Camp Fowler

since 1954

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Retreat Offerings

Camp Fowler and the Albany Regional Synod, offer intentional spiritual retreats, staffed by spiritual directors who guide participants, as they practice ancient disciplines, encouraging inner spiritual growth. Camp Fowler provides a safe, non-judgmental space for those who seek authentic substance, harmony and balance with-in.   


We invite you to join us, as fellow pilgrims, on any of our retreats.

CLICK on the retreat title for detailed information and registration.


Encouraging the Nurture of a Listening Heart

October 2 - October 5, 2018

This contemplative retreat offers space to step outside our normal lives in order to reflect on where we have been and where we might be going: together we nurture our desire for prayer, seek and listen for the still small voice of God.

Retreat Guides: 

Ellen Ratmeyer, ordained Elder, and Spiritual Director.
Ella Campbell, ordained Elder, and Spiritual Director.
Arlene Wilhelm, Minister of Word and Sacrament and Spiritual Director.

Creation Celebration

Creation Celebration & Preservation

2018 Registration will be located here

Join with us as we celebrate 'creation' in the autumn Adirondack wilderness.  

Friday evening starts with dinner and an interactive worship service.  We follow with a weekend of festivities, activities, workshops, worship, and free time.

  • Festivities include: "Loon Watches", Polar Bear swimming, Vespers, Morning Watch, Storytelling . . .
  • Activities include: canoeing and hiking in and around Fowler, pumpkin carving, . . .
  • Workshops include: Creation Care in the Kitchen, Faith and Advocacy, along with informal conversations on creation care practices.


Click here to see what the 2017 event looked like

'OLD TIMERS' Work Week November 2017

'Old Timers' Work Week
2017 dates November 19 - November 21

Chi Rho Lodge
Meals & Lodging included


Come and share your 'talents' as we fix, repair, and update a variety of 'camp projects' which need some of your special attention!

Our “Honey – Do” grounds list is quite long. Plumbers, painters, electricians, handy folk of all kinds are invited to this first ever “retreat”. Our days will be filled with projects and nights with laughter and reflection guided by Uncle Kent.   


Retreat Guides
Kent  & Mark



Adirondack Artists Retreat 2018

Adirondack Artists Retreat

Open to all whom enjoy expressing themselves through art.


January 14 - 17, 2018
Camp Fowler

Chi Rho Lodge

Returning OPTION: Stay an extra day!

The dead of winter is prime time for creating. The Adirondacks have a long history of inspiring art. The crystalline stillness of snowfall in the woods piques creativity. Come be part of an artistic community. Spend a few days where it’s warm and cozy, or venture out into the cold. Inspiration could be anywhere: whispering in the hush of snowfall among the balsam; across a still, frozen Sacandaga Lake; or crackling among the flames of a roaring fire.

Retreat Leaders: Scott Adams and Heather Moore Niver




2018 Dates TBD

$150 all inclusive

Chi Rho House
Meals & Lodging included.

All youth in the 6th to 12th grade are welcome to attend our seventh and biggest WINTER CAMP EVER!

Have you ever felt when Winter is at its longest that you wished you could just go to camp?
Well now you can! We are pleased to be offering 'Camp' in the winter. Based out of the Chi Rho House (It is fully heated! Not like your summer cabins!), Winter Camp will have you doing all your favorite activities, but with a slight twist.

Winter Camp is run by returning summer staff and volunteers and will bring you back into the spirit of Camp Fowler.

Pastors+Families Retreat Date: TBA

An invitation to gather . . .


Albany Synod Pastors and Clergy with young children are invited to join this all new co-sponsored family event. Both Camp Fowler and Albany Synod Ministries Board in collaboration together are partially subsidizing and organizing this unique retreat.


Tuesday at 5pm (in time for dinner) - Friday at 1pm (departing after lunch)


This retreat is hosted in Chi Rho Lodge. The fee per family is $100 and includes adult programing and/or personal time, programing for your children (allowing parent's adult programming time) and all meals.

For more detailed information please contact retreat leader, Abby Norton-Levering at



Create Your Own Retreat

If you have a group you would like to bring up to Camp Fowler for an intentional retreat, we invite you to check out our rental facilities and calendar for more information on booking your stay. Please also reach out directly to the Fowler Business Office to coordinate all details of your stay.


In addition, Camp Fowler has worked with a limited number of trained Spiritual Directors. They are listed here should you wish to work with them individually. Please note that Fowler  has no financial relations or legal connections with these Spiritual Directors and it is our understanding that they work as independent contractors.


Spiritual Directors 

Ella Campbell,

Mary Carlson,

Ellen Ratmeyer,