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Support Groups

NNHS publishes a list of support groups as a courtesy and service however NNHS assumes no liability and does not necessarily endorse nor sponsor any listed group. If you need to edit information to a group or add a group, please email



Sparks and Carson City support groups/park days were launched in August 2015.

South Reno Support group/park day launches in October. These are FREE to attend, for new homeschoolers and their children, experienced, and even those who are just mulling it over and not yet homeschooling.

Find information and meetings in the NNHS Facebook closed group. The groups are also scheduled on the NNHS public page HERE


South Reno Support group invitation
- Are you thinking of homeschooling, but not sure where to start?
- Are you homeschooling now, but feeling isolated?
- Are you heading to another level of homeschooling (middle school, high school) and feeling stuck?
- Are you new to the area and needing to find local activities or information on Nevada requirements?

Let's get together, with all of our kids, and encourage one another! Let's chat, make some friends, and let the kids play. Bring water, snack/lunch, a picnic blanket or folding chair. Kids can probably climb on the playground, bring roller skates, scooters or ride-on toys. Just an informal Introduction, and a chance to encourage/be encouraged.

It's easy
... to get a homeschooling parent talking about homeschooling :-). If you need information or encouragement, or you are experienced and are willing to help out by being a friend (buddy-system-style), come to our inaugural
Reno Homeschool Support Group (informal).
Friday, October 16, 1pm until 3, South Valleys Sports Center on Wedge Pkwy, next to the yellow library
- Introduction to Homeschooling in NV
- Questions and answers on methods and materials
- Resources for activities and support
- Encouragement and new friends

Bring a sack lunch and some sunscreen. There is a play structure for littles, and a large lawn for bigger kids who might want to bring a ball or Frisbee or sidewalk chalk.

**** If you're inclined to help facilitate another one of these support groups, at this or some other time/location, let us know by the end. We need a group in each part of town, plus a couple of high school Homeschoolers to help us plan dances or commencement or stuff for your age group. Come talk with us! If you (as a parent) would be willing to help organize an event/field trip for all homeschoolers, we need you!! ***

NNHS is an all-volunteer nonprofit. And we need your help!

(This is an experiment. If we find we don't need a get-together monthly in south Reno, this will be a one-shot deal. Anyone who wants to can volunteer to help facilitate these, making them as formal or informal as you like. Maybe a park/library play date. Maybe not here, but somewhere else would be better. Maybe we need a high school "play group" that meets once at ez air, once at roller kingdom, once at the arcade at gsr, etc. Let me know what you think.)

Kids LIFE!
Kids LIFE! (Kids Learning In Fun Everywhere) is a group of homeschooling families in Northern Nevada that meets for weekly playgroups, field trips, and group activities. This group does not focus on individual educational styles, rather it is about giving our children the opportunity to get together and learn in a fun an natural way. We are an active group! Join us on Facebook:

Email us at

Battle Mountain
A fellow homeschool mom and I are starting a homeschool support group in Battle Mountain.  This will be a group open to all homeschoolers as well as anyone interested in homeschooling.  We will meet monthly, have field trips, etc.  Please email me for more
Juanita Williams

Carson Valley
F.A.I.T.H Homeschoolers/Co-Op
"...our goal at FAITH homeschoolers is to strengthen the home school community by creating a Christian environment for learning, enriching the academic curriculum provided in our homes, and offering encouragement and support to the parents who are committed to the home based education of their children"

Carson and Carson Valley, Dayton and Washoe Valley Discovering Fun Group
We are an open group-all homeschoolers are welcome. We meet weekly, usually on Thursday.
Contact Darla Bayer

Dayton Valley Christian Home Educators (DVCHE) is a Christian homeschool group with a vision to support and encourage homeschool families in the Dayton, NEVADA area through prayer, fellowship, information, resources, and activities like field trips, parties, and events.  All are welcome!  Please visit our website to join:

Questions concerning home-schooling?
Contact your local consultant, Nancy Corn, (775) 738-4447,
Elko County Homeschoolers Email Discussion List
Carolyn Steninger

TEACH: "Training, Educating, and Advising our Children at Home" is a support group located in Fallon and serves surrounding communities from Fernley to Lovelock. For membership or newsletter subscriptions contact

Fallon Boy Scout Troop 1776
New high adventure Boy Scout troop in Fallon - Major Will Mayberry, USMC, (and homeschool dad) has started a new Boy Scout troop in Fallon that will focus on moving boys along in their scouting career using adventure and activity.  The troop welcomes new boys and is determined to teach them up in time to hike, camp, and more by the time the weather warms up.  

For more information contact Jan or Will Mayberry, (775) 423-5785.
Fernley Home School Group

We meet on the First Friday of every month at the Out of Town Park from
12:00-2:00.  All home school families are welcome to join us for some fellowship and fun. Contact Missy Pique at (775)575-6447 if you have any questions.

Fallon Christian Home Educators

A like minded group of Christian parents who have chosen to homeschool our kids of God's glory.  The homeschool philosophies and curriculum choices we use may differ but we are committed to supporting one another in our homeschooling endeavors in and around the Fallon area.  In this group you can look forward to monthly meetings with a variety of topics and time to share ideas or questions with other moms.  Your children can also enjoy co-op classes, field trips and other service opportunities.  Please email:

Fernley Christian Homeschool Group
Our group welcomes homeschooling families with children of all ages. Our desire is to grow together in our homeschooling journey through encouragment, fellowship, networking of resources, social activities and field trips.
To join our group send an email to

We are a natural learning group in the Northern Nevada Area. Check us out at

Rural Homeschoolers

A secular group for rural homeschoolers, everyone is welcome.

Contact Amanda at

Young Saints
A Catholic Home School Support Group
Contact Carol Demuth (775) 851-0684

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Spanish Springs

  • We have a brownie troop in Sparks that meets 2 times a month.  We meet during the day on either Thurs or Wed.  Every few months the girls will have field trips.  Each meeting the girls learn new skills and work toward their badges.  For more details please email me offline --


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