Family Retreat - Camp McDowell, AL

July 2 - July 6, 2018 · Nauvoo, AL
  • Estimated Family Cost: $375 per person, 5 and under free
  • Estimated STM Cost: $450

About This Retreat

For more information call 601-209-7888.

This Family Retreat is situated in the middle of “God’s Backyard” at the new Bethany Village component of Camp McDowell. It is situated on 1,140 acres of forests and fields with breathtaking canyons and waterfalls, with getaway spots for everyone. The family lodging is new and has very comfortable hotel style rooms, with many handicap accessible. Organized by the Joni and Friends Jackson team, families affected by disability are welcomed to come be a part of a relaxing week of spiritual encouragement in the midst of God’s beautiful Creation!

About an hour outside of Birmingham
Camp McDowell
105 Delong Rd
Nauvoo, AL 35578

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  • Air conditioning
  • Linens
  • Handicap accessibility with roll-in shower
  • 2 double bed in each room
  • Private bath
  • Large living room
  • Deck
  • Hotel-style rooms in each lodge


  • Zero-entry pool
  • Boating/Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Teaching farm
  • Hay rides
  • Field games
  • Petting zoo
  • Pavilion

For Families

We are still accepting applications for new families. Returning families will be placed on the waiting list.

Apply as a Family 

For Volunteers (STMs)

Join us as a Short Term Missionary (STM). You’ll be matched with a child or adult with a disability—a perfect fit for both of your personalities and abilities. Your job? To simply be a friend, give the gift of your time and love… to come alongside and make a new beginning possible for you and your new friend!

Apply as a Volunteer (STM)