about words and promote teaching methods that respect students’ learning styles. With multi-sensory, systematic instruction, All students can learn to read and spell with confidence and success.

Lynnhaven Academy

Lynnhaven Academy ia a school for homeschool students. We offer part time or full time instruction for students in grades 3-12. We utilize experiential learning to anchor classroom lessons.

Mad Science

Mad Science delivers unique, hands-on science experiences for children that are as entertaining as they are educational. We provide science programs throughout the Central Virginia region including Greater Richmond, Charlottesville, Williamsburg, Fredericksburg & Stafford. Our innovative programs help kids learn about science through our fun after-school programs, preschool programs, in-class workshops, camps, birthday parties and special events. Mad Science encourages scientific literacy in children in an age when science is as vital as reading, writing and arithmetic.

Madame Tussauds Washington DC

At Madame Tussauds Washington DC, Home of Presidents Gallery, experience the glory of the U.S. presidency first-hand in an unparalleled interactive exhibit, featuring life-sized wax figures of all 44 Presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama. The Presidents Gallery by Madame Tussauds is a highly-interactive wax attraction that invites guests to meet America’s history makers, Presidents, A-list celebrities, sports icons, music legends, and more. With over 100 lifelike wax figures, guests of all ages can touch, hear, and experience U.S. history then step into the glitz & glam life of the Hollywood élite.

The Mariners’ Museum

The Mariners’ Museum, an educational, non-proft institution accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, preserves and interprets maritime history through an international collection of ship models, figureheads, painting, and other maritime artifacts.

Master Yi’s Taekwondo and Martial Arts

Master Yi’s Taekwondo offers world class training for kids and adults of all ages. We offer personalized attention to students while encouraging teamwork and healthy competition. Students learn self-defense and confidence, and have the opportunity to perform on our demonstration team (featured at the Flying Squirrels) and compete at tournaments. M.Y. Taekwondo’s instructors have a passion for every student!

Minds in Focus

Psychological services for homeschoolers, by a homeschooler. Evaluations for learning disabilities, ADHD, and giftedness. Accepting of a wide range of parenting and educational styles. Serving MD, DE, DC, NoVA – able to make arrangements for those traveling further.

Norwex

We invite you to discover the power of Norwex for yourself. Try our products, reduce chemicals in your home and make it a safer haven for your family. Now in our 20th year worldwide, Norwex is establishing a proud legacy. We’re making the world a better, cleaner place for generations to come. Save your health, time, money and the environment.

Peace Hill Press – Books for a Well-Trained Mind

Quincy The Horse Books – Pathfinder Equine Publishing

The Quincy Horse Books follow a red horse named Quincy who learns new things that make each of his adventures an exciting and comforting journey. Each story explores important themes and introduces new knowledge that appeals to both younger and older picture book readers. Along with horses, a focus on geography and vibrant artwork are high lights.

The Right Side of Normal

Cindy Gaddis offers her book, The Right Side of Normal: Understanding and Honoring the Natural Learning Path for Right-Brained Children,  about how and why right-brained, creative children learn differently than what is taught in public schools.  She now also offers consulting services on the subjects of homeschooling, right-brained learning, and strengths-based education.

RightStart Mathematics by Activities for Learning

Right Start Mathematics uses the AL Abacus to provide a visual, auditory, and kinesthetic experience. The program lessons guide the teacher day-by-day and year-by-year, helping children understand, apply, enjoy mathematics while surpassing state standards.

Riverside School

Riverside School’s mission is to provide remediation of language skills for students with dyslexia and similar language-based learning differences, so that they can return to mainstream education fully prepared to realize their potential. In addition, we offer free screenings, training programs, and community resources on dyslexia.

Seton Testing Services

Seton Testing Services carries standardized achievement tests, ability tests, practice tests, and other assessment materials to meet your needs for grades K-12. We offer year-round testing and scoring. Tests are scored and results returned within 2 weeks. Listed are some of the tests we provide: California Achievement Test (CAT), IOWA Test of Basic Skills, CogAT, TerraNova 2/CAT 6 Complete and Survey Batteries w/Plus Tests and more.

St Johns Church

St John’s Church is the site of the Second Virginia Convention – where Patrick Henry gave his “Liberty or Death” speech. In attendance were George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. St John’s Church Foundation manages historic operations including educational tours and live reenactments of the convention. Public and private programs available.

Teaching Textbooks

Math products designed specifically for homeschoolers, Math 3 through Pre-Calculus.

Tidewater Learning Center

TIdewater Learning Center provides comprehensive educational evaluations and one-to-one tutorial/coaching.  We work with individuals of all ages with gifted abilities, learning disabilities, underachievement, dyslexia/dysgraphia/dyscalculia, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and difficulty with reading, writing, or math. The director, Marie Sexton, M.Ed., has also started a non-profit 501(c), Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation that offers free reading tutoring for low-middle to low income families.

Train Up A Child

Teaching Tools for Home & School New and on Consignment. Educational Books, Toys, Games, Music & Videos Parent & Teacher Resources  Downtown Fredericksburg, VA

Usborne Books and More

Make Learning fun with Usborne Books and More! Usborne offers something for every age  from infant to adult. Usborne’s unique use of humor and brilliant illustrations clearly demonstrates that acquiring knowledge can be fun “one book at a time.”

Virginia529

It’s never too late or too soon to start saving for college for yourself or anyone you know. Virginia529 College Savings Plan is an Internal Revenue Code Section 529 that offers affordable, flexible tax-advantaged savings options for qualified higher education expenses through its four programs Virginia529 prePAID, Virginia529 inVEST, CollegeAmerica and CollegeWealth.

Virginia Opera

Virginia Opera is the official opera company of the commonwealth of Virginia. We offer student tickets to our main stage performances and opportunities for community performances of our touring productions.

Virginia Scholastic Strategies

Virginia Scholastic Strategies is a multi-pronged organization geared towards several levels of upper-school education. We provide private and group tutoring as well as unit-based curriculum for the home-schooled student, test prep for those preparing to enter college, as well as private day-school education for both the part and full-time student.


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