Weekend Respite Camps

The Fowler Center holds weekend respite camps from January through May, and again from September to December for children and adults with disabilities. Weekend Camps 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 a break as well. Above all, The Fowler Center is a great place to have fun!


Every weekend is themed differently around the season and month. Winter at camp is filled with sledding, snow sports, and ice fishing while the Springtime gives us a chance to get out and plant flowers, go for hikes, and take a ride on the pontoon boat. Fall finds us enjoying the beautiful colors of Michigan with nature hikes, campfire snacks, trips up the accessible Tree House, and pumpkin carving.

  • Check-in 6:30 – 7:30 PM on Fridays
  • Check-out is from 1:00- 2:00 PM on Sundays
  • Fee: $375,  Additional Fee for 1:1 staffing.

Paying for camp

We currently hold contracts with many counties and funding agencies in Michigan in order to coordinate services for your loved ones. Many of our weekend campers use" respite" or "therapeutic camping" dollars they are allotted from their Community Mental Health or other agency to pay for a weekend at camp. If you are interested in using your respite funding to pay for camp tell your supports coordinator so they can add The Fowler Center to your Plan of Service. If you, or your worker, have any questions call our office at 989-673-2050. Note: If we do not currently hold a contract with the county or agency you are with please call our office so that we can start the process of connecting with them in order to help serve you.
2022/2023 Dates (age group listed)
November 4-6, 2022 (18+)
November 18-20, 2022 (18+)
December 2-4,  2022 (18+)
January 13-15, 2023 (18+)
February 10-12, 2023 (18+)
February 24-26, 2023 (6-17)
March 10-12, 2023 (18+)
March 24-26, 2023 (18+)
March 31-April 2, 2023 (18+)
April 14-16, 2023 (18+)
May 5-7, 2023 (6-17)