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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.

June, Bham: Summer Writing Camps

DESERT ISLAND SUPPLY CO.

Summer 2015 Camps 

DISCO's April Workshops start next week! This is our last month of workshops before the summer! 
This June, the Desert Island Supply Co. is partnering with Radio Free Alabama to offer four weeks of summer camp. Campers will learn the basics of radio production as they explore the art of poetry, fiction, playwriting and journalism. 
Each camp runs Monday through Thursday, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $110 per camper, which includes a snack and all materials. Registration links are located below.
JUNE 1-4: The Art of Making Up Stuff: Fiction!

Grades 2nd through 9th
This camp will cover the basics of writing fiction, from landscape and setting to plot and character development. With plenty of writing prompts and games, campers will have fun creating stories that will be included in the DISCO Summer 2015 Anthology. Each camper will also record one short story to be broadcast on Radio Free Alabama and published on DISCO’s website.
Register for The Art of Making Up Stuff: Fiction!
JUNE 8-11: The Art of the Unboring: Poetry for Rebels and Rulebreakers
Grades 2nd through 9th
Join us for a week of writing and recording unruly poems. Campers will learn the rules of traditional poetic forms and many different ways to break them! Each camper will record a poem to be broadcast on Radio Free Alabama and included in the DISCO Summer 2015 Anthology.
Register for The Art of the Unboring: Poetry for Rebels and Rulebreakers

JUNE 15-18: He Said, She Said: Radio Drama and Scriptwriting
Grades 2nd through 9th
In this camp we will look over the history of Radio Drama, from the golden age of American Radio to the contemporary podcasters of today. We’ll use improv play and imaginative exercises to help us create new characters, plots and scenes for scripts of our own. The campers’ short radio plays will be broadcast on Radio Free Alabama and published on the DISCO website.
Register for He Said, She Said: Radio Drama and Scriptwriting
JUNE 22-15: Stranger than Fiction: True Sound and Radio Journalism
Grades 2nd through 9th
Campers will learn from professional journalists the art of finding a great story. We’ll investigate what sounds are needed for a story and why. Campers will collaborate to develop the seeds of several stories and then will work individually to find different angles to cover, culminating in a radio program to be broadcast on Radio Free Alabama.
Register for Stranger than Fiction: True Sound and Radio Journalism
The grade levels listed are meant as a guideline for parents to determine whether or not a workshop is suitable for their children. Students need to be able to read and write independently to attend DISCO workshops and camps. 


For more information, please contact Liz Hughey at liz@desertislandsupplyco.com
Desert Island Supply Co. | 5500 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35212 | (205) 201-0826