Recreation

There are many recreational opportunities for guests of Camp McDowell, some of which are listed below. When making your reservation, please let us know which amenities you would like to use during your stay. Use of our amenities must be scheduled, but we do not reserve these amenities for exclusive use by any group. If sharing space with another group poses a problem for the specific needs of your group, please let us know and we will work with you to plan a better way forward.

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Pools

There are two pools at Camp McDowell, open May through September. The pool in lower camp has a high dive and a low dive, and ranges in depth from 3ft to 12ft. St. John's Pool in Bethany Village is accessible for people of all ages and abilities. With grills, picnic tables, and pool chairs around the perimeter, this zero-entry swimming pool is the perfect space to relax and enjoy the warmth of the Alabama sunshine.

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Playgrounds

There are two playgrounds in Bethany Village, one next to Miss Mary's Lodge in Miller Commons, one between Stough Lodge and Scott House, and one on Girls' Side of Clear Creek Camp.

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Hiking Trails

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Canoes