Camp Fowler

since 1954

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Welcome to the Wilderness!

About Wilderness Trips

Come to the Wilderness

Each summer, trained staff take campers out into the back country of the Adirondacks to experience some of God's most beautiful creations and to learn how to thrive in an outdoor environment. From our "Adirondack Wild" week for our youngest campers to our week long trips into the High Peaks there is a wilderness challenge waiting inside of every young person.

So pack light, lace up your boots, grab your life jacket and take a look at what's in store for this year. Fowler provides most of the equipment you need for your time in the wilderness. Most campers only need a sleeping bag, boots (if hiking), and personal articles.

The camper's GEAR LIST is included in the confirmation email.

Choose your wilderness adventure!

#22 LEAD Expedition (grades 9 - 12) • $425 (NEW)

June 24 - 29, 2018

8 campers

This is a great "I've always wanted to try that" trip and will take you into the back-country to learn some of the necessary skills to put together your own backpacking or canoeing expedition.

The group plans to spend 2 nights in the back-country and 2 nights paddling some of our beautiful lakes and rivers.

Campers will gain skills in packing, food preparation, group dynamics, and no trace camping. For those in 10th-12th grade who complete the S.W.i.M. paperwork, they can choose to participate as a SWiM either in camp or for one of our Wilderness Trips with younger campers.



#32 & # 82 Paths & Paddles • (grades 7 - 9) • $425  •  July 1 - 6, 2018  & August 5  - 10, 2018

8 campers

This is one of most popular trips and a great way to discover the joy of both of these activities. This year, you will be dropped off and find your way back to Fowler.

You will spend the first half of the week backpacking through the rugged Northville-Lake Placid Trail and then find yourselves at Fall Stream where your boots will be traded for paddles as you explore up to Vly Lake and the adventures that await you there! Bushwhacking over to Fawn Lake, you will find one of the prettiest and wildest lakes in the Adirondacks.


#42 Mountain Men (all males) (grades 7 - 9)  • $425 

July 8 - 13, 2018

8 campers

This year's route will take you along the Northern end of the Northville - Lake Placid Trail. You will backpack beside lakes and rivers and waterfalls: each day another adventure. Be challenged as you learn how to start fires without matches, hang bear bags to protect your food, and maybe even catch fish for dinner one night.

This will be an excellent opportunity to bond, mature and grow. Individuals will enter the wild Adirondack woods, and come out as a thriving community.




#52  High Peaks Adventure (grades 9 - 12) • $425 • July 15 - 20, 2018

6 campers

This is one of  our most challenging trips. Journey with your comrades into the High Peaks of the Adirondacks. Our new route for 2018 will take you up and over more of the fabled "High Peaks." You will learn how to work together and take the gifts that the mountains are offering you each day. 

This trip will reward you with memories that will help shape the rest of your life



#62 Fish and Float • (grades 7 - 9) • $425 •  July 22 - 27, 2018

8 Campers

What could be better than paddling your own canoe and fishing some of the best waters in the Adirondacks? Catch dinner for your group and enjoy the chance to be in the Wilderness for 5 straight days.


Your route will follow Long Lake into the Raquette River, with possible stops at Cold River and Stony Creek Ponds, before taking out at Trombley’s Landing.



#72  Adirondack Wild! (grades 5 - 6) • $425 •  July 29 – August 3, 2018

8 Campers

This is the perfect start to a lifetime of camping and enjoying the wilderness. Based out of Fowler and its two log lean-tos, you and a small group will become close as you spend your days hiking and canoeing in the area.

Your days will fly by while you canoe and hike; explore and swim; play and learn in the Adirondacks. Learn not only the basic skills of wilderness living, but experience why it's so much fun!


 #92 Sailing  (grades 7-12) • $425 •  August 12-17, 2018

10 campers

Master the art of sailing in our Sunfish and Holder sailboats. You and nine others will enjoy allowing the wind to carry you wherever you wish on the beautiful Sacandaga Lake & Lake Pleasant. You will stay in Fowler's Wilderness Lean-to area, though your group may decide to sail off to spend a night on a distant shore! Also included in 2017 will be Paddleboarding on those mornings when the ‘wind is not at our back.’