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:Park Day
Day:Monday, Apr 23, 2018
Time:2-ish for a few hours
Cost:free
Location:Finucane Park at the corner of 4th and Prairie
Details:Come join us after our co-op day and let your children play while you get to visit and enjoy the sunshine! Don't forget to bring your lawn chair.
Event:City of Hayden's Arbor Day Celebration
Day:Thursday, Apr 26, 2018
Time:9am-2:30pm
Cost:Free! (Your tax dollars at work!)
Location:McIntire Family Park
Address:8930 N. Government Way, Hayden
Details:Please signup on the signup sheet or let Gretchen know you want to attend.

As in years past, we wanted to invite your schools and homeschools to join us for a full day of learning about all that relates to trees.

9:00 am – 10:00 am ** 6th - 8th Grades
10:00 am – 2:30 pm ** K - 5th Grades

At Noon, Mayor Steve Griffitts will Read the Arbor Day
Proclamation & Announce the Winners of the 2018
Sticker Art Contest
Stephen Drinkard, North Idaho Community Forestry Assistant, will present the Tree City USA Award.

The celebration will include…
• Hands-on activities at learning centers for all ages
• Seedlings will be distributed to participants
• Arborists and Master Gardeners will be available to assist you with
your tree planting, pruning, growing and maintenance questions.
Event:Little Women
Day:Friday, Apr 27, 2018
Time:10 am
Cost:$5 per ticket
Location:Christian Center School
Address:3639 W Prairie Ave Hayden, ID 83835
Details:Little Women
Presented by the students of Christian Center School
on Prairie just east of Atlas.
· INCH has been invited to attend on April 27 at 10:00 am.
· Tickets are $5.
· Please sign up and pay INCH by this Monday the 23rd. There will be a sign up sheet this Monday. You can make checks out to INCH or label your cash and put it in Gretchen's checkered bag Monday. Limited members can contact me at and make arrangements for payment since it is such short notice.

Event:Park Day
Day:Monday, Apr 30, 2018
Time:2-ish for a few hours
Cost:free
Location:Finucane Park at the corner of 4th and Prairie
Details:Come join us after our co-op day and let your children play while you get to visit and enjoy the sunshine! Don't forget to bring your lawn chair.
Event:Park Day
Day:Monday, May 7, 2018
Time:2ish for a few hours
Cost:free
Location:Finucane Park at the corner of 4th and Prairie
Details:Come join us after our co-op day and let your children play while you get to visit and enjoy the sunshine! Don't forget to bring your lawn chair.
Event:Homeschool Skate Day
Day:Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Time:1pm-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
Address:On the corner of Dalton Ave and Hwy 95 in Coeur d' Alene
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:Lest We Forget, Civil War Reenactment
Day:Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time:• Tour #1 @ 10am-12:30pm, • Tour #2 @ 1:30-4pm
Cost:Tickets are $7 per person. This is a homeschool FAMILY event. All students must be accompanied by a paying adult. Children 4 years old and under are free. Purchase tickets online at www.reconministries.org/lest-we-forget.
Location:It will be held at Word of Life Church
Address:6703 N. Idaho Rd, Newman Lake, WA 99025
Details:We are excited to announce a new homeschool opportunity. As a family, we have been reenacting the Civil War as part of our homeschool education, and my kids have learned a lot. We want to share some of what we've learned over the last 8 years, so we put together an exciting day filled with living history. Through live demonstrations, interactive learning, and hands-on activities, your students will experience the lessons of the Civil War like never before.

Event Details:
Join us on May 10th for "Lest We Forget," a Field Trip created exclusively for Homeschool Families.

Together, we will step back to the turbulent times of the American Civil War.
*Learn how to drill with an infantry unit
*Observe a surgical team at a field hospital
*Witness the hardships of camp life
*Discover the power of the light artillery
*Enjoy the fun of traditional pastimes

If you are coming with a group and want to be on the same tour, please be sure to purchase tickets for the same time and tour group to ensure you are together.

Note: This is an outdoor event. Please dress accordingly.

Book your tour for either the morning or afternoon:
*Morning Tour 10:00am-12:30pm
*Evening Tour 1:30pm-4:00pm

Bonus: All homeschool students attending "Lest We Forget" will receive an admission ticket to the Battle of Deep Creek, a Civil War encampment and battle reenactment held over Memorial Weekend.

Helpful links:
*"Lest We Forget" tickets are available at reconministries.org/lest-we-forget
*Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/154785671884550

We'd love to have you help us spread the word. We've also attached two versions of the promotional flyer. Feel free to share this information with your homeschool friends. We hope to see you soon.

Until then,
Carly Dougall

Recon Ministries
PO Box 3232
Post Falls, Idaho 83877
Event:Park Day
Day:Monday, May 14, 2018
Time:2-ish for a few hours
Cost:free
Location:Finucane Park at the corner of 4th and Prairie
Details:Come join us after our co-op day and let your children play while you get to visit and enjoy the sunshine! Don't forget to bring your lawn chair.
Event:Park Day
Day:Monday, May 21, 2018
Time:2-ish for a few hours
Cost:free
Location:Finucane Park at the corner of 4th and Prairie
Details:Come join us after our co-op day and let your children play while you get to visit and enjoy the sunshine! Don't forget to bring your lawn chair.
Event:Picnic Lunch and Tubbs Hill Hike
Day:Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time:12 noon
Cost:Free! Please bring your own picnic lunch and water
Location:McEuen Park & Tubbs Hill for a hike. There is free parking below the Coeur d' Alene City Hall in the parking lot by the basketball courts at McEuen park. We will meet by the basketball courts then find a good table for lunch.
Address:504 East Front Avenue
Details:Let's picnic together then enjoy the scenery around Tubbs Hill.

Hope to see you all there!
Event:End of the Year Party
Day:Monday, Jun 4, 2018
Time:11am
Event:Homeschool Skate Day
Day:Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018
Time:1pm-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
Address:On the corner of Dalton Ave and Hwy 95 in Coeur d' Alene
Details:kate 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:Silverwood Day
Day:Monday, Jun 18, 2018
Time:10:30am-7pm
Cost:* Adult tickets (ages 8-64) are $26 * Ages 3-7 and Seniors (65+) are $20 * Children newborn thru 2 years of age are free.
Location:Silverwood Theme Park
Address:27843 US-95, Athol, ID 83801
Details:The "at the gate" rates for a day at Silverwood is $51.00 (plus tax) for adults and $28.00 for youths ages 3-7 and Seniors 65+, so our group price is a real bargain.

Your family can enjoy Silverwood and Boulder Beach all day till 7pm!
Don’t miss this wonderful event, it’s one of the best ways to spend time with other home schoolers and share a day with family and friends. The park is open to the public as well. You can invite family as long as they follow the protocol for sign up, with our group.

There are no “planned activities” by INCH, so you are free to set your own pace.

Send your registration, along with full payment. Make checks payable to INCH.

Mark the number of tickets needed in the appropriate groupings, as well as the free ones (thru 2 years of age)

We will meet at the Silverwood main courtyard (near the top of the stairs) for ticket pick up, at 10:30am. The park opens by 11:00am. Please be prompt. If you are not there by 11:00am, you can pick up your tickets at the Will Call window, under INCH Homeschool Group and the name under which you ordered them.

See you at Silverwood! Feel free to pass the word along to family, as long as they follow the protocol, as described. I will be in touch as the event approaches.