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Mountains

Non-profit Web Design Workshop

A family friendly workshop event featuring one-on-one instruction from Web Design experts in the Great Smoky Mountains!

Build your website and network with other non-profit families.

A fun, learning experience for the whole family

Friends Eating Dinner

Join a group of 10-25 for a week who own small non-profits and small businesses and are interested in building their skills in web design. 

Cabin in the Hills
Senior Computer Class

Stay near one of the world's most popular parks, the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. The itinerary allows both workshop students and their families to explore the landscape.

Learn from web design experts with a hands on approach.  All family members, even children, will have the opportunity to learn design basics and how to build an entire website.

Website setup on laptop

Want to learn how to build your own website?

You can do it, we can help.

Your Instructor & Guide

Professor Heather Hornbeak

I am a web designer and Professor at Charleston Southern University.   I have been traveling my entire life both in the US and Internationally.  Our family even lived in a camper van for a year traveling the entire United States!  I have experience planning trips for executives staying in 5-star hotels to backpacking the Appalachia Trail. I also am one of the original founders of "Food For All", a neighborhood program organizing communal meal sharing that has been going for 11 years! What could be better than combining a useful workshop, good food, and learning how to build a website while enjoying the Great Smoky Mountains with family and new friends! 

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Cabin Bedroom

Itinerary
More details to come

Saturday
3-5: Arrive and settle in

5-7: Orientation and Dinner together

Sunday

9: Breakfast & Devotional

10-8: Dollywood (optional)

Monday-Wednesday

9: Breakfast 

10-12: Web Design for beginners lesson

12-1: Lunch

1-4: Web Design workshop activity and/OR

Planned activities for families and guests.  All family members have the option of joining the workshop (children's design activities provided) or participating in suggested activities on their own.

6: Dinner on your own. Wednesday night students will present their final website for everyone and celebrate accomplishments with a dinner and party!

Thursday

9: Breakfast 

10-11: Check out

Arcade DK
Mother and Son
Hiking with Poles

Our itinerary includes suggested, flexible schedules for both workshop students and their guests! 

 

Our large cabin and the beautiful area of East Tennessee includes activities for all ages.  Relax, hike, visit Dollywood, shopping, arcades, and more!  

Limited Availability

*Apply and reserve soon!  First come, first serve. Price includes one private room with queen or king bed with private bathroom.  Depending on availability some rooms require sharing a bathroom.  Small children and spouses are welcome at no extra charge.  Children 0-3 may sleep with parents/guardians. Children 4-17 attending may sleep in the bunk room for an additional $250 per child.  Please contact for special requests or circumstances. 

Salads

Because we strive for a communal experience with the eagerness to eat well, this workshop organizes a system of community cooking and cleaning up!  All who attend (encouraging children too!) will sign up for 3-5 slots to help cook or clean.  All meals will be planned and voted on considering diets as much as we can accomodate. All attendees will be given a grocery list of items to purchase one week prior to arrival. 

Meals

Apply for June 1-6, 2024

Please apply today!  Attendance is based on availability.

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