"Together We Can" ~ est. 1957

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Cabin Couseling & Program Staff

Summer Camp ~ Weekend Respite Camp ~ Fall Camp ~ Winter Camp
 The Fowler Center staff members are friends and family to our campers as well as professional caregivers and group leaders. If you are looking for a place where you can make a difference and impact people’s lives, consider joining our team!

The Fowler Center recruits summer or year-round staff from colleges and universities around the country where many staff are studying special education or education, therapeutic recreation, or related fields. The Center also utilizes international exchange programs to bring summer staff from other countries, adding a dynamic world flavor to camp. The Fowler Center is a year-round facility with full-time summer employment and volunteer opportunities, as well as part-time spring, fall, and winter employment opportunities. Many staff members have gone on from The Fowler Center to pursue professions in some of the following fields: education, social work, occupational, physical and recreational therapy, special education, nursing and medicine, psychology, and other related human service professions. For more information, email camp@thefowlercenter.org.

Internships: It is possible to gain college credit or fieldwork hours from work experience at camp. Internships at The Fowler Center can also be set up in several different fields including therapeutic recreation, outdoor education, and parks and recreation management. Contact the camp office or your academic advisor for details. For more information, email camp@thefowlercenter.org

Open Positions - Positions Overview Sheet 
  • Program Coordinator (this position is Summer Admin)
  • Lead Cabin Counselors (6)
  • Cabin (24) 
  • Specialty/Float Counselors (8)
  • Outpost Coordinator (1)
  • Outpost Counselors (3)
  • Life TREX & Adventure Camp Lead Facilitator (1)
  • Life TREX & Adventure Camp Facilitators (3)
  • Program Instructors: 
    • Arts & Crafts (1)
    • Outdoor Ed. (1)
    • Sports & Rec. (1)
    • Music & Dance (1)
    • Equestrian (1)
    • Lifeguards (2)
    • Challenge Facilitators (3)
  • Health Officer (1) : RN or LPN
  • Health Assistants (2): nursing students preferred
If you have any questions regarding cabin counselor or program positions please email Lynn Seeloff at camp@thefowlercenter.org.

Group Event Program Staff

The Fowler Center offers group events and facility rentals on a year round basis. Group Events Program Staff are responsible for preparing and implementing activities chosen by the groups we serve and adapting these activities to the needs of the specific group. Activities include: Challenge Education, Creative Arts, Equestrian, Waterfront, Sports and Recreation, Barnyard and Garden, and Outdoor Education. The Group Events Program Staff is also a very important customer service position, as they also assist in preparing the cabins for groups, transporting luggage and orienting groups to the cabin and grounds, and answering any questions group members may have. Staff are scheduled to work by group, which may include only day visits or overnight/weekend visits. Staff meals are provided by the Fowler Center, and overnight accommodations are available but staying on-site overnight is not mandatory. Individuals interested in these positions should email programs@thefowlercenter.org

Open Positions:
  • Group Event Program Staff- Lifeguards, Challenge Facilitators, Activity Staff

Part-time Support Staff

 Positions are part time and paid hourly. 
Dietary Positions:
  • Cooks (part time): Oct.-March average hours are 10-15/2 week pay period. April-September average hours 30-35/2 week pay period. $9.75/hour. Responsibilities include overseeing aides, preparing meals, shopping, cleanliness of facility, inventory, dietary restrictions, possible menu planning/food ordering in absence of Dietary Supervisor. Must have experience, prefer Serv Safe certification.
  • Kitchen Aides (part time): June-August 20 hours per week. September - May lower hours available. $9.25/hour. Responsible for assisting cook with meal prep, serving, and clean up. Two shifts available AM (breakfast & lunch) and PM (dinner). 


The Fowler Center has a core administrative team that runs the camp and supports our campers on a daily basis. This team includes kitchen to maintenance to programming to financial staff. For more information, email director@thefowlercenter.org.

Executive Director - The Fowler Center for Outdoor Learning is seeking a new Executive Director to provide visionary leadership, administrative oversight, fiscal management, and representation for our established organization. Located on 202 acres in the Thumb Region of Michigan, The Fowler Center has been providing outdoor programs for children and adults with disabilities since 1957. This position is responsible for leading development and community outreach initiatives including: fundraising, marketing, communications, and public relations for the Center. The Executive Director will lead, manage, and grow current programs of the Center. The candidate should be highly skilled in organizing, building relationships, and multitasking. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends. The candidate should possess a positive attitude, have high energy, and demonstrate excellent marketing and communication skills. The position reports directly to the Fowler Center Board of Directors. Housing at camp, medical, and a retirement benefit are provided. Salary commensurate with experience. Email resume and cover letter to thefowlercenterdirector@gmail.com. To find out more about our organization visit www.thefowlercenter.org.

Background Check Information

  • ALL potential employees must fill out a criminal background check.
  • Those 21 or older must also fill out a Central Registry Clearance.

Click and print out the forms from the list below. Once completed, send them to 2315 Harmon Lake Road, Mayville, MI 48744  OR email them to camp@thefowlercenter.org. Please send in a copy of your driver’s license or state ID along with it.

  1. Background Check Form 
  2. Central Registry Request (Section 1)