"Together We Can" ~ est. 1957
Summer Camp
If you are self-pay please make all checks payable to "MCHS"
Summer Camp Check In by last name
A-F: 2pm - 3pm
G-M: 3pm - 4pm
N-Z: 4pm - 5pm


Summer Camp Check Out
10am - 11:30am
HOW TO PICK A SESSION: All classic summer camps allow campers to participate in a variety of the recreational programs we have to offer. These sessions are either for adults (ages 21 & up) or youth (ages 6-26) and designated by a #1-7. Our adult summer sessions (#1-4) are designed to meet the needs of individuals based on the assistance they need with daily care and engagement in activities. As a guide, please check each area below (see "camper care") that your camper needs physical assistance with (more than verbal prompts). Add the number of checks together and sign up based on the legend below. If you have any questions or are unsure of what session is best for your camper call us at 989-673-2050 or email kim.phillips@thefowlercenter.org.
Camper Care- Physical Assistance Needed
Toileting/Briefs ____
Showering _____
Teeth Brushing _____
Eating/Feeding _____
Transfering (pivot or lift) ______
Dressing ______
0-2 = Independent/Minimum Assistance
Any Session based on age

3+ = Moderate-Complete Assistance
Session A, 1, or 2 for adults ages 21+
Session 5,6,7 for youth ages 6-26
Programs designed around specific activities & skill building, such as Therapeutic Riding, Life TREX, La Cuisine, and the Outpost, have slightly different age breakdowns. Check out the age requirements and eligibility requirements for each session listed after the session name below.
SUPERVISION AT CAMP
Our typical ratio at camp is 1 staff to every 3 campers. Some campers may require a 1:1 aide due to medical needs or behaviors. The Fowler Center can provide an aide for an additional fee (listed below) for a LIMITED number of spots at specific sessions. Families are welcome to arrange to bring their own aide from home if they wish or if Fowler Center 1:1 spots are filled.
 
Fees:
Spring/Fall: $208
Winter: $239
Session A, 1, 2, 5, 6, 7: $265
Weekend Camp: $165
 
If the family or agency of the camper wishes to provide the aide due to higher/more specific medical or behavioral needs of the camper, there will be a fee of $20/day instead to provide housing and food for the staff. This aide must be processed as a volunteer with The Fowler Center and present certifications for CPR, First Aid, and Recipient Rights as well as a negative TB test.

Classic Camps

Classic Camps offer it all! Horseback riding, sports, challenge education, creative arts, picnics, campout, theme days, waterfront activities, nature, small animals care, gardening, and more! You name it and we got it! Join us for a week or two of fun, friendship, and fresh air.

Adult Sessions

Session 1 (ages 18+): For Campers of all care levels - SESSION IS FULL
  • A one-week session for individuals of any care level for daily living skills and activities. Campers will live in cabins and participate in traditional camp activities.
  • Fee: $774
  • Dates: June 19-24, 2022
Session 2 (ages 18+): For Campers of all care levels - SESSION IS FULL
  • A one-week session for individuals of any care level for daily living skills and activities. Campers will live in cabins and participate in traditional camp activities.
  • Fee: $774
  • Dates: June 26-July 1, 2022
Session 3A (ages 18+): For Independent Campers or those who need Minimal Assistance - SESSION IS FULL
  • A one-week session for new and returning campers appropriate for a longer stay at camp. Campers must be independent or only require minimal assistance with daily care and activities. Campers will live in cabins and  participate in traditional camp activities.
  • Fee: $774
  • Date: July 3-8, 2022
Session 3B (ages 18+): For Independent Campers or those who need Minimal Assistance - SESSION IS FULL
  • A one-week session for new and returning campers appropriate for a longer stay at camp. Campers must be independent or only require minimal assistance with daily care and activities. Campers will live in cabins and  participate in traditional camp activities.
  • Fee: $774
  • Date: July 10-15, 2022

Session 4A (ages 18+): For Independent Campers or those who need Minimal Assistance - SESSION IS FULL
  • A one-week session for new and returning campers appropriate for a longer stay at camp. Campers  must be independent or only require minimal assistance with daily care and activities. Campers will live in cabins and participate in traditional camp activities.
  • Fee: $774
  • Dates: July 17-22, 2022
Session 4B (ages 18+): For Independent Campers or those who need Minimal Assistance - SESSION IS FULL
  • A one-week session for new and returning campers appropriate for a longer stay at camp. Campers  must be independent or only require minimal assistance with daily care and activities. Campers will live in cabins and participate in traditional camp activities.
  • Fee: $774
  • Dates: July 24-29, 2022
Session 8 (ages 18+): For Campers of all care levels - SESSION IS FULL
  • A one-week session for individuals of any care level for daily living skills and activities. Campers will live in cabins and participate in traditional camp activities.
  • Fee: $774
  • Dates: August 21-26, 2022
Session 9 (ages 18+): For Campers of all care levels - SESSION IS FULL
  • A one-week session for individuals of any care level for daily living skills and activities. Campers will live in cabins and participate in traditional camp activities.
  • Fee: $774
  • Dates: August 28-September 2, 2022

