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.


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


One day is never enough time for all of the fun, laughter, and learning that happens here!


A group of healthy students is a group that is ready to learn! Both adults and students must have completed health forms to participate. Camp should have these forms at least 3 weeks before the trip.


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.