Camp Fowler

since 1954

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Why Donate to Fowler?


Camp Fowler provides opportunities each summer for children to come and catch a vision of what life can be like. Each year over 1,000 children will

  • swim and canoe in an Adirondack lake
  • engage in activities from arts to nature to recreation
  • eat healthy meals and sing hearty songs
  • be part of a day camp bringing the message of God's love to their own neighborhoods.
  • make new and often life-long friends
  • hear in word and deed that they are loved by God and others
  • and be surrounded by adults who care for and nurture them.

Fowler ministers to and partners with a wide variety of organizations from the Lower Eastside Manhattan Girl's Club who start their summer program for their girls every summer at Fowler, the Capital Region Hospice's Camp Erin to a yearly gathering of Muslims who come on a 10 day "Tazkiyah" Retreat to a growing number of intentional spiritual retreats lead by trained Spiritual Directors. We also share our space with numerous other non-profit groups.

Camp is subsidized by gifts that allow Fowler to charge approximately $100 less per camper than actual costs. Still, Fowler gives out between $10-15,000 in scholarship aid each summer to families of campers who need some financial help. This means that any child who wants to come to camp can come. Your generosity will allow this to continue.

How to Donate

Perhaps your church or organization would consider supporting the mission of Camp Fowler. Checks may be made out to "Camp Fowler" and may be sent to: 1790 Grand Blvd, Schenectady, NY 12309. 

If you are an individual wishing to make a tax deductible contribution, know that we will make every effort to be good stewards of your gift. We strive to keep our overhead low while providing the best possible experience in both camping and retreating. And know that Fowler welcomes children regardless of creed, color, or nationality. On behalf of all the children who will come to camp, we thank you in advance.


We Welcome Your Donation!

Fundraising Events

Camp Fowler holds four major fundraisers each year:


Click here for more information and if you want to be part of these celebratory events!

For more information or to make reservations, contact Jennifer Kenneally in Fowler's development office at: 


Where Does Your Money Go?

Camp Fowler has only 3 full time staff who are responsible for providing camp and retreat experiences for:

  • 800 summer campers
  • 150 Adult volunteers
  • 32 summer staff
  • 25 Students Working in Ministry (SWiMs)


Fowler has:

  • 40 buildings
  • 1,000' of lakefront
  • 245 acres
  • 48 canoes/kayaks/sailboats
  • 5 vehicles
  • and a plethora of backpacks, tents, and camping gear


Our expense budget includes approximately:

  • $170,000 for summer camp & staff
  • $80,000 for food
  • $40,000 for utilities
  • $80,000 for maintenance and vehicles
  • $15,000 for office and support
  • $260,000 for year round staff




Our income is approximately:

  • $300,000 summer camp
  • $40,000 Fowler run retreats
  • $110,000 retreat center rentals
  • $200,000 voluntary contributions