Special-educator founded top summer camp for children with disabilities

06/2/2008 | Detroit News, The

Special education teacher Jack Fowler, who was born with cerebral palsy, took nine of his students on an experimental eight-week summer camping trip in 1957 and in the 51 years since, his program has grown to serve more than 3,000 children with special needs each year. "This place does the very best job of capturing the magic of what a camp experience can mean to kids with disabilities, and it's all because Jack had the vision and the dream," says Fowler Center for Outdoor Learning Executive Director Thomas Hussmann. "This camp was not his vocation. It was and is his passion."

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