Camp Fish Tales will be offering a number of respite weekends during the Fall and Winter of 2017. Join us at camp for fun-filled Halloween and Thanksgiving-themed weekends or join us for single day drop-in sessions in December. Click on the links below for more information and a printable application:
Camp Fish Tales hosted its First Annual Fish Races on Saturday, March 10th. Wooden fish, made and donated by the carpentry students from the Greater Michigan Construction Academy, were sponsored by local businesses and individuals. We had some very creative fish this year!
This year’s event was attended by over 100 individuals. Kevin Kendrick was our emcee and track announcer for the evening. The races raised over $9,000 to support the programs and scholarships that we provide to individuals with disabilities.
Honors for this year’s event include; Best Dressed Fish Winner, Vicky Jezweski & Natalie Herber “Chasing the Captain” and Fastest Fish Winner, Forshee Friends & Family “Hook-it”.
A huge thank you to everyone that attended! What an energetic crowd we had! Thank you for all your continued support and a big thanks to everyone that sponsored a fish, made a donation and attended. You truly made our event exciting and fun! We couldn’t do it without you! EVENT SPONSORS: GOLD: Fisher Companies, Garber Chevrolet of Linwood, Ieuter Insurance Group, Kevin & Jennifer Kendrick, ReMax of Midland, Sowle Properties, Dr. Buchanan, DDS, Dr. Derek Sanders, DDS, Dr. Darl Pochert, DDS SILVER: Special Tree Rehabilitation, United Bay Community Credit Union, Yeo and Yeo, Disability Network of Mid-Michigan FOOD SPONSORS: Lalonde’s Market, Valley Food, Weiss Fruit Market
The Midland Daily News Published 8:00 am, Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Sam Forshee presents a check to Camp Fish Tales Executive Director Beth Dow at an open house on May 20. Sam Forshee, a student from Susan Shaffer’s 4th grade classroom at Siebert Elementary, recently organized a fundraiser benefiting Camp Fish Tales. Camp Fish Tales is a nonprofit, located in Bay County, that provides an outdoor camping experience for children and adults with special needs. Forshee organized a group of classmates, held meetings at recess and made a formal presentation to his class. He then sent information about the fundraiser home with his classmates asking for help raising money and awareness. Forshee and his classmates collected donations for one month before totaling the proceeds.
At Camp Fish Tales “Fish Races”, the Camp presented the Ben Wackerle “Keep the Fire Burning Award” to Bubba Philipp, a long time supporter, fundraiser, and former board member of Camp Fish Tales.
Ben was one of the “Super Friends” that was the reason behind the start of Camp Fish Tales. Unfortunately, the orld lost Ben in Sep-tember 2016 at age 44. One of the Traditions at camp is to take the ashes from the camp fire of the last camp and restart the first with that ashes at the first camp of the next season. Hence, “Keep the Fire Burning”.
Bubba organizes charity poker rides for camp scholarships and brings motorcycle riders every Thursday night to camp to sit on their bikes–a true highlight of many of the campers among many activities that have earned him the first annual re-cipient of the Ben Wackerle “Keep the Fire Burning” award.