Camp McDowell is the camp and conference center of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. Camp McDowell was established in 1923 and has been at its current location in Nauvoo since 1947. Upon the completion of Bethany Village we became the largest Episcopal camp and conference center in the United States, with approximately 770 beds. On May 31st of 2017 Mark Johnston retired as executive director after 27 years of service. Currently, Whitney Moore serves as interim executive director while the Diocese of Alabama conducts a nationwide search for the next Executive Director. McDowell excels in many areas, including our summer camps on Clear Creek and Bethany Village, the Conference Center, McDowell Environmental Center, McDowell Farm School, and the Alabama Folk School.
Situated on 1,140 acres of fields and forests with miles of trails winding through beautiful sandstone canyons, Camp McDowell is the perfect place to relax and build community with your church family, small group, organization, or business. All people and traditions are welcomed with love and joy.
Camp McDowell is located just over an hour northwest of Birmingham, about two hours southwest of Huntsville, two and a half hours northwest of Montgomery, and about two hours east of Columbus and Tupelo, Mississippi. We are found at mile marker 13, north of Jasper, on Highway 195.
105 DeLong Rd.
Nauvoo, AL 35578
*Due to recent completion of Interstate 22, these directions have changed.
Jordan Smith, Office and Reservation Manager, will work with you on your initial set-up of making and securing a reservation.
Jordan Smith, 205-387-1806, ext 100 firstname.lastname@example.org