Camp McDowell and all our programs and ministries are nonprofit. As such, we rely heavily on the generosity of others - people like you - to help keep us operating and effective so we can continue to show the way the world could be. Scroll through this page to see some giving options.
Monetary donations are welcome at any time:
- Mail donations directly to camp; 105 Delong Road, Nauvoo, AL 35578
- Text the word, give to 334-510-6226
- Give during our annual Summer Camp Scholarship Campaign (Nov - Dec)
- Give during our annual Friends of McDowell Campaign (Feb - March)
- Donate in The Camp Store at check-out or by feeding the piggybank
Friends of Camp McDowell
For this year's Friends of Camp McDowell campaign, we are raising $50,000 to renovate, remodel, and expand the Director's Cabin, known as the Kremlin, in Lower Camp.
The Director’s Cabin is used year round and sees activity from the McDowell Environmental Center and McDowell Summer Camp. The MEC uses the cabin to host their lead teachers during the school year, and Summer Camp uses the cabin as the main hub for all summer camp operations. This cabin was built to accommodate a staff of 10, but now we have a staff of 40 or more during the summer. Beyond lodging, the cabin is used daily for meetings. Through the Friends of Camp McDowell Campaign we plan to expand the main meeting room, update bathrooms and bedrooms, renovate the kitchen with new appliances, and add a new screened in porch off the back of the building.
Donate online HERE
Donate through The Department of Camp McDowell HERE
Donate through Summer Staff HERE
Donate through the McDowell Environmental Center HERE
HELP US WITH OUR WISH LIST
Most Friends of Camp are already aware that McDowell is a non-profit organization. We are constantly juggling and re-prioritizing our efforts to accommodate our budget, our goals, and our mission of showing the way the world could be. We invite you to visit our wish list regularly for ideas on how to give back to this wonderful, wonderful place known as God's Backyard.
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME & TALENTS
We would love to chat with you and your group or organization to coordinate work on a service project for your next visit to McDowell. You can check out the McDowell Wish List for some ideas, or click the button below for more information.
Bring books to donate when you come to camp! This annual book-drive has been a ministry since 2006. Make a difference and a BIG impact by helping us collect as many gently used or new books for children and teens as possible to be distributed in the Black Belt region of Alabama. Drop them off at The Camp Store anytime!
VOLUNTEER AT SUMMER CAMP
There are SO MANY opportunities to help out with our summer camp program that we have an entire page dedicated to it! From being a prayer partner to supplying art supplies and so many opportunities in between. If you're willing, we have the need.
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