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  • The Fowler Center serves thousands of people each year by providing access to the outdoors in a safe, comfortable, loving environment that fosters a sense of accomplishment, independence and increased self-esteem.

    Our programs and facilities are specifically designed to meet special physical, social, intellectual, emotional and motivational needs of participants. Emphasis is placed on the ability of each camper to participate in the camping experience according to their physical, mental and psychological abilities. A concerted effort is made to remove any possible barriers and to create a secure, positive and reinforcing environment.


The Fowler Center has programs for children, teens and adults. Each program has been created to accommodate each person's needs.

The Fowler Center works with persons who have many kinds of developmental disabilities, including mental impairment, autism, schizophrenia and emotional disturbance.

Associated physical disabilities range from those resulting from closed head injuries in accidents to Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy, Cystic Fibrosis, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, schizophrenia, epilepsy and HIV/AIDS.

The Fowler Center maintains a 1:4 staff to camper ratio during adult and youth summer sessions, and adult weekend respites. A 1:3 staff to camper ratio is maintained during youth respite weekends. Any camper that will be successful in this ratio is eligible. Some campers require one-on-one assistance for medical or behavioral reasons, or due to parental/guardian request. One-on-one aides may be provided by an appropriate agency approved by The Fowler Center at an additional fee.