When we first began homeschooling we had an awesome coop on base at Fort Meade. This is really where I learned the most about the homeschooling lifestyle. The girls were able to participate in PE activities and computer lab.
As we’ve moved around, we’ve not been so lucky to have access to any more coops. We’ve participated in local homeschool groups, but these were more park days, parties, field trips, etc.
I know of several coops in other states from friends and relatives that are just outstanding. Some get very elaborate with their studies, using whole programs to teach science, history, etc. If I had access to one of these groups I would certainly take advantage of it!
I am currently praying for the opportunity to spark an interest in coops in this area, and help teach some science classes or such.