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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.

June - August, Bham: Dessert Island Writing Camps

Join the Desert Island Supply Co. for summer camp! Each week-long camp runs Monday through Friday, 1PM to 5PM. The cost is $90 per camper, which includes a snack and all materials. Space is limited, so register today. Registration links are located below.  5500 1st Avenue North | Birmingham, AL 35212 US

JUNE 2-6: THE ART of STORYTELLING: WRITING
Grades 8-12 | Topics: Journalism, Creative Nonfiction
Join us for a week of storytelling with professional journalists, who will teach the art of finding a great story. Campers will collaborate to develop the seeds of several stories and then will work individually to find different angles to cover, culminating in a camp publication by the end of the week. Register for The Art of Storytelling: Writing.
JUNE 9-13: THE ART of STORYTELLING: SOUNDS & IMAGES
Grades 8-12 | Topics: Radio, Journalism, Photojournalism, Visual Storytelling
Join us as we learn how to create stories using sound recordings, photographs and video footage. What sound is needed for a story and why? What images – still or moving – help to tell the story? Campers will choose a theme and will create stories in sound and image, culminating in a This American Life-style collection by the end of the week.  Register for The Art of Storytelling: Sound & Images.
JUNE 16-20: WOCKA, WOCKA, WOCKA: MAKING COMEDY
Grades 8-12 | Topics: Comedy, Improv, Writing
During this camp, comics, improv actors and all-around general funny people will lead a week-long exploration of all things comedic and comic. Turn your favorite jokes into a side-splitting routine. Learn to improvise with other campers and create fantastic new characters, culminating in a routine to be presented at the Summer Showcase on August 7. Register for Making Comedy.
JUNE 23-27: BINDCRAFT: THE ART OF MAKING BOOKS
Grades 8-12 | Topics: Book-Binding, Print-Making, Screen Printing, Stitching, Storytelling
From accordion folding to saddle stitching, this week-long camp features a new binding method and a unique way of filling it each day. We will learn about typography and layout and will practice letterpress and screen-printing. Campers will take home a five-volume collection at the end of this camp. Register for Bindcraft.
JULY 7-11: FOOD STORIES
Grades 3-7 | Topics: Growing Plants, Preparing Food, Writing Recipes, Storytelling
In this camp, we will learn about the ways some of our favorite foods are grown through Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s Seed-to-Plate program. We’ll mix up recipes and write about our favorite and least favorite foods. We’ll enjoy a giant feast at the end of the week, and each camper will take home a recipe book filled with our favorite dishes. Register for Food Stories.
JULY 14-18: DESERT ISLAND EXPLORERS
Grades 3-7 | Topics: Cartography, Illustration, Storytelling
From scavenger hunts to balloon-mapping, this exploration camp will give your adventurer a set of skills to use in the mapping of lands both real and imagined. Campers will take home a hand-bound scroll containing their creations at the end of camp. Register for Desert Island Explorers.
JULY 21-25: EXPLORING WOODLAWN
Grades 3-7 | Topics: Exploring, Woodlawn, Community Storytelling, Design
In this week-long exploration of our neighborhood, we will visit spaces in Woodlawn and engage in a variety of activities that will acclimate campers to the neighborhood and its possibilities. From a day spent up-cycling items from Mission Possible thrift store to one spent visiting Sound & Page, Audiostate 55 and Communicating Vessels to learn about lyric-writing and music production, this week is full of the people and places that make Woodlawn unique. Campers will have a log of their discoveries to take home at the end of the week. Register for Exploring Woodlawn.
JULY 28-AUGUST 1: BETTER MOUSETRAP: INVENTING WITH INVENTORS
Grades 3-7 | Topics: Design, Technology, Engineering
Have you got a tinkerer in your household? One that likes to take apart old cell phones and toasters? Join us for a crash course in design and learn from local makers and engineers. Campers will have a first prototype of their own invention at the end of this camp. Register for Better Mousetrap.
AUGUST 7: SUMMER SHOWCASE
Open House: 2PM-7PM | Performance: 5PM
We will display the work of all eight camps and hold a special presentation to showcase some of the stories, comedy and inventions from the summer. Families and friends are encouraged to attend this event.