Landry Academy

Mom’s Retreats

Read on for information about our Live Mom's Retreats, or check out some of our online Community Group opportunities

Mom's Retreat Locations and Availability:
Current Mom's Retreat details availble from our  Course Catalog by selecting "Mom's Retreats" from the course filter

*Fellowship
*Learn
*Relax
*Recharge

During the past several years we've held "Homeschool Mom Science Retreats" that were a wonderful time of relaxation, fellowship, and learning! We are currently offering them in several locations throughout the country.

We have homeschool moms from around the country spending time together, sharing ideas, and learning (from our science teachers and each other) about teaching Christ-centered science to their children and homeschool co-op groups.

We love our mom retreats because it's a time when moms (the heart of homeschooling) get to spend time together; relaxing, learning, and being encouraged.

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Retreat Details

A relaxing time of fellowship with other moms and instruction from our veteran, homeschool science teachers on teaching Christ-centered science in grades 4 through 12. We'll do a variety of labs, dissections, talk about teaching, supplies, etc. You'll certainly learn in our teaching sessions but you'll also benefit from the wisdom and experience of other homeschool moms in time spent hanging out and relaxing with them. You'll love the labs and will have new labs and inspiration to take home to your children and/or homeschool co-op classes.

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Accommodations and Meals

Overnight accommodations are in "bunk cabins" - several bunk beds in a cabin with a bathroom (or bathrooms). Our science sessions and hang-out time are in the facility meeting room and common / living areas. Meals are in the facility cafeteria - usually great food. :)

Only for Moms

While we all love children, this retreat is only for moms. We ask that you not bring any children, including babies.

Mom's Retreat Locations and Availability:
Current Mom's Retreat details availble from our  Course Catalog by selecting "Mom's Retreats" from the course filter


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Bring a Friend (or Friends)

If you're coming with a friend (or friends) you'll all be able to room in the same cabin. When you arrive at the retreat you can choose your cabin.

Fee to Attend: $25

What's Included? 

Everything! For $25, you'll get two nights accommodations, six meals, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate 24/7, all the hands-on science you can handle, lab supplies, lots of stories, lots of chocolate, door prizes, lab manual, access to experienced science teachers, freebies to take home, t-shirt, great fellowship with other homeschooling moms.. and relaxation!

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Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

We're often asked, "Is the retreat really only $25 - is there a catch?" It really is only $25 and there is no catch! It's our way of supporting and encouraging homeschooling moms. :)

Be sure to check out the videos or keep reading to see what recent attendees have to say about our Mom's Retreats and what THEY got for their $25 investment.

Mom's Retreat Locations and Availability:
Current Mom's Retreat details availble from our  Course Catalog by selecting "Mom's Retreats" from the course filter.  

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Greetings,

My wife and I homeschooled our daughters all the way through (except for 1st grade for our oldest - I'll tell you a story about that). One is now in college and the other just graduated from college. I've taught thousands of homeschooled students, and I've taught and counseled hundreds of science and pre-med major college students (along with directing a university gross anatomy / cadaver lab). Those experiences give me a unique perspective on what we're doing right and what we can improve as Christian homeschooling parents.

In addition to lots of fun and unique hands-on science, we'll talk about:

*How and when to start preparing your child(ren) who may be science majors
*College selection - does it matter?
*The truth about SAT and ACT and other standardized testing
*What you should start doing in fourth grade (or as soon after that as you can)
*College scholarships - what really matters
*How to teach science to younger students and ultimately help them in high school and college
*The number one thing we need to work on as homeschooling parents
*The mistakes that most homeschooling families make with science-leaning high school students
*What your children will face in college and how to prepare them for that experience
*Science and medical professions; the educational requirements, compensation, types of work, employment outlook, pros and cons, etc. We'll also spend time on your questions.

And, last but not least, I'll tell you cool stories and "real-life" lessons from a university gross anatomy (cadaver) lab. For example:
*Some of my students were dissecting a cadaver and noticed something shiny near the spinal cord. What do you think it was? 

