Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

All are welcome.

We are currently hosting limited households for Family Camp and Family Field Trips. To request a weekend CLICK HERE

The events listed on this page are McDowell events. They are organized, facilitated, and managed by McDowell Staff. 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; 205-387-1806.

Join us Wednesday evenings at 8:30 pm central on our Facebook page for Compline, live from Camp McDowell.

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September 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

McDowell Environmental Center and The Farm School announce a new way to safely get away during COVID-19. McDowell “Family Field Trips” are an educational and relaxing three-day experience of exploration.

At McDowell, we believe that experiential education, through inquiry and self-discovery leaves long-lasting impressions and a deeper understanding of the world around you and yourself. Bring your family for this very personalized field trip.

Family Field Trip Info


June 18, 2020 - January 1, 2021

We are excited to be offering socially distanced lodge rentals for households of up to 10 people with options for prepared meals and family activities including hiking, pool time, canoeing, farm tours, and more.

Come enjoy Fall with us at Camp McDowell!

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

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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October 10, 2020 9am - October 10, 2020 4pm

Join us Oct. 10th for Photography as Field Guide with naturalist and nature photographer Josh Levesque. This day long class is for beginner or intermediate students with gear ranging from cell phones to DSLR cameras. Josh will make sure you know how to get the most out of your camera before leading you into the forest and canyons of Camp McDowell for a full afternoon of shooting.

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November 7, 2020 9am - November 7, 2020 4pm

Fall at Camp McDowell might be the loveliest time of all! Join us November 7th for Pike Baking Basics with recipe developer and expert baker Sarah Ward. This day-long immersive class is perfect for beginner or intermediate students. In this class we'll cover two methods for making crust, homemade fruit fillings, forming and baking hand pies, and forming and baking pies in a tin.

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April 8, 2021 - April 11, 2021

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.