“Tell me and I may forget, Teach me and I may remember, Involve me and I will learn.”
For the past twenty five years the Midfield Enrichment students have traveled each spring to one of the most beautiful places on earth--Camp McDowell!!
Where is this special place? Nauvoo, Alabama provides the magical setting that cannot be found in a classroom. Learning takes place through exploration and inquiry in the forests, canyons and streams of Camp McDowell.
Students are immersed in the beauty and splendor of nature, thereby learning the importance of taking care of the environment. McDowell staff introduces students to problem solving, team-building, and ways to make the world a better place.
McDowell’s educational and leadership programs have inspired Midfield students and chaperones to connect within the natural world. Classes offered at the Environmental Center and Farm School are correlated to the Alabama state educational standards.
Students who attend the McDowell Farm School are able to make connections regarding the food we eat and how it comes to our plates. Sustainable agriculture, team-work, hands on gardening, and caring for farm animals are some of the experiences that students take with them. Whether milking a goat or harvesting a carrot, students create connections and a deeper understanding of their involvement in food systems. Eye opening enlightenment occurs during three days of teamwork at the Farm School and Environmental Center. Fun and new educational experiences at Camp McDowell will never be forgotten!!
Midfield has a partnership with Camp McDowell that provides us with student scholarships each year. We are eternally grateful to our generous friends at McDowell and around the state of Alabama.