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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

All are welcome.

If you are interested in having your own event at the McDowell Camp and Conference Center in the future, please complete a Registration Request Form or contact us at wonderful@campmcdowell.org; 205-387-1806.

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January 14, 2022 5pm - January 17, 2022 10:30am

  • Due to the rise in Covid cases we have decided it is in the best interest of our campers and staff to cancel Winter Weekend 2022.
  • In terms of a refund, you can email wonderful@campmcdowell.org and let MaKenzie know if you would like to ask for a refund for any payments you have made for Winter Weekend, or you could choose to apply your payment to an upcoming summer camp session. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to Winter Weekend 2023.
  • Winter Weekend is a time for fun & fellowship for 7th, 8th & 9th graders at Camp McDowell. This 3-night retreat will offer time to be with camp friends and make new ones, to talk about matters of faith that are relevant to middle-school youth, to play games, sing, hike, worship, and laugh. Campers will enjoy afternoon activities, canteen, and a talent show!
  • Cost is $195 per person. Scholarships are available.
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February 3, 2022 2:30pm - February 5, 2022 7pm

The 191st Convention of the Diocese of Alabama will be held at Camp McDowell on February 3-5, 2022. Our convention is currently scheduled to be in person.

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March 18, 2022 4pm - March 20, 2022 1pm

From Scratch weekend is a workshop for true beginners. If you’re interested in learning a new instrument or art form, this is the weekend for you. Come learn with us in a beautiful and encouraging environment! With more than 1,140 acres of forest consisting of breathtaking canyons, waterfalls, miles of hiking trails, and glistening streams, there’s plenty of exploring to do during your free time.

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April 21, 2022 - April 24, 2022

One of our most popular workshops is back with great bluegrass music classes and Gee's Bend quilting. This four-day workshop provides a truly immersive experience with a fun and enthusiastic community of musicians and artists. This year join us for bluegrass music classes, famed Gee's Bend quilting, puppet making, and more!

Full Registration Opens January 2022

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Open to entering 1st - 12th graders. Registration opens on December 6th at noon.

Since 1923, Camp McDowell has been fostering a welcoming, Christian community in which an enthusiastic staff supports young people's growth and development of an abiding respect for each other and the world around them. At Camp McDowell we show the way the world could be through worship, learning, rest, and play in the beauty of God’s Backyard. The Summer Camp program's mission is to spread the gospel by lifting up intentional camp community, the care of creation, the gift of inclusion, and the joy of creativity and play.

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July 30, 2022 - August 2, 2022

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 master musicians and artists. Some experience with violin, guitar, or banjo is required for music class majors. Beginner students may select music classes as their minor.

  • Ages: 5th - 12th graders
  • Major areas of study: Farming, Painting, Guitar, Banjo, and Fiddle

REGISTER FOR YOUTH FOLK CAMP

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October 6, 2022 - October 9, 2022

Quilters and blacksmiths pursue their work in an encouraging atmosphere while music students fully immerse themselves in old-time classes, their days and nights filled with instruction from master musicians, jam sessions, and an instructor concert. Afternoon mini classes give all participants a chance to take part in learning something totally new. With more than 1,140 acres of forest consisting of breathtaking canyons, waterfalls, miles of hiking trails, and glistening streams, there’s plenty of exploring to do during your free time. Take a hike, go canoeing, or pick a porch and rocking chair to relax.

REGISTER FOR A CLASS HERE

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