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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 church "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.

April 18, Florence: FREE Environmental Education Workshop

For all ages, and all levels of experience!
For individuals, scout groups, home-school groups, & families of all sizes
Alabama State Parks Environmental Education Workshop
Join us for a fun-filled day designed to help your family discover the joys of the Great Outdoors with Alabama State Parks!

This workshop is designed to give participants the skills and confidence to explore the many outdoor recreational opportunities that Alabama State Parks have to offer. For all ages, and all levels of experience!

Workshop features activities like:


Campsite set-up
-Tent set up and take down
- Campsite gear – chairs, lanterns, etc…
- Sleeping gear

Camp Cooking 
- Open fire
- Camp stove use and maintenance
- Dutch Oven Cooking

Taking care of yourself in the great outdoors
-Planning your trip
-Guided and self-guided nature study
- Campsite cleanliness/safety
-State Park/Camping/Outdoor etiquette
Leave No Trace & Hiking for fun

 Saturday April 18, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: Joe Wheeler State Park, Florence, Alabama. Picnic Shelter #1
Fee: Free & open to the public. Pre-registration is required, as workshop is limited to 25 people. Call Joe Wheeler State Park at 256.247.5461to pre-register. Lunch is included.

Graduates of the Alabama State Parks Environmental Education Workshop will be granted future access to kits containing materials and equipment for their own Alabama State Park Adventures.
 The kits are located at:
 Cheaha State Park-Delta, Alabama
 DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama
 Gulf State Park-Gulf Shores, Alabama
Joe Wheeler State Park-Florence, Alabama
 Lake Guntersville State Park-Guntersville, Alabama
 Lakepoint State Park-Eufaula, Alabama
Oak Mountain State Park-Birmingham, Alabama