Expo Vendors 2023

 We appreciate all these vendors for participating in this year's Homeschool Expo. Check out the links below to find out more about their programs and services. 

See you at Jamil Center, 206 Jamil Rd, Columbia, SC 29210
Saturday, June 24 from 10am-4pm
Admission is FREE -- Open to the Public

Host Organizations

Cola City Homeschoolers
An inclusive network for social and educational opportunities for homeschoolers.
Check out our calendar for local events and activities.

The SC Homeschooling Connection
A free resource hub promoting awareness of the achievements, philosophies and issues in homeschooling in South Carolina and beyond.


The SC Homeschool
Accountability Association
This affordable accountability organization will be offering advice and encouragement at the Expo Help Desk.
Stop by with your questions!

HERO Homeschoolers
based in Irmo providing supportive activities and resources designed to benefit all home educators in the greater Columbia area regardless of religious preference, political affiliation, ethnic background, family structure, or educational philosophy.

Premiere Vendors & Sponsors

BJU Press--Homeworks by Precept
BJU Press Homeschool is a publisher of K-12 textbooks and video courses for homeschool families. HomeWorks by Precept is a partner with BJU Press Homeschool because we share their core values of Biblical worldview, academic excellence, and critical thinking.

South Carolina’s Virtual Library is the "information place" for all South Carolinians. DISCUS, which stands for Digital Information for South Carolina Users,
provides free access to an electronic library that’s available 24/7.

Community Literacy Lab
Helps the community tackle the problems of limited resources, achievement gaps, and opportunity gaps in education for students of all ages. Offers a high-quality, flexible, and personalized educational experience for each and every student & professional.

Columbia International University
SC's premier Christian college. CIU offers accredited, career-focused degree programs and highly-engaged faculty. Undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and dual enrollment options.


Liberty Live
Offers active learning experiences in the areas of the Life in the Colonial SC Backcountry & American Revolutionary War in South Carolina.
Liberty Live's STEALTH History Unit explores South Carolina's rich colonial and Revolutionary War history through the lens of STEM/STEAM learning experiences.

Life-Ready Learners 
A distinct learning platform that supports both in-person and online learning opportunities. The platform emphasizes critical thinking and hands-on experiences to aid students in developing vital life skills. By the time they complete the program, students are competent and equipped to face real-life challenges.

The team of Chiropractors at MaxLiving Health Center Columbia, are proud to serve the Columbia, South Carolina area with specialized and advanced spinal correction, prenatal care, and chiropractic care. Free scoliosis checks for the kids and posture exams for the adults.

 Midlands Technical College
offers high school students a jump on a college degree or a career while meeting high school graduation requirements. Public, private, and home-school students can enroll for the program and take courses tuition-free. With DE@MTC, students can save thousands of dollars while getting up to two years of college credits.

Math Sharp Kids
Do your children struggle with basic facts? Maybe they are counting on their fingers to get an answer. Would you like to make it a game? This is a great resource that will allow them to play their way to success in their math studies!

Paper Pie Books
Home of Usborne & Kane Miller Books, Learning Wrap-ups and Smart Lab Toys.
The most exciting, engaging, and educational books on the market today. High-quality, innovative, lavishly-illustrated, and best of all, we are the books kids love to read!

Rooted in Learning
provides virtual preschool sessions to help 3-5 year old children prepare for Kindergarten, while having fun and making friends. Also offers specialized Math and ELA tutoring services for K-8th grade students. Our passion is for children and we are here to partner with parents and caregivers to help all children grow.

SC Association of Independent Homeschools
The mission and ministry of SCAIHS is to provide educational counseling and encouragement to parents as they shepherd their children through their educational journeys. SCAIHS seeks to assist parents to provide the best education possible, equipping their students to serve the Lord in whatever capacity He leads.

Stamm Travel
a family owned student & group travel agency
specializing in customized group travel at budget friendly pricing. Provides a complete travel package designed according to your specifications. Most packages include: round-trip motorcoach transportation, accommodations, meals, attractions, performances, itineraries, and a tour escort.


SC Numismatics Association
SCNA is dedicated to the promotion and the advancement of the knowledge of numismatics and to promote friendly feeling for one another through social activities and the interchange of ideas and discussions of mutual interest about coin collecting.

Stephenie Wilson Peterson Books
& My Learning Adventure

My Learning Adventure...because homeschool should be fun!
Meet this children’s author, creative writing teacher,
homeschooling mom, and an adventure lover.

Sylvan Learning of the Midlands
At 2 convenient locations - Irmo and Village at Sandhill - to help our local homeschool families. We can provide standardized testing and academic support to help your students catch up, keep up, or get ahead with our personalized approach. We also provide College Prep, SAT/ACT Prep, and Study Skills classes.

Trinity Homeschool Academy
Trinity is a Christian homeschool co-op and resource center. The co-op meets one day a week and is open to K-12 students. The resource center meets two days per week and is a university style program that offers for-credit courses for middle and high school students.

