Planning Your Trip

On this page, you can find and easily download the important forms and planning information for a residential or day program at McDowell Environmental Center. Once a trip is confirmed with us, all forms can be submitted via email to or fax (205) 221-3454.

If you have any planning questions, please give us a call at (205) 387-1806, ext. 108.

Educational Themes

To ensure we are best meeting the expectations of our teachers, and to allow a seamless experience for our learners as they travel between classes and instructors, we've created educational themes. These allow us to choose the BEST activities and class content for an experience uniquely tailored to your school.


Come spend 1, 2, 3, or 4 nights learning, growing, and having fun with us!


Only have time for a day? Want to take one specific class? No problem! Join us for a day full of fun and learning at Camp McDowell.


Both adults and students must have completed health forms to participate. Camp should have these forms at least 3 weeks before the trip. Please send them by mail.


In order for anyone to participate in the Team Challenge, Power Pole, Climbing Wall, and/or Trust Swing, these forms must completed, signed and sent to Camp at least 2 weeks before the trip.