"Together We Can"
est. 1957
Summer Camp

Check In: Sundays 2:00 pM - 5:00 pM / Check Out: Fridays 9:30AM - 11:00AM

HOW TO PICK A SESSION: All classic summer sessions 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 info@thefowlercenter.org.
​​Camper Care:
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 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, Connect with Me, 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.

Classic Sessions

Featured Sessions

Session 1  (ages 21+): For Campers who need Moderate to Complete Assistance
  • A one-week session for individuals who need moderate to complete assistance with daily living skills and activities. Campers will participate in traditional camp activities.
  • Fee: $636
  • Dates: June 18-23, 2017
Session 2 (ages 21+): For Campers who need Moderate to Complete Assistance
  • A one-week session for individuals who need moderate to complete assistance with daily living skills and activities. Campers will participate in traditional camp activities.
  • Fee: $636
  • Dates: June 25-June 30, 2017
Session 3 (ages 21+): 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 be independent or only require minimal assistance with daily care and activities. Campers will participate in traditional camp activities as well as specialized weekend workshops.
  • Fee: $1,272
  • Date: July 2-14, 2017
Session 4 (ages 21+): 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 be independent or only require minimal assistance with daily care and activities. Campers will participate in traditional camp activities as well as specialized weekend workshops.
  • Fee: $1,272
  • Dates: July 16-28, 2017

Session 5, 6, 7 (ages 6 – 26)

  • 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 participate in traditional camp activities.
  • Fee: $636
  • Dates:
    • July 30-August 4, 2017
    • August 6-11, 2017
    • August 13-18, 2017
ChangeOver (ages 6 – 26)
  • Campers who are registered for two consecutive youth sessions have the option of spending the weekend in-between at camp. Campers will participate in traditional camp activities with a more relaxed weekend schedule. NOTE: Changeovers are not offered during adult weeks. Parents please keep this in mind as your loved one moves from youth to adult sessions.
  • Fee: $238
  • Dates:
    • August 4-6, 2017
    • August 11-13, 2017
Day Camp (ages 6 – 26) 
  • Campers experience a shorter yet fun-packed experience at camp. Traditional camp activities will be offered and most programs will run separately from concurrent residential camp activities. Drop off will be each day at 8:00 AM and pick up will be each day at 5 PM.
  • Fee: $182. Minimum number of campers is 9, maximum is 16.
  • Date: July 2-7, 2017
Camp Barefoot (ages 18+)
  • Specifically designed for adults with traumatic brain injuries ages 18 and up. Campers request their daily activities from a variety of old and new programs.
  • Fee: $636
  • Dates: May 27-June 1, 2017
 *PROGRAM REVISION* Therapeutic Riding I (ages 16 – 30)
  • Offered during Session 5, open to youth with special needs. Campers will learn basic  riding skills and perform stable management. They will also participate in traditional camp programs. Currently this session is offered to ambulatory campers. Not for campers who require 1:1 staffing. 
  • Fee: $675
  • Dates: August 6-11, 2017
*PROGRAM REVISION* Therapeutic Riding II (ages 16-30)
  • Offered during Session 7, open to youth with special needs. Campers will continue to work on independent riding skills and stable management. Campers who attend Therapeutic Riding II must have had prior riding experience and be accomplished in the basic riding skills of stop, start, & steer independently or at least a lead line and must understand the basic aides of riding (hands, voice, weight, legs).
  • Fee: $675
  • Dates: August 13-18, 2017 
La Cuisine (ages 16-24)
  • Offered during Session 6, this camp will focus 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 camper made meal for parents. Campers will still participate in other camp activities such as crafts, swimming, horses, etc. Not for campers who require 1:1 staffing.
  • Fee: $675
  • Dates: August 6-11, 2017
*New* Simply Delicious (ages 21+)
  • Don't want to spend hours in the kitchen preparing your meal? Don't want to spend $300 on an enormous shopping list of ingredients you've never heard of? Join us for a week of campfire cooking where all the meals have 5 ingredients or less! Campers will leave with delicious recipes and skills that they can transfer to home! Campers will live in platform tents set away from the hustle and bustle of main camp, perfect for our campfire cooking!
  • Fee: $675
  • Dates: July 2-7, 2017
*NEW* Connect with Me (ages 12-18)
  • Through a week of FUN AT CAMP individuals will have the opportunity to work on interpersonal skills that will help them make the most of everyday life! Campers will live in a community environment focused on teaching/improving skills in verbal/non-verbal communication, relationship building, teamwork, problem-solving, and personal appearance. Lodging is in platform tents. Meals are eaten in dining hall. Showers will be taken up a base camp cabins.
  • Fee: $675
  • Dates: July 30-August 4, 2017
The Outpost includes an off-site trip (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 out of camp trips 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. The Fowler Center administration can help determine if an Outpost session is appropriate. Four sessions are offered throughout the summer. Outpost sessions are offered to ambulatory campers.
  • Fee: A,B,D - $1,272; C- $636
  • Dates:
    • Outpost A: July 2-14, 2017 (ages 21+)
    • Outpost B: July 16-28, 2017 (ages 21+)
    • Outpost C: July 30-August 4, 2017 (ages 12-26)
    • Outpost D: August 6-18, 2017 (ages 16-30)
Life TREX - a Life Transitional Recreation EXperience
  • 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 ages 14-27. 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 I- $636, II - $1,272
  • Dates:
    • I: July 9-14, 2017
    • II: July 16-28, 2017