My name is Jodi Scholma. I’m very excited to be working as the Camp Director of Camp Fish Tales for the summer. I love working with people who have disabilities and therefore I chose to get my bachelors degree in Special Education. I have taught in the classroom for 5 years as well as I’ve worked in group homes, and at day camps. I also love different cultures and to travel. I have lived in Spain, Liberia and Israel; a total of three continents. Out of all of the jobs I’ve had, my all time favorite job, was working at a camp. I’ve worked at a camp in Indiana and in New Mexico. At these camps I’ve worked as counselor, mountain biking instructor, dining hall assistant and lifeguard. No matter what title or position you have; you can guarantee it will be great fun if you’re working at a camp.
We are very excited to introduce our Program Lead for 2018, Mitchell Prater! Mitchell is a recent graduate of Siena Heights University where he graduated with his Bachelors of Social Work. During his time at Siena, Mitchell was involved in many organized groups and held various leadership positions including Pi Lambda Phi, Campus Ministry, and Orientation Team. Mitchell has always had a passion for working with individuals with disabilities and fell in love with the camp experience last summer at Indian Trails Camp in Grand Rapids. He is excited to make even more wonderful camp memories at Camp Fish Tales this summer. When he isn’t at camp, Mitchell enjoys watching Netflix, playing video games, and spending quality times with his family and friends.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 20, 2018
Contact Person: Shannon Forshee
Info: (989) 879-5199
(Pinconning) Camp Fish Tales will be hosting its Spring Open House on May 20, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at its Pinconning location. Refreshments will be available, including a hot dog bar, snacks, and drinks. Guests will enjoy a number of outdoor activities, including golf cart tours of the property, pontoon rides, a rock wall, and crafts. Anyone interested in learning more about camp is encouraged to attend!
In addition to the regularly scheduled activities, the Camp Fish Tales board will be conducting a number of ribbon cuttings on renovated, newly built, and planned additions to the facilities. Numerous community donors have generously contributed to the improvements at camp and will be honored at the ceremonies; including, Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, Strosacker Foundation, Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation, Dow Corning Foundation, Saginaw Society for Crippled Children, Leadership Bay County, Lions Clubs of Midland and Bay City, Jean and Donald Massnick, the LaTulip Family, the late Mary Ellery, Don Wackerle, the Thelen family, and the Community Wishes Gala of Midland.
Camp Fish Tales is a barrier-free, accessible camp located on 67 acres located on the corner of Erickson and Old State Road between Pinconning and Linwood. Camp Fish Tales serves individuals of all ages with varying types of disability in order to ensure an enjoyable and enriching experience for all campers.
For more information regarding Camp Fish Tales, or to register a camper, please visit www.campfishtales.org or call (989) 879-5199.
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Camp Fish Tales would like to thank our 2018 Fish sponsors for our Fish Races that were held in March.
Your commitment to camp and your generosity is certainly appreciated!
Below is a list of all 2018 Fish Race sponsors.
*= indicates businesses and individuals who are also 2018 camp sponsors
Arc of Midland
The Forshee Family
*Ieuter Insurance Agency
*Pioneer Golden Estates
*Eden Fields Assisted Living and Memory Care
Associated Builders and Contractors
Midland Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
The McClelland Family
The Riddle Family
George Phillips Law Firm
*United Bay Community Credit Union
*Three Rivers Corporation
Karl and Julie Ieuter
Bubba’s Tri-City Cycle
CJ’s Sports Grill
Arbury Insurance Agency
Thelen Auto Group
*Associated Family Dental Center
Rick & Judy Cundiff
The Gaskell family
Classic Lawn Care
Bay Side Home Care
Looking to lend a hand?
Clean Up Day has been moved to Sunday, April 29 from 12 to 4.
DUE TO THE ANTICIPATED BAD WEATHER, CLEAN UP DAY HAS BEEN CANCELED SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH
Help us spiff up camp before summer camp begins.
Your help is greatly appreciated and we thank you in advance!