Opportunities to Come to Camp

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Alabama Folk School Fall Workshops

Acoustic Guitar & Crafts - September 9-11, 2016 Old Time Music & Crafts - October 13-16, 2016 Watercolor & Painting Workshop - October 23-28, 2016 Traditional Arts & Crafts - November 3-6, 2016

Click HERE for more information and class descriptions!


Fall Fling

October 14, 2016 - October 16, 2016

Fall Fling is a 2 night retreat open to all 5th and 6th graders. If you are missing summer camp, need a break from the fall routine, or are just curious about what Summer Camp is all about, this is the retreat for you. There will be a fun, thoughtful program centered on knowing who God is calling you to be in the world. We will have all the exciting camp activities such as hikes, canoeing, arts and crafts, hay rides, s’mores and much more! Come and see what is waiting for you at Fall Fling at Camp McDowell.

Director: TBD

Fee: $125 (scholarships available)

Register Here beginning on August 15, 2016


5-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation

October 16, 2016 - October 21, 2016

Theme: "God's Welcome - The Spirituality of Hospitality" Faculty: Bishop Kee Sloan and Dr. Amy Oden Contact: Kathy Norberg at 850-324-1015 orkathy.norberg@gmail.com ; Pat Luna at 334-202-9440 orpatluna@me.com Sponsors: The Episcopal Diocese of Alabama, The Alabama-West Florida and North Alabama Conferences of the United Methodist Church, and The Upper Room. Get the Recommended Reading list here.

$750 for the entire week including a private room and bath, great food and your tuition.

$50 non-refundable deposit to reserve a place for youSee more HERE.


Family Farm To Table Weekend

November 18, 2016 - November 20, 2016

Enjoy a family friendly weekend of fun, food, and fellowship on the farm at Camp McDowell! All combinations and interpretations of families are welcome to experience this special retreat focussed on the care of creation in the beauty of "God's Backyard"! For more information and to register, click HERE!

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November 11, 2016 - November 13, 2016

Awakenings is a spiritual retreat for all 7th and 8th graders at Camp McDowell. Awakenings is designed to explore the Life and Light of Christ within us. High school counselors lead junior high participants by sharing their stories and facilitating small groups, games, music, and worship.

High school youth counselors may use the link below to apply to staff Awakenings. Please contact Stratt Byars at stratt@campmcdowell.com for more information.

Register Here beginning September 10, 2016