Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser For Camp Fish Tales

Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser For Camp Fish Tales

Join us September 13, 2017!

Buffalo Wild Wings Eat Wings, Raise Funds FundraiserEat Wings, Raise Funds.

With Buffalo Wild Wings “Eat Wings, Raise Funds” program, when you dine, Buffalo Wild Wings donates. Since its inception, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants have donated more than $1 million to local organizations that assist youth and families in need, military families and disaster relief efforts.

Camp Fish Tales Open House

Camp Fish Tales Open House

We will be hosting our 2016 Spring Open House on Saturday, May 20 from 11 AM-2 PM. There will be an introduction from the Directors at 11:15 AM and tours will start at 11:30 AM.
This event is free and open to the public. Come tour Camp Fish Tales and learn about camp’s programs and activities for campers.
Camp Fish Tales would like to invite the community and all prospective campers and their families to camp for an opportunity to meet the camp staff, take a tour, play some games, and answer any questions that they may have about camp. Everyone is welcome to tour the facility, activity areas, cabins, and more!

Camp Facts

  • Camp Fish Tales is a 100% barrier-free, wheelchair accessible camp.
  • In 1993 Camp Fish Tales opened a one-week, overnight, camp at Saginaw Valley State University. In 1996, Camp Fish Tales opened its present location near Pinconning in mid-Michigan.
  • Camp offers one-week residential program sessions throughout the summer for individuals of all ages who are physically and or mentally challenged.
  • Respite programs are held off-season.
  • Seasonal/special events take place throughout the year at CFT.
  • Camp Fish Tales provides rental use of its facilities for corporate retreats and conferences, family reunions, weddings, showers and other group, family or business functions.

Be an Entomologist
Pontoon Rides
Zip Line
Basketball Hoops
Create a Sandcastle
Northern Bay Ambulance


Food will be served
Hot Dogs

Give Local Bay 2017

Give Local Bay 2017

This is an incredible opportunity to make a BIG impact for Camp Fish Tales!

Give Local Bay, run by the Bay Area Community Foundation, is an entire day dedicated to raising funds for local non-profits.

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, the Bay Area Community Foundation will host
Give Local Bay, a 24-hour Giving Event for Bay and Arenac Counties.

Camp Fish Tales has an endowment with the BACF and we are looking for donors like you to help it grow!
Once we reach a certain amount in our endowment, we can start collecting the interest to help with camp.

Donate on May 2nd and your gift makes a larger impact! Every donation made in the 24-hour period will be increased by a share of an incentive pool (final amount TBD). The more the non-profit raises the more incentive money they receive! Prizes are also awarded to non-profits throughout the day. Think of the impact you can make on the entire community if you Give Local!

Give Local Bay will raise money for our community, bring new donors and increased awareness to local charities, and help make our county a more vibrant place to live.

How can I participate?

On May 2, 2017, you can make online donations of $10 or more to Camp Fish Tales, using your phone, tablet or computer. The leaderboard will update in real time showing how many dollars Camp Fish Tales has raised throughout the day & evening. You may also drop off a check to the Bay Area Community Foundation (located in the Pere Marquette Depot in downtown Bay City), with the name of Camp Fish Tales in the memo area of your check or on an attached form. BACF staff will be available to help you during the hours of 8:00 am – 8:00 pm that day.

How can I help make Give Local Bay a success?

  • Donate to Camp Fish Tales on Tuesday, May 2, 2017
  • Use your social media networks to help us spread the word about the event! Bay Area Community Foundation and participating organizations will be promoting the event starting in early April. Find us or your favorite charity on Facebook and follow along!
  • Share your story! Post a testimonial on your Facebook page about Camp Fish Tales. Tell your family, friends and co-workers about it. Let EVERYONE know why you think Camp Fish Tales is fantastic – and let them know that their donations can have a BIG IMPACT on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
  • Do you own a business? Consider sponsoring Give Local Bay. Download our sponsorship information (PDF) – contact Lisa Bourdon-Krause at 989-893-4438 with questions or for more details.
CFT Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

CFT Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Spaghetti Dinner at CJ’s Sport Grill in Pinconning – join us to raise monies for Camp Fish Tales!

Dinner includes: Spaghetti, salad, bread.  Adults $7.00/Kids $4.00. 

Money goes toward general camp support.


Hoppy Easter Respite Weekend

Hoppy Easter Respite Weekend

April 7, 8, & 9th.

Registration Deadline: April 2nd.

Activities: Easter egg hunt, Easter egg coloring, S’mores bar, spring walk, games and arts & crafts.

Please call 989-879-5199 for details.

CFT Fish Races – A Huge Success!

Thank you to everyone who supported the Fish Races last night. Attached a video of the 42 sponsors who decorated the fish. Thank you to Kevin Kendrick for being our MC and Matt Rassette for keeping the music and sounds going. We couldn’t have done it without a lot of support. Special thanks to Shannon Forshee and Judy McAtee. Congrats to Bob Phillips (Bubba) for his Ben Wackerle “keep the fire burning” award. And many more including our executive director Beth Dow and the staff and volunteers at CFT. It is going to be an awesome summer at camp!!!

CFT Fish Races 2017 Video

Final Race of the Night

Final race of the night at Camp Fish Tales.  What an awesome evening for a worthy cause.

It is going to be an awesome summer at camp!!!

A special thank you to our Gold Sponsors. The 2017 Fish Races were a huge success.

Summer Camp Kick Off at Midland Center For The Arts

Summer Camp Kick Off at Midland Center For The Arts

The 9th Annual Summer Camp Kick Off!

Saturday, March 11, 2017 • 12:00 pm

Learn about Camp Fish Tales and classes from around the region from noon – 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Summer Camp Kick Off was created to help parents and caregivers streamline their summer camp planning for campers.

This is a free event and is open to the public!


Camp Fish Tales Fish Races

Camp Fish Tales Fish Races

Join us for the Camp Fish Tales’ Fish Races

March 10, 2017 ⋅ 5:30 – 11:00 pm

Doors open: 5:30 pm ⋅ Dinner served: 6:00 pm ⋅ Post time: 7:00 pm

Join us for dinner and this crowd pleasing, one of a kind event which includes pari-mutuel betting on wooden fish. Six fish will race in each heat on a custom track. Admission is $20 per person and includes dinner and an evening of gambling fun. Event is BYOB.

What is a Fish Race?
This unique and crowd pleasing event includes dinner, pari-mutuel betting on wooden fish, prizes and more!

How does that work?
Six fish race on a custom track in seven separate heats. Fish advance one space each time their number is rolled on one of our oversized dice. The first fish to advance 10 spaces wins and so do you – if you have your fish bucks on it! Bets will be placed before each race utilizing Fish Bucks, which will be for sale for $1 each.

Prizes awarded for:
Heat winners
Best dressed fish
Largest fish
Best fish attire by an attendee

How much?
Tickets are just $20 per person! Purchase yours below or by calling 989-879=5199. Seating is limited so don’t miss out!

Tickets costs include a delicious themed dinner, seven heats of fish racing, and door prizes. This event is BYOB and attendees must be 18 years or older.All proceeds will benefit Camp Fish Tales programming, scholarships and camp maintenance.

Must be 18 to attend and place bets. Tickets are available beginning January 27th or by calling 989-879-5199. ALL proceeds to benefit Camp Fish Tales programming, scholarships and camp maintenance.

Camp Fish Tales is located at:
2177 E Erickson Rd, Pinconning, Michigan 48650

Camp Fish Tales Fish Races
Fish Races Ticket20.00 USDEntrance ticket to Camp Fish Tales' Fish Races
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment has been made by credit card or by Paypal.