Here are yearly ongoing local events.  For more info, click on the title or the name of the contact person.  If you have any questions on times or locations of these events, please feel free to contact the host of the event or Katherine Martin.

Please check each month for current events and look at the calendar.

“If you are considering homeschooling and would like to meet with other moms to ask questions, we have 2 events that you may attend, a Monthly Mom’s Night Out and our yearly homeschool conference.”

“The Board of SWLA CHEF is convinced that God has ordained parents with the responsibility and authority to make decisions for their families. We feel it is our responsibility to make certain opportunities known to our membership without necessarily endorsing them.
We encourage each family to determine what is appropriate for their family.”


Click on the links below for more information about each activity.


SWLA Homeschool Sports The Knights  

SWLA CHEF Field Trip Co-op

Homeschool 4-H

Homeschool yearbook 

Field Trip Ideas



Lake Area Homeschool Chess Club

Where:  Lake Charles Bible Church, Annex located at 1920 E. McNeese St.

Time:  2:30 until 4:00

Coach:  Edward Martin

Adult Sponsor:  Katherine Martin

Note:  Open to all area homeschoolers.


Thursday dates


Please let me know if you are interested.  I need names, ages, and experience of students.

Contact:  Katherine Martin at or text (337)540-4744.



Keepers at Home

Club for Girls

We are a mother/daughter club that meets one time a month, on the 3rd Friday afternoon from 2 til 5. We use the program from which includes skills in homemaking, creative work, Bible memory, Bible reading, and more.

If interested contact Lorraine LeBleu at


Homeschool Bowling Day

Where: Petro Bowl at 630 Petro Point Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70607
When: the 2nd Friday of each month (September through May)
Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
Cost: $5.00 for bowling, slice of pizza, and a soda
Note: Open to all area homeschoolers.

Courtesy Guidelines:

  • Please remember to return your food trays to the snack bar.
  • Please clean off your table before you leave.
  • Please return your bowling ball to the ball storage rack.

Safety Guidelines:

  • Remember that only the bowler should be on the approach deck.  All other people should be in the pit or table area, etc.  When a child or other person is on the deck, they could get between a bowler and their bowling lane.  A bowler may not be able to stop their ball, which could be going up to 20 mph.  Be safe and remember that the deck is not a place to play.
  • Remember to show caution around the ball return.  Do not stick your hand, arm, or face in the ball return.  The return ball comes out at a speed that could cause broken bones.


Homeschool Skate Day

Where: Skate City at 4720 Nelson Road, Lake Charles, LA 70605
When: the 4th Friday of the month (September, October, January, February, March, April, and May)                                                                                                                                    Sept 28
Oct 26
Jan 25
Feb 22
March 22
April 26
May 24
Time: from 2-4 p.m.
Cost: $5.00 per person includes skating, skate rental, Jump City, popcorn, and a drink.
Note: Open to all area homeschoolers and closed to the public.


Homeschool Day at The Quad of Sulphur

Where: The Quad of Sulphur, 2901 Maplewood Drive, Sulphur, LA 70663
the 1st Friday of each month during the school year
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
$7.00 + tax for kids ages 1 and up (no charge for adults or children 11 months and younger with a paying sibling)
Note: Visit for more information.  Open to all area homeschoolers.


Homeschool Days at Altitude Trampoline Park

Where: Altitude Trampoline Park, 3009 Gerstner Memorial Hwy, Lake Charles, LA 70601
the 1st Monday and the 3rd Friday of each month
Time: On Mondays-11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  On Fridays-1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
On Mondays-$8.00 for 2 hours of jump (includes jump socks & pizza)   On Fridays-$12.00 for 2 hours of jump plus a water
Note: All jumpers must purchase (or already have) the special grippy socks they sell for $2 each. You may keep the socks and bring them back each time.  Also, all jumpers must have a waiver form on file. Complete it online before you go at Sign A Waiver.  Open to all area homeschoolers.


Benefits for HSLDA members

HSLDA, in cooperation with a special program sponsored by NFL players, is excited to offer SAT/ACT Prep DVD ROM Programs that retail for $199.95, but are available to HSLSA members for only a small processing fee of just $13.84. The materials, shipping, and customer support fee allows the sponsorship to continue helping thousands of students every year. Without it, the sponsorship would end.

If you have a high school student who could benefit from these prep courses, please don’t delay.  Some parents have used the program as a semester-long course… Not bad for under $15.00!

Important Note: The software is PC and MAC compatible and has a 1-year subscription. It will not work after one year, unless you renew the license.

Get more information about this offer from HSLSA at


Your Teen Can Make a Difference

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Do you want your teenager to make a difference in our nation? If so, HSLDA’s Generation Joshua program is just what you need. Sir Edmund Burke is reported to have said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

This fall, Generation Joshua is attempting to make sure good men and women – or in this case, good teens – will do something. Generation Joshua is partnering with the HSLDA PAC to deploy 2000 homeschooled volunteers in their Future of America Campaign. With all expenses paid, these teams will campaign for pro-homeschooling candidates who have been endorsed by the HSLDA PAC.

Generation Joshua’s goal is to equip a generation of godly stewards for the nation God has entrusted to us. They strive to achieve their goal through many different programs, including 11 quality civics courses and the invaluable Generation Joshua Clubs program.

An annual individual membership in Generation Joshua – which includes access to the civics courses, the clubs program, the Future of America program, and many other member benefits – is only $35 ($25 for HLSDA members).

An annual family membership is only $90 ($70 for HSLDA members).  Other low-cost membership options are also available.

For Liberty,

Mike Smith (President, HSLDA)

National Christian Forensics & Communications Association (NCFCA)

NCFCA is a program for homeschooled students age 12 to 18 that believes that formal speech and debate can provide a means for students to learn and exercise analytical and oratorical skills, addressing life issues from a Biblical worldview in a manner that glorifies God. NCFCA is a non-profit organization that is governed by a board and has state reps in 33 states.


The National Endowment for the Humanities has launched a new project aimed at inspiring Americans about our history through art masterpieces. Entitled “Picturing America,” the program offers free art prints and educational materials to homeschool families.

The NEH has sent SWLA CHEF, Inc. 40 huge, high-quality color reproductions (24 by 36 inches) of famous paintings. There is also a teacher’s resource book with a wide range of ideas and background information to help you use the works of art in core subject areas. View the program’s American masterpieces at

If you would like to use these pictures in your curriculum contact Katherine Martin at to borrow them. We hope that you take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn more about our nation’s history and to encourage learning about fine art.


Book-It Reading Incentive Program for children in grades K through 6

Pizza Hut’s reading incentive program is now enrolling for the 2017/2018 school year. When a child meets a monthly reading goal, the teacher gives him a Pizza Award Certificate. The child brings the certificate to a Pizza Hut restaurant where he is given a free one-topping Personal Pan Pizza. Homeschoolers may enroll as individuals.



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