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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 13, 2019 (Deadline March 30), Woodville: Cathedral Cavern and Gem Mining Field Trip

Cathedral Cavern and Gem Mining Field Trip

Saturday, April 13, 2019

RSVP and Pay by March 30, 2019. (No refunds after this date.)

Please arrive no later than 10:30am. The tour will start promptly at 10:45 am, if you arrive after you will not be permitted to enter the cave. The tours into the cave are led by a guide. Meet in front of the state park building, opposite the cave opening.

Join us on a guided tour through Cathedral Caverns. The guide will take us into the cave formally known as Bat Cave and provide us with information about the many incredible rock formations featured there, one of them being one of the largest stalagmites in the world. The cave stays 60 degrees year round. The tour is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. The path is wheelchair and stroller accessible, but there are steep inclines at times. The paying children will mine for gems after the tour of the cave is completed. When we are all finished there are pavilions where you can bring and have a picnic lunch. There is no food available on site. There is a small gift shop. Feel free to invite grandparents, cousins, etc. to join us on our tour. They must also RSVP and Pay prior to the deadline.

$12 per child (Children under 5 are free)
$13 per adult

Please Pay and RSVP to Jamie Birath at fieldtripmoney@gmail.com with the number of adults, children and ages of children attending. Also include a contact phone number for a reminder text prior to the field trip.

After emailing me, please PayPal via Friends and Family ONLY. Do not send payment as Goods and Services as PayPal will take out a fee and your admission will not be fully paid. Please include your name in the comments section of PayPal. If you do not use PayPal and prefer to mail me your admission cost, ask for my address in your RSVP email.

Cathedral Caverns are located at: 637 Cave Rd, Woodville, AL 35776
There is plenty of parking available. Campsites are also available, but please call the office at (256) 728-8193 to reserve your spot.

This event is sponsored by Everest Academy but open to all homeschoolers. Please review the Everest Academy Participation Policy before attending any of our events.