Growing Roots! Connecting with your Family to Nature and to a Farm

June 4, 2020 10am - June 5, 2020 4pm

Growing Roots is a Family event at Camp McDowell for all ages! These are just some of the amazing things we may do together!

  • Learn about Nature and Farming together with your children or grandchildren.
  • Wade the streams of Camp McDowell and learn how to get your children excited about nature.
  • Discover the unique geology of Alabama by hiking in sandstone canyons with geologists.
  • Create art using natural resources.
  • Swim and tube the waters of Clear Creek and in our new zero entry pool.
  • Awake in the morning and do Farm chores together...milking goats, gathering eggs, feeding farm animals, even picking blueberries to make a cobbler!
  • Open your senses to the natural world through hiking and guided journaling.
  • Create a lifelong bond with your children by sharing nature with them.


Cost depends on your choice of lodging and includes 4 delicious meals and all instruction. Lodging options that you will choose at registration:

Bethany Lodges (hotel style, includes linens and towels)

Single room and meals - $150

Family Room and meals - $185 and up depending on number in family

Scott House (log cabin, bring your own linens and towels). Scott Cabin option is limited to 5 families.

Family room and meals - $100 and up depending on number in family

For more information about any of these, please contact Maggie Johnston at with “Growing Roots” in the subject line.

Growing Roots