Here you will find upcoming field trips and special events. INCH members can sign up on co-op days or by contacting a Field Trip Coordinator or INCH Board Member.


Event:Star Gazing and S’mores at Croffoot Park!
Day:Friday, Oct 18, 2019
Time:5:30pm (estimated sunset around 5:50pm)
Cost:Free!
Location:Croffoot Park which spans 25 acres along Lancaster and Ramsey Road in Hayden
Address:1347 W Lancaster Rd, Hayden, ID 83835
Details:Enjoy the lovely autumn skies, shooting stars and God’s beautiful creation with tantalizing treats and s’mores. Autumn can bring clear sky views of the radiant stars, vibrant tree colors, gorgeous sunsets and perhaps even a rainbow. Share with your little ones about how God knows the name of every star, the rain reminds of His grace, and the rainbow reminds us of His faithfulness. Cuddle up and enjoy some popcorn or bring your s’mores!



Croffoot Park is truly a diamond in the rough. It has a wonderful vista of both mountain and prairie.
http://www.cityofhaydenid.us/parks.php (Meet at the entry sign unless noted otherwise).

Please respond via e-mail by Friday October 11th : to Jenny

Bring: binoculars, portable telescope if desired, a snack to share (i.e. popcorn, premade s’mores), water, family cuddle blanket, poncho just in case, (perhaps in a backpack for easy carrying)
Event:Bird Aviation Museum
Day:Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019
Time:11am
Cost:Free
Location:Bird Aviation Museum
Address:2678 W. Cessna Avenue. Hayden, Idaho 83835, Directions: From Praire Ave turn North onto N Atlas Rd. Then go 1.67 miles and turn right onto W Cessna Ave and go straight and you will see the big blue hangar and parking is on the right side of the building.
Details:Calling all future engineers, scientists and explorers to The Bird Aviation Museum

Come soar with us through memory lane at the Bird Aviation Museum. Enjoy a self-guided tour through this magnificent exhibit as you explore the science and engineering of flight with your aspiring students.

http://www.birdaviationmuseum.com/photogallery.htm

Please respond via e-mail by Friday November 1st to Jenny

(please note for a larger group we will need to confirm more details via reservation)
Event:Living Stories Conference
Day:Saturday, Nov 9, 2019
Time:8:30am-5pm
Cost:$45 includes box lunch
Location:Spokane Valley at the Opportunity Presbyterian Church
Address:202 N Pines, Spokane Valley, WA
Details:How do we use stories in the educating, training, & loving of our children?
How do we teach our children to see themselves as characters in God’s narrative story?
How do we recognize our own part in the stories of each child’s life?
Even as we desire to use stories to help shape the culture of our own homes and characters, we can realize that we are living out our own stories each day.

Please join us as we explore these themes, fellowship with other regional Christian mamas, and pool ideas & resources in conversations around coffee cups & tables.

***Conference Day***
Saturday, 11.9.19
8:30am-5:00pm
Come hear Mystie Winckler, Jason Farley, Missy Andrews, & Andrew Pudewa speak on the idea of living out stories and using stories in our lives.
We will provide drinks, snacks, and a catered lunch with your registration.
We also have a curated vendor hall for you to browse & shop.

***Optional Events***
11.7 – 8am-5pm IEW student workshops (register ASAP for your spots!)
11.7 – 7-8:30pm IEW presents Andrew Pudewa (RSVP here)
11.8 – 8am-5pm IEW student workshops (register ASAP for your spots!)
11.8 – 7-8:30pm Paideia Northwest presents ND Wilson (included as a bonus event with your Paideia Northwest conference registration)


In case you wonder how you can pull off coming for one (or more!) of the pre-conference special events on November 7th or 8th, I have a hotel block reserved just one mile from the conference location. That’s walking distance!
You can travel with friends, stay together, and make a beautiful retreat out of this encouraging event!

The Comfort Inn located at 12415 E. Mission in Spokane Valley can be reached by calling 509-926-7432. Tell them you’re interested in the Paideia Northwest conference block before October 7th, and you’ll get a cheaper rate! I have reserved rooms with two queens so you can fit four in a room and make it even more fun.

