Register/Make a Payment for Summer Camps or Retreats in Bethany Village

To access online registration, click on the name of the camp session or retreat.

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Camp McDowell Women's Retreat: Lessons on Living for Women Who Do Too Much

September 22-24 Through workshop & discussion, best-selling author Patricia Sprinkle ("Women Who Do Too Much" and "Children Who Do Too Little") will present a model for adult women of how to do less, live better, and focus on what God is calling you to do.

The experience is further supported by spiritual practices led by The Rev. Dr. Bayse Holland-Shuey (Assisting Priest for Spiritual Direction and Interfaith Consultant at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Huntsville, Alabama) which will allow attendees to release, restore, and re-center.

Come, enjoy the labryinth, the natural setting, and connecting with others in the beauty of God's backyard. Space is limited; early registration is recommended. Registration open through September 15

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OUR TIME

March 2-4, 2018 OUR TIME is a camp for kids in rising 6th-12th and their adult caregiver who are healing from loss of a significant person, such as a sibling, an adult child, or a parent. OUR TIME gives safe space and dedicated attention for kids and adults to reflect on their loss (in separate groups) with the guidance of a professional counselor and to connect with others who grieve. Youth and and young at heart will enjoy swimming, arts & crafts, the high ropes course, and making new friends. Adults will be able to step away from the normal routine and relax in a peaceful setting. All meet together at the end of the weekend for a planting activity in the OUR TIME memory garden and a celebration of life service. For more information, please contact the Coordinator, Susanna Whitsett susanna@campmcdowell.com or 205.281.1903. Registration will open October 1, 2017.

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Diocesan Homecoming JUNE 9-11

A weekend retreat for all ages! Gather with old friends and make new ones in the beauty and fun of God's Backyard. Activities will include the the trust swing, the climbing wall, swimming, canoes, paddle boats, arts & crafts, hayride, cookout, a vist on the farm and more! Bring bring your friends, family and neighbors for a fun weekend at Camp! Registration open now!

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Alabama Folk School Youth Camp June 26-29

It's summer camp plus professional instruction in fiddle, guitar, mandolin, farming, pottery, and/or indigo dye! Explore your talents and creativty in camp community! Basic music knowledge will be helpful for beginners. This camp is open to rising 5th-12th. Registration open now!

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CREATE! June 6-9

A unique camp for rising 9th & 10th focussed on creativity and collaboration for projects in carpentry, farming, art, and spiritual development in an enthusiastic camp community. Traditional camp activities including hiking, swimming, canoeing, singing, and time for worship are all a part of this unique summer camp session. Registration open now!

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Camper Buddy @ Bethany's Kids I July 18-22

July 18-22. Our Camper Buddy service learning program is for rising 10th graders - high school graduates who enjoy the camp setting and have a heart for helping others. Camper Buddies provide that extra bit of assistance and companionship for a camper with special needs that makes the experience safe, meaningful, and totally fun! It's a great way to earn service hours and a great way to HAVE A BLAST! Registration now open!

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Bethany’s Kids I July 19-22

An inclusion summer camp for rising 4/5/6th graders or corressponding ages (apprx 9-12 yrs) WITH AND WITHOUT DISABILITIES (such as Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and developmental delay). Enjoy all the favorite camp activities - hiking, swimming, field games, singing, talent show, and silliness - in a camp that celebrates inclusion and lifts up acceptance and a respect for differing abilities. Camper check-in is 3-5 pm on July 19. Family and friends are invited to a closing service at 9:00am on July 22. Registration is now open! PLEASE VIEW CAMPER ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES AT BOTTOM LEFT

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Bethany's Kids II July 27-30

An inclusion summer camp for rising 6/7/8th grades WITH AND WITHOUT DISABILITIES (such as Downs Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy, and developmental delay). Enjoy all the favorite camp activities - hiking, swimming, field games, singing, talent show, and silliness - in a camp that celebrates inclusion and lifts up acceptance and a respect for differing abilities. Camper check-in is 3-5pm on July 27. Family and friends are invited to a closing service at 9:00am on July 30. Registration is now open! PLEASE VIEW CAMPER ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES AT BOTTOM LEFT

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Camper Buddy @ Bethany's Kids II July 26-30

Our Camper Buddy service learning program is for rising 10-12th graders who enjoy the camp setting and have a heart for helping others. Camper Buddies provide that extra bit of assistance and companionship for a camper with special needs that makes the experience safe, meaningful, and totally fun! It's a great way to earn service hours and it's a great way to HAVE A BLAST! Registration is now open!

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Family Farm Camp Nov 17-19

Where families reconnect with God's creation and each other! Learn about the care and keeping of animals, work in the dirt, prepare a farm-to-table meal and HAVE FUN with the folks you love at Family Farm to Table Camp! Registration opens September 1.

Online Registration Assistance:

For camps in Bethany Village, please contact:

Susanna Whitsett, Summer Camps & Retreats Coordinator for Bethany susanna@campmcdowell.com or 205.281.1903

Important Registration Details and Notices:

Your deposit ensures your registration. We cannot hold a spot in a camp session without a deposit or confirmed financial agreement.

For scholarship information, please contact Susanna Whitsett, Faith-Based Program Developer for Bethany at Camp McDowell.

All registrations are INDIVIDUAL and EACH PERSON must have an application and payment.

How to register for a camp in Bethany Village:

Select the camp or retreat of your choice. To view a complete summer calendar, please CLICK HERE.

Click on a the title of the camp or retreat to be taken to online registration & payment.

To download a mail-in application, click on the PDF below or request one from the coordinator by email or phone.

Submit registration (online or mail-in application) with a $50 deposit. The full balance of your session no less than 10 days prior to the first day of your session.

You are not ‘registered’ until the $50 deposit is received or a financial arrangement is confirmed with the Coordinator.

We regret that we cannot hold a spot for you without a deposit or special financial arrangement.

To request a scholarship or make a special financial arrangement (such as a payment plan), please contact Susanna Whitsett susanna@campmcdowell.com