Skip to content

Homeschool Convention

Registration | Accommodations | Schedule | Recordings & Workshops | POPs | Speakers | Sponsors

Join or Renew Membership

2023 CAPE-NM Christian Homeschool Convention


June 23-24, 2023

Legacy Church of Albuquerque

7201 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque

Free Getting Started Workshop 6:30pm – 8:30pm June 22, 2023

Free Homeschool Showcase 6:30pm – 8:00pm June 23, 2023



For detailed information, review Information and Policies.

Information and Policies
Information and Policies


Convention Registration Pricing

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 Lkidz 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 Ashley Brooks at (505) 831-0961.

Standing Tall United for Freedom (STUFF) For Children ages (10-19)

S.T.U.F.F. is a student-led adventure in politics and government where youth learn about various aspects of government by participating in small groups, committees, mock legislature, and elections.  Student presentations, skits, and guest speakers also contribute to participant’s understanding.  Students will pray, worship, discuss important (or not so important) issues, vote, laugh, make new friends, play games, dance and run for office.

Each STUFF participant must have a registered parent to the CAPE convention.  The cost for each STUFF participant is $20.00. You can add a package item for a STUFF participant in the registration process.


Still have questions? Email


For information about being a sponsor contact

Schedule & Workshop Descriptions


Facility Map


RECORDINGS Online  Store

MP3 recordings of the CAPE-NM Convention general sessions and workshops are for sale in the CAPE store.


Do you know a young family thinking about homeschooling?

Join CAPE so you can nominate them in 2022 for a POPs Pass!
The POPs Pass provides a couple with a full scholarship for convention registration.


2022 CAPE-NM Convention Keynote Speakers

Chuck Black

Chuck Black, a former F-16 fighter pilot and tactical combat communications engineer, is the author of eighteen 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; all six have graduated from college with four that have married. 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.


Jonathan Brush









A first generation homeschool graduate, the President and CEO of Unbound, and homeschool dad of six, Jonathan has spoken for over a decade to parents, students, and groups across the country about effectively preparing young adults for life, the excitement and adventure of raising a family, maximizing higher education options, and how to be extraordinary at ordinary things. With a fresh, enthusiastic speaking approach, he consistently provides new perspective, practical advice, and honest hope to audiences of varied ages and backgrounds. Jonathan worked for nine years as a Director of Admissions for a private liberal arts college and has since worked in non-traditional higher education for over a decade. Jonathan and his family make their home in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

Featured Speakers

Cathy Heckendorn is a Homeschool Survivor. She loves that term because she went into homeschooling kicking and screaming, but after graduating all 4 of their children, she says it was the best decision ever made for her. Cathy has lived the challenges, comedies, struggles, joys, tears, and victories that home education has to offer, and now, she desires to encourage and empower other parents to embrace all those things as they set out on their own calling to “train up their children” and to share that not only can they survive they can also watch their children thrive!
Cathy has been married to her high school sweetheart, John, for 35 years. They have raised and graduated all four of their children and now enjoy watching them take the reins of their own lives as they marry (1 married and another engaged) and have children to train up themselves (1 spunky granddaughter, so far). Besides serving on the CAPE-NM Board, Cathy enjoys all the amenities that living on a ranch provides, reading books, playing games with friends and family, and curling up on the couch with a hot cup of tea and a friend.


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 $133.00.

This rate is available as long as the reservation is made by May 23, 2023.

To reserve you must call the hotel and ask for the CAPE-Christian Assoc. of Parent Educators rate.

If you prefer to make your reservations online, you can use this link GROUP – CAPE – Christian Association of Parent Educators Booking Link Holiday Inn Express ABQ Old Town


Hampton Inn & Suites Albuquerque-Coors Road

6150 Iliff Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87121
Phone: (505) 833-3700

Indoor Pool & Hot Tub
Complimentary Breakfast
Fitness Center
Standard Room $109.00.

This rate is available as long as the reservation is made by June 9, 2023.

To reserve online, you can use this link to obtain the CAPENMHOMESCHOOLS rate.



DO NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!