Summer Camp - Overnight

If you are self-pay please make all checks payable to "MCHS"

Summer Camp Check In Sundays by last name
A-F: 2pm - 3pm
G-M: 3pm - 4pm
N-Z: 4pm - 5pm


Summer Camp Check Out Fridays
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 Session: $208
Winter: $280
Session  1, 2, 5 - 10 : $300
Weekend Camp: $200
 
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 a large variety of all our daily activities! 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! The focus of our classic camps is plenty of fun, adventure, and friendship.  

Classic camps are created based on age and level of care needed. Please read below to find the best session for your camper.  Limited 1:1 spots are available for Session 1, 2, & 5-10.

Adult Sessions

Session 1 (ages 18+): For Campers of all care levels 
  • 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: $850
  • Dates: June 18-23, 2023

Session 2 (ages 18+): For Campers of all care levels
  • 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: $850
  • Dates: June 25-30, 2023

Session 3 (ages 18+): For Independent Campers or those who need Minimal Assistance
  • A two-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: $2,059
  • Date: July 2-14, 2023

Session 4 (ages 18+): For Independent Campers or those who need Minimal Assistance
  • A two-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: $2,059
  • Dates: July 16-28, 2023

Session 8 (ages 18+): For Campers of all care levels 
  • 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 27-September 1, 2023

Session 9 (ages 18+): For Campers of all care levels
  • 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: September 3-8, 2023

Session 10 (ages 18+): For Campers of all care levels
  • 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: September 10-15, 2023

Youth Sessions

  • 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: $850
  • Dates:
    • Session 5 (ages 6-17) July 30-August 4, 2023
    • Session 6 (ages 18-35) August 6-11, 2023
    • Session 7 (ages 18-35) August 13-18, 2023

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.

Campers should be fairly independent in their care due to the program schedule and goals.

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: $850
  • Dates: May 27-June 1, 2023

COMEBACK Riding Camp (see ages below)
  • Character, Overcome, Motivation, Endurance, Behavior, Attitude, Confidence, Knowledge
  • At C.O.M.E.B.A.C.K. camp mornings are filled with fun  programs such as waterfront, sports, crafts, or nature. Afternoons are all about the horses and animals. Each day campers will receive a half hour group riding lesson during which time they will work on developing riding skills such as using their voice, weight, hands, and legs to ask their horse to stop, walk on, and turn independently. More advanced riders will continue to work towards gaining independent control over their horse at a walk, and learning control at a trot. Ground lessons (non-mounted lessons) are designed to help campers learn all about horsemanship through interactive activities that promote the use of all five senses to learn and may include games, worksheets, and crafts. Sessions are currently only offered to ambulatory campers who are independent in care (or only require minimal assistance).  Rider Weight Limit 220 lbs.
  • Fee: $815
  • Dates
    • Age 18+: May 14-19, 2023
    • Age 12-17: July 30-August 4, 2023
    • Age 18-35: August 13-18, 2023

La Cuisine (ages 18-35)
  • 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: $890
  • Dates: August 6-11, 2023

The Outpost (see ages below)
  • 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  - trip TBA 
    • Fee:  $2,059
    • July 2-14, 2023
    • ages 30+

  • Outpost B - trip to Hartwick Pines State Park & surrounding area
    • Fee:  $2,059
    • July 16-28, 2023
    • ages 30+

  • Outpost C
    • Fee: $850
    • July 30-August 4, 2023
    • ages 12-17

  • Outpost D - trip to Hartwick Pines State Park & surrounding area
    • Fee:  $1,872
    • August 7-19, 2022
    • ages 18-35

Camp makes a great gift!