The Fowler Center serves individuals who have a variety of special needs, including cognitive and physical impairments, autism spectrum disorders, traumatic brain injuries, emotional impairment, and sensory & communication disorders. We maintain a 1:3 staff to camper ratio during all camp sessions. Any camper that will be successful in this ratio is encouraged to attend.
Some campers require one-on-one assistance for medical or behavioral reasons, or due to parental or guardian request. One-on-one aides can also be provided for an addtional fee. You may contact The Fowler Center for additional information.
Summer Sessions are first divided by age: Adults (age 21+) and Youth (age 6-26). The Summer Adult Sessions are also divided by the amount of care your camper requires. Adults who need moderate to complete assitance with daily care should sign up for Session 1 or 2. Adults who are independent or need only minimal assistance with daily care may sign up for Session 1,2,3, or 4. Youth Sessions 5,6, & 7 are open to youth of all care levels. If you have further questions about what session is right for your camper you can check out our descriptions on our Summer Camp Page.
Year Round Sessions are divided by age only.
The Fowler Center takes pride in the caliber of our staff members. These individuals selflessly serve our treasured campers and are the reason we have so many repeat guests! Many of our cabin and program staff are pursuing future careers in a related field such as: special education, therapeutic recreation, education, nursing, recreation, psycology, medicine, PT, OT, or speech.
Working at The Fowler Center is a lot of hard work … it’s also a lot of fun. It requires a unique individual who has an understanding of children & adults with special needs and the flexibility and willingness to provide campers with choices to make their camping experience enjoyable. Our staff participates in pre-camp training this is a top priority. The reason, of course, is to assure that each camper receives adequate programming, maintains a healthy record and enjoys a satisfying, happy camping experience.
Our staff is available 24/7 to serve our campers. We want our campers to enjoy the security and comfort in knowing that counselors sleep in the same cabin as they do. Counselors are available around the clock to monitor and comfort special needs.
Additionally there is a regular rotation of night staff during our summer sessions who are awake and do hourly rounds and bed checks for the safety and security of each camper.