After much prayer and thoughtful consideration, the CAPE-NM Board has come to the decision to cancel the 2020 CAPE-NM Homeschool Convention. For 24 years, CAPE-NM has been offering the Convention as one of the many ways to fulfill our mission of informing, encouraging, and supporting homeschool families here in New Mexico. We know that for many in our state, the yearly convention was not only an opportunity to learn about curriculum options or attend seminars to grow as parents and educators, but it also provided the means to build relationships with other homeschool families around the state that have faced the same challenges and victories we each face. Because of these reasons, this decision was very difficult to make and one that we waited until the last moment to reach. We would like to share some of our reasons for making this decision.
Even though we are seeing restrictions lifted across the state, we are still unsure when gatherings of greater than 100 will be allowed in New Mexico. We could proceed with a new date in late July/early August, and still find ourselves a week from the new date with these restrictions in place. With this uncertainty, it was difficult to confidently encourage our speakers, vendors, and families across the state to make travel arrangements and book hotels for our event.
Second, as a non-profit organization, we desire to practice good stewardship with what CAPE-NM has been blessed with through your donations. Our convention is our largest budget item each year, and with this uncertainty, we did not feel it was prudent to pour finances, as well as hundreds of hours of our many volunteers’ time into preparations for the convention, only to discover that we won’t be able to proceed due to continued restrictions.
We want to assure you that we are working to find ways that we can still meet the mission of CAPE-NM, while still being within the state mandated COVID-19 guidelines. We are looking at ways to provide Q&A sessions, Getting Started Seminars, and other encouraging workshops via Facebook live and Zoom. We are also still hopeful that restrictions will have lifted so that our annual Back to School Picnic will be enjoyed in Albuquerque, as well as other cities around the state. As we continue to move forward with these opportunities, we will post information on our website, Facebook, and in our Communiques. If you would like to receive the information through the Communique, please click here to sign up.
Initially, as you continue, or possibly are just beginning, this homeschool journey, CAPE-NM would like to bless you with recordings from the 2018 and 2019 CAPE-NM Homeschool Conventions as our gift. If you will visit our website here, you can use the code CAPE 2020 at checkout. This code will cover the costs for complete sets of all recordings for the two years. The coupon is valid until September 1, 2020, and we’d like to encourage you to share with your friends and family.
Finally, if you have already registered for the convention, all refunds of convention registration will be processed by June 30th. We would ask that you consider making a donation or becoming a supporting member of CAPE-NM. Your contributions help us to continue to fight to protect parents’ rights, to inform, to encourage, and to support homeschooling families here in New Mexico. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you in this journey. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For detailed information, review Information and Policies.
The 2021 CAPE Homeschool Convention will be marking it’s 25th anniversary. Come and support CAPE by attending the 2021 convention. You’ll be encouraged by the many speakers, will have plenty of resources available at the exhibit hall, and you’ll get lots of fellowship time with other homeschooling families!
June 11-12, 2021
Legacy Church of Albuquerque
7201 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque
Free Getting Started Workshop 6:30pm – 8:30pm, June 10, 2021
2021 Schedule Coming Soon!
Online Registration is $40 per MEMBER couple /$80 per NON-MEMBER couple and children 3+ who are living at home and grandparents are $10.
Registration at the door is $55 per MEMBER couple /$95 per NON-MEMBER couple and children 3+ who are living at home and grandparents are $10.
Registration includes two inspiring general sessions, 16 hours of fun, informative workshops to choose among, special times of worship, fellowship, prayer, encouragement, and the option of 14 hours of homeschool shopping! What a deal! It’s the same price all weekend, so come early to get your money’s worth!
“God’s Way is Perfect” is the theme for the 2021 CAPE Children’s Program. For more information, click here.
CAPE Children’s Program is conducted by Legacy Lkidz Ministry. Please send any questions about the children’s program directly to Lynette Pioche at Lpioche@legacychurchnm.com
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
Standard Room $130.00. This rate is available as long as the reservation is made by May 19, 2021.
To reserve online, you can use this link CAPE-Christian Assoc. of Parent Educators.