Colorado Relaxed Homeschool & Unschool Support Groups

Colorado Relaxed Homeschool and Unschool Support Groups

A current list of all-inclusive or completely secular support groups. Join as many as you like, introduce yourself, attend a few activities and see which one suits you and your kids the best!


Keep in mind that while these local Colorado lists post upcoming activities, classes and the like, very few are open to on-list chat or discussing unschooling. For that you’d have to try to connect with members privately, off- list, on the phone, in person. However, there are nationwide lists that focus specifically on discussing all the ups and downs and questions about homeschooling and unschooling, how it works and so forth: See Unschooling Discussion Groups.

If you’d like to submit a correction or add your group … or if you just wanna say “hi” and compliment me on how helpful my website is 😉 … drop Cindy a line.
  
 

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
 
— Great quote (and true), but who actually said it? William Butler Yeats or Plutarch, a Greek-born Philosopher?

 

Articles on Support Groups
 

Homeschool Groups: To Join Or Not To Join?
Bottom line: Homeschooling can be very lonely (and daunting) by yourself. My opinion? The question is not really “Should I join a homeschool group?” but “Which homeschool group should I join?”

The Story of Two Desperate, Burned Out, Homeschool Moms
I DARE YOU! I dare you to start a two mom co-op… and [have it] still be a two mom co-op after 4 months. Even if you want to contain it, I think it would be a hard thing to do.

Starting Your Own Homeschool Support Group
How to start your own group … and not go overboard or drive yourself crazy at the same time.


 
Colorado Support Groups

3-D Field Trips
Evergreen/Conifer/Pine area
An open-minded group of homeschoolers (traditional, waldorf, eclectic, free schoolers) and non-homeschoolers (school age kids and preschool kids) who get together on a regular basis for field trips and other activities. Our outings range from hikes to museum trips to casual playdates, and parents get together for things like book club or wine night.

This is a secular group. We have a variety of beliefs, so please be mindful and respectful of this.


ACE Homeschoolers
Aurora and surrounding communities (Parker, Green Valley Ranch, Littleton and Denver)

ACE stands for “Aurora, Colorado, Eclectic” Homeschool Group. We’re a Non-Directed Support Group. Our families have children ranging in age from infant through high school.

Teens! Teens! Teens! We have teens and we’re looking for more! We are a group comprised of a variety of families with many learning styles. Our views on education are as varied as the ages of our children; from unschoolers to those using home-based Charter schools.


Alpine Homeschool Alliance (AHA!)
San Luis Valley Area.

Free membership for all members of Alamosa, Rio Grande, Conejos, Costilla, Saguache, and Mineral counties. We’re an inclusive homeschooling group that embraces all lifestyles, belief systems, education styles and ages. All who homeschool or support homeschooling are welcome to join in. The world is our classroom! Come learn with us!



AS You Like It
Nationwide
We’re a secular list for parents who homeschool, or who are thinking about homeschooling, children with Aspergers Syndrome, HFA, or PDD. We are an open-minded, forward-thinking, mutually respectful group of individuals, with diverse belief systems, who share the challenges and successes of parenting and homeschooling children on the autism spectrum. We share available educational and medical information, and reference materials. Our guidelines are simple–no religious references or signatures, and no soliciting in any form.


Blue Skies
Boulder, Longmont, Fort Collins Area
An event and activities announcement list. We have weekly park days, and monthly Mom’s Night Out.


Colorado I-70 Corridor Homechoolers
I-70 corridor (Aurora, Watkins, Bennett, Strasburg, Byers)
We are a Non-Directed group. Our primary focus is a social and educational outlet for parents and children. We plan weekly get-togethers and field trips. Our goal is to provide a safe, friendly environment for our children to socialize and develop friendships. Our views on education are as varied as the ages of our children; from unschoolers to those using home-based Charter schools.




 


Colorado Christian Unschoolers
Statewide
Our support group is for Christians who use unschooling, delight-led, child led, spirit led, relaxed, delayed, and/or natural learning in their homeschool. This group also stands for traditional conservative Christian values. We are a wonderful eclectic mix of homeschoolers who use notebooking, lap books, Charlotte Mason, libraries, journals…the list is endless. Everything and anything is a learning experience. School doesn’t start at 9 and end at 3. From the time our kids are awake to when they are asleep, they are learning and thriving.


Colorado NICHE
Boulder County Area
Northern Inclusive Colorado Home Educators (NICHE) is an eclectic and inclusive association of families who homeschool in the Boulder county and surrounding counties north of I-70. Membership is free. Our members practice all kinds of homeschooling and unschooling and represent many different religions and political views.


Colorado Springs Ex-Christian Homeschool Support
Colorado Springs
After homeschooling for over 4 years now, I have come to the conclusion that many of the families in Colorado Springs that homeschool seem to be former evangelical Christians. This list is a place where we can talk about homeschooling, but we can also talk about some of the religious baggage and memories and concerns that we face as ex-Christians. Note: This in NOT an anti-Christian group. It is merely a place where ex-believers can help and encourage one another and also talk about homeschooling their children.


