Family Camp is that elusive perfect family vacation. Just show up with your family ready for relaxation and adventure and we'll take care of the rest! We finish off our summer every year with a week designed just for families.
This contemplative retreat offers space to step outside your normal life in order to reflect on where you have been and where you might be going. Together we will create space to nurture our desire for prayer and listen for the still, small voice of God.
This weekend is designed to immerse you and your family deeply into creation: celebrating its goodness, exploring its bounty, and engaging in thoughtful discussions of the ways God calls us to preserve this world of wonders. A good balance of learning and fun, Creation Celebration is a great way to mark the changing of the seasons and celebrate the goodness that abounds in transitions. The retreat ends Sunday morning with a "Worship in the Wild" service at Fowler, a rare opportunity to experience something truly profound.
Creation celebration and preservation
The dead of winter is prime time for creating and the Adirondacks have a long history of inspiring art. Maybe its the crystalline stillness of snowfall in the woods that piques creativity, or the wide expanse of the frozen Sacandaga Lake. On this retreat, you can spend a few days by the fire in Chi Rho or venture out into the cold in search of inspiration.
Adirondack Artists Retreat
Do you find yourself wishing you could come to camp in the dead of winter? Are you missing the mountains and polar bearing and that Fowler food? Come to winter camp--you'll find all of that here! Based out of Chi Rho House , Winter Camp will have you doing all your favorite activities, but with a winter twist. Winter Camp is open to all students in grades 6-12 and takes place during winter break. February 19 - 21. Arrival is Monday at 5pm with dinner for campers at 6pm. Departure is Wednesday at 12:30 pm, this is following a luncheon at noon that parents are invited to attend.
college winter camp
College Winter Camp is designed for college students who are home for break and are looking for space to retreat, rest, and spend time in community surrounded by the snow covered trees at Camp. Led by former staff members, college winter camp is the perfect way to round out your winter break and prepare yourself to head back to school or work.
old timers work week
Our “Honey – Do” list is quite long and we need your help to put a dent in it! Plumbers, painters, electricians, handy folk of all kinds are invited to this working retreat to help finish up some projects before the winter really hits. Our days will be filled with projects and nights with laughter and reflection guided by Uncle Kent. Come and share your talents as we fix, repair, and update a variety of projects which need some of your special attention!
Pastors and Families Retreat
Albany Synod Pastors and Clergy with young children are invited to join this co-sponsored family event. Camp Fowler and the Albany Synod Ministries Board partner to help subsidize and coordinate this retreat in order to provide rest and play for pastors and their families.
Create your own Retreat
If you have a group you would like to bring up to Camp Fowler for a retreat, we invite you to check out our rental facilities and calendar for more information about booking your stay. You can reach out to the Fowler Business Office to coordinate all additional details. Fowler is a great space for youth groups, church retreats, or artist groups to come rest and play!
As an additional note, Camp Fowler has worked with a number of trained Spiritual Directors who could be helpful in guiding and/or planning your retreat. We would be happy to connect you with one of them if you feel this guidance might be useful for you and your group. These Spiritual Directors would be working as independent contractors. Reach out to your business office if this is of interest to you.