Each summer, staff gather at Fowler for 10 weeks committing their summer to honoring God by caring for God's children. These adults come from various parts of the country (and outside the country too!), form a community of faith where they can live into the vision of being in community, living simply, and caring for God's world.
This is not a job for everyone, but it is a job that challenges all who come to make a difference in the lives of the 850 children who come each summer.
Summer staff are not cabin counselors. They partner with volunteer adults from our churches who come for a week to work with the campers. Staff coordinate the program and support of camp and end up spending almost all of their waking hours surrounded by campers.
Staff who work at Fowler must come with HOPE: hope that God is still at work in this beautiful world. Becoming a place where children begin to see God's role in their own lives opens us all up to what God is calling us to be.
A summer at Fowler may have an impact that changes the rest of your life. During this time staff receive training in Christian camping skills and in the areas of children and youth ministry. Staff also work hard at becoming a faith community that witnesses to Christ through both word and action.
Staff can complete the entire application process online or they can download, complete, and send the paper application forms to the Camp Fowler Business Office.
OPEN: November 1
CLOSE: February 15
Consider the following:
- Minimum of 2 references must be on file in order to be considered an active candidate
- Staff are employed from June 9 - August 22
- Staff are required to complete CPR-AED and Wilderness First Aid trainings if not already certified
Before we start with our formal staff training, we always make sure that everyone is up to date on their first aid certifications. This is the best way to insure that our campers will be safe this summer.
Check out the information below and then check out your first aid cards. If you are applying or have already been accepted to summer staff, you will need to confirm that any certifications you already have are correct and up-to-date. The following First Aid Trainings are offered to staff in the days leading up to staff training should they need them. If entering the summer with certifications, all staff MUST have proof of certification!
All staff need to be current in:
CPR- for the Professional Rescuer
Epi - Pen
Wilderness First Aid (or RTE - Responding to Emergencies)
Lifeguarding - Including Waterfront