That's what we're seeing here, but I'm slowly finding more and more people who dropped out/avoided/fled from CC and still want a community. I'm hoping to just start with a park day around here soon. I met a couple of Moms at a CiRCE retreat last week who feel abandoned by the CC groundswell but still want the network/community of other homeschoolers. I'm the last person on earth who thought they'd be organizing anything because that's not my personality, but look like I might have to suck it up for a bit if I want a non-clique, and more importantly FREE place to hang out that has zero to do with joining a co-op or actually teaching anyone else's kids.
Just to give you some ideas our support group in FL was Christian but any denomination.
We had a weekly play day park day just for anyone to show up. Not at nap times!
We had a monthly Park day where we rented a huge park bench from the City under an overhang so the meeting would never be canceled. During that day the leaders would make announcements, sign up new members, ask for ideas and volunteers and hold the parties.
There was a party almost every other month and one mom was in charge of organizing. We had Halloween/dress up, thanksgiving (everyone made a cute craft for grandparents and shared turkey and stuffing), Christmas (kids went off with two moms far away enough that you could see them but not the craft and made a secret gift for mom!), Valentine’s Day (the usual candy and valentine exchange), st Patrick’s Day (prize
For the most green), Easter (again a craft),
There was a mom who collected box tops to raise money which mostly went to renting the pavilion and the craft materials
There wEre two or three moms signed up to organize field trips and there was a field trip almost every month all within two or three hour drive
There were two or three experienced moms who were counselors for help with homeschooling who would meet one on one for free. You had to sign up so they didn’t get inundated
There were monthly moms nights out and a lady that organized these- went out to dinner, painting, wine and cheese or whatever.
In my support groups in CA so much work went to planning the sports day and they were excellent but they take a LOT of volunteers and IMO wasn’t as fun as all the parties and field trips