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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off cover school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

September, Bham: Ruffner Mountain September Events

Sept. 7 @ 10 am - Story Time on the Mountain,
Come up to the Treehouse with the kids for Story Time the first Saturday of every month.  After the story, make a craft that reflects the theme from the book.

Sept. 14, 9 am - 2 pm, Flutter and Flight Fest,
Experience the wonder of wings! Butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies, and birds abound! Crafts, games, and educational activities! Fun for the whole family.  In partnership with the Birmingham Audubon Society, Southern Museum of Flight, Birmingham Zoo and Alabama Wildlife Center.

Sept. 19, @ 6 pm - Full Harvest Moon Hike, $5/ $7
Native Americans named each full moon to capture the spirit of the season. Meet at the Ruffner Road gate on the Irondale side of the mountain. We will hike to the wetlands to enjoy the glow of the moon with a telescope (weather permitting) and light refreshments. Leashed dogs welcome. Moderate Hike. 2 Miles total.

Sept. 28 @ 10 am - Mine Hike, FREE
Celebrate Public Lands Day at Ruffner Mountain!  Join Vulcan volunteer and mining history buff Gary Bostany and hike Ruffner Mountain's trails. View some of the mining relics, iron-ore crushers, and mine openings that visitors rarely get to see.  Limited space. Reservations required.

Join us for this monthly mini family friendly program.  Program is approximately 45 minutes.