"Together We Can"
est. 1957
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 special needs. Each weekend offers activities with a themed focus, along with the other program activities offered throughout the year.

  • Check-in 6:30 – 7:30 PM on Fridays
  • Check-out is from 1:00- 2:00 PM on Sundays
  • Fee: $250 (our weekend fee has increased as of starting January 1, 2017)

Hello Weekend Campers!!!

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 & 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.

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 case worker 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.

Fall 2017

Adult (Ages 21+)
October 13-15, 2017
November 3-5, 2017

Youth (Ages 6-26)
October 20-22, 2017
November 10-12, 2017

All Ages (ages 6+)
September 15-17, 2017
December 15-17, 2017