Online Registration Assistance

Please contact Kathryn Kendrick for all registration assistance needs.

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 Kathryn Kendrick, Director of Staffing and Administration for Summer Camps and Retreats.

For Primary I and Primary II, both the adult and child camper must submit a registration application, payment, and health form. All registrations are INDIVIDUAL and EACH PERSON must have an application and payment.

Special note to campers who are not a member of a Diocese of Alabama parish: All campers are welcome at Camp McDowell with love and joy. Episcopalians of other dioceses and campers of other denominations or no denomination affiliation are encouraged to apply. These registrations will be held on a wait list in order of their receipt and accepted on a space available basis beginning March 1st.

How To Register:

Check the calendar (Click Here for Calendar) to find the camp you wish to attend and then complete your application accordingly.

Applications may be received through our online system or by mail-in application.

Submit forms with a $50 deposit ($25 for Primary I and II) or 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. We regret that we cannot hold a spot for you without a deposit or special financial arrangement.

Paper Application

Click below to download and print a paper application. It is most helpful for all families to submit their camp applications online. Please contact Kathryn Kendrick for more information.

Summer Camp at Camp McDowell Offerings:


Clear Creek Camp

Our Summer Camp on Clear Creek has been the heart of Camp McDowell since 1948. Offering faith-based programming for youth and children in 1st-12th grades, the Summer Camp on Clear Creek is the place to send your young people for the best summer camp experience ever. May 25-August 5, 2018. Offerings include:

  • Primary I and II for 1st-3rd graders with parents
  • Elementary I for 3rd and 4th graders
  • Elementary II for 4th and 5th graders
  • Middler Camp for 5th and 6th graders
  • Junior High I for 6th and 7th graders
  • Junior High II for 7th and 8th graders
  • Sophomore Camp for 8th and 9th graders
  • Senior Camp for 10th-12th graders
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Bethany's Kids Inclusion Camp

An inclusion summer camp for rising 4-8th graders or corresponding ages (apprx 9-14 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 3:00-5:00 pm on July 24. Family and friends are invited to a closing service at 10:00am on July 27. July 24-27, 2018. Registration opens in January

2018 Bethany's Kids Eligibility Guidelines

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A unique camp for rising 9th-11th 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. May 28-June 1, 2018

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Camper Buddy Service Learning Program

Our Camper Buddy service learning program is for rising 10th graders - high school graduates who are ready to work, play, and learn and serve in the special needs community. If you love the camp setting and have a heart for helping others, this program is for you. 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. The community created among the Camper Buddies themselves is one full of understanding, connection, challenges, and incredible joy. It's a great way to earn service hours and a great way to grow as a person. July 23-28, 2018. Registration opens in January

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Alabama Youth Folk Camp

It's summer camp plus professional instruction in fiddle, guitar, mandolin, farming, pottery, and/or indigo dye! Explore your talents and creativity in camp community! Basic music knowledge will be helpful for beginners. This camp is open to rising 5th-12th. July 31-August 3, 2018

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Camp McDowell offers a varied and extensive Retreat menu. From Fall Fling to rising 5th and 6th graders to our popular Mother/Daughter Retreat, from Awakenings: a Spiritual Retreat for 7th and 8th graders to the brand new McDowell Women's Retreat, there is something for everyone. All are welcoming, all are fun, and all are faith-based with the hope that you will feel at home as you learn more about who God is calling you to be. CLICK HERE for our Retreats page.