School is in session in Alabama and families everywhere are getting used to the new normal of virtual assignments, socially distanced classrooms, hybrid schedules, and the usual back-to-school madness. Parents and kids are going to need a break soon, and it’s time to look ahead to the upcoming school holidays! Labor Day and Fall Break is around the corner, and one beloved Alabama destination is offering a new getaway experience just for you – Camp McDowell’s Family Field Trips are the perfect solution for frazzled families – or even your “quaranteam”.
What’s Included in a Family Field Trip at Camp McDowell?
Forest bathing. Canoeing. Hayrides. Bird watching. Guided hikes. We all know how being in nature can make us feel. It can restore our mood, give us back our energy and vitality, refresh and rejuvenate us. What if there was a family getaway that provided all of that, plus fresh home-cooked meals, private cabins, and even live music entertainment – all while maintaining proper social distancing?
Camp McDowell is taking advantage of their 1,140 acres of breathtaking canyons, waterfalls, and comfortable accommodations to start these new Family Field Trips. Once just a summer camp for kids, now Camp McDowell has expanded to something so much more. It’s a conference and retreat center, special event venue, and serene destination for when you just need a change of scene from your house during a pandemic.
You have three choices of accommodations if you go on an overnight Family Field Trip at Camp McDowell:
Hotel Style – Designed for comfort and privacy, these rooms have two queen beds and a private restroom. $320.00/room (up to 4 people/room)
Family Style – Perfect for family gatherings or tight-knit groups, guests share an antebellum log cabin. $45.00/per person
Cabin Style – For the “camp” experience, guests bring their own linens and share a communal restroom and large space with several others. $40.00/person
Family Field Trips at Camp McDowell
Where: Camp McDowell, 105 Delong Road, Nauvoo AL (map)
When: September 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Cost: Starts at $160 per person, includes lodging, meals, & activities
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