*What do you think we found in the nasal cavity of a 70 year-old male cadaver that had probably been there for almost 70 years? :)
*What characteristic have I seen in some pre-med students that almost assures their success at getting into medical school?
*How I introduce students to the cadaver lab.
*What makes a student stand-out to their professors and admission committees (and it's Biblical)?
*Why I believe that God created us and everything around us, as stated in the Bible, and why it's critically important for our children to understand and think critically about that.

You'll also get to meet some of our teachers and staff. But, beyond all this, you'll be fellowshipping with, and learning from, other homeschooling moms in a relaxing, refreshing environment.

We look forward to seeing you there.

In His Grip,

Greg Landry, M.S.
Homeschool Dad
Former College Professor
Founder & Director, Landry Academy

How much can $25 buy - right?

Melissa from AL!!! I hope you had a safe travels home. I want to tell Mr. Landry- Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! This weekend was so refreshing. We needed to see our dear friend Dawn and she needed to see us. We have been together for years, until her husband took a job in Ohio last year. They moved and we wanted to see her. Landry Academy dropped a *to-good-to-be-true* offer in Shannon's inbox. A whole weekend for $25.00 to go see Dawn- WOOHOO! We registered within and hour and 2 of us didn't even ask our husbands. LOL Anyway, we were skeptical the closer we got to the weekend. Because in today's world how much can $25 buy - right?

‘I can tell you what it bought for me... a chance that is rare and often overlooked in the hustle and bustle of our day. The chance to see God our creator show off! I love when he allows me to peek inside his grace and mercy and shows me that he is all about the details. His hand was all over this weekend and it showed in many ways. Here is our tiny list."

"Our only roommate in our cabin the night before the conference had just gone to her first informational session to become a foster/adoptive parent and she and her family are praying about adoption. (We are the ones who all four of us: Melissa, Dawn, Shannon, and Carolyn have adopted from foster care in our state."

"Our sweet Dawn has struggled to understand Ohio homeschooling and the basics of "how to" get plugged into a group in her area. So who was at the table across from us and staying in the same cabin? A support group of sweet ladies, less than 30 minutes from her home. These women were truly excited to meet her and I think will take her under their wing and help get her plugged in."

"Dawn and her family did foster care with us in AL for almost 7 years. They found an agency in OH and have started the process of approval. She has found the state and agency to be so vastly different from what she is used to that she has questioned whether this was still the calling for their family. It has been tough hearing her struggle these last few months over Skype. So, in God's great mercy and maybe a little bit of humor, one of the ladies in the Ohio support group that is going to help Dawn with homeschooling is also a foster mom with the agency Dawn is applying to- AND has adopted several times with them."

"Please tell Mr. Landry that this is the most I have EVER gotten out of $25.00 and that I will never forget his kind heart and this generous weekend. I was so impressed with the science, Mr. Landry, and his creationist approach, and just look so forward to all our future dealings with Landry Academy. God is so kind and full of grace and mercy and Mr. Landry was the facilitator of his divine work this weekend...."

Much love from AL,

Melissa

"... I have to tell you that this retreat was such a blessing to me and my family, in several ways, but primarily because I dreaded teaching science. But I left the retreat yesterday with a whole new perspective on this. I'm so excited to get started with my children. I spent most of my two hour drive home yesterday thinking about everything I want to do. I loved your stories from the trenches and soaking up your years of experience.

Thank you!"

Jenny

 

 

 

"I absolutely loved the Mom's Science Retreat last year! The accommodations and setting were fantastic! The fellowship was such a blessing too. I learned so much from you and my fellow home educators. I came away from the experience feeling refreshed, re-energized and fully equipped to teach Science to my boys, all the way through high school. The whole experience was such a blessing that I hesitate to register this year because I would be taking up a spot someone who has not done this yet could have. However, if there's room for me I'll be there again! Twelve hour drive and all!"

"I loved the retreat last fall! I came to the retreat with a fellow homeschooler in my local that I barely knew. We not only learned about how to improve science co-ops we were involved in but we also learned a whole lot about each other. The scenery was beautiful, the classes well worth it, and the fellowship was excellent."

Jan

"I attended last year and would love to attend another.  For me, getting away and talking with other homeschool moms was just what I needed."

Terri B.