CAMP FOWLER

Nature offers restorative, stress-reducing benefits, and the outdoor experiences at Camp Fowler do just that. Here, a team led by a master’s level clinician use therapeutic, challenged-based programming to promote positive development in a way that is not likely to occur in a conventional setting. Campers experience breakthroughs and healing, resulting in behavioral changes that lead to their future growth.

 

WHY CAMP FOWLER?

Our camp environment helps youth achieve five developmental outcomes:

Building confidence and self-esteem

Healing from past trauma

Building trust towards peers and caring adults

Developing positive and effective communication skills

Building leadership skills

 

WHO WE SERVE

We serve youth ages 11 and up and we specialize in:

  • Child welfare youth (in and out of care)
  • Foster care
  • Independent Living/Chafee youth
  • Respite care
  • Sibling groups
  • Family groups
  • LGBTQ+ youth
  • Juvenile probation youth
  • And more!
Research has shown that therapeutic programs in the outdoors are effective for youth with the following diagnoses: mental health, depression, behavioral health, conduct disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Body image issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, adolescent sexual offenders, and more.

DATES & RATES

  • Week-long camps (10 AM Monday through 3 PM Friday)
    • Overnight and day options available
  • Weekend camps may be scheduled throughout the year
    • Perfect opportunities for families and/or
      siblings to reconnect!
  • Overnight camp (five days): $700 per camper
    • Three meals per day and snacks
    • All camp program activities
    • Transportation arrangements at an additional cost
  • Day-camp (five days): $550 per camper
    • Two meals per day and snacks
    • All camp program activities
    • Transportation arrangements at an additional cost
  • Weekend camp (two days): $150/day per camper
    • Meals and snacks
    • All Camp program activities
    • Transportation arrangements at an additional cost

Available weeks: mid-June to late-August

FACILITIES

  • Camp Fowler offers 43 acres of wooded and open spaces
  • Retreat into nature along our hiking trails and streams
  • Five cabins that can accommodate up to 130 overnight campers
  • Trexler Hall Conference Center offers space for 120 people,
    a fully equipped industrial kitchen, and sleeping quarters for
    20 campers in two separate bunk rooms
  • Climbing tower, zip line, and extensive ropes course along
    with two low-element courses for leadership and teambuilding
  • Enjoy the heated swimming pool and patio
  • Modern bathhouse
  • Large pavilion with gas grill
  • Athletic fields
  • Playground
  • Amphitheater and fire pit

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PROGRAMS

Camp Fowler offers four types of camps/experiences to fit your group:

Test your limits at our bold and exciting Adventure Camp!

Express yourself through art, music, dance, and more at Creative Arts Camp!

Grow and expand your skills at Leadership Camp!

Experience the great outdoors and all nature has to offer at Nature and Science Camp!

Contact our Camp Coordinator to Register Today!

Camp Fowler
5851 Horseshoe Road
Orefield, PA 18069

610-349-2835
CampCoordinator@ValleyYouthHouse.org

INTERNS NEEDED

Spend your summer with VYH at Camp Fowler! We are seeking full time interns for our new summer program to facilitate experiential education and adventure based programming at our 43 acre camp. Check out the job description and apply HERE!

Donate supplies to Camp Fowler!

We are in need of camp supplies for our summer programming.  See the full list of items HERE.

EXPLORE

Nature awaits you with hiking trails, streams, and miles of outdoor fun

Conference Center, amphitheater, and pavilions accommodating large groups

Focused leadership challenges on ropes course, climbing tower, and zip line

Jump into our heated pool with family memberships, swim lessons, aqua aerobics, and dive-in movies

Build your team playing soccer, softball, and basketball

YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE!

Camp Fowler is great for school trips, picnics, reunions, church groups, and more!

Complete the form below or call 484-223-0725 for additional rental information.

Camp Fowler Inquiry

Interested in SWIM LESSONS at Camp Fowler? Click here to learn more about the lessons we offer.

Jump into our heated pool with family memberships, swim lessons, aqua aerobics, and dive-in movies

Contact pgalle@valleyyouthhouse.org or 484-223-0725 for more information.