Welcome to our list of the most frequently asked questions about camp! Please look at these questions below so that we may better assist you.
How do I send my camper mail?
To send mail to your camper, use the following address:
Camper's name (Week #)
Fowler Camp & Retreat Center
PO Box 131
Speculator, NY 12164
Where is my confirmation packet?
Confirmation packets are issued at the time of registration. All registrations are processed online through our online registration service. Once you register for camp off of the web site and pay the non-refundable payment, an email confirmation packet is issued to directly to your email.
If you send your registration directly to the office and list an email address on the form, you will receive confirmation to that email address.
If you send your registration to the office without an email address, you will receive a paper copy of the registration packet through the mail shortly after registering.
Sometimes confirmation packets can end up in "Junk Mail" folders. Please add email@example.com to your list of safe senders to ensure delivery.
What is in the confirmation packet?
Confirmation packets are sent at the
time of registration, directly to your email address or by snail mail if you
don't have an email address.
All confirmation packets include:
When is my balance due?
Balance of payment is due prior to camp attendance. Payment options are as follows:
Who is Thriva as seen on my bank statement?
Thriva is the online company we have hired to process all our data including payments made online. We researched this company thoroughly before contracting this service with them. Our line and your information is secure and protected. All your payments made to us through the online services will show up under the name of THRIVA in your bank account. E-check payments show up on your bank account as a transfers of funds. Credit card payments may also show up on your card statement as a THRIVA purchase. Checks sent to the office are processed through our bank and are deposited therein and not through THRIVA.
Why is my registration listed as "incomplete" in my confirmation packet?
All registrations are listed as
incomplete until an immunization list* and the Over-The-Counter** (OTC) drug
release form are returned and linked to each camper's account. The linking
process includes confirmation and Staff review of all medical data, as well as
electronic linkage to your child's account. This process can take 2 weeks to a
month to complete. Forms received prior to June 15 are confirmed via email.
Forms received after June 15 are considered late and not confirmed.
*Immunization records are required for camp attendance by NYS and must be received in the Fowler business office prior to June 15.
**The OTC form is also due prior to June 15 and allows the camp nurse to release the listed OTC drugs to be given to your child if deemed appropriate. This form must be signed by both the doctor and the parent/guardian for approval. You may refuse dispensation of OTC drugs to your child by signing in the space provided on the form. Refusal doesn't require a doctor's signature.
Do I need a prescription from the doctor for prescription drugs?
NYS requires Camp Fowler to handle prescription drugs in the following way:
Where do I fax medical forms?
Fax all medical forms to the Fowler
business office at 518-374-4996 prior to June 15. All forms received prior to
June 15 will be confirmed with email notifications. All registrations and
accounts with both immunization list and OTC forms received by June 15 are
After June 15 medical forms are considered late and are handled in the following manner: