Camp McDowell Family Retreat

This Family Retreat, about an hour outside of Birmingham, AL, is in the middle of “God’s Backyard” at the new Bethany Village component of Camp McDowell. There are 1,140 acres of forests and fields with breathtaking canyons and waterfalls. The new family lodging has very comfortable hotel style rooms, with many handicap accessible. Organized by the Joni and Friends Jackson team, we welcome families affected by disability to enjoy a relaxing week of spiritual encouragement in the midst of God’s beautiful creation!


  • Air conditioning
  • Linens
  • Accessible roll-in shower
  • Hotel-style rooms in each lodge


  • Zero-entry pool
  • Boating/canoeing
  • Hiking/fishing
  • Hay rides
  • Petting zoo