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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.

Oct. 10, 2016 (Deadline Oct. 7) Eufaula: Paradise Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

What: It's time for our annual trip to the Paradise Pumpkin Patch! 

Paradise Pumpkin Patch is offering a special day for Home Schools. This day is catered to home school children. All activities will be available based on the childs ability to enjoy them safely. Also a small pumpkin will be given to each child.

The concessions stand will be available and we will have hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, soft pretzels, popcorn, nachos, cotton candy, snow cones, ice cream, boiled peanuts, various drinks and much more to choose from. We have two picnic areas to enjoy your meal and a gift shop.


Paradise Pumpkin Patch and its staff is getting ready to kick off our seventh year of operation. We have continued to update and improve our facility by adding more attraction and animals for everyone to enjoy.  Our farms now include a Baby Buffalo, Zebra, Camel, Kangaroo, Water Buffalo, and a Scottish Highlander. We would like to invite your organization to come spend the day at our farm. For those who have visited our farm in the past I think you will be impressed with the changes we have made to make your field trip more enjoyable than ever. Paradise Pumpkin Patch is located just west of Eufaula in Baker Hill, Alabama.  You can read more at http://paradisepumpkinpatch.com/special-events/


When: Monday, October 10, 2016 8am-3pm (we USUALLY begin at 8 and wrap everything up around noon/lunch but you are welcome to stay longer and repeat favorite activities (like the super fast "train" ) PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WILL BE ARRIVING LATER, BUT WE PREFER TO GO AROUND TO THE ACTIVITIES AS A GROUP, ALLOWING OUR CHILDREN TO INTERACT, SO PLEASE ARRIVE AS CLOSE TO 8 AS YOU CAN AND LET US KNOW IF YOU WILL BE LATE. We usually begin with the corn maze and petting zoo since they are closest to the gate, then make our way back to all of the other activities, ending at the snack shop for lunch. You can bring your own lunch, buy from the delicious snack shop, or sometimes groups decide to eat together somewhere else (like Huggin' Molly's in Abbeville)


How Much: $10 each (includes a small pumpkin), 2 and under free


Where: GPS enter this address: Hawkins Road, Eufaula AL or the intersection of 79 south and 131 and we are 3 miles north on 79 south.

We are located 3 miles north of Baker Hill on County Road 79 South. Follow the signs on 79 South

From Dothan
Take 431 North after crossing into Barbour County go north on 79 South (left) to Bakerhill at 4 way stop continue straight on north 79 South. Go 3 miles and Paradise pumpkin patch will be on the right Approximately 38 minutes from Ross Clark Circle

From Eufaula
Take 431 south to highway 131 toward Bakerhill at 4 way stop go north on 79 South (right) go 3 miles and Paradise pumpkin Patch will be on the Right Approximately 14 miles from Eufaula

From Troy
Take 231 South to Brundidge and take Highway 10 East (left) toward Clio. Follow 10 east through Clio turn on 131 toward Eufaula(left) go to the 3rd 4 way stop in Bakerhill go north on 79 South (left). Go 3 miles and Paradise Pumpkin Patch will be on the right. Approximately 50 Miles from Troy Hospital

From Montgomery
Take 231 South to Highway 82 to Union Springs or Highway 110 to highway 82 to Union Springs continue on highway 82 through Union Springs to Midway take 51 south (right) to Clayton. In Clayton take Highway 30 east (left) go toward Eufaula go south on 79 south (right) go 5 miles and Paradise Pumpkin Patch will be on the Left. Approximately 65 miles from Highway 231 and 82 intersection.


Who: Open to all homeschoolers. We have also had school friends join us if school is out for Columbus Day! The more the merrier! We just love going as a group. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE COMING, HOWEVER, AND HOW MANY CHILDREN AND ADULTS SO THAT I CAN TURN OUR NUMBERS IN. THIS HELPS THEM TO PREPARE FOR US (HAVE ENOUGH PUMPKINS, CORN FOR AIRGUN, FOOD IN SNACK SHOP, ETC ETC) AND HAVE ENOUGH STAFF ON HAND. 


DEADLINE: PLEASE LET ME KNOW BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016 IF YOU WILL BE JOINING US...EVEN IF YOU PLAN TO ARRIVE LATER! THANKS!


CONTACT: AMANDA MARTIN @ mandamama@gmail.com or 334-464-2162 (leave a message)

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