September 2-4, 2016

Schedule | Pricing

Join us in community over Labor Day weekend at Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, Alabama. The weekend will be full of opportunities to reconnect with your heritage and obtain forgotten knowledge leading you back to your roots.

The weekend will begin Friday night with the option to stay until Monday. Activities include class time, free time, old time dancing and corn shucking, and a champagne brunch Sunday at the barn.

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Sample Schedule

Friday, September 2nd

5:00-6:00 p.m. Arrival - Check in at Camp Store
6:00-6:30 p.m. Free Time
6:30-7:15 p.m. Supper
7:30 p.m. Fire Circle, Cocktails and Storytelling

Saturday, September 3rd

8:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00-11:45 a.m. Classes 

Mushroom Foraging - Brandon Phillips, Camp McDowell EMT
Preserving/Pickling/Canning - Farm School Instructor
Creek to Table - Mark Johnston, Executive Director
Amateur Flower Arranging - Whitney Moore, Assistant Director
Small Animal Processing (rabbit or pig) - Andrew Shea, Produce Ambassador for Camp McDowell

12:00-12:45 p.m. Lunch
1:00-4:00 p.m. Classes

Cheese Making - Ali Papp, McDowell Farm School Director
Soap Making - Laura Rodgers, McDowell Farm School Program Coordinator

4:00-6:00 p.m. Free Time

Jam Session - Alabama Folk School Advisory Board Members
Garden-to-Glass - Ali Papp, Farm School Director
Bread making - Lisa Marie Ryder, Director of the Alabama Folk School
Hike to Swinging Bridge over Clear Creek
Front porch rockin’ and sitin’

6:00-7:00  p.m. Outdoor Supper (bring a chair or blanket!) & Homemade Pie Contest
7:30 p.m. Old Time Dancing and Corn Shuckin’ - Alabama Folk School Advisory Board Members

Sunday, September 4th

8:30-10:30 p.m. Continental Breakfast for the little folks
9:00 am  Eucharist in the Forest with Mark
10:30-12:00 p.m. Champagne Brunch at Atkins Animal Barn, serving the scrumptious items created over the weekend!  
12:00 p.m.  Free Time

Take a hike and snack to Tiller’s Beach (Swim at your Own Risk)
Stitch 'n Sip - Lisa Marie Ryder, Director of the Alabama Folk School
Swim at Bethany or Lower Camp Pool
Hike to St. Christopher’s
Front porch rockin’ and sitin’

Stay the afternoon and night if you like! Meals will be served for those who stay (Sunday Supper and Monday breakfast)


Individual Cabin Package - $110 

Group Cabin Package - $210

Individual Lodge Package - $260

Group Lodge Package - $310

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