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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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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 and more!

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April 25, 2022 8:30am - April 29, 2022 3pm

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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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June 13, 2022 - June 17, 2022

Bethany’s Kids Camper Buddies is an incredible opportunity for youth to experience and learn about leadership and servanthood. During the Bethany's Kids Camp session, each camper with special needs is thoughtfully partnered with a Camper Buddy who stays with the camper throughout the session and assists them throughout the session to help them have the best experience possible. Camper Buddies go through special training and are mentored throughout the session by the session counselors and adults. The mission of Bethany’s Kids is to establish understanding, acceptance, and care between young people of varying abilities.

  • Ages: Entering 10th graders – high school graduates
  • Cost: $350

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June 14, 2022 - June 17, 2022

Bethany’s Kids is a 3-night inclusion camp for children with AND without exceptionalities that fall within Camp McDowell’s scope of care. The session is staffed by camp counselors, nurses, and other adult professionals, and Camper Buddies. The session takes place in Bethany Village, an area designed and equipped for people with special needs. The mission of Bethany’s Kids is to establish understanding, acceptance, and care between young people of varying abilities.

  • Age: Entering 4th-8th graders with AND without disabilities
  • Cost: $350

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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.

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.

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