About Our Trips
You don't have to live in South Carolina or be a member to travel with us on most of our trips. Check the description for each trip for more details and price information.

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Group Trips & Events
Do you enjoy traveling and meeting other homeschooling families? So do we! Homeschoolers from all over the United States and Canada have traveled with us to Washington DC, New York City, Disney World, Italy, Alaska and many other local and regional day trips and overnight camps.

2014-2015 Trips & Events

April

My Heart in a Suitcase
Greenville SC - Registration Closed

May

Civil War Living History Day
Columbia SC - Registration Closed

Carowinds Education Day
Charlotte NC - Registration Closed

Space Mission (grades 4-12)
Columbia SC - Registration Closed

Van Gogh Alive
Charlotte NC - Registration Closed

New York City Tour
Registration Closed

Rocketry Lab
Columbia SC - Registration Deadline: May 7

June

Blue Ridge Mountains Camp
Black Mountain NC - Registration Closed

Sleep with the Sharks!
Myrtle Beach SC - Registration Deadline: May 1

September

Walt Disney World
Registration Deadline for FastPass+ priority: May 3
Final Registration Deadline: July 10

October

Washington DC Group Trip
Registration Closed

Barrier Island Ecology Adventure - NEW!
Charleston SC - Registration Deadline: August 31

Boone Hall Plantation & Fort Moultrie - NEW!
Mount Pleasant SC -  Registration Deadline: August 31

November
Space Camp
Huntsville AL - Registration Deadline: April 30

Aviation Challenge
Huntsville AL - Registration Deadline: April 30

January 2015

Western Caribbean Cruise - NEW!
Registration ongoing for now

March 2015

Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome, and more!
Registration ongoing for now


More Field Trips & Events

Registration for the following events will be announced throughout the year:
Ballet
Plays
Orchestra
Art field trips
Museum field trips and overnights
Science classes and field trips
History events and field trips
and more!


Future Trips & Events

I'm often asked about future trips we have planned. Although none are definite yet, we're planning trips to France, Boston, China, the Grand Canyon, Williamsburg, Costa Rica, a trip to Hawaii (my husband and daughter have been nagging me about this one), and others.

Of course, we'll also plan more trips to old favorites like Disney World, Washington DC, New York City, Fort Caswell, and local field trips and camps.

If you have a suggestions for a future trip, please email me and I'll put it on my list.

To lean more about our upcoming trips, click on the links on the menu on the left-hand side of this page.


Fundraising Projects
Our fundraising projects help make our trips even more affordable for homeschooling families. These projects include Box Tops for Education, Tyson Project A+, an affiliation with Amazon.com, and other website advertising.



All of the money generated from our fundraising (less any taxes due) goes toward our trips and has helped tremendously with unexpected costs, non-refundable deposits, and advance reservation fees.

For our 2013 DC trip, fundraising money covered a 3% increase in hotel tax after families had already paid for the trip.

For our 2013 Disney World trip, fundraising money covered an unexpected increase in SeaWorld tickets and Universal educational programs.

Both of these increases were several hundred dollars that I was able to cover on behalf of my families. Surprises like this are happening more and more often every year, but I don't worry about them as much now because of the many generous homeschooling families who participate in my fundraising.

Box Tops for Education are "coupons" found on specific foods, cereal boxes, and other grocery/household products. They're worth .10 each, and can add up quickly when many people contribute. Public schools earn thousands of dollars each year collecting Box Tops. We can, too! For more information about Box Tops for Education and a list of participating products, visit their website. To choose Carolina Homeschooler as your school, type in 29721 for the zip code and then choose Carolina Homeschooler. Please mail your Box Tops to Carolina Homeschooler, PO Box 1421, Lancaster SC 29721.

Tyson Project A+ is similar to Box Tops, but they're worth .24 each and are found only on Tyson products. Just clip the labels and mail them to me when you get a stack. Once I collect 100 of them, I can submit them for fundraising money. For more information about this program, visit their website.

Our Amazon.com link is available on most of my website pages (look for the Amazon box). When you click on the box, it will take you to Amazon's website (you'll see our code "carolinhomesc" in the URL). For us to get credit, you need to access our link to get to the Amazon site. Products that are already in your shopping cart before you access our link won't count. (You have to delete them and add them back again after using our link.)