Thrive! 2017 Teen and Alumni Activities

NCHE has once again planned social activities to encourage the friendships of our teens and alumni. All of these activities will have adult supervision. Full conference registration is required for these activities except the college fair.

Teen & Alumni Cotillion-Style Dance: Thursday, May 25, 7:30 PM
Historically, dance has been an important social skill. Even our country’s military academies make dance lessons mandatory for young cadets. Dance education develops grace, poise, posture and coordination and has been proven to be an inherent part of our culture. In keeping with these traditions, NCHE will host a dance on Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Pavilion. There will be instruction on dances such as swing, box step and line dancing. This dance, with the emphasis on instruction, will be taught and lead by Dennis Ritchie, a retired homeschool dad who has taught cotillion for more than twenty-five years. Our teacher’s teaching styles will put the students at ease regardless of their ability, and teens are encouraged to dance with many partners. The dress for these dances is modest casual (what you wear to the conference).

Games Social: Friday, May 26, 9:30 PM







A games social will be held on Friday night from the closing of the talent show until 10:45 p.m. NCHE will provide cards, board games and group games.

Alumni Coffee Social: Thursday, May 25, 9:45 PM






NCHE will host an alumni coffee social on Thursday night after the dance from 9:45 to 11 p.m. Check at registration for the location. 

College Fair Friday, May 26, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM






This is an opportunity for students to meet and talk with college recruiters who are interested in homeschooled students. This will be open 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Friday and is located the Garden Terrace of the Embassy Suites.

Talent Showcase Friday, May 26, 7:45 PM






The Talent Showcase is always a hit with the teens. Selections are made from auditions. 

Special Workshops for Teens
The NCHE conference offers workshops specially for our teens.

• Fulfilling Your Destiny
• Building a Confident Faith in a Confused Culture
• Has Science Made God Unnecessary?
• Stranger in a Strange Land: Living Out Your Faith in a Nation That No Longer Wants You 
• Is Jesus the Only Way to God?
• 12 Qualities of Leadership
• Christians and Politics: Finding a New Normal in 21st Century America
• Has the Bible Been Corrupted and Changed?
• Do Animals Evolve? Evolution Defined and Scripture Confirmed
• What Every Christian Needs to Know about the Bible and Homosexuality
• The Power of Identity
• The Writing Process
• Savvy High School Student's Path to College Applications
• God and the Problem of Evil and Suffering
• The Big Deal about Dinosaurs!