Vision Therapy Institute
Optometric vision therapy services utilize various tools and exercises, honing the skills your vision needs to perform at its best! These vision therapy services can help children and adults make the most of their vision.
Request an appointment with our team today!

The Write Journey
Weaving literature into a child’s language arts studies helps them develop essential writing, critical thinking, and communication skills. When we blend literature and writing, we get back to the basics of quality education. If you are looking for practical, creative language arts instruction, come learn how to get the most out of a book.

Check out the consignments and several other individual sellers

Participating Programs, Products and Services

helps homeschoolers find the curriculum resources that best fit their individual needs, by providing a free web app that makes it easy to find, build, and share curriculum plans. Developed by homeschoolers, for homeschoolers.

Akoma Cares
Provides educational resources and support for black and melanated families on their homeschool journeys in the Carolinas. Including: community, classes, enrichments activities, clubs and field trips through a hybrid learning center.


All Kinds of Minds
Neurodiversity-Affirming Occupational Therapy is a holistic, strengths-based approach to occupational therapy that recognizes and values the diversity of human neurocognitive functioning. Including: autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other neurodevelopmental differences, are a normal part of human diversity.


The American Red Cross
International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Youth Action Campaign
empowers youth and young adults, ages 13-24, to learn about international humanitarian law—the body of law that governs armed conflict

SC Assistive Technology Program
Uses technology devices and services to help people with disabilities live, work and learn more independently. Federally funded and part of a national network of technology-related assistance programs than provide the devices that increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities.

Brighter Outlook Vision
is a vision therapy only practice that helps
mostly children with visual problems who have trouble
reading, learning, focusing, or paying attention.

Chick-Fil-A at Bush River Road
Offers competitive pay, meal allowance, leadership development & growth opportunities with each part-time and full-time role available. 

 Celestial Stars
is celebrating 25th anniversary year offering
quality dance education in a family atmosphere
and professional quality performances.


Collegiate Academy of Carolinas
An Educational Program that offers Academic Support (Tutoring) and Educational Coaching (Homeschool Curriculum Support). We work with the whole family to incorporate a Homeschool curriculum that works for all individuals involved.


Educational Learning Services LLC

offers tutoring, educational therapy and home school guidance counseling.
Initial consultation is free!


Edward Jones Financial Advisor
Coaches families in planning & balancing their unique financial goals. Each plan is carefully tailored to balance both long term and short term goals. Paying for education, planning for a comfortable retirement, enjoying retirement, preparing for the unexpected and saving money on taxes.

Family Connections of SC
is a statewide non-profit organization that provides programs
and support to families that have a child
with a disability or specific healthcare need.

Garnet Squadron 
A competitive high school robotics team based on the campus of USC. We provide STEM learning opportunities by building, programming and competing with robots.
Open to any homeschooler in the Columbia Metro area.


Hometown Homeschool Association
An option 3 accountability association registered with the South Carolina Department of Education.
We offer our families more than just accountability.

Homeschooling the Special Needs Child
 Independent consultant provides curriculum assistance
for parents of children with Special Needs.
We also do testing and assistance with implementation of accommodations.

Special Needs Testing

HCU Accountability Association
Keeping homeschoolers legal in the state of SC. Offers all the fun extras: a learning co-op & Hybrid academy, archery team, field trips, clubs and more!

Harvest Collaborators United
Co-op & hybrid academy offering a la carte classes, in-person and online, ranging from preschool to High School and ACE College Credit Classes. Teaching to the WHOLE child, producing well rounded children.


Silent Crusaders Archery Team
Your local NASP Homeschooling Archery Team competes against elementary, middle, and high school public schools in the Midlands.
*Also accepts online public schoolers

Legacy Builders Associates
Our purpose is to support underrepresented parents on their home education journey. We are not an accountability group however we strive to work with accountability groups to bring the homeschooling community together to offer graduations, conferences, national honors society, workshops, and more.

Language on Mission (LOM)
offers Christ-centered, live online Spanish and Mandarin classes for kids and adults. “Mission,” which speaks to the heart of our program – to equip children and adults with language skills so they can not only derive all the wonderful benefits of being bilingual, but to engage and love the world in a deep and meaningful way.


Moments of Magic Travel
Sharon Shelley is a Travel Concierge specializing in Disney Destinations. She works with families and groups and can book just about any destination including many amusement parks and cruises.


Mama Knows
provides engaging opportunities for adults and children to learn more about new peopole, places, and perspectives.
We do this through curriculum, workshops, and community building.

is an online music program, a welcome addition to any homeschool instruction because you just plug in and play. I'm the teacher Cindy McKain.
Each lesson tells a story that includes musical activities that make learning fun!

Nature As Teacher Preserve for Education
aims to connect communities to nature
by providing and supporting nature focused programing
for all ages!

Nelson's Bright Minds Academy
offers one -on-one tutoring for your child grades 2-12, most subjects & History research based course to grades 5-12.. Expanding to homeschooling options for parents who want an alternative to public schools.

