Camp Fowler

5851 Horseshoe Road
Orefield, PA  18069



Camp Fowler is a therapeutic adventure camp, nestled in a bucolic setting just a dozen miles from the center of Allentown.  At the camp, children from the Lehigh Valley and all of eastern Pennsylvania are able to experience the benefits of the camping experience that would not otherwise be available to them.  Camp Fowler is a place to heal, a place to learn, a place to grow.


The vision of Camp Fowler is based on the belief that at-risk youth, as well as all youth in our community will benefit from therapeutic, challenge-based recreation and adventure in a camp setting. Through the use of challenge-based activities, therapeutic breakthroughs not possible in conventional setting are becoming the foundation for personal achievement.

The potentials of these strategies in a therapeutic environment are immeasurable. They include:


  • Increased self confidence and self esteem
  • More effective problem solving and communication skills
  • Mutual trust, respect, and support for group members
  • Enhance ability to work cooperatively to achieve goals
  • Greater appreciation of nature and the environment
  • Greater appreciation of the benefits of exercise and healthy living
  • New skills and insights that can be transferred into home and classroom settings.

During 2011 more than 7,000 youth received the benefit of Camp Fowler. In coming years many thousands of other children from our community will join them.


A State of the Art Camp

Nestled on the banks of the Jordan Creek, the 43-acre Camp Fowler includes seven cabins that can accommodate more than 150 young people overnight, with complete handicapped accessible bath and shower facilities for boys and girls. Adventure elements include seven high elements, including a zip line and climbing wall fifteen low adventure elements. We have the ability to customize challenge and leadership experiences for any size group and population with varying abilities and skill levels.

The camp also features:

•Miles of hiking trails,
•Three Basketball courts
•Softball and soccer fields•Playground
•Fire ring 
•Large Pavilion with gas grills
•18-hole Disc golf course
•Trexler Hall, with dining, training and conference facilities for 150
•Wireless internet service and audio-visual equipment
•Commercial grade kitchen
•Handicapped accessible heated swimming pool 

This beautiful facility is ideal for non-profit, business, group, and family use. Valley Youth House is committed to providing a user experience that will fully meet the needs of groups both large and small.

Using the Camp

Camp Fowler is used by youth served by Valley Youth House year round. Although heaviest use occurs during the summer months, the camp gets active use after school and on weekends throughout the spring, fall, and even winter. The camp is also used by other groups that serve young people. Among those who have used the camp:


•Pennsylvania State Police Camp Cadet
•Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Summer Camp
•Hispanic American League of Artists
•The Boy Scouts
•Community Bike Works
•Pennsylvania Youth Advisory Board
•Moravian Theological Seminary
•Parkland School District
•American Lung Association
•Diakon Ministries

The camp is an ideal spot for camps, conferences, trainings, and retreats.
Interested in using Camp Fowler? Would you like us to develop a program for your group?  
Matt Galle
, Camp Manager
Cell:  484-223-0725
Camp:  484-223-1724 for details.

Our Benefactors
Camp Fowler was made possible by the generosity of Linny and Beall Fowler and hundreds of other donors from all segments of the community. We are deeply indebted to those who made it possible to purchase and rehabilitate the camp and to provide an endowment to sustain the camp to benefit future generations of our community’s youth. Thanks to you all.

Interested in Supporting Camp Fowler?
Contact the Development Office to find out how you can send a kid to Camp!