Camp Fowler

since 1954

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Contemplative Retreats at Camp Fowler


"When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me, says the Lord."

Jeremiah 29:13-14

Fowler offers a number of contemplative retreats throughout the Fall, Winter, and Spring. These are designed for you, whether you are new to spiritual practices or have a life time of contemplative discipline behind you. 

Each retreat has a minimum of two leaders, at least one of whom is a Spiritual Director. Together the leaders will gently guide you and your small community into and through a variety of contemplative prayer practices. 

Sometimes you will experience silence; sometimes community; you may walk a sacred path or stand still before the Mystery

You will have an opportunity for one on one guidance with a spiritual director if you choose. 

Rest will be honored….. Renewal encouraged….. Fellowship will be Fostered

All guests will be lodged in Fowler's Chi Rho house and given individual rooms (unless a couple chooses to room together). 

Meals are included as is use of the 245 acres of Fowler's forest and hiking trails alongside Sacandaga Lake. 


Upcoming Contemplative Retreats

Encouraging the Nurture of a Listening Heart

September 26 - September 29, 2017

Cost: $225 per person: meals Tuesday dinner - Friday Lunch

Guided by:

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