HEART of Texas

Homeschool with HEART!

Sports

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HIS Eagles -- Arlington
Formerly AAHE, HIS (Homeschool Interscholastic Sports) has a vision to disciple every homeschool athlete into a person of Christ-like character. HIS will use sports as a tool to reveal, nurture, and test the God given skills and talents of each athlete for the glory of God and the advancement of his kingdom.

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THESA -- Fort Worth
THESAs mission is to support families with a calling to home educate their children by providing high quality, competitive sports programs, enabling children to grow in Godly character and skills at the junior and senior high level. Programs include Boys football, basketball, and baseball as well as Girls basketball, softball and volleyball.

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HSAA -- Dallas
HSAA was established to provide homeschooled youth with opportunities to compete in competitive athletic events in a Christian atmosphere. Through this athletic competition, HSAA is committed to providing parents with support in their responsibility of developing high moral character within each student-athlete.

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Weatherford Express -- Weatherford
Weatherford Express is a Christian-based, not-for-profit organization that provides home schooled students the opportunity to participate in team sports. We currently offer 6-Man Football, Football Spirit Team, Volleyball, and Basketball.

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Dallas Thunder -- Dallas
Dallas Thunder is a competitive basketball organization made up of homeschool students in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Its goal is to teach boys and girls the skills needed to excel in the game of basketball as well as to train them up to be godly men and women.

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PTHSS -- Fort Worth
Parker-Tarrant Home School Sports exists to promote and accomplish sports education for the Texas Home School student in a Christian environment. Its objective is to provide a competitive environment for middle school and high school sports competition that is not normally provided by traditional home school organizations or support groups. PTHSS desires to accomplish this goal in a way that both works alongside the parents and honors Jesus Christ.

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CHANT Chargers -- North Texas
Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas is a competitive sports program that desires to provide a place for athletes at every level.  CHANT competes with private and public school teams in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area.  We have a calling to help homeschool athletes achieve their goals while always keeping God first, and supporting the family and the athletes' education.

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JCSA -- Johnson County
Johnson County Sports Association is a Christian-based youth sports organization that offers Track, Volleyball, Girls & Boys Basketball, 6-Man Tackle Football, Cheer, Baseball, and Softball for Junior High through High School students in the Johnson County area. The mission of JCSA is to serve home school students that desire to have God as a part of and to participate in competitive Athletics that will Glorify God in all we do, win or lose. "Psalms 104:21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God."

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316 BJJ -- Rockwall
316 BJJ is a Christian organization designed to help people train their mind, bodies, and spirits in a safe environment. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for everyone to learn self-defense and to increase their skill as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu student.

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DasCHE -- South Dallas
The DasCHE Spartans organization was established to provide homeschooled athletes ages 8 to 18 in the South Dallas Metroplex area and surrounding counties with the opportunity to participate in competitive sports. DasCHE provides opportunities for Baseball, Basketball (boys and girls), Football, and Soccer.

Camps

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At T Bar M, the love of God meets the love of games. Kids are invited to play their hearts out, families are invited to connect, and adults are invited to relax and recharge, all in a Christian camp experience with new discoveries at every turn. We believe that if we train each heart, the body will follow. So come play with purpose. At Day CampOn-the-Road Day CampsOvernight Camps, Family Camps or bring your group for a weekend retreat.

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Family Camp at Shepherd of the Ozarks is...
a fabulous affordable family vacation with a spiritual emphasis... breath-taking scenery, luxurious lodges, really great food (not camp food) and activities for all ages. It's a time to spend quality time together and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Rates—Adults: $390, Children age 3-11: $245, Children age 0-2: $30
Each family will have a private room and bath in one of the Lodges.  Mom and Dad have a King or Queen bed and the kids have a loft, a cubby, or  bunk.  Every room is different.  Tour our Lodges on our website: 
SOTO Lodges

What do we do at Family Camp?
 
Days are free for a variety of activities like swimming, river tubing, fishing, hiking on trails in 460 acres of natural Ozark Mountain forest, volleyball, basketball, frisbee golf, horseback riding, paintball, laser tag, high ropes, cliffhanger, canoeing the Buffalo River, sightseeing at the Blanchard Springs Caverns or... how about relaxing on the porch in a rocking chair with a cup of coffee and enjoying the view? Watch our Activity Video:
SOTO Activities Video  No cooking for Mom! Meals always get rave reviews.

After dinner we gather for a Spiritual time with Praise and Worship music and time in the Word with our Speaker.  There’s a Kids Program for kids ages 5-10, a Nursery for babies/toddlers, and Play Time for kids 3-4.  The evening is topped off with an activity like Game Night; Dance Night  (Square Dancing, the YMCA and Chicken Dance to name a few); Skit Night; and Family Communion around a camp fire.

There’s always quality fellowship in the lodges as the evening winds down and the kids head for bed… time to connect with old and new friends.

To register:
SOTO Family Camp Online Registration

Please email 
michelle@sotocamp.com

Scouting

Would you like to see your homeschool Pack or Troop here? Please contact us and let us know about you!
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General scouting information is available at www.longhorncouncil.org.

Amanda Lewis is the district director of the Longhorn Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The Longhorn Council district includes Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, Trophy Club, Roanoke, and the HEB area. You may contact her at
bsalakeview@aol.com or by calling her at 817-231-8533.

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Cub Scout Pack 207- McKinney

We would like to invite any boy who is homeschooled or attends a University Model School and is in first through fifth grades to join Pack 207. (We do require parents to sign a Christian Statement of Faith.) Our meetings are held on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Mondays of each month at First United Methodist at 315 North Church Street in McKinney. For more information you may contact Scout Master Gordan Taylor at
pack207mckinney@gmail.com.

Speech & Debate


DFW Speech & Debate is committed to providing qualify communications training to home-schooled students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Our goal is to train and equip students to communicate the Christian worldview boldly and persuasively to an unbelieving world. Speech & Debate sharpens students ability to analyze problems, think and listen critically, and express their thoughts fluently. It increases their ability to speak persuasively with poise and grace.
We are excited to provide the following opportunities for home-schooled families:
Parents, serving as a judge or time-keeper at a NCFCA Tournament is an excellent way to expose your children to speech/debate. Bring your high-school aged children to observe the events while you volunteer to serve as a judge!
Speak Out North Texas
Speak Out North Texas is a Christian Speech & Debate club offering forensics to home-schooled students. We are the original speech and debate club in the DFW area. Our purpose is to “train Christian, home-schooled, youth in speech and debate, in order to better communicate a Biblical world view.”

Stoa is a national junior high and high school Speech and Debate League serving the needs of Christian home-schooling families across the nation.

Stoa offers a National Invitational Tournament of Champions (NITOC) inviting students from across the United States to perform, speak and debate. Some of the most exciting developments in Christian homeschool forensics are unfolding in Stoa.

Special Needs

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Texas Special Kids, founded by Doug and Patsy Arnold, is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to serve families who have children with special educational and/or developmental concerns. Texas' Special Kids is uniquely equipped to meet the needs of the special needs community. The Arnolds are experienced home educators, professional public educators, and professional special education educators, and they have been able to apply their professional expertise at home with their own special needs child. Their experiences and struggles have equipped them with the tools and resources to assist and meet the needs of Texas families who are looking for guidance.

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NATHHANs purpose and goal is to encourage homeschooling families with special needs children, in ways that glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and equip parents to confidently raise their children with special needs or disabilities.
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Christian Homes and Special Kids works to find Christian homes for children with special needs.

Libraries