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Fall Home School Day

Home school students and their families are invited to join us for an exciting day of learning at Valley Forge National Historical Park. The event will consist of 3 parts- Curriculum Sessions, Exploration Stations, and Field Sessions. Registration will open on September 15th at 9:30 am. Visit the NPS website for more information and to register.

Curriculum sessions: will be 40 minutes long and held at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. Each age group will be limited to 20 children per time slot and require advance registration. Due to the limited space of each session, please register for a curriculum session only if you know you can attend. Pro tip: Morning sessions for younger children tend to fill up quickest, while afternoon sessions for the oldest children fill up the fastest. To increase your chances of having a spot, go against the grain- put younger children in afternoon time slots and older children in the morning.

Exploration Stations: The stations will have hands on activities for children 3-15 years old examining a variety of educational themes found in Valley Forge.

Field Sessions: Registration will be 1st come 1st served. Numbers allowed and length of activity will vary based on activity. Session times are 11:15am and 1:15pm. Pro-tip: If you are interested in a Curriculum Session and a Field session, please register appropriately to allow for travel time. For example: if you would like to do the 1:15pm Bird Walk, register for the 10am Curriculum Session to allow ample time to visit the Exploration Stations and travel to the Bird Walk location.

To make the experience the best for all involved we ask you to consider a few items.

  • We ask all families that are planning to attend any part of the event to register. If you are planning to attend a curriculum session, please fill out the additional details about your child (children) and 1st and 2nd choice of times.

  • For the duration of the event, we ask there be at least one (1) parent or guardian per seven (7) children.

  • We ask that participants wear sturdy closed toe shoes.

  • Due to limited parking we highly encourage carpooling.

  • Again, this event is for Home School families. If you attend a charter, virtual, or traditional school, please register for our ranger led education programs.