Camp Fowler

since 1954

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About Summer Staff



Each summer, staff  gather at Fowler for 10 weeks committing their summer to honoring God by caring for God's children. These adults come from various parts of the country (and outside the country too!), form a community of faith where they can live into the vision of being in community, living simply, and caring for God's world.

This is not a job for everyone, but it is a job that challenges all who come to make a difference in the lives of the 850 children who come each summer.
Summer staff are not cabin counselors. They partner with volunteer adults from our churches who come for a week to work with the campers. Staff coordinate the program and support of camp and end up spending almost all of their waking hours surrounded by campers.
Staff who work at Fowler must come with HOPE: hope that God is still at work in this beautiful world. Becoming a place where children begin to see God's role in their own lives opens us all up to what God is calling us to be.
A summer at Fowler may have an impact that changes the rest of your life. During this time staff receive training in Christian camping skills and in the areas of children and youth ministry. Staff also work hard at becoming a faith community that witnesses to Christ through both word and action. 

How to Apply

All staff must complete an application that helps us assess where your skills, gifts, and interests may best be used in the ministry at Fowler. There are always more applicants than there are positions to be filled. 

Take your time to submit an application that truly shows who you are and why you are interested in being part of this ministry.
CLOSE: February 15, or when positions are all filled

Consider the following:

      - Minimum of 3 references must be on file in order to be considered an active candidate

      - Staff are employed from June 10 - August 24     

- Staff are required to complete CPR-AED and Wilderness First Aid trainings, if not already certified



Staff applications must be filled out online for 2018. Allow yourself 30 minutes or more to complete the information and essay questions.

First Aid Training Resources

Before we start with our formal staff training, we always make sure that everyone is up to date on their first aid certifications. This is the best way to insure that our campers will be safe this summer. Check out the information below and then check out your first aid cards. If you are applying or have already been accepted to summer staff, you will need to confirm that any certifications you already have are correct and up-to-date. The following First Aid Trainings are offered to staff in the first days of staff training. If entering the summer with certifications, all staff MUST have proof of certification!  



All staff need to be current in:


  • Certification on the card says TWO YEARS BUT NYS says that camp staff must rectify every year. 

Epi - Pen

  •  Certification valid for TWO YEARS   

Wilderness First Aid 

  •  Certification valid for TWO YEARS! 

Lifeguarding - Including Waterfront (lifeguards and wilderness trip leaders only)

  • Certification valid for TWO YEARS!