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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.

Nov. 15 - 18, 2016 (Oct. 15 Deadline) Dauphin Island Sea Lab (Only a few spots remaining!!! Reserve your spot now!!!)

Dauphin Island Sea Lab November 15-18
Ages 12 and up (Parent or responsible adult must attend with student)

We will have 3-4 classes including  oceanography, catching, identifying and releasing animals near the shoreline, a class where students will learn to remote pilot a minisub and a vessel trip where we will go on the research ship out into the bay to shallow and deep (65 feet) locations and see what our nets will pull up.

Each class is 3-4 hours of combined class time and hands-on field time.  The vessel trip is 4 hours on the open water and often dolphins will come right up to the boat and the students can toss some of our catch to them.

We will be staying in the dorms, the cafeteria has been remodeled and is now open.  Various diets can be accommodated and peanut products have never been used in the facility. 

The cost is $205 per person, this covers dorm, meals, class and instructor fees and is due in full by Oct. 15. 
An additional nonrefundable $10 per person deposit is required to secure your spot and is due upon reservation.  (Please note that your spot is not being held until the deposit is made.)

There is no discount for parents who do not want to attend the classes or vessel trip.

We will arrive on Tuesday afternoon, settle into the dorm and have an evening meal together.

Classes begin Wednesday morning after breakfast.  We will have lunch, then a second afternoon class followed by dinner.

The pace is fast, the days can be long and there is a good bit of information to take in. 

Our Thursday schedule will be the same as Wednesday, after lunch we will either have an outside (in the water)  class or, if the weather is too cool, we will have free time to tour the Estuarium in place of the class.

Friday we will have breakfast, clean out our dorms and load cars, then have the vessel trip. After the vessel trip, which will end around noon, you will be free to begin your trip home.

I have set up a Facebook page for folks attending Sea Lab in order to share info quickly and provide a place to ask questions.  If you have a more private concern, you may, of course, contact me directly.

Any questions, or to sign up for the trip, send an e-mail to Esther Crawford, roamschool@gmail.com