Colorado Springs Homeschooler Yard Sale
Colorado Springs and surrounding areas
A place to share our gently used items with other homeschool families. All family friendly items are welcome — household items, clothing, kids toys, pet items, books and of course, curriculum!


Colorado Springs Homeschool Support Group
Colorado Springs
A group for local homeschooling families to share ideas, swap supplies and curriculum, find resources and much more.


Colorado Unschooling
Statewide
This Colorado unschooling list is to help people who are unschooling to be cognizant of Colorado homeschool law; share ideas to support our kids’ interests; to plan get-togethers and to enhance understanding of unschooling (meaning topic discussions).

Instead of Education

Instead of Education
by John Holt

“If you are one of the millions of walking wounded still staggering from your own encounter with forced institutional schooling, and trying to spare your own kids from its damage, this book will be your guide and a good friend.”
John Taylor Gatto, Former New York City and State Teacher of the Year
 
  

 
  
Common Ground Homeschoolers
Denver Metro Area
Common Ground Homeschoolers is an inclusive group of families in the Denver area. We follow no specific religious or political agenda, nor do we espouse any particular educational or homeschool philosophy. We welcome all independently learning families, and choose to honor our differences while building on our combined strengths. We offer park days, field trips, monthly teachers’ nights out, co-ops, opportunities for presentations and other activities.


Denver Homeschooling
Denver Metro Area
Information is vital. If you’ve experienced a great homeschool resource or have a question on this great conquest, post it! Do you have curriculum or resources to sell? Post it!


Denver Inclusive Homeschoolers
Denver Area and Broomfield County
This is a group for unschoolers / homeschoolers / life learners (or any description you prefer to use or defy) to get together for fun activities. Since people are all scattered thru town we will plan activities in several areas of town.

This is a NON-RELIGION based group. Everyone is welcome to join and participate. I do ask to respect each others lack of religion or religion preferences.


Denver Unschoolers
Denver Metro Area
This group is for all unschoolers regardless of their spiritual beliefs. We hope to help provide support, friendship, group activities and co-op opportunities. We’re FREE and all families are welcome!

Stop on over and visit our forum and upcoming event area! Everyone is encouraged to recommend activities and provide ideas. All you need is an email address and a simple password. We won’t frisk you or anything. Promise. 😀


F.R.I.E.N.D. Homeschoolers
North Denver Metro Area
FRIEND (Front Range Independent Educators North of Denver) is an inclusive, non-directed, homeschool, support group with most members living in parts of metro Denver including, Arvada, Brighton, Broomfield, Commerce City, Denver, Henderson, Hudson, Northglenn, Thornton, and Westminster. We also have some members that drive from as far away as Aurora, Bennett and Boulder. The primary focus of this group is as a social outlet for parents and children. Weekly events, get-togethers, field trips, and a monthly Moms’ Night Out are member planned.


Homeschoolers Hispanas ~ Mi Hogar para Jesucristo
Nationwide
This group is about the special and interesting life of the hispanic homeschooler. Does most of your family think homeschooling is illegal? Are all your friends waiting for you to become normal? And how many hispanic women do you know in your homeschool group — if you found one that you feel comfortable joining? Want to keep on talking? Join this group! We’ll encourage each other along this strait and blessed path!


Longmont Homeschool Group
Longmont
This is a place for homeschoolers in the Longmont area to come together and plan, encourage, discuss, debate and enjoy our homeschool lives together. Together, we will enjoy park days, play dates, Mom’s night out and loads of other events. This group is self-directed, so if you would like to see an event, then feel free to plan it. We’re an inclusive and eclectic group so all posts and conversations must be respectful of every families faith and lifestyle choices. We can certainly discuss our differences, but never condemn them.


Nature’s Classroom Homeschool Group
Colorado Springs
Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, Henry Wadswroth Longfellow, Jean Piaget, and many others believed that nature was the ultimate teacher, the ultimate classroom.

Remember being a curious child, wanting to know why bees liked flowers, why ants made ant hills and studying ant farms, watching the leaves change color and wondering why, and then seeing the new buds on the tree branches in the spring? Come join us for field trips and family fun!


Read A Banned Book

Northern Colorado Homeschool Association (NCHA)
Northern Colorado Front Range (Fort Collins – Loveland Area)
We are a group of homeschooling parents and children (aged infant through high school). We are an inclusive, secular, eclectic, local, member-run organization that honors the diversity of homeschoolers. Our reasons for homeschooling differ, as do our styles of and approaches to education.

We now have a Tween and Teen Subgroup called NCHA Youth. This group provides fun, learning, & service opportunities designed to address the unique needs and interests of older homeschoolers.


Peterson Homeschoolers
Colorado Springs area.
Our group consists of active duty, reserve and retired military members (plus, their families). We provide support towards the education of your child, no matter what your schooling style may be. And you don’t have to live at Peterson AFB to be a member!

