"Together We Can" ~ est. 1957
Employment

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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‚Äôs 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

Respite Cabin Counselor
Respite weekends 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 and caregivers a break as well.
As a cabin counselor, you will work with 2-4 other counselors to ensure all needs of campers in the cabin are met. You will spend the day with your cabin group caring for campers needs and and helping campers engage in activities throughout the day. You will also be staying in the cabin with the campers (you will sleep in a separate staff room).
For more information on weekend respite camps and future respite dates, click here

Summer Camp Specific 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
  • Cooks (part time): Oct.-March average hours are 10-15/2 week pay period. April-September average hours 30-35/2 week pay period. $10.25/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. $10.00/hour. Responsible for assisting cook with meal prep, serving, and clean up. Two shifts available AM (breakfast & lunch) and PM (dinner). 
Maintenance
  • Maintenance Assistant: May - September. 32 hours/week. Weekends. $10.00/hour. Responsibilities include general building repair and maintenance, minor vehicle and small equipment maintenance and repair, light housekeeping, lawn care. Applicant should be able and willing to work outside in various conditions and have experience in areas previously listed.
Equestrian
  • Equestrian Assistant: May - September. 32 hours/week. $10.00/hour. Assist our Equestrian Supervisor in the delivery of a safe and engaging riding program for children and adults with disabilities. Responsibilities includes care and feeding of camp horses and small animals, general cleaning and maintenance of barn and equine area, prep for upcoming equine programs. Applicant must have previous experience with horses.