The HomeSchool

Association of California

Spring Extravaganza

A full day of fun, friends, creativity, and play for homeschooling families*

Swap-o-rama-rama  *  Live Action Role Play  *  Game Room
Magic the Gathering Tournament  *  Craft Workshops
Soup and Bread Lunch * Silent Auction  *  Teen Dance


Saturday April 5th
10 am to 5 pm
Teen dance 7:30 - 10 pm
Camp Herms Boy Scout Camp and Lodge
1100 James Place
El Cerrito, CA 94530
 (near Berkeley off of Interstate 80)


All proceeds benefit HSC,
which is dedicated to the support of all California homeschooling families

Join homeschoolers from around the state for HSC's second Spring Extravaganza.  

Bring the whole family for a day of fun and creativity for everyone!


Swap-o-rama-rama:  Swap-o-rama-rama is a giant clothing swap and do-it-yourself workshop where you can creatively alter and re-use clothes.  Bring a bag of clean clothes of any size and shape and add it to the Community Swap Tables.  Then take anything you like from the Swap Tables and alter them (or not!) to your heart's content, using our sewing supplies and machines, fabric paints, trims, buttons and other notions.  Alter clothing or make it into something other than clothes.  We'll have a Fashion Show to show off our creations at 4 pm.  Our volunteers can help make your vision a reality.   Donations of more trims, notions and fabrics are welcome.

Live Action Role Play (LARP):  LARP is a role playing game made live, where players physically act out characters, interacting within a story and fighting battles using foam weapons.  HSC's own Joshua Murphy will be leading the day's LARP.  You'll need to be at least 8 years old, bring your own weapons and have them checked for safety before the game begins.  Don't forget, you must bring you own weapon to play.  Learn how to make a safe weapon here . Learn more about LARP here .

Game Room:  Bring your own or play some of our classic HSC Conference Game Deck games.  You'll find people of all skill levels and ages to play with.

Magic the Gathering Tournament:  Bring your best deck to play in a tournament against other Magic players or just bring your cards to play and trade.

Craft Workshops:  Join in workshops to tie dye your own (or pay $10 and tie dye a special HSC T-shirt), make a quilted pillow cover,  do nature art, learn how to alter t-shirts, make teeny micro animals or help work on a community quilt for charity.

Soup and Bread Lunch:  For just $3, buy a lunch of soup (home made by HSC volunteers) and bread.  (To volunteer to bring a crock-pot of soup, email Pam here.)

Silent Auction:  To benefit HSC, we'll be holding a Silent Auction of items hand made by HSC families.  We'd love it if you'd bring a hand crafted item to donate or make something to donate the day of the Extravaganza.

Teen Dance:  From 7:30 to 10 pm, for a separate admission, teens can attend a dance in the Camp Herms Lodge planned for teens by teens! (Parents can hang out in the Game Room.)

Note the dates and prices below and that the teen dance requires a separate admission. 

Extravaganza before March 15th:
$10 per HSC member/$15 per non-member
Extravaganza from March 15th through the 30th:          
$15 per HSC member/$20 per non-member

Extravaganza after March 30th, pay at the door    
$20 per HSC member/$25 per non-member

Teen dance through March 30th: $5 per person

Teen dance at the door: $8 per person

Questions?  Email Pam

* Named in memory of Mr. McGroovy, Andy McGrew, a wonderful HSC dad who passed away in 2012.


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