Charlotte Area Homeschool Swap Meetup
Saturday, July 29th, 9am-4pm, Greater Life Church (formerly Garr Church)
7700 Wallace Road, Charlotte, NC  28212 (google map
UPDATES: Vendors/Sellers: Doors open at 7:30 for setup. Short Opening Ceremony at 9am inside the sanctuary.

Welcome to the inaugural Charlotte Homeschool Swap Meetup hosted by BSA Unit 447, a homeschool Scout Unit based at the Greater Life Church in Charlotte, NC. The festivities will start at 9am and go until 4pm on Saturday, July 29th, rain or shine. Admission is free.

The Swap Meet will be a multi-faceted event, with three objectives. We aim to:

1) promote homeschool advocacy and awareness,
2) repurpose gently used educational books and materials,
3) provide a venue for homeschool families to network, connect, commiserate and collaborate.

Buy/Sell or Trade your homeschool items (plus anything else you'd like to sell). Give your Homeschool items new life with a new family!!

There will be lots of activities for the kids to include a giant slip-n-slide (bring your suits!), bouncy house, and rope bridge. Seminars will be conducted on various homeschool topics for newbies as well as veterans (see sidebar).

Grab a cup of coffee and something to eat at our Cafe! Snow cones with homemade syrup! (just don't bring them inside... lol) Yummy!!

We will have an aerial drone demonstration at 11:30am, 1:30pm.

Try your hand a Tomahawk throwing from 10-11 (just don't aim at your parents...)

We also will have a mini photo studio setup for some hero shots from 9:15am to 2pm.

We welcome your homeschool group or organization to attend!! You can have a presence with a table or booth, or just by milling about with an "ask me about" nametag.

Anyone selling items or promoting a group are asked to donate $5 or more. Just let your heart and the relative value of the Swap Meetup event guide your donation amount.

Unit 447 also be holding our signature and somewhat famous Garage Sale in conjunction with the Swap Meetup. Drop off your item donations either Saturday morning, or arrange for a pickup.

We look forward to seeing you there!!

For all inquiries, including vendor requests, please contact
Tim Beavers
Swap Meetup Event Coordinator

Your friendly hosts at Unit 447, the confluence of your homeschooling and scouting adventures!!

10am: Homeschool 101, starting your homeschool
Babette Stewart, veteran HSer

10:30am: Homeschool and the Law in NC/SC
Beau Baez, JD

11am: Homeschool Resources in the Charlotte Metro Area
Tim Beavers

1120am: NCHE Membership Benefits and the "Thrive" Conference

12pm: Transitioning your homeschooler to College or High School
Marie Beavers and Becki Andrico

1pm: Scouting and Homeschooling, a great combination!!
Marie Beavers and Becki Andrico

If you would like to be added as a seminar speaker please contact Tim Beavers


7:30am:  Optional Early Setup for Seller/Vendors

9am: Opening Ceremony @ the sanctuary main stage

9:15-4pm: Unit 447 Garage Sale!!

9:15am-4pm: BounceHouse and slide

9:15am-2pm: Camera Studio for Hero Shots and Serious shots

9:30am: Cross our rope bridge!!

10am: Tomahawk Throwing

11:30am & 1:30pm: Aerial Drone Demonstration

1pm-3pm: Slip-n-slide open