Outdoor Classroom

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Our classes take place outdoors in variable weather conditions, so students and chaperones should prepare to spend three-hour blocks outside. Camp McDowell encompasses 1,140 acres of diverse forests, meadows, streams and canyons. This landscape is an incredible natural resource that serves as our classroom, rain or shine. Choose the path that is best for your students: Challenge them on our high ropes, study geology in a sandstone canyon, or nature journal next to the softly flowing waters of Clear Creek!

In Our Nature

McDowell Environmental Center was featured in an environmental film festival called Southern Exposure. Immerse yourself in our nature!