In the past, our events include field trips, Mom’s meetings, swimming lessons, gym time, and crafts. We are going to start planning more events so that moms and kids can socialize and build friendships.

This group can be anything the members want it to be.


Pueblo Eclectic Homeschoolers
Pueblo and Pueblo West
I started this page in an effort to facilitate continuing educational fellowship for my kids and myself, outside the bounds of a formal group environment. Future activities will include boys’ book club, girls’ book club, movie afternoons and moms’ playdates. I welcome any and all ideas!


Peyton Area Homeschoolers
Eastern El Paso County
Would you like to get together occasionally and do some things for homeschooling on the East side of El Paso County? If you live East of Colorado Springs and would like to hear about workshops, classes and other special events for this area, please join. Think of all the possibilities: A Latin or Math class for your kid–yet you don’t have to drive into the Springs!!


Roaring Fork Valley Homeschool Network
Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Roaring Fork Valley
The ages of our families range from teens to toddlers and some of our families are from outside this area. We get together for field trips, play dates, curriculum idea sharing, special classes, but most importantly to support each other on a daily basis. If you’re new and have questions feel free to ask. If you are experienced and have advice feel free to share. The value for each of our children of having been “homeschooled” is what we all make of it … so let’s make it a fantastic experience for all!!!


SecularHomeschooling.com
Nationwide
The home for Eclectic Homeschoolers, Freethinking homeschoolers, Non-religious homeschoolers!

An international site that was created to provide information, resources, and a place to share and connect with secular homeschoolers across the world. We will be highlighting information about wonderful secular homeschool resources, and keeping you up to date with what is going on in the world of secular homeschooling. But that is only the beginning. Secularhomeschool.com is your playground. A place to share the things that are important to you. A place to create and join groups that share your interests. A place to give and get advice. There are no limits to what you can do at Secular Homeschool, so join today and help build the community you’ve always wanted!


Secular Homeschool Support Group (SHSSG)
Colorado Springs Area
We provide on-line support throughout Colorado, this group caters to the diverse community we live in and all homeschooling families are welcome. Our members prefer that their religious and political beliefs not be a part of this groups identity or purpose.

The link above is for SHSSG’s Yahoo email list, which is for folks in C Springs and southern Colorado. For activities, classes, and events that are specific to Colorado Springs itself visit their Facebook page.


South Denver Secular Homeschool
South Denver Metro
Are you homeschooling for non-religious reasons? Do you want tolerance for all beliefs? You have come to the right place. We welcome homeschoolers from all walks of life, all faiths and no faith. The goal of this group is to develop real, genuine relationships, for both parents and children.


Southwest Eclectic Homeschoolers
Colorado: Durango, Silverton, Cortez, Mancos, and Bayfield Areas
New Mexico: Aztec, Cedar Hill, and Farmington Areas
Stop by and ind and share any social, educational events or information! We are a loose community of homeschoolers and unschoolers who welcome all regardless of educational methods or religious beliefs.


Steamboat Springs Homeschool Group
Steamboat Springs Area
We homeschool differently for different reasons – a lifestyle we think is best for us and our kids.

Come join us to connect with local homeschoolers, find fun events to attend, have interactive on-line discussions, and make life-long friends!

We meet once a week for classes, field trips, community service events, holiday parties, and just for fun. Plus, we offer many “elective classes” for kids to take (i.e., Spanish, drama, youth choir, art classes, and more!)


Summit County Homeschoolers
Summit County
We’re an eclectic community of families who homeschool and gather together for support, fellowship, fun and learning opportunities.

We hike and meet in the park during the summer. And we ski/snowboard together in the winter. This year we are planning monthly Mom’s Night Out meetings where we meet in homes for dessert and fellowship, followed by a homeschool topic presentation/discussion. So, come on out and meet other homeschool moms!



US Hwy 285 Homeschool Network (Colorado)
Morrison, Evergreen, Conifer, Pine and Bailey
This group serves as an electronic bulletin board to facilitate communication among homeschool families of the U.S. Hwy 285 mountain corridor. This group is more social than nuts-and-bolts of homeschooling, the intent is to establish a network for local like-minded families.


Washington Park Homeschoolers
Central Denver/Denver Metro
We’re a secular homeschool support group. Our members use all different styles of home school including Calvert, unschooling, Well Trained Mind, Classical and Eclectic. Some of our activities include a science/art group, book club, park days and field trips.


Western Region Unschoolers
A group for unschoolers who live in the Western U.S. covering: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California. This is a forum to announce and organize conferences, travel, camping, and other places to get together.


Wild & Free Homeschooling
Castle Rock/Southeast Denver
A supportive community for homeschoolers, nature lovers, whether you lean toward Unschooling, Charlotte Mason, Classical, Waldorf, Montessori, or have no idea what any of those terms mean. There are like-minded mamas in your area that would love to connect with you.


Not finding what you need? Try these:

Secular Homeschool.com
A2Z Homeschooling
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