Youth Sessions

  • Note:  To provide the best experience for your camper we have broken the youth down
  • Each one-week session is a great way to introduce campers to the outdoors. Camp is a great place to make new friends and experience new activities. Campers will live in cabins and participate in traditional camp activities.
  • Fee: $774
  • Dates:
    • Session 5 (ages 13-26) July 31-August 5, 2022
    • Session 6 (ages 6-17) August 7-12, 2022
    • Session 7 (ages 18-26) August 14-19, 2022

Specialty Camps

Specialty Sessions focus on a specific skill, theme, or outcome for the week. Those who attend these sessions will also have a chance to participate in some of the other activities offered at  camp (challenge & waterfront), but it is not the focus of their week. Specialty Camps have different age ranges, ability levels, or diagnosis for camper eligibility due to the goals and nature of the program that week. Campers will attend our favored Banquet Diner & Dance with the rest of camp on the last night. These sessions are not for those who need 1:1 staffing.
Camp Barefoot (ages 18+)
  • Specifically designed for adults with traumatic brain injuries ages 18 and up. Campers will live in cabins and choose their daily schedule from a variety of activities.
  • Fee: $774
  • Dates: May 28-June 2, 2022
Therapeutic Riding - Level I (ages 16 – 26)
  • Campers will receive daily riding lessons as well as ground lessons( tacking, grooming, parts of a horse), horse first aid, and stable management. Mornings will be filled with other programs such as waterfront, sports, or outdoor education. Currently this session is offered to ambulatory campers. Not for campers who require 1:1 staffing. Campers should be independent in care (or only require minimal assistance). Rider Weight Limit 220 lbs.
  • Fee: $815
  • Dates: July 31-August 5, 2022
  • *due to the nature of the program, campers cannot attend both TRI & TRII in the same summer
  • Click here to find out about Therapeutic Riding for Adults age 21+
Therapeutic Riding - Level II (ages 16-26)
  • Campers will continue to work on independent riding skills, horse care,  and stable management. Campers who attend Therapeutic Riding II must have attended Therapeutic Riding I at The Fowler Center and be approved by the Equestrian Supervisor to advance OR had prior riding experience and be accomplished in the basic riding skills of stop, start, & steer independently and must understand the basic aides of riding (hands, voice, weight, legs). Rider Weight Limit 220 lbs.
  • Fee: $815
  • Dates: August 14-19, 2022
  • *due to the nature of the program, campers cannot attend both TRI & TRII in the same summer
  • Click here to find out about Therapeutic Riding for Adults age 21+
La Cuisine (ages 18-26)
  • This camp focuses on skills such as how to create a shopping list, healthy eating  habits, learning to follow a recipe, meal preparation, cleanliness, setting a table, and etiquette. Using food industry best practices from ServSafe and guest chefs from local restaurants campers will have the opportunity to gain new skills transferable to the home setting. The week of camp will culminate in a camper made meal and program for parents. Campers who attend this session should be independent in care (or need minimal assistance), able to follow staff directions, and able to give attention to cooking lessons with assistance from staff.
  • Fee: $815
  • Dates: August 7-12, 2022
The Outpost 
  • A platform tent camping program located on the grounds of the Fowler Center. Staffed with counselors who are experienced in living in the outdoors, this program offers campers an opportunity to live close to nature. While following the camp’s mission to increase personal growth and independence, the Outpost program strives to teach additional skills in outdoor living and in teamwork. Campers will take an active role in the group living environment as they work together with the staff to prepare meals, plan programs, and maintain their living space. Campers will live in platform tents and cook meals with staff on a more remote section of camp. Modern conveniences such as electricity and bathing facilities are available at base camp. Campers must be ambulatory, willing to participate in group living (i.e. cooking, cleaning, etc), follow staff directions , and be independent or require minimal assistance with daily care.
  • Outpost A  - SESSION IS FULL
    • Fee:  $774
    • July 10-15, 2022
    • ages 30+
  • Outpost D - trip to Hartwick Pines State Park & surrounding area.
    • Fee:  $1,872
    • August 7-19, 2022
    • ages 18-30
Life TREX - a Life Transitional Recreation EXperience (ages 14-26)
  • The Life TREX program is an innovative experience that encourages campers to test new behaviors and skills which are targeted to improve independent living, social, and vocational function, in a supportive environment. This session is open to individuals diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Campers live in platforms tents and shower up at base cabins. To find out more about this unique program visit our Life TREX page here.
  • Fee: $1,872
  • Dates: July 17-29, 2022
 Adventure Camp Youth (age 16-26) 
  • Join us for 6 days of adventure at The Fowler Center.  Spend your time participating in all the adventure activities camp has to offer including our Rock Wall, Tree House, Teambuilding, and High Ropes Course. This week includes a rafting trip to focus on teamwork and communication. While at camp participants will live in platforms tents, eat meals in our dining hall, and use showers at main camp. Trip off-site will be in pop up tents at a campground. Campers must be ambulatory, willing to participate in group living (i.e. campsite cleaning, etc), and be independent or require minimal assistance with daily care.
  • Fee: $815
  • Dates: July 31  - August 5, 2022
Camp makes a great gift!