Retreats in Bethany Village @ Camp McDowell

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Diocesan Homecoming

June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017

The best summer vacation ever! Bring your family, bring your friends, and come to the heart of the diocese for a weekend of camp-style fun! Diocesan Homecoming is a family friendly retreat for ALL AGES. Swimming, rocking chair visiting, hiking, a Pasture Party, music, and time for worship are all part of this special weekend. It’s quality time with quality people! Both lodge and cabin accommodations offered. Click here to register!

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

September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017

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. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Family Farm to Table Camp

November 17, 2017 - November 19, 2017

Enjoy a family friendly experience of fun, food, and fellowship on the farm at Camp McDowell!   Camp McDowell is beautiful in the fall; rejuvenate your spirit in the clean, cool air; walk through our woods, play in our pastures, and watch the sun set over Sloan Lake.  The feeling is easy-going, and the results will be restorative! Our knowlegeable farm staff will guide you in planting, harvesting, and food preparation activities, as well as hands-on care of McDowell farm animals.  Faith-based discussion along with traditional camp activities (like hiking and boating) will make this a truly memorable and holy time for you and yours.  Quality time in God's creation is a true gift. Recommended for individuals, couples, and families with or without children 1st grade an older. REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 1