Samantha Miller, Connor Brady, and Josey Beird:
We are three Michiganders who's lives were altered by unlikely encounters with Camp Fowler. During our time there, we found friendships we didn't know we needed, theology we didn't know existed, and a love for the wilderness that we can barely begin to explain.
Our friendship started through the Camp Fowler Wilderness Program, beginning as a mentor/mentee relationship and evolving into a friendship that is fed by fresh air and adirondack adventures. We're excited to head into the high peaks this fall on a personal trip to raise money for the place that has impacted our lives so formatively. Join us in supporting our goal of raising $3,000 to fund the new shower houses that Camp Fowler desperately needs. Learn a little more about the project below:
This new Shower House Project reveals a lot about what Camp Fowler stands for:
-We stand for Environmental Justice: these new buildings will be environmentally sensitive, utilizing sustainable systems and tools like solar panels, natural lighting, and timers to help us minimize our water and electricity consumption.
-We stand for Hospitality and Inclusion: the building design was developed to be inclusive and affirming of the needs of everyone in our community, both now and in the future.
-We stand for Experiential Learning: The buildings themselves will be a teaching tool to help campers engage with water consumption. Campers will be able to visualize the amount of water they are using every time they shower, transforming a mindless habit into a daily reminder of the sacredness of our Earth.
-We stand for Simplicity: The Shower Houses will be an aesthetic asset to the space around them, blending in nicely with the trees that will always take the front seat. The materials will be sustainably sourced and local businesses and volunteer labor will be used wherever possible.
This is not just a renovation project. It's a commitment to hospitality and justice, for our community and our world.
Will you Join us?