Early Registration Starts January 10, 2022
Pricing is different this year, with $50 early registration available in January for PAACH subscribers only. After that, online and walk-in pricing is $60 for subscribers and $100 for non-subscribers. Non-subscribers can subscribe to PAACH (for $25) if they want to register early or at the lower subscriber price. We will again offer a virtual convention option for your convenience.
Our focus this year is to remind you and your family that you are being transformed by the power of God’s word. In Romans 12:2, Paul tells us that we are “transformed by the renewing of our minds.” As homeschoolers, our primary goal is discipleship, which begins by teaching our children about the broken state of their souls and the saving truth of God’s word. We must teach them to depend on God and know His word so that He may transform them into His image. Our nation and our world are in dire need of bold image-bearers who will live out the gospel and “prove the perfect will of God.”
Our goal this year is to encourage you in your calling to be homeschoolers and disciple makers. We hope this weekend helps you to reconnect with others in the homeschooling community while also bringing fresh ideas and practical tools to aid you along your journey.
We, the PAACH board and committee, look forward to serving you during this convention and at other future events throughout the rest of this year. If you have any questions, please come chat with us at the PAACH info booth or contact us through email or our Facebook page.
Hal & Melanie Young
We’re Hal and Melanie Young. We’re not just authors and speakers, but we’re the parents of six sons (in a row!) and two daughters. The experience of raising this van-full has proved two things - you need God’s wisdom to raise a family, and you need help to make it practical! That’s our goal and message—start with Biblical foundations, then share how to put principles into practice.
New to Homeschooling Night
Thursday, March 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Considering homeschooling, but not sure where to start? Join us for this special informal event, which is FREE to new and first year homeschoolers. Hear from Kirk Smith, Executive Director of Illinois Christian Home Educators (ICHE), find answers to any questions you may have, and shop our vendor hall.
Joe & Andrea Denner
Dr. Timothy Kaufman
George & Darlene Matzko
Scott & Kristina Meyers
James W. Ware
Please wear your name badge at all times during the convention. They are your proof of registration. On your final exit from the convention, please return lanyards and badges to the baskets at Registration as you leave convention.
PAACH believes in honoring and respecting the freedom and responsibility of each speaker, vendor and attendee. This means we hold to the position that each person can make their own decision on what is safest and best for their family. We will have hand sanitizing stations available throughout the venue and have made efforts to social distance when available and appropriate. Mask usage is optional and will not be enforced by PAACH volunteers. However, some vendors may request you to wear a mask while in their booth. If you would like to shop with that particular vendor, you may want to bring a mask to be prepared.
Children ages 12+ may attend any workshop. Children under the age of 12 must be with an adult at all times if they’re not attending a specific youth session. All children of all ages need to be in the sanctuary during both morning keynotes if they’re not attending a special 9 a.m. session. Thank you for your cooperation.
NO SKATEBOARDING allowed on church property. Please do not go down by the pond.
During workshops if your infants or young children make distracting noises, even happy ones, we ask that you immediately leave the room out of consideration for the speaker, fellow attendees, and the quality of the MP3 recording. The infant care room is available for you to use. An adult must remain with their infant at all times.
Food is only allowed in the eating areas (or outside, weather permitting). While water bottles with lids are allowed in classrooms, no liquid of any kind is allowed in the sanctuary. Thank you for showing your appreciation for the wonderful facilities by respecting these requests. The main dining area ais located in the 924 building across the parking lot out the back doors of the vendor hall. For your convenience, food trucks will be available for lunch and parked near the 924 building from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. both Friday and Saturday.
Need a little bite? CIBAD Speech & Debate Club is selling snacks at the kitchen window. They thank you for your support!
Volunteers & Working Scholarships
Please check in at the PAACH info booth (in the foyer) 5 minutes prior to your shift. Thank you for serving!
PAACH board and convention committee members are wearing navy blue PAACH t-shirts. We’re happy to help you!
A Note from the Board
PAACH does not necessarily endorse every product or idea presented at the convention. We recognize the diversity which is prevalent in the home education community and trust you will exercise discernment in making the proper choices for your family.
Notice of Event Photography & Recording
PAACH intends to capture images during convention for use in publications and all media forms. Your entry constitutes your consent to such photography/recording by PAACH. If you have questions or concerns, please see an PAACH board member.
MP3 orders can be placed at the registration table in the foyer. Individual sessions cost $5 each. The complete 2022 set for the whole 2 days is $30 if you place your order before convention, $40 during convention and $60 after convention. Recordings will be mailed out by the end of April 2022. You can also purchase MP3 sets from previous years.