Nothing Bundt Cakes
A variety of sizes to accommodate gatherings both large and small. Perfect for every occasion, our cakes make great gifts or treats for holidays, anniversaries, birthdays, baby showers and more.
Come celebrate with us to spread the joy!

Renaissance Publications, LLC
Offers an Author-In-Residence program designed for 8th & 11th grade students & will supply one of Renaissance Publications, LLC books. The residency includes an exhibition of artifacts and visual art to help give form to the narratives being discussed.


Palmetto Homeschool Association
PHA is a statewide Option 3 Accountability Association
providing the integrity and support you need
with all the freedom you deserve.

Peaceful Gatherings Nature School 
A self-directed, nature-based school for ages 2.5 to middle school that offers an outdoor, bilingual education in Columbia, SC. Where tender hearts and adventurous spirits play to learn.


 Royal Scholars Accountability
An Option 3 Accountability services in SC and
Hybrid School with emphasis on STEM and entrepreneurship.
Plus summer camps via zoom.

Revolutionary War Visitor Center
Seeks to teach South Carolinas' important role in the American Revolution and the importance of the Southern Campaign.
Free educational programming for all ages.


Richland County Library
Richland Library is committed to giving students across Richland County and the Midlands access to resources, materials and information that will help them succeed academically and grow personally.


Sal's Ol' Timey Feed & Seed
Offers farm, garden and greenhouse tours for an educational experience. Sells local, non GMO seeds & plants and as a seventh generation, Sal enjoys sharing her knowledge of South Carolina gardening.


 Royal Scholars Accountability
An Option 3 Accountability services in SC and
Hybrid School with emphasis on STEM and entrepreneurship.
Plus summer camps via zoom.

Pathways to Healing
Primary prevention curriculum for middle & high school students regarding sexual violence prevention. Training for parents/caregivers in recognizing and responding to childhood sexual abuse.


Storybook Salvage

Carefully curated, gently used living books
Lots of classics. For all ages!

SC Military Museum
Provides  quality STEM education and hands-on opportunities while preserving SC's rich military history. Offers homeschool workshops, co-op field trips and on-site visits for free!

The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room
offers regular, free Homeschool Friday classes during the academic year, as well as group tours and other special programs. Scheduled tours for homeschool groups are also free of charge! Covers state military history from the Revolutionary War through the present.


The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE)
is committed to promoting access, affordability, and excellence
within the state system of higher education. Information regarding SC State Scholarships and Grants.


Grace Community Academy
A K-12 Christian school serving Columbia and the surrounding areas with a mission of cultivating community, accessible education, and training in service. GCA offers part-time classes for homeschool students in 8th-12th grades.

Sumter County Museum
Promotes the history of Old Sumter District through programs and exhibits that allow all of us to inform and shape our future.

Serves to prevent child abuse and neglect, to build up and reunite families, and to support healthy communities. We believe in empowered communities in which all people can experience both life and love in abundance.


Wonderful Wandering Wagon
A fantasy chapter book series designed to teach character, life skills, and entrepreneurship. Perfect for your next family read-aloud.

Wild Vine Soaps
Handcrafted, amazing looking and smelling soaps, beard oils, shave soaps, and bath bombs.

And Used Books/Curriculum

World Changers Leadership Academy 
a non-profit homeschool cooperative providing
a fun and engaging curriculum, field trips, events and community.


USC String Project
A university-sponsored community program offering instruction on the bowed stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello and bass). Group classes and orchestra from 3rd grade thru high school and beyond.


A free, supplemental online learning program serving South Carolina students in grades 6-8 & High School. VirtualSC's courses are asynchronous, rigorous and standards aligned. VirtualSC teachers are Highly Qualified, experienced SC certified educators.

YMCA of Columbia 
Home School Swim and Gym Program is  great way to work physical activity, healthy living, socialization and play into your homeschool curriculum.


Chuckie Cheezz Food Truck
Variety of delicious snacks available including
Hoagies and Philly Ice

Girl Scouts of SC
Every Girl Scout has their own curiosity, dreams, and talents—so when they come together to decide which of the thousands of Girl Scout activities to try, the sky’s the limit.


MTD Arthouse Theater
Now offering a 24-week film school which will take the students from concept to finished film.

Sponsors, Vitually Supporting the Expo

Be sure to visit their website to find out more about the opportunities and resources available for homeschoolers.

Upcountry Homeschool Association
With over 25 years of homeschooling experience, UHA serves families statewide who wish to enjoy the freedom to educate their children, as is allowed in the law, without unnecessary oversight.

Rookie Rescuer, by Tommy Neiman 
A workbook for kids 2nd-6th graders to learn about God
and 'First Responder' work through Real calls!


A Gentle Feast
A complete Charlotte Mason curriculum for grades 1-12 that provides a rich, family style education that is full of books, beauty, and truth. It is gentle to both parent and child, while providing a firm academic foundation.

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