Homeschool Convention 2020

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2020 CAPE-NM Christian Homeschool Convention

How the COVID-19 Pandemic is affecting CAPE-NM events.


We have all been learning to make face masks, searching for toilet paper, and now being limited in what we can buy for our outdoor BBQs. Life has changed beyond belief over the past two months. Many are shocked by what we are seeing in the United States, problems with freedoms being limited and censorship on Facebook.  Some of the stories we hear are beyond belief. We are all searching for a return to some sense of normalcy in all aspects of our lives. None of this is a surprise to God. He is still in control and these challenges are all a part of His plan. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, ” plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” In light of everything going on around us, the CAPE Board has determined that we must postpone convention. The orders of the governor will not allow such large gatherings. And while the infection rate in NM, for most of the state, is relatively low, we do not wish to put anyone in a dangerous position to risk their lives. The heart of the Board is to foster relationships within the homeschool community and this is more difficult to do when we are not together. We are holding out hope that we can still put together an event for the end of the summer. We will continue to evaluate our options and send details as soon as they become available. We are praying for your families, your health, and your communities.

To Be Announced

Legacy Church of Albuquerque

7201 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque



Convention Registration


For detailed information, review Information and Policies.

Information and Policies
Information and Policies


Convention Registration Pricing

Pre-registration is $40 per MEMBER couple /$80 per NON-MEMBER couple and children 3+ who are living at home and grandparents are $10.


Onsite registration is $55 per MEMBER couple /$95 per NON-MEMBER couple and children 3+ who are living at home and grandparents are $10.


Registration includes inspiring general sessions, many hours of fun, informative workshops to choose among, special times of worship, fellowship, prayer, encouragement, and the option of countless hours of homeschool shopping! What a deal! It’s the same price all weekend, so come early to get your money’s worth!

Children’s Program

For more information, click here.

Legacy Lkids Sign Up/Sign In

CAPE Children’s Program is conducted by Legacy Lkidz Ministry. Please send any questions about the children’s program directly to Lynette Pioche at

Still have questions? Email


Schedule & Workshop Descriptions

2020 CAPE-NM Convention Schedule

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2020 CAPE-NM Convention Workshop Descriptions

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RECORDINGS Online  Store

CD and MP3 recordings of the 2018 and 2019 CAPE-NM Convention general sessions and workshops are for sale.  The 2020 recordings will be available within 5 days of when the convention is over.

2018 Recording Order Form

2019 Recording Order Form


To order by mail, please mark your selections, choose your format, and follow instructions for shipping. When completed, mail with your check to:

CAPE-NM Recordings

P.O. Box 1506

Moriarty, NM 87035


Do you know a young family thinking about homeschooling?

Join CAPE so you can nominate them in 2020 for a POPs Pass!
The POPs Pass provides a couple with a full scholarship for convention registration.



Chuck Black

Chuck Black, a former F-16 fighter pilot and tactical combat communications engineer, is the author of seventeen novels, including the popular Kingdom Series, The Knights of Arrethtrae

series, the Wars of the Realm series, The Starlore Legacy, and Call to Arms: The Guts and Glory of Courageous Fatherhood. Kingdom’s Dawn of The Kingdom Series received’s “Voted #1” award and was on CBA’s top ten best sellers list twice in 2008

for all Christian Youth Literature. His heart is to equip and encourage families in their pursuit of Christ, and he seeks to do so through his allegorical and Scripture-based novels, his seminars, and his published articles.

Chuck has served as an Elder at Cornerstone First Baptist Church in Williston, ND and has taught adult Sunday school classes for the past nineteen years, including frequent class sessions on parenting. In addition to speaking at homeschool and Christian conferences all across the United States and Canada, he has written columns for the Teach Them Diligently Convention and the North Dakota State Homeschool Association. Chuck has also been published in LifeWay’s Home Life Magazine, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Walk Thru the Bible’s Stand Strong Magazine, and on various websites and e-newsletters.

Chuck is a believer in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and in the Holy-Spirit-inspired, infallible Word of God. He is devoted to his wife, Andrea, and their six children and multiple grandchildren. Chuck and Andrea homeschooled their six children for twenty-four years; five have graduated from college and one is set to graduate next year. Chuck’s passion is to inspire people of all ages to follow the Lord with zeal and to equip parents, pastors, and youth leaders to accomplish the same.


Jim Mason

Since joining HSLDA to lead the litigation team in 2001, Jim Mason has represented homeschooling families in a wide range of challenging situations and has set precedents that have expanded freedom for the homeschool community. In addition to serving as HSLDA’s Vice President of Litigation and Development, Jim serves as the President of and Vice President of HSLDA Action.

Jim was instrumental in litigating the 2008 California case Jonathan L., in which a state appellate court reversed its previous ruling that homeschooling was illegal. This put an end to years of controversy over the legal status of homeschooling in California and set a precedent that affects other states as well.

Before coming to HSLDA, Jim represented numerous right-to-life groups in campaign finance cases and clerked for an appellate court in Oregon. He graduated with highest honors from Regent University School of Law in 1996 and Jim is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on active duty in Operation Desert Storm.

Jim and his wife Debbie live in Winchester, Virginia. They have seven children and two granddaughters. The Masons have homeschooled all of their children: six have graduated and one is still being taught at home. In his spare time, Jim is an avid birdwatcher, waffle connoisseur, and abstract art fan.


Vicki Bentley

Vicki Bentley is the mother of eight daughters, foster mom of over fifty, and grandma to 23 wonderful grandbabies and five great-grandbabies (so far). Vicki has homeschooled 17 children since 1988, alongside her husband Jim, and has been a support group leader since 1991. She has served on the executive board and convention committee of the Home Educators Association of Virginia and has addressed state and national conventions, university teacher organizations, and many mothers’ groups. She is the author of My Homeschool Planner, Everyday Cooking, The Everyday Family Chore System, Home Education 101: A Mentoring Program for New Homeschoolers, High School 101: Blueprint for Success, and other homeschool and homemaking helps. She currently serves as a Toddlers to Tweens consultant and the Group Services director for HSLDA. Vicki has a heart for parents, with practical wisdom and encouraging words.




While you are in Albuquerque, we have arranged blocks of rooms at several nearby hotels.  Go ahead and make your reservations if you have not already. Mention CAPE Homeschool Convention when you make your reservations to get these special rates.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Albuquerque Historic Old Town

2300 12th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone: (505) 842-5000

Indoor Pool & Hot Tub
Complimentary Breakfast
Fitness Room
Standard Room $130.00.  This rate is available as long as the reservation is made by May 19, 2020.

To reserve online, you can use this link CAPE-Christian Assoc. of Parent Educators.





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