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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.

Feb. & March, Ft. Payne: Events at DeSoto State Park

Some Upcoming Events for February & March:
Winter Waterfall Hike at DeSoto State Park
Join staff & volunteers for a fun day of hiking thought-out the park to see some of DeSoto’s waterfalls, big & small. See Lost Falls, Laurel Falls, Indian Falls, Lodge Falls, even more water features like Laurel Creek & the West Fork of Little River. Enjoy the scenery of DeSoto State Park while burning some calories at the same time!  Moderate Terrain over 5 miles.
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015

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Glass Paperweight Class
 This class is designed for those who really just want see what molten glass is all about - feel the heat, gather from the furnace, sculpt the glass into you own design.  It is ultimately about the experience, some experimentation and a couple nice paperweights to take home or to the office to show your friends.
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015

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Sculpt your Own Flower Class
Have you ever wanted to actually sit at the gaffer bench and feel what it is like to shape hot glass? In this class, it’s all about a hands-on experience in a safe and fun atmosphere with a final product we know you will love. After watching us shape glass into a flower, it's your turn to sit at the bench to a sculpt your own from an array of colors.  Our artists are the to step in and lend a hand or guide you as you shape the glass.
Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Mad Science & Crazy Art at the Little River Canyon Center
Chemistry magic, dirt paint, special effects, bubbling potions, slimes, twig art, high-bouncing balls, and messy fun experiments!
Kids ages 6 to 10 years old can put their hands and minds into mas science and crazy art experiments hosted by the Little River Canyon Center staff. A different activity every month! (First Saturdays every Odd month during 2015)
Date: March 7, 2015

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Basic Pine Needle Basketry Class
Learn the basics of pine needle basketry, an old craft with a long history.
Join DeSoto State Park Naturalist Brittney Hughes to learn the basic steps to making a coiled basket from longleaf pine needles. Each participant will learn the basic skills of pine needle basketry and take home their very own creation.
When: Saturday, March 14, 2015

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Homemade Bow Drill Class 
Learn how to make and use a primitive bow drill. The bow drill is a simple tool used to ignite a small pile of dried tinder, useful in making a fire. There are five basic parts to a bow drill: the bow, the bowstring, the handle, the drill, and the fireboard.
Everything you need will be supplied to make your own bow drill set. This skills class is also a bushcraft lesson on fire building, tree and plant I.D.
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015

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Blow Your Own Ornament 
Orbix Hot Glass is a glass blowing studio and gallery on Lookout Mountain that offers fine decorative and functional glass, as well as very popular glass blowing classes. Design and literally “blow” your own ornament with the help of a glass artist.
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015    

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Glass Paperweight Class
 This class is designed for those who really just want see what molten glass is all about - feel the heat, gather from the furnace, sculpt the glass into you own design.  It is ultimately about the experience, some experimentation and a couple nice paperweights to take home or to the office to show your friends.
Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015

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Woodcarving Class 
This bushcraft class will teach you the skill of woodcarving with a lesson on knife safety and proper use. You will learn how to make your own camping utensils and a walking stick.
Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
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Bunny-Palooza: Spring Fest for Children
Celebrate the season by visiting the Bunny Factory, where children are magically transformed into bunnies and learn all the basics: How to hop, decorate eggs, and more enchanting fun)! Children’s Spring Art Show, storytelling, music, baby animals, bunny games, egg hunt with prizes…a day your little bunny will NEVER forget!
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015 (Easter is April 4, 2015)
Where: Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, AL (15 minutes from DeSoto State Park)

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Backpacking 101
 An early spring backpacking class. A great class for beginners. Topics on the backpacking essentials, camping items to choose and use, fire building, cooking, and more!
Date: Saturday, March 28th-Sunday, March 29th

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Sculpt your Own Flower Class
 Have you ever wanted to actually sit at the gaffer bench and feel what it is like to shape hot glass? In this class, it’s all about a hands-on experience in a safe and fun atmosphere with a final product we know you will love. After watching us shape glass into a flower, it's your turn to sit at the bench to a sculpt your own from an array of colors.  Our artists are the to step in and lend a hand or guide you as you shape the glass.
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
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