"Together We Can" ~ est. 1957

we are hiring for Respite Weekends
& Summer 2022!

With the shared experience of working at camp you will form lifelong friendships with those who live in Michigan and around the world.
Working at camp will allow you to strengthen your teamwork, communication, leadership, creativity, and decision-making skills. 
Genuine Connection ~ Make a Difference ~  Have Fun ~ Gain Skills ~ Learn Something New ~ Be A Role Model

Don't take our word for it.....find out what past staff say

Name: Anne Graham
Summer: 2011 - Lifeguard, 2012
Current School/Career: UofM Health System preschool teacher
Favorite Camp Memory: All the evening programs and chatting & joking with campers.
How has working at camp impacted your career/life: Camp has helped me grow my patience so that now I can work well with the kids in my class. My colleagues have often commented on how well I approach situations when kids were experiencing some big feelings. Camp has also helped me embrace the silly and fun in my classroom - those silly camp songs do come in handy some days!

Cabin Couseling & Program Staff

Summer Camp ~ Weekend Respite Camp ~ Fall Camp ~ Winter Camp
 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‚Äôs 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 lseeloff@mchsmi.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 lseeloff@mchsmi.org

Respite Cabin Counselor
Respite weekends are an opportunity for campers to make friends, participate in new and different outdoor activities all while learning and expanding on their own creativity, problem solving, and life skills. It gives families and caregivers a break as well.
As a cabin counselor, you will work with 2-4 other counselors to ensure all needs of campers in the cabin are met. You will spend the day with your cabin group caring for campers needs and and helping campers engage in activities throughout the day. You will also be staying in the cabin with the campers (you will sleep in a separate staff room). For more information on weekend respite camps and future respite dates, click here

Summer Camp 2022 Positions 
Click the position below for a more detailed job description
If you have any questions regarding cabin counselor or program positions please email Camp Director,  Lynn Seeloff at lseloff@mchsmi.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 our Program Director, Lillia Sheline,  lsheline@mchsmi.org.

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

Part-time Support Staff

There are no openings at this time.