paideianorthwest.com/conference
Event:Winter Registration Begins (Teachers Only)
Day:Sunday, Nov 10, 2019
Time:6:00PM
Cost:$65 per family per trimester
Details:Full members who are teaching, may log into the Class Registration Site, to view the current class catalog and register their children for classes, only during the hours that they are teaching.
Event:Winter Registration (Returning members)
Day:Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019
Time:6:00pm
Cost:$65 per family per trimester
Details:All returning Full members may log into the Class Registration Site, to view the current class catalog and register their children for classes
Event:Homeschool Skate
Day:Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019
Time:1:00pm-3:30pm
Cost:*Admission: $4.50 ~ Families of 5 or more: $20 *Quads: FREE ~ Inlines: $2.00 *The Price is already discounted. So sorry, no passes accepted.
Location:Skate Plaza, On the corner of Dalton Ave and Hwy 95 in Coeur d' Alene
Address:5685 N Pioneer Dr. CDA, ID 83815
Details:Skate Plaza's Homeschool Skate is held the second Tuesday of every month. Several INCH families usually attend. North Idaho Home Educator's Association (NIHEA) has a short meeting during the monthly Homeschool Skate around 1:15. Their annual membership fee is $5.
Event:Winter Registration (all Full members)
Day:Thursday, Nov 14, 2019
Time:6:00pm
Cost:$65 per family per trimester
Details:All Full members may log into the Class Registration Site, to view the current class catalog and register their children for classes.
Event:CDA Youth Orchestra
Day:Saturday, Nov 16, 2019
Time:6:30pm
Cost:Free
Location:Lake City High School
Address:6101 N Ramsey Rd, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Details:An Evening of Classical Music 😊

Join us for a lovely evening of classical music featuring the CDA Youth Orchestra at Lake City High School. Get ready to inspire your children to learn a new instrument or perhaps begin music lessons, as our precious young students share their gifts and talents with you.

Location: https://www.niysmusic.org/schedule

Please respond via e-mail by Friday November 1st to Jenny
Event:Winter Registration Ends
Day:Sunday, Nov 17, 2019
Time:6:00PM
Event:CYT's Seussical
Day:Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019
Time:12pm
Cost:$5/ticket, Please make checks payable to "CYT North Idaho", or label your cash
Location:Kroc Community Center Theater
Address:1765 West Golf Course Road, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Details:Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. Seussical is fun for the whole family!

Please sign up on the sheet at Co-op or email Gretchen with your rsvp. Payment must be made in advance. I'll have an envelope for payment behind the sign up sheet. Limited members can mail in their payment, Gretchen's address is on the website.
Event:INCH Christmas Party
Day:Monday, Dec 2, 2019
Time:11:00am-2pm
Cost:Free
Location:Grace Bible Church
Details:Please sign up to volunteer by contacting Janell
Please bring a main dish and a side dish or dessert to share. There will be a potluck, crafts, games, a talent show and of course... wonderful fellowship!
See you there!
Event:Lake Coeur d' Alene Eagle Cruise
Day:Saturday, Dec 7, 2019
Time:Boarding Time 10:30
Cost:$10/ person
Location:Coeur d' Alene Boat Launch
Address: email lcaseykaiser@gmail.com to sign up
Details:Contact Lorna Casey-Kaiser to sign up:
email: lcaseykaiser@gmail.com
Phone: 208-818-6892
Your payment will be your final confirmation that your spot is saved. Please email Lorna for payment instructions.

Come watch the eagles soar! Groups in the past have enjoyed watching the eagles dive down after fish. Seeing them up close in their natural habitat is an awesome experience! You will receive a free hot chocolate with your admission. There will be a heated warm cabin to eat and enjoy our deserts and bag lunches as you approach where the eagles nest and come in. You can go outside on deck for pictures and fresh air! There is also a large outside deck with tables and chairs. This is the largest and nicest boat in the fleet. She needs 100 people to secure this boat.

Everyone needs to bring their favorite dessert to share. You are responsible for bringing your own sandwich and drink.
Dress Layered. Bring binoculars, cameras and a smile.
This cruise is usually $30/person for adults.

If you sign up you must be there! Family and friends are welcome. This trip will be limited to a certain number of people so sign up early. First come first served.



