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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 & July, Huntsville: Summer Learning Opportunities

I wanted to share with you some educational opportunities in the area this summer:

Summer Opportunities at Valley Conservatory
For great music opportunities in the greater Huntsville area, see http://valleyconservatory.com/.
Art & MusicTheory/Composition Camp $125.00
June 23 – 27, 2014 9:00a.m. – 12:00noon
AGES 4 - 18

Art and music activities will be based on Petrovich Mussorgsky’s famous Pictures from an Exhibition. Students will create art and compose music as it relates to their own experiences presented through an exhibition. An array of fun-filled activities will be structured according to age group appropriateness. Students will be presented in a culminating performance at the end of camp. All Art Supplies and music materials will be provided by Valley Conservatory. Camp will be held at Valley Conservatory located at 5650 Sanderson St. Ste. B in Huntsville

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String Camp $125.00
June 9-13 9:00a.m. – 12:00noon
AGES 6 - 18

An array of fun-filled activities that are structured according to age group appropriateness for students with no prior experience and students with 1-2 years’ experience up to an advanced level. Instruments and fundamental instruction will be provided on the violin, viola cello, and bass for students with no prior experience. Students with experience must bring their own instruments and will be divided into chamber groups according to level of performance. All students will be presented in a culminating performance at the end of camp. Camp will be held at Valley Conservatory located at 5650 Sanderson St. Ste. B in Huntsville.

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Percussion Camp $125.00
July 14-18 9:00a.m. – 12:00noon
AGES 5 – 18

An array of fun-filled activities that are structured according to age group appropriateness for students with no prior experience and students with 1-2 years’ experience up to an advanced level. Fundamental instruction will be provided on percussion instruments, including steel pan and African drums for students with no prior experience. Students with experience will receive instruction on all percussion instruments including steel pan and African drums. Experienced students will be divided into small ensembles according to level of performance. All students will be presented in a culminating performance at the end of camp. Camp will be held at Valley Conservatory located at 5650 Sanderson St. Ste. B in Huntsville.

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¡HOLAAMIGOS! Spanish Camp
¡HOLAAMIGOS! Spanish Camp is a terrific way for kids ages 4-11 to be introduced to Spanish and develop a love for other cultures. If your child has had Spanish before, it will be a wonderful opportunity to practice their Spanish in a creative environment.

Our dynamic, experienced teachers will guide your child from one activity to the next. Our program is designed to provide a Spanish learning experience from native speakers while allowing for a ton of fun.

A week at our Camp is guaranteed to boost your child's new language ability!

Dates: Monday through Friday from 9:00am-1:00 pm. June 16-20 At Grace United Methodist Church

2113 Old Monrovia Rd NW, Huntsville, AL

We will have a hands-on Spanish class, fun crafts, games, role play, music and PiƱata making. Students will also take part in different types of outdoor and cultural activities!

The cost is $100 for one week.

Snacks and all materials will be provided. Your child will need to bring his/her lunch.

Contact: Maria Newkirk (256)429-8222 Beta@nuke8.com
Visit us at: WWW.DestinLA.com

We will email you our registration form and you can mail your payment to:

Maria Newkirk
6275 University Dr. Suite 37
Huntsville, AL 35806

We hope your child will be able to join us. We guarantee it will be a fantastic time of language exploration and learning!

Maria Newkirk is a native of Venezuela. She has been the Director and owner of DLA, Destin Language Academy, since 2001. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and English as a Second Language. And more than 20 years of teaching Experience.

Advantages of Learning Spanish at an Early Age
•Studying foreign languages has been shown to have a positive effect on mental development, particularly in young people, and an enhanced overall intellectual growth.
•The Association of Departments of Foreign Languages states that studying other languages at a young age can improve math and critical thinking skills as well as strengthen the use and understanding of a child’s native tongue.
•Research even shows that students who continuously take foreign language courses score higher on standardized tests, like the SAT and ACT, with each additional year of study.
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Happy Learning!
Catherine Jaime
Creative Learning Connection