Friday, February 23, 2024 at 4:00 PM CST
Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 1:00 PM CST

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The Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell 
105 Delong Road
Nauvoo, AL 35212

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Jordan Jarvis Hughes: Alabama Folk School Registrar 
205-387-1806 ext 111

From Scratch weekend is a workshop designed for true beginners. If you’re interested in learning a new instrument or craft, this is the weekend for you! This year’s offerings include classes with master musicians, farmers, and the return of beginner ceramics. With more than 1,140 acres of forest consisting of breathtaking canyons, waterfalls, miles of hiking trails, and glistening streams, there’s plenty of exploring to do during your free time. Take a hike, go canoeing, or pick a porch and rocking chair to relax.

Pricing is based on meals, lodging, and tuition:

Lodging Choices: Lodging for this event will be in Bethany Village. Participants will have the option to stay in a Bethany Lodge room or a dorm style cabin. Our lodge rooms each have two queen beds and a private bath. The private rooms open onto a common living space (shared by other students) with refrigerator, coffee maker, stove, microwave, and fireplace. You may book a private room for one or share a room with your spouse, partner, or friend. Cabins are dormitory style, each having 24 twin beds and community bathrooms with private showers and stalls. Pricing depends on your choice of lodging. All lodging options include refreshments on opening night and nine meals throughout the weekend starting with Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. 

Lodge Room 2 Nights, 2 Queen beds (meals for 2 people) $355.00

Lodge Room 2 Nights, 2 Queen beds (meals for 1 person) $285.00
Cabin Bed 2 Nights, bunk style (meals for 1 person) $155.00
Commuter Fee, No Lodging, Plus Meals   $60.00


All electronic Alabama Folk School payments are processed through PayPal. You may use a credit card to pay this way without making a Paypal account. If you would like to pay by check please fill out the registration information then email Jordan Hughes at afsregistrar@campmcdowell.org so that we can manually complete your registration. 

Please note our refund policy: Cancellations received prior to 60 days before the event will receive a full refund on lodging, meals, and tuition. Cancellations received less than 60 days prior to the start of the event will receive refunded lodging, meals, and tuition but a $100 cancellation fee will be retained. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the start of the event will receive refunded lodging and meals, but no tuition will be refunded and a $100 cancellation fee will be retained. No tuition, lodging, or meals will be refunded after the event begins. Cancellation fees apply, regardless of the reason for canceling.