Event:Homeschool Skate
Day:Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019
Time:1:00pm-3:30pm
Cost:*Admission: $4.50 ~ Families of 5 or more: $20 *Quads: FREE ~ Inlines: $2.00 *The Price is already discounted. So sorry, no passes accepted.
Location:Skate Plaza, On the corner of Dalton Ave and Hwy 95 in Coeur d' Alene
Address:5685 N Pioneer Dr. CDA, ID 83815
Details:Skate Plaza's Homeschool Skate is held the second Tuesday of every month. Several INCH families usually attend. North Idaho Home Educator's Association (NIHEA) has a short meeting during the monthly Homeschool Skate around 1:15. Their annual membership fee is $5.
Event:Homeschool Skate
Day:Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020
Time:1:00pm-3:30pm
Cost:*Admission: $4.50 ~ Families of 5 or more: $20 *Quads: FREE ~ Inlines: $2.00 *The Price is already discounted. So sorry, no passes accepted.
Location:Skate Plaza, On the corner of Dalton Ave and Hwy 95 in Coeur d' Alene
Address:5685 N Pioneer Dr. CDA, ID 83815
Details:Skate Plaza's Homeschool Skate is held the second Tuesday of every month. Several INCH families usually attend. North Idaho Home Educator's Association (NIHEA) has a short meeting during the monthly Homeschool Skate around 1:15. Their annual membership fee is $5.
Event:Homeschool Skate
Day:Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020
Time:1:00pm-3:30pm
Cost:*Admission: $4.50 ~ Families of 5 or more: $20 *Quads: FREE ~ Inlines: $2.00 *The Price is already discounted. So sorry, no passes accepted.
Location:Skate Plaza, On the corner of Dalton Ave and Hwy 95 in Coeur d' Alene
Address:5685 N Pioneer Dr. CDA, ID 83815
Details:Skate Plaza's Homeschool Skate is held the second Tuesday of every month. Several INCH families usually attend. North Idaho Home Educator's Association (NIHEA) has a short meeting during the monthly Homeschool Skate around 1:15. Their annual membership fee is $5.
Event:Presidents' Day
Day:Monday, Feb 17, 2020
Time:(no co-op)
Event:Homeschool Skate
Day:Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020
Time:1:00pm-3:30pm
Cost:*Admission: $4.50 ~ Families of 5 or more: $20 *Quads: FREE ~ Inlines: $2.00 *The Price is already discounted. So sorry, no passes accepted.
Location:Skate Plaza, On the corner of Dalton Ave and Hwy 95 in Coeur d' Alene
Address:5685 N Pioneer Dr. CDA, ID 83815
Details:Skate Plaza's Homeschool Skate is held the second Tuesday of every month. Several INCH families usually attend. North Idaho Home Educator's Association (NIHEA) has a short meeting during the monthly Homeschool Skate around 1:15. Their annual membership fee is $5.
Event:Spring Registration Begins (Teachers Only)
Day:Sunday, Mar 15, 2020
Time:6:00PM
Cost:$65 per family per trimester
Details:Full members who are teaching, may log into the Class Registration Site, to view the current class catalog and register their children for classes, only during the hours that they are teaching.
Event:Spring Registration (Returning members)
Day:Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020
Time:6:00pm
Cost:$65 per family per trimester
Details:All returning Full members may log into the Class Registration Site, to view the current class catalog and register their children for classes
Event:Spring Registration (all Full members)
Day:Thursday, Mar 19, 2020
Time:6:00pm
Cost:$65 per family per trimester
Details:All Full members may log into the Class Registration Site, to view the current class catalog and register their children for classes.
Event:Spring Registration Ends
Day:Sunday, Mar 22, 2020
Time:6:00PM
Event:Homeschool Skate
Day:Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020
Time:1:00pm-3:30pm
Cost:*Admission: $4.50 ~ Families of 5 or more: $20 *Quads: FREE ~ Inlines: $2.00 *The Price is already discounted. So sorry, no passes accepted.
Location:Skate Plaza, On the corner of Dalton Ave and Hwy 95 in Coeur d' Alene
Address:5685 N Pioneer Dr. CDA, ID 83815
Details:Skate Plaza's Homeschool Skate is held the second Tuesday of every month. Several INCH families usually attend. North Idaho Home Educator's Association (NIHEA) has a short meeting during the monthly Homeschool Skate around 1:15. Their annual membership fee is $5.
Event:Homeschool Skate
Day:Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Time:1:00pm-3:30pm
Cost:*Admission: $4.50 ~ Families of 5 or more: $20 *Quads: FREE ~ Inlines: $2.00 *The Price is already discounted. So sorry, no passes accepted.
Location:Skate Plaza, On the corner of Dalton Ave and Hwy 95 in Coeur d' Alene
Address:5685 N Pioneer Dr. CDA, ID 83815
Details:Skate Plaza's Homeschool Skate is held the second Tuesday of every month. Several INCH families usually attend. North Idaho Home Educator's Association (NIHEA) has a short meeting during the monthly Homeschool Skate around 1:15. Their annual membership fee is $5.
Event:INCH Year-End Party
Day:Monday, Jun 1, 2020
Time:11:30AM
Event:Homeschool Skate
Day:Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020
Time:1:00pm-3:30pm
Cost:*Admission: $4.50 ~ Families of 5 or more: $20 *Quads: FREE ~ Inlines: $2.00 *The Price is already discounted. So sorry, no passes accepted.
Location:Skate Plaza, On the corner of Dalton Ave and Hwy 95 in Coeur d' Alene
Address:5685 N Pioneer Dr. CDA, ID 83815
Details:Skate Plaza's Homeschool Skate is held the second Tuesday of every month. Several INCH families usually attend. North Idaho Home Educator's Association (NIHEA) has a short meeting during the monthly Homeschool Skate around 1:15. Their annual membership fee is $5.