"Together We Can" ~ est. 1957
I would like to apply for...

Cabin Couseling & Program Staff

 The Fowler Center staff members are friends and family to our campers as well as professional caregivers and group leaders. If you are looking for a place where you can make a difference and impact people’s lives, consider joining our team!

The Fowler Center recruits summer or year-round staff from colleges and universities around the country where many staff are studying special education or education, therapeutic recreation, or related fields. The Center also utilizes international exchange programs to bring summer staff from other countries, adding a dynamic world flavor to camp. The Fowler Center is a year-round facility with full-time summer employment and volunteer opportunities, as well as part-time spring, fall, and winter employment opportunities. Many staff members have gone on from The Fowler Center to pursue professions in some of the following fields: education, social work, occupational, physical and recreational therapy, special education, nursing and medicine, psychology, and other related human service professions. For more information, email camp@thefowlercenter.org.

Internships: It is possible to gain college credit or fieldwork hours from work experience at camp. Internships at The Fowler Center can also be set up in several different fields including therapeutic recreation, outdoor education, and parks and recreation management. Contact the camp office or your academic advisor for details. For more information, email camp@thefowlercenter.org

Open Positions - Positions Overview Sheet 
  • Lead Cabin Counselors (5)
  • Cabin & Specialty/Float Counselors (26)
  • Night Staff (2)
  • Outpost Coordinator (1)
  • Outpost Counselors (3)
  • Life TREX Lead Facilitator (1)
  • Life TREX Facilitators (3)
  • Program Instructors: Creative Arts (1), Outdoor Ed. (1), Sports & Rec. (1), Barn & Garden (1), Lifeguards (2), Challenge Facilitators (3)
  • Health Officer (1) : RN or LPN
  • Health Assistants (2): nursing students preferred
If you have any questions regarding cabin counselor or program positions please email Lynn Seeloff at camp@thefowlercenter.org.

Group Event Program Staff

The Fowler Center offers group events and facility rentals on a year round basis. Group Events Program Staff are responsible for preparing and implementing activities chosen by the groups we serve and adapting these activities to the needs of the specific group. Activities include: Challenge Education, Creative Arts, Equestrian, Waterfront, Sports and Recreation, Barnyard and Garden, and Outdoor Education. The Group Events Program Staff is also a very important customer service position, as they also assist in preparing the cabins for groups, transporting luggage and orienting groups to the cabin and grounds, and answering any questions group members may have. Staff are scheduled to work by group, which may include only day visits or overnight/weekend visits. Staff meals are provided by the Fowler Center, and overnight accommodations are available but staying on-site overnight is not mandatory. Individuals interested in these positions should email programs@thefowlercenter.org

Open Positions:
  • Group Event Program Staff- Lifeguards, Challenge Facilitators, Activity Staff

Part-time Support Staff

During our busier months (April-September), camp will hire local support staff. Positions are part time and paid hourly. Individuals interested in any of the positions below should email a resume to director@thefowlercenter.org
Dietary Positions:
  • Cooks (part time): Oct.-March average hours are 10-15/2 week pay period. April-September average hours 30-35/2 week pay period. $9.75/hour. Responsibilities include overseeing aides, preparing meals, shopping, cleanliness of facility, inventory, dietary restrictions, possible menu planning/food ordering in absence of Dietary Supervisor. Must have experience, prefer Serv Safe certification.
  • Kitchen Aides (part time): June-August 20 hours per week. September - May lower hours available. $9.25/hour. Responsible for assisting cook with meal prep, serving, and clean up. Two shifts available AM (breakfast & lunch) and PM (dinner). 
Maintenance Positions:
  • Maintenance Assistant: 04/01/2019 to 09/22/2019, $10/hr.  Responsibilities includes general building repair and maintenance, light housekeeping, and lawn care.
Equestrian Positions
  • Equestrian Aides: Can work one or all sessions below. 20 hours each session. $10/hr. Assist with some barn chores, horse feeding and care, & camper riding (including sidewalking and leading horses).
    • May 13-18, 2019
    • July 28-August 2, 2019
    • August 11-16, 2019


The Fowler Center has a core administrative team that runs the camp and supports our campers on a daily basis. This team includes kitchen to maintenance to programming to financial staff. For more information, email director@thefowlercenter.org.

Dietary Supervisor:  The dietary supervisor is responsible for managing all aspects of Food Service at The Fowler Center. This includes scheduling staff,  making menues, ordering food, tracking inventory

Background Check Information

  • ALL potential employees must fill out a criminal background check.
  • Those 21 or older must also fill out a Central Registry Clearance.

Click and print out the forms from the list below. Once completed, send them to 2315 Harmon Lake Road, Mayville, MI 48744  OR email them to camp@thefowlercenter.org. Please send in a copy of your driver’s license or state ID along with it.

  1. Background Check Form 
  2. Central Registry Request (Section 1)