Summer Programs

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McDowell Summer Camp

With roots since 1923, our summer camp program is one of the oldest in the country. Each summer camp session features a unique theme designed by a priest from the Diocese and program staff that provides daily, age-appropriate programs and activities that incorporate skits, songs, art, and a healthy dose of humor.  These programs encourage learning through scripture, the traditional teachings of the church, and personal and contemporary issues with themes ranging from the environment to discipleship.




Bethany's Kids

Bethany's Kids is an inclusive camp that welcomes rising 4th-8th grade campers of all abilities to come to camp with the assistance of Camper Buddies (10th-12th grade youth) and adult staff.

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To sign up to volunteer as a Camper Buddy please contact the Summer Camp Director or Abilities Coordinator: or

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Join us for Youth Folk Camp - our only Alabama Folk School Workshop designed just for rising 5th-12th graders. Youth Folk Camp is a unique combination of summer overnight camp and folk school instruction in music, pottery, painting, and more! Campers may choose one major and minor class for the workshop, all taught by experienced farmers, musicians, and artists. Some experience with violin, guitar, or banjo is recommended for music class majors.

Ages: 5th - 12th graders



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Special Session

The mission of Special Session is to know Christ in all people, through ministry to and with people of all abilities. Our vision is a vibrant, loving community where all God’s children are celebrated.


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